Wednesday, August 31, 2016

End of August

I took Max and Mila to Altitude, the trampoline park, yesterday.  An hours worth of bouncing all over the place was enough to deplete my energy, and I was just watching!  

The above pic is from the Altitude site.  I wish I'd had my camera with me; getting pictures from my phone to my blog always presents a problem.  M & M were all over the place--from the regular mats to the Ninja obstacle course.  :)  

The last of the postcards using the 
steampunk mail carrier figure I
made several years ago.
A thank you to Iliana, a friend from my book blog,
who sent me a book.

To Melody in Singapore.
Melody  is also a friend from my book blog,
and a regular correspondent!
Because the letters take so long to get
back and forth,
we send postcards in between.

I didn't like the face before it was painted.
I don't like it now, either.
...maybe a hat would improve things.
Nope, not so much.
Will re-paint face and hope for something better.
Then the hat may stay or go.
I am not sad to see the end of August,
but summer here is not over until 
the temperatures drop into the 80's.
We do love those cool snaps.  :)


  1. That letter was heartbreaking Jen, so powerful! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. It was a powerful letter, wasn't it? Very inspiring about how to treat your fellow man.

  2. P.S. Please give me your opinion on my bog post from yesterday, the white or the grey paper?

    1. :) How cool, Debra! I like the grey paper better!

  3. Wishing a cool snap in your direction...

  4. Why change her??? She looks the way i often feel. Her torso is beautiful.

    1. Oh, I just don't like her face. I may even go back to the clay and alter the features a little.
      Thanks for comment about her torso. Last year, in November, I got caught up embroidering doll bodies that I'd made, but that didn't work out for the projects I had in mind. The embroidery kept me "meditated" for quite a while. :)

  5. Hmm, the face had me so intrigued that I missed the body. I like it, too. I think maybe the problem is that the body is pretty/happy, but her face is sad, perhaps, or worried. The two are lovely separate, but it's confusing with them together. But then again, what do I know? I have never made anything closer to a doll than softies and those were years ago.
    What a great idea to use a photo of your work for a postcard. The little steampunk mail carrier is just too perfect! Have you considered selling them? They'd make adorable gifts.

    1. I wanted to try for a sad face, but I didn't like it when I made it and still don't. You are right though, the embroidered body and the head just don't match. Will have to make another head for the body--probably cloth. The sad head may remain without a body for a long time. :)

      I made the mail carrier several years ago, but I still like him. He is so simple and so small, and since I'm doing so much mail art now, maybe I'll make another postman...or woman!


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