Friday, September 27, 2013

All the ladies in a row

Well here are the last of the ladies
wanted to post them
because I am going to take a break
don't know if I will be back or not
going to ponder that while on a break
even if I don't come back
I will still be checking my favourites and commenting
I think I have blogged for 6 years
so maybe I have said all there is to say
we will see.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

dance if you want to...

glad there is only on my calculation 4 days left of 29 faces
you must be sick of them by them, because I am
no more faces for awhile after this challenge
its a coolish day out, making Chili to warm the soul
my neighbour is making me zucchini muffins, such nice neighbours
devil dog is off to the vet, which she will not like
I have received some really great art in the mail the last three days
so going to have make some to send out
whats up for your Thursday?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Life listing

I saw this list on Krissies blog and decided to spice up the blog by doing one myself.  So here it goes

Making dinner for the shopper grilled chicken burgers and salad
drinking diet coke but trying to wean my way down to 3 a day
listening to a book on cd by Karen Robards and loving it
listening to songs on my IPod well walking devil dog
finishing up the 29 faces challenge and glad of it
thinking of giving a painted canvas to a friend and wondering she will like it
thinking of what to pack for when I go to Phoenix with my girl friends
getting the house ready for winter
washing all the  winter blankets
getting out the winter jackets and mitts
getting out the winter matts
thinking of painting some pumpkins for the front of the house
bonding with both sets of neighbours
cleaning out the summer clutter
wondering what to cook and freeze for the hubster while gone, so he does not starve
helping out with a friends campaign who is running for Mayor
cooking healthy recipes to help in my quest for healthy eating
thinking about quitting the blog , and pondering they whys and why not's
reading all my favourite blogs and leaving comments
thinking about what to get everyone for Christmas (I know I am nuts)
trying to talk the hubster into going away after Christmas for a trip
shutting[ up  and closeing this post so you can get back to your day

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Used neo crayons on her, and of course my favourite whiteout
today the hubby is out of town, wow a whole day by myself
what shall I do.  Going for lunch with a friend, and
then burying myself in the art room.
After all my big talk yesterday, the only thing I did was dye my hair.  One thing at a

Monday, September 23, 2013

Working it out

done on a 4x4 card
neo color crayons, and water brush
words the computer
do you ever feel that way
that your old look isn't working for you anymore?
that's how I feel today and I am going to do something about
tomorrow I will spill the beans

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lets dance

This is part of my angel series booklet that I did and it goes for 29 faces as well.
I had fun doing this one, she was a dancer to start with, a free found image
and then I just changed her up with paint, a new dress wings and a gelli

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Last day of summer.

hey all you bloggers out there how are you this great Saturday last day of summer
are you thinking about fall
I am I like fall, cool nights, cozy fire, leaves changing, where I live the leaves are changing already
Fall usually is short around here near the end of October and 90% of the time we have snow by the time Halloween arrives, or its so cold you always have to wear your boots and coat under your
Halloween costume
If you are a regular reader of the blog you know I go away for about 10 days
with my girl friends to Phoenix , this year we leave on Oct 7 and I cant wait.
One year we went late in November and were Christmas shopping in our shorts, that
felt really weird but nice, no heavy coat to worry about  and tire you out.
today I am off  to the stationary store, to the art store, to visit a doggy daycare .  I once in awhile put the devil dog in a daycare for the day, for her to socialize with other pooches.  Mine moved quite far away and I decided it was time for a change so I am looking at other ones.  So far they are more like prisons, then fun.
So that's my day, what's on your agenda for today

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Links

gosh its Friday again where do the days go
only 9 more days of faces, thank god
its getting harder to make these faces interesting
Now on to the fun stuff here are some wonderful links I have found this week
april cole wonderful artist and on Friday she links and her links are great
I follow this blog and its wonderful
she is funny, talented and posts just about every day
some free great downloads
a great video
great video
another great video using pastels on a face

Thursday, September 19, 2013

fifty shades of....

do you think she been reading to much fifty shades of grey and wanted a blindfold
when I finished her, I did not like her eyes, but I liked other things about her
hence the blindfold, and yes you would be right to say haven't you done a
blind fold before yes I have, different girl, same problem eyes
today was library day, got some new books on tape for the car
I love listening to books on tape as I scoot around the city
its pasta for dinner tonight
whats on your dinner table tonight

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Green eyed lady

When I was a teenager I had a friend named Gail
She had one green eye and one brown eye
meet Gail
I used markers, and neo color crayons on Gail.  and her size
is 4 by 4 I made quite a few 4x4 ladies these the last few days
I wanted to see if I could fill up the space

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sad Sad Sadie

she looks like she is ready to cry
I need to change up these faces
happy needs to happen to them
I used water colour crayons
and a black pen that was
not water proof to get the
inky look
today I am going to tackle the storage room
its a mess and I mean a mess
almost overwhelming
so I decided a little piece at a time
no matter how long it takes
whats on your todo list for today

Monday, September 16, 2013

Catching up...

This is Saturday

I have been having trouble with blogger these last three days,
could not get into my blog, and of course try and get google
to help me, impossible, I finally figured it out today. I tell
I was this close to calling it a day with the blog .The weather has been great just like summer, and highly unusual for here in September/
Okay I am off to sit on the deck and have a drink, after all the stress of the last three days
I deserve one

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Face and favourite links.....

well here it is Friday already the week passing by quickly
before I retired I always wondered how I would pass my days
now I wonder how I ever had time to work
when you are retired, you do things on your own time
what you don't do today you can do tomorrow
I have been surfing the net again and on Friday's I want to
restart sharing some of my favorite's I have found during the week
so without further ado here are some of the favorites I found

this is a great site I just found, she shares her love of drawing with you

this is a great video she uses a gelli plate, with stencils then makes a bag out of it

my favourite artist jane davies great vid


Thursday, September 12, 2013

She wore a mask

12 days down
my faces are seeming all the same
I am going to finish a canvas portrait I am painting and have been finding problem after problem with it seems I don't like anything about it anymore, so I am going to finish it today and call it done like toast
I am not having to much inspiration in my art life, or on this blog don't know what to talk about
so I am just going to end this blog post for today

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ahoy there.....

I was getting tired of girl faces
I have been thinking that I would like to go on a cruise
now just to talk the hubster into it
got my circle journal off
trying to get the 29 faces drawn
so I can move on to something else
what I don't know
what are you up to

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

She gets around.....

are you tired of all these faces yet
I have been visiting the 29 faces sites there is some amazing talent out there
I am making lasagna for dinner tonight
and I am going to finish my travelling journal and pass it on
my life is totalling thrilling right (lol)
what are you doing today 

Monday, September 09, 2013

Bed Head

This is what I look like when I wake up
is enough even to scare me
I cant just jump out of bed and go somewhere
first I have to take a shower and do my hair.
Not much work to my hair, I wear it short, and its dead straight
but I am lucky and have a lot of hair and its thick
ok tonight its leftovers, whatever is in the fridge
I bought a new pair of winter shoes today
and a workout jacket
hubby asked when was I going to workout in it
and I replied, I don't want to get it dirty

Sunday, September 08, 2013

all buttoned up nowhere to go

she looks quite straight laced
 I assure I am not
today its going to be sunny and warm
everyone assures me that they are feeling good enough for a bbq
so bbq for dinner it is
the shopper is coming over in a few minutes and we are
going to winners (for my usa friends its like homesense but with clothes and home goods)
so I am off to blow the dust off my wallet

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Big Hair Big head a 2ffer

its a miserable day here
comfort food needed
maybe homemade mac and cheese
there has been much sickness around here
both husband and daughter has had emergency hospital visits
both are okay
even the dog has to have medicine applied
I feel like a nurse 
 have a great saturday

Friday, September 06, 2013

half a face is better than none

this is the cover to my 29 faces booklet
tonight we are going out with family for pizza
what type of pizza do you like
I like veggie, or smoked ham and pineapple
regular crust
devil dog is wearing a cone on her head to keep her from licking the cream we have to
apply to her lady parts
she does not like the cone, so she has been pouting for two days now
the shopper (aka the daughter)has been quite sick since coming
home from Thailand ,bad stomach pains and the rest that goes along with it
the doctor gave her something for it, so it seems to be easing a little
well devil dog needs a walk and since I am only the only one home I guess I am
elected to do it
have a great Friday
faces doesn't take a break on the weekends so I guess I will be here 

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A little dab will do you....

back to my old style
I think she has character
done on my gelli page pamphlet booklet
I don't wear much makeup, who sees me around the house
but as my mother used to say some lipstick and your ready to go
so far so good on keeping up on the challenge

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

New Style, Old style

If you haven't noticed  I am trying a new style of face
I have not given up on my old style, you will see them here soon
so what do you think, should I persue this
I am trying for a more realistic look, not quite exact but not as
folk arty as my other ones.
its hot here today and I think its bbq tonight for dinner
devil dog has to go to the vet lady problems I think (lol)
my art store has a big sale on, I am trying to stay away but it keeps calling me to come and spend some money on stuff I really don't need.
will keep you informed if my muse decides to go and spend
that what I tell the hubby it wasn't me who spent the money

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


trying to make my faces more realistic
skin tones are hard right
eyes again, problem this time not big enough for the face
but you only learn by trying
watercolor's again
the shopper (aka the daughter) is coming home today from her vacation in Thailand
the hubster is trying me crazy, he is in a cleaning frenzy
today is the first day of school (if I was young enough to have one going to school)\
the weather is great
I am in a paper trade thru LaWenda so I have to get that ready for my trade partner
what are you doing on this beautiful Tuesday

Monday, September 02, 2013

Its all in the hair

it looks like she has a giant nose
I used watercolors on this girl
I like her hair
the rest needs some work

Sunday, September 01, 2013

angel eyes

I have joined Ayala  29 faces in September (see sidebar and join in on the fun.
Now this angel is having a bad day, must be because of that squinty eye she has
hope you wont get sick of the faces to soon, I am squeezing in the angel
booklet with the faces the best I can
Had a great anniversary and now here is to the next 40 (lol)
I might have to trade the hubby in for a younger version, stamina is needed
ok I am done for today stayed tuned for more faces to come.

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