Sunday, April 22, 2012

Skunks and Art

I realize that skunks and art may not go together but at our house they went hand in hand this week.   Funny how things or events tie together in odd ways isn't it?

First of the week went well, finished us some yard work before it starts getting to hot. We still have some to do but almost finished.   Taco Tuesday at Rosa's is always an event for us.  Cheap and good Mexican food.  If those words go together-cheap and good.  Wednesday got the fur babies groomed and found another hot spot on Libby.  Bless her heart I think she is going to live in that cone forever. Then Katie bar the door, we let the dogs in that night to visit before bed time  and smelled something, we had smelled a skunk and let them in.  They didn't smell at all, well in a few minutes it was awful, not quite like skunk but like an oil-diesel smell.  So out they both went and we aired the house with both doors opened, fabreze was sprayed and with  Vick's vapor rub under my nose we went to bed.  We could not tend to the babies the next day we went to see an great cousin off to God.  The next morning we got some peroxide and baking soda and gave the babies baths.  We ran to Pet's Smart and got a bottle of  Skunk removers shampoo.   Eldon's cousin said try the baking soda trick and we had gone on line and saw that remedy was suppose to work and it did work very well.  So now the girls smell just like dogs now not skunks.  Of course Libby is still sporting a fashionable cone around her neck. 

Also while trying to do yard work and get semi caught up and the other events in our week I was trying to do a surprise paper bag journal for our gran daughter.   Just finished it this morning and thought I needed to share something fun besides skunks.   Now skunks are pretty and fluffy, in fact Eldon said his dad said they use to remove the glands that produce the perfume and they made really good pets.   BUT   they do get into the chicken houses and eat the eggs and kill the chickens so I guess it is how you look at them.



The front and back of the journal and the colors go with her house.   Still can't believe a paper sack can be transformed into something artsy. 



The inspire and a couple of other tags ~~ I was inspired by some I found on the Internet.  This one is an envelope you put surprise notes in.

 
I tried to put lots of sayings and encouragement into this little book. 


This one sports a photo I took of her when she was a high school senior, we had a good time doing these with her.  The bottom photo is the opened part of Miss Frogie waving at you. 


One more set of pages, the clock part is an envelope also.   I put some tags to pullout on the sides and inside the envelopes.   Lots of things to touch and look at.  She loved my book and thought she might like one of her own. 


There you go and thanks for stopping in and seeing what is going on in my world today.  xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Annette and I love all the vibrant colors. Paper bag books are so much fun, you did a Beautiful job on this one:) What a treasure, Hugs Marilou

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    1. thanks Marilou, maker of pretty things. xo

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  2. Annette I think almost anything can be transformed into something artsy...but I would never have come up with these ideas, it's such wonderful creativity, and you must have had so much fun creating them. It IS quite inspiring, I feel like I would want to try doing something like that, it would be a great way to use all my laces or whatever I have had in my sewing box for YEARS , just waiting to be used :-)
    Wish you a nice start of the week , hopefully without bad smells ! XOXOXO

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    1. Thanks Jane, you know as talented as you are your lace would just dance across the canvas. No, really. xo

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  3. Wonderfull job,greeting from Belgium

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    1. thanks you Louisette from Belgium. Have a great day. xo

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  4. wow what a wonderful artwork. I love this paper bag journal . Really multifaceted.

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  5. Hi Annette, Lovely journal. Especially like that the cover is a brown bag. I'm always dragging stuff home from work like cardboard, etc to make books with. Very pretty blog...you even have music playing.

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