Saturday, May 14, 2011

oh how I love Spring!

Happy Saturday everyone. I got totally behind on posting this week...I have been covered in glitter and hot glue every night this week and during the day the weather has been so perfect I refused to stay inside! I thought this morning would be a nice time to squeeze in a little post before making pancakes for the kiddos.

Spring is in full bloom, the babies squirrels are out munching on the maple seeds and the air is intoxicating (even if I am in New Jersey! LOL) I visited one of our local nurseries yesterday and picked up a ton of new herbs and my little one picked out several flowers including her favorites, marigolds. We will be heading out after breakfast to find them new homes in our garden. I hope to be harvesting lots of herbs for some future projects. I don't have a ton of space for drying herbs. Does anyone out their have any tips for me...?

With Spring in the air and all of the flowers in bloom I wanted to create a piece using flowers and spring colors. So for Mother's day I decided to create a 3-d collage for my mom and mother-in-love that included one of my favorite shots of my daughter. This was my first attempt at something like this...and I must say it was so much fun. I plan to make more of these in the future and was thinking of including some of my illustrations. So many ideas...if I could only cut out sleep from my routine I could probably manage to do all of the projects I have lined up! :)

Here are a couple of shots of the collages....I wish they were better pics...I kind of remembered at the last minute to photograph them.




1 comment:

Elm Studios :: Ericka O'Rourke said...

adorable!!! Can't wait to see more!