Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crafty Creation

I'm finally able to post a picture of my latest little piece of creativity.  Painting is outside of my normal realm of crafting, but something I'm trying to do more of this summer.  So, I started with a little unfinished pine birdhouse and gave it a paint job.  The sign Pinehaven Hill Studio is what I call my little crafting studio in my home.  (The home we built is on a little knob, and in the midst of a former red pine tree farm.)  The little silver heart has the word "Love" etched on it, but it is difficult to see because of glare.  I added some reindeer moss and the little bird which matches some of the colors on the house.  Although it was a simple project, I am enjoying it.

I'm also adding a picture of the climbing rose that I have growing against my front porch.  I see we have a little bug action gnawing it, but it is blooming like crazy.
In less fun news, I went over to school today.  I moved my belongings from my last year's room into next year's (and past year's) room.  The room is going to require massive cleaning, total reorganization of all cupboards and file cabinets, and then the usual getting-ready-for-school work.  I'm going to have to spend a lot of time at school this summer, but I'm trying to keep a somewhat postiive attitude about it.  It doesn't hurt to clean everything out and reorganize every six years or so. I know over half of my incoming class of students, and I have some really nice kids this coming year.

Be grateful and see the beauty in each day!


Doreen said...

Very cute! Keep your creative side going!

Laura said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Doreen!