REMEMBER...

LIFE IS A GARDEN; ENJOY THE STROLL.

October 27, 2015

ONCE "UPOD" A NUTTY TIME.....

there were lovely flowers in a garden.......

and they smiled bright the whole summer through.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
When autumn made its debut the flowers faded away.........

leaving behind not only memories, but pods encapsulating the promise of new life.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
Then along came Linda, who had her own agenda, and rewrote the script.

With a gesture of entitlement and pruners in hand, she plucked and robbed them of their dignity......

dressed them in paint......

and cast them in roles as, ".....decorative baubles, delighting my eyes and adorning my home."

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©Linda Nelson 2015
After that, she headed for the pantry to indignify other contenders, like year-old forgotten walnuts stashed as far back in the pantry as could be.  "Silly nuts," she exclaimed, "you weren't meant to be eaten, you were meant to be repurposed!"

She slathered the nuts with layers of gesso tinted in various colors.  After the paint dried she lightly sanded them down to reveal the colored layers.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
But, Linda wasn't yet satisfied.  She felt these nuts had more potential than simply sitting pretty in a bowl.  The "aha" moment surfaced, and she got busy......
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©Linda Nelson 2015
..... busy making little napkin rings, perfect for adorning a Thanksgiving table setting.

What's the moral of this story?

Never hold back your nutty ideas!

6 comments:

  1. Post delizioso...una meraviglia le tue decorazioni naturali! Mi piacciono moltissimo, davvero complimenti Linda!!
    Annarita

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    1. Grazie mille, Annarita!

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  2. Great moral of the story. And you know as bloggers we are the best at that. Coming up with nutty ideas. Love your idea and your pictures. But most of all I love your written word!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary; I'm glad you enjoyed this nutty post :)

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  3. awwww, the acorns in the nest is too cute! Love the white painted pods, too. Stay nutty! It works! :)

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