Sunday, July 19, 2015

Well we just got back from summer vacation at the beach.

Only five days and no other vacations this year so had to make the most of it all!
 We swam in the waves, walked along the beach,
 stuck our toes in the waters and sands
 enjoyed the sounds,
 enjoyed the smells and the ocean,
 relaxed in our beach chairs,
 found shells and rocks,

and other neat stuff!

Close sleeping arrangements in such a tiny cottage, sweet little brotherly love!

Big brother got the good bed one or two nights.

 Mimi made shrimp scampi and Kathi came to visit with Harriet.
 I got My mom a new Panama Jack hat and she loved it!
I had a pinnacollada!

The side of our cottage.

 Finishing up our first meal at Captain Jacks, which is where my collage is now hanging at their bar!
 That was so good and they are full, I took my desert home with me.
Green things can grow through beach rocks.

Mimi and her first grandchild.

Shrimp Scampi

A beach bunny, and no we did not eat him!

But we did have noodles with our Scampi

Another pinniacollada


had some of this!

This is really good too but not this year, last year though!!!!

ate one of these

cool private beach

egrets in the marshes

me in my suit on the deck

trying to feed the birds

tiny cottage bedroom

tired after a long beach day

Seth and Harriet on the beach!

me with my morning coffee getting ready to look for shells!

Last night there at a fancy restaurant!

Mimi had lamb chops.

Ron and I had sea food pyayai for two! Yummmers!!!

Seth had seared salmon

slow cooked beef

my hubby

sexy muscle building waiter, wouldn't let me feel his muscles though, yes I asked!

Another pinniacollada!

Little boy on back deck!

We found a nest under the deck where we shower before going into the cottage after a day at the beach. my son said it was abandoned, so his idea was I use it in my art work. So we got it down but inside were three blue robins eggs!

Just like the eggs I had been painting in this art work my entire vacation!How cool is that!

I also painted this angel and met a guy on the beach during one of my walks who makes wings for people angel wings. He even sells them for movie props! I thought that was neat!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some art I finished this past week!

  The first of two pieces for this weeks completed art is a shadow box that was actually started and given to me by a friend of mind whose name is Mary. She had started it with a broken box as the glass was out but I used that for my implant of the piece of chicken wired screen!  She had the lady and the lace and black and white papier already as well. Added the wasp nest and dripped it with bees wax. Special ordered the gold metal bees and placed five to make it a balanced piece. I prefer uneven numbers. The topper crown is from a bottle of crown royal(I think) glued on top well with some E6000 than added the red rhinestones and glittered them over with sparkling cheap gold acrylic paint. Placed the screen in the notched out part where the glass once was and than added that antique broach, so it's pinned on there and then a touch of glue to make sure it won't fall off, glittered up the center rose to bring unity to the piece integrating the silver and gold  metal tones.
  My friend Mary had added the white bust and I just had the perfect wings for her made of cloth so on they went. The clock under glass came from my collection of doll house miniatures and I have received several of those in lots so thought it would be great to part with one here. I also had these little brown balls that might be seeds and they mimic the nest in a sort of 3rd or fourth dimension so in they went as well.

 The bees were placed in a way that they would seem like they are producing hive like behaviors.
 Dripping the nest and other parts of the box with bees wax was fun and added a neat textural element!
 The proper looking English lady is named Peggy or Marguerite was given  a queens crown.Going  to soon change the front name to Mary, as Mary doesn't like to be called Peggy. Sorry Mary!
 Mary had placed felt on the sides and I simply added some stenciling and more bees wax, a few touches of white paint to distress it up a bit more.

 The back although you can not read it too well due to poor photography here says," Good night Marguerite" Good Night"! The piece is actually on the smallish side. A mere 5x7 or so inches, a nice shelf keeper.
 Next is a self portrait prompted by the Life Book class.

 We used magazine color blocks to make a mosaic look and some hand painted and drawn designs along with some neat transfer elements to bring a further mosaic look to these pieces.
A snowy place in our yard and some birds and butterfly, and a beetle type scarab for signs of nature and the Spring/Summer weather as we passed from winter (which seemed to be never ending this year! Wanting to make myself looking up as away of recognizing God in my life, thus the halo and saintliness of me  being only pure through God's love. An interesting way to make a self portrait.