Sometimes creativity has to mean playing Jenga with the folded clothes on the back of the couch while listening to a podcast. I’m trying out Happier with Gretchen Rubin since I bought her book, The Happiness Project, on a whim at a FedEx Office last week. My scanner had broken down, I needed to send a document for work, I was stressed, and it just seemed right.
And I will take laundry over picking my way through printers anytime. Although I don’t have time to be crafty, when I picked up the boys this evening, I got a shiny, shellacked Spring surprise!
My babysitter, Mrs. Rita, is amazing. My two-year-old pointed out an eagle over the weekend, and I’m pretty sure it’s because of her. She feeds the boys out of her garden, and she can grow anything, including gourds that trellised up an evergreen last Fall. She’s since dried them, painted them, and made them into birdhouses, including this fantastic apple.
The leaf is clay, and the worm is the stem of the gourd painted and resettled as a perch. She left some of the gourd fluff inside for the birds to nest with, and the piece has been painted and treated with several coats of polyurethane. But I don’t know if I’m going to share!
The incomparable Mrs. Rita, taking care of boys and birds alike.