Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Well happy Halloween to you all.  We don't get very many kids to our door.  For a couple of reasons, we live almost at the end of a street then a ravine, so kids don't feel its worth there while to go down a street with 5 houses on it, and then have to walk back to go to another street.  The second, it too damn cold here to go out.  But the hardy put on there costumes and there parkas and make sure they get there candy limit.  We are giving out bags of chips , and little chocolate bars/

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Another journal page, I have always wanted to do yoga. But I think I would find
it difficult because if i was able to lift my leg up, and that's a big if, you would have to call the ambulance,
because I wouldn't be able to walk again.  I would be stuck in the upward dog forever.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Age Of Aquarius

Another page from my journal, I changed everything on the girl except her skin and face.  As you can tell I love the color pink, I drew a little bit of grid pattern there, and there is lots of room for journalling. I think maybe my pages are a bit to clean and orderly, I would love to see some of your pages.


Saturday, October 27, 2012


Another oldie but goodie.  Well its Saturday, at about 2:45 just walked devil dog, and am walking the dog next door I call him the Peeer because he pees every 2 seconds.  I have already done Costco,bought 2 christmas presents there .  Next on my way to the bookstore, for a hot chocolate, and reading some magazines I dont have to pay for, after all I am retired and living on a limited income (lol).  Hope you all have a great weekend.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Just hanging around

Little by little I am letting the idea of perfection go.  I shouldnt really complain about my mr. clean husband, I have this perfection addiction.  When I first started art again I threw more art away than I can count.  It was not pretty, it was not artistic, it sucked the big one, on and on.  Now that I have been back doing this for awhile, it finally sunk into this head of mine that art is what I make it for me, and I am going to quote an overused quote (it is what it is).  It is the way i feel, the way i see, and the way I want it to be.  Hence the head hanging down around her neck , just in case you didnt get it.  This is another page in my journal.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Smile your on Candid Camera

The first picture was taken in Germany, I am not sure where, I think we were just coming into this town, to get on a boat to sail down the Rhine.  The second picture was Buckingham Palace.  I have been seeing  artist painting on pictures, so I thought I would give it a try, I think I need to work on this a little more.....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Process...

Another page in my journal, my process is I create the pages, in the whole book might take me forever (lol) and then I go back and journal in them.  The most fun for me is creating the pages.  When you journal do you have a process?

I feel like a trade, who wants to trade with me, postcard, ATC, journal page, I am up for anything. No theme, its a free for all.  If you want to let me know and we can exchange addresses.


Monday, October 22, 2012


Project 1:  This is wool roving and I want to felt it, you use those needles there, I want to make some hearts that I need for a special project we are going to do in Phone-ix  and if I make the hearts ahead of time it would be good

Project 2: I want to organize all my stencils into a big honking binder so it is easier to find.  (I have done that today and it turned out great, next what to do with rubons

Project 3:  I just slapped some paint down on this, so its was not a blank canvas and its been sitting on my
easel for about a month, I want to get to it.

Project 4:  Fabric Paper, since I saw the video I have been itching to make some, I will link the tut for you

if you have not been to her blog, or seen any of her tuts they are really good and informative.

Well thats not the end of the project list but that's all for today, I need to get these ones done

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Its Saturday, and this is replay.  On Saturday I am going to post an old piece of art, you may or may not have seen.  A new feature here in Lee Land.  Gotta keep this blog going somehow.  Because my life is just not that exciting to talk about.  I could tell you what we are having for dinner, and I might just do that.  I could tell you I have 50 percent coupon to Michaels and just don't need anything, but feel compelled to go and use it.  I could tell you its snowing here, and rainy and cold, and I have the fireplace on.   I could tell you my husband the clean freak is driving me crazy with his cleaning fetish, and that you could come to my house and not see a speck of dust on the ceiling because he cleans that as well.  I could tell you that I can hardly wait to head off to Phone ix on november 5 for 10 days.  I could tell you that I am going to post on the road, so that you will not miss a minute of this river-ting blog.  I could tell you that 40 plus pounds have come off this body, and that I still have a few needed pounds to rid myself of.  I could tell you that I need to get my hair dyed soon because there is more grey than brown,  I could tell you that I will always dye my hair even when I am 90.  I could tell you that I have changed my cooking habits, and have made more light recipes in the last 8 months, than in my whole lifetime of cooking.  I could tell you that I love cooking light magazine.  I could tell you my blood pressure has finally stabilized and that I might be able to get off my blood pressure pills.  I could tell you that I fell while washing the kitchen floor awhile ago and did the splits, just like a dancer.  I could tell you that I fell the muscle all the way down to my toes.  I could tell you that now because of that I need to go to rehab and get my gluts (butt muscle) worked on because its hurts when I sit for to long. I could tell you that the rehab guy will probably think that he needs a raise because he has to work on my butt.
I could tell you that this post is too long, and you could tell me that it was boring as hell?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wild thing,,,

Did this last night while watching TV.  I tried to make him look tough (lol) hence that big honking thing on his face which is suppose to be a tattoo, I tried to give him that unshaved look. But i thought I was making the background dark red, and it turned pink, so he's tough, but with a pink fetish......

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

52 Pickup

The cards are done, they have been put in the envelope, the money has been pd, and they will be in the mail on Wednesday.  I enjoyed making these, and finding the quotes and I would join again.

My next project is 
I joined the class for 20.00 , it looks like fun, its do it on your own, she supplies pdfs, and a small video
I happen to like her art.  So stay tuned to see my stuff, 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

collage junk

This is the way I store my emphera (lets just call it what it is collage junk.  And by the way, this has been downsized.  Its tissure paper, old papers, old photos, you no stuff you cant part with (lol), and I dont make that many collages, I better get busy and use it up .....before I get to old and cant collage anymore. There has to be a better way to store this stuff, I have tried like stuff with like stuff, I have tried folders, a box, now I want to know how to do you store your collage junk?  I have the same problem with stencils, I have alot of them, that I cant part with, so now I need to store, at present they are in a box under my art table?  So how do you store yours.

Monday, October 15, 2012

annoying faces

Another one of those annoying faces, I keep drawing,that look all the same.  I am trying to make
them look better, and more human like, more practice is needed, be prepared to see more of these woman one day they will look human
Today I went and got my flu shot, put up your hand if you get the flu shot.  I am never been sick from the shot, and since I got the shot, have not had the flu.  I totally believe in the shot, if you could not have guessed   it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Youv'e got mail

This is what I am mailing for the mail atc swap over at
loving that site, it makes me create small things , the yellow sticky, I was covering up the address, so the whole world didn't see.  Not that the whole world, reads this blog.   the big one with flowers, is the envelope I made to mail the ATCS.  Had a great night last night, ate way to much and then ate the cheesecake, it was delicious.  Today the shopper is coming over for supper, and I going to take it easy.  What is your schedule on Sunday's?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A little bird told me....

Another page in my journal, I drew the bird, and marker it up, and found the egg is a collage sheet, and the rest came from my stash, and some stencils.  Hope you don't mind me showing my journal pages, as not much has been done around here except the 52 cards, which I will show on Monday.  Tonight we are off to the Red Lobster with friends, and back to our house for Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Cafe, its our friends birthday.  So tomorrow there will be no post, after that cheesecake I will be sleeping at the pool (lol).
My philosophy about my diet is I count calories, when it's important to have whatever one else is having, and I don't want to feel deprived, I have it.  Then I move on to the next day, I don't any more say well I blew it today might as well start again Monday.  I used to do that, and all it did was pack on the pds.  Now I just move on to the next day and stay on track.....

Friday, October 12, 2012

Oh Lola

Thats what I call her Lola, that song has been going thru my mind

 met her in a club down in Old Soho
                               where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Cherry Cola
                                                                C-O-L-A Cola.

                                   She walked up to me and she asked me to dance.
                         I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said, "Lola"
                                              L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo Lola

Well its Friday and I am planning on getting the 52 cards completed today,
not much left on them, and then hopefully in the mail by Monday.  I am
in a Halloween Atc mail exchange, so I created those and am going to get those in the mail
on Saturday.
So what are you doing today?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Art Journal

Here is a peek at one of my journals, I think I am working on three, this one I bought at the bookstore, for 2.00 brand new.  I gessoed most of the pages, and prepainted about half the book.  I only have about three pages done.

 The bird on the suitcase is the inside page of the front cover, I have not done the front cover I might not, doesnt matter to me.
 And my first page in my journal, its pretty neat and tidy right, try and try to grunge it up, and you know it must not be in me, I left plenty of space to write on the page.
So there is a little peek at my journal, lets see yours?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

studio tour pt2

more pictures tomorrow

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A fashion statement

I am taking a thanksgiving day break on cleaning the studio.  Yep its thanksgiving here,
we are off to the mother in-laws for turkey and all the trimmings, and Monday we are having a turkey at my house.  I like cooking a turkey, lots of leftovers, and what's better than a turkey sandwich, or a bowl of turkey soup.  But the trouble with turkey is you eat so much of all week, you never want to have another turkey for a long time....I made this postcard awhile, I don't think I have shown it here, before.  This was a down and dirty postcard, by that I mean fast and no thought, that's the best kind, if you over-think it,
it just does not come together.  Still tuned for the tour of the finished studio, sometime tomorrow.

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