There are certain things that should just not enter my home…. because they always have an untimely death: those being indoor plants and glass domes.
I’ve alway wanted a collection of glass domes, especially old ones, but I can never, ever find them at yard sales or thrift shops, so I have purchased them here and there in stores. They somehow always end up broken. My most favorite of all was a huge one I spent way too much money on… and I put it over my gingerbread house last year (keeping it safe from kitty cat tounges) and I forgot it in Canada (took it up there for our Christmas dinner table). Drat – it broke before they could send it back. All year went by and then this fall I found a sweet one, that had a mosiac base it sat upon, in the garden center of a local dept. store. Today it went sailing off the coffee table, at the speed of light, along with picture frames, coffee cups and the bird and nest/eggs that were on display inside it. Yes, my darling horrible cats were chasing eachother and sailed across the table and took everything with them. Uugh.
But I didn’t dispair for long…. I looked at this little, naked, mosaic base and could see nothing but the base for my new cage skirt I’ll be making for a new art doll. Yes – from tragidy came creativity and nothing could have pleased me more because I’ve been fresh out of ideas for months. I am off to sketch my new ‘garden’ girl out now…. she’ll be just what spring needs to arrive with a bang!