Sunday, May 25, 2008

South Carolina

Had a great vacation! Everyone needs to get away even if it is just for a few days. My week off I spent in South Carolina, it was so much fun. My husband and I went to Santee Cooper, and went fishing for cat fish. We went out with a guide on Lake Marion, his name was Gus, he certainly knew what he was doing and he made the fishing fun.

Gus seemed to know where the catfish were, and while we were waiting for them to bite he told us about the lake, how it was made, very interesting. Gus also gave us some really good fishing tips. And when the fish started biting they didn’t stop. It was great!

Because the lake was man made and the water was put on top of trees that never got finished being cut down, the line would snag, and he showed us how to pop the pole to release it from the snag. Whenever we saw the pole bend we thought it was a fish, Gus knew if it was a snag or a fish, I still can’t figure out how he knew just by looking at the pole. He even knew if a fish hit the pole and he’d say you got a hit, within a minute the fish came back and was caught. (We let all our fish that we caught go back immediately after the catch.)

I also saw an absolutely beautiful eucalyptus tree down by the lake; of course I had
to take a picture. The May flies were out the one morning that we were there they sort of looked like dragon flies…at least someone told me they were May flies. I really don’t know.

We also went to the Crab Festival by Myrtle Beach that was fun too. They had all kinds of food and vendors selling crafts. I enjoyed looking around at the fair, and it was right by the water. The weather was perfect the whole time we were there.

Here is a new addition to my sisters OOAK fairies, each one is different and they are not made from a mold. The finished fairies will be listed on ebay. This fairy is a custom made fairy for one of her buyers.

To rest ones body renews your strength, to rest ones mind renews the creative forces that have stagnated over time. It brightens the colors that one visualizes, and allows the senses to become excited over new ideas.

LuLu Borealis

Friday, May 9, 2008

Craft Supplies


I have been creating cards and scrapbooks as well as scrapbook pages for quite some time. Jewelry has also been among my creative crafts, I can’t help myself I love to make things. I love taking something through each stage of development and see what the final outcome will be. There have been times I have stepped back to look at the final outcome of my creations and thought what was I thinking?

I am sure we all had creations that well, lets just say remain somewhere in the back of a closet or on a shelf somewhere not meant to be seen. I don’t consider those as failures, but another process of learning, even if the lesson is learning what not to do.

One thing that I really love is waiting for my supplies to come. When I know something is coming I check the mail box constantly, if I see the mail truck I can barely wait for him to finally get to my house. If I am out, when I do get home I am looking on the steps as I am pulling into the driveway to see if a package has arrived.

It doesn’t matter if it is paper that was ordered or jewelry supplies, I can’t wait to rip the package open and see it, I don’t care if it is something that I have ordered before. I just can’t wait to see what is inside the package, even though I am the one that placed the order you would think that this was a surprise gift that I didn’t know I was getting.

Nothing gives me more joy then when my supplies arrive except after I have made something and someone just loves it. That is what makes my soul smile…

If I am inspired to create something and it catches your eye, it is at this moment in time our creative souls touch.

LuLu Borealis