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. 

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs

Cyndee

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday

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. 

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs

Cyndee

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. 

Hugs

Cyndee

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. 

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs

Cyndee

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.

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs

Cyndee


Thursday, May 15, 2014

ihanna's Postcard Swap Update

It's always sad when the last postcard arrives.  I got all 10 rather quickly this year.  I wanted to share them all with you.

It always amazes me how different they all are.  The cards on the right are from Jenny Pesavento in Colorado Springs,Liven Geelmuyden in Norway, Kit Wojcik in Long Lake Minnesota, Jeane Sliney from Duluth Minnesota and Charlotte in Sweden.

One thing you can't see in the photo is the back of Jenny's card.  It has a little pouch with a secret message.  Such a cute idea.  Charlotte  put two cards in a large envelope.  Double surprise.

Nancy actually painted 4 cards then cut them apart into smaller cards.  Jeane used a piece of corrugated cardboard for hers.  All very original. 

On the left, postcards from Linda Hartzig in Gastonia North Carolina, Eleaca Young in Cantwell Alaska and sally-Ann Garret on the Isle of Wight in the UK.

I must apologize to Eleaca for not sending a thank you.  You didn't give me an email address.  I do love the card with my morning coffee. 

Linda's card is the first I've ever received made entirely of fabric.  It's appliqued and quilt stitched.  Sally's card was the largest.  I love them all.  Thank you so much.

Thank you ihanna for hosting another great postcard swap.  I do look forward to this each year.

Hugs to all, thanks for visiting.

Cyndee

PS:  I found Eleaca's website, finally got to thank her for the cute card.




Monday, May 5, 2014

iHanna's Spring Postcard Swap

It's that time of year again for ihannas postcard swap.   It's such fun to make the cards and mail them all over the world.  Then the best part is waiting to see what comes back to you from 10 other artisans also from around the world.  Last year I even got a surprise from an old friend I hadn't seen for years.  What a surprise, we have since reconnected over lunch and facebook.

Well mine are ready for the addresses then to the mail box.  Each one original.

Which one will be yours?

Curious?  You can see the work of many other participating artist at:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/postcards2010/pool

Thanks for visiting today.

Hugs

Cyndee