Long time, no write. I apologize for the delay, but I really want to write something of value and not just fill up cyberspace. So, there will likely be gaps in my weekly routine and maybe I will hit on something that inspires me to write more than one in a week:)
I have been busy selling appliances, running errands and doing chores. There are days though that I just HAVE to create a little something. I've talked about some of my more "involved" projects, but there are lots of little projects that can be "satisfying." I also love the crafting with family and friends, so small projects fill a double role.
Here are some to try: (Author's note: If you want inspiration, go to the web or cable tv. Some of my favorites for quick projects are scrapbooksoup.com, crafttv.com, marthastewart.com, Carol Duvall's projects on HGTV.com and diy.net to name a few.)
Last week Audra and I tried a quick project that only takes a few supplies (which also means you don't have to spend a ton of time getting everything ready and cleaning up.)
You will need a piece of pastelboard (you can find at an art supply store, not so much at a craft store,) oil pastels, a bamboo skewer and a stencil if you don't like to draw freehand (like me!) You should also have some type of fixative as this will never dry. This is like kid's scratch art done with crayons, but a bit more evolved and expensive:) You doodle and fill in the whole board with colored pastels. Then cover all of it in black. Take the skewer and draw or scratch out a stencil. The projects below took less than an hour: