Monday, July 21, 2014

vacation planss?

this is a collage I made, first came the papers, then the face and words.  That's
why her face has paint on it, the paper did.  I have been busy at art work, trying
to get some things caught up.  The circle journal, the last person, who is my
friend Gail who lives in this city, I have her book, and finally finished her
pages, now I am done with the swap.  I am in on a swap at La Wendas  ,
so I have been busy getting that ready, and I have a box of unfinished projects that
I vow I am going to finish.  I have decided I am taking a brief vacation from the
blog, starting tomorrow and returning August 11, or when the muse strikes me.
It seems I cant stay away from the blog?  Its a love hate realationship (lol)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Alone on a hill......

do you have a place where you go to be alone, to think, to plan, to just be.
I think every woman needs a place like that.  I have a couple, I go swimming for
two reasons, one to ensure that my body lasts until 100....and the other
because I find it so relaxing, that's when  I have an a couple hours to myself.
When I am swimming so many things go through my head, my art, I plan
things I want to do, I work out problems I am having, I think about anything
you can think of.  I then sit in the hot tub for 15 minutes and soak out
any aches and pains I have.  I think that is why I am so dedicated to
go 5 days a week, that time is just for me.  I don't have to answer the phone, talk
to anyone, do housework, or just be lazy and not feel bad about it.  (lol)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

welcome to my world

click on each picture to enlarge

I thought I would show you the kitchen before the make over.
I know looks old fashioned, cant do to much about the
cupboards, as we have a lot of oak in our house, but I can get new knobs
for them,
new countertops
new tiles
new undermount sink and taps
new kitchen stools for the island
of course new island countertop
new light over the table
and maybe a new kitchen table and chairs
new knobs for the cabineets
gonna take a couple of months so when its done I will show you the after pictures.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A whole lot of shopping....

 today was all about
looking at granite, coran, and quartz's countertops,
getting new ones for the kitchen/ bathrooms, and laundry room, cant decide
what to go with, do you have any of the above do you like them?
new kitchen tiles
new under mount sinks in bathrooms, laundry and kitchen
new faucets, a complete redo of the kitchen.  We have oak cabinets, nice wood
but its dated now, its all about dark woods, then light woods come back.  I
cant afford new cabinets, so we are updating around them.  Should be nice....the looking continues.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

were having a heat wave

Yes we are having a heat wave, and I am not complaining our winter is so cold and long, the heat is nice.  The shopper is on her road trip and just left Vegas
and said it was so hot there, duh Vegas in the summer.....
The pool where I usually swim closed for repairs in June, and I had
to go to a new pool for a few months, now that pool is closed,
till further notice Mechanical Failure, so no swimming for awhile.
Been doing a lot of reading of art books so far this summer.  Been working on small art projects, the bird series, and making Julie Baltzers books Stamp, Carve Play, its really good, great ideas about stamping and stuff.
The month not much new art will be on the blog, but lots of really old stuff you might not have seen, maybe some tuts, and some great sites I have found, and some good youtubes.  So stay tuned.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Monday

I have been busy working on my bird series, trying different ideas.  Cant wait to show you, been really excited about working on it.  This is a painting that I did a while ago.  I have it in the studio in a frame, but have not put it up anyway, the scanner doesn't really do a good job showing it, but I love how it turned out.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

its going to be a good day

went to the art walk and the mojoy rubbed off on me
loving the sunny weather today
having company for a bbq on the deck
carving small stamps
reading Carve Stamp Play from the Library
going to buy some new paints bright sunny colors
taking summer pictures
drinking cool summery drinks on the deck
enjoying the day and trying to remember each moment
what are you up to today

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Bird.

as you know I have been quite dis-satisfied with my art
lately, I have been doing a series of bird sketches
from pictures off the internet.  Now most of my birds
are not realistic, but the series of sketches I am doing
I am trying to be more realistic.  I have done about
10 of them, I am going to paint them with acrylics,
but true to my style, they will be my color

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Change is good

are you sick of these girls of mine,
they are all starting to blend together to me
I think I might have to change it up, or
not draw them anymore.  Friday I am
off to the ART Walk we have once a year,
maybe I can get my mojo back and make
some art that sings to me.  Do you ever
think you are just making the same art over
and over again and not challenging yourself?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Putting on my running shoes....

Today is all about
taking the car in for warranty check
driving with open windows, and playing summer tunes
going for lunch with a art friend
going to the museum to see embroidery exhibition
enjoying the beautiful hot weather
bbqing dinner
trying to paint fabric outside
what are you doing today

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Dog days are over

I love making little collages you don't have to think to much,
and its not to much space to fill up.  Today I again
have to go to apple, with the shoppers IPAD, the last time
I went with mine, its was nothing, I was doing something
wrong, and I was out of there in 10 minutes.  Now that
I know what I was doing wrong, it runs like a top.  Lets
hope its like that with the shoppers IPAD.  They are
going on a long  road trip soon for their summer vacation, and she wants to take her
IPAD. Also a good cheap way to stay in touch.  What did we do
before we had all these gadget's, making everything so easy.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

No Shaving required

I know I said I wasnt going to post until Monday, but here I am.
Have I got alot to say no, have I done a lot today no. We had a huge
thunderstorm last night, and lots thunder and lightning.  I love
those kinda storms, the devil dog apparently did not, he stuck
to the hubster like glue, apparently he thinks the hubster
is better protraction than I am. Today I have some items to return, I need to go to the library and get some book tapes, I need to go and get my chin threaded, before
they ask me if I need a shave.  Ok gonna go and get going, talk to you tommorow

Friday, July 04, 2014

Misc Friday

This page started as something else, which did not work out, so I collaged over it and started again, and just left the collage. Her pink head is because I had red
crayon on my hand, and touched her forehead with it, its only in
my sketchbook so It really didn't bother me.
Today I had lunch with a friend that is visiting from out of town, and not much else.  And the days of lazing around are few, since the hubster is home, when he
is working, apparently I also have to be working, he needs a job (ha ha).
Today was great and we bbq salmon, I don't like salmon, the hubster ate it, I
had something else.  Ok I wasn't going to post today but here I am, I wont
be back until Monday, talk to you then.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ahoy matie....

This is a little mixed media piece I did for the challenge from
you use the colors that are specified and the challenge this month
was boats.  So this is my take on it.  I used painted (gelli) on parchment paper,
and just markers, didn't break out the paints, I was going to , but I
was doing it on my lap well watching tv.  So this is it.  Hop over and
see all the great art, or give it a try yourself.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Summer in the city

Its not really summer for me until July hits.
Now I am in the summery mood, not only
because todays weather is spectacular,
that its bare feet, shorts and short sleeve.  Its
just the feel, all the kids  are on summer
vacation , its less busy on the roads, its just
summer in the city. We are so far north
that our nights don't get dark till around 10:30 to
quarter to 11.  You can sit on your deck,
and just enjoy, visit, paint, read, or just
chill with your family.  As you can
see I am a fan of summer.  What is your
favourite summer activity?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

happy canada day

Unlike our US neighbours, we celebrate July 1, its Canada Day,
its a day we celebrate being Canadian, everyone has there
flags out and its a holiday for all.  But of course everyday
is like a holiday when you are retired.  Ok this is short
and sweet because I am going to celebrate, were having
a bbq and the works, were letting go today ....

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