Friday, May 17, 2019

Thoughts on Friday - 5/17/19

pen and ink, scrap paper

‘If you have never been called a defiant, incorrigible, 

impossible woman... have faith... there is yet time’ 

Clarissa Pinkola Estes 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tea Stands for Tuesday 5/14/19

Tea and roses.  What could be better?  Of course I'm going to join the great people at Elizabeth's place for Tuesday tea this morning.  Why don't you join me?

Earl Grey is my go to tea.  I also prefer loose tea.  A pretty cup never hurts either.

I've been looking at roses when I go out walking.  Isn't this a pretty pale pink?

Or maybe you prefer apricot.

I keep looking because I'm trying to learn to draw them.

Hope you see some roses today.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing everyone a happy Mother's Day.  Some of us are mother's in the traditional sense, some of us offer mothering to others or four legged friends.  Whatever you do, enjoy your day.

collage on 8x10 board - created some time ago

A daughter
is a little girl
waiting to grow up
and be
a friend

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Second on the Second 5/2/19

I went back to my old (closed) blog this time to find something to bring back for a second time.  Elizabeth hosts this 2nd/2nd event ever month.  Be sure to check her blog.

I made quite a few so called "Sketchy Ladies" and really enjoyed them.  Bits of paper and a pen is all it takes.


Artist's Play Room 8/1/12

This time Jenn at the Artist's Play Room has challenged us to do a SERIES.  I decided to do a series of Sketchy Ladies with quotes.

3x5 cards, pen, paper scraps. dabs of ink

Here they are individually so you can read the quote written on each one.

I don't remember where I got this list of quotes, I just found them to be amusing.  Sorry the pictures have shadows, unless I can go outside in the full sun I don't seem to be able to take photo's without this happening.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Happy May Day

Hope the weather is beautiful where you are.

I wonder if anyone dances around the Maypole these days.  Back in what seems like the dark ages, I had the chance to be a Maypole dancer.  I think I was in the first or second grade and attended a small country school where grades 1 through 12 were in the same building.  I have very vague memories of the day and how excited I was about participating.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tea Stands for Tuesday 4/30/19

Good morning on this last Tuesday of the month.  I hope everything is well in your world.

I'm still in the process of knitting this wrap.  I think I'm about 3/4 finished. The tea I'm drinking this morning is only sitting next to the knitting for the picture.  I normally keep to two very far apart as I view it as an accident waiting to happen.

On another note, I spotted this bunch of succulents while I was out walking.

Aren't thy amazing?   I've never seen the bright yellow blossoms before.  Anyone know the name of the plant?  One of the benefits of taking a walk is spotting things you might barely notice otherwise.

Time to visit Elizabeth's blog and "notice" what my friends there are doing.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 4/23/19

I am squeaking in this Tuesday morning.  Wasn't sure I'd make it.  So many of our days are spent at the river this time of year and there is no internet connection there.  I hate to miss a Tuesday with Elizabeth and everyone though.

I'm drinking coffee this morning but this is the tea I'll be drinking later.  I sometimes like a change.

You may remember I painted a box earlier this month in preparation for making a mixed media assemblage.  

Here is where I am with it.  Nothing is glued down.  I have many other bits and pieces to add.  That is a paper napkin in the background.  

This is the very early stage of the outside.  The first coat of the box was yellow, then a light pink, then a wash of antique white.  I plan to sand the outside giving it an aged look and hopefully some of those layers will show through.

The box is at the River House and I'm by the Bay so who knows when I will be able to work on it again.  That's ok.  Things will be good and dry.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth's blog.  Bring a drink and show us what you have been doing.