Saturday, January 20, 2018

Yellow Cottage in the Woods

I used real sticks for the woods.
This is probably my last picture. I have finally been broken. . .this place has done what no other place, person or thing could do. . .Thank you Paint Party Friday.

Thank you all for your comments, your wonderful artwork has been an inspiration for me. I have learned so much and I appreciate all you have given of yourselves to help me and so many others.

May God's Blessings be all around you.


Friday, January 12, 2018

A Day Sailing. . .

 Still wedded to Palm Trees. Sailing on the water was fun.
I used pastels, Prismacolor pencils, silver powder to make a bit of fog and ink.
Thank you so much Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday every week to show and see many new products on the market and how to use them. This is a fun learning place.
Thank you for visiting and leaving comments. Each week I try to get to all of you. I appreciate each and every one of you and your comments.

 Southwest.  . .Tulsa to Florida
DIRECT this summer.
 Squirrel at Breakfast.
 Winter has it. . .grass is not green, no leaves and
teens and twenties.  Right now it's 21 with a
 feels like 10 degrees. . . .unbearably cold. 
Pipes bursting everywhere.
 Horse comes up to me. . .
 .  . and I get to pet him.
 One afternoon a helicopter was everywhere
for about 1/2 hour. .  or more. . .
 . . .scared the ducks off.
 There was a plane in the sky also.
 Winter sky. . .
Ice in the fountain. . .it's not running now.
Success is not final, Failure is not Fatal: it is the Courage to Continue that Counts. Winston S. Churchill

Friday, January 5, 2018

A Walk on the Beach

FL GAL wanted to change it up. . . I miss the Beach especially because of how cold it is here. . so cold the pipes have burst.  Kittah, pups, sand castle, Palm tree. . .
Thank you Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday, truly a place to have fun, learn new projects, ideas and products, The Friendship at Paint Party Friday is awesome among Artists.

Minx on Squirrel watch
 Minx waiting for me to come home.
 2 Squirrels at breakfast.
 One Squirrel high up for privacy.
 Barn, huge Tree, Picket fence and Back Yard.
 Horse hears me.
  Mid-Courtyard Fountain. . .ICED.
 Geese flying SE.
 Another type of bird. . .SouthWest .  . . YAY!
 Sunset in the backyard.
What you love you Empower. What you fear you Empower. What you EMPOWER you attract.  Gary Hensel

Friday, December 29, 2017

Yellow Cottage . . .Tree and Birds

 Mostly pastels and pencils . . .some ink.  Thank you for visiting, I haven't been able to see everyone's pictures. Thank you Kristin and Eva for having Paint Party Friday every week. It certainly keeps me on my toes.

 The Fountain with cold weather. . .iced over, but 
still was running. . . . .and. . . .

 . . .finally today some of the ice melted.
We are expecting single digit weather so
they may take the fountain down tomorrow.
 But even before the cold, we had 2" of snow.

 My kids made a snow man. . .a week later, it's still there.
Minx is watching me feed the squirrels.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas Monday

Log Cabin, Horses, Fence & Snow
 I had to try the new Inktense colors.. .. makes Great Snow. . .with Pastels and pencil. I love experimenting and Paint Party Friday is a great place to become familiar with what's out there and how to use it. Everyone is so wonderful and helpful. Plus the comments are enlightening and new things are always in the mix for me. Thank you Eva and Kristin.  . . .and a Special Thank you for visiting. . . I try to get to everyone each week.
 Squirrel at Breakfast and Fountain behind.
 Squirrel and Reflections in my bedroom window.
 Barn, Picket fence. . .horses and 2 pastures.
 Sometimes a gal just wants to be left alone to eat her peanut.
 Minx on the buffet . . .ummmm Moms home,
don't be doing that.
 2 Horses in the back pasture with their coats on.
 Six on 6 only news helicopter in the area.
 I was out at night to catch the horse (foreground)
and there is Christmas decorations out.
 2 fighter jets going over.
 Red Bird in the bushes in the backyard.
 He came right up to me. . .
 . . .love this.
Philanthropist Bernard Baruch  “The ability to express an idea is well-nigh as important as the idea itself.”

Friday, December 15, 2017

Yellow Cottage and large tree

 Trees, water and Yellow Cottage (yes that's a Palm behind the house. . .Pastels and Markers.  Thanks so much for visiting and I appreciate the comments so much. Things have gotten more hectic with the new Kittah. . .I will try to do better getting around to everyone.  Thank you Kristin and Eva for all the work you do toward giving us a place to show and receive comments at Paint Party Friday.

 All the horses have their coats on now.
 These 2 are in the back pasture.
 Baby girl is making noises at the birds. . .
 We had crime in our neighborhood and. . .
 . . .the helicopter was on duty for the local news channel.
 Someone put up their Christmas lights and the horse 
is outlined in front of them.
 15 degrees last week put ice on the  Fountain, but 
it continues to run.
 She looks like a Lynx . .she is such a Minx
so that's what I named her.  The leaf blowers
again are mking so much noise blowing them.
I do have a photography blog if you are interested in seeing more pictures.
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."
Bill Bradley