I HATE HOT WEATHER!!! Always have. Give me 20 degree temperatures, and a windy snowy day -- any day over a blistering hot, humid day -- YUCK. I think part of the reason I hate hot days -- is because I HATE being couped up inside with the windows closed and the air conditioning on. I like fresh air and I get stifled when it's too hot to open the windows or sit outside.
Anyway -- when it's too hot to go outside we stay inside and today was a perfect day to hang around the house and clean. While I was scrubbing, Sabrina (after she finished HER chores) was creating.
This is what she made today. She is taking private art lessons over the summer and wanted a little sketch book for her bag that she can carry with here everywhere she goes -- in case the "urge" strikes. So she whipped this out in about an hour or so.
She had one of those little spiral bound books from the scrapbook store. She covered it in watered down paint, added some tissue paper layers, more paint, a little matte medium for texture. She then added the press on letters, threw some crystals on for fun, and tied a bunch of yarn and ribbon scraps to the top.
On the inside, she started doing washes with alcohol inks and watercolors to add interest to some of the pages. This would be a great little book for a garden journal, or a quilting journal, or even a photo album -- tons of possibilities. I love the colors she chose (these pictures don't do the vibrancy of the colors justice - but it's a cloudy day) and thought this was a really cute little book she put together for herself.
She starts watercolor painting on Monday so I will certainly be posting pictures of her artistic endeavors.
Enjoy your weekend -- and spoil those Fathers!