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    Adventures,  Crafts and DIY,  Roanoke

    Pompoms and more – a mini adventure at a local museum

    It started with Pompoms Pompoms, pom-poms, pom poms. It doesn’t matter how you spell them, they seem to be everywhere lately. They are the DIY version of funfettiĀ and I love them. Thanks to Pinterest, I want to make pompom (apparently the correct spelling) earrings, a garland, and a rug. I have a confession to make though; I never learned how to make them as a child. After reading several online tutorials and watching some videoes, I couldn’t bring myself to buy a bunch of yarn and jump in. That all changed after a drop-in class at my local art museum. A night at the museum You might remember that I…

  • Adventures,  Roanoke

    Paint your pet night

    To celebrate my first day of winter break, I went to “Paint your pet night” at the Taubman Museum. It was a lot of fun. I signed up earlier this month on a whim. Pheebs is 18. While I have a ton of digital pictures, I thought it would be nice to have a piece of art featuring her highness. Other than a few paint-by-numbers in my youth, I have very limited painting experience, so I was hesitant that my painting would be recognizable. Ahead of the event, participants had to email a picture of their pet. I sent this one:   When I got to the museum, I walked…