A little blog about the life of a somewhat lost dreamer....looking for my grace in this crazy world.

08 March 2015

So much snow...

We have had so much snow this year... and so late in the year.  Campus was closed for four days a couple of weeks ago due to the weather, and again Thursday and Friday of last week for snow and cold again.  That's practically unheard of.  Because we've moved to a new system at work, I was able to more or less keep up with things, I worked from home... in my jammies... and got TONS of stuff done, but, once that was done, what to do?

I thought about it for a while, then decided to build a boat.  (My Bonus One and I were texting and I told her what I was doing... she asked if I was gathering animals.  Is it any wonder I love her so?) Anyway, I've done this a couple of times, but I'd love to  have a whole fleet of them, so I tried it again.  They are based on the boats of Ann Wood.  I so do love her work... especially the new flamingos

This time, I drew my own pattern.  It sorta kinda worked, I had a bit of reworking along the way every so often, but it worked out well...

First, I cut the pattern from 140 lb watercolour paper, and used book tape to put it together in the basic shape.

Then old, torn book pages were glued to it.  (Ann uses wall paper paste, I did finally go get some, still not entirely sure how I feel about it.)

All covered, and left to dry for the night.

Base coats of paint, and the sails starting construction (sails made of muslin and bamboo skewers).

Colors added and a coat of finish on it.  A little aging will be added...

And finally, the boat is constructed...

Flags are added for fun...

And it's a boat.  Isn't it amazing what you can do with some paper, a few old book pages, some paint, fabric and thread?

It's not at my house, it now belongs to my Little One, who just celebrated her 23rd birthday yesterday...

What creative things have you guys been doing?

27 February 2015

And the winner is...

All the names of the folks who commented here and on Facebook were tossed into a hat, and the one that fell out was...

Jennifer Apfel!!!

Jennifer has 48 hours to send me her mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks everyone who participated, and for those who didn't win... you know there will be more give aways!

Last call....

If you want in on the mini house earring give away... today's the day!
This afternoon/evening sometime I will be picking a winner... and I will announce that winner here and on Facebook.  They then have 48 hours to get in touch with their address or another winner will be chosen.

Your comments should be directed to THIS post.

Good luck!

23 February 2015

Little pink (and aqua) houses...

Check it out, my little houses have gotten even tinier... and turned into earrings!

And, guess what?  Since I haven't had a give away in a very long time, I think these would be perfect to give... here are the rules:

Leave a comment... one per person (but this is also over on Facebook... and you can leave one comment there too)...get the comment in by Friday, February 27th.  One name will be chosen and announced here and on Facebook... the winner has 48 hours to email me their mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

13 February 2015

He used to pretend he was a dog...

But I know he was just a short, very hairy human boy...

He left me just after noon today... my heart is broken.  There are no words...

08 February 2015

New pretties...

So, these came out of no where this week. 

Think I adore them. 

03 February 2015

Just a reminder...



The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.
                                                                                  Fabienne Fredrickson



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