Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mountains in July






  We have had a great time celebrating an early birthday, in the mountains, with Woody and family...
So much fun putting together a book of all our adventures together through these many years... Seeing the delight on his face says it all.....
 #Watercolormonth is here and I have never participated before, but, with no more wall space or even other space to hang paintings, I decided to try making a calendar of much smaller paintings...
Not like me at all, I paint large and have not been successful with some, but very happy with others...
I have overworked some a bit, as you will see as the month progresses...
I am painting ahead a bit because I am flying to Seattle in a few days and will not have time to get to it then...
The small calendar paintings were not my original idea but I saw it done by another artist on Facebook and borrowed it...
The picture is of the first four days ...





Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May in the Mountains

   
                   Red in the sun...
           View of our yard from the deck...
             Glad to be here in time to see these bloom...
              Birds found the feeder...

Wow, we have never seen so much wet weather as we are having here this year...
 It has made everything so lush and green... 
Not to say we are not seeing the sun some,but, I am impressed .....
We are so happy to be here, no matter what the weather ....
We have really been working around here to get bushes trim back and things looking good....
 I am pooped but it is really worth the effort put in....
The time here goes so fast and is almost gone, so must enjoy the last days until we can come again....

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jan.14,2018



                                  From this before
                                  To this after


                           From this before
                                To this after


                          I do not seem to have the before photo, but this is the after...

My last blog entry I mentioned that I had been rearranging the paintings , so many paintings so little wall space, time for a something different to start off the new year....
We are having another cold snap this week and are starting off with a temperature of 39 degrees
Believe me that is cold for what we are used to here in Florida....
I am one who does need a bit of cool ,to be able to get through the long periods of heat...


And now about a boy....

This is the truck I sent Aidan for his birthday that he painted himself...

                  Great job buddy..
           .Very creative this boy...

Now on with this beautiful day...
 Hope everyone has a good one and keep warm out there.....

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jan.7th. 2018












I am loving the results of these pens on the black paper backgrounds....
Some pens are the chalk pens and some are the metallic pens ,
So much fun to see how bright they turn out....
If you have not tried these,I think you might really have some fun with them....
Anyone else out there trying something new to you and having fun, happy results with it???
If you are, I would love for you to share so I can see and enjoy too ....
I have had a bit of extra time off, so making creative use of it is what I do...
The weather has been unusually cool here for way longer then we are used to, so I have been keeping pretty busy inside,between rearranging and cleaning and, imperfect doodles and brand new pens of all kinds... The fun never ends....or so it seems right now...
I will try to remember to post some of the rearranging photos soon....
Anyway it is back to work I go a bit later today so I best get busy around here ..
 Hope everyone has a beautiful, creative Sunday...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Jan.5th.2018








We had a great time ,on a beautiful cool day,celebrating my birthday.
We went to lunch at Rusty Bellies in Tarpon Springs. It was so yummy... and not just because of the two Bloody Mary's I consumed.
We headed to Fred Howard Park for a breezy walk on the beach ...
The first one in a long time...
 and then home to relax, just in time to see these guys on the bank behind the house....
Am I so old now that these buzzards are circling  or what the f....???
Anyway I wish everyone a very nice day and hope you are keeping warm....

P.S.  We are not doing the 30 paintings in 30 days until February...Just in case you were wondering....

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jan.3,2018







I have really been enjoying coloring in my new Imperfect Doodles book that Wy order from England for me... I am using the new double sided pens that I got for my birthday.. They are great Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!
Nice to have this to do when the weather is acting so crazy [,Snow in Florida?? What??] and I am spending more time inside.. I can only clean for so long before I need to get creative again....
I have been getting things in a bit of order as well...and feeling better about cleaning things up....

In November I was invited to teach a group of pre-school teacher students how to teach children to do self-portraits ...
  Each of the students did a great job on their own portraits and  I really enjoyed watching each of them create theirs as they processed how it will be to teach this to pre-school children.... ....


That is all for now , so everyone hunker down and stay safe and warm tonight....

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jan 2nd 2018










I drew my own Christmas Cards this year for the first time ever...
Did not even get them all sent out but after not sending out cards for many years it was fun to make my own....
It has been a very nice holiday season here and I am a bit sad to see it all end so quickly...
 I have put everything away and cleaned up and our neighborhood is back to quiet.... weird....after all the bright lights and motion for weeks...It was so much fun to see the excitement of young and old alike coming to see the Christmas lights ..we could here the children yell to Santa when they saw him throw his bag of toys over his shoulder through the window....
I wonder what this whole New Year will bring...
 Bring it on ,We are ready....2018 
Happy New Year one and all.....