Last Thursday night I actually remembered to go to the monthly Fiber Artists of Oklahoma meeting. The guest was young local kirigami artist and painter Malcom Zachariah (@lakshwadeep on instagram). He brought some of his small pieces and gave a lovely talk about papercutting. He followed up with a little demo and then we got to dive in! He makes lots of animals, and walked us through creating some. The top two pics are one of his abstract pieces while the bottom two are a a bird and a stegasaurus I cut during the event. It was really fun and freeing. Definitely check out his work.
My flowers are all too little to be blooming, but one of my generic bushes has flowers on it! I don't think I've ever seen flowers on it before (or possibly just not noticed), but I was so excited! They're pretty and white! I'm not sure what kind of bush this is, but it makes me happy it's blooming.
I had to take a break from my office the other day so I took a stroll around campus. It was really a beautiful spring day, and I loved the view of the big round water feature (it's a bit hard to see but is that dark low thing in the middle). It makes such a pleasant sound as it bubbles everywhere (even though it is a campus hot point due to costs associated with maintaining it).
We're having the baby shower at work today for the lady whose quilt I showed last week or the week before. I made another cake and thank goodness this time Blue didn't try any. I was going for sheep, but I think they look a bit more like albino lions. Oh well. Also, I had some leftover yellow frosting I'd frozen from the last cake-- this is what happens if you accidentally over microwave while thawing. It was this crystallized explosion. Weird.
Tomorrow morning I leave on a trip to Scotland. My nephew has discovered Flat Stanley, a paper cut out carrier who travels the world, and he asked me if I would take a Flat Stanley on my trip. Here she is, all neon and rainbow, ready to have her picture taken traveling throughout the highlands! Obviously any Flat Stanley traveling with me was going to be brightly colored. Wish me luck everyone, I hope my knees don't collapse!
I'll most likely be out the next couple of weeks, but I'll see you guys in June. For now, click on over to LeeAnna's for more positivity!