Annetta | I bought some tulips this past week, well I had my husband get them for me, and they caught my eye as the perfect subject for my first sketch. We have yet to get our official sketchbooks (Stephanie is hand making them). I really love how my loose sketch turned out! It was stressful as I was racing against a dark day. One thing I know I am going to love is that our sketches will not be perfect as that's not what this is about. Its about capturing a moment the way that we see it and putting lines and colors to it. My 'other' creative activity that I worked on this week was a last Christmas present for my mother-in-law (I hope she doesn't see this post). It's out last name that I am cross stitching and then will embroider. I'm hoping that she will like it and will hang it on her walls in Slovakia. I am almost done with it and have only three more letters to go before I embroider it.
Stephanie | For New Years my family, along with my brother and Gramma, stayed at a little cottage in Long Beach WA. It was a great (and much needed) little get-away for the holiday. It was very cold, but the sun was shining the whole time which made me so happy. On new years eve we walked to North Head lighthouse and I got to test out my new Polaroid camera (my other creative outlet this week). After coming back in for the night I was able to curl up on the couch and paint from my picture, this is exactly how I envisioned our trip. I loved being able to play with my new toy but it took some figuring out. I lost about 3 pictures just while playing with it, those things are hard to pull out of the camera! Its too bad that they only come 10 to a box, but luckily Annetta gifted a refill box, it came in handy and I learned how to replace the film. It was a great trip and a great way to close out 2014 and start this new 2015 project.