Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY Hockey Player Rock Art (Using a Broken Stick)

I've decided to dedicate one of my small flower beds to my favorite hockey team, the Edmonton Oilers. I have started gathering seeds/plants for blue and orange flowers, as well as blue and orange rocks to go around them. I will also include some broken hockey sticks as decoration and to keep the dog out of the flower bed.

It occurred to me to include a little hockey player in the bed, so I built an inukshuk, or rock person, using two round "leg" rocks, an oblong "body" rock, a round "head" rock, and a piece of aluminum hockey stick for "arms". I added a water-less Oilers logo tattoo to the "body" rock and a couple stickers on the "shoulders". I glued it all together using GOOP, and had to use a black pop bottle cap behind the legs to get it to balance properly, but I think it turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to my American friends and family! Stay safe if you are out to a party - don't drink and drive!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Free Agency Day! Happy Canada Day!

To all my Canadian friends and family: Happy Canada Day!

To hockey fans worldwide: happy free agency day!

To all the NHL players who are now free agents: best of luck finding a new team! Hope everything goes well for you, the teams, and your families!