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!


Leedra said...

You are so right. Creative people tend to be involved in more than one type of material to be creative with.

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Leedra said...

Oop, forgot to say, really like your metal art.

Jenn said...

Hi Leedra! Thanks for sharing your blogs! I really enjoyed looking at both your felt pieces and your photography. Stunning!

Neferi said...

Great ♥. I agree...in all ways.

Kristen said...

Jenn, I can't wait for your party, we are going to be able to make it and your sculptures are adorable! I especially love the splatters on the geckos. Very cute!!

Jenn said...

Kristen, Yea! I'm so glad you can come! There will be lots of Meetup people there so we can all get to know each other better. I'm really looking forward to it! :D