Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
As you all know I lost my precious Teddy last Dec.
I have been very lonely and sad without my best friend.
So I quietly went about searching out a puppy to fill my
life up again. I decided that a Havanese (which comes from
the same family as bichons, which was what Teddy was) was
what I wanted.
I found a great breeder and Saturday I went with
my son to meet the new puppies. He was suppose to reign
me in if I got carried away. That was a lost cause as he
fell in love with them too.....
They will be 8 weeks tomorrow.
Yes I failed at being reigned in. I am the
proud (human) mother of these two sweethearts. One is champagne
color and the other is honey colored. They will come home in
two weeks. So I am preparing for their arrival. I just
know they will heal my broken heart. They are little dickens and
(They were all tuckered out when I took these photos)
Friday, February 28, 2014
I was working in the yard and this little lady caught my eye. A sure sign of Spring coming soon.
Back in the house, I just had to share my orchid with you. Every year it starts to bloom at
Christmas. Well this year it has just kept on blooming. There are now 30 flowers on it.
This one has been blooming since last March when a girlfriend gifted it to me for my birthday.
I spent some time in the studio making (playing) backgrounds for some future art.
The sun is out and shining bright so I shall be in the yard.
They say we are to get some snow over the weekend.
I sure hope not.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
- This week we were to add a flap to our flap
- in our journal
- Well it has been raining and very gray
- here in Washington so I went
- for the color. Let my watercolors
- go where they wanted.
- I added a little flap that held a tag.
- On the front it said,
- "Just when the caterpillar thought
- the world was over it
- became a butterfly"
- When you open the flap the other side of
- the tag says,
- "Colors are the smiles of nature."
Hopefully we shall see some bright cheery colors
soon instead of rainy gray. But I shouldn't fuss when
I think of all my snowy blogging friends.
Must be getting a little old by now.
There is snow above me at the pass. They have had to do avalanche
control and I can hear the guns go off at night sometimes.
They are working hard to keep I-90 safe.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Chester woke me very early (well not really,but
I was up late the night before) very angry with me
as his breakfast was not prepared and waiting for him.
He was hanging by my window screeching as loud
as one his size could. Believe me he has a set of
lungs and an attitude to match.
"Food now, do you hear me."
So I got up ,trotted downstairs, got his
sunflowers and delivered them to a waiting impatient
Chester. Do you think he thanked me....
"Well it's about time missy......"
I think Chester has a poddy mouth but of
course I can't be sure as I don't
That's how my Sunday started out, how did yours?
PS: later he brought Chester Junior with him. I can hardly wait
to see how this turns out...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sorry the picture was taken through the window at a "moving target".
Yes Chester has returned and now spends his time batting
at the birds as they come for food. He keeps looking for his
arch enemy Teddy and then he looks at me as if to say , Where's the Ted".
I think the little fellow misses him as I do.
Next we have my Document Life Project for week 7.
We were to draw one shape - repeat - add color.
Circles was the choice for me.
And the last of my cards went off to Black Dog for sale.
Now I have to start thinking bunnies for Easter. :-)
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
We were to go to our Pinterest boards and find someone or thing who
you like and create something from that influence. This was a no
brainer for me! I have admired Martha Lever's art for years and have
taken several of her classes. This is a painting I did today. This is
from a class teaching color drop flowers.
Once I started I spent the rest of my afternoon making cards.
I know I should be organizing my studio but this was
more fun. They are such happy little flowers.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I have been thinking about my garden
and all the work that I will be having
to do. So I decided to look for some
First I will need a pruner
I will also need a weeder
I will need someone to oversee all the workers
Well what can I say, it's hard to find
good help these days.
These ladies dropped by for a snack
yesterday. I have a feeling there will be
several babies come Spring. They
were all very large and I might add
They didn't want to leave and who was I
to argue. I guess I will be weeding and
pruning (if there is anything left,ha)
Just wanted to share my day with you.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Week 5 of Documented Life Project and
it was "Doodle a Border". Right up my alley as
I love to doodle.
The sun was out for a little while today and I noticed my tulips
starting to peak through. I am getting the gardening itch way
to early. Dear me I am in trouble. Dreaming of my blue Hydrangeas
Way to cold to be thinking of gardening.... better doodle some more
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I was looking around at blogs a few days ago and
I came upon The Documented Life Project. Of
course it started a few weeks ago so am
late to the party but thought it would be fun to try.
Each week you are given a prompt of what to do
in your journal. Funny I had already purchased the
journal they suggested. So I spent some time getting
it together .
Take a picture of your front door ,etc. week 1
week 2 take photo of yourself (selfie)
week3 use an envelope in your art
write a secret message, paint over it leaving
one key word showing.
OK I didn't have much time to play catch up but
I am having fun. Now I have a week to do week 5,
which is add a doodle border.
Confused? To read more about this project
you need to go here. They can explain it way better
than I can. Come and join in, it's a great excuse to
be in your studio, art table, wherever!
Week 5 Add A doodle border. I better get going!
Sunday, January 19, 2014
I was reminded to get started on
my valentine cards. So here is my start.
Watercolor with pen and ink
watercolor with pen and ink
watercolor with doodles added
watercolor and stitched
watercolor and lots of doodling.
So that is what I have been up to.
Not cleaning the studio that is bursting at the seems
and begging to be organized... but a girl has to do
what a girl has to do.