5.31.2012

5.30.2012

day 256

i created a lot of pencil shavings to get this one made

5.29.2012

day 255

i had fun sewing on the old screen door of the empty cabin next door, and loved it when i realized the red matched the tiny spot of paint next to the handle

5.28.2012

day 254

the sealer on the deck made this water heart tricky to do!



5.27.2012

day 253

a very small but quite labor-intensive quilled heart, using strips of paper from magazines

5.26.2012

day 252

possibly my favorite of all....i was discouraged this day, feeling hopelessly uncreative.  i was moping outside reading the Hunger Games when my watch face caught the sunlight and i began playing with the circular reflection on my book.  as it crossed the center, the circle became a perfect heart.  now i had to jump up for my camera and recreate the whole thing, turning my book upside down, and ultimately turning the whole photo upside down to get a right-side-up heart.  a gift from God that day, just when i needed it, and my spirits were quite renewed!

5.25.2012

5.24.2012

day 250

thanks to this vintage spool of thread, this heart is cuter than it might have been

5.22.2012

day 248


a milkweed pod, split down the side.  the top picture is right after I cut it open, and the bottom picture is how it looked after 3 days when the seeds dried out and started floating away

5.21.2012

day 247

a carefully carved pretzel at home in a spoonful of mustard

5.20.2012

day 246

ah!  the best bread and butter ever at a favorite ann arbor, michigan restaurant

5.19.2012

day 245

a friend taught me how to make these little paper links, and i managed to create a heart-shaped chain of them



5.18.2012

day 244

on the road...a late night visit to the breakfast buffet at a hotel provided the salt and pepper to make today's heart!

5.17.2012

day 243

almost midnight again....coat hanger to the rescue

5.16.2012

5.15.2012

day 241

a quarter-sized drop of paint, with a white paint carefully dropped inside

5.14.2012

day 240

a fun experiment cutting and folding paper, using tabs and slits to stand it up and hold it all in place

5.12.2012

day 238


11:45 p.m. and no heart!  my husband brought me all of his ties and i arranged them so the ends formed a negative space heart - in the nick of time

5.11.2012

5.10.2012

5.09.2012

day 235

just a funny first attempt acrylic painting -    but i sort of like it!

5.08.2012

5.07.2012

5.06.2012

day 232

paperclips can be so much more fun than....paperclips

5.05.2012

day 231



it was tricky, but my cheerios were pretty cooperative

5.03.2012

day 229


i sacrificed a perfectly good pillow case to get this stain made from bleach!

5.02.2012

5.01.2012

day 227

a little manipulation of a water droplet - i love how this one turned out