Spring is finally here and I have one thing to say:
And if you’d like to make your own “thank you” banner, or whatever-you-want-it banner here’s how:
I know the calendar says November but tell that to my roses and tomatoes and zucchini. The maples are turning red and yellow but I’m still getting fruits and vegetables and flowers. I’m not complaining, just a little weird that’s all. I’m sure, soon enough, frosty winds will blow in and I’ll wake up to a snowy blanket covering twiggy trees and bushes. I’ll enjoy the balmy temperatures while they’re here, but I’ll also stock up on fire wood and tea bags. In fact I’m going right now to harvest those rose hips that are hanging out with the rose buds.
Kenny asked me to make him a God box and I promptly obliged. The idea is to put all your prayers in the box and let them go. In other words, let things take care of themselves. Well I liked Kenny’s so much I made one for me.
Kenny’s box has a slot on top into which paper prayers can be inserted.
I did a decorative top on my box. Both boxes were made from scrap card board held together with masking tape. After painting the surfaces with gesso I covered the boxes in rice paper and handmade paper. Buttons and string (or ribbon) make up the fasteners.
I love getting up close and personal with the garden; taking things out of the landscape and focusing on texture, pattern, shadow and light, color and shape. Here are a few shots I took today. The dandelion was hard, not only cause it’s breezy today but when you look close there’s a whole universe going on in there and really how can you capture that with an iPhone!