Sunday, January 31, 2010

Vintage

I love this photo I took. I turned it black and white, then gave it a touch of sepia

Jenny Matlock....

Jenny Matlock is having a giveway...cutest retro clock!! You can go check it out here.
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 29, 2010

Past Pink Saturdays

I didn't have have chance to get anything new finished for Pink Saturday. Please enjoy past work
A snowglobe
Watercolor Charm and Felted nest with pearls
A charm I painted for last years valentine season
One of my spoon easels
Happy Pink Saturday.
Thank you to Beverly, the host of Pink Saturday.
There is a huge list of participants at
How Sweet the Sound

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Spot of Tea

A little fun with Photoshop...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alphabe-Thursaday


This weeks lesson with Jenny for Alphabe-Thursady, is the letter "B"

http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
My "B" is for Bird, Bird nest and bird on a spoon pincushion.

The top photo is showing what my painting looks like after I added a few layers, one is peeling paint...how fun is that!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Latest Painting

Crackle Medium, spackle, acrylics, watercolor crayons, french sheet music, matte medium.
Lots of texture on a 8 X 10 canvas board

Monday, January 25, 2010

Check this Out

Years ago we had some friends that had a couple of sons. We were on vacation with them, I remember the sweet southern boys playing with Stacey when she was around 4. We have since
lost contact with them. But, I facebooked them one day... One son, Joby Ogwyn, was on facebook. When I realized this was the same Joby...I had just watched him on a National Geographic Adventure show...I didn't make the connection at the time... Look what this guy is doing now...(long intro, but worth waiting for) Google: Wingman Joby Ogwyn. I tried to link it, but I couldn't,
Its on youtube.

When he summited Everest in 1999, he was the youngest American to ever scale its legendary routes; he's also the youngest mountaineer in history to ascend the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each continent).

And, in 2005, Ogwyn made history by smashing the speed ascent record of an 8,000 metre peak: the Tibetan peak, Cho Oyo, demolishing the previous record by nearly 2.5 hours.

check this out

Years ago we had some friends that had a couple of sons. We were on vacation with them, I remember the sweet southern boys playing with Stacey when she was around 4. We have since
lost contact with them. But, I facebooked them one day... One son, Joby Ogwyn, was on facebook. When I realized this was the same Joby...I had just watched him on a National Geographic Adventure show...I didn't make the connection at the time... Look what this guy is doing now...(long intro, but worth waiting for) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHPeNA-XABs I
I dont think that worked. try this wingman flying Joby ogwyn

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bird on Teacup

Here's what I painted last night. I don't think I'm finished yet...but we'll see.
When I am finished I'm going to put on a layer of wax
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I just have to toot my own horn for just a minute
I'm going to be blogged about...here, tomorrow,
I am so excited!!
Please come by and visit the site
Kathy is such a sweetheart.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

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Thank you to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for being our host. Hope you enjoy my bit of vintage pink.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday/Friday


This blog is new to me. I have decided to join in the fun. Please check out this blog http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/ She is a wonderful writer. I’ll be adding my blog to her Mr. Linky. I know I said I wouldn’t be back until Pink Saturday, but I found this blog and I wanted to join in the fun. I need some fun. Another blogger mentioned this Live Writer…so I signed up and I’m giving it a try. So, for my first letter…A… is for my longest best friend. Her name is Aletha…I love her name, always have.. it is so unique…she is so unique, and she is always there for me. We are suppose to write about the first thing that pops into our mind…A the perfect letter and word for my first Thursday…Alphabe-Thursday…Please come join me in the fun.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

My dad had the mildest stroke there is. His speech is slurred. They gave him some drugs and blood thinner and sent him home the same day as the stroke. Its been one day and what does the man do
drives across town to Costco to get laundry soap...mind you, there is a grocery store a mile down the road...but no, he endangers himself and everyone around him by driving when he told my mom "I feel kinda funny, not quite myself". I talked to my mom today, she doesn't remember anything, absolutely nothing. I had a good cry the night it happened, came home and have been reading the comments you, my blogging friends, have left me. I am touched beyond words. I knew this blogging was special, but until you really need it, you just don't know. Thank you so much. It makes me
feel so much better...really, I treasure each and every one of you! I'll be back for Pink Saturday
until then...I love you all!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Not Good

Going to be taking a little bit of a blogging break, my dad had a stroke today. He went in to have a cast removed off his wrist and it happened while he was there. I will mention. I am not close to my dad, he has chosen not to speak to me for the last 11 years. It is my mom I'm worried about right now. She is blind, and a diabetic, had a massive heart attach a few years ago. She is so fragile. My dad has verbally and mentally abused her for 61 years and yet she wants to be by his side. This is
hard for me.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Age

I adjusted the color of this photo. Cropped it...added an aged rose.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old Mailboxes Redo

I took this photo of old mailboxes...and after 6 layers and a bit of erasing...
This is what I came up with

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday. I started with this rose above...then after playing around in Photoshop
I got it to look like this.
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We've got some adjusting to do...our daughter was just laid off her job.
I know that if one door shuts another will open. But, boy, does it ever
hurt when hits your butt when it slams shut.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last Day

This is the last day for this little bird on my EBAY. If you purchase this because you saw it on my blog, let me know and I will add a few extra goodies. My EBAY button is on my right sidebar.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm An Addict!


Now I've done it! I cant help myself...I have an addiction problem! I can't stop and I don't really want to!! I'm signing up for another Photoshop Class!! All in the name of FUN!! Check it out!http://ilkasattic.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bee So Pretty

I added French text and for texture a piece of white carpet...neat huh. I'm learning, I'm learning!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Watercolor Tweeked

I did this years ago, so I pulled it out, took a picture and started fooling around with layers.
I lost a bit of the vibrancy but it was fun. Can you see some script in the vase, then grunge
around the edges.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Grunge Photos

I'm taking DJ Pettitts online class. I haven't had a chance to play around with learning Photoshop Elements 8 until today...so here is what I came up with....

Someone said this had a "tin type" look to it...they were right.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Zebra Print Painted Wall

It all started with a blank wall. I drew on a zebra print
Then I called in the troops to start filling in the X marked areas.
Stacey, Katlyn and I painted this in 3 hours, not bad.
This room belongs to this 17 year old Katlyn
This is the first coat
Finished room, I wanted you to get a visual as to how large we made this, by showing it next to the door.. Katlyn was thrilled.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pink Saturday and a Giveaway!!

I finally finished another bird. Check out my EBAY, link is on my sidebar. This is a cup and matching plate.
And for the Giveaway...this little Valentine hangy thingy. It could be hung on your door, or on a package.
Then on the other side is this heart
I tried to get a photo of the shimmer of pearl paint
This is a photo Stacey took.
Cute pair of pink sissors
Here is the picture, altered a bit, just for fun
Thank you to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for Hosting Pink Saturday.
There are lots of blogs to check out...I really like this one
http://encrecouleurs.blogspot.com/ and...
http://flowerhillfarm.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Good Laugh

Here it is!
Remember these wonderful textures that I said came from an old truck....
I may have exaggerated just a bit. lol. Heres the pickup. Its hard to see the colors, it was almost dark, but I just had to show you this.