After spending thirty-six years in the working world, I am learning to "live outside the lines," become less regimented, and explore creative projects. This blog records my experiences with long-form writing, art, including stained glass and painting, and travel. I'm not a natural at making loud noises in today's "selfie" world, so making this public is a stretch. That's probably a good thing.
I know going to Body Lift class is good for me. I'm getting stronger, I can tell. When I started in January, I could only use 3 and 5 pound weights. Now, I've graduated to 5 and 8 pounds, as well as learned to do sumo lifts with the bar. Who knew?
The only issue is the class sucks the life out of me for the rest of the day. Where's the great rush of energy I'm supposed to feel?
I finally finished my largest project yet, a supersized window valence. I need to figure out how to take a better photograph, one that captures the movement in the clear glass. Master Bathroom Window Valence
We thought we were going to have to say goodbye to our girl this week. She had a few terrible days and our hearts almost broke. A visit to the Vet turned her around. More pain meds, more often, to soften the pain and help with her arthritis. She's not a new dog, but she's clearly more comfortable. I'll take it, for now.
I decided to make a house-warming gift for Lauren, who was moving into her new apartment. This piece included several different techniques, including one I'd never tried before. I found a small sturdy stick, covered it in copper foil, and soldered it. Then, I integrated it into the piece. Fun!