...Growing, Building, Cooking, Preserving, Crafting...

2006 began our urban homestead when I broke ground on a garden, which now includes perennial fruits, flowers, & many vegetable varieties. We dream of solar panels, keeping bees and hens. Until then we'll continue growing and preserving our own fruits and vegetables, building what we can for our home, cooking from scratch, and crafting most days.


Happy Valentine's Day

Sharing the love this week with homemade Valentine's for school and a big icy public heART.

I love helping V make Valentine's for her class.  They're never perfect, but
so beautiful just the same.
Had just enough watercolor paper left for these bookmarks

I was recently included in a group of Art Moms from V's school.  They've been making this brutal winter a little more fun by adding public ice artwork to random places in the neighborhood.  For Valentine's Day we all worked hard for a couple of weeks freezing juice, Kool-Aid, what-have-you to make this mosaic-looking heart.  Spread the love!

Getting the ice blocks there by whatever means possible--
even sleds!
After walking off the shape we all got to work walking carefully around the
perimeter only and strategically dropping the colored cubes.

Ice mosaic! 
Our group is called "Popsicle" and here is our tag for this project. 
Spreading the love!

Our fearless leader (and local artist) at center.
We all contributed different shades of red and pink
Brightening everyone's day as they approach the on ramp at Oklahoma and 794.


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  2. Hi Ann! I just got done checking out your blog and had a quick question. I was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance. Thanks! - Cam