Saturday, May 30, 2009
A Little Taste of Summer
Today felt like a little taste of summer break to me. M had to go in to work so I had the day to myself. Just like summer break, I tried cramming in all the things I've been wanting to do into a short period of time.
I started the day finishing off some pysanky eggs by varnishing them. I'm not accidentally breaking many eggs anymore, but I still have things happening to them that I don't expect nor understand. Some eggs I had sprayed once last week, I gave a second coat of spray varnish, and they changed to a chalky white. ..........sigh..........
I pysankied up another egg.
I'm giving some consideration to making simple pysanky for my Christmas "cards" this year. It might be too much of a hassle to mail them though. We'll see.
Then there's the freezer paper printing I've been wanting to play with.
It's a little tricky for me as I have to think in reverse of how I cut my regular snips. As usual, I want to make too many tiny details and I think this works best with large open spaces. This is a book bag that someone was giving away in the freeby pile in the teachers' lounge, so I felt that if I messed up, it was no great loss.
I spent a couple of hours out in the yard with my push reel mower, which I find wholly enjoyable, believe it or not. That is, til the gnats showed up. Yuck.
My summer break starts in 2 1/2 weeks. I have no firm plans for the summer yet, other than lots of time spent down in "Snippyville."