January seems like the longest month of all. Ugh, not only is it cold, we have severe wind warnings, which means that all of my lawn chairs (yes, maybe I should have put them away before winter??) are blowing around and it is too cold to go outside and pick them up. Well, they can't go too far, I'll pick them up on a nicer day.
This is a good time of year for indoor projects. I'm enjoying working on the tags, and am so glad we had such a big turn out for the tag book swap. I started a Flickr group for the swap, so if you would like to add photos of your tags, please do.
It is an open group, anyone can join or look at pictures. So, please, add your Puppy Love tags and spread the word!
This cold weather has me thinking about Spring time. I have this little painting hanging in an area where it doesn't show much, so I rearranged and brought it out where I can see it and day dream of springtime.
I've always loved vintage greeting cards, and did this acrylic painting about 30 years ago, inspired by an old card. Probably not the best painting I ever did, technically, but emotionally, I think I hit the mark with it! Every time I see it, I think Spring. Also, I had given it to my Mom, and it had hung in her house for a very long time. That makes it extra precious to me, now that she is gone.
Pockets of Springtime are all around my cottage. I am definitely NOT a winter person. I'd love to live somewhere with sunshine year round.
Of course, January does serve a good purpose for me. Its a great month for mini redos. Being cooped up indoors and staring at the same walls over and over, prods me to rearrange a few things here and there. Simple changes like hanging this old oval picture on my Gothic window frame give me a bit of a cheer up.
And who can have gloomy thoughts when there are little cuties like this around to cuddle up with on a cozy chair by the fire???
Thank you to everyone who inquired about buying some of the tags I am making for the swap. I still have about 28 to make yet just to fulfill my obligation to the swap! But I think I'll make a few extra to give away for some prizes too..... There are a lot of prizes, the January and February giveaways, as well as my 2 year blog anniversary on Valentine's Day and seems like there was another.... Oh, yes, we will have a name the puppy contest! As soon as they open their eyes and start to get some personality, I'll post photos of each and ask for names. Puppy Love altered tags will be prizes in that.
Guess I'd better get back to the craft table!