Que Sera Sera...Whatever will be...will be...by none other than Doris Day!!June 11th, 2009 in blog, projects
I thought I'd join in on the Contributor Challenge fun too... So, I tried to come up with an "appropriate" persona for my challenge. I talked this over with my junk friend, Candy (aka Baby Face) - and she thought I'd make a great "Doris Day" - and I quote: "You have DORIS DAY written all over you, Kathy! The looks AND the sweet and fun personality! She's actually from Cinci, an Ohio girl too." Candy is such a good friend!! (Doris and I are both blondes at least...so I accepted the "challenge"!) And, after a little research...I saw that her song "Que Sera Sera" was released the year I was born...sorry, you'll have to do that research! :)
Unfortunately, either everyone has bought up all the Doris Day albums...or they've worn them out...not sure which! I was only able to find two - but just enough material to go on a little junking "sentimental journey" of my own!
I laid it all out on my worktable, and dug through junk in the immediate area...and waiting for Doris to sing some inspiration - I had "high hopes" but, with no turntable in the house (or in a box deep in the basement somewhere) - I was on my own...
Anyway, I had a clipboard waiting to be put to use...so, thought I'd use some chalkboard paint and make it useful again! Three coats later, and it was ready to be put to work. I cut Doris out of her album...she looked like she was ready to jump out of it anyway - and attached her to my cheery "Do ToDAY" clipboard/chalkboard (cut the letters off the album cover as well...) - and as you can see, my first reminder was to hit some "garage sales on Friday" (like I was going to forget...but wanted to put it to use right away). Just a quick project with a lot of personality!
I had another pic of Doris to use...so pulled out a glass carafe and put the picture inside, and also placed a clear bud vase inside that could hold some freshly cut "day"lilies or "day"zees...or maybe some buttercups from my garden (had to use what was blooming...). This would be a fun idea for a birthday, shower, graduation, or anniversary party - to put loved ones pictures in the containers - and show them off with your favorite flowers !
My next challenge was to use the records. So, since my hubby works on Saturday afternoons...I decided to follow Candy's inspiration and do a little "melting" in my oven - I thought he might think I was crazy or something if he smelled the aroma of vinyl in the house! I also used a couple 45s - some spray paint - an old thermometer and faucet handle for the centers, a yardstick for the stem, put it all on a vintage screen, with some other junk...and came up with a daisy collage (of sorts) to hang on the porch (not in the hot sun...those daisies would be drooping/melting in no time I bet). It was definitely one of those "que sera sera" kind of projects...whatever will be, will be... I think that's how junk projects evolve sometimes...
Oh...and one last thought..."please don't eat the daisies"...
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