Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Eve before Christmas Eve ~ December 23, 2015


MERRY CHRISTMAS
ALL
XOXO
 
 
Thank you for your support over the years!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DECEMBER 22, 2015


"get outta' here, until you can play fair"
 
;)

Monday, December 21, 2015

december 21, 2015

This is how I get to feeling in winter time...
up and down
black and white
then
colorful
and back and forth
I
yo yo...
do you?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

DECEMBER 18, 2015

It's beginning
to
look
A
lot 
like
CHRISTMAS
 
OXOX

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DECEMBER 17, 2015

 it's FWEEZING...
 
so i knitted a
FUNNY
scarf!
i laughed
and giggled
and
stayed
WARM!
;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DECEMBER 16, 2015

DOUBLE RAINBOW
after the rain...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13, 2015

yesterday's skies
rain today

Saturday, December 12, 2015

DECEMBER 12, 2015

I altered this photo out by our wood pile so it would show up better in a painting, using it as a photo transfer... some day i'll show you ;)
I thought I'd try and post just one photo till Christmas Day..
This is the first;
 
FAIRY LAND

Saturday, December 5, 2015

NATURE in November...then on to DECEMBER...

 Using Ink, paint, paper, pens...
These are all 5"x7"





"flying girl bunny"



 "ORDINARY SPARKLING MOMENTS"




 "follow the bread crumbs..."




 Fall Chores...
cleaning out all our blue bird boxes...
SO FUN to see all the different nests!
 
BYE BYE November
 
xoxo

Saturday, November 28, 2015

NOVEMBER WENT FLYING TOO FAST...

 This is one of my FAVORITE quotes..(don't have the author)
 
 
 
 
 words came to me this morning...
 
for her!

"WHEN SHE EMERGED SHE WORE SOUL"
 
 
 annnnd...you may laugh...at how these two photos are stuck together! I did!
I somehow inserted these together...I will never be a wizard at this computer stuff/skill...hhahaha
But I DO NOT WANT to do it over again ;)
sooooo...
I re-worked this one on a board.
It's an affirmation board that can lean any ol' where.
 
 
 
 
 

An old ceiling tile, altered of course ;)
paint, beads, seaweed, wire fabric, paper.
 
 
 
 
 I have been doing so many abstracts lately I can't remember what I have posted!
But this is one of my favorites!
YES, we like our own work, eh?
goes without saying I know ;)





This is one evening last week...
when fireplaces were lit and our first cold showed up,
which is out of the ordinary.
But,
WHAT is ORDINARY or USUAL anymore, anywhere on our earth?
 
It's just plain ol' PRETTY!
 
 
happy rest of NOVEMBER!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

CREATING UP A STORM...well, maybe more like fun!

 starting some new paintings...
trying new and old techniques...
 
 
 
 
 
 up close of a 5" x 7"
inks and acrylics, fabric and paper...
 
 
 
 
 
 close up of an ceiling tile...
 
 
 
 
 
 HAPPY to say I finished this plaster and wax hanging!
the blue portions are painted with no other treatment on them...
 
It's one of my barrel staves with a hanger on the back ;)
 
 
 
 
it needed something on the bottom to balance things out...so I did a photo transfer over some chalky paint I made and it turned out like I had thought it might (that rarely happens for me ;)
 
I continue to find the "happy" the "gratefulness" in each and every day no matter the circumstances. I hope this finds all of you ready for that Thanksgiving Day.
xoxoxoxox

Friday, November 13, 2015

Little Bit of Family and a Whole Lotta' Love...

 
Play time when I returned from a little trip I took down to Southern California.
 
 
 5 days without painting...proved fun and delightful!
 
 
 
 
 
 Little Red Riding Hood in the city
this one I photo shopped ;)
I also did refer to someones painting
but I honestly don't know where it came from, ughh. per usual!
 
 
 
 
 
I went to visit these 2 sisters and we met our 3 adult nieces and friend in her cabin in the mountains of Crestline.
You can guess...
we had so much fun!
 
 
 
 
 
 Here in Seal Beach with Candy, where Cookie lives, while she was at work...
 
 
 
 
 
 Lake Gregory is through these pine trees...
 
 
 
 
 
 Riding down the coast with Cookie to Laguna Beach,
where we haunted art galleries and such...
 
 
 
 
 
 and watched the sun go down with drinks and snacks before hitting the airport.
I love my family!!!
 
 
 
 
 
This is here at home!
 
 
Thank you
Sharon Tomlinson
Anita Bonita
Tammy Lee
 
for stopping by and leaving such beautiful words.
 
xoxoxo

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

EVERY DAY we have CHOICES...




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 Little yellow finches in our Flowering Plum Tree






 
 
 
NOVEMBER 2015
XOXO

Friday, October 23, 2015

TAKING CHANCES...

 Most of you know me well enough, TO KNOW that i wasn't fishing for Anything!!!
on my last post ;)
AND
THANK YOU
Lisa DiNunzio
Sharon Tomlinson
and
Anita (castles and crowns)
I LOVED
and
APPRECIATED
your words
TREMENDOUSLY.
 and here's what I came up with...
1. maybe i'll just post once a month
2. I really want a free website with my work AND BLOG on it
(but have to find help for that)
3. yes Sharon...it is a good way of keeping a journal and easier!
4. I just read on another artist's blog, a comment someone wrote;
(this is what prompted my post)
she said; "my 5 yr old can paint like you do"
I gasped...I have never had a nasty comment like this (whew)
and the artist's retort;
"then maybe you should sell your 5 yr old's art work and when he gets a blog, please give me his address"
sooo...
I posted on Face Book about this and
I said;
"maybe some people find it easy to jump off a cliff, take major chances, and bare their very soul for the public, I dunno' do you"
 
pretty much word for word...
DWELLING ON THE POSITIVE
over here.
 
and
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR FEEDBACK LADIES!
XOXOXO

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BE WELL...BE HAPPY...

 
I am thinking...have been thinking for a long while to stop blogging.
There are so many other avenues now and it's beginning to seem like this does not bring the delight it used to bring...we'll see...
 as I was painting this the other night just before the sun went down...
this happened...
I had to run outside then and take photos of the sundown,
the INCREDIBLE sundowns!
I finished her in the morning and
SHE is at the bottom of this post ;)
her words read;
"GRATITUDE LIST
no distractions"

IRONIC and HUMOROUS









 
this is a piece I have been slaving over...
 
 
 
 

1
 
 
18" X 24" X 2"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
I am combining the 2 classes I've been trying to take,
in between family fun, company, and company and
whew...just when we thought we were alone again...
more company (not that we don't love it/them)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
we were so sad to have Cookie leave, but we all had a WONDERFUL
time with her,
ALONE, and together...that's our
HUGE LOVING FAMILY!
 
 
 
 
 
 

A FRIEND of OURS gave us a ton of bird seed,
this sock filled with thistle seed
and some bird feeders!
As if we don't have enough birds around here, NATURALLY...
in the spring time it sounds like a
BIRD SANCTUARY...
a crack up and wonderful the
CACOPHONY at it's best!!!
 
 
 

and then there are the SUNSETS
OVER AND OVER
that I just can't stop from photographing
they are magnificent and I have to
SHARE.
They need no other words...
 
 
 
 
 

































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I so miss all the discussions and sharing that blogging used to bring...
not that I don't have some loyal lookers...I love you and your words always!
I am guilty myself, if that's what you call it for not perusing other's...
so as I say...we shall see, sometimes things are just meant to be.
 
I hope this finds everyone well and creating!
xoxo