In truth, I didn't work on a LOT of projects. The first few weeks, I was a bit shell-shocked- kind of dazed and confused about the whole thing- worried about being unemployed and frightened I or someone in my family would get this illness. Once I settled in to being home, I did start working on a few things and managed to finish a few UFOs.
|A Community Service quilt from guild- I did the quilting and binding.|
|A scrap therapy project to be a donation at a now cancelled event|
|Two orphan projects combined.|
|Ooops- sideways- blocks from a 2008 signature swap finally assembled|
|My oldest UFO- from 1998!- finally finished.|
Johanna Basford began doing a daily live video tutorial- like she had done last year for Inky Art School- four days a week at around the same time. My sad satellite internet doesn't allow me to enjoy live videos (or video chats with friends, or zoom meetings, or....), so I would wait until she was finished then watch the saved video (those will play because they can buffer to load on my devices). This gave my days a bit of structure. No matter what I was doing, I would stop and do my daily drawing or coloring. And the time spent doing it gave me some time to quiet the thoughts and worries.
|One day she showed the bug tutorial. I added a little scene for the bugs.|
|I colored one of my own pictures after she shared some coloring techniques.|
|This was a drawing she made for Father's Day- first the drawing, then a
(I don't have watercolors, so I used my pencils)
The one thing I know is that my blog is no longer something I feel the need to do. I started it when I had time to fill (at work- two jobs ago). I enjoyed doing it, and it gave me place to record my projects. I've referred back to it at times when I couldn't remember when or how I did something. I may stop in from time to time- maybe I'll keep doing the year in review. If you've been a "fan", I want to thank you for sticking with me and reading my mental meanderings.
Be safe, and remember to be grateful for the little things.
I am grateful for:
I saw a baby robin in the grass before I stepped on him, and put him back where his momma could find him.
The daylilies are blooming.
The classic movie channel- so far, the Ray Harryhausen day was my favorite!
Virtual hugs in so many forms.
I was doing sourdough before it was cool.