Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stepping Stones

I keep everything.  Some call me a horder.  I just can't handle the thought of something that could be potentially useful just being tossed out.  I don't buy a lot of stuff, so I don't feel like I have a plethora of "crap", but I keep every little thing that I think I might be able to do something with some day.

This stepping stone is a good example of what I view as garbage potential. All the little bits are pieces of broken glass that I have kept because they might have been useful one day.  The cement is leftover from a mixture I was using for something else.  I had to think quickly.  "I have leftover cement! Quick! What do I do with it!" And this is the result...

Not the most beautiful stepping stone. I suppose it isn't bad considering that it was my first attempt, that I learned the process from google, that I didn't have all the materials suggested on the website (I substituted packing tape for contact paper). Still, not super attractive.

So now what do I do with it?  I don't have a garden to put it in. (Well, I have a community garden plot, but I don't feel it would be appropriate to adorn my section with knick knacks.) It's not exactly beautiful enough to sell or give as a present.  It seems that the pieces  had more usefulness BEFORE I created something out of them. 

Anyone want a stepping stone? FREE! 


  1. It's beauty emerging... metamorphosis/transformation in process. Keep it. Let it remind you of all the potential there is in everything!

  2. You are welcome to put it in the community garden. I think it would look great there! Maybe inspire some of the rest of us to "brighten up" our plots :-)

  3. I think it's lovely, why not just put it at your front door? Although I just can't imagine somebody keeping broken glass without a plan in place first, but then that's me!