Blue skies, white fluffy clouds and loads of flowers, life is great in the mountains.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
This is the bane of the herb garden: bronze fennel. It has a root like a carrot and the seeds will grow I think in concrete. This year I am cutting the flowers as soon as they emerge. The leaves are like petals of lace. Be careful with this plant. When it likes a space, it spreads.
Monday, June 9, 2014
I was preparing for an art class in using household stuff to make art, when I saw a pile of fun foam. I had been making stamps out of erasers for an art swap. I thought fun foam seems like a thin bit of rubber. The four rectangles above are fun foam. I got them on clearance at Michaels thinking one day I will use these.
If you feel like you can't draw, there are some samples for personal use in her book.
A flying insect or a moth or butterfly cut from foam created 31 images before I ran out of ink.
As I create these stamps, I am learning to cut away on some and leave some foam around the edges on others. This is a great craft for kids to enjoy this summer. You can also use fabric paint and make all sorts of original clothing, bags, or curtains. Because the stamps are unmounted you can also use them on clay pots.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
bed I created. It is surrounded by daffodils, day lilies, and a peony about ready to bloom.