and trying to get back to normal around here. The birthday party for my son was a big success although the weather could have been a little warmer . . . still everyone had a great time.
Now that the weather has warmed up this week, I once again have been spending time in the garden. The fountain is finally up and running and the wisteria is in bloom and smells just heavenly!
I even started my herb garden! I've got rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and tarragon . . . just to name a few . . .
I was feeling creative and made a sign for the garden too . . . I started with a scrap piece of wood and base coated it with gesso. I then glued a layer of some tissue paper that had a pretty rose floral motif to it (it's kind of hard to see it from this photo) along with a crumpled piece of paper that says "5c per bunch" that I generated and printed through Photoshop. I then penciled the outline of the "HERBS" lettering and painted that in with 2 coats of green. I painted the edges with a dark brown and then stenciled a few vines around the inner edges in a sandy colored acrylic paint. I dry brushed some areas with the sandy color acrylic paint and inked the inner edges with brown. Copper wire attached to some cup hooks and some rafia tied in a bow and I'm all set. I just love the way it turned out! It's still drying and probably could use a coat or 2 of sealant on it. I'll hang it up tomorrow since it's starting to rain right now and complete my herb garden theme.