Friday, February 20, 2015

Pink Saturday Winter Play

Winter play - skiing, ice skating, snow-boarding.

Back-in-the-day we did enjoyed skiing but I cannot tolerate the cold and the fear of breaking one of these old bones keeps me indoors. I avoid going out especially now with the frigid temperatures. While trying to stay warm and not get bored out of my mind, I play. 

I've always enjoyed playing with boxes. I love to "up-cycle" them. Take for example this old watch box. The watch is long gone. Some may think that I should have tossed the box into the trash. But why? It was a great little box.

I played with some paper and glue, a little glitter, a few gems and some buttons. I like how it turned out but now I'm not sure if I should keep it or give it away. What would you keep in a butterfly box, wishes, kisses, more butterflies?

 
 
 
 

Another winter pastime I enjoy is putting together jigsaw puzzles.  A friend of mine calls working on jigsaw puzzles "winter sports." I'm just getting started on this one. I hope Spring is here by the time I get it completed.

 
I'm linking this to -  How Sweet The Sound Pink Saturday

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sharing Gray Shades

A different kind of shades of gray...


The link below is to a beautiful post by my friend Marcia. She wrote this particular post as a tribute to a family friend who has passed away. I've been following Marcia for a couple of years and I've always loved her blogging style.

http://marciapilar.net/2015/02/18/a-very-good-friend/

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Watercolor Class...

Back in November I signed up for this watercolor class. http://store.creativeworkshops.me/Watercolor-Christmas-Cards--Laurie-May_p_141.html

Things didn't go as I planned for the next month and I didn't do the class. Finally in late January I decided it was time. Below are photos of my pieces. It was a fun and easy class.  One thing I like about the on-line classes here at the Creative Workshop is that once you purchase the class you can go at your own pace and there is usually a long period of time that you have access to the classes. Perfect for me. The Christmas ball, holly leaf, and the Cardinal are from the class. The flowers are my watercolor doodles

Gee, there is a new class at Creative Workshop that I'm interested in trying, making a chubby little book. My favorite projects are making little books and decorating boxes. Perhaps I'll buy myself a Valentine's Day gift.