Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just a Thought



"Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in
your heart."
                                               AA Milne

My little helpers in my decluttering project
taking a well earned nap.
I am still at it. I am not sure that decluttering and re-organizing
should ever be tried together..............
I can hardly wait for Spring.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I Am Still Knee Deep in Decluttering 101!

"Painting is just another way 
of keeping a diary."
                                         Picasso

Just a little quote to entertain you and to let you all
know I am still alive. I am very much knee deep in
my declutter project. I see no end in site.................
But I press onward.
It seems that after the holidays my little studio looks like
it was hit by a tornado and hurricane combined. I 
usually collapse and take a long winters nap. 
But this year I decided to tackle it.
What was I thinking....................
I shall keep you posted and there may
even be before and after photos.
I stress the word MAY.
Any incouragement gladly accepted. :-)


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Crazy Weather and Dogs


It was raining when I went to bed.


I guess I'll be staying home. Maybe will start my
declutter project. I shall approach  this project 
with great trepidation. Who knows what I
might discover. But it must be done.
Therefore I shall carry on.

On another subject I came across these pictures
I thought you might like. Look how the lads have
grown.

They are still joined together in everything they do.
I am so happy I have them in my life.

Monday, December 28, 2015

I Woke Up to White


When they forecast it ....it doesn't happen. When they say rain
this is what I got.
So I have been busy feeding the birds, thawing out two pups that look like snwballs with little legs,
 cleaning out the  studio and wondering where my brain was when I bought a car without 4 wheel or
all wheel drive. I love my silver fox but she is not equipped for this. I have always bought 4 wheel drive, guess the old gray cells were on vacation that day.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ah It'sThat Time of the Year....

I love this time of the year, especially watching the children get all
excited for all the holiday events.
Just a quick note to say I have been absent from my blog because
on election night I went to mail my ballot two towns over before the polls
closed. I was late getting the ballot so couldn't mail it. Coming down the 
steps at the city hall I fell landing face first on the concrete. (It was not 
a pretty sight).  My son took me to the hospital emergency room where
they proceeded to FIX me. Cat scan and all. Yes they found I had a brain!
But I had put my front teeth through my lip,fractured my nose, tore up my knee, 
etc. They cleaned me up , stitched my lip and bandaged my knee (unfortunately 
not seeing on my chart that I am allergic to latex) :-( So I had to deal with an 
infection and blisters from that. BUT all is healing up nicely and I am off the
liquid diet ( thank heaven)! So ever onward to the holidays.
My cards are finished and most are mailed. I've started decorating the tree and
house. Etsy shop has kept me busy and local merchants have sold several of my
paintings, cards and gift tags! 
 I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and  are
enjoying the holidays. I'll be back soon, but right now
I want to visit all the blogs I have missed.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Very Different Fall

 The road coming into my house, with a few changing colors
 Thankful for my Japanese maples for the Fall colors 
This doesn't even begin to show the gorgeous reds.
 Oh O whats this. It is almost November and my impatients
are still growing and blooming.
Yes the weather has been so strange. So warm for 
this time of year here in the foothills of the Cascades.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Elk here, elk there, elk everywhere

On my way home from delivering a painting I came across a 
few elk over 200 to be exact. I stopped counting to take pictures.
It was a neat thing to come across. I watched until it got to dark

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Some New Cards and Piggy Squeals!




                                                                

All the Fall colors have me painting again.
  1. Just got a new palette that holds 48 1/2 pans I spent the day filling the 
  2. little pans. That was a workout in itself. Had to order this from England 
  3. and it wasn't suppose to arrive til mid Oct. But low and behold it came in 6 days.
  4. I was squealing like a little piggy when I opened the package. I am sure the neighbors
  5. 5  acres over thought I had started raising piggies. Oh well I am happy.
  6. Hope you all are having great beautiful Fall weather too!
  7. PS I have no idea  what the 1-8 numbers to the left are, but I can't get rid of them. :-(
  8. PSS I see thanks to several of you the errors off my way with the numbers! LOL But can't 
  9. seem to remove them without losing the text so they will remain with this post. My brain is in default today.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Will You Look at That Cloud........

I was on my way to Snoqualmie and just
went into the park to take a few pictures when this rolled over my head,
putting a shadow on Mt. Si.
It moved on down the valley towards the Cascades.
Blue sky returned.
Other than skirting about taking photos , I've been busy
 painting a batch of Fall cards. Yup it is
pumpkin time.
I hope to get out to the local pumpkin batch as it is always a
fun place, especially when the kids are picking out their pumpkin.
Very serious business you know.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

They Say it Might Rain Tonight.......................


 I paint on,watching out the window for any sign
of raindrops. Froggy boots by the door.
Close up.

Sadly we lost some firefighters yesterday as a 
fire turned on them. One boy was only 20,
trying to make some money for college. He 
was just a boy. My heart just breaks for 
his family.
My heart breaks for all of them. 
Please let it rain

Friday, August 14, 2015

Been Painting....

 Painting sunflowers for a art gathering at the end of August.
     

The puppies and I have been rain dancing for weeks now.
The trees are really suffering and forget the lawns.
Flowers what flowers. 
The Snoqualmie River that flows so beautifully through our 
town has turned to a slow trickle. Here is a picture I took 
yesterday.
The light part in the middle of the photo is all rocks.
People can walk almost all the way across the river.
So sad.

But today around 2 PM it started to RAIN.
The puppies and I did a little dance in the rain.
At first they didn't know what that stuff falling 
from the sky was, but they could see how happy
I was. I know the weather is calling for hot sunny
weather starting again tomorrow but I am thankful
for what we have right now. 
I have put on my froggy boots and am very happy.
Can you see they're smiling!
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

It's hot and still no rain..................

This Spring I found these wonderful
bulbs , I had never seen before. So I
bought and planted all 100 of them.
Some in pots
with red petunias and blue lobelia at their base.
Here is a close up of these wonderful little bulbs.
They are called Acidanthera. This one is Murielae. They have performed 
beautifully in this heat and no rain to speak of. The ones in 
the garden bed were nibbled on by bunnies , with a little help from
 and his girlfriend
It has been fun watching this courtship.
They come almost every night and I
really love them, even when they eat my flowers.
I am hoping for rain we need it so badly and my 
prayers are with the fire fighters.
You know we need rain when you see bunnies running
through the sprinklers.