Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Ultimate in Recycled Material Use

 
 
 
This is an elephant constructed from recycled material that actually moves and sprays water.  It's pretty amazing!  This is part of the "Machines of the Isle of Nantes."
 
A picture of the elephant:
 
 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Organization Update in 5 Minutes

Ok, we'll see if my husband is reading "our" blog, because he would NOT consider this organized!  But  it's so quick and easy!

See, I was putting away some new boots we had both bought and so...

BEFORE


DURING
See--there's the shoe box I used to elevate some of the stuff.

AFTER

Doesn't it look like there's a lot more stuff in there?  There isn't.  It just looks that way because now we can see more of the stuff.  Easy, fast, cheap.  I still want to organize it better, though.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Results from Two Sketches and a Blank Canvas


It’s only been forever, more or less….

But the votes are in…

We each took turns doodling on a piece of scrap paper.  Then I’d asked my faithful readers to help us pick between two sketches for over our fireplace.

 Exhibit A
 Exhibit B
 Exhibit was the clear winner, with 14 votes, while B only had three.

But after reading the comments (especially the ones from Sam the Hamm and Gen), I decided to modify the original a little.  So here is the revised version:


 I'm not sure we're going to get to it, though, until the garden is in!  But we'll keep you posted.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Virutal Upcycle Art Show

Here are pics from the Upcycling Art Show in Beatrice that closed on Saturday.   Enjoy!

First, some from some of the other artists:
I think this is one of Nancy Hagler-Vujojic's pieces.  She wasn't sure if the toaster would still work.....
 More after the jump....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

He is RISEN!  Today our joy has no bounds!

"We are an Easter people, and alleiua is our song."
-- St. Augustine

Wishing you and yours many blessing this Easter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekly Round-Up

This week I....

... took a mini road trip with my Mom, sister, two aunts, my grandmother and some dear friends (Marcia and Elizabeth P.) so I could show them my art show. 
For the first time ever, I have photos from a professional photographer!  (That's because Marcia from Marcia's Musings is a friend of mine.)  :)



On Monday I'll post a Virtual Art Show for those who didn't make the long trek south.  
Thanks very much to Nancy Hagler-Vojovic, art instructor from the community college in Beatrice, who invited me to contribute to the show!
... collected snow!  Rainwater is better for plants than tap water (and water softner softened water can apparently kill seedlings) so I gathered up some snow to melt.

... planted tomato and shallot seeds indoors.
... went with Mom to Mahoney State Park to pick up the THREE items she won from the silent auction

... joined in the solemn and sacred liturgies of Holy Week

~~~~ The Weekly Round-Up feature is a meant as a tribute to one of my all-time favorite blogs: The Non-Consumer Advocate.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!  Do head on over and check out Katy's common sense writing on frugality and other adventures. ~~~~~

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Potato Aliens Have Landed

The Magician is setting potatoes out to scab-over a wee bit before they go in the ground tomorrow.  It's supposed to keep them from rotting, or something.
Here is one particularly lively and ambitious stud auditing to be a Dr. Who alien:
I'd like to think he is gross and weird enough to have a shot at it.
Here are his proud parents.  Aren't they a lovely little family?
"He ended up short, just like you, didn't he, darling?"
"Yes, but he has just your shade of pink."