Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dried Flowers and Home Made Paper

Two of my favorite things are making paper, and drying flowers, and the fact that the two can be combined opens my mind to so many possibilities!! The excitement as each dry and watching the colors change, sometimes for the good and other times....well....not so good, but it's still fun and exciting.


 
I've enjoyed making paper for years and it always amazes me!
 
 
Drying flowers speaks for itself.
 A constant reminder of summer days and fragrant breezes
Does anyone want to come play?
 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Walks

Last Sunday we went for a walk on a new trail near home. It's always nice to walk along the water and watch the freighters and the local tour boats ( ours and Canada's!)  Claire especially enjoyed the mother goose and goslings.
 
I can't believe school has already started and fall is just around the corner, although the crickets and cicadas sure are a constant reminder. I guess that is what I love about Michigan, the seasons change and each has their own splendor to share..


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's School Time Again.

The first day of school always comes with some excitement ( Claire has a new classroom this year and a new teacher!) I'm excited for all the possibilities and learning opportunities, for friends, and fun! but for awhile I worry, will she say what she needs or will she struggle in silence? will she join in or exclude herself? will she be careful on the playground? the list goes on. I know as a mother of 2 other children that it's pretty normal for a parent to have these feelings ...So to all the parents out there sending their children to school know your not alone, and to all the teachers who so lovingly chose teaching as their career I thank you.
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sorting, Counting, and Summer Fun!

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.
 

 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Days and Pollywogs

 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! 
Have a Toadally  Awesome Day!
 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New to drawing and Dimensions

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?

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Paper Experiments

 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..