Monday, December 8, 2014

One More Project

One more sale this weekend and I'm done for this year.  Time to think about some projects I want to do not just items to sell. 

My daughter has this big large empty wall in her living room so I thought I'd tackle a painting.  Not my usual art form.  Especially this size.  Since the canvas I bought is 30" x 40" the largest I've ever tackled. 

So I painted, I cut and paste, painted some more.  Then started the process again,  more cutting and pasting.  Procrastinating is what it's called.  I'm having a hard time tackling the red poppies.  There will be no going back once I put the red paint on the canvas.

Finally, the poppies start to appear, then more grass, maybe some more poppies now that I got the hang of it.  That wasn't so bad after all.

But it needs some final detail.  A butterfly,  and a little Happiness character.  Ready to hang.  


The exciting part, besides my daughter likes it and it looks great over her sofa,  I got a request to do another only a little bit smaller.   

Since I'm not good with only one project going at a time I bought a pair of shoes to doodle.  For me, since I finally wore a hole thru my first pair of Tom's. 

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  My daughter is cooking today but I'm bringing my Orange Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Biscuits.  And I couldn't resist the yummy Pumpkin Orange Cake Rolls that Costco was sampling the other day when I was shopping. 

She has a bacon themed dinner planned, not sure what the means but will be happy to find out.  Even drinks made with bacon flavored vodka (?). 

Thought I would take this opportunity to post some of my newest work.  I've been playing around with some of the flower photos I took this summer.   Here's some samples and one finished and framed piece looking for a wall to adorn. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Feeling Inspired

If you are on Facebook then you have probably seen the post about the wife who doodled on her husbands car.   Well I have been challenged by a friend to do the same.  But before I start I think I need a little more info.  Not sure about the finish.  It rains in the Northwest. 

I know I can doodle on anything.  I started with a note pad, which grew to a larger journal, then I tried other objects just to see if I could do it.  I purchased used picture frames and covered with torn paper then finished with a doodle.  Wow, these turned out pretty cool and people bought them.  So lets see what else I can find to recycle. 

I progressed to a large wood clock, some old cobbler shoe forms, a serving tray and little boxes.  I've done shirts, and even some small furniture pieces.  I recently finished a large 3 panel canvas combining the mixed media and doodles.  So what's a car, just a little bigger canvas for doodling.  

I may need to think about this a few days.  But I don't feel intimidated by the idea, I've been looking for something larger, but I was thinking maybe a wall.  I've also had my eye on the plain white fan blades above my head.  Who knows stay tuned. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014


Well the rains have returned.  Yesterday was foggy in the morning and beautiful the rest of the day.  Today actually started out ok but by afternoon it started raining.  Really can't complain, we've had a long warm summer.  Here it is the end of September already.  After all this is what the Pacific Northwest is known for. 

I spent a fun day yesterday with my daughters, celebrating two of our birthdays.  We wondered the Pearl District in Portland, shopped a little, ate and drank a little, laughed a little and had a great time together.  One more birthday to go,  I think we might go for a hike.  

If you get a chance check out my shop on Zazzle.  I just added some new items today with a pair of doodled ballet shoes.  

Finished a little recycled jewel box this week and another three doodled, recycled candlestick birdhouses.   I've added both items to my She Who Doodles Etsy shop.

Working on another jewel box then onto a chair I picked up cheap at a thrift store. 

I love working on multiple projects at a time.  Something is always drying before the next step anyway so makes it easy.   

I feel like I've been on the computer most of the day, guess I better close out and fix some dinner.  Time for some cold weather meals, time to get the crock pot out. 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Into Fall

I can feel the change of season finally.  We've had a longer then usual very warm summer.   Mind you, I'm not complaining but I'm ready for the cooler days of Autumn. 

It's been a busy summer, several outdoor fairs although I had to miss that last one in August due to a case of shingles.  Yuk!  That took care of most of August and into September.  If you haven't had the vaccine I recommend getting it.  My honey had never had chicken poxes so he ran out and got the shot.  I hadn't bothered with the vaccine, one: because I just don't like the idea of all the side effects and two: I only knew one person that had ever had shingles.  Wrong, as soon as I knew what I had friends and family said "oh yeah I had them"  another acquaintance said she's had them twice.  I was lucky, I don't think I had them as bad as some but it took almost 4 weeks to start getting back on my feet. 

Then tragedy struck our family my sister and best friend died.  It's a lost I will not soon get over.  She has been suffering from Alzheimer's for some years now, and if you know much about it you'll know it in itself does not take lives.  My sister lost most ability to care for herself and was getting more frail each time we visited.  She was taken to the hospital with lung congestion and unable to breath.  She died on 9/11.  Already a day planted in our memories. 

My sister was 14 years older then me so from the time I was born till recently she was always there for me.  As adults we became even closer.  The two of us could conquer anything together.  We learned to pump gas, change a tire and loved to shop.  At one time we were considered hardcore shoppers.  We even spent 3 days in Edmonton Alberta at the mall.  Stayed at a hotel in the mall and never left the mall for 3 whole days.  A shoppers dream.  We had such fun.  I will miss her dearly.

I'm trying to get back on track with my art.  I have a couple of holiday events scheduled and a couple more waiting for the jury process.  Looking forward to a few days at the beach on my own.  A little change of scenery and some time alone is just what I need before getting deep into the holiday season. 

I've been working on some more recycled candlestick birdhouses.  Here's my last batch, more in the works.
And one more pix I couldn't leave out, my grandson catching the ball to make a touchdown for his high school varsity football team.  It was such an awesome catch, of course I am a proud grandma.  They won 40 something to zero. 
Thanks for visiting.  It's good to blog again. 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Doodles

Just a few new doodles.

The last photo is one continuous line.  The pen never left the paper from beginning to end.  Just something I had to try, to see if I could and if it would look like anything.   You'll have to be the judge.

A little recycled table I just finished painting and doodling.  I'm selling this for $75 (US) if you are interested contact me.   It will not be posted to my Etsy Shop.

I'm always doodling on something.   Check back to see what is next. 

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Surprise in the mail

Just when I thought I had received all the postcards from ihanna's annual swap, I get a surprise.  One last, late card.  Awesome,  surprise.  Maybe there is another out there,  obviously I had miscounted.

This is a beautiful card from Angela in Virginia.  You can see her process at Making Mayhem blog.
Sorry to say this is the end of this years swap.  Thank  you all, and thank you Hanna for hosting another fun swap.

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