The art of turning "good junk" into "great design"

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pebble Art

I am reposting this little craft project as it appears that it is no longer in our archived posts for some reason.  This is one of my favourite inexpensive projects, and I thought if you missed it, this would be a perfect time for you to make your vacation treasures into a work of art.

A few years ago our summer vacation was a fabulous stay at a cottage on the water in Prince Edward Island, and although not the warmest of summers it was a relaxing week at the sea. Each day we walked the beach at least once and searched the red sand for treasure.
 

Our Private Beach near Victoria Harbour Prince Edward Island
Having seen a stone picture in a gift shop at a price tag that I could not believe, over, $180 each, the search was on for the perfect stones to create my own pictures.


Family
 Not only are they a reminder of that idyllic week at the beach, but the family "portrait" and the "Laundry Day" art, work perfectly in our home.




The drift wood, and sticks were also collected on the beach to complete these memorable pieces.  I love how the stones in "A Gentle Breeze" really do resemble articles of clothing. 
 I already had the frames at home that I had bought on sale for $4.00 each, a piece of scrapbook paper and the handy glue gun and voila, a new piece of art to hang.




Since then I have found and am addicted to  pinterest and  there are all kinds of other ideas to create a piece of "art" out of your vacation treasures.  Can't wait to create something fabulous with the sea glass, collected on that awesome PEI beach.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

We're back...again

I know that it has been awhile since we have posted anything new and a while ago, I announced that we were back, but life got busy again and I lost my drive.  I have come to the realization, that I want to write.  As a child I would often scribe stories and poems and with my love of books, maybe Librarian should have been one of my career goals.  Not sure I have a book in me, but need to get back to my creative self and this seems like the perfect venue to combine my love of words and the satisfaction of creating something from nothing.  Laura and I will be posting lots of new projects and recipes especially with Fall's imminent arrival- a great time for creating and decorating.  See you soon.
Lianne

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