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. 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday! Please visit all of the wonderful artists over there. 

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Camel Ride

 My daughter and her family enjoy the Phoenix Zoo several times a month. Adventurous Lauren has now been riding the camel since she turned 3 in April. She will ride every chance she gets. I declined the ride and let her mom go:) 

I used this sketch from Stickitdown

It worked will for this large photo. 

Thank you for visiting today! When in Phoenix make sure you visit the zoo!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Seasons Changing

 Last week here in Michigan, we had 5 days of record temps over 70 degrees. This week it has been in the 40s and once made it to 50. What a difference a few days can make:) Yesterday morning we woke to a hard frost and today we have rain. 

The weather makes me feel like the holidays are indeed approaching. Here are a couple of holiday cards I made. 

I did get some photos of the frost yesterday. It was so pretty to look at. 

I hope each of you is staying healthy and safe. We are doing what we can here but the numbers in Michigan are scary. 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I truly appreciate them. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Halloween 2020

 Despite the craziness of this year, we managed to get in some Halloween fun. In addition to a bounce house for the weekend and a scavenger hunt in the backyard, the kids were able to visit a few houses and got trick or Treating. 

Lauren was a wonderful bat and Reilly's vampire costume matched hers. 

I was inspired by this sketch over at SketchNScrap

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Halloween!

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