Sunday, December 9, 2018

betta watercolor

I have been forcing myself to watercolor and just want to print with the new gelli arts plate. The practice is not making me any better.

Friday, December 7, 2018

junkin haul


My husband came home early from an overtime day and offered to take me to a sale! I was excited because it looked interesting and was right here in town. The lady was a quilter and I bought the most beautiful doll she made from an antique quilt. So precious and she is already in the purple bedroom. 

Overpaid for these "antique" doilies that still had the craft store tags on them. Oh well, they are really nice and I wanted them to do some dying. I got the doll for only $2.00. Such an insult to put a price like that on such a wonderful piece of handmade art. 


After asking about the price of the hankies I had to practically strong arm a dealer to get my first pick. She rushed me and I just kept saying please to her until she finally backed off. So aggressive for such a small women. I explained to her that I was going to look first and maybe she could shop the rest of the sale until I was done.  I promised not to buy them all and she hung over that basket like a vulture. After saying please forty two times while giving her the famous family glare she left me alone and I didn't see her again. 

I do love to go to sales and usually the people are okay but today was a little different.  My husband dropped me off and went to park. I greeted the lady working the sale outside as we entered together. She ignored me. I thought, oh well, maybe she is a deaf mute. Ha. I spoke again and was ignored. She had to answer me about the hankies so I knew she could hear at that point. handsome husband came in and she greeted him like an old friend which made me chuckle. What the hell, then had the altercation with this "Thumbelina" woman. Once I found out she was a dealer I had no problem backing her off. They do tend to take the fun out of the whole junking atmosphere. I am polite to people all day but the minute they cross the line I do not back down. I am not passive and only get mean when necessary. I do think I need to avoid that behavior as much as possible. That is why I stay home.
So, bought ALL the good hankies and a bag of thread. Found the watercolor tubes and the hand carved doll.

It was a great haul but I feel like people need to back off and try to be kind. I need to learn to be nice even though they aren't.

That won't happen because I am old and stubborn and will always hold my ground no matter what. After a certain age I just got sick of the bullshit. If you can't be nice then cool just stay away from me. I'm full. Not that I have ever been someone that put up with any shit I have always been polite.

So, "please! step away from the hankies"!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

8x8 dylusion journal

 Had fun with the fight flight or freeze page. I wish my fish looked more like watercolor. I like my sample flower but when painting I lose it.

Monday, November 26, 2018


So thankful our power stayed on during this winter storm. High wind and snow. Lost cable for HOURS!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Voted yes on amendment #2 and so did the rest of the people in Missouri! It'll take a while but we finally legalized medical marijuana. I am thankful for that!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

In the studio

Miss Lucy spent some time in the dirt today. She loves it outside but the weather is changing. You cannot get her to step out the door if it is raining. Something tells me she was too wet for too long. So, she loves it out there if the conditions are perfect. 

To tell the truth I never feel like I am doing enough art, I had to gather all these "fails" to prove myself wrong. I should consider them practice pieces and not fails.

My husband tells me I do a lot of art so I guess I just can't get enough. Thankful for him and  for

providing me with the opportunity to art all day and all night!

I noticed these these images are similar and then saw the very same one on line yesterday. So strange!