*we now return you to your scheduled program*Ahem.
So! Last weekend Todd and I went to a local field to go fly his newish model airplane! I know, we're pretty nerdy sometimes, but at least we're not boring! It was windy this past Sunday, but the weather was beautiful! We learned very fast why they tell you not to fly on windy days!
|Preparation for flight!|
|Takeoff attempt one!|
|And then the wind caught it while he was trying to land it. It pretty much did a straight nose dive.|
|Reaaaallly bad crash. The engine actually caught on fire and was smoking!|
|Poor Todd has to go buy new parts for his plane again!|
|This little guy is always in Todd's car! It's an LED flashlight that ribbits when it lights up|
|must be nearing a pumpkin patch...|
|Cool old fire truck randomly on the farm!|
|Apple Butter!! I think he was hungry, he was much more smiley after being introduced to flavored honey sticks!|
|Pumpkins and gourds!|
|Goose gourd! My mom and I used to paint these and cut a hole in them to make a bird house!|
|The world needs these in place of "do not park" signs|
|another old fashioned truck|
Earlier this week I made a run through my library to try and find some good art books that would inspire me to work more with collaging for ATC's or mail art. I think that collaging is one of the hardest things to do and i never feel satisfied with my collaged work. Luckily, I found a GREAT book that is fun and shows a lot of variety with collaging. If you want to look it up it's called "Scraps: an inspirational field guide to collage" by Elsebeth Gynther and Christine Clemmensen. By the end of the book I was envisioning a gloriously organized craft space with many successful projects piled up in a corner. Sadly I won't be able to have my own designated "craft" space for quite some! Right now everything is just piled in my bedroom and I work where ever I can find space!
|Book inspired ATC|
I also checked out some other artsy books. I like picture books! I haven't been in the mood to actually sit and read a book in a while but when I do I like to pick random books off the shelf at a library, that way all the books get a fair chance of being read! (because books have feelings?) But I mostly frequent the DIY/craft/art section. Even though it's a small library and I've probably seen most of the books that I'm interested in, you never know! Sometimes something that you overlooked before could be a new source of inspiration!
|I had I hopes for this book but alas, Martha failed to inspire me this time. Image from Amazon.com|