The other day， we were coming home from a meeting and passed by the park across from the Laboratory. We were dismayed to see that one of the massive old trees had been cut down， having been deeply damaged by the very harsh winter. We stood looking at the stump and then suddenly our eye focused on the geometric wedges scattered around it： shards left from the chainsaw’；s workpersonalized gifts for women， in an array of sizes. They were beautiful.valentines day gifts for him
We had to squeeze through a slim gap in the wire fence that enclosed the field to allow flowers and grass to grow. We went to examine the shards and found that they revealed the trees rings in lovely color， and descended down in size to make a sort of set. We gathered them into a cloth shopping bag we carry？for emergency finds？and took them home.
…；We arranged our find on the patio table and felt like we’；d found a ready-made sculpture with a？curiously-modern feel. ？It now resides indoors where we enjoy it daily， a reminder of the trees (which we love and gain strength from daily) and of how there is often strange beauty to be found in the midst of loss.
It also showed us the results of our own Improvised Life practice， which naturally seems to sharpen our vision to possibilities around us， to see what might be hidden in plain sight.
Our space is filled with such finds， both aesthetic and utilitarian…；
A torn branch from Hurricane Sandy is another tree sculpture we enjoy daily in part for the memory of how we got it home…；
…；A slice of tree trunk hauled home on a dolly became a kitchen stool...
…；and an objet on the kitchen counter
Rocks are sculptural door stop and toilet paper holder
We’；ve collected images of other people’；s finds：
All we have to do is look.
Are you heading to the beach for a family vacation this Summer? I’ve got a great project to help you remember the special moments spent by the surf! This summer beach DIY frame is fun to make and super easy to customize with miniature accessories.?You can’t help but feel warm fuzzies every time you see this cheery frame. You’ll thank me six months from now when we’re all bundled up and surrounded by cold!
Canvas Corp Brands products are perfect for all types of crafts.?Whether it’s mixed media, painting, home?decor or card making, our shop has something for everyone. Scrapbookers will also be able to find some goodies to use on their pages… 12×12 papers and printed cardboard,?Architextures elements, Tattered Angels Paints and a?variety of embellishments.
Haylie Duff’s Instagram page never disappoints. Whether the actress/singer-turned-lifestyle blogger is posting photos of a recent meal, a sweet family moment with her daughter, or a selfie with her look-alike sister Hilary Duff, we know it’s going to be worth a “heart.”