Here’s the Dirt…"The Jumpster"

“The Jumpster”
We recently had a party in Riverview Park for our”Camp Joe Joe’s”
summer campers and their families & friends.
We created this fun photo shoot of a roller coaster…
“The Jumpster”.
I made it out of plywood, pvc pipe and a little red paint.
I printed letters on my computer
and cut them out and glued them to the front.
As you can tell…it was a big hit!

Here’s the Dirt…"How I Spent My Spring Break"

While the families were at play
on Spring Break…
I decided to rework some areas
in the shop. Orange is one of my
favorite colors and I love to use it
as an accent color in designing and
in floral arrangements. Thanks to
Virginia Petitte for making the fun
orange banner using various patterns
of orange fabrics. I love the clean
look the pop of orange adds to the
mainly black and white room.

Here’s the Dirt…"Carnival Ticket Bugs" by Normal Park School Students

“Carnival Ticket Bugs”
These are just too cute not to share…
Here is just a sampling of the 250 “Bugs”
students from Normal Park School in
Chattanooga, TN created this past
Saturday at our “Folk Art Bug Workshop”
held in the IMAX at The Tennessee Aquarium.
The bugs will be used with the decorations for next
week’s national convention of zoo and aquarium
dignitaries being held this year in Chattanooga.
It’s amazing when you show the kids a simple idea
of using “Carnival Tickets” they come up with these
wonderful whimsical bugs!
Thanks to everyone who participated!

Here’s the Dirt…Our Cabin, "A Kindred Retreat" Featured in "CityScope Magazine"

We were honored to have “CityScope Magazine”
feature our cabin in the
latest “Home and Hearth Issue”
of their magazine.
With the cabin being in our family for three generations,
we now have a wonderful, new “keepsake” to add to the cabin,
thanks to CityScope!
To check out the article go to

Here’s the Dirt…Happy 1 Year Anniversary To "Dirt from The Clay Pot"

As I celebrate the upcoming
1 Year Anniversary
of starting my blog,
“Dirt from The Clay Pot”,
I thought I would share with you my
of all time.
Thanks everyone for visiting
“Dirt from The Clay Pot”!

Here’s the Dirt…Fun Time Planting Containers!

Today was so beautiful and the
perfect day for working on some containers
at the cabin.
I wanted to use a neat mixture of colors.
As you probably can tell…
I like the color paprika.
I combined the paprika color with some chartreuse
to add some pop!
With all the new green on the trees,
it makes a nice combination with the natural setting.