If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.
It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.
In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That’s the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem… just look up!
Gotta love a kindred spirit who also uses Dollar Tree components for their creations! Here is what Lindsay from her Southern Lovely blog created and shared:
Hop on over to her blog HERE to see how she created the BIG base for this large cloche (looks like the dome from a cake stand to give you a size reference) using mostly stuff she found at DT!
**I must add that I do NOT endorse her use of hot glue for such a project. I always use e6000 adhesive for a more secure and permanent hold.
Take a peek HERE for some great Colonial Folk Art and primitive style ephemera images you can print and use FOR FREE! Lots of great primitive and Colonial craft ideas on the blog too.
Little sisal frame with sand paper backing and shells glued on top. Candle also cane from DT. I just dressed it up by gluing on a starfish. Aqua bottle is thrifted; shell glued in the top and a piece of sheer ribbon around the neck.
All the shells (except fingerling starfish) came from DT; as did the sheer ribbon and sand paper.
I haven’t found and beach glass (sea glass or decorative glass) at DT this year, but I had a lot in my ‘stash’ and made these sea-sea-glass wreaths. This and several others are for sale in my etsy shop. Be sure to check out the sea glass ‘treasure’ collections in my etsy shop too!