Friday, August 13, 2010

What I've been up to...

Aside from working at my day job for many extra shifts and going in for numerous committee meetings on my days off, I'm having a massive block and not wanting to do much of anything artistic.   I have been looking at some of these crafts I am posting for inspiration.  So, I have started with making paper beads.  I am practicing making them and I find that not only are they easy to make, the making is rather soothing and your mind can do other things while your hands roll the bead.  I really like that.

 I also have been experimenting with making some type of paper Christmas tree to use to decorate the unit I work on.  I am a psychiatric nurse, so my options are really limited due to the prohibition for most items used to decorate for Christmas.  I have been using paper and have made a so-so effort.  I think it will look cute with a Star on the top!

I need to make another and this time be a little more exact in the cutting of the paper strips so my tree will sit up straight.  I think, though, that this type of tree will work and I can spray paint it or spray flocking, or just cover it with glitter and it will look festive sitting on the patient's tables on the unit.

I also have been feeling the need to finish my faces painting, but by using multimedia.  I'll let you know how that turns out.

So, I have been busy, just not making much.  Hope you have been more productive than I have been.