most DIY afficionados, the main force that drives them is the feeling
of accomplishment that they get from completing a project. This is very
true for me which is why I love to customize anything to my needs. We
are after all very different as individuals so I don't see why we have
to settle for something cut-and-dried.
Oh yeah, it's also fun to de-construct something and give it another life. Like some of the projects you'll see here.
RIVER ROCK PAPER WEIGHT
we live close to a river, combing the banks for interesting shaped
rocks has replaced my shell collecting habit. I know...not as exotic,
so a makeover is in order. A little paint and a layer of polyurethane
finish and they rock harder ^_^ This one was a gift to Sachiko Sensei
for letting me help in one of the Japanese Club's events. The shape of
the rock decided what graphic went on it--a light bulb lit up there and
I recall a
time when scrolls were not mere silk-screened muslin. I guess they
don't make them like they used to. After hanging so limply collecting
layers of dust, these one time eye-poppers can brighten a room once
more. Not-too-shabby chic!