Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas-Frohe Weihnachten

From my house to yours....hope Santa was good to you this year.
Season´s Greetings!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Glow

This little chrystal angel throws a mighty big shadow for it's size.
In all the hectic,,,,take a minute to light a candle and feel the glow
of the season.
Sending you warm thoughts.

I am sharing this with  Sweet Shot Tuesday,

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Purrfect Christmas

 I hope you are relaxed and ready for the purrfect Christmas.

 I made some gift tags for some of my cat loving friends.

Gift tag salad.....ready to get attached to the presents. 

I could not resist,,,,,I had to hang one on my door handle.

I am sharing this with the Art Journey Design Team.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

 What a beautiful color isn't it....very radiant indeed.  
all fotos Pantone Pinterest

I did not know that orchid was the color for 2014 when I made these
Xmas cards.   

 These trees were cut out of kleenex boxes.  At first I thought I would cut out EACH individual
mosaic stone,,,,well, after I cut out a few I quickly changed my mind and just cut out the 
shapes of a trees.

  The scraps after all that cutting.....or a big mess......

but after much painting, splashing and tearing it made me a nice stash of Xmas cards.

I am sharing this with Macro Monday 2, Sweet Shot TuesdayPaint Party Friday and Tuesday
Around the World.
Here is a link for Pantone too.

The color of the year for 2013 was emerald green and for 2012 was tangerine tango.

So tell me,,,,what do you think of this year's color of Radiant Orchid?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Go Ahead and Smile

 You know you are somebody´s reason to smile don´t you.....

 It is always a good thing to bring a smile to somebody´s face.

 It makes life that much more enjoyable.

These are some of the birthday cards I made for October.  I know a lot of  people who had
their birthday´s in October.....
Are you an October baby?
I am a January girl myself.....what month were you born in?

I am sharing this with Mandarin Orange Monday.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Blueberry Delight

 I have been having so much fun in my classes....painting and photography.  Lots of action around
here.  I know I have been quiet on the blogging front but I have been making lots of art.
I am presently working on two blueberry watercolors.  They are both in the first washes.

 Here is the second one.  
Yes, I know they look VERY pink but that will all even itself out
as I apply more washes. 
 I am painting these two in pure watercolor.  You will understand
why as you  keep on reading this post.

 This is a watercolor and gouache with ink that I did this past summer.  I kept applying thin layers of
white gouache around the edges until I liked the blurrrrrrr....mainly because I did not like the fact that
I painted it to death with the gouache.  Gouache does that to me once in awhile so I just faded it out 
and left a focal point and of course, added a digital frame. 

 Another one.....watercolors and wax pastel.  Again using  white gouache in the periphery

This one is gouache and wax pastel and yes, you guessed it......white gouache in the periphery here too.
I had fun experimenting with mixing my mediums.

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday and Nature Footstep.

Hope you are doing well and having a good start to your week.

Monday, September 23, 2013

On My Kitchen Counter II

as I was getting ready to boil some eggs 
and they were sitting on the kitchen counter in front of the window
I had to snap the reflection of the window on the water surface and on the wet eggs,,,,then I made some
great tasting egg salad.

I am sharing this with Mandarin Orange Monday.

Monday, August 26, 2013

All Wrapped Up

All wrapped up....a present for a friend.
The card is backed with some of my handpainted paper.
This time with oil pastel. 

I love pink and orange together...so I went a bit overboard didn´t I.

Hope you are well and enjoying your summer!

I am sharing this with Mandarin Orange Monday.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


My favorite summer fruit. 

 Nothing tastes better than chilled blueberries.

I have been eating so many of them lately that I thought
I better snap a few before they are all gone today. 

 I have started a few watercolor paintings of these beauties.

The best thing is.....as you are working on them and the 
blood sugar starts feeling a little low....just pop a few
in your mouth and you have the energy to paint all day long.

What are you working on this week?

I am sharing my berries with Tuesday Muse, Tuesday Around the World and 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Peony Garden

 June was a month full of Peonies along my fence.
A glimpse of one out of my sketchbook.

 This year they lasted well into July.
They started out as a vibrant pink.

 Everyday was a party of pinkness.

 As the weeks went on the color started to mellow out.

 Then we had a terrible storm and over half of them landed on the ground.

 They were all hit hard and drooping.

 A lot that were still on the stalk looked like this.

The few with petals began to take on an abstract form.

 By the beginning of July,,,the last petals.

 As of yesterday......

 Reminds me of a jester´s hat.....

 Looks like a moose head....

The new and the old.  
What a difference a month and a half makes.

I am sharing this with
Paint Party Friday, Weekend Flowers Fridays, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Floral Friday Foto
and Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Paper Fun 10

Eat Fresh 

Catch of the Day 

 I painted some watercolor shapes in various colors.

Then I cut them up and added the cat with his lunch for today....fresh fish. 

 Of course I had to use up some of my washi tape and twine.

Last but not least....the litter,,,,the whole Kat and Kaboooodle.

I am sharing this with the Art Journey Design Team and Paint Party Friday.

Friday, May 31, 2013

May Flowers

 My lilacs are blooming nicely as well as the alliums.

 My apple tree was gorgeous but the high winds have since blown all the lovely
pink blossoms off of it.

I am sharing this with Weekend Flowers and Floral Friday.

There were so many tulips this spring.

Thousands of these too.  I could have had as many wishes as I wanted.

Hope your wish comes true......make one.
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