Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May , Five months in....





Yesterday was my first time to hop in the pool this year ...
We have had high 80's and low 90's for the past two weeks and the pool water has reach 81 now..
However it is expected we will have rain and a cool front come through tomorrow ,so the pool water will cool down for a bit....
It sure does feel nice in this heat....
We were also lucky enough to get to go to The Columbia in Ybor City on Thursday evening and man was that some yum....
It has been many years since I have been there and it was a pleasure to feast on the 1905 salad, as well as,all the other goodies they are known for....
I have still been working on the travel journal slowly, but I have been a bit under the weather so have not added color to many of the entries.
Here we are five months into this year...Holy Smokes... How does that happen so fast now??
Happy Cinco Day Mayo in only two days ..this is what I am teaching to celebrate that day....

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Reality









It is a reality now,  Lakeshore is no longer a part of us, except in the memories, we will always carry with us as a Family.
It was such a wonderful place to grow up...
We went by this week to see the progress being made and it, is already a whole new place, nothing to do with us...
We have moved on and are very happy here too,
with many memories still to make....
But that does make us all some what sad ,to see it as a part of the past...and how much and how fast it is all changing....
Let It Go... Flap Your Wings ...is what I am saying as I wipe away a tear of sadness..
We have all moved on and we are all happy where we are now...
Thankful for all we have had in the past and Thankful for what we have now...Truly Thankful....


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Middle of April




                        New Acrylic on Canvas 12x16
                    Cover for the A.R.Art Journal
China
                   Dragon
                     Tile finished

I painted another painting just for the fun of it yesterday and struggled with color but am happy now with it... I have not signed or named it yet.
I am also really enjoying The Amazing Race Art Journaling Challenge...I have never journaled before so something new for me... I always like to try new challenges, they help keep me moving forward ...any practice is a good thing and it is so much fun to see what I can come up with, as well as what other artists are doing...
The first country China and the first detour, I picked the dragon...Lots of Fun...Lots of people doing this with many great entries so far...
 Now about what is happening in the new bathroom, The Tile man finished yesterday and next we have the plumber coming back to hook everything up so we can use it.That will be Friday....
Wy and I took our daily walk after dinner last night and it was a much cooler,nicer time to get out and about.. All was quiet in our neck of the woods last night ,which could not be said of last week....
And now it is off to the eye doctor for check ups for both of us today...and then off to work I go....

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Many Things At Once






So much action swirling around us..
We are now used to a quiet life ,[Lets say had gotten use to]
but as of this week that has really changed...
Well really, this whole new year has been an adventure in Change...
I am just trying to hang on and go with the flow...
We made the decision to get the huge soaker tub with two steps up,out of the master bath...Who needs two tubs to scrub??? Not Me...
And so it starts.. remodeling...
We are going to a new shower instead...
At the same time I decided to work on...
organize all my art tools and supplies...
I first had to do some putting together, not my strong suit but I did good on these....So happy with the New art carts ..Sad to see the original go but way past time.
Anyway Change is Always Good???? Right???

Monday, April 4, 2016

oops I did it again.




 Ok this time I did some thing different again, as in signing up for the Amazing Race Art Journaling challenge... What???
I do sketchbooks but I have not exactly journaled before..
 The challenge starts on April 11th so anyone out there who would like to join, just check it out and sign up... It should be fun....
I spent today working on my Fine Art America sight and adding three pieces there too...
It is fun,busy, creative times here, in this little part of this great big world...

Sunday, April 3, 2016

I AM EXHAUSTED




Today was my very first trip to IKEA and man what a store.
I left home with Amy and Jalyn at noon and got home after six thirty...
We ate lunch before we started our journey for the strength it takes to shop until you drop.
Much stimulation and visual over load... with many, many other people but FUN FUN FUN...
It really gets the creative juices flowing...
NOW I HAVE A FEW THINGS TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT TOGETHER, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...
I bought stuff to help organize my studio..and hope to have photos sometime soon..

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Geraniums on the last day of this month


What???
Dead head,But still pretty.
A bit of house keeping to keep the blooms coming from these great plants...
I am again working on getting my ETSY shop ready . They are changing the format and giving us all a chance for a brand new look that will be presented on April 5th.
I ,of course do not know exactly what I am doing but am game to try anyway ..I added two paintings so far to bring my total right now to 16 on the site...Hope to add more as we go along...
I will be sharing when it is ready...
Hope you all have a great weekend....