I don't have any new artwork to share with all of you, but I wanted to share a few photos that I've taken in the last couple of days. Some of bargains I've found and some from a ride around the cranberry bog with my dad yesterday.
First...a few days ago I went to T J Maxx in Plymouth, and as I was browsing I found some wonderful rolls of gift wrap (30 square feet in a roll) for $2.99. The paper is quite heavy.
I love both rolls of gift wrap that I bought but my favorite is the birch bark gift wrap. I love birch trees and this paper is so real looking. I plan on using some of the paper on a journal cover. The paper is so real looking but not so much in this photos. The birch bark paper is also a little heavier than the clock paper I bought.
If you have a TJ Maxx nearby look to see what they have for gift wrap.
I had to go and cover some cardboard for book covers using the birch paper.
I took my Dad for blood work yesterday morning, then ran some of his errands and before we did his grocery shopping he wanted to take a ride around the cranberry bogs.
I had to stop because this good sized snapping turtle was crossing in front of us. His shell was probably 12 inches across. They are nasty so I didn't get too close to take the picture.
By the river I spotted a large pussy willow tree that I had never noticed before in all the years that I have been down the bog. I guess it just never was in bloom when I've seen it.
I almost forgot...I love white quartz rocks and when ever I see a decent sized one I pick it up for my rock garden. While I was out of the car taking a photo of the snapping turtle, I spied a white quartz rock near my back tire. I used the tip of my sneaker to try and dislodge it from the dirt roadway. At first I was disappointed when I saw that the rock had split and one half was in shards. When I turned the rock over I was surprised to see a hollow inside.
The bogs are still dormant and look like a carpet of dark red. Soon the cranberry leaves will turn green.
Have a creative day.