Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I have to say it and I have to show you, Yes, I did grow these in my yard. I am so proud of my little grapes. I hope to put in more next year, I want to put in a whole row and put a few growing up my pergola over my deck (when I get it some day). I picked up this vine at K-mart one year, I have no idea what kind they are, just thought it would be fun and it was on sale. I moved it around the yard twice before it settled growing up the fence of the dog kennel. I have a bunch of vines growing to cover up the chain link to make it look pretty. This is the second year it produced, giving more each year. They are really tasty and when you pull the stem off the seed come out with it, pretty convenient. I can't wait to see what it does next year and hopefully in the spring I can plant more.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Mixed Media Piece

So the other day my daughters teacher called with a special project request and only four days to do it. She would soon be traveling with her family to Florida for her grandparents 40th wedding anniversary. The family was making an album of family events, memories and photos for them. The teacher wanted something special and different for the cover and asked if I could come up with anything. I quickly brainstormed and came up with an idea. I picked up some photos, an album page and gathered any special information that would make it unique to them. I cut out some masonite and drilled holes and then went to work. The mixed media covers were filled with photos and clippings, I used things that had special meaning, including painting on some orchids that were in her bouquet. This project was so fun to do and was very nice to be included in this special memory. Here are some pictures.
p.s. I have a photo of the lovely couple holding the album will try to get it on too, later.