“SHELTERING IN PLACE”….2020’s catch phrase! In 10 years I wonder if we will still be using it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…no!!!!! I love my “shelter”, my yellow house with the big front porch and a pond in the backyard…BUT!!!! Sometimes now it feels almost like a prison.
One of the few things that has kept me
somewhat sane, is PROJECTS! I tend to have a certain degree of ADHD
(without the A & the D…self-diagnosed), and I need to stay busy. I have never liked being idle for too long at
a time. So….projects!
Since the “shutdown” I’ve done some: reading, worked (a lot) on my genealogy files, cleaned & organized till I’m thinking of calling SOUTHERN LIVING for a magazine spread, organized tons of pictures, yard work, made scrapbooks…well, you get the picture.
So now I’m in need of a new PROJECT…and I’ve been looking for one on my favorite website PINTEREST. You do use PINTEREST, don’t you? If not, warning: IT’S ADDICTIVE!
Two things that caught my eye are:
Now I can assure you: I AM NOT AN ARTIST/PAINTER (unlike my 14-year old granddaughter…this was her very first landscape that she completed when she was 13….yes, her very first attempt! But I digress!
I can’t draw or paint worth a toot…seriously, I can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler and my stick figures look like aliens from outer space. BUT! I think I might could get into painting rocks and seashells. They certainly wouldn’t be works of art, but I think they may be fun to try.
When my grandkids were little we painted rocks including HOT ROCKS.
Then a few years ago, my granddaughter and I taped inspirational quotes or Bible scriptures inside seashells; then we drove around the neighborhood on the golf cart leaving them in neighbors’ mailboxes or hiding them in the park for others to find. (I try to do at least one RAK…Random Act of Kindness…with my grandkids each summer.)
Aren’t these shells beautiful? Way beyond my talent, but still inspiration.
I could probably handle these…and so could your kids or grandkids.
And more inspiration:
These use puffy paint…sounds like fun!
Beautiful blue shells
And here is a great video showing 5 different ways to decorate shells.
Rocks are another great painting surface, especially if you can collect some smooth ones from a river bed. But if not, LOWES usually has them. And here are some rock painting ideas:
A lovely dragonfly…Pinterest
Cactus without the thorns!
Great for those RAKs…hiding is almost as much fun as finding them!
We could all use a little more PEACE these days!
These might could be called THERAPY ROCKS
Remember that old TV show:
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL???
My “shelter in place” motto:
HAVE PROJECT...WILL STAY SANE
(at least for the time being!)
Now where are my paints????
What projects are keeping you sane these days???