Friday, January 31, 2014

The art of the computer

This picture is one of many parts
what's that you say Lee how did you do that
well thanks for asking
you seen the girl above with her |Sisters from a different Mister"
all I did in photoshop elements is cut her out
add her to a background page I made and saved
I had this stamp element and just added it on
and the words
it gives you a whole new look
the only thing I would do different next time
is the words, I would take the time to make them on a strip of paper
and scan them into my computer and then add them to the paper
what do you think?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My documented life

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Still working in my planner
I love it, its full of goodness
and keeps me organized to boot
this is one of the inner pages that
are left blank so you can do whatever you want
I like to combine words and images
I like this one hope you do to

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

collage frenzy

been making collages
I find making collages hard
I want everything to be cohesive
and all I seem to get is a hot mess
this is one of the better ones
and I am not to pleased with this one
ok back to the studio to try and try again

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

sisters from a different mister

the skin looks much better in person
the pink blobs of paint are from the opposite side of my sketch book
going to the eye doctor for my annual visit, I come out blind and
have to wear my Hollywood sunglasses because he puts drops in my eyes
cooking chicken
back on my diet
fun times are over
disappointed in myself
but back in the saddle again

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tutorials just for you

been fighting these ads that are popping up on my blog
deleting them ,
been looking at tutorials
found some good one just for you
one of my artist friends Myra made a video
using one of my flowers and city pictures
here is the link, she is very talented

Love this video by Robin
ok not to talky today
as my life is really boring.......

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Sunday

been busy trying out new art ideas
have you noticed the older you get the worse your spelling is
have you noticed the number of ads that seem to be popping up on the blogs
typepad seems the worst
today its all about just doing nothing
I am reading a great book
I am working on a canvas
I going to make a great dinner for a change
watched a great movie last night
Captain Phillips loved it
what are you doing today

Friday, January 24, 2014

Collage mania


been working on collages
these one looks murky
I think its my camera
what do you think?


Thursday, January 23, 2014


I have been playing with my faces \
and my backgrounds
and merging them together in
Photoshop.  And you I like the look it gives me.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


this is not me, (this is my mother)
I have been playing around with collage, as you can see
this is in my moleskin planner for document your life,
this is the opposite page of the challenge page which I have not done yet
I like collage because I like to create a story, or some semblance of a story.
I think I am  going to create a few more in the near future, I like
rummaging through my stuff, and finding out what I think goes with
what.  Do you like collage?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

No great beauty

this is my take on a woman that Matisse painted
his woman did not look like a sumo wrestler
his women did have curves, I guess I forgot to put those in
or red clown cheeks, but I must admit I like the
way the hands look.  Though 
most of Matisse's women were no great
beauties .....and neither is this one

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Post modern hair

 this is what I look like when I first wake up
I mean the hair.
well the self pity party is over
it's onward and upward
I have a canvas in the studio I have
decided I am going to try new things on
so lets see how that turns out
today I am off shopping, well my kind of shopping
looking at art supplies, going to goodwill looking
for old papers, little bits of this and little bits of that
so will keep you informed if the search comes
up with any little gems

Friday, January 17, 2014


I wish I was a better painter
I wish I was a better sketcher
I wish I had more grunge or attitude when painting
I wish I had better techniques
I wish I could create paintings that I could sell
I wish everything I created didn't look like a kid did it
am I the only one who has self doubts about her art
am I the only one who is envious of other peoples art and talent
what am I going to do about it

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Watercolour versus acrylic

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you know I don't paint enough with watercolour I
love the dreamy way it always turns out,
my favourite will always be acrylic, because
of that vibrant color you can get.
Today my friend Gail and I who I met right here on my blog
went out for lunch and to the art store, and we had a
great time.  Other than that no news is good new right (lol)
tonight I am working on some collages so stay tuned

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

keeping it simple

the third challenge (week 3) in my Planner was to make an
envelope (or use an envelope ), so I decided to keep
mine simple, I tend to overdo things and go to the
extreme, when simple is easiest.  I like the
way this one turned out.
This last page is the opposite side of the envelope and I
also decided to keep it simple, I need to clean it up a bit
and maybe in a few days, might add something else,
this is the kind of art that I like, stuff you can
go back to anytime, and add stuff.

I have got caught up on all my projects, that needed to be done, and
none I have going to try some 4x6 collage cards, they will be
turning up on the blog so stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mish Mash Tuesday

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Today I finished this circle journal page
ready to go to next person on list
not my best, should have gone with the original idea
walked the dog 3 times
the weather was beautiful
cleaned the house
going to airport to pick up the mother inlaw
hubby home tonight after a few days away
the shopper and the boyfriend going to see Justin Timberlake
watched all of eposide 3 of Downton Abbey the last two days
just read online that
most retirees are going back to work
maybe there is hope for the hubster yet
see you tomorrow

Monday, January 13, 2014


I decided to show you a little of what is going on in
my daily planner, this is what is known to me
as inside the tip in art.....
I just have fun, I put a little piece of this here
and a little bit of that there, and a word here and a word there,
and its not all at one time, its when ever I find something right,
or the mood strikes me.  The planner is not only good
for getting me places on time, and the right day,
but good for planning art projects, and I do do some a little
bit of art, to make me happy when I open it up .

Sunday, January 12, 2014

show and tell

I totally love it when someone shows and tells on there blog.  Its like a sneak peak into there life.  You kinda get this feeling that you know this person, from reading there blogs, and you wanna know more.  Okay am I a total stalker and the only one who thinks this.  So I was down in the studio today working on some stuff alright I was dying my hair, and my camera was  there so I thought lets try and do some arty shots, ok people get you mind back where it belongs, the arty shots were not of me, but the studio.  So without further ado here are some shots, lets say nothing has been cleaned up , its the way you see it.
 I am working on that card standing on the light, its a prototype, I was just trying out ideas, that light was scored at the goodwill shop for 8 bucks, best light ever. The modpodge was bought for me in Palm Springs by the shopper, she bought me two, one gloss and one matte.  I always send her on little shopping trips for me, when I want something that I cant get here.
these cards are another prototype I have been working out. They started there life as a set of cards about Paris, I sanded them, painted, them, drew on  them, then varnished them.  They to are a work in progress.

These box is  from the dollar store, is my best storage solution ever,
I have a lot of these, I have my distress inks in one, my neo colours in one,
some watercolour makers in one, I could go on, these are fabulous

Now here is an arty shot, of my rolodex, that I got at a thrift store, and I have my
rolodex art in it.  I keep adding stuff to the rolodex.

This roll cart holds on top spray ink, Ok I know a bit excessive right, I need therapy because I have a problem with art supplies.  The drawers hold, stencils, and
rubons, and tim holtz stuff

 The Ikea Cart, I have had this cart for about a year, and I love it, holds most of my
paints on all three shelves.  My friend ML bought it for my birthday last year.  Best thing ever from IKEA I have ever had.

this is a painting that has about 5 lives, and will probably have 5 more, because It is just not working out for me.

Last but not least, a peek at the circle journal I am working on now.  The journal theme, is tress, leaves plants, I have one spread left to do on this journal.
Ok that's it for now, hope you liked this little peek, I am thinking about a little
peek into my house next.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

selfies love em or leave em

In the group I am in, Documented Life
one of the challenges is to take a "selfie"
apparently the latest rage.
I hate getting, or taking my picture,
but I went along with it, and took about 20
selfie's of me, and not one of them looked
like the way I thought I looked.  Who
knew I had such a big nose, or droopy eyes
and what about that grey hair.  I am
sure someone else snuck into those pictures.
That is why I hate getting my picture taken
we all  know the camera puts  weight on you
and now I have discovered it ages you as well (lol).

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Facebook vs the blog

As you know I post on this blog quite often
most times with nothing more than the
days events to say
and I am alright with that if you are
I am on Facebook, but only to join some groups
and I found out how to post my blog on facebook
so that makes me happy
It seems like the blog world is converting to
facebook, twitter, (I dont even know what twitter is)
or instagram.  But I am staying put.  I like it here,
I put enough pressure on myself with this blog.
So don't worry if you were (lolo) I am blogging .

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

On the go

are you sick of me drawing birds
I really like drawing them so you will see more
today I am taking off early
my yearly appointment with the doctor
the art store which is conveniently located across from my Doctor
the library
home to the studio, got some new containers from Wal-Mart
because they have a big sale of containers
going to do what I love when I am in art slump
I am going to organize.
Put up your hand if you love to organize in January
did all my drawers in the kitchen the other day
I know who loves to do that
its me, I get a thrill with organization
am I weird the shopper thinks so

Monday, January 06, 2014

welcome to my documented life

This is my moleskine weekly planner.  I always use a planner to put my appointments,
and stuff in, you know when you want to remember something, you doodle in it, etc.
So when the documented life project came along it was right up my alley.  They give you weekly prompts, the first one was your front door, and this was my interruption of it.  I love the book looks and feels in my hands, and can hardly wait until  it full of art goodness, glue paper.

On another note the shopper and the boyfriend arrive home today, I am glad I always
worry when she is gone, those mother genes kick in.  Last night on my way home from
Walmart, someone rear ended me (that's sounds bad lol) okay someone with his car
skidded into my back bumper, so I have to go and phone my insurance agent and then get it taken in to get it fixed, his insurance will pay as it was his fault.  The road conditions were terrible yesterday, really icy as it had rained the night before. 

Well I better get to it, and will talk to you tomorrow.


Saturday, January 04, 2014

hey Grandma

this is my grandmother, on my dads side
I like to use her  in my art, she really was not a nice lady or  a mother.
Her face is really not green,
its just looks like it here
I used a hard back canvas
put all kinds of mixed media papers on it
drew the trees, cut the leaves out of old book paper
cut her out of a photocopy
painted her with markers, and just painted the trees and the background
I like the way she turned out, she might make it on the mantel on my fireplace
todayI am  off to the goodwill bookstore, I love that place, old books
I am looking for some children pop up books
then its off to winners, I am looking for something to put on my ledge in the
Ok have you great weekend and talk to you on Monday

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A little bit bitchy

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well today its raining
tomorrow will be cold and snow
that's it I need a trip to a warm climate
got new suitcases ready to go.
As you know the shopper is away
her car in parked in our driveway
could not get the key to turn
finally got it going, drove it
to Honda to see the problem,
1000.00 dollars later we
know the problem. In my
next life I want to come back
as a mechanic, that's where the money is.
okay enough whining back to business.
The pool is re opening on the 8th yeah
closed for repairs since mid December
a pipe burst, the weather was so cold
I know god I sound like the weather man.  You
will hear no more about the weather from
me until summer. Then I will be back
bitching about the heat.
As you can tell not much to talk about
so I am going to sign off,
your weather gal lee

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New year welcome 2014

well I hope you all had a great new years
last night went out with friends for dinner
and then back to there house for dessert
and was home and in bed by 10:30
OKAY I am officially old I couldn't even make it up for New Years,
today its all about doing nothing, still in my jammies, but
going to my sister in-laws for dinner
so I guess I have to get dressed.
I joined a few groups on face book,
one , A Documented Life, it's all about you weekly
planner, and prompts.
Then April Coles Facebook group, I enjoy her
blog and also her Facebook page
I am on Facebook, but only for the groups, I have a few
art friends, and family friends on.
So its a quiet day around this household, so I better go
get dressed and get ready to go out.
here's looking forward to 2014 with you


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