Friday, November 21, 2014

Another Jinx Approved........



...........Sketchbook Friday with Dion Dior! This is what i've been sketching in the evenings while i have one eye on the TV and one eye in the sketch book. 


I want to come up with several different houses then put them all in a line on a long canvas.  Two done.... lots to go. :) 

Here is probably the final shot of the dragonfly. I tilted the paper and if you enlarge it ( click on it) you can see the iridescent medium i added here and there. This little guy was so much fun.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs! deb 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Greedy Little Buggers...........

Most of my visitors at the bird feeder are tiny....little finches and wrens.....but i do have a couple larger birds that come around for regular visits............ Perhaps my friend in Canada , Ms Violet can help me with identification but i THINK they are called Scrub Jays??  It does not show up too well in the photo but those grayish areas are actually blue. A very pretty bird. Loud and bossy....just like a Jay in my opinion......but no crest on the head whatsoever and that is throwing me a little.... When i think of a Jay i always think of a crest on the head??.... 

Anyway........ I was standing at the kitchen sink the other day when these two came a calling...... I stood there enjoying watching them for so long that i started noticing they were not actually EATING the seeds.....they were stuffing their mouths with the sunflower seeds like a squirrel and then flying off with a mouthful and coming back for more...!  And i thought to myself...'greedy little buggers'!! Can't blame them for being opportunistic though right? Gotta get it while the gettin's good!!!  

I'm so glad we put the bird feeder up even though we weren't ready to tackle landscaping the yard. I've really enjoyed watching the birds while i do dishes......really any time of day i stop by for gander..... I hope everybody is staying warm and toasty. So many people i talk with online are buried up to their eyeballs in snow and COLD...be safe! Hugs! deb

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

War Zone................


GoodMorning my TeaPeople! I'm sitting here on a chilly November morn sipping my cup of coffee in my mermaid cup ...but this week you shall have to take my word for it as i made no attempt to take a picture of it.......... Jinx is curled up on a blanket somewhere and if he's found a warm spot i may not see him all day.........WeatherMan says we got down to 37 last night.....many more of those and this tree may not be blooming long...  Do any of you know what kind of tree this is? 

Let me tell you........the hummingbirds LOVE this tree!!! They fight over it all day long............ DiveBombing each other, buzzing and zipping here and there. ! This must be the Nectar of the Gods! So thats my drink for this week's post. :) 

It is rather susceptible to aphids.......and i've  had to fight them a few times but so far i've been successful.....   So if anybody knows the name of it please let me know. 

The Goofy Dragonfly is coming along (see header) ............. Now i have to figure out what to do about the background...... I'm always so intent upon the main figure that i forget the background......If you come back Friday i'll hold the picture up to the light and you can see where i've added some iridescent medium here and there...... I hope you have an awesome week! Linking with Ms. Elizabeth and Bleubeard..... Big Hugs! deb 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

At First Blush.........

.............You may think this is just a beautiful flower but.......I'm here to tell you this is one confused flower! This is my Christmas
Cactus.........yeah....I don't know how she got so screwed up this year. :)  I have three.....this one, then a red and darker pink....the other two are putting on buds too. I'm sure they will be blooming by Thanksgiving.  I know i bought these around Christmas time two years ago.......but they just seem to keep backing up their bloom date....this is the earliest i've had one bloom. She is gorgeous...... I hope you are having a beautiful week.  Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. I'm so glad you take the time to visit with me. Hugs! deb

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jinx Approved............




I should have used that picture of Jinx for Halloween with those glowing eyes. :)Spooky...See him sitting there on a heating pad...? Yeah he's in heaven


....Each one of these pictures will enlarge if you click on them. I'd like you to notice the flowers....bright orangy/red how could use miss them right?





This one in the bottom left especially...... Its the one i've used Gamsol on it.  If you enlarge the very first picture you can really tell the difference between the bottom left flower with Gamsol and the other two i haven't done yet.... LOVE how it blends all the colors together......Makes me look like i know what i'm doing... :)

If you've been following along....(read previous post) about the Shower People......here's an update........ Tues a guy came to remove the glass ...finally........ then yesterday Wed. a guy shows up to remove the marble YEAH!.... then he wanted to put a new piece right back in .......um.......no..... I told him i thought they were doing something to reinforce the floor and build up the back wall (where the crack keeps returning).....he didn't know anything about it...infact when he walked in he had to ask me what the problem was..............seriously........ So i told him i didn't think he was meant to put the new marble in right away and he called his boss and i talked to his boss and apparently somebody dropped the ball on the communication front.....So the guy took that new piece of marble back to the shop and not 20 minutes later the guy who is coordinating all of this from the company who built the house came by and i told him I saved him a piece of marble....!Because trust me they would have taken that wall right back out and do what they said they were gonna do...Grrrrr.....

So anyway after all that........they are coming today(between 8-11am) to reinforce the floor and the wall, then next week they will start putting it all back together............sheesh........ I hope your having a better week than i 'am . :)  This is posted a little early but i'll but joining with DionDior's Sketchbook Fridays...... And Paint Party Fridays........ Hugs! deb