Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Day 3


Outside my window… rain

I am thinking… that I got quite a bit done today

I am wearing… my PJs

I am creating… more mess

I am going… to play with Mouse for a while

I am reading… still reading An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by PD James

I am hoping… for some sunshine tomorrow

I am hearing… a great song, Shelter by Lone Justice

Around the house… more piles but I’m making progress

One of my favorite things… the playlist I’m listening to

A few plans for the rest of the week… more cleaning and if I make enough progress organizing I'll get to make some art this weekend

No pictures today, didn’t take a break from cleaning

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Day #2


Outside my window... kids playing at recess

I am thinking... that I don’t want to think any more today

I am thankful for... my parents help with the cleaning today

I am wearing... shorts and a t-shirt

I am creating... a big mess!

I am going... off to the shower, I'm sweaty and smell bad

I am reading... An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by PD James

I am hoping... to get done with everything I need to finish by Thursday

I am hearing... my audiobook and Pima doing her momma cat routine with her stuffed toy

Around the house... piles being sorted

One of my favorite things... a cuddle with my big, sweet puppy

A few plans for the rest of the week… catch up!!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… pretend you see the picture of daffodils I took earlier but can’t get loaded.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

I came across this project on a few blogs I read and thought it would be a good way for me to focus and revive my blog. It is called the Simple Woman's Daybook.


Outside my window... sunshine, puffy clouds and blue sky

I am thinking... about my friend and the decision she has to make this week

I am thankful for... my health insurance, what would I do without it

I am wearing... 1 size smaller pants than I wore 1 month ago

I am creating... assemblages in my head

I am going... to take things one day at a time

I am reading... Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman

I am hoping... to do this list for one month

I am hearing... monthly city emergency siren checks

Around the house... art supplies needing a permanent home and calling to be used.

One of my favorite things... waking up to two furry faces telling me it’s time for breakfast

A few plans for the rest of the week… get my taxes submitted, work on Spring cleaning, Rally-O class with mom and Gabby

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… toes are ready for sandals

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another sad day

The last post to this blog was about loosing our sweet Daisy. Now we've lost our Daphne. It is so hard. No more greetings at the door, tails wagging with smiles full of unconditional love. Dogs mean different things to different people. In my family they were one of us, my canine siblings. So much love was received from them and so much given back to them. They didn't ask for much, just food, water and to be with you. It was so easy to give it to them. They gave us so much more. They filled our lives with love, companionship, smiles, a sweet face that would melt your heart, a devil dog that would make you laugh and big, warm bodies to hug. Truly gentle giants, these dogs called Mastiff. If one of them felt a threat they would subtly put their body in front of you to make sure you were safe. My heart hurts but I know they are together now taking care of each other and our 4-legged friends that went before. They are both free of pain, able to run and play and are waiting for us until it is our time to join them. Be at peace sweet girls. We love you.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Such a sad day.

Kacy's Daisy Belle
4/30/00 - 2/14/09
You were so greatly loved and will be so terribly missed.

We had to say goodbye to our sweet Daisy yesterday. It was time and the right decision but so very hard. The tears keep coming.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It's been a long time coming,
but tonight,
because of what we did on this date
in this election
at this defining moment,
change has come to America.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama: Fresh Pick

Thanks to the Happy Zombie for this button.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Crusade 21 - Irresistible

My first attempt at posting for one of Michelle Ward's Crusades. This one is called Irresistible - make wax rubbings.

Tools: paper, crayons and rubbing templates.

Rubbing with black crayon.

For this one I used a 12 x 12 scrapbooking template.

Colored with acrylic paint.

Here are my first attempts.

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Painted Page part 3 - my new designer jeans!

One of my favorite parts of the workshop was Michelle spray painting a pair of my jeans. They ROCK!!!!

Michelle painting my jeans.

Michelle and I with my awesome Michelle Ward original jeans. Michelle's jeans ROCK too. (Her finger is black because I kept missing the paper when she was helping me with the spray paint. Did I mention that she's a good sport?)

The Class

Check out Michelle's blog for her post about the workshop. My jeans and I made her blog (my hands did too).

Thanks to Kathy and Bill for another fantastic weekend at Valley Ridge Art Studio. I met some wonderful people, learned a lot, listened to some fab music, had some great food, enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere, came home with my head full of ideas and the coolest pair of jeans!!!

This is just a little part of the great view from the Studio.

Did I tell you I love my jeans?!!

The Painted Page Day 2

Day 2 was spent working with materials that Michelle provided to start putting content on our pages. She also gave us a demonstration on using spray paint and stencils. We were able to spray paint some of our pages. I immediately bought some spray paint when I returned home and have been practicing. You can see all of my pages on my flickr site including pages I've done since I returned home.

Here are some examples of my work from Day 2.

Painted Page (aka A Trip To Valley Ridge) Day 1

I was very fortunate to be able to take a workshop called The Painted Page given by Michelle Ward at Valley Ridge Art Studio (thankfully someone cancelled and I was able to get in). We worked on painting pages for a visual journal. Day 1 was techniques to get some color down on the page. Michelle is a great instructor and had a wonderfull handout prepared. It has really helped me a home as I continue to work on my pages. You can see all of my pages on my flickr site.

Here are a couple of samples from my pages on Day 1.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Great song!

I just love this song.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Sorry I've been missing in action for a while. I've been having some health issues. I'm on the mend and hope to be back to blogging soon. Hope all is well with my blogging friends.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Deco Book #2

These pages are for the second deco book I received. The pages measure 2 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches. I used another background made with acrylic glazes and stamping. I painted the branch and leaves. Stamped the bird (Memory Box) on a page from a Korean book and colored it in with layers of fluid acrylics so the text shows through. The bird was cut out and glued on the page with gel medium. I stamped the Asian symbol (Hero Arts) for Sky. The egdes are done with oil pastels.

For the back page I stamped and embossed the symbol for Destiny (Stampabilities).

It feels calm and serene to me which I'm needing right now.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Deco Pages

These are pages I made for a deco book round robin. This is my first deco book and I was the first person to add to this book so I was a little nervous. I used one of my painted background pages.

I hope she likes them.