Monday, July 19, 2010

Art Rocks

Hi Knitters,
The Collector and I finally had some time yesterday to do a couple quick craft projects. She worked and worked. It felt so good to see her in the creative mode.
She mixed cement...
placed glow in the dark stars...
smoothed with a popsicle stick...
added glitter-filled glass... waited a couple of hours for the cement to harden and signed off.

Peace.

Her peaceful garden stone will take several days to dry and will then be placed in her fairy garden.
Every year I look at this little mosaic terra cotta pot I made to see what else has fallen off. Joy has become Jo but there is still some good and interesting stuff to look at. I like it more the older it gets. Can you see the teeny tiny ceramic spoon hiding in there? On the other side there is a blue glass turtle still hanging on.

I really want to make some more of these.
Next, The Collector had come home from the neighbor's carrying a rock with a heart on it. She wanted to make more. She gathered up some more rocks from our yard. If they could stand upright it was a score so we tested them all. Only a few stood up on their own. I pulled out a bunch of Sharpies and it looks like I need a new set of these. I pick them up every once in a while but they wear out and get lost.
We brought the rocks inside, it was so hot and humid. We snacked on our favorite pretzels, HK Anderson's Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets. They are the best. Have you tried these? We buy our jug o pretzels at Costco if you are interested.
She pursed her lips in concentration...
she placed my bird rock in a tiny hummingbird nest she found a couple of months ago...
she drew ladybugs and clouds and hearts...
and I did, too....we decided this rock was shaped like a little bird...
she took a gardening scooper and dug up some moss in the back yard... she knew right where to look...
my sister stopped in and joined us to create her musical notes rock... TC placed the rocks on the moss...
we packed a few up in a gift bag and dropped it off on our neighbor's doorstep as a gift and the rest are now on our coffee table to enjoy.

Love this little crafty girl!

This morning I spotted another rock craft that I'd like to try. Here is the link to that! How about that?

Hope you all have a good start to the week.

best, susie

11 comments:

justthreadtwiddling said...

Now I am again reminded why I miss having kids in the house! My new grandbaby Tesla has a way to go before she can do rock art!

Tiphanie Wong said...

That little bird in the nest is the best! So cute and creative. TC is such a talented artist (just like her mama!)

Sara in WI said...

You guys are the bestest! What fun for a Sunday afternoon! Where's the "Jealous" button?

flora said...

I used to draw on rocks, too, when I was a kid. Love that bird one of her's.

Elizabeth said...

That bird just slays me! My girls agree -- adorable! Now to find our sharpies....

Cindy H (Arrowfeather) said...

Summer Crafts by Marjorie Galen has some fun crafts TC might enjoy including several rock crafts. One you heat the stones in the oven then color with crayons (being careful not to get burnt!)

Marilyn said...

That's my favorite snack too. I get the big jugs at Staples Office Supply (imagine that), and often find small jugs at Wal-Mart.

Suze said...

That is SO cool! I've already sent a link of this post to a couple friends of mine (crafty sorts, but not really knitters) b/c I think their kids would enjoy this, too.

PurlingPenny said...

When my daughter was younger we spent time doing the same type of things together. I still have some of her designer rocks tucked away in my treasure box. You'll have to stop linking to etsy shops.... I just purchased a wonderful photo. :)

Poethead said...

Oh, wow! Those rocks, ROCK!

inklenaomi said...

Those pb filled pretzels are covered with chocolate at Trader Joe's.

Just sayin'