Art-wise, I've been creating woven pieces out of sticks and used yarn, hand painted paint stir sticks for garden markers, rehabbed some old furniture, made benches out of old chairs, and painted small white tiles to create a "wall quilt" for the living room. I'm also making "garden flowers" out of old china and glass pieces, attached to blue wine bottles and then placed in the ground around the garden for extra flair and color. I'll be creating cement brick and landscape timber benches to place around the property. Mike and Ian put up a new screened porch this summer, and we'll be adding a lovely pond liner and fish just off the deck.
Family Wild, our wonderful hunting, fishing and wildlife arts program will be launching in September. The first tier of books are in the final editing stage, and our merchandise is nearly complete and ready to go. Mike will be hosting a new radio show to encourage folks to explore nature with their kids in a variety of ways.
Happy summertime to you!