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Red Dirt Crafting!

Sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day. I feel like I have several running lists in my life: things that must be done, things I want to do, things I wish I could do, and things that just show up in the midst of everything else.

Blogging, crafting, and things that energize me are on the list of things I want to do. Unfortunately, I have this thing called “raising children” and “keeping my house at a reasonable level of sanity” that get in the way. ha! Time must be chosen wisely and often I can only do about 1 thing a day that’s my own. I don’t mind that at all, but since I’ve been crafting lately, blogging has been thrown to the back burner.

Sorry about that, Mom and Dad.

I thought I would share with you some of the projects I have been working on. It’s been a lot of fun reconnecting with making things and I have forgotten how much I enjoy it! The groove is coming back and I’m getting a little more comfortable figuring out what I like aesthetically.

There’s something so therapeutic about it, this process of design and reveal. There’s a rhythm to the quiet concentration of brushstrokes. Paint-brush-brush-brush, paint-brush-brush-brush. I forget about the work that needs to be done, the stress I’m feeling, the frustrations of monotonous chores, and instead I see something I thought about come to life on a board or a canvas. I love the accomplishment of creating something. Anything.

I repainted an old table I had…

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And made a sign for my bathroom:

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And a set for the guest bath:

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I tried my hand at making shirts:

One for Bluebelle

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and a set for this 4th of July:

IMG_2154I even dabbled in a window or two:

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And played with canvas:

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And it all started with this one, so I had to re-share. 🙂

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So here’s a little bit of the reason I’ve been quiet more. I’ve been enjoying this so much, I may just make some extras and see if I can sell a bit here and there. Not for income, necessarily, but just because I need an excuse to keep buying supplies! 🙂

I hope you all have a great week!



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