Sunday, April 9, 2017

The bird's nest: part 1

I keep apologizing for not visiting my favorite blogs, but I have no way to visit you unless you leave a comment.  All my art blogs and their icons are gone.  I've left various questions on Blogger Help, but they are not helping or helpful.  I just appreciate your visit, and when I get a comment from you, I will return the favor.  Until then, I'm in the dark.  TRYING hard not to whine, but if this had happened any other month, I would not be as stressed.  After all, this month is all about celebrating recycling.

One thing we want is to shred our sensitive documents, so they don't get in the hands of thieves and scam artists who can use the information to order credit cards, buy automobiles, etc.  But once you have shredded this information, where do you put it?   Mostly, I use it around plants in my garden, but today I'm going to create a bird's nest.

I began with equal parts water and white PVA glue (Elmer's for those who live in the US).   I have my gloves handy

because I don't want to have green hands when I'm finished.   I added some of my handmade shimmering mist to the mix.

Like mixing flour and water, you add bits at a time until the mixture is consistent and holds together properly.

Instead of kneading, you will form the ball of papers with your gloved hands. 

You ask why I call this part 1.  It's because the nest must dry and I can't do anything to it until it does.  Short and sweet, this is Day 9 of 22 leading up to bEARTHday and I used some shredded papers to make a bird's nest. 

If you visited yesterday, you read that I dropped my camera and jammed the lens cap.  I took it to Lawrence Photo and this is the kind man who saved my life.

OK, maybe not my life, but it sure felt like it at the time.

He took this photo before he handed the camera back to me.  Apparently, this is his mascot.  It just goes to show ANYONE can take a great photo with my camera.

I've become obsessed with this Wichita flag, ever since I learned about it.  While driving all over Wichita, I've seen several of them.

Thanks again for your support.  I am so, so sorry I'm having all these problems trying to find each of my friends I want to leave comments to.  Please realize I'm doing everything I can think of to get my "Blogs I love to visit" back.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

sorry you're still having trouble with blogger - odd, because mine is ok... anyway, i blogged yesterday after a trip to Ally Pally for the craft show...

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry blogger isn't being helpful, hope you soon find a solution. Glad you found a nice man to mend your camera, it is devastating without a camera, I know that. Looking forward to seeing part of your bird's nest. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Such a shame Elizabeth that you blog isn't as you would like it. Have you tried visiting from your reading list as that is how I get to comment on your blog and all the other blogs I visit.

If you you don't know about this way and would like to know where to find this just email me and I will try to help you

Love Chrissie xx

chrissie said...

Forgot to say--great pics if the man and his dog and the nest looks like an interesting project

Chrissie xx

sheila 77 said...

A ver nice man and a green bird's nest - that's a nice start to the day.
I don't know how other people are commenting as I can't click on any of your links at all, even on the sidebars. I only got in by keying in the full comment web address, took me a while to work out what it was.
Best of luck with getting your blog sorted.

Meggymay said...

Hi Elizabeth.
I think a miracle has just happened and I can leave you a message today. I have been able to read all your last posts, but couldn't leave you a comment.
I tried everything, even what you suggested, but no joy.
All your posts have been great reads and full of inspiration.
I hope that you get the situation sorted, it must be dreadful especially this month.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I wish you luck to get the problem sorted soon! A shame that blogger doesn't help!
I love this nest idea!Unique! Must keep hubby's shredding paper in future as well!Thanks for a super inspiration!
Great that this nice man helped - no wonder that he is a good one if he has such a nice and relaxed dog!
Happy Sunday and good luck - I just managed today again via the Post Comments ( Atom) thing!
But I managed!
oxo Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

I just send the shred to recycle. Will be looking forward to seeing part deux.

Hope you get your blog woes straightened out. I tried visiting the links from your lefthand list today and it worked for me. Just in case your blog had been hacked, have you changed your Google password?

Sami said...

I managed to get here after many attempts and couldn't open any links.
Finally I tried via the reading list on my blog (as Chrissie said above) and it worked!
How wonderful that you found a nice man to help sort out your camera for free, there are still good people around.
We shred paper at work (medical clinic) due to the sensitivity of the documents, but I never thought to use the shredded paper for mulch around the plants, great idea Elizabeth!

~*~Patty S said...

Lawrence sure has a winning smile ;-)
I could not help but wonder if he wears black slacks after seeing his cute and furry sidekick on this chair LOL.
Your nest is looking great already and so colorful E.
I would be a bit panicked if I lost all of my blog links from my sidebar. YIKES! Hope you get things squared away soon.
p.s. I left a comment on Chrissie's recycled art and then proceeded to move on to another of your posts...always playing catch up lately...anyway I was not able to click on anything to let me comment on another post. Not to be deterred I went through a Bloglovin' link and here I am finally able to leave a comment. Computer pixies are up to a lot of mischief it seems!!!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi there, what a great blog today. What a shame and a nuisance about Blogger and the problems you are having. Well here I am so hope to see you soon comment on my blogs. I have added more journal entries - loving this new craft.

Big hugs xx

Jeanie said...

Seeing your computer stuff/problems. Ugh. I can relate. SO frustrating. But I'm glad all is settled now -- Yay Scott! And yay, camera repair guy! You're on a roll. Thanks for the good nest instructions. Very clear!