Monday, October 31, 2011


old atc card I made, only piece of Halloween art in this house

If you read my blog, I have mentioned several times I don't like
Halloween, never have even when I was young.  But I don't
go crazy, I do give out Halloween candy, and oh and ah
over the kids.  So my homage to the day is the cat.
I hope you all have a great Halloween

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wise guy....

I have been having an owlish (lol) day
i have already dropped and broken a dozen eggs
spilled a diet coke all over my car
and my wise guy (and I dont mean that nicely) of course could not let that pass
do you have any "wise guys" in your life?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cover Art

I have been in the organization mode again, and this time decided that I should sort out all my record albums, and decide what to do with them.  I love music, and had my first record player (boy do I feel old when I say that ) when I was 10, and along with that my first record Lets Twist Again, Chubby Checker.  So along the way I collected many albums, Elton John, Kiki Dee, Eagles, Journey, Madonna.  So yesterday I went through them all, and put some of my favourites aside with great cover art, and pulled out the sleeves, that had the old parchment sleeves, and took the rest to the good will.  I thought about   this long and hard, and decided I could buy all of these on cd, listen to them on my IPOD (ok I don't have an IPOD) but I do have an MP3 player, and it was just stuff sitting around here not being used.  And I am trying to lighten my footprint (see I am up on all the new age saying),and I don't have a record player .  So now that is done,its onto the VHS tapes....

Friday, October 28, 2011

whats in your purse friday

  1. this book is in my book, I use it to jot notes, and sometimes drawings
  2. a wallet that holds no money today
  3. a credit card holder that holds all the cards that I use
  4. my favourite black pen from staples
  5. an eraser
  6. a pencil
  7. my camera
  8. my keys for the car
  9. lipstick
  10. gum
  11. cell phone
whats in your purse, come on feez up I want to know what you carry


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Its a good thing...

if you have read this blog semi regularly you will know that i LOVE my
Dyson vacuum cleaner, so I found this cool old advertisement
for vacuum systems and decided I needed to update it
with my version of vacuum cleaner.  So hence I made
a postcard.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

regrets I had a few ....

Have you ever regret ed something that you did, and wished you could take it back.  I have done it a few times, in my life, and once just yesterday.  I sent a drawing or actually water colour that I did off to be entered in this
and then immediately wished I would not have sent it.  First off I must have been in a coma when I sent it off, because in my right mind I would have never, because it looked amateurish and I am not just saying that,
that's when all the doubts about your ability start to kick in, the i am not good enough, look at the others entries they are fantastic and then I looked at mine and cringed.  I am so embarrassed I am not even going to show you guys. So today is all about not thinking about it, and chalking it up to another bad art day

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

out with the old and in with the new

ok so do you think it looks better,I do, even if the shopper says, I dont know when
enough is enough.  Resident art critics are not listened to.

this one was  finished
  double click on it to make it bigger
truthfully it looks way better in person.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


was just doodling the night away while watching a crappy war movie with the hubby

great fall day today
hubby going to do the windows
i am going to make some comfort food to feed my family
relaxation, reading, and family bonding in order
whats on your Sunday?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mapping of leaves

I started this postcard, with a map and a leaf printed on a peice of paper.  I then made some copies of the leaf, and made them different sizes and placed them randomly over the page, and then tore up a map and placed pieces all over.  So this is the start of my collage, a little painting just to check colors. 

Still left to do is paint and highlight the leaves, maybe tone down some of the map and add a few other elements, maybe some charcoal.  I will show it to you on Monday , the finished product.

Friday, October 21, 2011

junk mail artists book just about finished

just thought I would show you I have been working on my junk journal
still not finished but just about

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Circus

A postcard that I created, I like this one, but I have
always disliked the circus

  • getting ready for when Ihanna has her postcard swap
  • repairman coming today to fix the washing machine
  • cool and windy today
  • onboard for today hotchocolate and my art journal at second cup
  • a little cleaning
  • a little walking
  • a little listening to music
  • a little bonding needed with the family
  • what are you doing

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

travel the road not taken

  • one of the postcards I have been making, just noticed the car  looks like its floating on air gonna fix that
  • read a great book series on vacation, have you read the hunger games exellent books .  Take it from me I read all three on holidays
  • we had a spa day and had a blast
  • today is all about comfort, I am making soup and cornbread
  • and I am doing my least favourite thing today visting the dentist
  • whats on your schedule today

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

blogland I am back

Well I am back from the land of vacation and hot hot weather.  Things I did while on vacation:
  • spent way to much money
  • created one art postcard
  • had a great time with my friends
  • made some new friends
  • saw some wild bulls running in the streets
  • whizzed through customs without a problem
  • had some good wine
  • complained of the heat to many times
  • never saw socks on my feet until yesterday
  • had an annoying man sit in front of me on the plane
  • ate outside
  • drank outside
  • looked at  new houses to buy (not for me)
  • had a bbq bratwurst at a saloon
  • saw a japanese film crew making a documentary 
  • had a great time
  •  had some bad news
  • missed you and my blog

Saturday, October 08, 2011

bee boy

today is all about
finishing packing
making chicken stew
getting this house whipped into shape
getting a pkg ready to mail to germany
packing some art supplies for my trip
gathering papers and passports
having good friends over for dinner
and loving this time of year
whats on your day?

Friday, October 07, 2011

Today I dont feel like doing anything...

My version of a stamp

Today I dont feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
dont feel like picking up my phone
so leave a message at the tone
Cause today i swear I'm not doing anything

No I anin/t gonna comb my hair
Cause I ain't going anywhere
No No No
I\ll just strut in my birthday suit
and let everything hang loose
Cause today I\m not doing anything

Bruno Mars

Thursday, October 06, 2011

painted paper

One of my favourite go to blogs is
she has great art and posts alot.  Anyway she created the
the blue paper, and put it out there for use, to
see what you could create with it.  So
here is my creation, I created a postcard
with it.  I drew the bird and used sharpie markers
to add colour.  And the buildings, I used an 
advertisement postcard from a local brewery and cut
it up and used it for the buildings.  All I did was
add the windows in black ink, and colored them in
with white pen.  So what do you think? Go
over to her site and create something fun from
the paper, and show it on your blog.  I
actually created another postcard different
but I cant show you because I am sending
it to her.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

flying south

the birds are flying south and so I am I, did I
tell you I am off on a little adventure with
the girls on Monday, gone for a week,
but will be posting from the road.
Today is all about the dentist
apparently I grind my teeth, and the
two fillings on either side of my
mouth have eroded so I am
getting them fixed.
After the dentist with a frozen mouth, I guess
I will be coming home, since I will
be drooling, so I plan on doing some art.
What are you doing today?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ideas and mulling them around

I am experimenting with these flowers
which I might put in a collage
what do you think?  I wanted
them not to look perfect, which
I think I accomplished (lol).  The leaf
was an extra I threw in just to
try a different style.  I don't
like it as much as my other ones.
What do you practice in art?

Monday, October 03, 2011

flower heads

not finished collage yet, so no showing
some old art never showen  flower heads, there got to be a reason for that
have a look and you will know why (lol) they all kinda look alike that was
on purpose (not)
off to get my hair cut
more tommorow

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Sunday Sunday

First of all, i thought the song was Sunday Sunday by the Mamas and Papas
but its really Monday Monday.  So just pretend its suppose to be Sunday.
Today is all about relaxation, I know you think she stays home how
can she not relax on a daily basis.  But Sunday was made
for relaxation was it not? The end of the weekend, almost
the start of a new week.  Its time to lay back, forget your cares
and woes and just be in the moment of Sunday.  I know its
hard, when I worked, it was all about getting everything
done and ready to go back to work on Monday.  And somehow Sunday slipped
by in a blur, and it felt like I did not even have a weekend.
I have learned with age and time, to appreciate the
weekend, not to work to hard, have fun,
play, read the paper, do the crossword, make some art
hang out with your family, cook a great dinner for family
and friends.  So I am off to do some of that, what are you doing today

Saturday, October 01, 2011

is it a chicken or a turkey

Well watching the football game with hubby, and pretending to be interested, I was
fooling around in by book that I use for everything, and created this page,
and used some watercolor on it.  Our Thanksgiving in Canada is on the 11, so
dreams of turkey have been circulating in my head.  These birds do
not look anything like a turkey, but I funkified them and they are now
my version.  Note I used the funkified word again, now its mine.
So if you ever hear it again, think of me.

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