Busy weekends sometimes mean no time for hair primping.
That’s when a good hat can be a Queen’s best friend !
Like this great one I ordered for myself recently from a fundraiser that Kal Baretski ([i] love life blog) did for the Live Out Loud Adoption Project. Cute hat, great artist, a word that so works for me on it, and giving some $$ to a great family and a great cause.
A win win win, right ?
And it means that I can be lazy once in awhile, and cover up bed head, instead of having to blow dry every day!
My fun and busy weekend started on Friday.
I was lucky enough to head over to Ink About It in Westford, MA for a class with my friends Patti and Colleen.
It was a workshop on how to use Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates ! Fun and messy ! My kind of art !
We had lots of fun with our great teacher, Ursula Smith, slapping paint around, and creating some great background papers with this fun tool !
These are some of the awesome pieces of paper that came home with me. Yummy stuff for the journal !
My favorite technique was the one using stencils and the Gelli plate. It also gave me an excuse to buy a few more new stencils from Crafter’s Workshop that I had been coveting !
I really enjoyed the class. I think my favorite piece was actually my scrap paper used to roll excess paint off of my brayer and the stamps. How cool is this ?
Saturday was spent mostly outside in the back yard. Poop patrol, picking up branches and ball throwing for the sweet pooch filled a lot of the day !
Plus the customary, and so very lovely Saturday afternoon nap with my Honey.
Sunday was unexpectedly beautiful here in NH.
They were calling for rain but it was a sunny, warm day instead.
What could we do but pack up the beach chairs, a bucket for some rocks, stop by and pick up Colleen and head to the beach for the afternoon?
North Beach in Hampton was pretty quiet.
It was Mother’s Day after all and I guess that’s where the people were.
Perfect for the three us !
While walking along the surf, Colleen and I saw quiet a few of these little butterflies struggling in the sand and water.
Colleen rescued a couple of them, picking them up and bringing them to the dry, warm rocks to sit in sun and dry out.
I think I am going to have to start calling her “The Butterfly Whisperer.”
All in all, a super nice weekend.
The week ahead is a busy one.
Lots of rock orders to fill, house cleaning and getting ready for my Mom’s visit on Friday., and I am feeling itchy with a few creative ideas in my head that need to be put into action.
And of course, I also want to remember to take the time to enjoy the sweetness of Spring time whenever possible.
Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !
I hope your week is filled with sweets !