Monday, July 31, 2017

media Monday

in which our plucky heroine takes a day off...

Trying to get in a tiny bit of yard work each morning, before it gets too hot. Today I finished pruning the sage in the front yard, which is done blooming (it is a bee favorite when in bloom, covered with purple flowers). The blossom stalks take a few days of careful cutting back to live growth, but now the plant looks "tidy" again, and my hands and arms smell delightfully herbal

Yesterday, whilst hiding indoors from the daystar, I decided to go ahead and make the collaged mirror I had been planning as part of the baby gifts.
two vintage Little Golden Books* were combined to create this...

I cut apart the scenes in the book and layer the component pieces to become a larger landscape... I like how this one reminds me of looking down the Columbia River towards the west.

The cows in this corner remind me of the cow sculptures in the field as you come down the hill to Mud Bay

It can be a real challenge to get the various pieces to look like they belong together...

Foxes added to a scene with washerwomen and a cow... some of the background images in these books from the 40's are odd, though charming...

* the books were not in good condition, so I had no qualms about cutting them up. I do not destroy useable books.

I love Steven Universe, and wish that I had the kind of media access that would let me watch all the shows... (I also love Adventure Time. My nephews accuse me of not being a grownup. Sometimes they are entirely correct.) The surrealism amuses me, and the meta-content delights me.


July SMART goals (x=extra)
1 20 enamels for Wastekeep apron dress yard waste bin
2 tiny peach enamel workbench refurbishbag to Goodwill
3 tiny linen bag closet cleared left bag to Goodwill
4 octopus rattle pruned sage bag to Goodwill
5 rainbow bootiescleaned 4 box fans recycle bin
6 mirror collage x x
7 x x x
8 x x x
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x


  1. Another delightful treasure for the little one.

  2. Simply ADORE the collaged frame for the mirror!