For Lent (I’m not Catholic, I just think it’s an interesting exercise) I’m giving up stuff.
Something leaves my house every day, whether it’s giving it away to a friend, donating it, sending it back where it belongs, recycling it or trashing it. So far two IKEA bags of clothes and household items have gone to donation, a pile of books to a little free library, and three garbage bags of fabric scraps to the trash.
So much more to go. Where did all this STUFF come from?
Our current tenant is moving out, so I was looking back thru this poor neglected blog for photos we took of the studio apartment when we first finished it. I realized I’d never updated the Baby Jessie story, so here goes…
We had her for about a week when we realized Baby Jessie just didn’t fit. Once she started eating again, she was the funniest cat, and would squirm along the floor like a worm. So, we re-named her Noodle. She even got her own Facebook Page.
Thanks to the generosity of a lot of people, we got her nursed back to health and spayed, and a dear friend decided she would make a perfect friend for her lonely boy kitty.
So off Noodle went, to live in a fancy highrise.
And she even has a boyfriend.
and has learned to love the food lady:
So, a very happy ending for everyone involved.
Hopefully the links will all take you to the right sources, some won't because Pinterest =/.
None of these are mine, hopefully you will be inspired and discover some new art and stories to love.
and for Monday:
(and for the vegetarians:)
January Husband and I took a “vacation” to the fancy part of town. Stayed in a nice hotel, ate at fancy restaurants, pretended we were the other half for a minute. It was fun, but I think I like my half better.
February A quiet month full of crafting and books
March Went to see a mermaid and took a hike through some beautiful woods.
April Threw the first annual East Atlanta Pollen Festival
May Participated in a fashion show at the High Museum
June went to the beach
July Found a kitten
September A mermaid walks into a bar…
October Day of the Cupcake
November The Deep
2014 is the year of fixing what’s broken, including me. More books, more music, more sleep, more patience, more understanding, more love. More fun, more creativity, more friends, less tilting at windmills, less guilt, less stress, less anger. More dancing, more sex, more petting kittens.
2013 was bad because I let it be. 2014 won’t get that opportunity.
Most of these started as custom orders, but several will now be regularly available in the shop.
The last couple of weeks, in pictures:
Monkey, post-op. Sadly he no longer has his funny little fangs.
Two Mermaids walk into a bar.
Joe Peery drew this. I want to be a mermaid in real life!
Speaking of mermaids, we had a parade. It rained. We still had fun.
a recycling project for a friend. Coasters from her worn out chef jackets.