THE MAN was visably upset when I handed him this rustry trowel and asked him to bend it a smidge. It had been overextended in the soil and I knew his hands were strong enough to tweak it back into shape.
He put on his best possible my wife is nuts face and said, did you pay actual money for this?
I offered to run and get him more wine and opted to not answer that question. Explaining an altered trowel or spade if you will would just hurt his head. (It was only a dollar! ;-)
Add in the idea of using scrabble tiles to spell out a letter & 6 of spades playing card....and that I am using them for symbolism would be worse to explain. And since it IS a Spade that I am altering, it was kind of punny in a funny kind of way...
See, the moving thing will cause us to Grow. It's painful but four years here has stretched us in ways as a family & couple that I never thought possible. I can't imagine what we'll be in another four years in a new place!
Growing to become greater. Not greater in size as moving this time invovles less stuff. We are also moving less of us having lost a dear dog lately. ;-( More on that later when I can stand to write about it.
Two Adults, Two Kids, two pets, which is why I used a playing card with a 6!
Lisa (QUIRKS), Sue (ONION) & I are stretching ourselves with difficult goals! We have three more challenges for our Technicolor Trio of Temping Treats to make!
This one was HARD I thought even though a couple of the ideas were mine!
- Layers and textures using circles
- Odd marriage of two items-eg;Rusty nail Pink Rose
- Dictionary depictions
I went with flowers for circles, really cheating a bit since a trowel SHOULD have flowers, the little stars are SNUCK in here and there. See the little itty bitty one by my definition of the word GROW at the bottom written in white ink? This piece is certainly an odd marriage!
Well, hope you enjoyed Week 3 and get a chance to hop over to visit my two crafting buddies Lisa (QUIRKS), Sue (ONION) and check out their creations!
Happy Hump Day!