Friday, July 31, 2009

Dreams in Her Pockets

this is on top of one of our lessons from, julie prichard.
i love giving credit when and where it's due, thanks, julie!

i changed the colors for making cards

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Collaboration with Miz Katie / DELIGHT

Yay, (Miz!!! if you haven't already seen
on katie's blog...we are doing a collaboration of
two journals. she received mine today and these are
just a few of some pages divulged. in between each page
of sorts are heavy water color paper...if she wishes to
put pounds of anything on them, they'll receive it.
katie girl, go to town she needs prompts, eh?!

one random page

another random page

Back or the front of our journal..or neither...we get to choose!

The back or the front...or both

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Crackle Girls Experiment

I applied crackle paint over entire water color paper.
One with Golden and one with tim holtz.
I wanted to find out what it would be like to paint over.
I had a lot of questions. (i know that there are peeps
that have all these answers, but i didn't)
It was VERY fun and interesting. And knowing me, I still
don't know which of these two was done with each product.
I do know that i was happy when done, it's really expensive,
and i plan to do some others, as i just love crackle!
I'm out looking for a sale now.




Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Michele Wards / Knock Yourself Off / A Third attempt

ew...but then...keep scrolling if ya' dare...
the ol'...added some hair and composition..

She breathes life, thanks to the positive messages

i so surprisingly received. thanks, ladies.

i'm just still not in love with her, that happens.

but she's beginning to speak to me...

and if you look closer, it says on her dress..

"the language they spoke fluently to us was kindness..."

Then at the top is the word kindness and the phrase,

"adopt the pace". thank you again!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oh, look Misty.......Thank you, again

Purchased a mat and frame for misty's painting.
Oh, how it lift's my SOUL!
Either, misty's painting was made for

this room, or we did the room

around her painting......unbelievable transformation!

Room atmosphere also

Blurry, but shows the effect of entire room

with misty's painting added.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Belated birthday lunch at High Hand Nursery with Janet

If you're ever going through sacramento, and decide to head toward the foothills...there is an oasis of an nursery (everything about it is artistic, including the food) smack in the middle of Loomis town, well worth a days stay!!!
she's forever kissing me in public...blush
look closely at the tree trunks...

...more rocky tree trunks

hey guys, lets climb oak limbs instead of floating today!

come on down with us...the waters nice!

Blowing bubbles...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thank you, thank you, Julie Prichard~Layer Love~Lesson 9!!!

Started on a 14"x9" block of maple
wood, 2" thick. White gesso, dried for a week.
Then came this blue...
New hints of tint...

New hues of blues

Collage affixed

A "medium" and "techniques"

added and acting on "Julification" advice!

Finished and elated about all the processes!
Also going to add a little stick
twig from nature on top of the brown cloth...
and possibly some little seed pods in the upper
right hand corner.


Another close-up

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birthday remnants with Carolyn and Chad

On our way to Sutter Creek
My favorite antique store, in Diamond Springs...

This was in working order!

It's whats inside that counts, sometimes...

how cool is this glass blowers building and roof!?

We kept hearing, "it's just up the road a piece"...

searching for the Daylily Farm...we landed here

in the quaint town of Volcano.

We took a look at a place to stay all night some

time. A man told us the t.v. para normal persons

did a study there and found the spirit of a little

girl trapped upstairs...oooooooh!

The sign said, "General Store"..

nah, it was a cutsey little bar where we

ended our day, toasting one another!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Michele Ward Crusade #32 / Knock off Yourself

Here is where i expect no comments.
the hairdo did not work and never
liked this, but couldn't throw out.
braved changing her but, oh well.
i always learn something, esp. from mistakes
or that a piece just doesn't turn out like
you expected.
Better hair do, still don't like it.

Too cliche, too stiff but

better than the first attempt

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bird Condominium / Richard made for my birthday!

Primed for color
Painted and ready for mounting!

A close up, after mounting...

Ta Da!

(sung to the ol' tune my dad used

to sing)..."when the red red robin comes bob

bob bobbin' along"...!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Aging with Delight!!!

Today was the day...i'm officially 60 years on earth
and now i'm laying my head on my bed! : ~) !

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Santa Catalina, Panama / I never tire of the ocean!

We didn't see a soul on the beach, most days!!
Funny, pretty bird i chased all over the shore!

Could it be a sea monster...nah, just pretty beach bubbles!

You just can't get away from my camera
can you? Dig his shadow!

Sparkly Ripples