Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night
and find yourself obsessing about something
over which you have zero control?
Well I had one of those nights this week.
In the process of trying to shut my brain down
I started to think about making my doodle bags.
This is one I did for Autumn.
I did one for each of the grandkids for Easter.
I thought the colored ones might not show the dirt as much.
But I didn't like how dark the designs looked on them.
So, in my mid - night ponderings I thought
"Hey! What about using spray paint to add color?"
Apparently I had been subconsciously worrying about that since Easter....
Here's the first spray painted bag attempt I did today.
I used a couple of little wooden pieces I found as stencils for the light areas.
I think the added paint might even make them a bit more sturdy.
What do you think?
I also went through some of the photos I have taken the last month or so
and wanted to post a few.
This is my wonderful father in law on his 80th birthday.
He is one of the kindest, most gentle people on the face of the planet.
He and Shirley are a real blessing in my life.
The birthday dinner was at Chuck's sister Melissa's house.
Sarah, their daughter has had chicken's for 4 or 5 years.
And she just got some new baby chicks.
Aren't they cute?
The birds AND Sarah.
I got to go to Kimberly's wedding too.
Aren't they a cute couple?
Man, she looks like Aleta eh?
Tyson, Angel, Lincoln and dad came too.
Check out Angel's cool green boots, vintage hat from her aunt
and Lincoln doing something crazy for the camera.
And just when you thought things couldn't get any cuter...
Check out the sweet purse Kelsey made me!
It is just the right size to hold wallet and phone.
I LOVE IT!
And what would a post from me be without flowers?
These are the blossoms from the elderberry bushes/trees that are all over the place right now.
And here are some of the arrowroot balsam, lilac and elderberry blossoms
I picked on my walk this morning.
The lilacs smell divine.
I'm SO glad to be out of school and have time to do silly stuff like paint bags,
make blog posts, and pick flowers...