Friday, May 13, 2011

Tiny Leaf

Inspiration... beautiful blue sky and towering trees with tiny leaves. Photo, design, poetry by Julie Wood. Art is from the heart, please do not borrow without consent. Thank you.

Thank you...

A friend of mine... (Steve) gave me a wonderful gift today.... somewhat of a project kinda gift, but a gift none the less. Of course, project gifts are some of my favorites, so I wanted to be sure and send him a big blogger Thank You!! Be checking back here in a few weeks and I'll have the finished "project" ready for show. Thanks so much, not only for the window, but also for all your help today. It's great to live in a small community where everyone is always so ready to lend a helping hand. TTFN

Planting time has arrived...

Well the weather has finally turned our minds to getting our plants and flowers in the ground. So for mother's day I built potting benches for my mother and my mother-in-law, now they can grow some wonderful veggies and beautiful flowers... hopefully enough to share... lol.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sycamore Retreat

Our backyard getaway
Cedar Swing Projects

the bbq table

fountain to attract the birds

picnic table, hammock and swings and chiminea for those chilly evenings

Well I know I've been slacking on my blog this last month, but with the weather improving and the sun shining, I just can't make myself stay inside. So here's what I've been up to. During the past couple of years, the wild Missouri weather has taken down all of our shade trees in the backyard making it a little uninviting. So this spring I decided to take matters into my own hands and build us a backyard "retreat".  I've been working on it off and on (when the weather allows) for the past 3 weeks, and now I am finally down to landscaping and a few finishing touches. We wanted to build it all from logs, but after some research and looking at what we had to work with, decided it would be next to impossible to get the finished product we wanted, so I have used logs where I could, for the sun shade supports and for some of the decorative elements... sticking to sycamore... because I think they are so beautiful and really like what it's turned into... our own Sycamore Retreat! Can't wait until the flowerbeds are finished and blooming!!! Then it will be time to sit back, relax and enjoy!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Blues

Winter Landscape/Shades of Blue was the challenge offered by Created Byhand this week.  So here it is... I've got the winter blues.These are my original photographs and, as you can see, Hazel has made her appearance while singing the blues. Think she's looking forward to some warmer weather, too. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Here's the Door! for the Take a Word Challenge. Didn't know where I was going with it, just seemed to fall together. Art is funny like that. LOL!  Anyway, it is so true, what is life if you don't open that door and soar... Get out there and fly!


Friday Foto Collage supplied the lovely floral background for this project. Makes we want to go out and dig in dirt. I altered the background and added some of the flowers from last years garden as well as one of our fountains and a little nursery rhyme to boot. Now I'm ready for spring!!!

About Me

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We live on the family farm in Mid-Missouri with our kids and animals. I love to make anything... and using repurposed items is the BEST!!! I like 'junk' as other people refer to it, but that 'junk' has a history and claims new life in many of my projects. Building primitive furniture, painting, writing, photography, stained glass... guess I'm what you'd call a jack of all trades... trying to master some. LOL! Anyway, if you have old barns or buildings with loads of junk you'd like to clear, give me a holler. I might just find myself in your neck of the woods!