Random Tidbits

September 4th, 2008

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.

15 Responses

Thanks for sharing, Leah. Your sketches are wonderful.
Have a fabulous time in Hawaii!

Your Seasons are so very beautiful, Leah ! Inspiration for four wonderful paintings perhaps ? How fun that you and the hubster are going all out with the plans for your trip ! Life is too short and too precious not to just go for it once in awhile, isn’t it ?
Bon Voyage ! Can’t wait to see what this trip inspires !

Love those seasons walking in and out!

And I know what you mean about lipstick…

I love your doodles. Would you just leave them as doodles or would you translate them into a more finished product?

I think I do a lot of doodles and art journals and am feeling a little blocked in putting my ideas to canvas.

What a fun post, Leah! I didn’t know that you were silly :) Enjoyed the random facts, your art, and…I absolutely cannot wait to hear about how you feel spiritually in Hawaii. I forget how it makes me feel to be there, but remember that it always affects me profoundly…then as soon as I get off the plane and smell the air it all comes back. Aloha nui loa, O

Hi cutie…have been thinking about you lots!! Summer has just flown right by!!

Mentioned you here…. http://www.wishstudioblogzine.blogspot.com/

Let’s catch up soon! MISS YOU!

I saw these images and thought “Brilliant!” They were such a beautiful depiction of the seasons :) Funny, I just wrote about the summer/fall transition this morning too! One of those moments :)

I loved all your little random notes about you :)

Ooo, Hawaii!! What island are you two going to visit? Love the sketches, Leah.

wow – first class to Hawaii. What a way to go! I’m jealous! Totally! Love your sketches as always and can’t wait to see what you do with embroidery. That was the first thing I did a lot of – my cousin taught me how. I started with printed pillow cases and graduated, in my 20s, to blue jeans (now in a blue jean quilt since th embroidery way outlasted the jeans) and jean jackets…and onward to my kids’quilts. I LOVE embroidery although I don’t do it anymore. Everynow and then I still pick up needlepoint.

Hi there, long time no see, I’ve been busy making stuff for my shop, hope you can come over and take a look sometime. Love your doodles and it’s nice to get to know you better with those personnal things we get to read about you. It’s fun. By the way I’m having a tea wallet giveaway if you’re interested. Have a very fruitful day.

thank you so much for the kind mention!

Your sketches made me think of making a “Spring comes skipping” of my own as a sort of continuity ;)

Have the most wonderful time in Hawaii!

I LOVE these sketches! I used to do needlepoint long ago – but then I began having some problems with my eyes and it just wasn’t as much fun anymore.

uh, yeah you’re silly! that’s obvious :)

your sketches make me think of illustrations for a daily journal/calendar…ala Mary Engelbright but more artsy funky cool. kwim?

Your work is so amazing. I’m glad you’re here.

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