Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure

Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure
Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Creativity Tip No. 41

Welcome, Fun Yellow

After many years of being a dull blue, I decided to have my laundry room painted while the painter was here doing some other work.

It didn't take me long to settle on yellow for the walls. I love yellow, and unfortunately, there is a limit to where you can use it. (I know those of us who are Fans of Yellow might disagree with that, but that's the facts.)

I had used bright yellow once before in a bathroom and really liked that a lot. So I chose the color Fun Yellow for the laundry room, which I hope is an indication of things to come.

Why settle for blah when you can have fabulous, I always say. Well, maybe I don't say that, but I could. And probably will once my room is done.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yeasty Adventures (not)

By Carmen L. Vilanova
It's sad to say how easily life's frustrations can cause creativity to vanish in the wind. I wanted to offer a really great idea here to nudge us all into fall, but found that since I am having technical difficulties right now, I couldn't get my mind around it.

For days now I haven't been able to access my own website, It just stopped working and even consulting with my web ladies hasn't helped. I also joined a problem solving forum where people are really nice and helpful, but this is such an odd problem no one can help me fix it.

Everyone else I know can get on the site. It's just me who is being shut out. Now I know the universe has a sense of humor, but some of us aren't laughing! Argh!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Creativity Tip No. 40

Halloween's a'coming!

I whipped up these Halloween potholders last year for my daughter-in-law to brighten up her kitchen. I crocheted them and had fun adding the details.

For those who crochet, basically you make two orange and two black circles, whatever size you want. Then you add little crocheted details, also simple, plus a little embroidery for the cat's whiskers and mouth.  Sew the two circles together and then crochet a short strip to be used as a hanger.

These are more decorative than useful.. If you really want to use them to hold hot pots, you will have to add some type of insulation between the two main circles. I prefer to hang them on the refrigerator where they make me smile and stay clean! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Green Creativity: A Natural Fence to Open a Labyrinth

My friend Cuong Doan created this natural fence from yard scraps. Fashioned of ewe and ash branches with apple tree wooden feet, the fence marks the opening to the painted labyrinth he designed outside the office of his massage therapy office in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Cuong's goal, after making another fence, is to continue to fill the space with bird feeders and plants to make it an inviting spot for visitors to come and rest for awhile. There is a table and chair set waiting for someone to read or sip tea, or to think about entering the labyrinth.

For more about Cuong's labyrinth, visit here.

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