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.

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 

Back
Inside
Same description as above journal

This is the second watercolor journal. It is described in my last post.
Back
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
carefully.
 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 
pocket.
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

TA DA I FINISHED.......!

 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!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Crossed The Halfway Mark of EDM

 Max was just about to try this on, but I saved the day!!!
 How could they ask us to draw this.....cruel punishment
and NO I didn't run to the bakery for one, well not yet...
 Yes that's my wallet and the three cents I have in it.
 Many a good books have been read here with a puppy on
each side of me.
There is a great Russian history in Alaska. I saw some 
beautiful buildings with the onion dome. I found this 
sweet statue and have loved it ever since. My drawing
doesn't do it justice.

I'll be back with a few more days soon.
Pretty soon it will be over and my blogging might get back to normal.
Have a great weekend.
We are still waiting to go for that walk mom......

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ever Onward with EDM

I sure do use these everyday.
This is a huge hand knit sweater, great for cold
weather and snowy days. I could give it away but
I won't.
Yummy and oh so easy to whip up.
Ha it really should be in feet where I live.
"Are you done mom.??? Can we go for a walk,NOW"
"Cuteness how can I say no."

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Five More of EDM

 Draw something you can turn on/off.

 Draw a hat,cap or other headgear.

 Draw some stairs or steps.


Draw the last thing you bought.

Draw something with an interesting label.
YES I KNOW.... May 9th should be at the top 
but blogger wouldn't behave so here it is