After my little foray into Christmas card world I decided I would check out online sources for Art paper tools (notice I didn’t use the term “scrapbooking” ~ I haven’t admitted to doing that yet) Specifically I was looking for a punch of some kind. While making cards I found that the end of my exacto knife just wasn’t cutting it (pun intended). So, there I was on YouTube watching a demo of Cropadile, the coolest ever hole punch, brad setter, dry paper embosser... hey, it does a lot of stuff and I do love gadgets. From there I watched a couple of demo’s on using gesso on journal pages, then I went on to see how gesso can alter photo’s.. Anyway to cut a long story short I eventually ended up viewing Milliande’s Channel, aka ArtPlay with Milliande. If you like/love/can’t help yourself but doodle...follow this link to doodle nirvana.
A couple of hours and many hand cramps and dead fingers later... I really must do something about that carpel tunnel syndrome ...some day...
So here are my valiant efforts at Zendoodling. I had to make myself quit after a couple of hours and go for a walk as my butt was NUMB. I know what I will be doing at work (only when there’s no work to do!)
I was recharging my camera battery after uploading these photo's when I saw that I had a couple of visitors in my backyard. I quickly popped the battery back in praying that it had enough juice to capture a couple of quick shots. These two lovelies have been camping out here a lot lately. While both are very beautiful they really can be pests. Last winter the deer ate my fatsia’s down to a stub!! They had never touched them before so I guess you can’t rely on past behaviour to be an indication of what not to plant if you are trying to be deer proof. She stood there for a long time, staring right back at me so I got my shots then I shooed her right away!
This little guy is riddling the trees full of holes that the bugs just love to infest. Over time I imagine it's not very healthy for the trees but he sure is gorgeous to look at and it looks like he is here to stay.