>Of collages, paintings and a prize in the mail

>As promised, here are my latest paper spool collages. I made these last Friday while spending an evening of fun and crafts with two of my favourite people in the world: my mom and Catherine. I also worked on another little project which I won’t show until it has arrived to its final destination.

My hands are feeling a lot better. I don’t know if it’s arthritis or carpal tunnel and as long as it doesn’t bother me too much, I don’t want to know. Now, no lectures please.

Anyway, yesterday, I finally decided to take some Tylenols and it helped relieve the pain so I was able to create. Of course I did my Daily Art Card which is the following picture, but I also finished an art journal page and two paintings. I’ll show them later this week.

I’ve always considered myself an artist. There was a time when I thought I was only a painter but now I know I’m much more than that. I guess that if I have to label myself it would be Multimedia Artist and Recycle Crafter. Ye like? I like! But I had forgotten how much I love to just paint. So I’ve prepared a few backgrounds to work on when the mood strikes. It was fun to work on something other than a canvas. My plan is to do enough of these types of paintings to eventually sell them.

And finally, I received my first OWOH prize today! What joy to find a parcel addressed to me coming from Hawaii! And when I opened it, I was presented with this beautiful doll made by Lilla… look at her. Isn’t she pretty? She shimmers in the light.

Right now, she’s hanging on my fake wreath which is still on my bedroom door (and might stay there all year long to display various hanging goodies I receive and/or make.)

Now, I’ll go paint some more me thinks. No blogging tomorrow as I’m having dinner with my parents and watching LOST with mom. Have a good Thursday!