Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Every day

Every day is an artful day.
Fresh figs not only inspired a dye project but an entire garden.

It is fun to gather natural materials for all sorts of imaginative projects.

Anything can be made into amazing art.
I love the made from scratch life.
I love handmade, homemade.
I am working on gathering for our trip.
I am making plans.
I have made so many different things in the past.
From a tea towel I bought in Yellowstone National Park when we visited in 2000 I made a nice pillow.
I wonder what treasures I will find this time?
I am drying peonies,
and oranges for winter teas.
They will be ready to store when I return.

Our son gave us these gorgeous fossils last year.

I have them in one of the mini cabinets in my house.
I have many cabinets of curiosities.

We are getting the gardens ready to be left for a few weeks.
There is an art to pruning.

I decided to knit a lap blanket while I travel.

My daughter told me about this great on line knit shop,
Knit Picks. Great prices on yarn.
I have knitted a few rows to get started. It is an easy, relaxing project. Plus I need a lap blanket for the car.

I am so very excited.
Road trips are so very conducive to 
artful living.


Blue bird said...

Very interesting and beautiful post! Wonder did I miss something: I don't know where about the trip?
How do you have time to make some hand made things? Than you will not be on the go all the time.Enjoy what ever is coming your way.Best wishes: Julia/Blue bird:)))))

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is great to travel. It really gives ones muse a boost. Have a great time. I can't wait to read all about it.

Angie said...

I hope you have wonderful discoveries awaiting you on your travels!

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry,

How lovely to see the flowers drying. I hang mine in the inglenook. Nice and dry.....

You have shown some beautiful are very talented and artistic.

The fossil in the cabinet is lovely....a perfect place to put your treasures. I have an old cabinet that an elderly lady left me when she passed away. It is full of bits and pieces, and I often spend time browsing.
Have a safe and happy time.....many blessings to you and yours.