Wednesday, July 23, 2014

here fishy, fish


I don’t have any goldfish. I have enough trouble just cleaning up regular water bowl spills. For some reason, my cats love to play with their water.

Is that normal?

I don’t think it would be fair to the fish around here. So for now, we are fish-less here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

here birdy, birdy

This is why I have to keep my cats indoors. The temptation is too great.

Monday, July 21, 2014

icad catch up and a kitty

The ICAD challenge is getting near the end. I’ve really enjoyed it again this summer. Working this size is just perfect for me. Easy enough to draw something out quickly and not stress over it too much!!


And making gelli plates is so much fun. I have so many now…I think I’ll start doing some collage pieces.


I’ve seen some inspiring pieces out on Pinterest.


I did a few kitty drawings over the weekend. This is the only one with color so far. A lazy cat on the front porch.


A lazy cat? That’s funny. Aren’t they all lazy ☺

Friday, July 18, 2014

kitty and book


This is what happens when I try to curl up with a good book.

My cats just don’t understand why I would stare at inanimate objects for such a long time. I must look sad or something when I read…that’s the only reason I can come up with to understand why the cats MUST sit on my book when I read. Are they trying to comfort me?

Either that or they are just overdue for a good pat on the head.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

icad catch up

I’ve been keeping up with my daily ICAD.

Here is a weeks’ worth to catch you up on “what I ate” this past week.

Watermelon…I think I mentioned before that I could eat my weight in watermelon. Easily. This bowl…WAS my favorite…I broke it putting in the sink. It was a set of two. Now it’s a set of one.


Vino. I have a glass a week. Give or take a glass.


Pizza and beer. I have a bottle of beer a week. Give or take a bottle.


New recipe. This is my new favorite “salad to go”…it is yummy.


Cantaloupe. We are finally getting some good ones at the market.


I tried a new fruit this week. Champagne Mango. Now, I love mangos but this variety has the texture of butter. It was delish.


Tomato. I could eat these like apples! Ours are starting to ripen this week. So for a while, every meal will have tomatoes!! Which is ok with me.


Bon app├ętit ☺

Monday, July 14, 2014

fresh from the garden

I weeded the garden on Saturday. When I was done, I brought in a few friends with me.

Here is Zinnia and Salvia and Coneflower.


Another view of Coneflower with Miss Daisy. Daisies always seem to be female. To me, anyway.


Here is a Black-eyed Susan from the back side, with another Zinnia and Daisy.


Another view.


And another.


Here is a Wildflower. When I don’t know the name of something, it’s a Wildflower.


Here is a whole bunch of Wildflowers with a few Chives blossoms thrown in the mix. I think the little white flowers might be weeds. Or Wildflowers.


And here is one lone Sunflower.


And that’s what’s in the garden this week.

Friday, July 11, 2014

friday flowers

Omigosh…it’s Friday already.

I love Fridays.

Half day at work…this means a few extra hours I get to spend in the studio.

Dobby gets to go to doggie daycare this afternoon…she likes Fridays, too!

I’m getting a haircut this afternoon.

Friday nights are YOYO at our house. I don’t fix dinner…You’re On Your Own! Also known as clean out the fridge night ☺

Life is good.


I’m linking to Paint Party Friday. I changed up my palette a little for this painting…used more cool colors instead of warm.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

kitty at the door

Just dropping by for a quick hello…

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

fudgsicle, cherries and tea

These are low calorie…and delicious.


These are, too. ☺ I love cherry season.


Ah, heck, I like food season.


My morning tea this week has been a rose petal blend. It’s really tasty. I was not expecting it to be so good.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

gardens view and a new kitty

The evenings are hot but bearable so I did some quick sketches in the backyard.

Here is Chauncey, the garden gnome. The birdbath is ringed with daisies…which need to be deadheaded. That’s on my To Do list.


Do you like my sticks? I saw this idea on Pinterest so I painted up some branches and “planted” them here and there.


Birdbath #2 is in the herb garden. I have to fill both of the baths at least twice a day. The birds use them a lot and sure know how to splash all the water out!


I’ve started doodling more of these cats…hopefully I’ll find time this week to put them on watercolor paper and start painting.