Playing games, (when I should be working)
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. 😀
What a terrific idea! Such fun & free!
Thank you so much Dana. 🙂
Love this creation! You are so clever!!!
Aw, thank you. 🙂
I love this !
I know, right? We’ve already had a couple of games. 🙂
Ida P. Krause
Very creative and clever.
Thank you so much Ida. 😀
too clever … and fun … hope you have some safety googles!
😀 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! 😀
Veronica you constantly amaze me with your creative vision and playfulness. Wonderful!! 🙂
Aw, thank you so much Sara. Got to play…otherwise life gets too serious. 😀
Love love love it!!
Oh good! Me too! 😀
aha! i wondered what you were going to do with those pebbles and the piece of wood – i love it X
Jennifer J. Chow
Nice! I love the natural look, and it’s a great way to bring back memories.