Hello! Glad to see you are all still following even though I have been away for a bit.
After a rough start to our summer,we finally started to get back into things.
We've spent much time working in the yard and as well as cleaning out our pond,
(more on that another post)
these are some of the treasures we have been finding~
have no idea what this is,but just love the rust
this gear is HUGE! at least a foot and half in diameter
never heard of this beer,Rile says it was popular in the 60's.
This is one of literally a thousand cans and bottles that were in the pond-very sad
a beautiful friend stopping by on the dried muck
We also spent time beach combing
you can make some cool things with "found" animal bones
my favorite lake stones are the ones with the white lines going through them
~I call them my Zen stones
and of course some beach trash which absolutely can be used in art projects!
Back at home in the art barn,
I have a bit of painting going on.
With lots and lots of glorious, colorful paints here~
Thank you DecoArt!!
updating yard gnomes and totem posts
COLOR and more COLOR!!!
the bird houses need fresh paint as well~
I'll show all the finished pieces in place another post.
In July, we went camping again,
this time taking three of the four Neal grandsons with us
(the fourth had soccer camp)
we did a lot of swimming and digging for treasures
Peace,Love & Understanding...
we bought the screen room for rainy days~seems like every kid in the park was in there-heehee
waiting for a fire to roast marshmallows
oh heck let's eat the chocolate now!
and at their favorite playground,
of course Chum has to do everything the kids do~doggy see, doggy do!
Chum and Dec on the spinner!
they made me laugh so hard I cried!!
Poppa created special bowls so Gramma wouldn't be doing dishes all the time!
One time use, then recycle!
Poppa and Picachu
(I think he was loosing it by day 5)
way too much fun has worn everyone out~Chum says~enough of the pictures,we are trying to sleep please!
Back home again the turkeys have grown considerably and are even talking a bit~although, no gobble gobble yet! heeheee
and now for a bit of art journaling I squeezed in
these cool, Coffee cup, Beans and COFFEE stamps are from Darkroom Door~
I won these recently and my muse said get outta your funk and use those stamps!
Thank you Rachel Greig for Fabulous products!!
These cool spiral circle stamps are ones I purchased from Kate Crane- her home made stamps- Love them!
Also,the artist palette quote stamp is from the fabulous
Lynne has designed two sets of quote stamps that are carried by That's Crafty.
Being the huge fan of Lynne's that I am,of course I had to have them as soon as they became available!Love them!!
So,I really have much more to share,but I think I will write a second post for that,I don't want to loose you with overload! ")
Thanks so much for your follows,comments and support~this all means so much to me-truly!