Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm still here!

You know how life has distinctive patterns?  A time when you have time to work, time to play and time to relax.  Another time when you're going 90 mph with your hair on fire just to keep up with your family's schedule and you barely have time to take a breath?  That's the time I'm going through right now!  So sorry I haven't posted anything lately.  Things are leveling out a bit for me this week and I hope to have new artwork to post for you in the next couple of days.  In the meantime, here's one of the projects I've been working on this past week.

These were some tissue paper topiaries I made for an event for the mom's group I'm a part of at church.  We used them as centerpieces during our first general session last week to reflect a game we were playing.   The verse in the middle was part of the favor box we used as a table goodie for each attendee.  Between making these, keeping up with football schedules (my son's and my husband's), processing hundreds of tomatoes from our garden into salsa and tomato sauce, and teaching 5+ dance classes each week at the dance studio, my head is spinning.  I can't wait to sit down this week and get creating on some scrapbooking and card-making projects.  Check back soon for new artwork pics!  Hope your autumn season is off to a great start!

Here's a couple of photos of what we've been up to this season so far:

Ava eating her rice krispie treat "world" she made at preschool as a part of her "God created the world" lesson.  She loved it!

Alex ready to play at his first flag football game.


Calusa Studio said...

I love the tissue paper topiaries! They are so colorful and festive. Are they easy to make?

Allison said...

Pretty easy - I actually just used a styrofoam ball for the center and cut tissue paper into 2.5x2.5 squares. Then, I wrapped the squares around the eraser end of a pencil, dipped them in glue and pressed them onto the ball. It is fairly easy, just time consuming :)