Friday, February 28, 2014

My art secrets

been making 6x6 collages
or my version of collages
found a cat calendar that was 6x6
glue two together
gesso, paint and collage
very sturdy, also
use those scrapbook packs
of 6x6 pages.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

We will now resume regular programming

I am back
hubby got out of the hospital on Tuesday after a month
he has to go back for a month once a day for some treatment
but all is well
so now I can back to my normal life
I am going to make a canvas for the bedroom
been scouting out ideas, and color combos
what have you been doing

Sunday, February 23, 2014


well now the games are over
its back to regular programming
today its all about relaxation
reading, drawing, cleaning up art supplies
eating leftovers, sitting in front of the fireplace
what's up with you

Friday, February 21, 2014

Oldy but Goody Friday

this might have been during my pointy chin faze
I kinda like that look , it might be back
working on a collages, paper is flying
hubby will be home on Friday for a weekend pass
but needs to return for more tests
cold front coming in
time for comforting food to be made
I been feeling like homemade tomato soup
and homemade bread, bread coming from the bakery
my kneeding skills need work
what are  you doing this weekend.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

How do I collage .....let me show you

click on image to enlarge
this is a collage made by all of my own elements
first I glued to 6x6 scrapbook pages together
put on some orange paint to start, randomly didn't fill up the card
all the art I do , even the doodles I scan so I can use it for
the buildings were a doodle I had so I cut them out
pasted them on the card
the bird you have seen before, cut him out
added some paint, add some black and white pen
stamped in the word fly
and there you have it an instant collage
anyone can do it

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Embrace....or not

this is the inside page on My Documented Life Planner
you either like/or you don't
I am a member of the astronaut's Club
by Teesha Moore, for 5 bucks a month
and I have been watching her art journal,
now for sure she has her own style, and
I don't want to copy her style, so this
is a version of my own.  All I used
was found papers, and words and this is what came out.
What do you all think?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Things you would like to hear...

just realized no arms,
 what was I thinking
obviously not about his arms

Monday, February 17, 2014

Update Canada

today is a holiday family day
watched the ice dancing loved it
cant skate a lick never could
I always said I had bad ankles
hubster came home yesterday for a few hours, getting better by the day
walking devil dog in nicer weather
need to get back into my routine
last night watched favourite show Downton Abbey
what have you been up to

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Miss Sofie

Meet Sofie (aka Devil dog)
she is part pug/corgie, and really
she is a sweet girl, very well
mannered when she wants to be, and
sometimes listens (lol), the ruler of the house,
and according to her way of thinking she is my boss (lol)
Am I a dog person, never was, had a couple of
dogs while growing up.  The shopper
kept asking for one, the answer always was no,
we don't have the lifestyle for a dog etc.
So when she was in grade 12, she saved
her money and asked if she could buy
one, and she would be sole responsible.
So here came Sofie, and quess where the
shopper is, living at her own place
minus the dog, because she just
doesn't have the time with work, and everything
and we are retired. So Sofie is ours, and
I don't regret a minute of it.
I have linked to
for there monthly challenge

Friday, February 14, 2014

have you heard the news......

well we finally got great news yesterday, not what we
were expecting at all.  So the hubster is happy, I am
happy, so its a happy place today.
Though she doesn't look happy she is,
I have yet to master a good looking
smile on these girls, but will keep trying.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


things have not changed to much in my house
without giving away the farm, I can tell you
the hubster is still in the hospital, and
things so far are not looking to good.
But I decided I needed something normal
in y life, and its this blog.  We have a
love hate relationship with each other
sometimes I love to blog, and sometimes I don't
So I decided I am going to blog, maybe not every
day,but when I have the time
love lee

Monday, February 10, 2014

This little birdie...

need to take a blog break to attend to some
unforeseen problems
will be back hopefully soon

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Cardboard fun

now here is the rest of it, sometimes only one thing in your painting was
worth your time, and you guessed it, it was that flower
I did this on a piece of cardboard that was lying around in the
studio, I was just fooling around, seeing what worked and
what didn't, and I got that one flower, that was a keeper.
So the moral of the story is, I didn't waste any great paper
just cardboard, got one great idea off it, and had fun. Sometimes
that's all you can ask for....
Do you think Picasso or Monet ever painted on cardboard 
happy Sunday

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Update Canada.

I know one thing for sure, I could never be a nurse
been watching the Olympics
favourite Team (Canada) lol
favourite sport, ski racing
colder than Russia here\
and probably more snow

Thursday, February 06, 2014

guess who's coming to dinner

Your probably thinking, god what's she thinking when she
thinks up her blog title. Lets be honest I find it really
hard to think of titles for the daily blog, as you can tell.
Since the hubster has been in the hospital, I have been
eating crappy, just saying, hospital food on the go
is not healthy, I think they need to change that up.
Today I went to the book store, and bought the
magazine Artist CafĂ©, I had put a moratorium
on buying these types of magazines, one because
they are way to expensive, and two they say
all the same things, a thousand times over, just
different ways, but hey I was in a spending mood.
I have a hard time finding these magazines in
my bookstore, because they put them all
in different sections of the magazine racks.
So I made a couple of suggestions to
the magazine person who was working there,
and told her that these magazines, and I
named them, should be grouped together.
Because the people who read these
magazines all pretty well do the
same kind of art, and they would
sell more if they were easier to find.
I don't think she appreciated my intervention (lol), if
I was the magazine person I don't think I would have either.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Problem solver

that pink stuff on her cheek is a bleed thru from the other page, so
are all the other splotches, I think they give the page character
not perfect just like me
I did not join the 29 faces this year , though I did manage
to finish them last year, it drained me of faces for awhile,
so I decided I would just play along at my own speed
it I feel like drawing a face I will, if not oh well.
Just because I am a fly by the seat kinda of girl (not)
wishing I WAS

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The healing art of the flower...

I just noticed I seem to use this bright pink a lot in my art
I like it because it pops off the page for me
today is a busy day
I had just listed all I had to do, and just deleted it
you don't want to know what I have to do today
but most of the day is the hospital
they are still doing a ton of tests of him
I think today bout of tests will do it
Okay I am off to do it.  See you

Monday, February 03, 2014

A peek into my life...

things you wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask (lol) or things
you don't want to know about me, but I am telling you anyway.

I am 60 years old, (but feel 30)
I have a poor body image, always have and I am working on changing that, and
being happy with me. 
I don't do the grocery shopping but I make the list.  Hubby likes to do the shopping.
We have only owned 2 houses in my entire marriage, I hate moving
My husband and I own Hondas cars,
I have a 7 year old dog corgi/pug, named Sofie aka(devil dog)
I worked for the same company for 35 years and retired at 55
I love to read, trash to best sellers
My 3  favorites tv shows are  The following, The Blacklist, Downton Abbey
I am the one in the house who sets up anything electronic (hubby is electronically challenged)
I have been on Facebook for just over a year, I joined it, for some art groups
We have a two story house but I would like to downsize and move into a bungalow (hubby does not want to move
  I listen to audio books in my car (I get them from the Library)
I like to cook and try different recipes
I love going to Movies and am not afraid to go by myself
I am a loyal friend
I am a talker to anyone who talks to me (ask my daughter she hates this about me)
I have been told that I have a dry sense of humor
I am quite insecure about my art
I love to travel but the hubster does not
I am not a party girl, never have, never will be
I like the odd glass of white wine, but have been know to have a few to many
I like a tidy house, and do not like clutter
I am a shower girl

 Now its time for you to tell me a little about who you are

Saturday, February 01, 2014

when it rains it pours

the last few days have been a whirl wind of anxiety and stress
I don't know if I told you but the hubster has not been
feeling to well the last month
Since I doubt he would want me tell the details
I will cut to the chase , Thursday night I had to
call 911 and get an ambulance here pronto,
and I am so glad I did what my heart
told me do.
anyway he's where is should be and getting
the medical attention he needs and
is on the mend and should be home
in a few days mended.

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