This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Back to the sketch book..................

I got back to drawing and watercolour. I did not like using pencils. This book was not for paint but in the end I did it anyway so the pages are wrinkled. Still it's not for anyone but me. I have enjoyed doing faces and like flowers. I see a picture and draw it. Its just practice for me. I will just post what I have done mainly without comment. If anyone views this remember, this is just an idea book and practice.
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I am trying to loosen up and make my drawings more fluid, not so stiff. They don't need to be realistic for these exercizes.
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The trouble with a sketchbook is if its a crappy picture you are pretty much stuck with it.
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Before I am done with the book I put in quotes and will go back and fill in empty pages and spots that can use more on them.
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Sorry there was so much this time. I have not done this for some times.
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Thank goodness,that's it for today. I have this many again waiting to be painted. I won't wait so long next time though. They always look better in the book than they do here. I will have to stop doing this and work on some actual pictures. Then I will have to do a better job.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Nifty Thrifty......................

Today I got to visit my favourite thrift shop. I am so glad I did.
Laura had the day off, but we both needed to go grocery shopping so why not go together right?.
Well first we stopped at Kohl's because I had a Kohl's Cash for 30 dollars and a 12 dollar certificate and 20 percent off. I got more than I intended, naturally. I wanted to get socks for Tristen but ended up also getting him shorts and Tee shirts. I still need to get him some shoes and summer play shoes. Anyhooo I also found a few Tee shirts for me, last time I was shopping for Gerry and Tristen. Anyway, that was fun.
We decided to go to the thrift shop next. I found some great deals.
I needed some new pots and pans but did not have the money to lay out a couple of hundred to get some. Well look at this.
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Large sausepan 6 bucks, small for 4 bucks and I think the small frying pans were about 4 dollars each.
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So that was a great deal I thought.
I also found a couple of berry or desert glass dishes. 1.99 each and now I have 4, I look for that pattern when at garage sales. The glass on the outside is like cut glass.
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Another fruit dish, nope can't resist.
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This butterfly for my garden will look pretty hanging from a tree.
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Then this pink vase with a fairy on it will be a nice addition a well.
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I think I did pretty good don't you. We decided we better go to lunch before we went grocery shopping. So we did. That was fun and Laura paid for a Mothers day gift, so that was nice too.
Jason sent me some flowers. I am glad they were mini roses because I can put those in the garden and they should do well for a few years anyway.
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By the time we had finished with grocery shopping we had about 1/2 hour to relax before I went to pick up Tristen. We were going to go visit Alex grave for Mothers Day after we got Tristen but I think we will now go on Sunday. He has gone to his Aunts for the weekend but she will bring him home in time to go out to the cemetary. We did enough damage for one day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Just a few today.............

On Saturday we took all four poodles to Brenda's Pet Parlour for haircuts. We had to do it in shifts.Two by two. They shake like its mid winter and they are outside or something. Funny how they know where they are going. The groomers or the vets. You would think they would love being groomed and relieved it's not the vets. Brenda always does a wonderful job and they always look so cute, they go in looking like strays and come out all beautified.
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Bijou is always cold after a hair cut. It has been almost a year since she had her last operation for stones. We keep her on antibiotics and special food. She still has her treats etc but so far is acting pretty normal. Thank goodness we said no when asked about putting her to sleep. She is active, happy and seems as though she has a few more years in her yet. We take it one day at a time and are thankful she is not in pain.
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Bella is looking sweet as always. I love them with long hair but it gets matted and their ears get mucky.
She was keeping warm on the heating pad and chewing a chewy
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Brea was hiding in her usual spot
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Brenda says Bodi is like a little bowling ball. She has bad hips and knees and so Brenda just rolls her around to get her done.
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Between picking up two and dropping two off I just had to stop in at the Goodwill store right there where Brenda's shop is. Could not help myself. Thankfully not much for me today. Some of their prices are too high for me for things I don't actually need. Still I found 3 treasures. This little pot for one
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A teapot. I like this one and may keep it inside. Not sure yet. I have a couple that have chips in that I will put outside and replace them with this one.
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Then this little candle house thingie. I pick these up when I see them and have a sort of collection in the house. I already have this one so it will go outside.
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I did find when looking through my garden stuff that a lot of things I made didn't survive the storing in the garage. What with Tristen moving his things in and out and my husbands idea of packing things away. Well, lots of broken things. I am saving that china stuff and maybe use for mosaics (like that will happen hehe)
So all for now.