Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's Not Fiber, But It's Fun!
Creative people love to create. I know I'm stating the obvious here. What I mean to say is that even though they may have a special area of interest, I don't know a single creative person who doesn't like to try their hand at a multitude of crafts. I'm the same way. I love the world of fiber arts, but I also love doing anything that's fun and hands on. My house and yard, in their own eclectic and whimsical ways, reflect that love.
We are about to host a big party at our house. We have many neighbors and friends planning to attend. I love to use events like this to motivate myself and, ahem, my husband to do a few extra chores. I have to give my husband major props because this past weekend, he took out our pool fence. It was starting to rust at the base and it was time for it to go. I didn't expect the change to be as dramatic as it was. All of the sudden, our whole backyard seemed to open up. I couldn't wait to decorate.
So while my husband ground through metal, I planted flowers and gave a fresh coat of paint to some of our metal sculptures. I never realized how much fun spray paint could be! I started off planning to give them a fresh coat of their original colors, but I ended up giving them sort of tie-dye meets splatter paint looks. I had a good time.
I also installed stepping stones which offer new shortcuts to our pool area. I love that when you stroll around our backyard, you encounter these funny little creatures along the way. Of course those lizards better look out because this roadrunner has her eye on them!