Friday, January 20, 2012

Thinking outside the box...

Ever since the new year, I have been taking it easy!

I have been blogging  for so many years...several years on Blogger and several years  before that on a defunct blogging site.  Honestly, I have never taken such a long break. Instead of writing in my own blog, I have been busy visiting other blogs and  frittering away my time!

As usual, my friend and I have been exchanging art.  Here is an elephant assemblage I gave her for Christmas...made from a jar and a purchased papier mâché elephant. That mushroom under glass was a gift from a friend

In the past few weeks we decided to explore altering thrift store doll and making them into art dolls. I made these two below...from dolls that were not in good condition. They were both under $2 with ratty hair.

Sometimes it is a challenge to think outside the box and envision things in different ways.  I am glad I can do this... and love to explore different concepts.

In the fall I started going to the gym 5 times a week and that takes up time, too.  I really like it and wish I has started sooner. 

Have you done anything new this year?  Have you started any projects?  Have you made...or broken...resolutions?  Are you hibernating?  If you are, don't forget to get outdoors a little while every day.

We are expecting snow tomorrow.  We had a storm that delivered two feet in October and nothing since but  an inch or two here and there.  It hasn't felt like winter but it does now!

 Have a good weekend, and as always,

enjoy the day!


Shelley said...

It feels like spring here...I have to stop and think sometime just what season we are in now. I kinda miss winter though :) The dolls you created are very different and unique. I have so many projects in mind to do but,right now I am mainly crocheting and reading. I spent some time out on my porch today enjoying the sunshine and spring like weather..the mosquitoes were even biting at dusk...and bugs circling the guard might even think it a summers evening. Blessings dear friend..

April said...

THAT ELLE IS ADORABLE!!! You can take anything..... ANYTHING and turn it into MAGIC!!!! Love the Steampunk gals!!! And love you new Blog Header!!!