Monday, March 30, 2009
Well, over the weekend it became this mixed media painting. I had so much fun playing with this. I have to admit the color pencils in my journal was easier than the painting was. I used so many things, acrylic paint, paper, markers, crayons, highlighters, my fingers and just played and played.
Then I did something else...
I put it up for sale in my etsy shop. Oh My Gosh, I think I'm hyperventilating! Ok, ok, enough of that.
The snow is almost gone here after our sudden snow storm Friday afternoon and night. It was still snowing some on Saturday morning too. So what is the saying, "In like a lion and out like a lamb", well we got it backwards. Our winter and spring sure have been mixed up here so far this year.
I hope all others that were facing bad weather over the weekend have fared well.
Well I'm off to watch 24. I just love Keifer Sutherland. This season has been pretty predictable, almost disappointing, but I love the show.
Have a good night,
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Have you ever created art in the dark or semi-dark? I have and did with this piece. Sometimes it's a fun surprise to see how it turns out under bright light. I think my purple fish must be full of little fishy eggs. :-) I like the black and yellow striped fish best.
On another subject:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
With each and every rainfall,
everything is made anew.
From the tops of trees so tall,
to the grass touched by the dew.
All things are made fresh and new.
And yes, sometimes,
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It is Spring break time here as it is in many places. My granddaughter has been making new friends in her neighborhood and having sleep overs with "adopted cousins", nieces of Bobbie's best friend. I took the afternoon off from work this past Wednesday and picked her up for a play date. It was a dreary overcast day, (I love how this photo of the sun turned out)so we went to see a movie. I took her to see Race to Witch Mountain. It is the remake of Disney's Escape from Witch Mountain. If you have a chance to see it you will enjoy it. A good family movie with Dwayne Johnson and two of the cutest kids in Hollywood. I didn't recognize either of them but have a feeling we'll be seeing more of them to come. It was a fun movie and my granddaughter was amazed that she was able to sit all the way through it. (Yes, it was that good.) She usually gets up to go to the bathroom half way through a movie.
Afterwards we drove through McDonald's Drive-thru for an ice cream sundae and then to the park to sit under the shelter and eat.
A fun afternoon and something to tell about when she returns to school on Monday. I'm sure she'll be telling everyone she saw "the Rock" fighting aliens. :)
Till next time, be well,
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Sometimes fitting Life's Puzzle pieces together can be difficult.
And other times Life's Puzzle pieces are scattered far and wide....
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I had more fun coming up with ideas to make the tags I think. At first I had stuff on just one side of the tags and then i added to the other. The black is ink. The instructions Donna gave sure looked easier than it was to use the ink. Either that or I'm just not any good at inking things. I think I will definitely do this again but without the ink next time. Maybe I'll try adding paint to the edges of the paper and envelopes. Any way I had fun with this, and recycled, and used up some themed scrapbook papers and stickers I had just laying there, calling to me. Ever have that feeling; your stash of crafting stuff is calling to you? :-)
I received a very special package in the mail recently myself. I bought a pack of postcards from Jessica of vol.25. She is a stay at home mom and an artist. I love her drawings and designs. She has a great little etsy shop too. She is running a special on post card packs this month and is including extra cards in the packs too.
The backs are blank so they could be used for other things besides postcards. I just mailed one to Finland and one to Texas through postcrossings. Isn't this just the cutest image? If you haven't seen her designs before do stop by Jessica's blog and etsy shop. She has two adorable little girls and is a wonderful artist.
I must sign off now. Frankie is needing attention again. That little cat gets into everything.
See what I mean!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
The above Cake Mix insert is dated 1947. Printed on fine paper it's amazing it's lasted as well as it has. The box in the lower right hand corner of the second image is a "Double the cost of your ingredients back guarantee" and get this, offer expired July 1, 1949.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009