Ok, I'll admit it, I've been slacking off in the blog posting department. Life seems like it's been especially busy for me this summer. Yes, I'm working, but less hours than I was before I lost my job this time last year. I guess you could say I've been a little preoccupied... with school, with marriage... with art.
I've already revealed my discovery of ATC's and Swap-bot. I'm thoroughly addicted. I've posted a few more pics on flickr. I say I'm addicted, but I haven't made all that many. My problem is, I think, that I'm not sure where to start a lot of times. I see things that I like, and that I'd like to emulate, but I have so many thoughts and ideas bouncing around in my head that I have trouble starting. Unless I'm prompted, that is. Most of the ones I have completed have been the result of swap prompts.So... if anyone wants to offer up any ideas to get me going, my poor concentration would thank you.
On to other things. First, I have no offering for the month of July to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Sketchbooks. I haven't even started, really. I know what I'm going to do, but I think I'm afraid to start. I just know that if it doesn't come out as I hope, I'll be heart-broken..Hopefully, it'll turn out fantastically. That being said, Lisa's sketchbook is on its way to Stephanie with a page missing. July will play catch-up.
Now, maybe a month or so ago, I received in the mail the Traveling Book, which has it's own Sisterhood. It came to me from Teresa of Poppy Place Pdx. I had started reading the book, "Making Room for Making Art," but then I got sucked in to my own art that I had trouble making room for reading this great book. I'm back on track now, and before school starts next month, it's be on it's way.
Finally, the Bead Soup Blog Party. I had debated briefly about participating this time, but then I thought, "Who am I kidding?" Of course I'm going to participate! If you make any jewelry at all and are interested, check out Lori Anderson's blog Pretty Things for more info. Sign-ups are August 1-3. It's really fun. I highly encourage any fellow beaders out there to consider it.