Monday, March 31, 2014

Don't Push



I've hit a dry spell on what to blog about, I've decided not to push it; the more I worry about it, the less inspired I feel. I've devoted a small amount of time working on a few projects I have going but they remain unfinished.  I spent a few hours last week reading; it's hard to find much time for such a treat so I basked in it as long a possible.  My Sweetie recently bought me a new Kindle Paper White, got to say I love it!  it's small compact and super easy on the eyes.

I've had this cutting board sitting by my studio table for a few months.  I considered painting a design on it but I have a few boards I've painted over the past couple of years and didn't want another one.  But...I love painting these boards so I decided to try a graphic transfer on it instead. This graphic is from   The Graphics Fairy  where you can find a large selection of graphics to choose from. You can find the instruction for creating the wax paper transfer (which is the process I used) HERE

Look who is posing with her toy.  There is a story behind this toy in her mouth...


A few months ago I began a new game with Sadie.  I can't remember if I mentioned it in one of my posts or not but if I did please indulge me on repeating it.  Last summer I watched a show on Dog Town about a family who trained a border collie to be a rescue dog.  In this small segment of the show it demonstrated a few of the techniques they use for this training.  I decided to give it a try on my Sadie.  At first, she was easily distracted so I didn't push her. I have discovered it's no fun for either of us if I try to make her do something she doesn't want to do, the pout (her pouting, of course) just isn't worth it.  Every few weeks I go through this training with her and she shows a little more interest each time, she's able to go a little longer without distraction.  Sadie is actually getting pretty good at this little game.   This photo is what she does when she wants to play the "rescue" game.  She sits with this toy in her mouth and will follow me around with it if I'm not paying attention.  If you notice in the photo she isn't looking at me while I snap her photo.  She will always sit pretty for me as I take her picture but she won't look at the camera, she always turns her head to the side as if to say...this is my best side...I think she's shy.

Share..Inspire..Create..Believe
~willa~


7 comments:

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love what you did with your cutting board - I had one sitting around for years and finally gave it away as I didn't know how to refinish it! Your pup is a sweetie♥ ~*~Lisa

Debra said...

I love your cutting board!
How did you do the transfer?

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, I love the cutting board, looks great. Such a sweet furry face, Blessings Francine.

jennifer768 said...

Love how your cutting board turned out! Sadie has stolen my heart.Be blessed,Jen

Raggedy Creations said...

Sadie is so cute. Yep I hit dry bumps most of the time.

Hang in there.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the cutting board...it turned out great. Sadie is so adorable!! She reminds me of our Sheltie that we had...she lived to be 16 years old.
Hope you have a great week.
~Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your cutting board. Graphics fairy has so many wonderful images to use. Enjoy your week my friend! Just blog about what interests you and when you feel like it! We want to have fun with our blogs!

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