Saturday, June 19, 2010


I was at the Philadelphia Zoo a couple times this year. At the Children's Zoo area there is the most beautiful mosaic display. I absolutely fell in love with mosaics from that particular spot.

So I thought I'd give it a try. Very small scale at first, of course, but I am planning to eventually make some little bistro tables for my back porch and front porch. Maybe even something for my living room. This is something I created for my front door:

I like to think it's not a bad start.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Completion!

See what happens when I don't have to plan lessons or stress over a paper?! I also decided to finally go through with this next project after having a chat with DeRock, my favorite art teacher. Whenever we hang out, I always feel like doing something super awesome. Someday maybe we will do a little flea market action...

In all honesty I've been drinking a lot of soda and planning these awesome do-dadds for awhile (technical term...hope it didn't throw you : ) I've been trying to figure out how to attach bottle caps together and still manage to put on an earring hook. Problem solved with a little visit to the wal-mart. Found some bobbins for sewing. They fit perfectly in between. And of course one can not live without gorilla glue. Its just the most amazing thing humans can invent...

...and voila! Instant super recycled and cool...

Best of all, they are not too heavy. Something I learned was important after trying to make earrings out of old vinyl records. This foresight I have to attribute to my cousin Jen. I never would have thought of that aspect without her!

P.S. Sorry Heather...I know you are appalled at the lack of quality of my phone pictures. : )

Sunday, June 13, 2010

JDRF Hope Ball 2010

My sister was able to speak at the Hope Gala last night and she put together a great slideshow and explained how Diabetes affects our family. Take a look:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thus ends the school year...

As there are one and a half days left to the school year (can I get an AMEN?!) I will begin my catalog of events and activities that keep me busy in the summer. I still have no cable or internet at my house. The latter of the two is very painful while the first just gives me time without distraction to actually DO. So I will start my summer blog slightly early with a picture of the bracelet I made from recycled tabs. I drank all of the soda involved in the making of this bracelet. I am very proud of it, partly because I know they are making them for money at the antique shop and...I finally did it! I said, pssshhhh I could make that, I'm not buying it. AND I MADE IT! You have no idea how many times I've made that statement to no avail. I am also proud of myself because my sister did buy one. Hahaha. I win : )

Here it is: