Saturday, February 13, 2021

First one

 I am happy to say I was able to get my first Covid vaccine:) Walgreens opened appointments on Wednesday. We hopped on line and persevered and got appointments only a mile from my daughter's house! The process at the store was relatively quick and so far the only reaction is a sore arm. We already have appointments for the second shot in a month. 


I did not have a lot of time for painting this week. I was very excited with this floral on a black Strathmore Mixed media paper. I let the paints pool and was happy with the results. 


Did these for a transportation challenge. My VW is a bit squarish and the tires look flat:) 


This little truck/bus could be for my grandson. He loves all types of vehicles. 


Adding these to PaintpartyFriday. There is so much inspiration from the artists who post there!

Have a safe and healthy week!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

The weekend

 I kept thinking today was Sunday but, no, it is only Saturday:) 


We enjoyed a morning at the Phoenix herpetological Society. They are the largest rescue facility for reptiles in the USA. I am not a reptile lover but my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter is. She got to hold and/or pet a tortoise, bearded dragon, snake, gecko and more. I did actually touch a few of them:):)







During the week, I was able to complete a birthday card for my sister. 



I had an idea and played with lots of water and dropping color in. I scratched the paper with the end of the brush.

This is for a transportation challenge. My version of Cinderella's carriage, 

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday - although a bit late:) 

Hoping you are all safe and healthy!


Friday, January 29, 2021

Another week gone.

 My goodness! Where does the time go? We are here at Friday yet again. It is hard to believe that next week will be February!

I have not had much time at all this week to paint or scrap but instead, I enjoyed playing school with the 3 1/2 year old and vrooming trucks and cars with the 1 1/2 year old. 


Here are a couple of quick pieces I did. The first two were for a still life challenge. My cactus need work:) I fared a bit better with the paint brushes:) 



This little toucan is a  bit of messy fun. 


I hope that you were able to enjoy some creative time this week. 

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Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! Please stay safe and healthy! 




Friday, January 22, 2021

What to do with

 My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter and I love to get the paints out. We end up with a pile of her masterpieces. The question is - what to do with all of them? 

I had an idea this week and turned one into thank you cards. We are a bit late but we wanted to send thank yous for Christmas gifts. We did not have any premade card, so I decided to turn one of her masterpieces into cards. 



Those are some of her other artworks in the background. 

While we were away from them for the evening, I was able to practice and completed a card I am quite proud of. 

I followed a you tube tutorial by Shayda Campbell. I am very very happy with this. This is exactly what I need to do. What and follow more tutorials. 

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Thank you for visiting me and for your kind words. Please feel free to offer help and suggestions as well! I have a lot to learn!! 

Have a safe and healthy weekend!



Friday, January 15, 2021

Friday already?

 We are spending time out west this winter. We tried it last year and decided to come back again this year. Our two little grandchildren, 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 are fifteen minutes away. We spend most days of the week at their place attending swimming and tumble lessons or babysitting so their mom can make it to appointments or the store without them in tow. So even though I brought all of my supplies, I find I have much less time to be creative than I thought. I am ok with that though, as they are my main focus while I am here. 


I have participated in a few painting challenges such as this one to use primary colors



I have been playing with inexpensive paper. These might get turned into cards or just tossed. 
I also found a tutorial for painting roses so tried this as well. I need lots more practice:) And less water:)

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful week of painting or being with family or staying healthy. 

I am fighting a cold but I do think I am now winning. 

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Paint Party Friday and I am back

 Wow - where did the month of December go? 


We ventured west to again be snowbirds by our two grandchildren. Last year was the first time we tried it, and decided to come back again this year. It is such fun to spend so much more time with them. And at 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, their mom needs extra hands! The days fill up quickly as we watch swim and tumble classes, visit the park and play outside. 


We have still not really settled into a routine. That should come this week. My creative projects have a taken a back seat but I hope to get busy now that the holidays are over. 


I did complete a couple of tiny pieces which includes a leaf, poinsettia, a girl and a dog. One thing I learned, it that I still have to let them dry before I want to move on:):) 






I hope each of you enjoyed a wonderful and healthy holiday season. I look forward to even more fun in 2021. 

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Thank you for visiting me and for your kind words!


Friday, November 20, 2020

It is Friday - I think

 We have made it to another Friday - at least I am pretty sure it is Friday. 


We have had an unusual stretch of a couple of warm days which is making it difficult to believe the holidays are right around the corner. 

My husband teaches an in person course at a Community College which has now gone to a virtual online class. So looks like we might be heading out west to spend the winter, sooner rather than later. That has left me with a flurry of shopping as I try to finish buying Christmas gifts for my son and his wife. We decided to celebrate Christmas with them during Thanksgiving. I also have lists of items to be packed, notifications to be made, etc. 

I did manage to complete a project for my friend. Every year, for probably 6 or 7 years,  I have created a mixed media canvas for her for Christmas. This year I changed it up and painted one. I used watercolor gouache and followed a design I saw on Pinterest. I added names to her stockings.



I also played along with a video tutorial and completed this snowman. 

He was a lot of fun. 

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As I watch the sun rise and we head up north to the cottage and visit my sister, I am thankful that we have stayed safe and healthy. I hope you are all well and hope you have a wonderful weekend.


First one

 I am happy to say I was able to get my first Covid vaccine:) Walgreens opened appointments on Wednesday. We hopped on line and persevered a...