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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gettin' crafty!

Well, today I worked on a project I have ALWAYS wanted to do!  I made a mosaic!  I got to break the plates I purchased at the Goodwill, which was great fun, and applied them to a mirror frame I bought at a flea market (did that stuff yesterday and the day before).  Today I applied the grout!  And in a day or so, I will seal the grout.  I learned a few lessons:  1. a project you think will only take a few hours, usually takes several days.  2.  They really mean it when they suggest trying to keep your mosaic pieces on the same level.  3.  You should probably wear heavy duty rubber gloves when grouting mosaic.  4.  You shouldn't start it when you know your daughter's future in-laws are going to be stopping by later on (my hands were a mess!!!).

What else?  My good friend, Felicia, gifted me with an on-line class called "Mondo Beyondo."  I wasn't sure what to expect from it, but boy! am I lovin' it!  Today's lesson was to "make a clearing"---meaning, anything from taking out the trash or ending a bad relationship so you are freeing your intuition and mind for other things that may be inhibiting you from following your dreams.  I thought, "Kinda silly.  And I don't feel like clearing anything today."  But on my way into the kitchen I found a twisty-tie from a loaf of bread that someone didn't throw away.  I save them for other uses, and was going to throw it in the junk drawer...and then thought I should go the extra one foot distance and put it in the zippy bag I normally store them in.  Well, one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had gutted all the drawers, wiped them all out, pitched unwanted things and it didn't end there!  I went onto the pantry and snack cupboards and it just kept going.  It was sooooo freeing and amazing!  And it all started with a twisty tie!  My mind was freed up, and I went on to making my mosaic (not necessarily a huge Mondo Beyondo dream, but it was on my "to do before I die" list).

Oh, and then I cleaned my "art drawers" under my desk!  That was fun!  Except why, when you take things out and organize them, can't you get it all back in?!  Sigh.  Oh well.

Here's hoping you have a brilliant day!
Maggie  xoxoxo

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