Tag sparkles

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I think I used too much glitter…

I finished my second fairy house today. Added all the decorations, admittedly, mostly glitter. I also found a few other odds and ends to put inside – my compact mirror and some tiny animals from boxes of Red Rose tea (or whatever it’s called). I used my bottle cap to top the thread-spool-crochet-topped mushroom table and added a magical button swing/elevator on the second level. I also used pink thread to add a bit of flowyness to the outside, and a button hangs down above the entrance. I think I finally made something that my husband *liked* the glitter on…although now it’s all over me and I can’t seem to get it off. 🙂
 
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In other news, I went outside today when we had a bit of sun and that felt really good and I stopped coughing for a bit. I’m coughing again now, but I think I’m getting better. 🙂

Art and Emotion

Today I was legitimately happy – the air was warm(er than it has been) the sun was out, I was able to walk with little need for my coat and I felt like doing something creative and new. At first I wanted to do something with a book, but then Alex reminded me that we have a dictionary in pieces – as I started getting things out I remembered other things that I had – stickers, paint, markers, glitter, glue sticks. 2 hours, some leg cramps and realizing I really need a desk later, I made this:

I didn’t really have a goal in mind, I was just making something that felt peaceful and inspiring – if it’s possible to paint using your emotions in lieu of your eyes, that’s what this is.