6/1-6/2/2020

I know I haven’t been doing a good job of keeping up with writing here, but I haven’t been doing anything very new or interesting lately.  Yesterday I worked for several hours on the cards from scraps that never seem to go away.  I’m almost done with them…and by almost, I think I just need to add a few embellishments, and my work here is done, thankfully.  It’s been a really long process.  I’ve seen Jennifer McGuire say she’s made thirty cards in an afternoon and I have to say, I don’t believe her.  Even if I made every card exactly the same, I don’t think I could do it.  Maybe it’s because I get sidetracked, “Squirrel!”  I’m not sure what the deal is, but seriously, I don’t think it’s possible, unless you have a bunch of mice and some dwarfs singing “Hi Ho, Hi ho, it’s off to work we go.”  And even then, I think it’s impossible for me.  I’ll make sure to count the ones I’ve done so I can say it’s taken me weeks to produce however many I’ve produced…And sadly, it’s not like they are spectacular to look at…they’re just run of the mill cards…(I’m going to let it go, or not.)

The other thing I’ve been doing, is working on a diamond painting of hedgehogs.  It’s a mother hedgehog on a bicycle (because every hedgehog can and does own and ride a bike)…She’s pulling an egg carton with her babies inside, because that’s the easiest way to transport baby hedgehogs.  I’d finished the egg carton and just didn’t like the “logo” near the top…I’m not sure what it was supposed to say or represent, but it was weird, so I popped the diamonds out, and changed it to the word “egg.”  I know you’re wondering why it doesn’t say “eggs,” but there wasn’t enough space for the “s,” so there you go…The babies are a little bit odd too, as some have distinctive eyes and others don’t.  Why not, you ask?  I have no idea.  I think the makers of diamond paintings get bored with small details like eyes, and throw in the towel after they’ve drawn them on one or two of the animals.  It’s like the diamond painting of the birds and a deer shadow that I showed in my last completed diamond art video, where the birds didn’t have beaks….how would they be able to eat with no beaks….these are questions too large for the artists that create diamond paintings.

I’m finishing the background color, off-white, and have maybe another day’s worth of work until it’s complete, and then I’ll need to go back and dig out a bunch of diamonds to add eyes to the babies and maybe outline them better, so they stand out more clearly.

If you saw my last Fansell’s haul video, you would have seen the birthday embellishments that I’ve already finished.  I said I’d show them in a card video, and I used several of the embellishments on my scrap cards, so you’ll definitely see them in action.  I only used one per card, as I thought the backgrounds were interesting, and if I had used more, I would have covered up too much of the initial work I’d done on them.  I think the embellishments really add to the cards, and hope you think so too.

I’m off to finish the scrap cards, and let’s all hope tonight is the last night I ever have to think about them.  I’d like to see the top of my desk, but that’s a pretty big wish, and I’m not sure if it’s a feasibility.  I guess we’ll have to wait to see.

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