Sunday, August 29, 2010


Wanted to show you what my daughter Stacey has been up to. A girlfriend from highschool is getting
married. She wanted something that was handpainted by Stacey.
Brandi's colors are "Tuscany". Thats about all Stacey had to go on...So she found this wonderful Letter
at JoAnn's Brandi's last name started with an M and her new name starts with an M. She typed up their wedding date and made a charm...we had taken a class from Sally Jean, so it was nice she had the experience.
This is the, red, and black...
Then she couldn't leave well enough alone...she had to redo her computer top..a beautiful purple, she added a bit of glitter and then stenciled it....Quite lovely!! Good Job Stacey~
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to all. Please visit more at Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.
I was playing around in Photoshop, lots of textures
I'm busy soldering, cant wait to show you what I've been up to.
My little work area has been soooo hot. It got up to 114 one day.
Today is A LOT cooler!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beautiful Blue Bird

Lovely Photo that Stacey took

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Bit HOT!!!

Love the sunshine...not a big fan of 107 degrees!!! I wish I could do what Poodie is up to
he LOVEs to climb in the nice cool sink. I used an overlay from Kim Klassen

Monday, August 23, 2010

From Malibu to LA

We walked through the garment district. Shop after shop of fabrics
Its not located in the best part of LA

This Pantry is OLD. It has been there for years. Oh the memories. I use to go
there with my MIL. one of the very few fond memories I have of her.

Love the Pink House

And the view of the city from Malibu

Love the colorful Lifeguard stations

This was in Malibu. Love the old building mixed with the new

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Day in Malibu

Our day was lovely...drove up to Malibu. We couldn't find the restaurant that we wanted to go we stopped some locals and asked them where we should have lunch. They suggested this place....
Cute place, packed with people, small. I was taking a couple pictures of the wall decor, when this lady approached and said " I know you guys are tourists, but can you wait until you are outside to take pictures" What?? Hard to take a picture of the decor when I'm outside. Then we found out what she meant....
Here is the beginning of the story...As we approached the front of this husband laughed and said "hey, that guy is a dead ringer for Arnold Schwarzenegger" I'm like...ya, kinda..but he's to short and little. I heard a guy speak to him. When he spoke, I'm like...silly man, he is even trying to talk like him.
We went in to eat...and we saw this same man saying Hi to everyone as he walked by...I'm thinking...boy, he must come in here a lot...then I looked over to where he sat down...his wife turned around and it was none other then Maria Shriver...yep, 2 tables down. They were having lunch like normal people, with their kids
I blurred their kids faces to protect the Innocent. Now, remember...I have a GREAT zoom,
so we weren't "in their face" I was more excited to see Maria...after all...she is a Kennedy

So, that was our excitement for the day!! I'll be sharing photos of downtown LA tomorrow.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pinkness in Hollyhocks

Happy Pink Saturday. I think Pink Hollyhocks are my favorite flower
The overlay is from Kim Klassen
Deeper pink Hollyhocks with an antique pot
These two pictures were taken at Big Bear where the Hollyhocks are still in bloom!

Driving by the garmet district in downtown LA
Hope you enjoyed my little touch of Pink today
Please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound
for lots more Pinks

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hodge Podge of Greeness

GREEN Palm frons against the bluest of skys, I never get tired of seeing it
A portion of a fern class this week is GREEN. How cool is that picture above.
It was in a "lighthouse" style building and it was reflecting the green behind us.

This isn't the best picture of a little green fence...but it works for "green"!

This is where we went over the weekend. It was just beautiful. Please check out other delightful greens at Jenny Matlocks classroom

And then there is the sweetest kitty Poodie Pood, he knows where a cozy pillow is~

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Zoom is Incredible!

We had a beautiful evening here in So. Cal.
I was standing up on the road. I couldn't even see the birds...that's why I drew you a circle...

I zoomed in with my new camera...unbelievable. Isn't that neat!!

I'll get back to blogging, I am so busy taking on=line classes.

Stephanie Lee's metalsmithing class. I have to read the PDFs

then watch her incredible videos, then you have to get busy and

cut and solder our fun fun,

Then I'm taking 2 photography classes with Jessica Wesolek
fantastic...So much to learn, then we have go out and take photos,

I didn't know it would be so hard to "find" the photos for her

to critique...learning so much!!

Then one of my blogging buddies husband had a massive stroke

that has left him in bad shape, then he got double phenomena

I'll be back with the color GREEN for Jenny Matlocks class

on Wed. night!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jenny Matlock's Ode to Yellow

Lovely yellow Lilly
Fresh lemons picked right off the tree...oh I love California!

another batch of fresh lemons
Enjoy other lovely Yellows at

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My day off

How cute is this store name, and the one I put on my header...all found in Balboa A trip by Hunnington Beach

on our way to Balboa. I love seeing these scooter outside the candy store

a little off the subject. I took this photo for class. We were to take "white" in the full sun to see the shadows and contrast

Love the detail of this street lamp

And inside the candy store...yum

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Take an LA trip with me??

Another Perfect day in Paradise!!! The weather was warm with a cool breeze. We started out
by having a Delicious lunch here by "The Grove" which is next to the Farmers Market, which is next to CBS.
Then we went to the "Grand Central Market" tons of people, cheap food!! People would sit on these adorable seats

There was a painting on one of the walls, how wonderful is this!!

For one of my photography classes, I am to take an interesting picture of the sky. She lives in New Mexico where the skys are beautiful. Ours are blue...just, to prove that it is the sky and not just a piece of paper. I took this wonderful light fixture
I hope you enjoyed a little piece of my day..

Saturday, August 7, 2010

happy pink saturday to all

I took this chair picture for one of my photography classes.
I got this one right...but I like how the flowers go from real, to painted, even thought
they arent the same kind of flower
I also took this one for class. The flowers fight with the birdcage.
But its a perfect photo for PINK SATURDAY
please visit others at How Sweet The Sound

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ode to Orange

So, here we go...Jenny Matlock chose the color ORANGE this week.
I must brag on my daughter just a bit. Stacey took all these delightful photos.
Yes, the famous Carmel apple
These flowers were at a farmers market

A field of orange flowers at the LA Arboretum

CB2 had this fun table scape, I had to buy one of the yellow cups. I love it

Outside our place

Whole Foods

Yep, Whole Foods again

How cute is this little boy in the Orange shirt

Look at the paint job on the VW.
Be sure and take off and visit other ORANGEs at Jenny Matlock
Don't you agree, Stacey takes fabulous photos...
and I have to pay $$ to learn how to take photos.
What fun we are struggling, and
watching her snap, snap snap the best pictures