Monday, November 25, 2013

Saying Thanks to Screws, Nuts & Bolts

I came across a sweet blog post written by someone who realized the importance of fasteners in her life as she was moving out of an apartment - her name is Tess Wilson.

Image: Tess Wilson
It's literally a tiny read and by paraphrasing it I feel like I'm simply rewriting it so I will just urge you to click and read it. She did a great job of acknowledging the little tools and the positive impact they had on her life.  She expressed her thanks to these amazing things and of course I LOVED IT!  Perfect for our month of gratitude.

Here is the article:  98 SCREWS: What's Holding Your Apartment Together?

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Still Lifes of Screws

With November being a month dedicated to gratitude, what better way to stop and reflect than with a still life.

I found these beautiful paintings from a woman named Jenny Armitage.
They are still lifes of jars of left over fasteners (we can all relate to that.)

A household staple immortalized in these fantastic paintings.

The light, the colors - they are pretty and they make me feel good.

I even love the idea of a window sill full of different jars full of different fasteners.
I just might move my jars out of the garage and into a pretty sunlit window. 

Sigh...I think fasteners are wonderful.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nuts OR Bolts?

Have you all seen this Ford Car commercial? It's so funny and it deeply makes me appreciate both nuts AND BOLTS!

Especially at this time of the year, when we start feeling thankful, this commercial brings out my gratitude.
It's so awesome! 

And now I want a Ford.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Screw Tattoos

Over at you can buy hundreds of different looking fake tattoos. I am not a tattoo person but I love the idea of temporary fun!  And Tattly comes up with some really awesome ones - they use real designers to create their tattoos so they are very clever & original ideas.

And the reason they get a mention from us is because last month they added a set of tools, including SCREWS!  Flat head wood screws, to be exact. 

All of the images below are actually temporary tattoos. The same as the kind when you were little that you would apply with water.

Then I saw this photo from their website and it got me thinking...

Ladies & Gentlemen, 

Children of All Ages, 

besides the Bearded Lady, 

the Ape Man, 

the Knife Thrower, 

the Flame Eater 

and the Snake Charmer, 

there is the Amazing Tattooed Lady!*


Although since I didn't put on a trapeze artist's outfit I simply look like the girl from the prior photo. So I guess, really, I was the Tattly model's ying to her yang for Halloween (flat head wood screws right in the center, thank you very much!)

It was fun for the day. Hope you all had a good one.

*Kids, I do not condone either tattoos or running away with the circus!

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