Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Cleaning up ....no straightening up ....I mean moving stuff around on my desk always inspires me to paint.
I ran across this little sketch and decided to paint her. It's just a very small piece of watercolor paper probably about 6 inches tall so it didn't take too long. And you know me, I paint and then must show.
But what I really wanted to do was say thank you faithful readers for your visits and comments. Hearing from you means the world to me. I have been so neglectful of you the past few weeks and am feeling bad about that. This week I intend to pop over to see you and say Hi. I confess that I have passed by many of your blogs in such a hurry and I have enjoyed seeing all you have been doing but just left too quick to say hello.
Be watching for me.
Enough for now,
Sunday, September 28, 2008
In my dream I dilly-dallied around for about 2 or 3 hours and when it was time to teach, discovered that I forgot the class packets and all the other necessary this & thats. Thank goodness I woke up from that nightmare. So, just before leaving yesterday, I snapped this proof.
Oh my goodness, can I say there was one fun group of ladies gathered to enjoy three hours of Norah'S shenanigans along with a little bit of my instruction. And she certainly did make her presence known. She got out of hand only once......I'll just tell you that she is quick to stop the "doubting Debbies" that sometimes tag along with students.
Our project was on a 3 inch paper mache box. Unfortunately we did not have time to totally finish the box and were a little rushed at the end. But.......
have you ever seen such art and soul in a bunch of faces. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am about the results of sharing a few techniques with a few fun ladies. It's amazing how every single face is beautiful, stunning, soulful and has a story to tell. They say things like shy, confident, demure, fearful, pretty, fun, crazy, and more and more. I'm just tickled to see them in a group like this. It's just dreamy.
This wasn't a dream. I swear it wasn't. Very very recently, my freind Rella aka Faerieluna had a drawing on her blog for a beautiful piece of her original art. Well, I did not win. But......
here is Sherri, who works at the shop that hosted the retreat, and who also was singed up for my class, and who won the Faerieluna original.
OK, I'm gonna wake up now because I think I have been dreaming again.
I hope you have been having a great weekend. I plan to nap off and on for the rest of the day. And maybe have a few little dreams about that fun group of ladies and their faces.
Enough for now,
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Some have wondered. Here is my story but first I will tell you that I'm OK.
I did the round and round thing for about 2 and a half hours. On this day due to the rain showers I had decided I would need to do it all. That generally takes me about 4 and a half to 5 hours. I didn't want to.
To make a long story short, this is the back side of our tank dam and up there where the white 'X' is....well that is where I got caught up in some underbrush or vine or stump or something. And as I was obviously in day-dream mode, I did a stupid thing.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Our crazy pear tree has fruit that will ripen shortly. Mother nature gave a dare to bloom again. And it did.
I've had a weekend of this and that working on several things at once.
At the moment, I'm just procrastinating the "think tank" chore. Oh believe me, I have lots of thinking to do but I'd just as well do it inside today.
Don't you just love this little book, I Dare You? While I go round and round on the mowing tank, I'll be thinking about something really cool to do with it.
And then, I may dare to show you.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I save all the sweet notes and Moo cards with the mail. I glue some of the notes to the mail or sew it and I attach the Moo cards with ribbon or strings. You can tie the ribbon on the inside of the journal or on the outside spine. I'm doing both. Attaching the pages (mail) to the spine is time consuming but perfect for Couch Duty.