Sunday, April 2, 2017

Long Time Coming








             

It has been a year since we have been able to get up here to the mountains, and I can feel myself starting to relax a bit... not there all the way yet, but hopefully it won't take much longer... I love that life is at a little slower pace here....
We are going to Asheville tonight to see Holly Bowling, and having seen her before, I am so looking forward to it... 
It is still acting like winter here, with the temperature of 42 as we speak,but yesterday afternoon it went to 72 so we opened up all the windows and doors ...man was that nice... 
I had so much fun on spring break, surprising Jenn, by showing up to help celebrate her 40th....
Amy and I had a ball spending time with family in Seattle...
Went to a Sip,Dip and Doodle for Jenn's birthday party and I got to see Becky there...
So much fun to get to paint with everyone....
Thank You to all Jenn's friends for coming to celebrate, and helping us to get it all together for a big surprise....
I painted 40 rocks for Jenn ....{ and it does}
It went by so fast, but we made good memories to last....
 I did not mean to go on and on, but it has been a while, so, to much to fit in to one entry.... closing for now, but I will be back...
Love Ya'll...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

pre-paint
Day 13 of 30 in 30 
                                                   Art cart class

It has been a week ...
our computer is  at the shop so learning how to get things from here to there has been  a bit different for me, [The one who likes things to always be the same]....
 I have lots more pictures to share ,but I will not be able to until the old one comes back on Tuesday... I have to many tubs of slaw for all this right now, but will be back to it real soon.... Hope you all have a great weekend and stay safe....

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Days 9 and 10


                                 Cuppa


                                     Molly

Not only was I a day behind but now they loaded sideways....
Anyway I used colored pencil and a blending tool to do both of these....
Molly was all covered up under her new blanket and finally warm and snuggled....
The cuppa is a cup I like with my permanent chalk markers in it.....
We are at 69 degrees today and a bit cloudy, all the doors and windows open and a light breeze is blowing through....
Hope your week is going well.....

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Day 8 of 30 in 30 Days


                 Little Buddy
                  16x20
              Acrylic on Canvas

I just finished this one and am happy to have done so...
 I did the sketch for it last year, and wanted to get it on canvas before the season is gone again...
It is the first one I have painted for the January challenge,but glad to have it....
It is so cool today I could almost say cold....
Nice to have one day of winter....
Seems a good idea to have painted snowmen... I have painted two pre-paints today also, for classes coming up....
Hope everyone is able to keep warm and safe....

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Day 7 of 30 in 30 Days 2017


                                   Me
I do not do portraits,
but I decided to try a self portrait,just to see if I could do it....and to get some practice at faces...
I really do not know, Is this what I look like????
I do know I see myself differently then other people see me...
But is this what you guys see?????
I did this from a photo and am fairly happy with it, but am not sure it looks like me....
It is pouring down rain outside... and it started last night before 11 p.m.
It woke me at 3 a.m. and at 4:30.
I have now been up over an hour and it is raining hard off and on...
Are we making up some, for the three months that we have not had any??
The temp. is going to be dropping fast, as this cold front comes through..
and it is supposed to be 32 when we get up tomorrow...
It is 72 this morning...
Very happy to have the rain....
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!
Have a very happy Saturday and stay safe.....

Friday, January 6, 2017

Day 6 of 30 in 30 Days 2017


                                   Lucy

Lucy is home now and what a sweetie she is ...
She is now going to doggy day care at the same place,that they have been taking care of her, for the past 6 months.
She gets very excited, to get up and get going, back to see all her friends there each day....
She is also very excited to get home each evening as well....
So cute....
I am sure having fun doing these last few sketches in pencil....
Amy surprised me yesterday at 7 a.m, by stopping by our house with Star Bucks peppermint coco coffee,after she dropped off Lucy, and before she went to work...
Thank You so much for a great start to the day, Amy...
My moment of Zen to add to my Happy Moment A Day Jar....

We had a very busy day in the Get smart with Art class....

         



 We did three projects in an hours time ,I was only able to get photos of the first two, but how cute are these guys, working so hard and fast and having a ball doing it.....
My last two classes at PWAT have been cancelled due to lack of sign ups....
so I am keeping busy with other things, like cleaning out closets and donating to a good cause...
I have not done this since we moved in here a year and a half ago so, many thing must go......


I hope everyone has a good weekend....
See Ya'll Later....

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Day 5 of 30 in 30 2017


             
                                  Mom

 I do not often draw people, because I do not feel confident in it, so I am going to do some practicing with them, starting with this one, a picture of my mom on Christmas day.... It is from a photo I took and I am happy enough with this one and have decided not to add color for now...
 I am so Happy to still have her around, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.....she is now 90 years old....hard to imagine.....
I spent the rest of yesterday cleaning out three closets to be able to make some room and give some things away...
Today I am back to teaching Art cart, and I am excited to see the children after the Holiday season....It should be fun... Pictures to come later....
And here we are to Thursday of the first week of the New Year....
 Holy Smoke...
Good Thursday to you.....