Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nature's Artwork

The other day when we were out for a lovely Spring walk, we noticed a Baltimore Oriole nest. 

It's incredible that these birds can weave such a complicated nest out of whatever
grasses and string they can find. Quite awesome!

The other awesome gifts from nature at this time of year are
 all the flowering trees and bushes. 

 Every backyard seems to have some type of flowering beauty!

How is it possible that I forget from one year to the next
 how gorgeous they all are?

It's all quite inspiring, isn't it?
 What a great time to start some artwork of our own.

 Enjoy your day,

Judy Ann

Monday, May 11, 2015

Flowery Ballerinas!

Recently at our little library, we had fun making flower ballerinas. I bought inexpensive silk flowers from a dollar store and pulled the blossoms off of the wire stems. The hole in the flower is just big enough for a  doubled pipe cleaner to be threaded through. Along with beads, buttons and yarn, we were able to make very cute ballerinas with blossom skirts!

Two of the ballerinas had a grand adventure! They danced on the table...

...they danced on a book...

...and they danced high on a shelf!

I lost track of them, but then I noticed some bright colour in a pot of dead flowers outside.

We will soon plant real flowers in this pot, but in the meantime, they certainly are a lovely addition.

Happy crafting,

Judy Ann

Monday, May 4, 2015


We were busy at our little library last week making collage art with various materials such as alphabet squares, rhinestones, patterned paper and markers. Loads of fun!

Parents and kids all got into the creativity...

...everyone busy and absorbed in their artwork...


...and the results were terrific!

Happy crafting!

All the best,

Judy Ann