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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!

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

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

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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.)

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

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Comments: 16

  • Dana Fulton

    May 28, 2014
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    What a terrific idea! Such fun & free!

  • Christie

    May 28, 2014
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    Love this creation! You are so clever!!!

  • May 28, 2014
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    I love this !

  • May 28, 2014
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    Very creative and clever.

  • daryledelstein

    May 29, 2014
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    too clever … and fun … hope you have some safety googles!

  • May 29, 2014
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    Veronica you constantly amaze me with your creative vision and playfulness. Wonderful!! 🙂

  • May 30, 2014
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    Love love love it!!

  • Catherine

    May 30, 2014
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    aha! i wondered what you were going to do with those pebbles and the piece of wood – i love it X

  • May 30, 2014
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    Nice! I love the natural look, and it’s a great way to bring back memories.

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