Sunday, February 27, 2011

Home alone

I went to a baby shower for my cousin today... and this left Scott home alone for a few hours.  He's a big boy, no worries right? I was picturing him vacuuming away... cleaning some animal cages, polishing my tea pots, folding laundry; you know.
This is what was really going on.....

Yes, there is definately a chicken on my kitchen table....

She seems to be quite a hit with the cats... I must check to see if the kitties have all their eyeballs still.
The coordinator of art class.

The goats got into the act too it seems!
Who knew how talented they all are?

Admiring her handy work.

So now you know which print is Marley's.

Ava in green...

This he has titled this "outside the box" ~ which it seems is where we dwell. :)

Missy looks particulary pleased with "art"....

He tells me that all the animals (excluding the fish, as it would clog their gills, and the rabbits as paint makes them angry, and Sqeaky the duck who is missing a few toes from an old frostbite injury and is rather sensitive about her feet) are included in this work of art.  He also would like to state that no animals were harmed in the making of this art.  The paint is non toxic, washable paint intended for children to play with.

I'm thinking of going off for a few hours next weekend.... just to see what happens.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Life's little annoyances...

Usually we tend to wax poetic about all that we love and hold dear… but, it came up the other day that surely there were things that rubbed me the wrong way, and got under my skin; so why not mix it up a little and share the less loved side ~ the things I DON”T like!
So, without further adieu, and in no particular order, let’s see what I don’t like.

People who are fake and impressed with themselves… not to mention their cars, jewelery, etc.

Having to put my wet, sandy feet into shoes *eeeewww*

Hot Tuna (like tuna casserole).

Hot Dogs (I won’t creep you out with all the reasons why)

Leeches (both the slimy ones found in water and the human kind)

Mosquitoes, gnats, black flies and other blood sucking insects

Change ~ I function better with a predictable routine; and if it ain’t broke I don’t want to fix it!

Being in a hurry

Bugs touching me (dead or alive) As long as they don’t touch me, I’m fine with them.


Team Sports

Loud noises

Scary movies (life can be scary enough, why add to it?)

Motorcycles (some of them are pretty to look at, but that’s it.)

Misplacing things (it keeps me awake at night!)

Flying (just not ever quite relaxed up there…)

Slush (the result of it raining when it should be snowing)

Having to repeat myself, repeatedly

Fingernails scraping across a chalkboard…

The sound of metal against metal (like the husband sharpening his scraper blade)
 *GOOSEBUMPS* at the mere thought…

Hot, humid, airless weather

The smell of gasoline, or even worse ~ diesel fuel

Stupid questions
( I know they say there are no stupid questions, but let’s face it ~ that’s just not true.)

Close talkers (people who feel the need to sidle up to you to speak inches from your face; if my hair moves in the breeze from you speaking ~ be assured you are too close!)

I’m sure there are other things, but those are some of the major players.
I’ll leave you in peace now, to contemplate what’s been buggin’ you. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On a Wednesday night in February

Yup, just an ordinary Wednesday night in February.  Coming to you from the corner of the kitchen; the pantry light is shining onto my right side, Mumford and Sons playing in the CD drive, husband working on his project behind me on the kitchen table, laundry whirling, dinner simmering... fire crackling in the fire place.
So now that you know where i'm coming from...
I decided to start with a few pages from my sketchbook, some newer, and a couple from back a few pages ~ mostly unseen by the world.  And, if my patience holds out, i'll show you my gnomes and bunny cups too! So let me commence with the photo loading and see if i can wear down my last nerve.... 
This is my imaginary farm stand at Onion Patch Farm (that's Scott disguised as a rabbit).
I suppose this is me diguised as a mouse repotting my terrarium.

This one is done from one of Sandras beautiful photos, she can tell you what i can never remember! I should leave the pen and ink city scapes to the lovely and talented Eve, but i figured what the heck, i'd share it anyway! :)

ideas, some real, some imaginary....

The gnew gnomes, and their rabbit friend. 
Done in paperclay, instead of polymer clay.... just a slight learning curve.

teeny tea cups, because i love the ones that Julie Whitmore  makes, and i wanted to have some for my tiny rabbits!

See how the bunny looks up longingly at the cups?

And some paper clay birds to perch on the twig arms of my snowmen...

So there you have it.... the pictures went pretty well tonight! Yeah. My nerves are even intact!
  I will have to look up the pictures of the roots and stumps... those will need to be scanned in ~ as back in the cave days i didn't put them on CD's ! My good old Minolta X370 would be horrified if it new what i was doing now adays! I'm sure all you ladies would love a stroll down memory right??
and now; I bid you all adieu until we meet again here in Blogland...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day 2011

Happy Valentines Day to you all ~ near and far!
I pulled out all the culinary stops and made cupcakes!
(don't be silly, it's from a box of cake mix :) )

This is part of the card my Mum made for me..
Just a little Valentine art... :)
Even Mother Nature gets into the act! (sent to me by a lovely friend from England)

I have been far to quiet here in Blogland... I must get back into the swing of it post haste!
Topics to come?
Things I GREATLY dislike...(by special request)
A fasion show perhaps... (odd?)
My nest? (i.e. corner of the couch, and it's surrounding area)
Pages from a sketch book....
We'll see....
What do you think?