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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Conflict of Interest

My muse and I often have totally different Ideas of what needs to be done.

Case in point: I want to keep adding to the ‘series’ of blind/half blind watercolor faces I’ve been working on.
To that end I sat down and started drawing faces in my journal but……they weren’t working.
They didn’t have that ‘wonky’ quality I was looking for. 
And the more I drew the less wonky they were!

Kinda’ brings to mind that saying “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a Prince’.  
I guess you have to draw a lot of faces before you get one that works! LOL

My easel…..is still waiting……lol

Monday, June 27, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

I Don’t Like Him, I Don’t Dislike Him

Like always I think I need some time and distance to ‘assess’.

But I’m calling him DONE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Another face from a half blind contour. It’s a work in progress….

Started as this in my journal:

Then I enlarged it to this:
So far so good.......
Let's hope I don't ruin it! lol ;)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

I'm Ready!

Air temperature: 94°
Pool temperature: 86°
I'm Ready!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Talk About Being Big Headed.....

(Just someone I ran into recently.....)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Punny Monday

How does NASA arrange for a party? 
They planet! 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bound and Determined

I'm going to learn to do watercolor portraits if it kills me (and it just might, lol!)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Throwback Thusrday

The next page in the Innocents at Home and Abroad scrapbook. 
I need to keep them in chronological order for them to make sense of his time in the service even if I have no idea who most of the people are, lol! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I’m So Excited……

And I just can’t hide it!
We’re getting our very own Waffle House! Right here in River City!!!!
No more driving all the way over to the interstate for scrambled eggs and waffles!!!!

I don’t care what anybody says, there’s nothing better than a good ‘ole greasy southern breakfast! 
I know, I’m easily amused…..LOL

Monday, June 6, 2016

Punny Monday

Why do ghosts make bad liars? Because you can see right through them! 

Friday, June 3, 2016

He's the BEST

Husband noticed since I bought my table top easel (50% off all easels at Michael's in case you want one) I was a bit crowded on my workbench. 
So he put up shelves for me! 
He's the best!!! 
And because I know you want a closer look at what's on my new easel.....
A page in what has become my 'I don't really care how it turns out' journal. 
It started out with splotches of bright inks but I didn't like where it was going so I gessoed over it and used one of the blind contour faces I drew as an exercise in the Yellow class. 
Then just played around with my Inktense blocks in a sort of 'dry brush' technique. 
I wasn't sure if I liked the outcome but she has grown on me! 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire!

My whole life my father told me he was multilingual! He claimed he spoke Latin, French, Italian, German as well as English and a ‘smattering’ of other languages that helped him negotiate his way around Europe during the war.  
Now I find THIS!
If he were still alive I would SO call him out on this!!!!!  

This was a little newspaper he and some of his buddies put out for their unit.