January 30, 2017

A little of this and that

Its been a few days since I last posted.  As usual not much is new around here.  Except we have been having wonderful weather, temps above zero, the snow is melting,the roads are great to drive on, what more could you ask for in January.  Usually January is full on cold weather, low temps, snow , wind and cold.  So I have been taking advantage of the nice temps and getting out, shopping,
picture taking, walking, and watching.  Looking for inspiration in the outdoors.  It seems
in winter my inspiration is at a low, but still have the itch to be creative.

The creative group I belong to is doing artist trading cards on Thursday.  I have
not done a card in years, so am definitely looking forward to creating some.

I broke down the other day and went to Michaels and bought some of Jane
Davenports mermaid brush pens.  I love them, did my due diligence
first, read up on them, saw people review them, and decided on them.
They arent a cheap investment, regular price here in Canada is
$44.00 so I had a 40 percent coupon, wished for 55 percent, but when it was 55 percent they put the Jane Davenport items on for 30 percent.  They get you coming and going.
The other day I made lasagna rolls, so good, since I am dieting easy to count,
easy to make and so good I recommend them.

Ok well I should go, I am going to the art room, to tidy up.  I look at the
studios on line and think why is mine not like that, they must be the
kind that put away as they go.  I am here to testify that I am not
like that.


January 20, 2017

Get Real Friday, Youtube tutorials

I love cruising Youtube and watching my favorite artists at work
and I love sharing.  So here again some great videos for your pleasure and mine.

I love this video, and this gal is very talented


Just found this gal and love love her videoa very talented as well


jane davenport video making matte paint translucent

another favourite, journal page, with unexpected colors

January 19, 2017

abstract thoughts

today I have been very busy
got up at 6:00 am 
which just about killed me
went for a MRI and was
home by 8:00 am

made soup, turkey pepperoni/chicken
vegetable soup.  Or whatever was in my
fridge that needed to be used soup.  Then
a banana, strawberry loaf on the skinny side.
Cleaned out a couple of drawers,  in the
kitchen.  Got my art kit ready to take
to the creative meetup tonight.  And
now I am reading and relaxing.


January 14, 2017

Cityscapes old/versus/new

This is the picture that I just sold.
The lady requested a city scape.
So I kinda of went with old town/vs new town
She told me she loved it.  


January 13, 2017

Friday ramblings and tutorials

I love finding great videos to watch and learn and
I have found some great ones lately
so I thought I would share
Just click on the links I have tested them all they work

Love Jane Davies, here she shows you how to she creates patterns
in her art

donna downey on a old inspiration wednesday
really a different technique to try

this is amazing only using a sharpie
freehand he creates this mural
amazing such talent

I dont usually watch vlogs but I found this new
one, I love her, quirky, funny, interestinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Co5BO8Gm0

i love this gals style and her art

January 10, 2017

Baby its cold outside

Today is really really cold
its a day for staying in PJs
sitting by the fire
and reading.
What do you do on cold winter days when you don't go out.

January 9, 2017

picasso ish

I have been drawing like crazy lately
I get into these made spurts of things
reading, drawing, 
Picasso is really not a favorite artist
of mine
But some of his stuff reaches me
when he paints women its like he sees
inside of them, must because of all 
the women he has been with.
The lady with the scarf thats what
I am calling this one (mine)
I dont know what he called his


January 6, 2017

Looking good

Were into 2017 now so how's that working out for you?
So far so good over here
Went to my Creative Art Group last night
and we did Image transfers, we had
a good time, the ladies are alot
of fun

Today I sold my cityscape, which
made me happy.  
Went to the movie Passengers
on Tuesday with a friend, and we both
really liked it alot.
I lost 4.5 lbs at WW which made me
feel good
so already 2017 is starting to look good

January 2, 2017

The highlite reel of 2016

DID you welcome 2017?
2016 was a good year for me
I created a lot of art
some of which I sold

 Had time with my good friends
on a girls only holiday

Read a ton of really good books

Joined Weight Watchers
and continued on my quest
to improve my health 

My daughter got married

We lost our precious Sofie (our dog)
to cancer

the hubster and I won a great trip
to an island in the Caribbean
called  Curacao
and had a fabulous time

and more I cant remember
for 2017 i am hoping
to improve on my 
artistic endeavors
sell some more art
and enjoy my life