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Give me a “K” marque sign that is.

Lighted "K" Marque SignSo this past summer was super hot and it made working with polymer clay a bit hard, or should I say mushy. So I along with my hubby Chris did a few project for our home and family requested items. This is a sign that we made for our niece Kalewa. I think it turned out adorable. What do you think?

 

Chris started by making a scale pattern of a “K” they liked, then cut it out of hardboard, and drilled all the holes to fit the light bases into.tons of angle cuts

tons of angle cuts

Then the hard part all the angles for the uprights. As you know I am writing and spelling challenged, well Chris is angled challenged so I then figured out all the angle cuts and we then got them all cut, glued, and nailed.

ready to paint

ready to paint

Once the K was assembled we were ready to paint so away Chris went starting with a primer coat.

all primed up with no place to go.

all primed up with no place to go.

Next was my turn again to put the finishing touches of the top coat of paint. What a pistol that was with all the angles and hard to reach places. But I finally got it done. Now were ready for lights.

ready to get lit. LOL

ready to get lit. LOL

Next was the really fun part inserting all the lights and tacking the wire down so it would not show.

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We even added a cord with a toggle switch for easy access for turning it on and off. Next came the delivery and installation.

The happy family

The happy family

Wala with it all finished and installed we spent the rest of the day well you can guess playing with our adorable niece and nephew!

 

Fair well to Summer

I can’t think of summer and not be reminded of the time in my life when I dreamed of the last day of school. I felt unstoppable, strong and full of energy. We didn’t have computers, electronic games and gadgets that left us glued to a chair.

We would jump on our bikes and we were free, we had our bikes and our imaginations and no one could catch us. My days were filled with swim team practice, and playing with the neighborhood boys.

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My little brother and I would go on adventures and explorations of the woods near by. We would loose hours digging crawdads out of the creek beds just to move them a few feet down stream to a mote and castle we built out of the rocks and sticks.

Our family vacations were full of water skiing, swimming, fishing and camping. But my favorite summer was when I got to go to Girl Scout camp.

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It was a time when I would take my ball cap off and tuck a bit of my tom boy aside and let me the artist shine through. I remember making macramé lanyards, string art, pottery, gods eyes and so much more. I would dream of what it would be like to just play with my arts and crafts forever.god's eye

But then summer would end and my ball cap would go back on. The world would tell us it’s time to grow up at bit more, were moving up a grade, its time to conform, you have responsibilities.

As I grew older I lost track of how to stop and play to just enjoy a day.

Does it have to be that way, really who says so? Well I found a group of friends who say it isn’t so, just wait I’ll talk about them later.

And yes this is called a teaser!

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