Category Archive: Making It

Jan
28

Doesn’t take long- once you get started.

I bought a piece of property several years ago located in the Wayne National Forrest, close to Fly, OH. We were going to sell the family home in New Martinsville and build a log cabin in Ohio. Well the economy went “south” and the price of logs went “north” and that was the end of …

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Nov
02

Not All Bottles Need Caps

My first experience with Bottle Trees was at Quigley Castle in Eurica Springs, AR. The “one of a kind” house was built in the 1940’s with stones collected by Elise Quigley and gardens     contain many decorations made from glass bottles. It was then that I decided that bottle trees would be included in any future …

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Jul
20

Ink Calander by Oscar Diaz

Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has designed a calender that uses the capillary action of ink spreading across paper to display the date. The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers are printed daily. One a day, until the end of the month. He uses different colored ink for each month to symbolize the changing seasons. …

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Jul
08

Recycling gone awry

“In spring time a man’s fancy turns to love”, or the attic or the garage. Or the possibility that some of one’s possessions have outlived their usefulness. After my youngest child graduated from college my thoughts turned to, well, her Jungle Jim. That neglected collection of wood, plastic, Christmas decorations, and most importantly: memories. The …

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