Saw these whimsical birdhouses at the garden center yesterday. I told myself I think I could make something like this. After getting home and calling to ask for the prices, I told myself "I know I could make one of these. Diane
Last summer some wasps began making a nest on a projecting nail under the roof of the patio. They used a nail! Soon it began to grow and I was carried away with the process. It was amazing to watch. Soon we had a problem. Instead of one or two wasps there were too many to deal with. So we had to wait till a very chilly day and then I, of course, had to get it down. I won't do that again, but, it was still a miraculous creation. Diane
This little bunny was originally a candy holder. Years ago he cost me 25 cents at a garage sale. Isn't it funny that you can remember exactly where you found your treasure even many years later? And the low price makes it even more special? I think if I'd paid more for it in a store it wouldn't mean nearly as much as this one. The old postcard is from my Grandmother's collection.
My journals seem to be the only thing I consistently do. In fact they're a passion. I keep thinking I'll get other types of art done but mostly I do gifts. This is my last one, it's 4" x 6", just the right size to tuck in and work on anywhere.
Here are a couple pages
The little girl is my granddaughter who had just lost a tooth by falling on the playground face first.
Hope you have a wonderful and happy St. Patrick's Day. Diane
I'm finally getting a fire lit under me for Valentine's day. I envy you gals who jump right in and begin creating and are all ready for the next holiday when it rolls around. Snow falling, 30 degrees outside, a great day to be inside cutting and playing in my studio. Hearts, flowers, thinking of the first grade and the red and white box that Mrs. Simms had decorated with valentines and how much fun it was to anticipate what must be inside. As it was usually we each got a valentine from all of the other kids and one from the teacher, and heart shaped cookies and little cups of punch.. What a wonderful holiday. Diane