Sunday, February 19, 2017

Valentines





 Had a moment with the gel pen on my zinnia page then splattered the heck out of it, and my computer, glasses, tv and everything else within twenty feet probably. I've found splats on the fridge and the back door! Poured my darkness into the handle and now I am free.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Gouache





 Going to turn the page on these paper towel zinnias. Sick of working on them.
 Messed around with the horizon on this, putting it online to see if I jacked it up, sure way to tell.
 Need to frame this piece. I love finding the perfect frame from my  collection to hang my stuff. I really try to plan the art for the frame but that never works out as well as this.
I lost my ever loving mind and ordered not one but FIVE pair of pajama jeans the other day. WHAT? The chance that they will even fit is so slim that I can't believe I would do something like that. I guess I finally caved to the constant bombardment of advertising. Didn't even do that much research. Found some black velvet and then the dusty purple were so pretty, before I knew it I had the boyfriend pair plus a couple more boot cut to round out the order! OMG! In my dreams they will all fit perfect and cure my allergy problems and be cute. And, I will be able to wear them out of the house and no one will know I'm in pajamas. I guess we'll know sooner than I thought because they are going to be here tomorrow! I think they air lifted them by drone because they knew that if I had a moment I would surely cancel that order when I came to my senses. Yikes! That is $250.00 worth of pajama jeans. Makes me laugh out loud just to write that down. Gawd. (Not really, buyer's REMORSE!)

My husband is being a good sport about it because I have terrible time finding cotton clothes. He has been to the mall with me desperately searching for anything that is mostly cotton first then doubting if it is cute.  I didn't even check the return policy on these so I might be in big trouble!

In my defense I have lost a lot of weight and not bought any new clothes. I need cotton for my skin allergies so I really do hope they fit.

Update...I returned all the pajama jeans. Really liked them but they were too big. The bootcut purple and black were nicer material than the blues. The boyfriend were tacky as hell. I need to go to the mall and figure out what size I am before trying that again. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

#geharmonywasher/dryerreview




Tax money bought me a new washer and dryer! Gave my piece of shit GE Harmony (that was barely 7 years old) away!

Hated that thing from before we brought it home, precognitive rage. I couldn't explain my feelings until it was delivered and they flooded my house with the first load. Not to mention the fact that it did NOT have an agitator, who the fuck dreamed that up? It would tie every load into such a tangle that it could not be good on my clothes. Also, it was an HE unit so it did not put enough water in each load to rinse the soap out, not to mention cleaning anything. Can you tell I hated that piece of shit? So expensive and really a disappointment. A daily piss off really. The door was so huge that I could not use the cabinet above the washer.  They looked like a Cadillac on the showroom floor but they really were just a Chevette. The washer would spin so violently and fast that it made me nervous to stand near it.

I can only hope, that whatever guy, (who obviously had never done laundry) decided he could re engineer the "washer and dryer" will read my review. He is probably related to Dyson.

After suffering from some sleepless nights from my itchy skin my husband did some research and found this commercial grade Speed Queen, has a normal tub with the pole in the middle and works like a dream. No double rinsing required.So excited!

He also hung another rod so I could reach it when hanging my dry stuff. Got the mailbox idea from Pinterest for lint.

I'm one happy laundress.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Swanee8x8


Used my swan photos for inspiration in my journal and a doodle on an index card. Not great art but at least I was doing art and it felt really good!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Puppy play



 I love his "Elvis" bangs. I leave them long just for a sweet reminder of the king.

Riki would rather keep playing, instead I stopped so I can blog about these cards I put together last night. Cut a random transparency with alcohol ink and glued it to white cardstock with vellum tape. I made one for my Valentine and one for his mother. So dreamy looking.