Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Finds

Wednesday the Full Worm Moon made its appearance: 
According to the Farmer’s Almanac it “was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.  At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.”

I'm finding myself done with winter.  I yearn to dig in the Earth, see my spring tulips popping up and plant some flowers... I long for color.  The First Day of Spring will be here in two weeks but I doubt Old Man Winter will be ready to let go so soon.

I've been wanting to capture this barn for a while now.  This blustery day seemed perfect.  Just up the road, it’s not hard to get to but it has a certain unwelcoming feel to it.  As I was snapping this photo there was this ominous feeling of foreboding .  It was heavy, almost like it was baring down but at the same time pushing me away.  I snapped 4 shots then hurried to get out of the driveway.

I was thrilled to open the mailbox and discover an art journal I had sent out as a round robin has made its way back home.  So often they get lost in transit or one of the participates drops out without returninging the journal to its owner.  Of the 5 journal exchanges I have participated in only 2 have made it back safely.  To see the art within you will have to come back Wednesday.  Here is a peak of the page I created:

I discovered I do not have a talent for blog designing, editing, or customizing!  Simply not my forte’.  Hours spent hunched over the computer with little results to show for it makes me grumpy and short tempered.  I did finally got my link party posted: 
 The objective is to get people making something!  Choose a pin from a board that you have been wanting/meaning to make and do it then share it at the link party.  I made this pen organizer from one of my pins as a giveaway:
Disclaimer: pens, brayer, and scissors are not part of the giveaway...nor is the kitty.

Sharing our week’s finds and discoveries with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.


  1. love the idea of a traveling art journal! Might have to try this with the kids

  2. Diane, So sorry I haven't visited for a long while. But I am so enjoying my stroll through your most recent posts. Love the moon and the barn photographs here. Don't fret over the blog design - it's all about sharing and you do that with all your heart! Read your comment on Kim's blog today about your desire to leave teaching to live a more authentic life. Just wanted to say . . . I understand. I worked for many years in a service profession, and though I know I made a difference, I grew tired of a life with so little time to create. You'll get there!

  3. Oh, yes! Ol' Man Winter outstaying his welcome. I know the feeling. I have little crocus and jonquil sprouts out there under the 12" of snow. Funny how you felt about that barn. I've known that feeling a time or two when I've been out shooting. But you got a beautiful photo. And I love the art journal story! Also, I'd never heard the story about the moon, and what a great shot you got. Have a great weekend!

  4. I am a gardener, and the Worm Moon has always been my favorite, because I can just almost hear those worms stirring around down there, knowing it's almost time for me to get my hands back in the dirt!
    The barn is definitely a bit ominous... but your shot of it is perfect.

  5. Hi Dianne,

    I am trying to sneak a few catch ups and saw your post, wow love the page it really gives of bright colorful happiness. Oh that barn does look creepy especially don't like the far left hand window or the one on the far right. I wonder what it is used for. Seems quite weird seeing posts like this and we are just entering Autumn and it is starting to get colder.

    bye for now

  6. I hope the weather warms up for you soon! I love the idea of an art journal, but have never made one. Having an art journal round robin sounds like a fun way to do it! Your pages are wonderful!

    Thanks for letting me know about your Stop Pinning and Make Something linky party! I actually made two items last month from pins on my boards. Sounds like fun.

  7. Love the idea of your link party, Diane. And I really like your barn photo. It's fascinating how you reacted to the subject when you were photographing it. I wonder what was going on there. Sometimes places just feel spooky and make us feel uncomfortable. I hope you get some warm weather soon in which to enjoy all your lovely spring flowers. All the best, Bonny


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