Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holding Back!

Do you ever hold back, because you have something that you want to do, need to do, but haven't taken the time to do, because you keep waiting for everything to be "just so" and so, you end up doing nothing, then feeling ridiculous about it.
This is me!!  Can I just say, I drive myself totally nuts sometimes.  I promised to post pictures of some awesome trades I received from my blog fellows, and I STILL haven't done it.  I have been waiting for myself to hang them on the wall, all nice and neat, but keep putting it off, because I need to rearrange things.
Anyway, utter disappointment with myself.
Btw, I do have a job, I work in retail (think holidays..oh hooray) and that also has something to do with it.
So, instead...I am going to just post some pictures randomly, that have been of the past few weeks that I have been MIA!
Grab some coffee, this could take awhile.

An outing downtown

The Drum Circle

A Walk With Friends

Another Potluck


A Day With My Sons

A Date With My Hubby

 Mrs. Bean

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

No Pictures and Gnaughty Gnomes.

I haven't posted in awhile.  My batteries in my camera died and I just finally replaced them, which means I need to take pictures of artwork, not only what I've been working on, but more importantly, the lovely items I've received from my blog land friends.  I am very excited to show you!
In recent news and events, a gnaughty gnome has been discovered sucking the battery juice out of my car, to power his television in the evenings.  I found a solid cure for this....cookies.  I baked cookies and made a cookie trail to the backyard from my vehicle.  Set up a nice little gnome house and a 9-volt battery.  He seems quite satisfied.  (by the way, does anyone know why gn makes an "n" sound?)

I will get camera happy and get back to posting.  I have some fun ideas for November and I'm trying to motivate myself to blog more.  
Hope you are all well and feeding your gnomes cookies.  

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
Blessings to you.
Have a safe and magical Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bloggy Blessings!

This past week has been a blessing of the bloggy sort.
I did the Mermaid Art Swap with Cameron that I mentioned in a previous post.
This week, I received this most glorious and gorgeous mermaid, that is now hanging in my front room, along with two other pictures that I have from her.  :)  I love collecting art from amazing artists.
 the name of this mermaid is Ancient Symbols.
She is magical. 

I showed a glimpse of my mermaid drawing last time, here is the entire picture.  

If you check out Cameron's blog, you will see all of the gorgeous mermaids that she sent out, as well as all of the ones she received.  She is now swimming in a sea of glorious mermaids.  

Another exciting Bloggy moment from this week was a meeting.
I was able to meet up with two very spectacular women who happened to be nearby for an art retreat.  
Daniele and Kristin :)
Daniele, Kristin, moi and my hub.

 these two were sooo much fun and had such enthusiasm and spark, which always shows through on their blogs, but the amazing energy that comes from them in person, is tremendous and wonderful.  I am so, so happy that I was blessed to meet them both.  
 a pic of the yummy foods and drinks that we had together at my most 
favorite artsy restaurant.
 sorry for the glare....geesh, I love McMenamins.
ahhh...time to say goodbye, but so excited that we can keep in touch via blogs.
We had such a great time together and it was very much a blessing to meet them and spend the evening with them.  They warmed and brightened my soul.  Thank you so much!!  
Many hugs to you!

P.S.  Daniele made me a very wonderful gift and I just realized I forgot to get a pic of it, so I will do that and post it tomorrow.  :)  Thank you Daniele, I love it!!! Yay!
Hope your week has been filled with blessings and good energies too.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ah Life...

So many things can happen in just a short period of time.  I'm forever amazed.

I finished my Medusa.
all the snakes are different zentangle designs, which I have to say, was a lot of fun to create.  I may need to find more goddesses to draw.

I made a dragonfly picture for a friend and sent it to her, as a very belated birthday gift.  I have a tendency to procrastinate (that is a serious understatement)  but in this case, it was quite a blessing.
Her father passed away a couple of years ago and when he did, she and her mother had both had quite a few experiences with dragonflies ( I had no idea), the day she received this in the mail, it had been exactly two years since her father's funeral.  I love when things work out like that.  Beautiful life.

In the past 3 weeks, we've had 2 more people move in with us. 
Austin, on the far left and Candace on the couch, along with my 3 sons.
It's a full and very creative house. 
I also gave my youngest dreads...

I have now been fully educated on how dreads work, how to maintain them...there is a lot to it all, but they're pretty awesome and he's lovin them.

Another picture I've drawn, inspired by a girl at the train station.
"waiting for the train"
(in pencil, ink and watercolor)

I got to go see my daughter, twice in one year..pretty spectacular.
my son-in-law, hub, daughter and moi.
Plus, we got to explore a cool coastal town, that we've decided deserves a longer visit.

I joined a very cool swap with a very cool bloggy friend...
We are swapping mermaids.  Here is a smidge of the one I will be sending to her.
this will be mailed out on Friday and I will show you the entire thing after she has received it. :)

And lastly, but not leastly...
We've begun our themed potlucks again, 
this one....
Star Wars!!
tusken raider

han solo

Happy Week and Life to you!  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


A quick look at what I'm currently working on...
We watched Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief, a couple of nights ago and I was inspired to draw a Medusa of my own.  I've always found her to be a bit intriguing. So here is my version of her, still working on the snakes, I've decided to use a bit of zentangle for each of the snakes.
What inspires you and what are you working on?

Sorry, the pic is a bit blurry, I will try to get a better one when it is finished!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 3, 2012

I Have A Confession...

this was written on the path I have been running on, somebody..nature perhaps, added an E, to be a bit more grammatically correct.  :D

Two weeks ago, my bff called me and asked if I want to run a 5k with her...I said heck yes!  Now for my confession....I am not a runner, I never have been, as a matter of fact, in my whole life I have been of the opinion that the only reason a person would run on purpose, is if they were being chased.  Why would I want all my jiggly parts bouncing out of control...on purpose?  When I told my husband that I signed up for a 5k, he laughed hysterically....he knows me so well.  He said of all the unpredictable things I could ever do, that takes the cake.  But here I am, training for a 5k, although I must say, who ever came up with this training program has really high expectations.  But I'm doing it.  I decided that, life is short and if I'm going to live it, I have to start now and I might as well, do the things that I thought I couldn't and prove to myself that I can.  The best way to do it, is to just go for it...not wait for the perfect time.  I tend to think that next week, next month, next year...things will be better for whatever it is I'm putting off.  Not anymore, I'm going for it!  It's going to be quite an adventure!  I'm already feeling stronger and although my muscles are sore, at least it's a good sore and not a "my body hurts cause I'm getting old, kind of sore."  Now if I can just get my body to like healthier foods....

this is the path I run on, one of the main reasons I am willing to do this, it's outdoors and more importantly, it's pretty.  

some of the little critters I encounter on my path.

My training partner, my son loves to run and walks as fast as I run, but he is motivating and keeps me moving.  

And now for something completely different...
I'm working on a series of pics, this is one of them...Jane Austen.
Not quite complete, but that always seems to be the case.

an attempt at a small painting, I don't like it and plan to reuse the canvas for something else.  I need more painting practice.

I've decided to start using some of my favorite photos to make postcards, this is one of them.

this is what the back looks like, I've actually mailed a few, to make sure the Post Office would be okay with them and so far, so good.  

if I can find a place in town that would sell them, then that is what I'd like to do. 
Any thoughts on how much I should sell them for?

And now I will leave with a funny old pic I found of my daughter....
she's the one on the horse...yahhooooo...

Have a gorgeous day!!  
Do something surprising.  :D