.....and other random stuff......

Monday, April 24, 2017

Punny Monday

What is Donald Trump telling Independents? Orange Is The New Black. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Organization is a Bitch

In all this house remodeling we are doing I have decided some downsizing and purging in the studio is in order too. I watched a video the other day and was inspired to wrangle my pens/pencils/markers into some sort of cohesive order…… {snort}
So I went on Amazon and bought myself some cases. 
I did a quick estimate and figured one 80 slot carrying case for the Copics would work and the 120 slot pencil holder would work for my pens/pencils.
They arrived yesterday and I happily lugged all my “stuff” out to the living room and began the organizing.

I may have more of a problem than I thought. :-/

The 80 slot case for the markers is about 100 slots too few….and we won’t even discuss the pencil/pen case.
I’ve decided I’ll donate all the markers that aren’t Copics and just divide the pens/pencils in half and donate them too…..wait……maybe I’ll keep the pens but donate the pencils….no wait……I may need those pencils someday……but wait……where am I going to keep them……sigh…..

I’ll be right back…..I have to go order something from Amazon………….
This is all the 'left over' stuff I don't have room for, hence the emergency order from Amazon. (And I'm not even showing the stuff  I'm donating to the art teacher......)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday

And so concludes our stroll down the memory lane that was my father's time in service....
Thank you for all your lovely comments and making me realize what a wonderful treasure I have in his scrapbook.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Best Pie EVER

I only make this once in a blue moon. As a matter of fact, the last time I made it was fifteen years ago.

It’s delicious, fattening (not fussy to make) and just plain decadent. Throw your diet and food restrictions out the window and just enjoy!

(for some reason Blogger won't let me change the type color to pink to let you know that's a hot link. But click on ANGEL PIE and it will bring you to the recipe.) 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Punny Monday

Why did the rabbit jump? No bunny knows! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

For Your Amusement

The week got away from me somehow and now it's Friday and this is as good as it's gonna get, so.........here ya' go, lol.
Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Big ‘Ole Fail

Sometimes the best laid plans blah blah blah……..
I had a scathingly brilliant idea for the small wall on my side of the bed in our newly designed bedroom.
I thought it was brilliant.
So I bought all the necessary hardware, had Husband install the wires and proceeded to hang prints of my artwork.
I thought I would enjoy seeing the fruits of my artistic labors on a rotating permanent display.

As it turns out…...not so much! LOL
(Sorry about the blurry exposure.....)

Scathingly brilliant idea, take two…..
Have Husband build and install floating white shelves.
Add a touch of greenery, caricatures of the boys, pepper it with a piece or two of original artwork, add a giraffe and a tchotchke (or two) and there you have the perfect wall decoration (it’s still a work in progress but you get the idea.)
MUCH better! 

(I'm beginning to think we might actually finish the bedroom.....someday.....lol)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Punny Monday

Do they have blood banks in England? No, but they have a liver pool! 

Friday, April 7, 2017


I haven’t been sketching much lately. Sad, but true.
I have two sketchbooks sitting on the couch next to me every night and I look at them forlornly. I’m just not motivated. And every time I pick one up, pen poised over the page, I just can’t think of anything to sketch.

It’s stupid, I know, but there it is. 

Fast forward to ‘Draw Tip Tuesday’
A weekly video posted by Koosje Koene co-founder of Sketchbook Skool an online venue offering classes from some of the best sketchers worldwide. 

Every Tuesday she offers tips on sketching.
This past Tuesday she was demonstrating ‘foreshortening’……on feet. Or more specifically toes.
I don’t know why but I am fascinated by drawing toes.
Fat toes, skinny toes, baby toes, big people toes, animal toes…….
They just make such a great subject.
Always available, just sitting there at the end of your legs (and still in focus with my reading glasses perched on my nose!)
So I took a few quick pics with my phone and got to it.
Hopefully this will break my slump.
Or…..I could make it my life’s work…… A STUDY IN TOES……..
Some are my toes and some are Husband's......I defy you to tell which is which....cuz I'm not even sure anymore......lol!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

In Dribs and Drabs

We’ve been taking a break on the home improvement front as of late. But because I know you’re waiting with bated breath (snort) to see how it’s coming along I’ll show you an update on the bedroom.
I want to lighten things up….not only in color but in attitude.
I am by no stretch of the imagination a ‘bling’ type girl.
But for some reason I wanted a ‘bling’ mirror for the bedroom.

So I went out on a limb and bought a mirror….a totally not in my usual style mirror. 
The juxtaposition of the mirror with the antique chest just tickles me! 
I smile every time I walk into the bedroom!