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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Got the new cushions for the old patio chairs today!

 They were really bad the old ones were wholly and gross, husband was going to throw them away but I said : "No husband let's just buy new cushions". So we did! Even though our pool is ugly and our lilac bushes have been shaved we still have a pretty nice yard!
Looking into the angel garden.

walking down the path to the angel garden.

About to cross the bridge to the angel garden.


Molly's grrave.

Guardian rock angel

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Garden at the end of the drive.

One rose bush that never dies!

I want to paint this pink peony!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Today I made no art!

I woke up, made my ritualistic cup o' java, read my bible, and then went crazy pruning my lilac bushes! I don't think we are supposed to do that in this time and season but I don't care. I hate when the bushes are taller than me so chop chop chop off went their heads and most of the foliage. Who cares they grow like weeds and next year they'll be strong than ever.
I pruned the lilac bushes because I don't like them to grow taller than me! Next year there will be more foliage and flowers so don't worry!
  Then the pool man came and filled our 18 foot around four foot deep pool. My hubby fixed the hole yesterday a mouse chewed into it and so thought we would be all set! Not the case, three more pinpoint holes in the sides of the round device I now consider my torture chamber of horrors!!!! Yes I said it, the swimming pool we mainly fill for our ten year older at 215.00 dollars for water only not including the scid balancers is a torture device for me. There I was freaking out watching as my 215.00dollars trickled through the pools sides. Also some gushing through the filter connections as well! No one to help me. only my ten year older was home. Hubby had his car and was gone until later than usual because of son number twos new job making minimum wage at sears! Number one son had my car for his bag boy job at Market basket, none would be home for hours. I tried calling dad in thoughts he could whip over with a repair kit and his plumber skills, aaaaah but no! He only has availability when there's dog poops everywhere to be cleaned!
  So here I was jumping in the fresh squeezed freezing Milford water. Shock had set in and I thought if it weren't for my frugility this wouldn't even be happening. I was able to patch one spot but the others were impossible. The second spot was very tiny and way at the bottom of the pool I even somehow got dizzy trying to fix that one. Finally I simply clamped off the filter outlets with stoppers and then duct taped the others with x's on them in black pen so my husband could redo them as soon as he got home!
 I do not handle stress well because my son was asking me if I was mad at him. I was being very grumpy about this whole endeavor. So I reassured him I was not angry at him rather it was the stress of all the cost and then watching the money pour out the holes. I said: "I guess I need to see it as more of an adventure!" "Adventure" he exclaimed! "Yes" said I,the adventure is this: to see if the holes could indeed be plugged before the $ 215.00 DOLLARS worth of water all ran out of the pool! He laughed and thought that funny! I wasn't laughing much though!
   I even tried to get him to go into the pool and take a patch down to the bottom for me but he would have none of it the boy who is usually our fish! Too cold said he and with refusal got out of the pool!~ I tried shouting him back into the pool , threatening him back into the pool even bribing him back but nothing would work! I finally faced the fact he was too young to help me. I was in this and in the pool alone now.




A success since there's still water in our pool!
 I did the best I could and hubby finally came home with a kit. One lousy kit and he's still out there now trying to fix one hole! Guess I have to go help him now! He's the one getting in the pool this time I tell ya!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What does the gelli plate say?

A fox with an attitude!

A spoof on the song; "WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?"

Part gelli plate part hand painted straight onto paper!






Just having some fun experimentation with the gelli plate and the kids! This one was mine though.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I finally swapped out a long awaited swap I was hosting!

Guess I will stop hosting now since I just wasn't into it anymore. I used to host like crazy when I first started doing mail art but then just got burnt out. Not sure why though, it got more expensive that's one thing since postage went up so high and fast. Kind of discouraging but I will still swap one on one with folks when I have time and am motivated. Much cheaper then  bunch of players, some not payers and other overseas
This might be my favorite for some reason!


This one is a surprise!

I liked the gelli plate effect on this one.

Fruit
Some Daisies I think


See the Joey for my Joey!

Funny little piggy!
. Very expensive indeed! Love me my peeps though!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy fathers day all you dads!

My dad, my husband and two of our three children went to "The Outback"  for a luncheon today. Number one had to work, sorry son. The waitress was very nice but I thought the food was gross this time. Everything seemed so salty compared to usual, the salad was wilted and the croutons were stale! Nasty! I really wanted chicken and shrimp and they don't serve that anymore without an extra charge. So I got a filet which I had planned to only eat part of and then give the rest to hubby but they forgot the shrimp. So I never got the shrimp until almost the end of my meal, and they didn't taste right to me either. The cheesecake was good though! Yuck I'd rather stay home!!! Hope my dad and hubby know they are loved.
      I am also working on this painting for a friend of mine. I have known her for 12 years but we lost touch for a while, now I see her again whenever I go to the CLUBHOUSE. She has had a hard life but has an optimistic personality makes you love being around her, she's always fun even when things are really trying for her.
  She might be getting her daughter back soon after losing her do to a seizure disorder amongst other things she had no control over. She's very good with children.  I think her little girl would be best with her sweet mama.
   Her birthday is coming soon and she asked me to make her a
My poison ivy is getting better!





painting as she has nothing for her apartment walls. She loves Jesus, and goes to church often so this is what I am making for her. Not quite finished but I love how it looks so far! Hope she does too!
Happy Birthday Amanda!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Keeping my hands busy while my face heals from poison ivy!


colorized with acrylic paint crayon d'ache, water color pencils and black ink, added mixtures of color combined with gesso!

Just messin' around with a friends envelope! Can you find the Joey animal for my Joey friend?

closeup of Day two drawing for the 30 day challenge

My left hand times four blind contoured, colorized with Marvies and a black ink pen

Les Feldman reading Psalm :73 another blind contour ATC! Fun Stuff!!!

poison ear ivy

leaves of three let em be!

Behind blue eyes!

The next day these birds learned to fly and were gone!

Side of our backyard one of our many gardens!

Front mid yard which I call 'LADY SLIPPER ALLY"!

One of my few bachelor buttons!

Have a tweet day!

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