Rainy days = hot tea, warm blankets, and art projects. No homework, no stress, just a good time spent with friends. This post is going to serve as a little life update and also a look at some of the art projects I’ve been working on.
In case you missed it, Hurricane Matthew struck the East Coast of the Untied States this past Thursday and Friday and impacted cities all along the coast. The University of South Carolina canceled classes starting Wednesday through the remainder of the week, and while the break was nice and all, I was so unproductive. I could’ve started on homework, written so many blog posts, or finished my major project for the blog. Instead, I took naps, hung out with my fellow staff members, and wasted my days. But, maybe that’s what I needed. Life has been so hectic since school started, and maybe I just needed some time to myself.
Being cooped up in a dorm room all day is no fun. There’s really only so many episodes of a TV show that I can watch before getting extremely bored and start looking for something else to do. Luckily, the university does such a wonderful job organizing events for students to do during unexpected breaks and days off. This year, they had canvas, picture frame, and mason jar painting.
Spending an afternoon crafting is just my thing, so you better bet I was there for at least three hours. During that time, I made a beautiful canvas and coordinating picture frame. I’m so impressed with how they turned out, especially for being in a rush when it came to choosing a design.
After three hours, my friends were done, and we headed back to the dorms. My creative juices were still flowing so I decided to whip out my watercolors and start painting. I’d drawn out a few designs a couple of days prior that just needed to be filled in.
Those watercolors still weren’t enough to satisfy me, so I brought out the hand lettering supplies. About a month ago, I drew out a “it’s pumpkin spice and everything nice season” piece, but my lazy self never gout around to actually finishing it…
I’m working on making my dorm room less dorm-y and more apartment-y in the decor style and created some small hand lettering pieces as well. There’ll be a blog post out soon about how I’m planning on improving the look of my room. And let me tell you, I’m pumped.
Were you affected by Hurricane Matthew? What are your favorite things to craft?