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

Friday, December 8, 2017

2 Squirrels and a Tree

 The tree was a stencil. . .I used pastels and prismacolor pencils. 2 Squirrels and their peanuts. . . this is a daily feeding. 
Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday which we all look forward to . . .  learn, teach and be a part of this wonderful place.  Be sure and visit these creative artists.
 1 Squirrel on a tree.
 There is a squirrel in the middle toward the bottom.
 Another squirrel high up in the tree.
 Gracie blends in with the statutes.
 1920s house with Picket fence across the street.
 Barn and Pasture . . .2 horses.

 Clouds and Blue Sky.

 Courtyard Fountain. . .most pleasant sound.
Summer there are ducks here.
 My BabyGirl is in the window waiting for me to come
back from my picture taking.
Getting really cold here. . .20s and tonight 18 degrees. Grief.  
Frank Sinatra “The best revenge is massive success.”

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scrap (Marker testing) made into ART

The first picture I used different markers to see which one was almost out of ink (to re-order).. .. when I finished I saw a painting waiting to happen. . .Therefore it turned into this weeks ART project.

Thank you Paint Party Friday. . .Kristin and Eva.  It is a learning party for art supplies, videos, and comments which really help me know if I'm going in the right direction. I love the experimentation.
I try to visit as many and all of you that I can because I enjoy, learn and have fun.
New Kittah in town. . .couldn't get to as many this week as I'd like. Always pups, birds, or fish, never Kittahs. Learning experience here. . .Totally!

Some of this week's pictues:
Christmas Wreath and Reindeer door.
Curtain lights stay up all year.
 Barn. . .Trees. . .Picket Fence.
 Horse in Pasture. . .
 . . . .hears me.
 Clouds and Blue Sky.
 Sunday Church Clouds.
 Horse going into trailer.
 Plane, clouds and Blue Sky.
 Fountain and Lamplight.
 New Kittah in Town . . . Adopted.
 Watching out the window. . .
 . . .so many leaves again this week.
As soon as leaf blower came close to window
she was not having any of that. . . GONE!
 Twilight moon. . .clouds and trees.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve!  Achieve! ~ Andrew Carnegie