Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Illustrated Life

Over the years, I have considered keeping a journal and when I tried to, didn't keep up with it.  What can I say, I bored myself to death.  I'm not a writer.  And although, I've had many great life experiences, putting them into words isn't something I do very well.  
A friend gave me a journal a few years back and after a very brief attempt at writing my daily stuff, I decided that I was only interested in doodling and looking at it, if there were pictures involved.  I began creating a journal that was filled with my life in an illustrated form.  I chose various moments that caught my attention and put them into pictures.  Usually two or three per month.  
Today, I ran across these journals and glanced back through them and thought I'd share them with you....and maybe get back to writing/drawing in them again.  I used to take them with me and if I had a moment, I would draw, look up quotes and capture the whimsical and magical times.  I know I've posted a few pics from it in the past, but I thought I'd add a few more...or several more.  :) 

Have a beautiful and blessed day!  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Recipe, Sunset and A Funny.

In my last post, I showed a pic of a yummy dinner I made.  I thought I'd share the recipe for that, for anyone interested in giving it a whirl.  I found the recipe on Allrecipes, but I did alter it a bit, because of my dislike for funky textures.  Instead of spinach, pesto and tomatoes, I used feta that was herb and sun dried tomato feta, I used a mediterranean spice mixture and garlic powder instead of crushed garlic.  It was really yummy, next time though, I may add a smidge of spiced up tomato sauce.  You can see a pic of mine, in my last post.  :)

I took a walk up the hill a couple of nights ago and this is what I saw.  I shot this with my phone and it turned out much better than I'd expected it would.

I went home got my camera and car and zoomed back up the hill to take more pics.  These are a few of them.  It was such a gorgeous eve.


Oooooh, an afterthought, I am adding a few of my altered pics, 
for the poots and wiggles of it, since I don't have any new art work to
share yet.  I've been extra busy.  BAH!!  
p.s.  I hope I haven't posted any pics I've posted before, but if I apologies! 

 I got this in an email, I don't know who to give credit to, but I thought it was funny!  hehe!!

Have a happy and groovy day!!  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Life, As We Know It

A bit of my life and daily adventures, through pictures and sketches.
What have you been up to?

This is a new picture I have added to my Etsy shop.  
The Flower Girl

I went for a walk to the cemetery, this is a cool gate.  I just finished reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, good and interesting story.

storm clouds

I call these Alice Trees, I don't actually know what they are, but I do believe they are magical.

Our wee little garden and the lovely fence, the boys built it using scraps of wood they found in the garage.  I love recycling.  :)

An amazing meal I made the other night.  I have been trying to experiment with new foods.  I am super picky, so it's not always easy.  I am seriously thinking I need to write a blog called, The Picky Eater's Guide To Yummy.  I've been coming across some really great recipes.  These are chicken puff pastries....oh my!!

More clouds, I can't resist.

and you blame me??

clouds and mountains...

last one of clouds, I think...

Been sketching a lot lately...trying out different things.

poor attempt at watercolor, heh!

A Beatrix bunny.

A very sketchy raccoon.

another building, these are fun.  

And a tiger that is not very symmetrical.  :)

One last photo,  The Crow.  

Have a groovy weekend everybody!!  Hope the weather is glorious where ever you are and you can go for a spin on your bicycle.  :)