DIY tiny nest baskets from nature’s art supplies.

“ Great art picks up where nature ends.”                       Marc Chagall   One of my favorite things to do when we are up north during the Spring is to collect little twigs, flowers , and leaves from the forest. I love to use natural items when decorating my homes for Spring. All the colors, beautiful flowers, leaves,…

A rainbow of colors in an Arizona Sonora desert.

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” Mayo Angelou  Thought I share some Spring time colors to brighten your day. Been a lot of snow out there in the world lately. Hope you are all safe and staying warm. These photos are from my many hikes and walks over the years here in my home…

In the garden…things are getting dry out there.

“ Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” Napoleon Hill If you ever get the urge to visit Phoenix Arizona, skip the month of July. You know, now that I think about it…just skip these next three months. July is the first month for all us regular locals still stuck here, where…

Pinterest inspired confetti from nature

My daughter told me about natural confetti one day when we were walking into our home and walked across a pile of leaves that needed to be raked up (we are not known for keeping up very well with that part of our chores). I thought what a cool idea and collected a pile of…

Update: Apple picking in the country

Wow, we are crawling with apples. Well it is that time of year, when apples are everywhere, so I shouldn’t be so shocked, but it is a little overwhelming. Our neighbors here in the city just went on a road trip and when they got back from visiting family in Idaho they brought back a…

 DIY- Melted crayon art

  ” Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein Time for some family fun. It’s still camping season in our part of the world and this little craft project is perfect for that. The weather is amazing out here in Arizona right now, up north that is. Still a bit warm to some here in…

 A quick trip to the woods.

Thought it would be nice to share another mini walk in the woods with you all. If you liked my older post on walking in the worlds largest Ponderosa pine forest then you will also like this post. They are both from the same area. Sometimes when we are up north we will eat outside…

Dollar day do over- upcycled birdhouse.

Number five in favorite fun post of mine is this little birdhouse I redid. I remember when I started doing my dollar day do overs and out of all of those many projects this is my favorite up-cycling project of all time. I remember the day I saw this old birdhouse sitting there on the…

Busy bees

This is my second favorite post I put together. I remember the morning I took these photos and as I watched these bees for the longest time, I realized I needed to record this live action bit of art happening right in front of my eyes. So I jumped out of the pool to go…

“ Summer is coming” -hiking an Arizona desert

  Repost- This one holds the spot of number 4 in most popular posts of mine. I wrote this up after watching Game of Thrones one weekend, so I had Game of Thrones on the brain. Sometimes this will happen, the things we are dealing with or experiencing will show up in our art or…