Yesterday I held my second teacher yard sale and once again did not have many teachers attend. But I was determined to clear my house of as much as possible, so in the end, 2 carloads went to Goodwill, there are several boxes for the school where I will be volunteering and bags of posters and papers that went out with the garbage or recycling.
There is still much to do to reclaim our house - I aim to use this month to declutter and reorganize in a big way.
This past week I started a watercolour course that will run for 6 weeks.
Our first session was a chance to create a still-life with watercolours and India. ink. I had never used the ink with watercolour before but I ended up liking the effect. Our instructor encouraged us to practice every day (haven't started yet)
(a closeup of the flowers)
At Paper Traders the life word for this month was "Forgive". The challenge as well was to use a flower.
Once I found the quote, I knew I had to have several flowers growing. (I used gelli papers for all parts.)
I also created 2 autumn collages for different challenges:
This past week I created a set of zen pumpkins
I read 2 books this week, although I am trying to finish several.
"The Snow Globe" by Sheila Roberts A light read with an interesting idea at its heart.
"Penelope: Terror in the Harbour" by Sharon McKay A YA book about the explosion in the Halifax harbour in 1917.
(I am going to read more YA and picture books as I am working on my writing. and these are the 2 genres I am most interested in)