Thursday, March 11, 2010

Painting Rocks and Other Things....

Since my paints were out I thought I would try my new used craft book that I found called The Art of Painting Animals on Rocks. This looked like a lot of fun and we have done this before you can read the post from last year just click here but this takes rock painting to a whole new level!!!
I chose to paint a cat per Liam's request and since I am allergic to the real thing I figured I would indulge Liam and make him a cat that we could have in the house.

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when you keep your tea near your paint water you have to be careful not to accidentally dip your paint brush in it ...not that I would ever do that hehehehe!!

Following the steps and instructions in a book is hard for a very visual person like me I have a very hard time learning by a book like this....
Show me how to do something and I can watch you and I am a pro hand me a book and I instantly get confused and frustrated...

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Oh this is alot of fun.....I can see all the rocks painted in my yard...We might have rock animals everywhere :)

A cat that doesn't make you sneeze now that's my kind of cat!!

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The is the Wood Sorrel I journaled about it is just thriving on the side of our house I can't wait to try this wild edible on a salad...

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The Finches have been busy laying lots of eggs and we thought we had a male and female but we actually have 2 females the one just has a different color variation so the eggs are not fertile and we will have to go out and get some men for these lovely ladies....So Sam will be known as Samantha now hehehe!!

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Noah candled the eggs just to make sure they were not fertile and confirm our suspicions.

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The bunnies are doing well but they have asked that it stop raining so they can go outside and use that wonderful rabbit yard that Mr.Watts made for them...

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Our garden has been just devoured by wild Rabbits. The boys shot and killed one the other day and then taught themselves how to skin it and tan the hide. The fur is drying out very nicely. This has been a wonderful learning experience for them.

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When we had Mr. Watts home last week he graciously went to work on fixing up our garden and rabbit proofing it. Adrian and the boys expanded the garden and fenced it all in with chicken wire and I am happy to report the wild rabbits are no longer eating our veggies they have to sit outside the fence and daydream of the days when it was wide and open!!

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27


  1. Dear Heather,

    What an adorable cat rock! That WOULD be quite the artistic statement, painting every rock in your yard; people would come from miles around to see it. :)

    I'm glad that your garden is now rabbit-proof. Now for coyote-proofing, eh?

    The wood sorrel looks nice and mouth-wateringly yummy. It's so sour, you won't need much vinegar on your salads!



  2. Hello, Dear Heather! The painted rocks turned out perfectly ~ we have kitty allergies in our family too and it is miserable.

    I just love your garden!

  3. Your garden is just lovely! Anxious to be able to work in mine. You folks did a lovely job of putting that together

    Your rock painting is just lovely! You are one talented lady. Those are just so cute!

    Have a joyous weekend

  4. My husband's grandmother always painted on rocks~so cute.
    Your garden looks great!

  5. Your cat looks great! The neighborhood park that I went to as a kid had lots of painted rocks and carved wood. The caretaker set up a couple gardens full of these creatures and wise sayings. It is so fun to go to when I visit my family. Your garden looks great by the way! We're just getting started.:)

  6. Peach received that same book for Christmas. She loves it and has done a beautiful job painting rocks (I still have to post her projects). Yours are beautiful too! Right now she's working on a bunny. At least we know he won't eat your gardens!

    I will be joining you on the lonely Mama journey soon, as the Engineer will again begin traveling regularly in about two weeks. At least we can take comfort in know our husbands have jobs they enjoy and that provide well for our families. I hope I can remember that when I am in the thick of things.

    Blessings and hugs to you Dear Heather!

  7. Hi Heather,

    I've enjoyed this post so much!

    The painted rock is a masterpiece indeed :o)

    and the garden looks so great and extra secure now that the chicken wire is up. I'm impressed with your boys' adventure about shooting the rabbit and preserviing the soft furry skin.

    John 14:27 is one of my favorite verses- Jesus truly cares for His flock.

    Blessings, Deanna

  8. My kinda cat too! Beautiful creation!

  9. The finches remind me of those I saw at a pet store the other day. There were many in there, all busy--in one corner was a nest in a box with many eggs (whether or no they were fertile, I did not find out!) and in the other corner was a a nest with five or six baby finches in there, and mama and papa finch flying to and fro the feeders to nurture their young! It was a pleasant sight--in a pet store, anyway!
    God bless,
    Grace Marie

    PS I haven't been on lately much at all! We're so busy getting the garden ready for planting and starting seeds and that! No, we haven't tried the soup yet, but we're planning on it, since my mother picked up some leeks for a spring soup!


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