Hiya Journal & Friends,
Okay, I'll admit it... I'm a sucker for catchy names. So when I decided to decorate tennies with doodles, I just HAD to call them something fun.
Shoes with Doodles. :-D har har har
I got a great deal on white mule tennies (12 bucks a pair), so ordered 5 pair, all in white. I finally finished my first pair... and wanted to share pics of it, along with my MISTAKES!
I really DID think of this weight loss journey, especially while fixing my mistakes. The mistakes were frustrating, causing it to take a lot longer. But just because I was learning as I went and made mistakes, I didn't give up. I corrected... I learned... and kept my finished goal in mind. Honestly, I didn't drum that up... it really DID teach me another lesson. :-)
Without further ado... my first Shoodle!
Have you figured out my mistake yet??
Big boo boo to draw it in with pencil first!
It smudged, making it dirty looking,
and try as you might, the pencil shows
and you can't erase it. It took a LOT of
white acrylic paint to fix that goof up.
See this next one, especially in the
checks and around the star? Yuk.
Well, live and learn. Next time it will go faster.
There's no right or wrong way... so instead
of buying ribbons for laces, or using plain
white ones, I dyed these variegated shades
of yellow & orange. First watery yellow in
a glass jar; dunked them in... then dabbed
on some orangey color while still wet.
And ta da! My first finished pair of Shoodles!
PS: If you'd like to try your hand making your own Shoodles, check out my comment for a list of Hints.
Today's Peek at the Past (I almost skipped reading this one, since it was "just" a Challenge update, and today's post was long already. I'm glad I didn't skip it! I needed to be reminded of the level of commitment it takes to accomplish my goals.)
From Day 99, November 16, 2009:
"Friday was a close call... hubby came home early from work, and I almost talked myself out of doing it, figuring oh well, I can just do it Saturday. Well, duh! He will be here all day Saturday! I realized I was just making an excuse to put it off, and not putting forth my best effort. So yes, I went ahead and cranked up the music and danced with Richard Simmons."
From Dr Phil's book: "Make time for exercise, then protect that time... NO EXCUSES. Let nothing interfere, absolutely nothing."
My verse for today: "Praise the Lord, O my soul... who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."
My quote for today: "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work." --Emile Zola (1840-1902)
Enjoy the Journey,