Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Sketches........

.............well i was going to join Dion Dior with her Friday Sketches... but i don't see a post from her this morning.........so.... I will just share whats going on anyway....... :)...The cat's in the tree sketch is coming along .........albeit slowly...... I think i spend more time 'eyeballing ' it.......... trying to decide where i want the boxes...how i want the limbs to go....... Sometimes i won't touch it for a week...... then i'll pick it up ...eyeball it and add a little bit or take away......... 

This process of pulling an idea out of my brain and putting it on paper is not easy for me...... This tree exists no where else but in my imagination........ thats not how i learned to draw....... I do fairly well when i have a picture in front of me......... I'm a good 'copier'... but to pull something like this out of my imagination...well... its almost like 'giving birth'...... But i LOVE The idea that it exists no where else but in my head...... and that it is truly MINE.....my idea...my concept....... I like the challenge........ Sketches like this of mine don't always work out...... but some do... and i'm still liking this one.... The top of the tree will continue on off the page.... Not sure if thats okay or not but i just can't seem to put a top on it...LOL! 

I'm not sure about the bird but i sketched it and inked it and its a part of it now... The image in the header is the latest one and i where i stand now with it... I don't know about you but i'm lovin' the roots at the bottom.......  Hugs! deb

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On a Road Trip..........



..............to Sacramento a few weeks ago....and we came upon this truck.....what is that in the back????



..........what could that be?????


.......did you guess?????  Tomatoes!!!! Roma tomates i think....We see so many of these trucks! This must be tomato country! I don't know why but they always make me smile... It just seems odd i think not see them in crates or boxes or something......... Soon all these tomato trucks will be pumpkin trucks!!! That is a sight to behold too.  I'm kinda lovin' living in this Agricultural region of the country.  Cherry trees...orange trees... peach trees....almond....walnut....olive trees...grape vines.... fields of stuff i don't even know the name of ...but would like too...... I wish the farmers would put signs out for us ignorant people and tell us what they are growing... Oh i know corn and cotton from living in TX but so much is hard to identify.... Last year i saw HUGE pumpkin field!  I see alot of hay around here too.......  Well i just wanted to show you my tomato trucks! :)  Hope your having a great week!!! Hugs! deb

Monday, August 25, 2014

Is There Anything Better......

 ............than 'tea' and good conversation.....or in my case coffee . :) And you won't mind will you if i continue to work on my current obsession.....?  What a week! The things i could tell you!!!  And on top of all that an EarthQuake!!  that thankfully we didn't even feel...   We had our own sort of earthquake.... or hubby did at least....




I get a phone call what was it? Wednesday...... 'Honey i've been rear ended..........' Needless to say the car that hit him got the worst end of the deal... i think it was totaled.  Ours is about $3000 in damage.......... The collision actually knocked the hat off of my hubby's head and nothing does that...not rain not sleet nor snow or high winds!!  At first hubby thought he was okay then about midnight that night the pain in his neck really kicked in and we ended up at the hospital Thurs. morning....thankfully nothing serious just strained muscles . He took the rest of the week off work and felt much better going to work this morning..... I think he's more upset about his poor baby truck being hurt and that he will have to drive a rental car for about a week..........So all's good......

Remember this???  Well this image was accepted at MisterDressUp.com to be put on tshirts for one week. I thought you might like to go check it out and just see how it looks on a tshirt. Its pretty cool i think........Love to know what you think!

And if we were sitting around drinking coffee....or tea or ........ i would HAVE to tell you about my friend Eileen's GiveAway....You know because i'm nice like that.... :)  .......She is having a relaunch party that includes some terrific GiveAways and i wouldn't want you to miss out (a piece of my artwork is listed!)....... So if you have a minute....after we finish our 'Tea' ofcourse pop over there and show her some love.........


And........since we are spreading around the love stop by and say hi to Kathy who also happens to be launching a new blog AND having a GiveAway......... See !! Look at all the gossip i have to share this morning! :) The kind of gossip that might help you WIN something!! I hope your having a wonderful T Tuesday! I have company coming next week so you KNOW what i will be doing this week! ......drumroll please......CLEANING........... uughh.....Linking with Elizabeth !!  Big Hugs! deb
   

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Still Here.................

The earthquake didn't even wake us up this morning....lol......... But it does have us looking at earthquake insurance....What i wanna know is how did USAA know the earthquake was coming ???? Just this week we received something in the mail from them asking us if we wanted earthquake insurance..... :)  

Trouble is its not cheap....... and the deductible is HIGH...  They say only 12% of people in CA have earthquake insurance...... hmmmmm not sure what we will do yet.... but it takes an earthquake to get us thinking about it... Hugs! deb

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Memory is a Fickle Thing.......


I've come to the conclusion that i have no control over what my brain decides to 'hold onto' and what 'fades into oblivion'......I like to think i hold onto the good things in life and let go of the not so good...But like i said i really don't think i have control over that. But i'm generally a happy person..... a glass half full kinda gal. :)

I can't tell you about the things i've forgotten because...well.... I've forgotten them. But i can tell you about a few of the silly things i do remember for no apparent reason.......



Hubby needs a plant hanger at his work. This man has a green thumb that neither one of us knew he had! Look at those plants! When was the last time you looked for a plant hanger at the store? Do you know how difficult they are to find these days? Does no one hang their plants anymore?  I did find some on Etsy but for me the prices were a little steep. 

I learned a few macrame knots back in grade school and if you can believe it i STILL remember how to do it......at least i think i do..so far so good....I bought the metal loop a little bit too big......ah well live and learn......and a roll of twine was only $5.... I have some face beads left over from the yogurt cup project....So i'm giving it a try ...fingers crossed!

I had two years of Spanish in high school......30 some odd years ago..ahem.....I barely managed to pass them.....My wonderful powers of memorization was the only think that saved me...... I cannot hold a conversation in Spanish but i still have many words and phrases memorized..... Why? I don't know........ Its not like i've had opportunity to practice over the years......but its there taking up valuable real estate in my brain..... I can count in Spanish.....I can say the alphabet in Spanish...I can say the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish.....I know all the words to 'La Cucaracha'  and can sing 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' in Spanish.Why?Why does my brain hold onto such things...? Any odd things that just stick in your brain?  :) Hugs! deb

PS... I'm linking with Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday.......and if you all are looking for something liquid in this post look at the picture of my hubby......look at the shelf above his desk....look close.... you will see a 5 hr energy drink..........its the best i could do... :)