Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
This is in the pass-along garden. Do you see all those leaves under the feeder, I mean nest? I will eventually manage those. The oleander are from my mother-in-law. I have Salvia from Aunt Sue. Oxallis (sp) from Granny. Lantana from my mother. Rosemary from my friend Susan. A butterfly bush from my brother. A white rose of Sharon from seeds from daughter. If it is ever really presentable, I'll show the whole garden.
I'm going to watch Idol now.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I really did get time on my "think tank" yesterday. However, not until after 4 o'clock. It had a major problem and all I can say is thank goodness I have "a man around the house". He doesn't do windows. He doesn't do the weed-eater. He doesn't do flower beds, hedges, or raking. He doesn't do the think tank. But, he does do repairs. And he did. Oh yes, he does grow a garden with wonderful vegetables. It's just another example of "function" (him) and "beauty" (me).
Before starting that trip around and around and around I managed to start cleaning a flower bed. That was while the tank was getting and new what-cha-ma-call-it. Then, I started. Let the thinking begin!
On the first trip around the house, I was thinking, I need to measure these flower beds just to see how many feet of beds I have. I was thinking, you might like to know. Then I got around to the back corner and I was thinking, I sure need to limb up that crepe myrtle and get that dang trash tree out of the bed. The next trip around I was thinking I need to call my friend Sharon who moved down the road and tell her to come for the Rose of Sharon plants. I was thinking it was pretty cool for Sharon (me) to give Sharon (her) and Rose of Sharon. I was thinking what a neat "pass-along" plant.
I was thinking that the high winds we had not long ago did a pretty good job of blowing the leaves away. Then I passed by the big pass-along garden and noticed they were all right there. Whew, look at that red bird nest in the bird feeder. I think I will take a picture of that. I know you would like to see that. I think.
I was thinking, I sure need to refill the other feeders and it's time for the hummingbirds. I think I need to service there station. Oh my gosh, I think I need to get busy with these beds. I can sure tell they were neglected last year when I rediscovered ART. About this time I looked back and thought, "good grief, just like magic, this part of the yard is looking so pretty and almost done".
Then I passed the patios and thought I need to give all that furniture and new coat of spray paint. I think I will put that on my list. Oh, look at the Klimt garden. The benches need a good wipe down and another coat of polyurethane. I try to do that each year; however, I think I missed last year.....ART.
Well I have run out of time for today but as you can see, I get a lot of thinking done.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
I thought this pretty lady might keep you company while I go "balance" a bit of yard work today.
She is my work in progress at the moment. Actually, she is in color but my color scan didn't make me happy. So I thought I would show you this way first. She is painted on muslin with acrylics and has already changed a bit since this scan.
I think you will like her so check back.
Now I must go jump on my "think tank"....I know I said I was doing that last weekend...too wet....so now here I go
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I recently spent some time "trying" to photograph my collection of tea cups for a project and so I put together this little story board to show you. Sorry, the colors are not true. These really are beautiful and I cherish them because they were my Aunts'.
Hope you will join the tea party. They are having great fun. When you get there you will discover why.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
She almost expected fairies to come tiptoeing.
She wouldn't do a thing but sit in her room and read and write poetry.
Inspired by a project in Traci Bautista's book Collage Unleashed. I really like how she does her hand lettered words and so I tried that. And I just can't get enough of the freestyle stitching.
She was about the game.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Timothy spent some time last week in search of a 4 leaf...to no avail. I found them with my oil pastels here at my desk. Then I topped it all of with a few tissue ones. This one is about being "in a good place".
Monday, March 12, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Tim is my morning commuting partner and he noticed that I matched the tree and said I should be in the picture. He is my official photographer. I'm squinting because the sun is so bright today. That is a good thing.
My solar panels soak it up and energize me. I'm still working on the you-know-what...purse. Hopefully I will finish tonight.
I brought my "big girl" colors to play on my calendar this week but I haven't started yet. It is my lunch break fun and I think today is the day.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Here is a little tease.
Maybe I will finish tonight.
I'm feeling so much better.
Thank you to all the well wishers.
I think that is what helped me the most.
I was feeling good enough for ART this weekend.
Now I just need to feel good enough for housework.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
It's true, she is a favorite and I still have a lot of plans for this lady. One more thing......
The other side of my studio. What a mess! I wouldn't have it any other way. It doesn't bother me if it doesn't bother you. Actually, there was a tissue paper explosion that I cleaned out last week. So, it looks great today.
Oh yes, one more thing, she was the starting sketch on my True Colors "red" page which was used on my valentine.