Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A tip on storing words.....

I am going to tell you how I store my words, or saying's that I
find in magazines or books or whatever.  Sometimes you
just need a quote or a word or a saying.  So what I do
is every time I am looking through anything magazine, flyer whatever
I am looking for words, sayings etc.  When I see them, I cut them,
and store them in a box, and when I have enough, I glue
about 5 to 10 on a piece of paper, scan it, and store on my
computer as words to use in my art.  Then I don't have look
thru the box sorting words, I just look on my computer
for the stuff I want, cut and copy. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pale Face

Not my usual in your face color pallet, but this is an oldie, I thought
I would recycle up on the blog.  Do you do that, recycle things on the blog.
I have been working on my project runway girls, at a fast and furious pace, and stay turned for a new one on Friday.  But this week a great artist and beautiful painter is doing
Project Runway USA....so here is the link go check out her
painting its

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Have you ever had a dream that you know for sure will never ever come true, but it still nice to think about and you gives you a warm fuzzy feeling.  I will tell you mine if you tell me yours.  Okay nobody in the world knows about this so don't tell anyone.  (lol) I would love to have a cover on the New Yorker, I love the covers of that magazine, they make my heart sing.  Okay now that I have told mine, I need to know yours.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Its Friday and its Lees version of Project Runway Canada

Welcome to Project runway Canada.  The designers have been busy
sewing and fitting there garments for the first Challenge, which
is design an outfit for a plus size woman.  I seen some of the designs and
they are fabulous, the first one on the runway is an outfit designed
by ARTYLEE a fabulous colorful creation.  So without further
ado lets get this party started.
ARTYLEE wants the women of Canada to know
pattern of any size and
bright color can be worn by
Next Fridays challenge will be   pink and orange.  So stay tuned
for that.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

fall colours

You know I did this drawing ages ago, on cheap lined paper
as you can see I even used paper that had writing on it,
it was only going to be this little doodle, and it
turned out to be one of my very favourite things I have done.
Had I used great paper, and wanted to
produce something like this, it would not have happened.
Sometimes there are happy accidents.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


So since I have no news to impart today, I thought I would give you an update
on my renos.  You would think that a person could just go in and choose
tiles, tapes, sinks, granite etc. in just a little while.  While I am here
to dispel that myth, it takes along time.  Finally we decided on the granite, and the tile and the grout for the walls.  The man came and took a template, next we are in
the process of choosing sinks 3 and 3 sets of new taps which should be
finalized today, and then about 6 more weeks and then the work commences.
I just want it to be over and it has not started yet.  I am no decorator, so
making these choices is agony for me, wondering if I made the right choice. It
costs so much money you don't want to make a mistake.  Any way when all
is said and done I will take pictures.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Spawning in the Adams River

I thought I would tell you some of the
highlight's of my trip.  Now my friend wouldn't call this
a highlight, but at about 2.00 am one morning
her dog started barking, and it was a
black bear lumbering down her driveway to
the lower acreages that have fruit trees.  Her house
is the path that they take to get to the trees.  Now my
friend doesn't see that as a highlight, and If I lived
there nor would I.  The second highlight was
seeing the salmon spawning on the Adams River.
Every year the salmon whose time it is, get
like a calling to mate, and somehow when they
are swimming deep in the Ocean, they know
they have to go back to where they were
first spawned.  After they have laid there eggs
in the gravel of the Adams River they die.  They
float along the river so that the bears, deer and whatever else
can eat them, and the cycle goes on.  You are not allowed to fish
in this river while all this is happening.  Now my friend
says when its at its peak you cant see the river for all the
red salmon and the smell is awful.  We were there a few
days early,  but still a sight to see.  Ok that is my
science lecture for today.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

If these walls could talk

Lately I have been obsessively drawing walls, old walls, fort walls,
that happens to me. I want to learn to draw something really
good, and I draw them over and over again, city buildings, birds,
faces, and I feel only by drawing them so much will they improve.
Take this drawing in my journal, it is much better than the very\
first one, so I am getting better. Do you do anything like this

Friday, September 19, 2014

shes back

I am home and missed you all,
hope you enjoyed the guest blogger, she had
such a big responsibility she is passed out on the floor, sleeping
her days away again.
I had a great time and will miss my friend
but we are going to Phoenix in a few weeks time.
I did lots of sketching and lots of ideas popped up, so that was
good, the weather was perfect, just the day I left it started to
rain so that was great.  Ok as you know when you are away
you have a million things that need to be done, so I
better get doing them.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

You havent seen the last of me

well she's home and she all tired.  What's that about, where's the
new toy I thought she bring me.  Where all the oh next time I
go away your coming with me.  Sure she says she missed me
but she kissed the hubster first.....I heard her telling the
hubster that she is going to Phoenix in October, and I
guess I wont be going on that trip either, but I might get
to blog again, hope so.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trying out a new do....

Seems like I just get into the groove of posting here, and she comes home.
Today I went and had a spa day, hair, teeth, toes, and a little
one on one with a male poodle, he was a little stuck up
and wouldn't give me the time of day, you know those
French poodles, but he was ollala good looking.  He
wouldn't even sniff me, so I took hot self off and talked to
a  to a tall dark lab.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

All the treats you can eat

Your right I do look a few pounds heavier.
She's gonna be mad, as I am on a strict diet
because Madeline the vet says I am overweight.
But doesn't a girl get to indulge once in awhile. after
all the hubster is the one giving me the diet cookies.
I just give this sad little look and out come the
cookies.  Must try this on her.....

Monday, September 15, 2014

depression hurts everyone...

I miss her, nobody walks me like her, lets me
sniff every whiff of grass, smell every pole so I
know if my friends have been by.  She phoned
and said she was having fun, and she
didn't ask to talk to me, what's that about.
I even put on my new outfit but didn't
lift my spirits, until Max the wiener dog down
the street said I looked hot today

Saturday, September 13, 2014

ruling the roost

I have had all night to think about her going without me and I am
peeded off.  I could have packed in a minute , said my goodbyes
and been in that car.  But no she just gives me the brush off with
a few kisses and a see you soon.  Well she left me with the
hubster and the sister, so I am going to make the best of it.  Pouting gets alot
of treats around this house.
Sofie (devil dog)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Shes long gone...

yep that's right she gone on her road trip
and she will be back in the saddle next
Friday.  I am the guest blogger until then.
I have begged her and begged her for this
chance and here it is.  So stay tuned for
some whining, some sniffling and some fun.
Sofie, (aka devil dog)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Addiction...and road update

I am reading a terrific book, called All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner
its about a blogger  the original reason I picked it up,who is addicted to Oxy and other pain relieve drugs and it all started because she hurt her back .  I cant put it down it is riveting in its process how the addiction takes hold,
  I understand how addiction can happen.  I have a friend
who has an addiction ( and really this friend is not me for sure).  It
affects everyone and everything in their lives.  I highly recommend this book,
if you like to read great fiction books this one is for you.
On a lighter note I am off on a road trip with my friend, going thru the
Rocky Mountains, and on to her house, which is a lake community in another
province for some down time, and fun.  No husbands, no kids, no dog for me.  The rest of the time I am away I will have a guest blogger so stay tuned starting tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mish Mash Wednesday

it was snowing here yesterday
roadtrip starts Thursday back in a week
posts from the road
comfort food for cold weather required
whats your favourite cold weather food?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I am a blogger.....

When someone asks me what I do, I tell them I am a artist and a  blogger.
Then the questions come, dependent upon the age of
the asker, what is a blog? why do you do it? where do you show your art?
what kind of art do you do?
I blog and I show my art on my blog, that's what I do.
 Where else could you show your art, or your craft, or your thoughts, or whatever and still remain as anonymous as you want to be but on your blog 
Where else could you be tolling away on your blog, and someone
come and offer you a deal to write a book (no it did not happen to me, still waiting lol)
Where else could you meet people from all over the world and call them friend
Where else could you read a blog that touches your heart.
Where else could you meet a group of likeminded women and not even have to go out of your house, get a recipe, a housecleaning tip, design ideas, see magical art I could go on and on.
Where else can you get critics on your art, or ask for ideas, or just wanna communicate your thoughts and ideas and get feedback.
That's why I am a blogger and proud to be one.

Monday, September 08, 2014

get happy.....

I have been really happy lately, the hubster is feeling better, and
life in general is not kicking me in the pants. 
Here is a little story of how I came by my name
now Lee on a girl is not really common, especially
spelled  the way it is.  Well my mother tells the
story, like this, this was back in the day
when apparently drinking did not affect
your baby, (lol) now we know what happened to me.
Anyway as she says she was in a "beer Parlour" have
a beer with my Dad, and they meet a (lady) who
name happened to be Lee, and that's how I got
my name.  My other sister's name was Delta,
not a common name either (was my dads mothers name)
and my other sister name is Vicki-Lynn (lol) sounds
like a country and western singer, my older sister
came up with that one.  So do you know
how your name came about.  My daughters name is Lyndsey,
my husband picked that one out, but her middle name
is Brydges which was my maiden name, which died
when my dad died.  So she said whenever she has
kids she will ensure one them has that name as
a middle name.....

Sunday, September 07, 2014

the radio

I decided to play along with Illustration Friday
the theme is the radio, so this is what I did
this page was made with citronella background
text from the computer
girl is mixed media
and the radio free clip art
that I played around with in Photoshop
hope you like it, I think it turned out

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Its a beautiful morning....

I am linking this one to the Monthly Challengehttp://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.ca/2014/08/september-2014-trees.html
this tree looks like a zipper (lol). But as long as I had
fun drawing it right.  Its a beautiful day here, the hubster is going
out with friends to the football game tonight.  I am going
out to dinner with a friend, and today I am going to
enjoy the weather on the deck, and sketch.  What are you
doing today.

Friday, September 05, 2014

A few of my favourite things....

Last night while watching TV, I sat sketching and
this is what came out, and I only used
markers.  I thought that since this was Friday,
I would tell you a few of my very favourite art supplies.
I know you are all on the edge of your seat and have
been wondering what I use (lol).  So here it goes:
I use markers a lot I like the intensity of colour
it gives, its portability, so my favourite ones are
PERMAPAGUE, I used to get them
at Michaels but cant find them anymore,
so my art store carries them. I have all colours.
My favourite black pen is
this baby writes over anything
Favourite gluestick
Alymers Purple Glue
Favourite watercolour markers
Tombow Acid Free
This is my favourite white pen that really turns white
Pentel Correction Pen
Second choice Signo uniball pen
These are a few of my favourites I share more later,
what are you favourites?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sweating the small stuff

well today I was doing my wifely duty and doing
a little bit of clean up.  The hubster is very good
about keeping things clean. I am making
Chili for dinner, its cool, and windy today,
so the fall food comes out.  Didn't find
the right exercise shirt, but managed to spend
an hour at the gym, and I even sweated, so
I must have been working hard. So what did
you do today?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The interior life .....

Another page in my documented planner
sometimes I go with the prompts (which I am way behind on)
or sometimes I just go my own way.  I love Giraffes, and
have been practicing drawing them, so I can get better
at them.  I am improving.....Well the kitchen reno
is going slowly, we finally decided on the tile
for the backsplash in the kitchen, so now we can
order both the granite and the tile.  The same
company installs.  Now its just sinks and taps.  So
many choices, after while, you don't even look
anymore, you take 5 of your favourites and
whittle them down.  I told the hubsters,
that is it, no more looking.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

mish mash tuesday

click on picture to enlarge 
a page from my documented planner
Had a great anniversary weekends
Thanks for all the wishes
going on a road trip next week with a friend
thinking about my next art project
enjoying the last of summer
joined a book club only meets monthly
looking for the perfect work out shirt
this is how I think If I get the perfect
shirt will make the exercise easier on me
I know screwed thinking, I hate
exercise, but need to do it

Monday, September 01, 2014

The Tree of Life

This months topic at mix it up monthly
is trees, this is my version of trees , the colors we were to
use were black, yellow red, and blue, I used markers that
turn into watercolours when you use water
A change from my usual girls, its good to change it up

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