Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dear Little Deer

As I mentioned in my last post I am working on some bottles but don't really have anything I want to show yet.  I have such busy days in my shop that I can only work in the evening and am too tired to do much.  But I have done a bit of decoupage on two different bottles.  I just do a bit at a time so it can dry and I can see if I have missed anything.

WELL......  while looking out the window early this morning we were surprised to see a deer visiting our birdfeeders.  He or she really ate a lot!  Bill had to refill it shortly after.  Here are two pictures he took of the event.   The first picture the deer looks so innocent.  In the second picture...... not so innocent.....
Hope the he/she enjoyed the meal.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bottles, Bottles,  Bottles !!!!   I love bottles (and jars too) and collected a few over the years.  I like to have them on window sills among other things. The light shines through.

I have signed up to take a class in decorating them in different ways.  I have been collecting up the supplies I will need.  The ones I will use first are shown in the picture above.  I haven't decided what bottle I will use first.  Stay tuned.

Meanwhile here are a couple of jars I did up recently inspired by a couple of books I have.  They are what are obviously fantasy type "specimen" bottles.

I hope to have something to show you soon.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More flowers

I seem to be on a coleus kick this year.  There are some many varieties and colors.

There are some coleus I put in the this tea cup planter in May.
I  am having some trouble figuring out how to add pictures today for some reason. And to add to the words.   I started this morning and gave up so am back again to try again.  I wanted to add a few more pictures that I took the other day.  Not as many as I thought were good enough to post but I liked these four.  I hope I can get them to settle properly here.  They are here and labeled but I can't move them to the order I want.  I hope they make sense.

And here the tea cup is in late July.  The coleus has really grown and filled in.
These are corel bells, a dark leaves version. And some plant I don't know the name of just behind it.