June 10, 2011

de Limpieza and a little Mail Art (490th Post)

I finally had to do some de limpieza (cleaning) in the studio.  I have no idea how I can do so much damage in so little a time .. however I'm very good at it.  I just go into the zone .. and nothing around me exists anymore, including the MESS.  Today, the project was over.  I can't begin a new project until I clean the area and begin with a clean slate, so to speak.

After that was complete, I went shopping for a little food, and fetched the mail.  My BIG order from Joann's came.  Perhaps I should be under supervision.  Never let out to an on line toy venue without a chaperone.  Like a kid in a candy store, as I unpacked the box, I wondered ... "why did you get that?".  Anway, I think I'm stocked up now.  No more hunting and gathering until my knees are fixed and I am mobile again.  Good thing I love to create .. it will keep me busy.

I have received the letter from the Liberate Your Art Project.  It's time to send our postcards in.  I know some of you are involved.  I would love to see what you are "liberating".  I will post mine, perhaps manana.  Also, must get the envelope ready and the cards off in the mail.

After I arrived home, I did do a little mail art.  Just a couple of envelopes.

Can't say enough times how much I am enjoying my new set of Lyra Water Colour Crayons.  I am noticing I have not used one crayon from the last row in the tin ... the 'dark' colours.   Interesting.

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

- Kalidasa


  1. Sounds like you have been having fun, my friend! Love your envelopes! I have some more to do today. I am waiting for m y printed postcard to arrive from MOO in London, should be here any day now, and then i will send them off. But cleaning???? Ok, sometimes it must be done. As jo says, you need at least enough room for an inchie! Have a great day, hugs, valerie

  2. I know .. it was a little extreme. I like the inchie approach .. I'll keep it in mind for the next time I feel the urge. hugs.

  3. So happy your package of fun arrived from Joanns. I know you will have a lot of fun!Just love your envelops...I must try that sometimes. Cant wait to see what you create with your goodies.take care, gerri

  4. Oh...those lovely envelopes inspire me...I am going to turn off the computer and find my paint! xxjane

  5. Donna, you are waaay ahead of me. I haven't even thought about the postcards yet! Take that back, I've thought about it but have no idea what I'm going to do. Oh, and I started a new class at the community college today and my new online class (21 Secrets) yesterday and I'm having overnight company next week. Yikes - how does this happen??? Deep breath..... it's all good. I will get there. If you post yours, it will inspire me!!

  6. You're getting close to 500!Cant wait. Thanks for yr sweet comments on my pink birdie piece. Yes I am all about the pretty. I know thats me but sometimes I dont embrace it and feel its not serious enough art ...I guess we all have issues. LOL. take care dearie, gerri

  7. my studio never stays clean for long either!! Good idea about posting the Liberate your Art postcards...and thanks for the reminder on that! better do that tomorrow! Happy creating w/ all your new stuff!
    ps. I plan to send some fiber arts magazines your way soon- I haven't forgotten!

  8. What lovely colours, I love visiting your blog just a little pick me upper.

    Love & hugs.

  9. Hi Donna, sorry you lost the internet...isnt it frustrating when that happens. Thanks for yr kind words on my necklace today. take care, gerri

  10. I am sooooo happy you are enjoying the crayons as much as I do donna and I like your observation. LOVE your mail art. It is simply a joy to see, even just on the screen! xo