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Driftwood Wreath

Lake Pueblo Driftwood Wreath

When I was a child our family adopted two lovely women by the name of Ella Mae and Auntie Katherine.  Neither of the women had children so we were their adopted grand kids.  Ella Mae would go with us to our cabin and she and I would spend hours walking the creek bed looking for driftwood.  She would bring them home to her little one room apartment.  She would sand and shellac them.  I loved to go over all the shapes with her.  My husband and I love to hike the inlets of Lake Pueblo and I collect this great driftwood.  Surely it has a story to tell.  This is a wreath made from a straw frame, wrapped with brown fabric and then, I attached the driftwood with wood screws and glue.  Then I lightly stained each one in a different color using acrylic paints watered down.   I love the quirkyness of the wood and I suspect I will make another one for the shop. 



I am an interior designer with over 27 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. I love the "do it yourself" person because I am a do it yourself person and I very much identify with making old new again. I believe that our spirits are rejuvinated and inspired when we relect who we are and what we believe in and are not afraid to face the harder parts of our lives. This blog will be dedicated to that purpose. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. I have an insatiable desire to grow and learn about myself in both spiritual and emotional ways. I love being a guest speaker for events in self-growth with the idea of hopefully inspiring others that past traumas can be over come and life can be terrific or at the very least good!

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