Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Monday, March 20, 2017


In the process of sorting out toys to pack and move, I did find a few marbles. The solid colored ones are probably from a game while the swirl one is more apt to come from my childhood.  I did find a book at the bookstore, in the antique section, that showed classifications of old marbles.  I liked seeing it but it was overwhelming as to how much information is out there about marbles of the world. There are specific names to a lot of them.  The "cat eye" marbles had a different classification name.

The dark shape in the background is a rock that my dad had cut an polished.  I keep finding stray rocks that he has worked with in various places among our things. The polished rock is an agate-like piece of wood. The dark brown pattern shows all of the lines in the wood before it was effected by volcanic activity. My dad would travel with mom and a rock hound couple in the summers.  They would find a lot of wood out in the middle of the desert of Wyoming.  The rock hounder couple took publications that told where to find digging sites for agate like stone and fossils.

Work in progress in the gallery area includes the very tall step ladder.  I find myself getting a lot of exercise going up and down that thing.  With a high ceiling on the east side of the room the ladder was essential or I could not do the work. The pile of packed items sit in the other end of the finished room.

We are going to have a warm day today. Rain was forecasted but I haven't noticed if it still is in the picture.  Every day we have now gets us closer to a really spring-like season and not just a day on the calendar. I hope all are having a great day.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Mildred said...

We have reached a point in our lives that we feel it in our muscles after using a ladder! Things are looking good there!

The Furry Gnome said...

I now find going up and down ladders like that very tiring.

A Colorful World said...

It's amazing what you can fin d when you move! The marbles are bright!