Flower craftiness

Crafting with the lovely ladies @ Morning Pointe

Occasionally I have this giant brain blank when it comes to providing a craft with little or no funds to accomplish the mission.  And of course the craft has to be extra special for such extra special women.

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My daughter bought this wooden flower at Good Will years ago and and claimed it for my craft room because it makes me happy. Since wood is too expensive and difficult to manipulate I drew the design on foam core art board ( $1.00) and Jimmy and I cut them out with an Xacto knife.

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They traced the design on printed paper, cut and attached with rubber cement.  I twisted wire and attached it to the back with that fancy duck tape so they could hang their creations on the wall or door.  All I had to purchase was more rubber cement.

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Then they picked out baubles and bangles and beads and dropped them on top of Mod Podge Magic which will dry bright and shiny.

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The conversation buzzed and laughter filled the air as their original creations evolved.

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The wooden flower was just one piece but we added a contrasting color and dimension by adding a separate center piece.

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We spent about 90 minutes together and these ladies were so delightful with fun conversation and encouragement for each other.

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My surprise of the day was an invitation to Mrs. Charlotte’s home where she showed me her paintings and toile paper art.   Mrs. Charlotte is 96 years young.

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Mrs. Charlotte began painting when she was about 70 years old.

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These two pictures were painted when Charlotte was in her 80s.

Are you impressed?  I am.


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