Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Treasure Hunting

Whenever I am out on my walks, my eyes are always peeled for treasures to bring home.  Smooth stones that can be transformed with crochet.  Feathers. Leaves and weeds that can be pressed.  Anything of interest that catches my eye.  I find that doing that turns my walks into an adventure rather than a chore.
 Yesterday I even found a perfect little tile and a stick that can be used for hanging either a cross-stitch or crochet project.
This evening I happily painted and crocheted and have started a nature journal, too.  I'm no artist, but I'm having fun and that's all that matters.




 
Happy Tuesday!

16 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh I love how you are personalizing your journal. Love the drawings and the quotes. Your little rocks and tile turned into quite a nice arrangement. Loved it.

BTW thanks for the tip on Monkey Pic...I had never noticed the options.

kathyinozarks said...

I just love your crocheted rocks. and am loving your journal too-I am in the process of making a handmade journal-to keep my hand dye samples in-first time for me havi'ng a journal-should be fun I really enjoy looking out for treasures too-

Linda said...

I think you're very much an artist! Lovely!
I like similar treasures - stones, shells, etc., and if you came to my house you'd see them in jars in various places.

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my, you sure are enjoying your vacation! I love all of it.. I *need* to crochet a rock of my own.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sam I Am...... said...

What a beautiful post. Your art work is a delight for the eyes and your words a delight for the soul. I'm so glad I know there are people like you out there. Thanks for being you.

Susan said...

Love your nature journal, Tammy. What a great idea. I love that you are having fun. That's what life is about, right? We need to find ways to perk ourselves up in this world. That's why I love blogging, too! To meet people like you! Kindred spirits. Susan

Betsy said...

I love your beautiful pieces of artwork Tammy. The crocheted rocks are so sweet. I really need to make one too. I have the perfect stone that I found on the beach in Oregon. Do you just start crocheting however your imagination takes you?
The tile is wonderful and I am completely blown away by your journal and the way you used your found feathers. My imagination is severely lacking because I would nebpver in a million years have thought to do this all by myself. :-)
I'm so happy you're enjoying your time off.
Blessings,
Betsy

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

love the idea of a journal….!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Mary said...

….."not an artist", you are wrong about that Tammy, these are beautiful little sketches! Look forward to seeing more soon.

Mary x

Quinn said...

Your journaling looks like loads of fun! You have such a creative approach to daily life...thanks for sharing it!

crafty cat corner said...

Your enthusiasm is infectious Tammy, thank you for that.
Briony
x

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your trip. I love to collect things on walks too; sometimes I have pockets full of rocks and feathers. :)

Mosaic Magpie said...

You sound like me with your eyes on the ground looking for treasures. Love the journal you have begun, what a great way to document your discoveries!
Deb

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You certainly do understand the secret of finding happiness in the little things of life!
We only have to keep our eyes open for them.
Hugs,
Mariette

Pam said...

Love your nature journal. Such a great idea to preserve those little pieces of nature. You inspire me with all your wonderful quote. Thanks!

My Cottage Diary said...

Oh, I like your drawings, Tammy, and I like your blog! So glad you dropped by (I replied on my blog as well) so that I could discover your wonderful posts. I once had a book on keeping a nature journal, and at that time I was too busy and too discouraged to think I could do it ... so I eventually donated the book to my library. But you inspire me to put it toward the top of my bucket list! Blessings, Bess

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