I got lost in Netflix.
It is easy to do which I’m sure all of you know. I’m still powering through the last bit of Grey’s Anatomy. Which by the way, I haven’t watched before and I absolutely love this show! I rewatched my favorites like The Walking Dead and Orange Is The New Black. It was nice to be distracted from my life and some what invested in characters that don’t exist. Who am I kidding, I am completely emotionally invested in Grey’s Anatomy… I can’t help it.
The best thing was just getting out of the house.
I have found that going on little trips, helped me a lot. Some of my girl friends and I went to Sedona for the day one weekend and it was really nice. Going home to be with my besties and family also helped me. My besties and I have gone on a couple weekend trips and every time I feel like I find a little piece of myself that I lost. It also helps that I love to travel. If I can’t get away, away, I just go on a little drive around town so I can get some air.
Furrbabies are the best.
When Harley was alive she was the best getting me to move around and play with her. Busa likes to go on walks and play which helps as well. The best thing about both of them was the snuggles, getting to snuggle with them always helps. I also talk to Busa a lot, I think he understands me. I’m just a crazy dog lady, and I have no shame, haha.
Both Chris and I loved getting tattoos. The outward expression of moments in our life or things we enjoy about life, permanently on us to remind us of the good and even the bad that we made it through. The first tattoo I got for him says Stay Strong with 4.30.2016 underneath. When he was deployed both times, he would tell me to stay strong. Because he knew that with each other we could make it through. I have to stay strong for him, even with him gone.
Incase you missed part one, click here.
I hope all of you are surrounded by good people and good food today!
I’m pretty proud of myself with these paintings. I saw a couple of these dot paintings online some where at some point last year. I know, I know it isn’t very helpful but the thing is that I still was able to make them! And that, to me, is all that matters at this point.
Here is what I used:
-3 Canvases (same size)
-Black and White Acrylic Paint
-Paint Knife (for mixing)
–Martha Stewart Crafts Foam Pouncers
The first thing I did was paint one of my canvases black. Now there are canvases that you can buy that are already black, which makes it a lot easier. But I already had a painting that I did, that I didn’t like so I needed to paint over it anyways. Busa thought he was being helpful when I was painting and left his signature on it. I thought it was super cute :). I did end up putting another layer of black on that one so I didn’t get to keep it there.
Once the canvas is dry all you have to do is mix the black and white together to make different shades of grey. For the white ones I did darker shades of grey and then lighter greys. I mixed 4 different greys for the black canvas and 3 different for the white canvases, since I used straight black for some of the dots. After the paint is all mixed, the dotting begins.
The only thing that I found to work to make a solid dot, was to slightly twist when you pull it away. If you just press down and pull straight back it doesn’t get all of the paint on there. I did about 3 different layers of dots for the black and white ones. Since I did three, I worked on one layer on one canvas and then worked on a layer on a different canvas. That way the paint had some time to dry so I could go back over with some more dots.
The thing I love most about these is how easy they are to create. My bestie, Kallee and I did the same concept with grey, gold and a super soft pink for her wedding reception. I am in love with the way these turned out and it only took us about an hour to do! We even cut out some Mr. and Mrs. on vinyl to give it an extra cute wedding touch. For now she is keeping them on her buffet in her kitchen but might move them to her room after a while.
I was thinking about doing a Christmas themed one to go with my decorations. Because you can never have too many Christmas decorations, am I right?