Monday, 19 April 2010

garden clipboard (mixed media monday look what I found)




I found an old battered clipboard when tidying up this morning so decided to alter it. I need a "to do list" clipboard in my greenhouse as a reminder. The background papers are some I made for the Artistic Mother first workshop. I have covered these with a frame from my friend Linda and a great pic of the sun originally from a stampington magazine. I love birds so have added some of them too. I have stamped these lovely botanical flowers onto tissue paper so you can still see the background papers through them and have coated the lot with a thin layer of wax to give it a nice texture. All stamps from the Artistic Stamper. The words read "Kindness is more important than strength" a quote from Aesops Fables which is one of my sons favourite books.

I have really started to enjoy reading poetry again and so have my sons. Here is another poem that I have written influenced by my youngest son helping me in the greenhouse.


Bought a greenhouse for £25
Potting bench too
Excitement all around
Quickly put up
Full of 1000 plans
Then it started to rain...

Sunshine Spring is here
Lets get busy
Little dirty fingers
Pushing seeds in
Water all over the floor

Look Mum they're growing
Can we eat them in the morning
Smiles Fun Learning Sharing
Remembering ...
I'm turning into my Dad!

25 comments:

Sid said...

Fab clipboard and fab poem too !!

Lori said...

Lovely, and very inspirational for your garden! The poem is great, too!

Rayanne said...

That is just too cool...love the clipboard.

Cindy said...

Oh, this is a fabulous idea--All of your art is gorgeous!!! The clipboard is so perfect in the garden--beautiful and clever!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins

Kristin said...

Oh, what a great idea! I LOVE what you have done with it - and arn't the background papers fun? I find myself using them now all the time! Have a great week, Kristin xo

Janet Ghio said...

Love your clipboard!! What a great idea!

Debby said...

WOW!!! So beautiful and very creative.
debby

Imene said...

I am sure that with a similar clipboard I would tackle all of my chores. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.

carolyn said...

How very fun! Nice work. :)

Heather said...

Lorraine, the clipboard is great. I think I may have to borrow the idea:) Also, I learned something new about the tissue paper. Thanks.
My favorite part of the poem is when you say, "I am turning into my dad." I think you must be making a fantastic impression on your boys. I think it is so important for kids to be able to pick something out of their yard and eat it.
Cheers:)

Trudy Callan said...

What a great idea to alter clipboards. Yours is awesome.

Love your poem,too.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Love this great poem.
Fabulous idea.

LME said...

Wat to go Lorraine :)

Hermine said...

Fantastic

Karin said...

Fantastic clipboard. I love all the texture it has :)

Martina2801 said...

Dear Lorraine, you never stop amazing me :) This clipboard is simply stunning! PERFECT!!!!

Donna said...

Lorraine, That poem is simply wonderful! It sounds so happy and 'springy'! Beautiful writing. :o)

And the clipboard is gorgeous! How will you ever want to put anything in the clip?

Jennie said...

great clipboard, and loving the colours :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the clipboard and I think it is awesome that you have a greenhouse...someday I hope to have one.....someday! Love the poem too......

Pat Beaumont said...

that clipboard is going to be very inspirational when you pot up your plants - and poetr too - a hidden talent

Cathy said...

Hi Lorraine, thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed looking through yours. Your mixed media artwork is gorgeous. I am getting more interested in poetry too and hope to incorporate some of it into my artwork.

Diane said...

What a great clipboard - love the poem too! Diane

Donna said...

Lorraine...this is so beautiful that I featured it on my Weekend Reader: Best Posts This Week

Gaby Bee said...

What a great idea! Gorgeous clipboard! The details and colors are totally amazing.

lisa fulmer said...

great clipboard! I'm enjoying your poems too, nice that you write about everyday stuff, I like it!