Hi there readers! Happy Tuesday to you I’m writing this very very late on Monday night….oh what a day it was yesterday! At work we had our Day of Prayer – we stop work on the first day of the fiscal year to pray, and this year I was tasked with leading a breakout session – yeep. It’s been an additional thing to plan for over the last month, and I am so very relieved it went off beautifully after all my panic! Aside from technical difficulties (I had made a video for part of my presentation, and it wouldn’t play, boo!)…..the 70 participants really enjoyed themselves, and we came out with a wonderful work of art. Individuals wrote/drew their prayers on 2-1/2 inch squares, colored them with Tombow brush markers, and added them to the posters…we’ll hang this up at the office.
And of course even before I had headed over to the event, I’d had a curveball – I suddenly realized I had a post up on the May Arts blog! It caught me off-guard, I didn’t realize it was going live today. Eeep My quickie post today wasn’t enticing, so I apologize for that…perhaps some backstory would intrigue ya instead….
The tutorial on the May Arts blog shows how to make buttons using embossing powder, Stampendous Color Fragments, and some ribbon. I had had a heck of a time figuring out what to do with the Fragments – though I did see some folks commenting that they had some and love them, so I’m hoping to find more ways to use them from some of you! If you see ideas, drop me a link, I’d love to see what others are creating using them. And I would, of course, LOVE to get more views & comments over there on May Arts if you would like to check it out!
About having a 2part video, which I usually don’t do - While shooting the button video, I had planned on including the coloring tutorial….but at the last minute realized the faux glass technique would look really cool with that Forest Santa image. And when I started putting the video together, it would have been about 20min! I try to keep my tutorials to no more than 5 or 6 minutes if I can (and this still ended up longer than I hoped); you guys have a lot of things to do with your time, so I don’t want to drag things out if I don’t have to! Lots of you give me a half hour for OWHtv, so I like to be a good steward of your time….so….I decided to split the video. However – I learned something. You guys don’t click on annotations. LOL. Because even the few folks who watched the video on May Arts didn’t click to come over and watch the coloring one. Ha! One day I’ll get ya trained up on clicking on those links Or maybe it was the fact that Ciara’s video also came out, that might have distracted folks After my YT channel being so quiet for over a month, I kinda ended up bombarding the interwebs!
So….with all that blah blah blah done….here’s the coloring video for you. Enjoy!
And I hope to get some superfast sleep tonight and be back in gear tomorrow; last night I woke up at 4:30 (overwhelmed by a wave of my own personal summer!) and never did fall asleep again, so I’m totally wiped! Gnight…or I guess by the time you see this it’ll be gmorning!