Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Last One

This is the last crocheted stone.  Guess I'll have to start walking again so I can look for more.  Problem is the temperature is around 115 during the day and 90 at night so there's never any relief from the heat.
Inspired by the art journaling I see other bloggers doing, I bought a watercolor book awhile back.  I took art in middle school (33+ years ago) and used to draw and doodle all the time.  It served me well as a kindergarten teacher when I wanted to create posters for my students to paint and color.  But since I stopped teaching about 6 years ago, I have found that the doodling does not come to me so easily. 
Only a couple more days of school (I work in administration now) and then my summer vacation will begin.  I have a very long list of things I'd like to do.

Best wishes for a wonderful day!

19 comments:

Debi Y. said...

This rock is pretty too. With weather like that, I think you might have to wait until Winter to find some more rocks. :)

Tammy's in Love said...

Well, now that's the most ingenious use of a rock I've seen ever! It's understandable wanting to stay in, maybe a romantic moonlit stroll when it's down to 90! Today is 95 with 65% humidity in MN and we Scandinavians wilt when it's over 80!

Tammy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Loved to see your crocheted rock stars all together now! You sure are a go-getter! Fun job and you did go along with its natural shape.
Enjoy your new day and sure you look forward to summer vacation!
As for the heat, we don't mind being active in the outdoors as long as we go straight for the shower and change once coming inside.
Love to you,
Mariette

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a pretty way to dress up a rock! Enjoy your art journaling!

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Art journaling will be great fun, I am sure. You are very creative to begin with. Whew! You live in a HOT clime. How long is your summer vacation? Do you get three months? Take care. Susan

Little Treasures said...

I always admire crochet covered rocks, but actually never did one myself! Love yours though!
I have a month until my holiday! Can't wait!

glor said...

How pretty the rocks are with their crocheted coverings. Two more days to summer time off ... how wonderful. Bet you can't wait. Expect to see many pretty rocks among other things. Blessings and joy.

Serena Lewis said...

I LOVE your crochet stones, Tammy! What a great idea! Kate (Cathy Johnson) is a fabulous watercolour art teacher. I took a Strathmore class by Kate earlier this year which I think is still available for viewing or download at the following link - http://www.strathmoreartiststudio.com/groups/group/show?groupUrl=workshop-2-cathy You will need to sign up to Strathmore but Kate's class is definitely worth it.

I look forward to seeing all your creations over your summer vacation. xo

Serena Lewis said...

Just realised the link may not work for you as, apparently, you need to be invited and I'm not sure how that works. :(

Diane said...

Best wishes into your voyage of art journaling. I'm hoping you have a wonderful summer. Diane

Mistea said...

Lovely rocks you have created, perfect for displaying anywhere.
How fun to have a summer project which does not require a lot of activity in that heat.
Enjoy the last few days before your vacation.

vintage grey said...

Beautiful!! enjoy your last days of school!! Yay, for summer! xo Heather

Lori ann said...

very pretty tammy! i could send you some rocks from here, i live on the beach and there are some nice ones (and it's not quite as hot here, today was foggy in the morning). the book looks good, i journal and watercolor on trips but stop at home, maybe i will try to make time. have fun!

DeeDee said...

Hi Tammy

my other friend is doing these stones too.. I so love them...

we are ranking in the upper 90's this week.. time to stay in and craft... I am ready...

happy summer vacation..

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
You must be picking up 'hot' rocks, if so send some over here. It's chilly for June and they would keep my feet warm.
I'm waiting to see your doodles in your journal!!
Hugs, Angela.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I look forward to seeing what you do with your journal... I think you are doodling just wonderfully with your crochet needle and yarn. ;) Love the rocks. I think that group of three will be wonderful together. Wishing you a cool breeze... t.

val said...

the stones are just lovely. Good luck with your sketchbook, I think it is a great idea. Have a great day!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

The rock reminds me of my grandma's crocheted bottles that I still have. She would find an old bottle she liked and then crochet around them. I still have many of the ones and I have to smile whenever I see them.

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Sam I Am...... said...

You are very creative and I still can't figure out how you do those rocks...evidently I am anal and can only follow detailed instructions! Ha! Ha!
The book looks very interesting and I love to dabble in all kinds of things but mostly it seems I dabble in housekeeping.
So what are your plans this summer....do tell!

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