Week 18's challenge (May 2) was "fabric" with the journal prompt "the fabric of our lives." My sewing machine has been broken for a few months, so I haven't been able to do any sewing either in my journal or just on fabric, so I've been hanging on to bits and pieces of things. This spread actually came from a large painting I did in a class I took with Tracy Vergudo. Two of the Art to the 5th ladies, Roben-Marie Smith and Sandy Keene, were also in that class with me! Roben-Marie and I joked about getting our stencils out when we were struggling. :-)
Anywho, in the long run, I enjoyed the class but I wasn't happy with the painting and got tired of staring at it taking up space, so I finally cut the canvas off the frame and have been using bits and pieces of it here and there. I actually like it much more in smaller doses! The original was 30 x 30. So in that sense, my "fabric" was "canvas." I also added little strips of ribbon fabric and rhinestones I found in the $1 aisle at Michael's. Is there any regular visitor to Michael's who can resist the $1 aisle?
This was the week of our state baseball tournament and my work car broke down on my way over to Tallahassee to pack up a few things before I could head down to Lakeland for the tournament. Thankfully, the car died on me as I was pulling into a rest stop, so I was able to wait there for a tow truck instead of the side of I-10! I was towed into a Tallahassee repair shop, picked up a rental and got a few things done in the office before I could turn around and try to make it to Lakeland in time for the opening banquet and end of season awards ceremony. Barely made it! That was the "fabric of my life" for the week. Hanging out watching ball games is not a bad way to spend the work day. There are perks to my job! :-)
See more of my 2015 Documented Life Project posts here, and check out the whole project and everything else the Art to the 5th gals have to offer here.