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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Monday, May 11, 2015

A few from my sketch book...............

I know, I was supposed to stop doing the sketch book and start sewing. The machine is still on the table. I really did want to do some sewing but so many things have happened. I lost the enthusiasm and just drew instead. Maybe I will still get around to it because I want to make some cushions for the bench outside and a cover for the seat. This when its painted. I have to do that first. Seems like there is always something else that needs doing first
Anyway, some faces........

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I like doing faces
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My pages have no reason. I see something I like and try to do something like it. I enjoy doing flowers as well. You may see some things you may have seen elsewhere, could very well be. I do not copy exactly but I do my own version simply for the idea and practice.
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I am showing how my pages look as I do them. The above are selections from some of the pages.
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Ah well, thats enough for now, they don't really show up so well when they are enlarged like this.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pretty Girls...............

My poodle pals are looking smashing. All trimmed for Spring. Bodi likes to sit out on the deck and watch the world go by, but only if I sit with her. Unless she knows her dad is coming home. Then she will sit and look through the trellis.
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I need to scrub the deck but it was way too hot today. So Bijou, is feeling a bit better, I will take her back to the vet tomorrow to get checked before the weekend. Her tummy is sore and swollen. Anyway, she has been enjoying laying in the sun relaxing.
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Bella is so sweet and she wants to be on my lap. She eventually agreed to lay on the cushions with the others. She is saying "Why cant I sit on your lap mum"
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Brea chose to stay inside, but she did come out later wanting to play. That kid needs to go on a diet. She has a bum knee so she does not want to run around so much at the moment. After we get Bijou sorted out maybe we can get her knee fixed.
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Here they are soaking up the sun.
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Bodi moves to the shade
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She is supposed to be on a diet too. Still at least she is getting outside and walking around a bit.
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So that's my lot, enjoying the Springtime.