Spent the afternoon meeting with a By-laws committee that I'm a member of. We hashed out a good document and the chairman's lovely wife gave me a present of home grown peppers at the end of the meeting. What a wonderful gesture, my husband and I LOVE peppers.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Used crayons on these two brothers... I have several books by Christopher Hart, and figured I should give him the credit for these fellows... then again, maybe he wouldn't want credit sense his look WAY better than mine.
These are some photos of my dog Crispin that I thought people might enjoy seeing, Crispin was the most titled dog I ever had, he was a good dog always willing to do whatever I asked of him.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sullivans Island Light is an odd looking lighthouse... I've only drawn it a few times... mostly because I think it is pretty plain and ugly.. Morris Island Light is a beautiful brick light house... there are so many nice looking light houses... this one... isn't one of them.... course that's just my opinion... native Charlestonians probably feel differently about it.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Went to Michaels and got the blocks I needed for the stamps...however, since the stamps didn't bleed thru this journal... they are visible on the back side (see the paw prints at the top of this page?).... so on the really thin paper in the sketchbook project book... I don't think I'll be able to use the stamps inside the book...
I had first page block... so I started in the middle of the book. I'll work from there, trying work with this paper as best I can. To see my original of this... see my Nov 2009 page here www.flickr.com/photos/captelaine/4090262261/in/set-721576...
Saturday, July 24, 2010
My spouse suggested I buy a book about stamping... I said... how hard can it be... I don't need a book. Then I ended up buying some clear stamps.. get them home and find out I need an acrylic block to stick them to... oops... maybe I shoulda bought the book too. Oh and Ron gets called the 'spouse' when he ticks me off. LOL
Friday, July 23, 2010
For my entire life the only government agency that wanted to know my weight, did not have a scale, and took my word for it. I must admit I LIED to the DMV at the ripe young age of 15 and have lied to them faithfully ever since... the weight listed on my drivers license is a COMPLETE fantasy. Now the government wants my DOCTOR to create digital records of my BMI. The Doctor WILL use a scale as well as measure my height and tell my age... SOOOOO I'm not really happy about this as you might imagine... I'll be having a little rebellion from this day forward... I will REFUSE to allow the Dr. to weigh me, they can check my blood pressure but there will be no official weight... I will NOT allow it... some things the government has no RIGHT to know. My real weight is one of those things... let them use the number on my drivers license.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This fence post caught my eye, while I waited for the meeting to start. Someone drew the nose and eyes on the fence post with a black magic marker... and the blob on the right is a wasp that kept coming and crawling around on the post, probably nesting inside the post hole.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Do you ever get a song in your head and can't get it out? Well this old hymn is a favorite of mine... it's been bouncing around in my head all day today... so a garden gate... and some of the words...
Tag you're it... now it's in your head too... isn't it?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
My little box needed some new colors and to be refilled on some others... I use a combination of half pans and tube paints squeezed into the half pans. For those that might be curious, top row left to right.. Quin.Red, Aliz. Crimson, Cobal Teal, French UM Blue. Middle row New Gamboge, Raw Sienna, Cad. Orange, Light Red. Bottom row, Burnt Sienna, Lemon Yellow, Paynes Grey, Sap Green. I rarely use the Light Red any more... and it is very similar to Burnt Sienna that I use a lot... don't know what I'd add instead... so it stays until I figure out what I'd rather have in that slot.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I know, I know... just last week we needed rain... now with rain everyday... I'm ready for a little sunshine.
On another note, everyone say a prayer tonight, the government has FINALLY agreed to let BP test the cap... everyone pray that it works... so that the healing can begin.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
What a difference a week can make, last Wednesday I shot great... this week... UGGH.. it was ugly, very ugly.
Then I smudged my little rubber ducky's eye... no way to fix that. I copied KBlados sun to do my weather...the oil continues to gush into the Gulf.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Planning on doing a Koi painting next following a tutorial by Pat Weaver found on the Daniel Smith website. I recently bought Pat's book 'Watercolor Simplified'... I'd checked it out of the library 4 times and figured it was time for my very own copy.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I've been looking a pictures of these amazing birds...they can be up to 4 feet tall, and don't fly much, but they can if they need to. We're having record breaking lows this weekend... I'm so happy since we're going to an outdoor (all day) picnic on the 4th. Everyone have a great day and remember our founders and the sacrifices they made to start this great country.