Once upon a time, long long ago, in a land far away my OCD was allowed to function in all it's rigidly organized glory. Now to be clear - my mental disorders are not of the useful variety. I was not perfectly spotless and germaphobic like Monk. HOWEVER, there were PARTS that were EXACT and they were EXACT EVERY DAY - from routines to general household stuff. Enter children...and it all went right out the window. Over the years I learned to let go of some of it but not all of it. So what happens when my stuff is all over the place? It makes my brain crazy! I know there was a book about this somewhere along the way in the 70s. Case in point recently MY PANTRY. Holy. Disaster.
When we built this house the boys were older, I finished school and was able to keep it and myself fairly organized and neat. My pantry was very exact - every item and shape of food had it's place. Well it has not been kept up with in 6 years - notice how that coincides with Pezza's age! Yesterday morning I could take it NO MORE! I took every single thing out, threw out anything expired and then put it all back in exactly the way it is SUPPOSED to go. It is BEAUTIFUL! I keep the door open and every time I walk by i gaze into it to get some peace in my brain! If I could fit in it I might go IN the pantry and just hang out for a bit....if anyone needs me......
I saw the most recent mixed media challenge posted on splitcoast stampers and plaayed with it a bit this morning. The challenge is to use a resist technique.
Twinkling H20s and let them move and blend. This much water was once again NO PROBLEM for my Stillman & Birn journal!
M's Place onto watercolor paper using Archival Ink and painted it using Twinks. I mimicked the journal page in the background of the house and then edged it with Walnut Stain ink to make it stand out from the background. I thought it was a great match to my quote!