Thursday, August 21, 2014

new spot

I changed my desk area around so Riki would be a little safer.  He chose that corner of the desk from the beginning and I can't get him to lay any where else.  I like having the company!
Zentangle shirt...I'll post when it is washed.  Much prettier after the fade.  I bought some cheap flannel at walmart and going to make some pajama pants to match.
Gathered some new crystals for some fresh energy.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

flora bowley inspired

I noticed this background I did the other night looked a lot like Flora Bowley's latest painting so, I finished it off in her style.  Really fun and I love how it turned out!

To be perfectly honest the background was a BIG fail.  I gessoed the page and dripped some water colors on the page.  The two just don't mix.  The next day I noticed the paper towels I had used to catch the drips were exactly what I was going for.  I glued them to the page using matt medium.  The page has a nice texture too.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

faux batik

Riki helped make this t shirt.  I really like how it turned out and have to go to walmart NOW to get more GLUE!  I think I will wear this shirt!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August in the garden

I've spent my week training the puppy and pressing tiny hearts from my morning glories.  They put out the perfect pair of hearts on thier second leaves after germinating.  Not that they aren't perfect in all sizes. I have tried to press some of all.  They will be perfect to make flower mandalas in the dead of winter next year.  I have plenty of tiny zinnia petals and needed some green for accent.

The puppy is a big challenge.  I will say that after lots of reading on the internet we are both beginning to understand where we have gone wrong.  Riki is perfect and just wants to please us.  I had to pull my head out of the "puppy love" cloud and realize that he is almost six months old and NOT potty trained!  Bad news.  The belly band has saved the carpet but that is supposed to be just in case.  Things are going better today.
 Actually things seem pretty perfect.  

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I lost my two front teeth!

 Little Riki is growing up.  He has lost a ton of baby teeth.  So cute!

porch chimes


 Received my inktense in perfect condition yesterday!  So excited.  Going to try them on fabric first.
I have had these wire pieces on my desk for weeks.  Combined the flower pot with the lid and then added the bottom piece to attach the chains to.  I had that piece wired and it was wonky so had to redo it.  I like it now, the rest was fun and only took a couple of days to finish it off.

All finished and John hung it for me so I can see it from my desk.  It is very musical too.