Friday, February 27, 2015

Paint Party Friday

Yes it's FRIDAY!
That wondrous day when all the beautiful people share their fantastic art with the rest of the world.....
...and then there is me...
...who is still waiting for her muse to wake up,return or what ever she must do so that I can be creative again.
This was last week....

This what it looks like today.... I stare at it every day and nothing else happens..  at least I like it so far even if it isn't finished and is very slow going. The one on the left has not changed at all since last week. since the painting thing wasn't working I decided to give gelli printing a try. The inspiration for this came when I was looking for a spice in the baking supplies and found an expired box of unflavored gelatin. I had saved a article on how to make your own gelli plate and I actually had the other ingredient to make it. 
 The bigger one was firm  and worked well ...the smaller one stayed soft and sticky . Here are two cards I printed the face of.....
... and here are just some random pages I printed on printer paper..

So Maybe if I keep playing with the gelli plate my muse will get jealous and come running back home :) 
  The Starlings are taking over the bird feeders :( I don't mind feeding them....but they try to chase away the other birds. 
This woodpecker was having done of it though and was really giving them a piece of his mind over it. 
 I started more seeds in jugs and plastic bottles for the outside "WinterSown" project....
.... started more inside in the traditional  grow flats with lights ...

... so when spring really gets here...I'll be very busy if all of these sprout and grow. 
Today's Random Thoughts....

.... and on a more serious note.....

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Paint Party Friday ...well Saturday then :)

It's Saturday! 
Which means I am late again for Paint Party Friday :-/ 
Seems to be the way I roll these days. 
Winter may have been late arriving here but arrive it has . Cold, snow, ice and wind have made our days barely tolerable. This soon will pass though and we'll be bathed in SUNSHINE and WARM BREEZES!
Not a whole lot of art this week either...
as couple of WIP  that I'm slowly working on. 



Not sure exactly where they are going but we'll eventually get there. 
I shipped a box of my fiber arts to family this week and they shared this photo....
So I guess they were a hit :) 
So that's where we are this week here... 
A few Random Thoughts.....

Friday, February 13, 2015

Paint Party Friday Friday-----Friday the THIRTEENTH!

Had I realized it earlier I would have put off trying several unsuccessful projects today. Especially those online tasks that just went bonkers and locked me out. I really need to pay more attention to the days and dates. Since being off work for 7 months I regularly don't know the day or date :(  I need to get more involved with living and not just  existing . 
Two weeks ago we found out that my husbands job would be gone March 6th....outsourced to another company. (  It's been hanging over our heads for about 18 months now. ) We found out 2 days ago that the new company has hired him....pending background check and drug test... Which should not be problem at all.
He is actually getting a promotion and a raise out of it so it's good. Just a little scary after 16 years with one company and at our age. Hopefully  we can both relax now and enjoy life a bit more. 
So there hasn't been very much art in the past couple of weeks... when stressed I either  go into a frenzy of art or just lock up.... this was a lock up event .
What I did get done is the background for my DreamWheel that I will be creating on the Spring Solstice. 
It's on a large poster that will go up on the wall in my art room. Replacing the one I did for the year 2013..... my years run from Spring to Spring :) 

I drew a circle on a grocery store add and painted it this I will add photos and words that relate to my goals and ambitions for the following year. 
This week I also decided to challenge myself by knitting a hat instead of crocheting one. I haven't knitted in years and was never very good at it. 
It took me four evenings and believe me there are a lot of mistakes. Thank goodness the yarn hides them well. 
This one took me one evening to crochet and felt. So most of the hats will be crocheted for sure... but I'm challenging myself to knit at least one a month .... maybe 2 if I'm feeling energetic. 
Random thoughts for today ...

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