Playing games, (when I should be working)

May 28, 2014

The other day, when C and I were at the beach, we collected some beach wood and pebbles.

I had it in mind to make a tic tac toe game for the garden with one of the driftwood and the pebbles.

This beautiful piece had three ginormous nails stuck thru it, but I liked the nail heads and so decided to be brave and use my angle grinder to cut the sharp ends off and leave the rest of the metal in the wood.

Boy, you should have seen how brave I was. There were sparks all over the place and burning wood and melting, red hot metal!!! Angle grinders are not for the weak hearted!


Then I got some inks and water, the pebbles and a brush.


I picked out the pebbles I wanted and tried them on for size.


Then I freehand painted circles on half and xs on the others, and I eyeballed some lines for the game board.
(using rulers and pencils would have been just too professional for me and I want people to pick the game up and not worry.)


And there you go! Hope people will feel free to play. 😀


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  • Reply Dana Fulton May 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    What a terrific idea! Such fun & free!

    • Reply Veronica May 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you so much Dana. 🙂

  • Reply Christie May 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Love this creation! You are so clever!!!

    • Reply Veronica May 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Aw, thank you. 🙂

  • Reply May 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I love this !

    • Reply Veronica May 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      I know, right? We’ve already had a couple of games. 🙂

  • Reply Ida P. Krause May 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Very creative and clever.

    • Reply Veronica May 30, 2014 at 4:28 am

      Thank you so much Ida. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein May 29, 2014 at 5:40 am

    too clever … and fun … hope you have some safety googles!

    • Reply Veronica May 30, 2014 at 4:28 am

      😀 I do have safety goggles, good new, clear ones too, but now that I’m at a “certain age” I need reading glasses and so rarely bother with the safety goggles any more. I know, I know…it’s like me asking Robert to use them and he saying contacts are good enough. What are we like? You know, I need some of those WWI flying ace goggles. Those would be so much fun that I’d wear those all the time! 😀

  • Reply Sara v May 29, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Veronica you constantly amaze me with your creative vision and playfulness. Wonderful!! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica May 30, 2014 at 4:24 am

      Aw, thank you so much Sara. Got to play…otherwise life gets too serious. 😀

  • Reply dawnsrays May 30, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Love love love it!!

    • Reply Veronica May 30, 2014 at 4:21 am

      Oh good! Me too! 😀

  • Reply Catherine May 30, 2014 at 7:11 am

    aha! i wondered what you were going to do with those pebbles and the piece of wood – i love it X

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow May 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Nice! I love the natural look, and it’s a great way to bring back memories.

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