Warm weather has finally arrived this week here in Chi-town....which means it is summer outside. Yay! We kind of bypass spring here and usually go right from winter (which has been waaaaaaay too long again this past season) into the toasty warm summer temps. With rain mixed in, of course. And everything blooming on hyperdrive and all at once.
Both of these events address the reasons I haven't posted in the past week or two. Yes, I've opted to spend the time outside instead of inside on my computer blogging. (Can you blame me after the winter WE just escaped from?!). It's been so amazing not wearing winter gear (heavy coats, hats, gloves, the works) and breathing in air that doesn't burn my lungs. So yes, I have to say opportunities to walk outside have definitely trumped computer time indoors.
If you don't suffer from seasonal or other environmental allergies, this next reason probably won't really resonate with you. Basically, it's been tough to see clearly through itchy, watering (and very irritated) eyes. Whatever I'm mainly allergic to every spring was apparently mega-dosing the past couple weeks. Even with windows closed as much as possible, both humans and dogs brought pollen and other allergens right into the house each time anyone stepped outdoors for even a few minutes. Staring at a computer monitor had to be limited to "deadlined" projects and necessary tasks.
The misery lasts until it rains and washes much of the mess out of the air and keeps it trapped on the soggy ground. Which happened yesterday evening so....here I am! Perhaps relief only for a day, but I'm enjoying the respite, nonetheless.
HOWEVER....allergies and outdoor fun has not stopped me from creating new art or crafting new projects! Or creating a sale in my Etsy shop! 25% off ALL original art dog, cat and wildlife note cards! Visit www.sweetpetatoes.etsy.com to visit my shop. Lots of items listed...from scrapbook kits to handcrafted one-of-a-kind silk ties.
If you have not done so yet, please drop by www.mixedmediaart.net and take a peek at my debut article on the blog. It is under the Product Review Section but you can just search on top under my name Gail Green and the article will pop up. Or try this direct link......http://www.mixedmediaart.net/?s=gail+green
And, in the spirit of the season, here's one of the projects in the blog article....
I also have another project posted on the Linnie Blooms Design Team Blog....it's pretty cool so take a jog over to that site, as well... www.linnieblooms.blogspot.com
For more info on Linnie Blooms products, visit their website.
Another article will be posting sometime next week...
Have a Happy Mother's Day!