Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sea Themed Creativity

Last week I attended a crochet meeting at Sadu House where we were asked to make seashells and sea themed items for a large scale installation next month.
Everyone grabbed their yarn of choice from the baskets provided and set to work right away.
At the end of 2 hours, we had a nice collection started.
When I got home I continued to play around with shapes, color and patterns.
And had fun photographing it all, too.
This morning I will be delivering my finished pieces to Shelby who is organizing next month's weaving stories event.

I didn't actually get as much done as I would have liked.  I have so many projects on the go all the time that it's hard for me to focus on any one thing for long.  I know many of you can relate.

Joining with Kathy for Creativity Wednesdays.
Creativity Wednesdays
Creativity Wednesdays with Kathy at Hummingbird Woodland Studio
Have a wonderful day,

Friday, October 7, 2016

Five on Friday: Just Smile

Today is World Smile Day!
Commercial artist, Harvey Ball, created the smiley face in 1963 and through his foundation, World Smile Day was started in 1999 as a way to brighten the world and make it a better place through the simple power of the smile.
Something that made me smile today was finding this drawing book from when my youngest son was in pre-k 15 years ago.
It was still filled with blank pages so when my little friends from next door came over to visit, I set them up with stamps, ink, watercolors and paper.  
Malak is 10 and painted this lovely picture of me and Jingles.
I do believe I could happily live in a little yellow house in the country with an apple tree and a rope swing.  

Just not too sure about the pigtails and the short dress though.  :)

See Miracles In Life Everyday
Joining Amy at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.
Have a fabulous day,

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Story of Weaving

No matter how many times I visit Sadu House, I never tire of seeing what's on display.
The story of weaving takes you from the desert, where women traditionally wove household and decorative items.

To the days of urbanization when men took on the role of weaving cloth for the traditional cloak known as a bisht.
There's a video to be watched about the history of Sadu weaving.
But for me, more than anything, I just like looking around, taking it all in.
Once a traditional Kuwaiti home, the Sadu House is now a cultural center preserving the ethnic handicrafts of the Bedouin people.
We sleep but the loom of life never stops and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up.
Henry Ward Beecher

Have a terrific Tuesday!
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