Friday, March 23, 2012

Garden, and Distractions

This was one of those mish mash days, where I had a hard time focusing on one thing.  I'm having a lot of those lately.  So, wanna see what one of those days is like for me.  I started working outside.  Cleaning, organizing, and playing with my garden type stuff.




Remember when I said you don't have to worry about me running out of "stuff"?





This cement squirrel was a greenish color, I've had him inside, outside, almost sold him, changed my mind, left him outside, and decided to make him grey today.





These two cement pieces have quite a few layers on them, and, I'm not quite finished.




I was waiting for something to dry, when I went into the garage.  That's usually when the distractions happen.  I found this chandelier shaped air freshener in one of my boxes while looking for something else.  The scent is long gone, but it's chandelier shaped for crying out loud.  So, I kept it.




Hey, I bet I could make a cute little piece of art with that.  I grabbed a miscellaneous piece of wood,




sprayed it silver, put the little chandie down on it, and did an over spray with black.




Instant art.




Hey, didn't I have another one of those?  Yep, in the same box.



I see more little pieces of art coming.  Um... what was I doing?  Oh yeah, garden stuff.




Maybe later.  What's that behind those boxes in the back of the garage?  Paintings.





Forgot I had this one.



To frame, or not to frame.

What else is lurking in there?



When did I buy these?  Curtain tiebacks.  Hmmmm, may make nice hat stands.



Did you know I dabbled in abstract art?  Yes, I do.  Here's one I painted last year.  Very monochromatic.




What's that underneath?





Oh yeah, I purchased this chalkboard art at a garage sale last year.  Meant to frame it.  What am I going to do with that black piece of molding?  The crackled panel?




Need to do something with these.




Garden?  Nope, starting to rain.  Maybe I'll focus tomorrow.  See ya soon.


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48 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great stuff!!!!!

Anne said...

I want to go digging through that pile.I need to get in my garden too.But I have way to many distractions right now.

Marsha said...

You sound just like me. I start out very focused on one project and before I know it I have 4 or 5 things going. Oh, well it's fun and we do get something done! Love all of your painted garden stuff. You've got a lot to work with!!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

good lord....you have a flea market ni your garage!!!

Katie Sue said...

Thank you for sharing that. Sometimes I feel so scattered with too many projects going on at once. I am a new follower.
Katie

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Spring Fever...that what it is and.....I was going to say something else....what WAS it? Oh well, ...nevermind...
I'm going to spray my tree air freshener....
It's going around....
Lorraine

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Rosemary I'm cracking up... your post is my life! Everything I do flips from one thing to another, I always forget what it was I went looking for because I made something new while I was there!
I love the chandy art!
Susan

Barbara Jean said...

Oh you have such fun treasures!!
Thanks for sharing your day with us.

blessings
barbara jean

Kris said...

Well Rosemary,

I bet its like Christmas every time you go into your garage. All you have to do is go in there and B~I~N~G~O you can find something to create! I'd be distracted too and would probably do the same thing because if I saw something and thought I could do something with it and didn't do it when I thought of it I'd forget it! HAHA

It's All Connected said...

I think I may have to go to lists because I totally forget the projects I intended to do. I love the chandy art piece. Your own artwork is pretty darn good too! ~ Maureen

Amy Kinser said...

Good grief, I want to come and play in your garage. You have some great stuff! Talent oozes from you, my friend.

Linda said...

Wow! I want to play too.
Great finds.

A Few Pennies said...

Pure garden love; I could stay there all day and dream!

momto8 said...

i would just love to go through al that stuff!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Rosemary, this looks like Disneyland to me. Wow, I could have some major fun, and yes, that "skerall" is just wonderful!!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love the "stuff" especially the white yardstick : )

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

love that frame with the ovals! Do you mind if I link to your site for the dimension instructions post?

Ann said...

Such fun looking through the day's stuff. That squirrel is so cute!

pink*cherub*moon said...

With all that wonderful stuff hanging around, no wonder you get distracted! Your garage is like a great big adult playground! What fun! Can't wait to see what you do with it all! Hugs, Leena

Rani @ La Maison Jolie said...

I love impromtu art!!! :) I love the chandelier art work!!!! It has to be my favourite!

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Haha... Like your style :)
And how you turn anything into something special.
Have a great weekend, Rosemary!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can see how you get distracted, Rosemary! You've got some great stuff and I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Cottage and Broome said...

I like how your mind works! Plus you have so many great pieces to work with! Laura

savvycityfarmer said...

tomorrow never comes ... haha

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Oh how much fun is this!!
I feel the same way, when I tidy my fabric stash...All of the possibilities just waiting to come to life!! Your own artwork is beautiful!
All the Best,
Christine

Victoria said...

Holy heck Rosemary, can I come over and play in your garage?!?!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Only you would find an air freshener and make something so fabulous out of it.

blessings,
karianne

Linda said...

What fun...hidden gems hiding in that stuff. You are so talented.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love it! People just don't see the potenial when they discard...

Lesley said...

Ha! I SOOOOOOOOOOOO get this post!!!! I laugh with my family and tell them that I am developing ADD!! LOVE the little plaque with the chandy air freshener used as a blocking agent!! fun post.

Herballistic Garden said...

Wow! That's quite an inventory Rosemary! Lucky you! And, I really like the wee board with the Chandelier stencilled! Sweet! xo wendy

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Sometimes you need a distration or two, three and sometimes four! Anyway I love that great piece of art you just whipped up on a whim:) Have a great weekend.

Sherry said...

Your painting grabbed my attention; I luv it! Why do you have it hiding in the back of your garage?

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Very entertaining post. Loved it! I can see why you would get distracted with all that great "stuff"!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh this mish mash days are tough. Loved your post though, filled with eye candy! Your barn picture is a keeper and a framer.

Sylvia said...

You crack me up...haha...we call those days..."Oh look a penny"...easily distracted days...lol.

Love all your stuff!!!

Sylvia

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Where do you get all that stuff? Its like heaven in there!

Kelly said...

What a fun post! I felt like I was there with you as you were milling around your workplace. You DO have alot of stuff. No vacay for you now! Ha! Who would've EVER thought of doing what you did with that chandelier air freshener? Who would've ever thought to make a chandelier air freshener in the first place?! So many questions. Send some of that rain our way. We were supposed to get some today, but only got a sprinkle. The pollen needs to be washed away.

Heaven's Walk said...

LOL! I am SO glad that I'm not the only one who does this, Rosemary! lolol! There are so many things going around in my mind at one time, it's amazing that I get ONE of them completed! I'd love to spend Christmas morning in your garage, girlie! lol!

xoxo laurie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

OK Rosemary...I think it is time for your own TV show...you certainly have enough material for many seasons on HGTV!!...and the title: "What Will Rosemary Do With This?"....

Leovi said...

A delightful pictures, exquisite. Greetings.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you have a lot of stuff. Love the paintings.

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Hellooooo Rosemary...
I'm in LoVe with the White Iron Fragment with RoSes!!!
YOU always find such interesting stuff - not to mention you "turning it into something else" - AmAziNg!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, You have such wonderful things! I would love to go shopping in your garage.
Hugs, Sherry

Melissa Anderson said...

After reading this post you reminded me of me. I do the same thing I start one thing and then I end up doing a number of other things. I love what you did with that chandelier! So cute!

Marzia_Sofia said...

ahahah I love all that you say...

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

you are simply amazing!!!! i am totally in love with the squirrel!!!! my heart is a flutter!!!! sending hugs...

Shabby Marilyn said...

Oh you do have goodies to work on!
What will you do with the yardsticks? Hard to find for me!
I'm now also following with linky follower