Monday, July 21, 2014

vacation planss?

 
this is a collage I made, first came the papers, then the face and words.  That's
why her face has paint on it, the paper did.  I have been busy at art work, trying
to get some things caught up.  The circle journal, the last person, who is my
friend Gail who lives in this city, I have her book, and finally finished her
pages, now I am done with the swap.  I am in on a swap at La Wendas  , http://paper-swap.blogspot.de/
so I have been busy getting that ready, and I have a box of unfinished projects that
I vow I am going to finish.  I have decided I am taking a brief vacation from the
blog, starting tomorrow and returning August 11, or when the muse strikes me.
It seems I cant stay away from the blog?  Its a love hate realationship (lol)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Alone on a hill......

do you have a place where you go to be alone, to think, to plan, to just be.
I think every woman needs a place like that.  I have a couple, I go swimming for
two reasons, one to ensure that my body lasts until 100....and the other
because I find it so relaxing, that's when  I have an a couple hours to myself.
When I am swimming so many things go through my head, my art, I plan
things I want to do, I work out problems I am having, I think about anything
you can think of.  I then sit in the hot tub for 15 minutes and soak out
any aches and pains I have.  I think that is why I am so dedicated to
go 5 days a week, that time is just for me.  I don't have to answer the phone, talk
to anyone, do housework, or just be lazy and not feel bad about it.  (lol)
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

welcome to my world

click on each picture to enlarge
 





I thought I would show you the kitchen before the make over.
 
I know looks old fashioned, cant do to much about the
cupboards, as we have a lot of oak in our house, but I can get new knobs
for them,
so:
new countertops
new tiles
new undermount sink and taps
new kitchen stools for the island
of course new island countertop
new light over the table
and maybe a new kitchen table and chairs
new knobs for the cabineets
gonna take a couple of months so when its done I will show you the after pictures.
 
 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A whole lot of shopping....

 
 today was all about
looking at granite, coran, and quartz's countertops,
getting new ones for the kitchen/ bathrooms, and laundry room, cant decide
what to go with, do you have any of the above do you like them?
new kitchen tiles
new under mount sinks in bathrooms, laundry and kitchen
new faucets, a complete redo of the kitchen.  We have oak cabinets, nice wood
but its dated now, its all about dark woods, then light woods come back.  I
cant afford new cabinets, so we are updating around them.  Should be nice....the looking continues.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

were having a heat wave

 
Yes we are having a heat wave, and I am not complaining our winter is so cold and long, the heat is nice.  The shopper is on her road trip and just left Vegas
and said it was so hot there, duh Vegas in the summer.....
The pool where I usually swim closed for repairs in June, and I had
to go to a new pool for a few months, now that pool is closed,
till further notice Mechanical Failure, so no swimming for awhile.
Been doing a lot of reading of art books so far this summer.  Been working on small art projects, the bird series, and making stamps.read Julie Baltzers books Stamp, Carve Play, its really good, great ideas about stamping and stuff.
The month not much new art will be on the blog, but lots of really old stuff you might not have seen, maybe some tuts, and some great sites I have found, and some good youtubes.  So stay tuned.
lee

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Monday

 
I have been busy working on my bird series, trying different ideas.  Cant wait to show you, been really excited about working on it.  This is a painting that I did a while ago.  I have it in the studio in a frame, but have not put it up anyway, the scanner doesn't really do a good job showing it, but I love how it turned out.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

its going to be a good day

 
went to the art walk and the mojoy rubbed off on me
loving the sunny weather today
having company for a bbq on the deck
carving small stamps
reading Carve Stamp Play from the Library
going to buy some new paints bright sunny colors
taking summer pictures
drinking cool summery drinks on the deck
enjoying the day and trying to remember each moment
what are you up to today

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