Monday, May 30, 2011

Short-term Goals for June

Oakland Museum of California
It's the end of the month, and time to look at new short term goals.  June is going to be a real busy month.  I'll be on the West Coast for about a week - two different trips!  Can you believe it?  The best thing for me to do is have reading and drawing projects ready for traveling.  That doesn't exactly jive with the things I want to get done in June.  So here's what I'm considering and how I can reach my goals:


1) I found a neat way of using the Dekore Tangle pattern to make mandalas.  So I'll play with that when I'm in Oakland and Tacoma  (sorry Sharla, Oregon is not on the agenda...)  Need to pack my micron pens and remember to start from the inside and work out - with tangles, I always work from the outside in.  Go figure!  I need to go to the library and see if there's any small books with mandalas.  If not, I'll bring my own (old and falling apart)  book for inspiration.  


2) Last month, I didn't make any new coptic stitch journals, so I'd like to get some papers together and make at least one.  I have some washi paper in my paper case and I know there's some sketch paper and watercolor paper there too.  Just have to decide how I want to lay out the journal...  Anybody having preferences for journals, tell me your favorite format.

3)  Last but not least, wrap more paper beads.  I want to try and find different paper to use, like that book from Thailand.  If I'm real careful, maybe I can still use the book in some way as a journal - like I originally planned when I bought it!  I'll also keep my eyes open for any unusual paper I find on my travels.  One of the most meticulous chores of making paper beads is cutting the paper... that definitely needs to be done at home!

6 comments:

Jenny said...

I am really intriqued with the idea of coptic markers. I want to try them sometime. Have a fun trip.

Jenny said...

I thought you'd get a kick out of my validation word...artsy How perfect for your blog.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Have fun on your trips and good luck with your goals :)

BeadedTail said...

Wish you were coming to Oregon but hope you have fun anyway!

cindy said...

2 trips? Can I go too?!)

BoBoBoo said...

I just like the mandala there; found it in google searching for ["mandala" "drawing"] and thought it was cool. With micron pens I draw some too, this one is a Feathered Mace if you care for a look.

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