Fiddlin’ February – 2018

Tell It Color – Gray

Gray can sometimes bring you down and be a somber or sad, lifeless kind of color, without interest or character but I managed to find some that were totally not without character.  Today we had to go to San Francisco for an appointment in the Workers’ Comp Division of the Federal Building for my husband.  I was going to bring my camera to take some pictures but lost track of time and had to jet out of the house.  Of course I had my phone but I’d been getting the signal that I had no storage left (time for a new phone?).  Anyway, I deleted a couple of apps – not that I have that many mind you – and took these shots:   

Wall of paintings in the Federal Building.  

cool markings on these pigeons who came very close

Statue of Ashurbanipal the Assyrian king

Sign on the side of a building

Then I made this collage.

In addition to the other pictures, there are shots of the gray carpet in the hallway, the gray granite of the steps and some gray sand near the statues.  

Once we got home I looked around some more for gray and I found:

The gray containers in my Scrapbox Workbox

Xray of my knee.  See it is off center?  That was BEFORE I fell and broke it!

I was not impressed with this book and didn’t see the movie or read any of the sequels. 

Me, younger, thinner about 33 years ago before my facial surgery and without gray hairs!

It is interesting that knowing I was doing this color thing brought the focus of my attention to my surroundings a lot more.  We don’t go into the city that often and so every trip is an adventure of some kind but looking specifically for one color was a fun challenge.  I have to thank my husband for going along with my frequent stops.  He said we probably looked like tourists.  LOL

Looking forward to the next color!  Come and play along!

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Fiddlin’ February – 2018

Today’s Tell It Color is Citrus

When I think of citrus I think of juicy, kind of tangy fruits rather than a color, but these are some of the things that say citrus to me:

Our bath sponges

Some of the marbles I use in my ring

Of course lemon and cuties
Yummy lemon marshmallow
The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

Flavored water in Safeway

The back page of the junk journal I made
The Fab Four – John- from the Sgt. Pepper period
A wipe I was using in a recent craft project.

So I put these together in a collage and it looks like this:

Is this what you think of when you hear citrus? 

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Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: 2018 Pre-Challenge Blogging from A to Z Survey #At…

Excited for the A to Z April Challenge again this year.  The organizers have created a poll to get feedback from participants both old and new.  Here’s the link to that.  If you are wondering what to do in April, consider this! 

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: 2018 Pre-Challenge Blogging from A to Z Survey #At…: Jayden, our new co-host, has crafted this poll to help our 2018 challenge be a huge success.  It can’t happen without you . Please tak…

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Fiddlin’ February – 2018

Today is Valentine’s Day.  I got candy and a card and I gave my husband a card and his favorite, hard to find cookies.  We show each other how much we love each other on a regular basis so we don’t go all out just because it is “supposed” to be done on February 14. 

But, today also starts a new excursion into the world of color for me.  Liz Lamoreux is leading a “Tell It Color” group where we examine different colors and see what they mean to us.  You know I’m gonna share here! 

The first day is the color Green.  I went for a walk around the neighborhood like I used to do, getting in my exercise for the day as well as taking some pictures of the green things I saw along the way and a few more from around our house.  Then I put them all together in a collage and added it to the journal.  I used some washi tape on the first page to add the color and some green stain as the background for the picture page. 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this journey into green:

Repurposed cookie jar from when I was a kid.

The chair on our front porch.

See no, speak no, hear no evil from my walk around the block

We live near an armory.  These trucks were in the lot.  Not sure if that’s (living near an armory) a good thing or a bad thing.

A lone bit of green amid the brush.

Our street signs

The hubs wearing a green shirt and holding the Sporting Green.  He’s so accommodating!

Bunch of green ribbons in my workshop.

My cutting tool and adhesive runner

Yummy apple that I had for break at work

The color of one wall and the ceiling of our bedroom.

This is the best heating pad for when I get those aches and pains.  It is filled with herbs and I just put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.

This is the pattern in one of my dresses.

The top fuzz from my slippers.  
This is a clock I’ve had since my very first apartment 40 years ago!

Feel like exploring your world by color?  Come along on the journey with us!  Have a favorite shade of green?  Share!

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Fiddlin’ February – 2018

Fiddlin’ around the grocery store the other day and I saw this:

I had to stop and do a double take.  Who would actually sell moldy bread and, what an interesting pattern the mold made!
Upon closer inspection, this is what it really is:

Not being a fan of either green tea or red beans, I’m pretty sure I would not like this bread, even if it was warm with lots of butter on it.  Also, at 200 calories a slice it’s almost a meal by itself.  
How about you?  Like green tea and red bean bread?  Find anything interesting when you were fiddlin’ around the grocery store lately?  Share!

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Fiddlin’ February – 2018

Small public service announcement:  I just got a notice about free classes at Creative Live and also some classes for only $29 each.  Thought I’d share the info.

Check Out CreativeLive’s Free On-Air Classes

 I’ve taken several classes and have gotten a lot of good ideas, even from the free ones.  There are many different categories, photography, writing, self-discovery, business and entrepreneurship in addition to the crafty ones like sewing and jewelry design, and of course my favorite scrapbooking.  There are some on how to use YouTube and Instagram to promote your products and on art and watercolors.  You can even watch them on the go on your phones and tablets.  If you wanted to learn something new this year you should really check it out. 

I do get a small stipend if you sign up for a class using one of these links.  🙂

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Fiddlin’ February – 2018

Here are a couple of things I’ve been fiddlin’ around with so far this month:

A few new cards for the Etsy shop:

A mini-album for Valentine’s Day, although it doesn’t say Valentine’s Day so it could be used for an anniversary or other reason you want to tell someone you love them:

I finished the book about Stevie Nicks.  I thought I was a fan but there were lots of things I didn’t know about Fleetwood Mac and Stevie.  I was out of the concert loop for many years so although I knew there was a Fleetwood Mac before Stevie and Lindsay Buckingham joined the group, I did not know that there were several tours they did after that where either Stevie, Lindsay or both were not touring with them.  We saw them a couple of times without Christine McVie.  They are supposed to be touring again in 2018 – 2019.    

Now I am onto this book, a true story about a man who killed his brother after the brother became paralyzed due to a motorcycle accident.  I’ve had this book for a VERY long time (it has a bookplate with my maiden name inside!) but I don’t remember reading it.  Time to get it off the shelf.  I’m not sure I could perform a mercy killing, even if someone asked me to. 

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and we are going to a friend’s house for a traditional get together.  I’m not into football and especially not this year since the Cowboys are no where to be seen and Justin Timberlake is okay but he’s not on my top 10 list.  I’m bringing some coloring to do so I don’t sit around and eat all day.  
That’s what I’ve been fiddlin’ with, how about you?  Watching the game today?  Follow Fleetwood?  Believe in mercy killing?  Love to hear from you!

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