Friday, June 14, 2019

GARDEN PLANTING CONTINUING...

I took a break from potting my herbs and veggies to walk around the house and see what type of flowers/weeds were growing.
 Of course, my favorite...dandelions.
Not sure what these are but they are popping up all over and I love their pink bodies.
 I was happy to find honeysuckle.  I love the smell.
 Not sure what bush this is either but the pink flowers are gorgeous.
And, another weed I am sure, but these little flowers are popping up also.

Today was basically an outside day.  I wanted to get all my herbs and veggies potted up.  And, best news of all, I did.  The day was supposed to be warm and sunny.  Well, that it was not.  Dark and cool. But no rain. So I was able to finish all the potting and clean up after myself.

Everything looks good so here's hoping...

I did work on the mosaic a bit more last night...
I really like the way it turned out, don't you?

Well, my knees and legs and arms...well, let's just say...my entire body is rebelling after so much heavy lifting (Those dirt bags are heavy especially when they are wet inside!), potting plants, laying down more cardboard, etc.  So I think I will call it a week.  I hope your week was as productive as mine turned out to be.

Here's today's Haiku:
Hands deep in dark brown
Dirt give way to promises
Of fresh fall veggies.

Thanks for stopping by this past week...
See you on Monday...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CONFETTI OR MOSAIC?

Back to sweatshirt and vest weather.  I was actually tempted to turn the furnace back on, but instead I just added more clothes.  The day was mostly dark and rainy.  What a difference a day makes, right?

So after yesterday's less than stellar result with fabric confetti, I tried using glue again creating a tree. First the basic tree trunk and branches...

And now the tree with leaves...

Here's a close-up...
And yes, all the pieces of fabric are attached to the background.

Well, it looks better than the first try.  I actually like it but I think adding some tulle or netting would be advisable.

So, I decided to take the tiny pieces which are around 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch square and try something else.  Here is the result...



I am still working on this mosaic but so far I like it.  I am going to try the confetti again but this time on a black background. 

Well, tomorrow is forecast to be sunny and dry.  I hope so because I want to pot up all my veggies and herbs and get them in the fenced in garden area.

Here's today's Haiku:
Nature has many
Moments to share with all to
Encourage our rest.

Thanks for dropping by...
See you tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

PLANTING & CONFETTI PICTURE TRY

Planting continued today...I finished planting the flowers in the long area next to the house.  By the way,  those windows are my studio windows...
My knees are rebelling right now so after finishing this area, and drilling holes into the containers for the container garden, I stopped, took a quick shower and am now working on some creative projects.

Basically, confetti fabric pictures.  I am trying to see if this technique can work without the powder glue and the results are mixed.

I already had several colors cut into small pieces...

To make confetti, take a small amount of the pieces (And I do mean small.) and using a rotary cutter on a cutting board, go back and forth to make the confetti...

I used iron-on adhesive and created a tree first...

Then I sprinkled on the confetti, first green...

And second, orange...

This is the result after ironing...

Not exactly what I want, but not too bad. 

I am actually wondering what would happen if I used glue instead, spreading it thinly, sprinkling on the confetti, pressing down and letting dry.  Guess that will be my next project.

Here's today's Haiku:
Laugher is the best
Medicine, works better than
Crying any day.

Well guess I will take some pain meds for my knees.  Maybe they will quiet down to a mild roar!!!
See you tomorrow.