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TWiP: Elements and Earrings

This week in Pictures, Week 31, 2022

So many people slow down in August, take some time off. Maybe I should have done that, too, but instead I decided I needed a creative project to shake up my polymer clay world a bit. So I came up with the Earring of the Day project, a great excuse to play with lots of different techniques.

Then, just for kicks, I signed up for a photography project. I am taking part in Picture Elements, which is a prompt-based photography class, which explores 7 visual elements of art: color, line, shape, form, value, texture, and space. Having never gotten any official art education, I think the exposure to these concepts will be valuable to me in more than just a photography capacity.

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TWiP: Getting all Artsy Craftsy

This Week in Pictures, Week 30, 2022

Good old Week 30 of 2022 started quietly, getting back into the swing after our little vacation. Then one of the kids came home from his vacation (yay!) and I got all artsy craftsy with yarn and polymer clay.

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TWiP: Montague

This Week in Pictures, Week 29, 2022

I know myself well enough to realize that if both of my kids are off on grand adventures, I am likely to feel a tiny bit jealous and wish I was on an adventure of my own. That’s why, when it became clear that Neil and I were going to be alone for two weeks in July, I sweet talked him into booking an Airbnb for ourselves for some of that time. Well, that time has come and gone, and I have the pictures and videos to prove it.

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TWiP: Abandoned in New Jersey

This Week in Pictures, Week 28, 2022

Our kids have flown the coop this week, abandoning Neil and I in New Jersey, while they go off on separate adventure. We’ve been at loose ends a bit with our nest temporarily empty. It seems that I eat an overabundance of junk food when the house is too quiet, while Neil throws himself into decluttering. I ask you, which of these methods of coping is more enjoyable? 😀

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TWiP: Local flavor

This Week in Pictures, Week 27, 2022

This past week involved a glorious four-day weekend. It’s hard to go wrong when there are all of those work-free days available. I spent them hanging out with family, puttering around the kitchen, starting a new crochet project, and appreciating many of the joys that my little corner of New Jersey has to offer.

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TWiP: In the kitchen and the car

This Week in Pictures, Week 26, 2022

It’s a long weekend here, and I don’t have a lot to say, except that I’m happy you are here, reading my words and flipping through my snapshots. I’m going to get off of the computer now and go do something worthy of the weekend. I hope you do the same, once you’re done here!

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A Scone Recipe and an Early 90’s Playlist

I can highly recommend baking berry scones and playing music from the early 1990’s in a favorite old apron during your lunch hour. If you’d like to try it, too, you can have my recipe and my playlist. I’m keeping the apron, though 😜

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