I am as smitten as a pig in "u-know-what". It's early Saturday afternoon, January 7th. We're home this weekend (not traveling to the cabin) to catch up a little, dismantle the holiday decor, chat with the neighbors, etc. ... with zero obligations. (yahoo!) AND, as if that weren't enough, it's 55 degrees outside.
My, my. This is the southeast corner of CT, for goodness sake. I'm lovin' it.
With quick abandonment to the items on my to-do list, I opted for a walk to the beach, generally unheard of at this time of year. It was amazing - like early spring. I walked all through Morningside at a pretty fast clip, then climbed some rocks along the beach. I had missed that sound of the waves against the rocks! There were a lot of people out and about, seizing the same opportunity as I did. Good physical exercise, and great for the soul!
|love the blue hued boards....|
|simply can't resist rusted metal|
While walking, my mind had wandered a bit to the direction I wanted to take on some new artsy projects in the works and in my mind. The "funky junk birds" that I worked on for my Etsy shop (sample below) were a lot of fun to plan and create. Definitely more of them in the horizon...but I knew I also wanted to create one with some "age" to it, more rustic, rusty.
instructables" which had a page on rusting metal with common household chemicals. Perfect!