Memory Box for Sister in law Emma

Memory Box for Sister in law Emma

Snowy Day

Snowy Day
Barn in snow with cardinals

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grisaille from Paint in

This is my rendition of Linda Coulter's Grisaille painting of a Magnolia.
Picture is grainy, but if it's any bigger, then it's too big.
I enjoyed painting this one.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Paint In

This morning it was raining, but turned out just cloudy the rest of the day and in the 50's. My best friend, Marcia came out to paint with me. She always brings me art supplies and unique things, to paint. She really spoils me! We painted on canvas, the Grisaille technique, one of Linda Coulter's , Magnolias. She also brought a Delft Painting Technique. I'll hopefully get these finished next week, for sure.
Vernon made us Pizza for lunch and Melinda brought over a Fruit Pizza, Yummmm.
How's that for a Paint-In? A wonderful day, indeed! Just wish we lived closer together.
Talk later!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


We've had a sorrowful journey this past weekend. Vernon's sister, Mattie who was 94 years old, died, Saturday and was buried this Monday. Traveled to West Virginia for services.
It was bitter cold with some snow on the ground.

I notice the Finch bird feeder needs refilling. There are always a lot of Finches here.
I can hardly wait for Spring this year.
Talk later!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blustery Day!

It has been one blustery day! Sky darkens, snow fluries, windy, then before you know it, the sun is shinning! Like March weather used to be.
We had a little trip to the Vet today. We have two Siamese cats, one we got from the shelter and she was spayed shortly after getting her. Then we found Chloe, and she is just now getting her surgery. Poor little thing, is just now waking up good, so she can walk straight now, (smile).
I know all you out there who have pets, they are like our "fur babies" and we love them.
Talk later!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Our Chapter has a workshop this Saturday with Dottie Kuhl, who is famous for her gourd art. She is a published Artist and a member of our Chapter. She does wonderful things with Quick wood, sculpting images incorporated with her gourds, we will be doing a Spindle Santa.
I have a bentwood box to paint and take to the class. Our Chapter does Memory Boxes for Hospice there in Charleston, WV. My dilelmma is always agonizing over what design to put on the box.
Talk later!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Paradise Lost

This week has been sort of a blur. Started with headache, Abdominal cramps and contined all week, today much better, hopefull it will all be gone before long. I don't make a good patient! Just sort of go to bed and cover up my head an don't bother me, lol. That sound terrible, now that I've written it. lol. Maybe I'll have something to show next week.
Our power went off again yesterday for a few hours but thankfully, before darkness arrived, it came back on. Vernon still working on generator!
Talk later!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Creative Day

Monday wasn't the usual "Blue Monday". I accompolished some things today.
I painted a Memory Box for a friend and did two ATC cards.
Base coated the inside of 3 more boxes for the Memory Box Program. So, I'm really happy. Thought I'd put the MB picture up.
Talk later!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A New Day

Here it is, the first day of another week! Our snow is melted and it was warm today.
I am determined to get up early in the morning and get something accompolished by the end of the day. Wednesday, I work at the Gallery, so will gather up something to keep me occupied there. Maybe take Colored Pencils and work on a design I've already started on suade paper . I also want to do more ATC for trading with other artists.
Talk later!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I went with my daughter, Melinda to a Garden Party this evening. Fun, I really enjoyed it. There were some lovely things to buy in their catalog, but I'm afraid I don't buy much anymore for decorating my house, etc.

It was in the 60's today. Son came and brought his grandchildren , two boys and two girls, our Great Grandchildren. Had a nice lunch for them and then they went home.

I have two projects I have to do, so maybe now that will motivate me to paint more.
Talk later!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lazy Day!

How many Lazy Days do you allow yourself? Seems like mine are getting far too many.
I can't seem to get motivated to get to painting. We are having company tomorrow, so will have to cook for them. Should be an enjoyable Day.
Waiting for my ATC from my partner. I have a notebook that I keep them in.
Talk later!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Camper!

Today I'm happy 'cause as directed, I called at noon today to
Suddenlink and the Tech lady walked me through the process of setting up my IP address between the Router and the Modem. Christy was very patient with this ole Lady! Hey wasn't it nice of Pete from the Suddenlink.Corp to write the comment he wrote? Suddenlink even gave me a credit for the time I was off line. Great Service!!
It has been cold today, from the teens this AM up into the 20's today.
I'm enclosing a picture of the ATC cards I've painted for my partner. Hope she likes them.
Talk Later!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

PC problems

I've been having Internet problems for about 4 days now. The other day, the tech from Suddenlink said my PC wasn't recognizing my Router.No other advice was given. So, I'm thinking we need a new Router, right? Well, Vernon being the ole Instrument mechanic, Electrician, he checked it with his Volt meter and it checked out OK. So today, I call Suddenlink back and get another Tech. He has me Ping and do all those things, and told me if was NOT my router, the trouble was on their end, I'm not showing an IP address. First time I ever got them to admit it was their fault, lol. May be Thursday noon before it is fixed. Go figure! I'm still using my daughter's connection from my painting window. I get real cranky when my computer isn't working, (smile).
Talk later!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dreary Day

I did get some painting finished today! Yeah!! Another small metal plate. I think I bought these at Craft Wholesale, along with bigger metal plates and they were very reasonable , but you have to have a resale number to buy from them.
It has snowed off and on today, not much accumulation, although I haven't looked much outside today. Still don't have my desktop PC. Will have to buy a battery.
Is it time to eat yet? Vernon made beef stew.
Talk Later!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Dislike Winter!

Well today was a lot better, warmer wise.Went to Church, came home and cooked. Sure hope we don't get any of the new "stuff" they are predicting for the first of the week..
My Internet went out. Suddenlink said, my PC wasn't recognizing my router, so couldn't get on. So , I came into my painting room which faces Melinda, and I'm on her wireless! LOL> Shhhhh.
Have to get up early, go to Ashland, for Vernon to get lab work for his appt. on Friday. We've tried going local for the lab work, but then when we get to the Dr. Appt., he hasn't rec'd the lab Fax! Incomputent (sp) people!
Have to find a battery for the PC too, it keeps bringing up that black screen saying, "your battery is getting low".
Hope it isn't icy roads tomorrow.
Talk later!