You guys know that I’ve been really enjoying these fuzzy posters, right?
Well, our neighbor Julie (we all call her “JuJu”) dropped off something at house for me. Both of my parents came into my room while I was listening to music and my dad pulls out this coloring book for adults. A month ago, while the three of us were out shopping at Wal-Mart I almost bought one for my nana mainly because it was ocean themed! This was before we found the motherload of velvet posters and ultimately decided to get those instead. So when this was presented to me I was a bit overjoyed! She even got me some colored pencils. I’m normally a marker girl. They seem to fit better between my toes even though I normally use the thinner ones. The colored pencils she bought are dual-colored pencils. My dad and I didn’t know what that meant so I had to find out for myself. The box was so tightly sealed at the top that I couldn’t get anything to try to open it without destroying the box completely! So I resorted to trying the bottom which actually worked! The pencils don’t have an end, it’s like their glued to each other so you get a different color on both ends! Interesting!
The coloring book itself is a “natural wonders” theme! Lots of floral, leaves, mushroom, owls, and insect designs. JuJu said she got me the one she liked the most. There’s several pages inside, some of the designs have very thin lines and others have thicker, so as much fun as I’m going to have with it. It seems it might be a little bit of a challenge for me too! Art challenges are pretty fun to do though! Stress worthy, but fun!
I tried to get pictures of everything and that was such a disaster! I still haven’t figured how to really hold my camera and balance on my butt at the same time. I’ve had to add three more ways to get my photos.
My dad is a very hands on kind of person. He’s worked on different construction sites in his life and before we moved into our house that we live in now, he kind of remodeled it a bit. My sister’s bedroom wasn’t actually there in the beginning!! He built that whole area for her so we didn’t have to share a room. In the past couple of years, he’s done a few other things around our house and neighbors/friend’s houses too!
I’m a pretty crafty person. I will never be trusted around a chainsaw, but I do get some good ideas every now and again. One morning I was awake and I was trying to go back to sleep, but as I was doing that a thought popped into my head. I’ve been trying to find clever ways to get better pictures of things in my room. I’ve got a small room and we keep putting things in it. I’ve been wanting to improve my photography game for some time now and now that I can take pictures by myself I want to try to expand as much as possible. So with that being said, I thought about creating my own backdrop. I have tons of old cardboards from older velvet posters and I’ve never thrown any of them away, small or larger ones. I figured we could reuse them to make this backdrop. Later on that day, I told my dad about the idea and you should have seen the look on his face! And I thought my nana was the only one to give me that look..
I tried to explain to him as best as I could, but in the end he created something close to what I originally wanted. He reused the other cardboards but instead of leaving it white like I wanted he spray painted it silver, which in the end left a small, cute smudge on the top of it. He didn’t have to make it that day, I just thought we’d discuss it a little bit more and then maybe he’d show me a blueprint of what he thought could work but he did this instead and that kind of surprised but I am the same way about doing my blog posts. I only spend an hour or a day “drafting” it and finishing it later on in the evening or the next morning. Now we know it’s a family trait. I left using my dad’s new creation to last and it actually worked a lot better than laying everything flat on the floor! So after spending a good half hour fighting my camera, toes, and a box I finally managed to get some decent pictures of everything without throwing something up against the wall!