Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Good news ~ Tomorrow will mark the beginning of Spring (the Vernal Equinox) at 3:58 PM MST!

Good news ~ Today was the first day I got to dig my fingers in some planting soil; I repotted my Bleeding Heart from an old cracked pot to a new one.


Bad news ~ like just about everyone I've talked to in this area, my allergies began to bug me on or about 16 March. :-(

Bad news ~ since working with the potting soil this afternoon, my allergies have REALLY flared. I've been a snot-nosed mess ever since!!


Spring, thou art a double edged sword! But I welcome you anyway!

Sunday, March 10, 2019


Happy Daylight Savings Time!!

Now when is the USA going to come to it's senses and get rid of this archaic, anachronistic bullshit habit?!?! We haven't been the agrarian society that needed this for at least almost 70 years!!

Friday, March 1, 2019


For our January DIVAs project, DE presented us with these fun Wrap Books ~ they came completely plain. We added Texture paste through a stencil on the covers, and then I painted mine with the daubings of a sea sponge. The seahorse came plain; I hand painted it. There is a bit of tinted cheesecloth, a button coloured with TH's Mushroom Alcohol Ink, and a tag from Graphic 45's "Sun Kissed" line.
As always, click to biggify!

The mini composition books are held in place by simple hair bands. The books are 3.5W by 4.5H.

The composition books,; inside front & back covers.

The pocket on the inside back page holds a message for my sweet hubby

The first of the composition books... All the covers and backs are decorated.

This was rather difficult to photograph, because it wanted to keep closing! But thanks for looking ~ I will be using this as a gratitude journal as soon as I fill up the one I'm using now.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

ZIVA LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!

Original NCIS fans will know exactly what I'm talking about!!

Monday, February 4, 2019


For our Dec. project, LS introduced us to European "Belsnickels". They are companions of our traditional Santa, but are grumpy! You can Google them, and look at more examples on Ebay.
The amazing thing is that LS hand-made all our figurines from scratch (plaster-of-paris), just from being shown some pictures of the figures ~ she rocks! Then we did all our own painting/decorations; naturally, I chose an ocean theme!
The Belsnickel is 8 in. tall.
Front view ~ as always, click to biggify ~

Rear view ~

Thanks for looking!! And thanks to LS for all her hard work!
And to J for her vision ~

Thursday, December 20, 2018


And the most perfect song for the day ~


Sorry gang ~ I don't know how to imbed the actual video, so you will just have to trust me on this one...

3:22 PM U.S. MST 12/21 ~

The axial tilt is the reason for the season!!!

Hugs ~

Thursday, November 22, 2018


A tip of the hat, and a salute to Ray Chavez ~ the oldest known survivor of Pearl Harbor. He left us today at age 106. I am thankful for him, and for ALL Veterans for their service.
May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest ~

Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...