Good afternoon, and hey, it's mid-week. Even though I've been retired for some years, psychologically I still get the 'made it to the middle of the week' feeling, and on Fridays, YAY. It doesn't really make a great deal of difference to the current way we live, but still...The only feeling that reflects retirement is: I don't get that let-down dread on Sunday night, when I'm thinking of all the things I didn't get accomplished before the new workweek. Now I LIKE that!!!
Still working on cleaning out old colored images, and today's little House Mouse is one of those. The only thing I've changed on this little fella, is to add some glossy accents to the water, and die cut him out.
- the die is a PTI and the frame cuts are backed with Scotch tape to keep the strips in place.
- Lil Inker sun die, cut from 2 pieces of yellow snippets; added this because the front just looked too bland. Don't remember the fish tail banner company.
- Mustard color mat was a snippet and the EF was an old one, chosen because the swirl pattern made me think of water.
It's made me feel better about my early copic efforts to realize I can use some of the practice pieces, with just a bit of adding more depth & contrast. I still have trouble creating contrast, although I do realize it adds dimension to a piece. I have to color first, then go back and look, add in. My eyes just don't see it when I'm coloring.
I'm still putting things away, nearly done with one linen closet. Need some more clear storage boxes to fit the very top shelf. There's loads of space above that top shelf, reaching to the ceiling. Decided if I find the right clear boxes to fit that shelf, can stack seldom used items, but still need to keep around.Of course then we'll need a stool to get to anything piled on top of something!!! (Be best just to toss it, but not ready for that drastic step as yet. I've pitched a lot of stuff, though!). Guess it's good to go through the house occasionally and weed out. Bear in mind, I'm not very good at following my own advice on this kind of cleaning, however.
Ya'll have a lovely day, and thanks for joining me. Hugs.