Monday, September 18, 2017

GoodMorning.........

 ... Afternoon... Evening.... whichever applies my Tea People.... How are you???? I'm pooped... been running all over creation today and its 2pm and i'm finally home and plopped down to pull a T party post together... Above is that first attempt at woodburning... I almost wish it wasn't a scrap of cracked wood.. I still might trim it off and keep it.. its kinda pretty... But now i need to see how it shows up when i stain it... stay tuned... 



Here's a lady i've been working on... This is without Gamsol ... I'm working on that now in the evenings while watching TV.... (pssst... showed her to hubby.... first thing he said ... 'she looks tired'..She does look tired... sigh figuring out eyes will be the death of me).lol  


This is a macrame plant hanger i made in California... The paint got banged up a little in the move so i'm doing a little triage ... 


Above is a stamp for a printing press... I found it at a flea mrkt in California.........Love the city scape.... 


The wood was rough looking like above...


So i stained it and painted the background black and i want to shine up the brass colored city and just set it on a shelf...


Started a Halloween canvas .... here nothing is glued down yet...figuring out placement... just the painted background is done... 


I've dug out this old canvas to work on again... some long time followers might remember it.... I'm attempting to do a canvas like the drawing...All that detail is proving a little difficult... 

Did you ever have a project just become a pain in your..... well butt??? Grrr.... so tedious and taking so long... Theres a story here and when i finish it i'll tell it to you...........    

Now its possible.... that even after our wonderful visit together you might want to stay for a second cup of T ..... if you do... I actually made a few posts this week and i hope you'll visit if one piques your interest... 

See what happened to that 'Bloody Owl'..... 
                                    or
See the deer in their winter coats........
                        or
See what's inspired a new painting......... 

Thank you Ms. Elizabeth for hosting such a lovely gathering.... I'll be around to visit... keep the kettle on! Hugs! deb

Friday, September 15, 2017

Remember the Bloody Owl......


Remember the bloody owl fiasco???I tried using that paint that sticks to plastic on my obviously rubber owl.......Bad idea... don't do it.... 




Well hubby saved the day and got all that nasty paint off... he used a parts cleaner to do it...i think....Then i gave her a couple coats of plain old gesso... It stuck to her like a charm... i could bend it and no cracking that i could see... 


Then a coat of black acrylic paint.....

And i dry brushed it with antique copper....... I have it sitting on my bookshelves and you would never guess it was a rubber owl.... Love it when a plan comes together!   Especially sweet when it didn't start out well.... 

Still no tree trimmers.... Another hot Indian Summer day..... We have a meeting today with someone from the Beaver Lake Watershed Alliance.... he will test our soil for us and give some recommendations for landscaping and even some free trees and shrubs!!! I'm looking at Dogwood and Redbud and some Elderberry.... oh and some maple trees.... fingers crossed!! I hope your having a fabulous week!!! I've been enjoying posting more this week over coffee.... I have all these pics saved and if i only post once a week for tea i will never get to show them..... Thank you to everybody whose been stopping by!! Hugs! deb

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Winter Coats for the Deer........


Can you see it??? The deer are starting to get their winter coats! The ticks have all fallen off to the ground so the females can lay their eggs....But the biting flies still bother them terribly and probably will until a freeze....


I remember my first year here... When i first saw them getting their winter coats i thought OMG the deer had mange! From a little distance it doesn't look like they are getting new darker hair in ... it looks like they are losing hair.. lol 


Below is a buck thats been hanging around... I think he's last years fawn and this is his first set of horns... 



Another view above and below you see them from a little while ago they were still in felt....Above the felt has come off... seems a little early to lose the felt but maybe not... 


And this last picture was earlier in the year when he was first getting them... I wonder what they think about horns growing out of their head for the first time??  Or do they think of it at all?? The pics will enlarge so you can see better....

Well the tree people are just dangling me along... first they warn me they're coming then they don't come... I hope it stays that way but they are still running up and down the road doing their thing...

We are having a bit of Indian Summer this week... both days and nights have warmed up... I must say i have been enjoying the cooler nights... sleep so much better... The neighbor's 5 dogs have been waking me early... barking at 5am...sigh... but i drift back to sleep , too early... then the crows come visiting at break of dawn... and well Jinx... he knows your awake before you know your awake and he wants to be fed... best just to get up! lol  Be good!! Catch ya later! Hugs! deb

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Inspiration........

.............. You never know where inspiration to create will come from.........  This is half of a two page ad for a car in a magazine... lol .i want to make a painting of it... The 'worm' looks like an inspired place to write a quote doesn't it???  Can you think of a good quote for this pic?? 

        The last week was kinda stressful for me..... culminating yesterday... or so i thought ...but more likely today...  The electric company has been going around trimming trees... Now after the two hurricanes your sympathies may lie with the electric company...lol  I do realize they are only trying to keep tree limbs etc... off the lines but in my opinion they can be rather heavy handed with their cutting and often leave a terrible hacking job in their wake...  deformed trees.... 

Hubby and i walked around our property looking to see where they might cut and we don't see anything... the clearance to lines is suppose to be 10 ft... But my 10ft and their 10 ft seem to be two different animals........Hubby and i have to go to town today so we will no doubt see what they have done when we get back...  What can i say.. Its the Tree Hugger in me......... I'am quite ready for them to move on... Thank goodness i think they only come around ever 5 years or so... Hugs! deb

Sunday, September 10, 2017

T Stands For..........


.........A finished projecT..............


All pictures should enlarge


...........that i absolutely love...........


All pictures should enlarge.....

......no matter how hard i tried... the pictures really do not do it justice.....that glitter on the poles is to die for... I'm sure you will see it in many many projects... its 99 cents at Walmart... This bright, colorful contraption will live in my craftroom to display i know not what ... yet...  :)


.....and T Stands for .... a new projecT begun..... 


....... a new woodburning tool with lots of tips to explore..... This is a scrap piece of wood that i'm trying the different tips and techniques.... If i can figure this out i have a plan to add some woodburning to the house permanently... in two maybe three places... It will be alot of work but i think it will really add to the house...... 

We have family in Georgia .... so even though they may  not feel the brunt of Hurricane Irma i'm sure it will still be a harrowing experience.... please keep them in your thoughts.... Quite alot on our environmental plate these days between hurricanes and earthquakes....and i know not what else.... I wish for everyone a safe passage.....Happy T day! Hugs! deb