Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WIP Wednesday July 19th, 2017


Creating is my passion, my sanity, my sense of being "up to something", my way of contributing a little bit. I always have a few projects going, many left to the side for months or even years before I pick up the best and carry on. Here's some of what I'm working on this week:

Repairing/replacing the clock mechanism in the mantel clock that the girls made for Daddy for the holidays last year and converting a mason jar into a match jar. I added a semi circle of cardboard to help keep the strike surface firm cut the lighting strips off the sides of the matchbox.

Putting up a few more of my paintings and moving a beloved fiddlehead tile. 

For two visual artists, it's a bit strange to live in a house with so little wall space for art. I looked around and realized I'd prioritized other people's artwork. Our spaces, homes offices, etc. remind us of who we are and where we come from. 

Counting the ground cherries and tomatoes and all their blossoms.

Getting our rain barrel all set to water the plants. We're working on emptying it so that we can set it up higher for better water pressure.

Converting an old thrifted cupboard into large raised beds. Dirt will have to wait, but we'll be ready!

Eating white currants and looking forward to elderberries. We have a pink currant but what few berries the birds didn't eat, the girls did. 

Story time and snuggling in the tent at the side of the house.

Purging and decluttering and clearing out our life.

What are you working on? What are you excited about attempting? What are you proud to be working on? Take a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link or a few words in the comments.



  1. We never have enough wall space for our art either. My dad used to give me prints he thought I'd like, and I explained many times that if someone in the family didn't make it, it wasn't going on the wall!

    1. I love it! I might get into trouble with that one too with an aunt, a mother, and a paternal grandmother that were/are all painters and darn good ones too. :)