A few weeks ago Ella and I made Rose Petal Beads and we saved the left over rose water for painting. Ella was quite impressed with this idea. First it is a rose - a bead - then paint! She declared "Mother Nature is amazing." I agree. We stored the rose water in this tiny little jelly jar that we brought home from vacation and kept it in the fridge. Ella could not wait to open it and test out the color.
It turned out to be a pretty purple. We made rose petal paper - bits of the rose remained in the water and gave the paper a beautiful texture. Ella wondered if mint leaves would make green water color paint. I like the way she thinks and we just may give it a try.
I was inspired to finally finish up my Heart Swap package for Heidi. I have to admit - this was a huge challenge for me. I gave from my heart instead of my hands (I was suppose to hand make something.) I hope you enjoy your package Heidi - I enjoyed putting it together - although it took me quite awhile -- it will soon arrive in South Africa.
It has been a joyful day - my heart sings. I can't divulge the details but I bet you can guess what brings me joy!