A Play Day…..I felted !
I wanted to play !
You know, make mud pies, or design sand castles.
Ignore, drown out, and escape those “adult issues” requiring a thoughtful decision making process.
Not for a life time, not even necessarily for a week or even the whole day……merely for a few hours.
Had to be a hands on activity…creative…there had to be an end product !
That requires concentration. Nope !
Scrapbooking? Again…requires concentration.
I wanted to do something with my hands and let my mind entertain me….wander around and explore hidden places….and surprise me !
I can’t paint or draw….and my spinning wheel is broken.
But I have wool…lots of wool !
Wool I had dyed years ago in Surprise Valley.
Wool that I recently bought in Surprise Valley !
Found my felting books and brushed up on various projects and techniques.
Didn’t want to spend the time to felt a pair of boots……and good gracious it’s way too hot to even try these on !
I would create a flat piece of felted “art” . I had everything I needed !
Soap (old fashioned Fels Naptha),
a bamboo mat for rolling the wool,
unlimited hot and cold water,
and lots of towels for slop and mess !
Several hours later, sporting shriveled fingers, and a very happy mind, I spread out my “felted art” to dry !
Infuse your life with Play Days !!