Friday, August 1, 2014

i didn’t mean to be away so long

My grandson has been visiting this week so I haven’t been in the studio at all. Too many other things to do…fixing puzzles, watching Frozen (twice), trips to library, trips to ice cream parlor, dog walks, etc.

So all I have to offer today is a cat that I finished earlier and had misplaced. It’s good to clean up the studio now and then. I find all kinds of treasures ☺

Happy Paint Party Friday!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

icad catch up

I can’t believe that another summer of ICAD challenge is nearly over.

I tried to make a good veggie choice when we ate out. This was really bad. Asparagus season has been over for a while.

Yummy tea from the local tea and spice shop.

I love summer corn.

On my salad.

This is yummy and so easy.

Breakfast at Panera.

My husband doesn’t like watermelon so I HAVE to eat the whole thing myself.

This tasted better than it looks. Lots better.

At the end of the challenge, I may have to create a booklet like this to keep them altogether. Isn’t this great?

Friday, July 25, 2014

this week’s garden

Here’s what’s in the garden this week.

Daisies, black-eyed Susans, zinnias and wildflowers.

Marigolds and mums

Black-eyed Susan, daisies, salvia and Sweet William…a view of the backside.

And a little kitty says hello…

Thursday, July 24, 2014

can I sit with you?

I never get to sit in a chair by myself. And, I usually have to ask permission first if I want to sit down.

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.