Friday, August 26, 2016

Paint Party Friday

WOW! What a great and crazy week it has been here!!! Lots of good things going on but we'll start with my HAPPY NEWS!!
Some of you know that a few weeks ago I rescued a Yorkie puppy off the highway . The owners didn't show up until after 9 days and I was totally attached to the little guy. Plus it was obvious that the owner was not a responsible pet owner and it broke my heart to leave him there. 
Well this week my husband surprised me with this little princess...
She's 6 months...completely house trained and came full loaded with accessories. 
Her precious owner did not know she was pregnant when she bought her and with two other very small children she didn't think she would be able to give the puppy the attention she needed. So she made the decision to re-home her while she was still young. 
Her name is Mini Me and she has completely stolen my heart. She and our other dog get along fantastically and he is so happy to have a playmate....even if she is only weights 7.5 pounds and he weighs 50. :) 
 This is my husband getting lots of attention from the two dogs ♥
Now to the art. ♥♥♥♥
I'm still working on lessons from the 
Here is the one I finished this week ...
  He is painted on a vintage napkin that I adhered to a 12 X 12 in gallery wrapped canvas....
.... then I applied gesso, papers, and texture before painting. 
The background has about 6 layers of paints and glazes. I'm very happy with the way this one turned out. :) 
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Paint Party Friday

Sliding in at the last minute here. 
It's been a roller coaster week for me and I'm having trouble getting back into the swing of it. It's happening slowly though. 
The rescue puppy that I had fallen in love with was claimed by the owner which broke my heart. After 8 days he had wormed his way into our lives. The saddest part is that I know in my gut the the owner is not a responsible pet owner and the little guy will be running loose again soon. 
My Mother also had another small stroke and spent a  3 days in the hospital. She has no permanent damage and they feel she will make a full recovery. It just frazzles us to pieces when she has one of these. 
So now I'm trying to catch up with the garden, my sleep ,my peace of mind and squeeze in a bit of art too. 
So this is what I started tonight ...
...She's not done but she's presentable at this point. This a piece from the 
Children of the Wild 
class I am taking here...

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Paint Party Friday

It's time to party and what better place than Paint Party Friday !!!
Thanks again for all the work you do Eva and Kristin ♥♥♥♥♥
Still not a whole lot of art going on here... it's still summer and then to even have less time I manage to rescue this adorable Pup from the highway and no one wants to claim him :( 
So guess who is trying to teach him how to be a respectable dog in a multi animal home. 

Amazingly he and the other dog get along great.
I worried about that :-/ 

Now the cats are another story all together. 
They think he's an alien and he thinks he needs to catch them. It may be a while before a truce is settle there. 
For art I finished painting a tea box to reuse as a gift box.

and started on a jewelry gift box...

It's been to hot to really do much outside other than pick what I have to in the vegetable garden. Weeds need pulled in the flowerbeds but maybe next week won't be so hot. 
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Paint Party Friday

It's Time to PARTY!!! 
Thanks again to Eva and Kristin for hosting our little get together every Friday ♥ 
Not a whole lot of art done here this week. 
The garden is finally bearing food and things had to be processed ♥ ♥ ♥ 
This is what I did manage to get finished. 
At least I think it's finished... I'm not really  happy with it though so it may get reworked a bit. 
I liked the face better in the sketch so maybe that is what I'll rework. 
With 80% humidity it's steamy hot but still not as hot as last week was. So I was able  to get some things done outside. 
I do have a bit of Garden Art I can share though if not much of my art...

These little glass bugs are solar lights :)  

 Old brake shoes with rebar and vintage glass conductors . I did assemble this one. 

The grave site of the best dog ever... He was a rescued Australian Shepard that had been abused and he captured our hearts and then broke 12 years later when he left us. ♥ 
I like to pick up brass bird statues at the flea market  and tag sales...
The wire ball is made from and old bundle of barbed wire I picked out of someones trash  :-/  
The mosaic piece I made over a 5 year time while I was caring for my MIL who had dementia. I'd so a little bit here and there as she napped. Then completed it when she passed.    
The  tree in it is a Stag Horn/Elk Horn Sumac . Which is invasive so that's why it's in a pot. The limbs of the tree are fuzzy like the horns of the Elk/Stag in early spring. It had bright red cone like flower clusters.  
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Paint Party Friday & Art Journal Journey

Welcome my Friday Friends! 
It's been a hot week here so more time spent inside than outside. Which translates to more art and catching up on housework. 
First I'd like to congratulate 

for being chosen the featured artist this week. Her tales of BigBig are so cute and she does the greatest drawings to go with them. 

Thanks again to Eva & Kristin for all of their work every week to keep us going. ♥ 
I finished the Tomato Worm page in my 
Wild Things Journal .

Then I worked on a collage for the same journal. 
It started with a background I had laying around.  
Then I did a green wash over it and started adding magazine pictures I'd torn out and painted on some leaves. 
I then extended the tree to the top of the page by painting the rough bark texture. 
Then I added the words to the page .

               We have several dead trees in our wooded area. We leave them standing unless the pose a danger to buildings, power lines and things like that. Then we cut down the major part of the tree and leave the trunk standing. You can do so much with these standing trunks. Attach a bird house or a piece of garden art or just let it stand and rot away. 

        I keep telling myself that I'm going to fill some of the holes in this tree trunk and plant flowers but I haven't gotten there yet.       
        This birdhouse will have to be moved soon as the small trunk it's attached to has become unstable. The birdhouse needs a fresh coat of paint too. :) 
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