Monday, January 15, 2018

Bloggy Break.....

Hi Dearies.....

     Taking a little bit of a bloggy break... Haven't done that in a while and i'm feelin' the need... the need to step back from the computer.. internet... and you know do what this blog suggests... 
                              breathe.... 

Be well, stay safe and i'll see you again before too long... Hugs! deb

Monday, January 8, 2018

Deconstructing Christmas.........


..........Christmas decorations always look a little sad after the Holidays to me... you?  Its like they have a shelf life and for me thats right around the New Year they need to come down... 


....the tree has been taken down and all the decorations lovingly packed away for another year... or two... who knows maybe Scrooge will visit next year... Not having any children in the house kinda leaves it up to me whether i decorate or not... 



Whether putting it up or taking it down it can be quite a chore... Its hard to get motivated to do either but once i make the decision and get moving on it , i enjoy the process... 


Last box and done......


Kinda looks like an ice bomb went off.... doesn't it?  It warmed up enough the other day i could finally break out all the ice in the bird bath and i put in luke warm water from the faucet in the house and i could help but think of the birds calling to each other say 'come on! its a sauna up in here' lol 


An end of Holiday post would not be complete without a glimpse of some holiday sales... These are slate boards....I thought of painting a snow scene/snowman on each one and giving them for presents next year if they turned out well...


.....and if i mess it up ... i got it for a deal! 


Some yummy PostCards from my SwapPartners .. This was from Krisha..... 

And this one from Eileen... I think she showed it on her blog post already... I just love it! And all that texture came thru the mail just fine... the only piece a little loose was that wonderland word... I don't know what glue you've been using lately Eileen but i think maybe it doesn't like the cold.. ??  Well i hope everyone had a great first week into the new year.. My coffee cup in the header will have to suffice again this week... Take care and i 'll be around to visit everyone! Happy T day Hugs! deb

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pick Your T Party ........

.........I've had alot to say this week after Christmas so i had the novel idea of letting you pick your potion as it were for T this week...You could...

            See what i received for Christmas.....

     or    Check out the horse and sunflower drawing colored in

     or     See a photo of last months full moon i managed to capture

No matter which party you decide to attend....I wish all my bloggy friends a wonderful start to your new year ... I want to thank our host Elizabeth and her partners in crime Bleubeard and Squiggles for a wonderful year of T parties. For those of us that get our craft and art on i hope this is the craftiest... artiest year yet! If those aren't words they should be...lol  Happy T day Hugs! deb

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Its Times Like This.........

............that make me realize just how affectionate hubby and i are toward each other...Hubs has come down with a head cold and we are doing our best not to give it to me even though some how i always seem to end up with what he's got... So many times through out the day we've had to catch ourselves from kissing each other... Its just a natural inclination... touching , kissing, hugging...holding hands ... I just don't realize it until we try to stop doing it..lol 

This is a picture of last months full moon.... It was so gorgeous we made an effort to get a photo and this was the best one.. We have a rather old Canon Rebel EOS and have never had much luck with moon shots but this time we got out the tripod and had a go.. We tried all the different settings on the camera too...now if only i could remember which setting this was..lol 

New Years Eve! Do you stay up til midnight? Some years we do ... some we don't ...  Not sure yet what we will do tonight.. In years past we used to buy champagne and toast in the New Year... Hubby would have his mixed with orange juice as he didn't really care for it..lol We didn't know for years that that was a drink called a Mimosa...Now we just stay up and witness the turning of new year.. Neither one of us drinks much any more.. 

Bitter cold here.... hard to believe 3 degrees F is predicted for the low tonite.. brrrr.... craziness... Looks like by Thurs/Fri we'll be coming out of this deep freeze... at least back up to more 'normal' readings.. Well... I hope you all bring in the new year well... and may it treat you kindly.... Happy New Year to all my friends and Tparty people... See you on the other side..... Big Hugs! deb

Friday, December 29, 2017

A Breath of Spring...........


......or at least thats what this drawing reminded me of......


And since several of us seem to be in a deep freeze .. i thought you might like to see how it colored up... 


I absolutely adore those sunflowers at all their different angles... 


I can see a looong horizontal painting of just a row of sunflowers done like that... maybe on a 9 x 13 canvas or something.. then placed over a doorway.. 

Some of you know i follow Ginger Cook and her free painting lessons on YouTube and the other day i learned a new word... 'foreshortening' not sure i spelled it right but spell check liked it..lol Come to find out i had been doing it just didn't know that that was what it was called.... See that tall sunflower above ... see how the petals on the back side are shorter?  That's it.. that's foreshortening... and you have to take that into account when you are working at different angles rather than just head on.. Was that a new word for you or did you already know that? :)  If this is your T day visit .. Happy T day.. Hope my drawing warmed you up a degree or two.. Hugs! deb