Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hairy Greetings From The Park!

Good morning All!
Hope you have been well since our last chat!
I've been working and trying to stay focused. Have had some success with the latter. :)

I've continued with 'Fallen' - adding little bits here and there. Nothing major. He does have hair now though. The more I look at it the less I like the blue sky. May have to change it. Not sure just yet...
gots a Ceasar 'do

Last weekend I got to spend time with my Children and my Grand 'Berries'! It was really nice to have everyone together. We met up at Tallapoosa Park. We had lunch and then the kids played at the park for a bit. It was a really nice day too. Sunny without being overly hot. 
five of the six Grand Berries!
Madison isn't quite big enough yet...
though we did take a stroll along
the paths

And don't forget! Halloween is coming! When the Great Pumpkin will rise from the Pumpkin Patch...oh wait, that's another story! Times-a-wasting! Hope you'll join me in sending out some Holiday Greetings!
Available in my ETSY SHOP!

That's all for now...Have A Fantastic Week!

Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!!


Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Hello Boils And Ghouls!!

It doesn't seem possible but it's almost that time again!


Yes, I said it...Halloween!

As anyone who knows me will attest that this is my favorite time of the year.
The colors, the smells, the chill in the air.
I am also a Creative (Artist)...
and this year I have a new offering for your enjoyment.

I have created two unique Halloween Greeting Cards.
Halloween is only second to that other holiday.
It's time to take Our Beloved Day to the next level!

In this time of digital everything, it's refreshing to receive a
physical, hold in your hands greeting from a friend or relative.
There is nothing better than going to the mailbox and finding a
greeting from someone that isn't a bill or advertisement.

That being said, I am offering two unique, complete wrap around
Halloween Cards to send a special greeting to those important to you,
I am also including Halloween stickers to seal the envelope 
with even more holiday cheer.

The package includes Six (6) Halloween cards
(Three (3) of each design)
Six (6) BriteHue Orange Envelopes (ORANGE!)
Six (6) stickers to seal the envelopes (or whatever you wish to adhere them to)
AND Six (6) postage stamps (you don't even have to go to the post office)
Everything you need to make someone's day!

Halloween Sticker (without the watermark of course)

I hope you will join me in making this Halloween Season
the best it can be!

My goal is to spread Halloween Cheer to as many as possible.
I have 83 card sets to be sent out.
Only YOU can help me reach my goal!

Help Me To Make This The Best Halloween Season Ever!
Please pass this offer on!

Available in my Etsy Shop!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Bit Of The Old And A Lot Of The New

Good Day To You All!

I hope that everyone has been doing well since last we visited...
Things have been progressing. Slowly but steadily forward. So far hurdles have not been totally insurmountable. Just going to take some getting used to and making necessary changes. No pity parties...can't won't do it. Thanks for all the support from everyone! It is greatly appreciated!

as promised, pictures of what has been going on and what I've been working on.

Amy gave me a birdhouse, when she was making them. It was a prototype. I painted, stenciled, added a perch and a metal roof (scrap from work). I am very pleased with the results and it looks great hanging outside.

I also managed to get some vegetables from my small garden. That was until I had unexpected guests who seemed to like my tomatoes. The little buggers destroyed my tomato plants. It took me forever to realize that it wasn't a large critter (like the rabbit I thought it was). Turns out it was hornworms. Who knew that they left poop a quarter of the size of themselves? Not me! Unfortunately they ate 98% of the leaves and half of the tomatoes that were growing. And no, I don't mean 2 of 4 tomatoes, I mean half of every tomato that was there. BLAH!!

these are some of what I got...
couple of cukes and a few peppers

this is one of the little bastards that ate like a king...

I have been working on my oil painting, slowly, but working none the less. I have also gotten some interest from another potential buyer. She has fallen in love with the in-process photos and wants me to sell it to her directly. I may have to start another to make up for it. We shall see how it progresses.

so good!

I have a new grandchild! Her name is Madison Paige. She was born August 13. 8lbs 6oz and 21 inches long. Almost identical to her big sister. And the two of them look so much alike. Baby pictures of the two of them when side by side look like the same child. Momma is doing fine and very proud.
This brings my total to six! Am I really that old? Hhhhmmmmm. Could be! :)

sleeping like a baby!

And lastly....
Watch for a BIG announcement. Coming soon! I can hardly wait to show it to you all!!
In the next couple of days -


That's all for now. 
Until next time...
Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!!


Sunday, August 09, 2015

On Your Mark, Get Ready...Start Over

Good Morning World.

Well, it seems like forever since I've been here again....and I guess it has.
Not for the typical being lazy reasons this time.

The Mother of my children and the closest friend I have ever had declared she wanted to be free.
Back on June 11 life changed. For the better? For the worse? Can't really say just yet.
No big fight or argument. No accusations.
Just different roads. Seems at the fork in the road, I went left and she went right.
We managed 24 years together (just shy by a month). We had good times and our share of rough spots. We are trying to remain friends and I'm sure we can. We were friends long before we got married. I have, however, begun to notice little changes since it became official. Nothing glaring or outward noticeable. Just minor changes in attitude and the lack of conversations.

At any rate, that is the reason I have not been active on blogger. That and the fact that I had no internet connection - she took care of that and it was disconnected. I have it turned on again and will be posting regularly (as much as I normally do).

I have been working on my art. Not nearly as much as I would have liked to. But it's truly been hard to concentrate on much of anything. Due to that fact, I will not be posting any pictures today. I promise they are forthcoming though.

I am currently neck deep in my Halloween contribution for this year. I am very pleased with the progress so far. I have set a deadline for this coming week to have it finished and then I will share it with you all.

I hope that you all have been well and I look forward to chatting with everyone again.

until then...
Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Out Of Sight, Out Of MInd

Good Day All.

Once again I have gotten behind on writing....

However, I do have a reason.
The past few weeks have really been screwed up.
Major issues, decisions.

At any rate - I currently have no internet access at home. Once that is corrected I will do
a post and explain. I am still working on projects - at least that hasn't changed.

talk to you soon


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Falling Lilies!

Good Day All!
Hope everyone has had a productive week. I see some of my friends have been really busy this past week making some amazing pieces! JEALOUS!!

Just a short update...not a great amount of work done on "Fallen". I did manage to get the highlights on the clouds, which makes a big difference in their appearance. I have as of yet to start on the skin - I am trying to single out the color scheme I want to use. I have far to many ideas running through my head at the moment. Hopefully in the next day or so I can begin to work in the shadows of the skin and go from there. Wish me luck!!
really hard to see the cloud detail...
I will have to take this outside to get 
a better shot

a close up...

Saturday I noticed a bright spot of yellow in my garden where my roses are. Wasn't sure what it was. When I went to look, I discovered a yellow lily. Which is really odd, since I don't remember putting any lilies in this spot. It is exactly where my daughter and I saw a plant growing last weekend that neither one of us recognized. I will say that it is very attractive. It also has a few more blooms coming up as well. :)
wow...fuzzy shot :(
this is behind my roses

That's all for today - short post, but at least I'm keeping my weekly schedule! Hurray!!

Have a great week!
Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wet Memorial Paint

Good Day All!
And that you are remembering all those people who got us to where we are now.
Thanks Dad, I miss you terribly! And I appreciate all that you did.

"Fallen" is shaping up nicely. Finally put the brush to the canvas. It was a little daunting but that went wayward after the first few strokes. Thank goodness!! I began laying in the clouds - they have to dry somewhat before I can continue. So, I started the wings while I was waiting. About half way through the wings I realized why it's been so long since I've used oils - I am not a patient person! I have managed to put my fingers in wet paint several times. :) For the clouds I used mostly Titanium White with just a touch of Phthalo Blue. The wings were a mixture of Titanium White, Phthalo Blue and a bit of Permanent Alizarin Crimson in various mixtures.
Anyway... on to the progress photos.

laying in the basic shape of the clouds -
spread thin to allow some of the background
to come through

close up - really thin

start of the wings

further along with the wings

Continued working the clouds. Used Titanium White and a tiny bit of Cadmium Orange Hue. Brushing the color on and feathering it out to create the whispy edges...

second layer - feathered out

more paint - feathered, leaving highlights
and background showing to create 
the depth

That's all for now...have a fantastic week!

Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!