Beachy Wall Decor – My Creativity During Covid

 

Many moons ago, I’d made this decorative wall hanging/decor for our bathroom wall, using a piece of beach wood, air plants and string.

After successfully killing all of the air plants over the span of a year or so, the wood has hung empty for much, much too long 😅

Though I loved how it looked, I wasn’t about to purchase more plants. just to kill them :p

I’d notice the empty piece of wood while in the bathroom and then just as quickly forget about it…
Finally after a little thought and inspiration blossoming after Instagram/Pinterest scrolling, an idea formed.

I bought this ‘air drying clay’ from Walmart for around $5.00 and during one Sunday morning after we’d had breakfast and were listening to some preaching online, I got Mike to accompany me in making some clay shapes to begin the project.

I laid out parchment paper to roll the clay out on and used a variety of home items to cut out my desired shapes.
A small knife, some lids from these bead containers and a sewing needle to create the holes that would be used for assembly.

The clay began to dry out fairly quickly so I wouldn’t take off more than you need at one time… just so you know if you decide to attempt anything 🤓

You can see when the created pieces are dry, as they go from a grey color to more of a white… I didn’t time it and we rolled out pieces pretty thin but I didn’t find that it took crazy long.

What DID take long was installing a loop on each one, then arranging and rearranging the shapes until I found them to be mostly visually pleasing and used jewelry chain to attach them all in the correct order.

They then sat on my coffee table, in order, for probably over a week before I got up the ambition to actually paint them and complete the project 😬🙈 I have to be in just the right mood to actually ‘paint’ anything… anyone else?

I would have left them neutral but since the wall behind the piece is white, I decided to add some color.
I painted them and then used a damp paper towel and my nail to distress them a bit which gave it more of a beach feel to me, since I wasn’t going for perfection in my paint strokes anyways 😉

I used hot glue to attach the top of the chains onto the driftwood and some ‘quake putty’ on the back of some of the pieces to gently adhere the odd one to the wall, so they would lay flat.

 

I don’t know that it’s my favourite creation but honestly, it’s rare that I absolutely love a thing that I come up with 🤪
So, it’s better than nothing and I can see myself turning to clay more often in the future… maybe 😉

Now, after an embarrassingly long time, the stick on the bathroom wall no longer hangs empty 🙂

A Gift For The Sask. Men In Your Life – Mens Prairie Apparel

Currently unavailable for purchase 

 

I’m excited to finally share a slice of a project with you all, which I’ve been working on for the last couple months ☺️

 

A Saskatchewan themed, long sleeve shirt… just in time for the season of obsessive giving and gifting might I add 😉

 

I’ve wracked my brain and wrecked my posture while working on designs, but now I’m finally able to show one of the finished products and offer it to you ☺️

Continue reading “A Gift For The Sask. Men In Your Life – Mens Prairie Apparel”

Original Art for Home, Gift, Office or Post

Feast your eyes on little bits of my handmade art, below ☺

In my few, spare and rare bits of freedom (😜 lies, as I have abundant spare time) I’ve used my moments to create little art/lettering pieces and because I don’t need a drawer full of my own stuff, just being stacked thicker and thicker… I am making them available to anyone who’d be interested ☺

They are all made using a heavy, watercolor paper, watercolor paints, markers and pens and the sizes are listed below each photo.

 

There is an option to purchase through Paypal, at the end of this post, all purchases here are offered with free worldwide shipping.

 

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Can be left as is or framed as 4×6

 

 

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5 1/2 x 8 to display as is

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roughly 6 x 8 1/2 to display as is

 

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´The Joy´roughly 5 3/4 square to display as is

´Healer`roughly 5 1/4 square to display as is

´Compassionate´roughly 5 1/2 to display as is

 

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Can be left as is or framed as 4×6

 

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roughly 6 x 8 1/2 to display as is

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Can be left as is or framed as 4×6

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Can be left as is or framed as 4×6

 

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Can be left as is or framed as 4×6

 

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Can be left as is or framed as 4×6

 

 

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Can be sold separately or as a set. Roughly 9 x 12

Art For Afar

Just a little peek at a custom order that I recently completed ☺

I SO appreciate the support and can’t thank you’s enough for taking the time to purchase some of my work 💕

I loved this order for the fact that the verses were picked out personally but the freedom of design and color was pretty much left up to me and my imagination, after some slight consultation with the buyer 😉

– Psalms 147:4 –

 

 

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Handcrafted Memory Making

Thursday Nov 30th –

My morning began with a multi grain bread.

It was thicker and stickier than Mother’s usually is supposedly, so I did something amiss but after baking was completed, it tasted pretty sufficient 😉
I hate raisins in things but bread with dried cranberries ? 🤤👌🏻🍞🥖

 

I made cream and herb chicken for supper though the recipe was heavy on the thyme in my opinion.

 


Rice and steamed broccoli went along side the chicken and then the leftover peanut butter and pecan pies were finished off with great pleasure 😛

Our grocery order was picked up by the bro and delivered to our door that evening, the strawberries were a bit moldy but besides that, everything seemed just dandy and totally worth doing again 😉

 

 

 

Friday Dec 1st –

After a leisurely morning, Mom and I headed to Saskatoon to go check out the Flock and Gather craft show. Continue reading “Handcrafted Memory Making”

A Gratitude Filled Giveaway

The time has come for a little ‘thank you’ giveaway for all the comments, likes, follows and feedback on over 500 posts! 💕

 

So, to the important bit, what’s in it for you?

 

 

Well, some just sweet enough, slightly crunchy but still chewy, waffle like cookies, held together with a caramely syrup, kindly supplied by Double Dutch Cookies 🤤

 

(Extra scrumptious when paired with coffee I might add 😏👌🏻☕️)

 

 

A small, hand lettered piece by me, though I have no picture to lure you with, because I am waiting to create it until I know who the winner is 😉

 

Annnd a $25.00 gift card to use over at Maple Jane Design!!

 

 

 

A local maker of many lovely knitted and crocheted things, my personal favourites being her toques 😉👌🏻

 

 

This giveaway is going to be a little different from the last couple I’ve held.

To enter, you will have to COMMENT ON THE BLOG, something you have learnt about me, during your time following along.

After over 500 posts, I would think that shouldn’t be too difficult 😉

It can be one word or multiple sentences, there is no right of wrong observation. 

(If you’re new to Jemstory and don’t feel like you really know much about me, just comment whatever you desire 😋)

 

The first five people to comment, will receive an extra two entires 😉✌🏼

 

The winner will be announced on Friday, so get commenting and feel free to tell others about it 📆😄💎🎉🛍 💗💳📲

 

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