Saturday, May 19, 2018

T Stands for Childhood Toys..........



..........hello all my T friends.. and everyone who comes to visit me! Many of you know Eileen and Krisha and i like to swap PostCards.. Eileen wanted us to choose themes this year ... one a month.. May belonged to Eileen and her theme is 'Childhood Toys or Childhood Joys'... 


I was never a Barbie kinda girl... my thing was horses... 


... real horses... model horses... My Little Ponies...lol My horses.. talked to each other and took a bath with me in the tub....lol 

So this is me trying to be a little 'looser' with my painting.. I just went wild and crazy with the mane . I used acrylic paint and a Pitt Pen (india ink) for the details... I hope they enjoy.. I had a lot of fun painting them.. I hope everyone had an incredible week and i'll be around to visit!!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Magical Moment...........


I've been wanting to share this with you...We go over this bridge every time we go to town...  I wish i could remember exactly when this was taken....


It was during a transition period... Like Fall going to Winter or from Winter to Spring.........


And as gorgeous as these photos are they truly do it no justice..



I think because in real life the mist was moving , drifting , flowing.. and i think that really added something to it....


Either way it was an amazing experience... 



Hubby is not one to sit and contemplate the mist... But i did get him to pull over for photos... 



I think i could have sat there and watched it for much longer...

Can you imagine being in a boat out there on the lake during that? I think that would have been incredible.. I hope you enjoyed the photos. And i hope you have an incredible , wonderful weekend. Hugs! deb

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lets Take a Stroll Around the Craftroom.....


........but first i thought you might like to see hub's birdhouse in situ.... We used it to replace a falling apart birdhouse from the previous owners... I just love it.... no tenants yet though.. 


Remember the moon project??? 


Well its coming along..  I set myself back by trying to make the stars glow in the dark... The glow in the dark paint really muted the yellow on the stars.. i thought it would dry clear...um...no... So i've had to go back and repaint and reglitter..  But its close ... so very close.....I'll show you when its hanging.. 


Remember these guys??? Repair 101 



Well there are three total and i'am on the last one! Woot woot!!  


I'll show you when all three are done and dusted off...I'm close .. so very close... Woot woot!! 


......now this is nothing new... Making flower pens is old school crafting BUT its new to me.. I have never made one.. But i want some so i'm trying to figure it out... According to YouTube there are several different ways of doing this... Hmmm.. stay tuned... 



I acquired these wall plaques many moons ago at Lowe's of all places.. I love the genre and the warm color of the inner plaque area but I don't like how the insect doesn't stand out enough from its background and i'm not crazy about the frame which leans toward the greenish color... Got these for a 'song' when Lowe's had a sale at end of season.. 


So i painted the frame and insects black.. now i just have to figure out where to go from here... 


Remember the seed pod tree??? Well i got all those suckers on there..... Thank Goodness i decided to go with a smaller tree than originally...whew... that could have been bad... lol  Okay but i'm not done yet ... A small copper bead is going in each seed pod.... Hmmm... should i try to stain the seed pods first or leave them natural and just a clear coat...?? decisions... decisions.... 


Stars.... does anyone remember i want to put stars on my bedroom ceiling???  Well that got under way... cause .. well.. life's too short and i need some stars in my life.. ...lol Now in the above pic ... can you tell that two of the stars are a darker gold?? Thats what i get if i don't paint the paper mache white first then gold... the brown color dulls the gold.. so.....



Yep you guessed it... I paint them white first, then gold


Then i put the crackle medium on and let dry then i've been putting Antique White on top... The results are much better in person.. i wish you could see...


And.... if you want to come over and play i have lots to share!!! 



I'm staining hub's hat rack......



I'm a little disappointed



.... and trying to not be tooo disappointed... The stain did not take too well in upper left hand corner.... sigh... I've tried to add more stain but it just won't take it... I'm hoping once the clear coat is on it will look alright... bummer.... 


Been working on the snake... I've come to the conclusion this will be slow going... One ... i have all these ideas but i've never done it before so theres lots of trial and error.. Also trying to decide if i should make him Antique Silver with blue gems or Antique Copper with amber colored gems...  aaahhh the troubles of a crafter...lol 


Then...... I know i know.. i said i wouldn't start another canvas until i finished Hubs painting.... I just couldn't help myself... I have lugged this canvas with me for years and when i took it out of the box here recently it was getting badly warped... I needed to do something with it... thats my story and i'm sticking with it... 

I've been taking alot of crap for my design so far... lol   This is a big canvas... i don't know the exact size .. i'll tell you next time.. I've heard... 'they look like shoe inserts'... 'they look like period pad'... or a very quiet..'thats niiiice' ... lol The thick skin i've developed these past years is serving me well.. You just put your head down and carry on with your vision... Elizabeth you'll be glad to hear i think that i'am recycling... do you recognize them as security envelopes from junkmail?? Yep.. every single one..  I cut them into organic shapes and glued it down using matte medium.. 

In the finished piece you won't hardly know they're  there but they are... being recycled...  Why the security envelopes?  Two reasons.. One they will give me the smoother surface i'm looking for , for all my detail work and two its recycling... stay tuned


And last but not least is the state of Hubs painting.. 


Since you last saw it i got all these flowers put in.. This is only the first layer on the flowers but they are in!! Another layer of petals goes in front of these...


And i got all the little stone put in there in the bottom right... 





If your still here............ here are some projects waiting in the wings that i haven't touched yet..  I want to woodburn some family names and hang on our Christmas tree...


I want to woodburn and stain this board and attach the little birdie faucet and have a crystal tear drop come out the end of the faucet... 


And lastly..... i want to mosaic tile the balls on these post tops and put them out for some yard decor... Whew......I do apologize for such a long post... i know you have alot of T party visits to make... But if you made it to the end... Happy T Day all!!! I sure do appreciate you stopping by and commenting on what catches your eye.. :)  See you soon! Hugs! deb

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wear Your Sunglasses to T............


.....these birds are so bright you might be blinded by the light!   I'd heard talk of Baltimore Orioles in the neigborhood and then they showed up at my hummingbird feeders... 



We put some grape jelly on the top of the feeder and they LOVED it... they scooped in up in great chunks...


They were frustrated with our hummingbird feeder as their beak was too big for the hole...


So we took and old feeder and hubby drilled larger holes....



Perfect!


Its been alot of fun watching them... I hear you can put oranges out for them too. We are just not set up for that.....yet.... :) 



.....and just to cool things off how about an Indigo Bunting?! They are such a bright spot of blue.. they always catch my eye.. 

Thats all from me for T today... My bright little friends drinking their sugar water will serve for my drink for this post.  I hope you enjoyed seeing them... Its the first time seeing them for me. Pictures do not do them justice.. I hope your having a great week and i'll be around to visit everyone on T day!! Hugs! deb

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hello and........Thankyou...


hello...........


Helllloooooooooo.....


tap tap..... are you in there...??


DID YOU KNOW THE FEEDER IS EMPTYYYY???


...........and so i opened the window and set out a peanut and i distinctly heard him say... 'Thank you very much!  Next time don't make me have to ask you.... its rude...'  LOL ! I hope your having a good day! Hugs! deb