Entries from: September 2008

Random Tidbits

September 4th, 2008, Comments (15)

Some images from a sketchbook for a swap I'm participating in. I love to doodle and see what comes out. I guess the change of seasons was on my mind!

I'm surrounded by cute kitties at the moment, feeling sleepy after a day of errand running, and getting excited about my honeymoon trip in about a week! Wee!

Speaking of kitties, I loved Amy's post on the lessons her cats have taught her. Too cute.

I was tagged by artandtea to post seven random things about myself. I'm a bit wishy-washy about tags lately. I mean no offense if I don't pass on a tag, I'm just following my energy. I always wonder if I have seven random things to share that might be new. But there's always something right?

  • I'm short, but I'm not big on wearing heels. They hurt my feet. And while I'll where them to a wedding on on random occassions, most of the time it's just not worth it to me!
  • I love yoga, but I'm not naturally flexible at all.
  • I'm not sure if it comes across here, but I'm incredibly silly. I regularly do goofy songs and dances for the hubster and he does the same for me.
  • I can't figure out lipstick. I put it on and I think it just looks funny on me, so I don't wear it.
  • I love having plants in my home, but can't because one of our crazy kitties likes to chomp on them. I sometimes get fresh flowers and put them in a couple spots that are out of his reach.
  • I feel such a sense of spirituality when I'm near the ocean and I'm looking forward to being near it in Hawaii.
  • I've never flown first class before, but we splurged for it for our trip to Hawaii and I'm really looking forward to the flight!
  • And a bonus: I got some embroidery supplies today because I've been itching to try it. I also got Sublime Stitching from the library to get some inspiration!

In the meantime, I've been feeling inspired to sketch in my sketchbook and have some new ideas to bring to fruition.

A big thank you to Shelley for the i love your blog award she passed my way. Shelley recently did the most gorgeous collage pieces as part of a 6"x6" collage supplies swap. I love Shelley's collage work and her eye for design.

O.k., it's late and time for me to hit the hay. Well, that's not very friendly, I won't hit the hay. I don't even have any hay to hit. Hey now.


September 2nd, 2008, Comments (14)

Here is "Melissa" finished. She is about 19"x26" with acrylic and ink on paper. It's a bit hard to see the bees from a distance, so I took some detail shots. too.

Melissa (my middle name) means "honey bee" in Greek and Melissas were another name for bee goddesses in ancient times. This piece developed intuitively and the red circles full of smaller gold circles made me think of bee hives. Perhaps this is a response to the decreasing number of honey bees in the world. I'm not sure, truthfully. But I do like the way it came together.

Feeling seriously sleepy today and need to get out and take in some of the beautiful sunshine. So much to get done though. Feeling overwhelmed is never fun. Last night was an adventure. The hubster had punctured his hand when trying to shuck an oyster (I came to the rescue and shucked the rest of the oysters. Turns out, I'm a master shucker. Missed my calling. Heh.) He made a delicious seafood gumbo. Quite a feast. But afterwards his hand was swelling up and very sore, so he drove down to the emergency room and later I met him there. He had to get a temporary cast put on, antibiotics in an i.v. and pain meds. All this for gumbo. I asked him if it was all worth it and he said absolutely yes, so there you go.

Errands are calling my name! Hope you had a marvelous weekend!

Creative Every Day: September 1st – September 7th, 2008

September 1st, 2008, Comments (8)

CED2008 participants! Feel free to leave a comment here with a link to post(s) about your creative activities during the week of 9/1/08 - 9/7/08.

Happy creating!