Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Well I have been so bad when it came to my blog.  Our move in September took so much out of me physically and emotionally I am now just getting back to my art and blogging.

I am loving our new nest and it took some adjusting to the 'smallness' of it as we always lived in a bigger home; but having said that I love my garden apartment...we have a small yard and a garden plot and we are on the lake which is so pretty in the summer and winter with lots of walking trails all around.

It was hard to let go of furniture that has been with me for years and art supplies I simply had no room for here.  All my pieces of furniture etc had a memory, but, it is a good lesson to learn to let go. I hate letting go of anyone or anything.

Now I am back to my art and looking forward to sitting outside with coffee and my easel in the mornings....hurry Spring please!!!

I am in the midst of working on a cabinet for our bathroom and also a swap in one of my groups. We are doing atcs - men and boys should be interesting to see what I come up with...I always go in one direction and finish in muse and I don't always well hardly ever work well together....and she mostly wins.....grrrh.

I am going to try and keep this blog up daily even if it is with a new recipe instead of art.  I am on a kick right now of doing slow cooker freezer recipes so if I don't feel like cooking one night I can pot a meal in the slow cooker and let it go....yeah.

I love cooking but some days it does get in my way of doing things I want to finish and now I'll spend a couple days doing recipes and freezing them and then I won't have to worry about the off days.

I hope everyone had a great holiday in spite of our horrible weather.  I am not a fan of winter I like warm and hot!!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I have been working on cards.  This is a window card made this morning.  I wanted to get more cards done but I seem to be so slow at this kind of art for some reason.
this is from the card class I took and I had fun making this one.
I just had to put up this bad!! I always said I would not go in to old age gracefully but would go in as a dirty old womyn.....yup that's the way I want it!!!!!

Have a great day everyone.  I do think Spring has actually off to do some art.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A card for my daughter's birthday...

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A couple more pages for a journal swap.
I Did a Flora Bowley online seminar. I really enjoyed her free expression of painting.  I am doing mine which is a work in progress but I now know what I want to add to complete it so hopefully it will be finished by the weekend...The little spot in the middle just needs some little thing to be added....

I am finally back to creating. So many things to accomplish, well, you know the feeling.  Here are a couple journal pages I have completed.
One day before spring and we have cold and snowy weather!!  The weather this winter reminds me of the winters we had as a kid.  Our winters have been fairly mild in the last years....I am so looking forward to warm weather again.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

a couple cards I made....the golf one was an inspiration from another card I saw....

This is a painting my granddaughter and her girlfriend did for me for my birthday.  I just love this and it sits where I can see it every day and it always makes me smile...