Yesterday, I tried again to make a nice thank you card for Jim’s parents for letting us vacation at their house in Arizona, and this time I think I succeeded!
To make this, I used pinking shears to cut out the card from watercolor paper. Then I did a rough sort of un-blended wash of blue watercolor paint on one side. Then I used the stamps I bought at a garage sale on Sunday to stamp out the words “Thank You.”
Not including my previous failed attempt on Sunday, it took about 20 minutes. Not bad!
Yesterday, I attempted to make a thank you card for Jim’s parents (for letting us vacation at their lovely Arizona home a few months back), and the card was a miserable failure. Therefore, I am posting a few pictures I took while we were out in the garden weeding and otherwise getting ready for planting.
On Friday, I went to the Nurses’ Rally in Daley Plaza and took photos. It was pretty amazing to feel the passion and energy within the crowd. People were really fired up about everything from improving healthcare and education to destroying NATO and corporate rule. And some people were dressed really funny, which was great.
On Thursday, I snagged a few pictures of my roommate’s bike as she was wheeling it through the kitchen. She just got her bike pretty recently, actually, and we’re really excited. Now we can take bike rides through the city!
I had a head of cabbage lingering in my fridge that I needed to use up, so tonight I made a delicious cabbage salad with cilantro using a recipe from The Lively Kitchen. Somewhat related, might I just say that cabbage is an amazing vegetable. It’s super cheap, keeps quite a while in the fridge, and tastes delicious as a salad. Yay cabbage!
Last night I made a little drawing of a sailboat, which is sort of an ode to my love of the water, I suppose. Also, I love sailing, although I’m no expert. A few years ago, I took some courses and learned how to sail a Rhodes 19, although I never took the final course or took my test to get certified. Perhaps I’ll have to do that someday in the future.
Tonight, I got tried out Splashup, a free online photo editing tool, to make this image of an abstract city. I must say that despite the program allowing you to use layers, it’s not that spectacular. Maybe it’s time to suck it up and get Photoshop at home.