Friday, January 29, 2016


Our January project was presented by the lovely Ms. DE ~ we got a kit containing the 6 x 8 canvas board, the gessoed cardboard bits (there were a bunch more bits that I ended up not using; I'll save them for later), and the stencils to use as background. She also had Lindy's sprays there for us to color the backgrounds, and the heart she made from paper clay ~
Click to enlarge...

We did the textures with either texture paste or modeling paste; then worked on the backgrounds.  At home, I used more Lindy's on it, and added in several different colors of Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist, especially on the small bits. (The picture doesn't really show off the Glimmer; it's better IRL) I changed the color of the heart a bit, and added pop dots under the wings. The words are from an old font, and I covered them with Glossy Accents.

This is the first real art project I've worked on since the surgery, and I'm very happy with it!  I definitely want to play more with texture pastes.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


This is our sweet old man on his 12th birthday last week. He is up in Jim's chair, and has pulled the blanket down off the back of the chair and burrowed into it.
{click to biggify}

He is going a bit deaf and his vision isn't what it used to be, but he will still "strike a pose" (stack, in conformation show terms) with the best of them! Of all the many championships he won over the years, my favorite is "Champion of our Hearts!"

We love you, Geezer!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


I've gotten away from posting political things on the blog, but some things are just TOO good to pass up ~ As always, click to enlarge.

Case in point... below. My head would have the exact same reaction!

As for the one below ~ my Sis says 'People' denies Trump ever actually said this in an interview. But isn't it just like him???

I'm closing comments on this post.

Monday, January 11, 2016


R.I.P., David Jones ~

May "flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"...

Friday, December 11, 2015


Now modeling the latest must-have accessory for all you fashionistas...

...the Artificial Insemination glove. Please note how high up on the arm it comes.

This chic look is to be had for a mere 26 cents per glove!!

{please see previous post for this to make sense!}

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Now that I have your attention... ;)

You will see that there is a reason for that title.

I'll be having surgery on my right thumbnail on Monday. I have a condition (inherited from my Mom) called "trumpet nail" {I'll let you Google it}
Mom had it on all 20 digits; it is why I only have 3 toenails left.
Think of it as THE most horrible ingrown nail in the world; then double or triple the pain.

I had my pre-op appointment today and we are all set to go. I will have a large, bulky dressing on it for the first 10 days. Won't be able to get it wet at all.
But no fear... I was told to go to our local farm supply store, and get some artificial insemination (hereafter "AI")gloves (which are shoulder length) to use when I want to shower.

I love it when there are low cost, simple solutions to medical issues!!

Friday, November 27, 2015


Started out like this... (click to enlarge)

...and just got better all day!

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...