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 
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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

More Journals

Acrylic painting with ploy acrylic top coat on canvas.
Handmade paper beads, 40 pages,
70 lb drawing paper, size 4.75 by 7 inches 

Same description as above journal

This is the second watercolor journal. It is described in my last post.
Inside left
Middle and right.
That's what I've been up to since 98 degrees is a little to hot for
me. I do run out and fill the birdbaths and feeders for my fine
feathered friends. I have a chickadee that has delivered a batch
in the birdhouse right off our deck. She is exhausted trying to feed 
them all. Yesterday one baby appeared at the opening and he was huge.
I fear he better fly soon or he won't be able to get out.
He is twice the size of his momma.
Life is always amazing to me.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I've Been Creating and Healing

 Here are my two nurses, Max and Cooper. They 
have been taking good care of me while I go to
physical therapy and an osteopath. I was in pain 
 and they discovered  (MRI) that I have 6 twisted
vertebrae.  Long story short PT has really helped 
 and I am improving. Should be after 4 1/2 months
of PT,
Enough said, on to more creative things. I saw this 
made with acrylics (sorry can't remember by who)
and so I made my own version using 
watercolors and changing the insides.
I painted, sewed and glued,finishing it with a
protective coating of Polycrylic put on very
 This is the front cover. It has sari silk with hand-
made paper beads attached to the tag. The tag
 has a velcro closer.
 The back with paint and stitching.
 Opened up with side pockets on each side and two
sewn books (60 pages in all) of 70 lb drawing paper.
 The back (inside) The booklets on each side,

Six 4 by 6 mixed media 90 lb papers in side 
In the other side pocket there are 2
140 lb 4 by 6 watercolor papers and 
5 blank artist trading cards 2.5 by 3.5
140 lb watercolor paper.
Sari silk with handmade paper beads attached
to the tag opening.
Lots of paper, different weights and sizes to 
have fun with.
All enclosed in this  8 1/2 by 7 inch  when closed
journal. Open it is 17 3/4 inch by 7.
I have two made so will show the other in a day or two
plus some other small journals I just finished.
Hope you all are enjoying your summer.
 We here in WA have been very hot and little to no rain.
So we are on constant fire watch.
Never thought I'd say this but paleez rain!

Sunday, May 31, 2015


 Draw a bird feeder or birdhouse. I made birdhouses for years
and sold a lot of them.Some were wood and some actually had
stone on them. It was fun to see where they all ended up.
 A sweet nest I found on the ground last winter. Eggs still intact.
 Well another year finished.  That makes 5 years of  EDinM.
The year 2011 I didn't have my binding machine so I made
a sweet box to house my 31 drawings. After that all are bound.
It is a lot of fun to look back at all of them.
Thanks for sticking with me.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Almost Finished..........

 Draw an interesting detail of a building. I was going to draw
the wood ceiling in my bedroom but laying on my back
that long didn't work. I just kept napping.
 I only have one key on my chain for the car.. I lost my keys
several years ago, leaving me with replacing all the locks on 
my doors of my house. All eight of them. :-( Never again.
I have always worn my fathers shirts when I paint. 
Now I'm down to the last one. 
 Last Saturday I  think this van had to be ahead of me
as I was trying to get to a class on time.
But I must say I had a good chuckle when I saw this 
on Facebook.
Draw something furry or fuzzy. No problem there....
Cooper has the wildest hair in the morning
 and I a;ways have to giggle when I see him.

We have tennis ball size bunnies and then there are the large ones
My oh my do we have bunnies.............
Yup! And it started in the middle of winter.....
What a mess but my son was johnny on the spot
to fix it. You should have seen my water bill.............
The pipe under ground actually broke too....................
I shall return with the final drawings soon.
Thanks for bearing with me through May!