Feeling like I need a time out. All this taking care of my sick family is starting to wear me out. I do think they are on the mend though and sunny days are in the forecast this week, so it can only go up from here.
Lots of lovely favorites to check out on Flickr...sadly Big Huge Labs was giving me trouble and I had to individually link to each of the photos above. (I hate to not give credit where credit is due). This will mean nothing to anyone not familiar with Mosaic Maker but it was a bit of a pain.
Monday is almost over and my list is still long. Hope you're off to a great start to your week! I'm a little sad spring break is over...
Another Tiny Houses mosaic (first and second) to start off the week. I made this in celebration of Jackie's (Smoothpebble) Tiny House Swap that I participated in. Swaps have been sent and received and I can't wait to share them tomorrow.
Tuesday I traveled to Mexico City...a change of pace from the preschool, a break from home, a journey back to my old job and most definitely a respite from this frigid Minnesota winter.
My work hours were long and I got home at 2 this morning so am clearly exhausted but at the same time I feel rejuvenated by spending time/working with the dear friends I've known for many many years.
Lap work on the plane. On the way there I crocheted yet another rainbow scarf on the way home I started my weekend project (and...didn't get much done).
I immediately fell in love with the succulent wall that faced my hotel in Santa Fe. Seeing so much green after many months of white just fed my soul.
Random set...the birch tree is a giant mosaic found in a new womens bathroom in the E terminal at the MSP airport...the other two from Hacienda de Los Morales in Mexico City. (yes. more green. !!)
Finally...from my daily walks to the convention center I had fun tracking the work of graffiti artists. At times like these I wish I had more than just my phone to take photos.
It was a happy Monday. My boys jumped in my bed for good morning and welcome back kisses, I got to have coffee the way I like it, and I was quite warmly welcomed by my preschoolers with hugs and big smiles. It's good to get away and even better to come home. xx
It's a snow day here today! Everything is so fresh, so new, as all the dirty snow gets coated with a blanket of white. It's lovely and just the way I like winter. We are rejoicing here as we have climbed to a balmy 22 degrees. It's funny how winter changes our perspective on what "cold" really means.
It looks like I missed my mosaic making last week...I must have been too engrossed in the Olympics. Anyone else watching? I've tapered off quite a bit...I feel too restless to just sit and watch television.
All sorts of lovely winters whites in today's mosaic (with little bursts of color!). Follow the links to see more.
I don't know about anyone else, but for me January was a bust. Too many cold days, too many sick ones, too cooped up. I'm really tired of feeling SAD and am ready for a do-over. So bring in the Year of the Horse (my year, by-the-way...any other "horses" out there?). I'm ready to start this year again.
Lots of lovely images at flickr to keep me inspired today. Click on links above to see more from each of the artists.
We're home bound yet again today. Schools have closed in Minnesota today due to extremely cold temperatures (-20, windchills make it feel like -38). Between illness and freezing temperatures and holidays, my boys have only been in school six days this year. Ugh. Trying to remain otimistic, but we are truly climbing the walls. At least we can look forward to Papa's return home today after a week of missing him. If I really work at it, maybe I can turn today around and do something truly awesome.
Remember swaps? I miss them. The creating for another person. Connecting through making. I have been wanting to find a way back to this trading of handmade and lo and behold, Jackie has announced a Tiny House Swap. Perfect. I can't wait to start. I put together another little mosaic for inspiration. (Also, see last years little boxes for more ideas). Hurry! Signs up end January 31st. More information here.