Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tops in Antiqua

Any artist knows that art doesn't have to be just something that you frame and hang on the wall.  Art can be found an arrangement of flowers, a door with an aged patina, a pleasing melody or a collection of beach glass, in this case, a collection of rusted beer caps.  This assortment of tops were found while tromping around in the streets of Anitgua last year.  My husband, who generally pokes fun at me for my pursuit of odd objects, soon was bending down exclaiming, "Here's one you don't have yet!"  Maybe he's beginning to learn about the "thrill of the hunt." I may not ever incorporate these treasured tops into any of my art work and that does not matter;  their delightful grouping is a "scrapbook" of memories for me.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Best Laid Plans

      I had planned on posting at least once a week on my blog so that I would stay current with the recording of my projects and plans, but one week after setting up my blog, I got side-lined.  My daughter, who is a senior in college, introduced me to Pinterest and I have been pinning instead of posting ever since.  It's a pretty crazy thing actually.  It's like having hundreds of magazines right at your fingertips with all your favorite recipes, sewing projects and home decorating and fashion ideas to view at the same time.  You just choose what you like and "pin" these pictures or plans on boards that you tailor to fit your personality. It can be most addicting!  I have collected many pins over the past several weeks, but I have decided to pull away from the scene for a little while and actually make some of the things that I have "hoarded" on my boards.  If Pinterest (Pinterest.com) is new idea for you; I dare you to go there just once.  Don't blame if you get hooked!  You've been warned.