This summer has been so enjoyable and relaxing. We really didn't go on vacation but we did things around the house and outside, some summers are just that way. I guess it kind of carried over to summer schooling too. We just took it easy, enjoyed ourselves and had a lot of fun and learned along the way.
About two weeks ago my husband rescued ( yea rescued.) polliwogs from a ditch that was just about dried up, and since we have Rescue fish why not Rescue polliwogs!! actually I had been bugging him to take us on a polliwog hunt because I wanted some frogs and or toads. Thus the rescue wogs!
But this has turned into such a fun thing to do with Claire for summer school, we are looking at one weekly ( we catch it out of the pond I'm sure it's not the same one every week.) and then we look at it with a magnifying glass to see what's different about it and do a journal page! She loves it and so does my niece. Oh I love when things turn out as planned! and the big excitement will be finding out if it's a Frog or a Toad!
I started taking a drawing class and I love it, although it can be pretty challenging. I guess I never looked at things so Closely before, it's really amazing, and beautiful. Now if I can only learn to draw what I see... Oh I will be soooooo happy!
Are you doing anything that you have always wanted to do?
I've been trying a few things with paper, lately it's casting. It can be fun and it can be frustrating.. I tried making a bowl ( 3 times.) and all three times it failed. Stuck to the glass.. But have been doing molds and am loving it. My only problem is having the patience to wait until it's completely dry! This is my fish I've been working on. Isn't he cute and whimsical!! I just noticed I need to finish his eye.
I love using glitter glue can you tell! It makes everything whimsical, I used blue and pink paper, the paper he is on is also homemade. Now I have to figure out what I want to do with him. Should I put him on a card or make a picture with him.... decisions, decisions..
There's nothing more enjoyable than walking around in our gardens in the morning with a cup of coffee and taking in all the sights and sounds. Today as I was enjoying my walk I took note of some flowers I wanted to dry for future projects. Virginia Blue Bells ( I had never dried before but didn't they turn out nice!) some Forget Me Not's, and wild Violets. I started trying to dry flowers I think around 10 or so, with a shoe box full of sand. I don't remember if it worked or not but drying flowers has always fascinated me. What is something you've tried off and on since you were a child that has always fascinated you?
Last Saturday I spent the afternoon at the local art studio taking a loom weaving class. It was so relaxing and enjoyable, although I would have liked to have been able to pick a color, this was alright as it's my husbands favorite so I knew right away I would make it for him.
I loved using the shuttle and learning to use 2 of the peddles. I did enjoy it but it seems like a lot to set up a loom and I think I would get terribly bored after the excitement wore off. I have to be careful when deciding which things ( hobbies, crafts, etc.) to pursue as I do tend to get bored with it after awhile. I enjoyed learning how to make this scarf but I am not going to go out and get a loom, and will probably not weave again for a long while. But isn't my model handsome?!? What is something you tried and enjoyed but probably wont pursue?
I've been busy making cards, and some home made paper. Seems a shame to not be able to use it..
As you know I've started a letter writing group and would really like a few more people to exchange letters with, would any of my blogger friends be interested? If so just send me an email ( it's in my profile.) Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi! I'm a 50 something wife, mother, grandma. I love antiquing, letter writing, paper making, and crafts of all types. I enjoy spending time outdoors gardening and walking, I love all the seasons and can't imagine living anywhere else.