Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Marching to the Challenges
The March challenge is Spring and my thrift shop jacket is apparently on trend for colours and will work for the 15% errands and the 15% Dress up section.
It has been a real eye opener and ego let-downer to lay out a lovely ensemble on the bed, dress, and then confront the full length mirror, take a selfie and analyze! What I saw on the bed and in my mind's eye is not what the camera reveals nor what, ' the people that you meet, when you're walking down the street...' see! vbsigh So it will be onwards and upwards from the low point of crying in the closet! I think I want people to see 'light-hearted, relaxed and rural' as I approach. Seriously I have learned a whole shopping bag full of useful tips and information. Why don't they teach us this stuff in school? You know, home ec???
I will now be marching in light as opposed to dark clothes! I'll share my spring capsule next week which will highlight the Pantone colour pale dogwood! I do have lots of 'greenery' and my closet is full of stripes which is also on trend! :}
My game scores have improved with our young house guest. My dear hubby has absolutely no luck in games and when asked if he 'really' wanted to play he said yes. His goal is not to win but to be under 500 points in a low score wins game. lol My challenge has been to keep my mind on what I'm doing as talking, dealing, sorting and gathering is a bit like rubbing ones tummy, patting ones head and ... you know!
I have managed to keep up with the grand kiddies and Art 101. We finished art landscapes and are doing Architecture. Cityscape's are all about lines and shapes with foreground, midground and background. Their journal/planners are up to date but sadly mine are a mass of loose papers and not enough penciled data! :[
...And Then We Set It On Fire... which is featuring Clara Nartey for March. The challenge is to stitch for 31 days. On our sewing machines. I am IN!!!
I had also signed up for a class on improvisational hand stitching for my evenings but I haven't got past gathering my supplies. My presence has been required at the gaming table. I may have to carve some time out of the housecleaning slot! 8-}
And I, myself, will be drawing a big deep breath of fresh air and flinging myself into March's challenges.