Saturday, July 9, 2011

Musical Flowers ... because my head is filled with wedding music.

I don't spend a lot of time surfing the internet.
I simply don't have the time to get lost for hours.
Occasionally, tho', I do take a gander and find something.
Then it sticks to something in my noggin' and swirls around in there.
It could be the most silly thing in the world.
Some things just get stuck there until I manage to recreate them.
This would happen to be one of them.

I gathered sticks laying around the yard of different types and colors.

Then attached these little paper flowers.
I used old sheet music for paper this time.
Drew and then cut out a circular design,
inked the paper a bit,
twirled the paper tightly around a pencil,
let it unfurl a bit and used the hot glue gun to keep it all together.
I did create several different sizes.
Play with your pencil and practice on paper you really don't intend to use.

I hot glued them to the branches.

Actually hot glued some of the branches to each other to keep them
where I wanted them.

Then I plunked it on top of the piano.
It is just kind of fun and, best of all, free decorating!

If you're interested in creating one of your own, I found the flowers over here.


I'll share weekend photos with you later.
They're still on the camera and in the iphone. 

Jari's sister Heini, along Peyton, Big D, Little C and Brandon came down on Wednesday from Fairbanks and left today at 4pm. It has been quite a while since we had a two year old hanging out with us for 4 days in a row. He's such a little cutie. We had a wonderful time!

At 4pm I tuned into a webcasted wedding in Minnesota. Yup. I cried during the wedding. Can you imagine if I'd been sitting in the church bench?!?!? My Brock and Anna are both enjoying the cake reception right now ... along with the 400 planned for guests.  One of the beauties of teens with cell phones traveling is that I got a sneak peak at the bride today after she was dressed ... via text message. What a treat! I was thinking about having a piece of cake in honor of their special day. Maybe I'll head for a bowl of ice cream, topped with rhubarb strawberry sauce and plenty of chocolate instead. 

Heartfelt congratulations to Paul and Debbie. May God richly bless your lives together.


Keilah said...

I love your creation!

Mom said...

What a beautiful creation. And I
shed a tear or two reading your comments on the wedding we attended. It was beautiful.