WARNING: If you are even slightly prone to queasiness, after reading about my random paper crafts (pretty) for goodness sake STOP! Do not venture further to the ugly. Consider yourself warned. I will now continue with my regularly scheduled blog post.
How has everybody been? I've been busy. First I'd like to share something I've been working on for a while. It took some time to construct but I'm quite happy with the results. But, of course, a little back story. There are some blogs I like to visit for inspiration or when my mojo is lacking. Three that I visit often are: All Things Paper Dude Craft and Folding Trees
Kusudama Ball. The full tutorial is on the Folding Trees website. It is supposed to be constructed of 3" x 3" squares of paper. Well, I only had 6" x 6" squares of origami paper. Now that I've done the big daddy version I may try the smaller version just for kicks. Some people scale mountains because the mountains are there. I make things out of paper because I have the paper. Oh well.
gigantor size I can't hang it from the light fixture in the middle of my room. I had to hang onto the ball while I took the picture but I am still searching for a permanent home for this creation. Right now its hanging from my Ott light but I'm afraid the bendy arm isn't going to last for very long. At least its pretty.
Okay you were warned at the beginning. I'm now segueing into the ugly. But first a little back story:
So as some of you may know I started bicycle commuting to work. I'm up to a solid 4 days a week (weather permitting) totaling about 80km a week. Everything has been going along hunky dory: getting into better shape, losing weight, getting more comfortable on two wheels, and making the trip in slightly quicker times every day. Well, the inevitable happened: I had my first kinda bad accident on my bike. Let's just say I got up close and personal with what appeared to be a deceptively frail looking tree. Of course, I couldn't help myself. I have to post a picture of the bruise on my right thigh - which took the brunt of the damage and impact - I kinda graze my cheek and right shoulder but the thigh looks the worst. So without further adieu: The Bruise.
polysporin on it just in case. When I wear my bike pants, my right thigh is soooo swollen it kinda looks like I have steroid thigh...kinda like Arnold. There are other pictures that are more graphic but I will spare you since I'm wearing a rather incriminating San Jose Sharks t-shirt and my husband didn't have the good taste not to include it in the picture. Sheesh, boys.
Anyways, wow, this was a long post. Um, where was I?!? Oh yeah, that's what I've been up to plus a whole lot of uninteresting work stuff. Hope everyone has an excellent weekend. I'm thinking I'm going to revisit paper quilling in the near future. If I come up with something interesting, I'll be sure to post it. I'll try and resist the impulse to update my bruise pictures....but I can't make any promises (insert evil laugh). Oh yeah, one last thing, if there are any cool blogs/websites that you like to visit let me know in the comments sections.
Okay, love you, bye-bye....