The last couple of weeks I've finally gotten around to painting some walls. I'll see if I can come up with some before and after shots. I realize I should have removed light switch and outlet plates. I did do that in other places. I'm so impatient! I decided to just move furniture a little bit and finish one wall at a time.
Before (with some painting around windows, etc.):
I was pretty impressed with this group of mushrooms by my driveway. They've pretty much rotted away now, but they were huge when I took this shot. Are these puffballs? I should look it up
Do you guys feed suet in the winter? We have woodpeckers all winter, but I was wondering if it freezes too hard for them. We've had some goldfinches in the last few days. They've been away for a while. I wonder if they're headed south and they're using my place as a refueling station.
|There are no birds in this picture. You can stop looking, ha ha!|
I've done a few ATC swaps lately. So, just for my records I'll put them here. I've mostly been doing collage.
These seven cards were for a swap called "Clearance!" It's a swap where you can use any "left over" cards you made and didn't use for other swaps. They should be decent quality, but no required themes. I don't really make "extra" cards, so I started from scratch and made some new ones. Don't fret if you can't figure out what the cards are about. We do some weird things in the name of art!
|The patterns for the card on the left were called Borbz (bulging orbs?) and Bateek. (They like weird spellings.) The card on the right used Auraknot, Ahh and Antidots.|
Micah and family got together with in-laws and cousins for Labor Day. Their usual tradition is to visit the headwaters of the Mississippi, but they decided to change things up with a family picnic. These ten cousins were all born within a span of 8 years. Talk about chaos! :)
|Here they're in order according to age. Audrey (8 in July), Cali, Hazel (7 a few days ago), Damien, Adele (4), Maximus, Sully (3 in a couple of days), Jaxon, Griffin and Thatcher (8 months).|
|Hazel is sporting a smaller cast these days; in her school color.|
Shalom to all!