Monday, July 13, 2015

A Little Prickly..............

I hope you'll click to enlarge!

Happy T Tuesday everyone! I hope you've had a fantabulous week! We've had a fairly unproductive one while getting tons and tons of rain..... You see, we had a full trailer and needed to go to the dump but we didn't want to get stuck in the mud...i mean 'dump mud ' is just nasty! So we twiddled our thumbs ... did what little we could... got some rest... And honestly i think its just what the doctor ordered... We are about halfway done with the tearing out the sheet rock in the house.. The bottom floor will be done today and then tomorrow we will start upstairs...


Theoretically, the top floor should go faster as we are just tearing out walls and not the ceiling too but i'll be scraping the ceiling to get rid of that 70's popcorn so that may take a little while as my arms give out... uuughh... 
I sketched the above pictures while we were staying at Hubby's sisters for that month.... You know no matter how wonderful your hostess is , one just cannot help feeling a little 'prickly' when you are not in your own home... and i think that came out in the sketches... what do you think? lol  I really like the header sketch so you may see it again... i think i need a nice big bouquet of them..They were inspired by these wild flowers in the photo above... Can anyone tell me are they echinacea?  The header sketch also has gold highlights that did not show up in the scan.... 


I'm so glad you came for a visit... I KNOW how much you all love this mug so i didn't think you would mind seeing it again. It is the mug i drink out of most mornings ....  Big agenda today! We did manage to get the trailer dumped over the weekend , coming perilously close to getting stuck in the mud... but we made it.. Today hubs and i are working separately.... I'll be mowing and he'll be tearing the last bit of ceiling out downstairs...  I have to mow or the jungle will take us over! I hope you all have a wonderful week ..... and if your up to it don't forget to visit Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday . A wonderful group of ladies that i'am very fortunate to know!  Okay! I'm off to mow the lawn!!!!! Hugs! deb

20 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

ACK..Mowing the jungle. Floods and mud and thunder today and lightening coming from Wisconsin via Lake Michigan. A switch in direction so I guess you could say we are getting it from both sides.

You flowers look like a variety of Cone Flower (echinacea) though the petals are pretty droopy. Beat down by rain no doubt. I love this art. Glad the work on the house is moving nicely along. I have to give you lots of credit, I don't think Terry and I would be up to all that work!
xx, Carol

TwinkleToes2day said...

Gosh, you're an early bird for T this week, you must be thirsty ;)
Your renovations sure sound like a lot of hard work; you and hubs will be fit as butcher's dogs or fit to drop by the time it's finished. I sure hope it's the former.
Your flower looks like echinacea to me too and I think that your sketches are gorgeous. Hope youu managed to tame the jungle {{Hugs}} :o)) xox

The Weaver of Grass said...

Here it has been a very wet day - just good, steady rain - perfect for the garden.
Glad you are getting to grips with all the jobs in the house.
I love that purple and white daisy-like flower - don't know what it is though.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I can totally relate to home reno, the house is just about done and we have the outside of our barn to do - I am painting the board and batten but contractor is doing the rest. Mail on the way! xox

kathyinozarks said...

yes those are echinachea-and here in Missouri and your area of the ozarks there are many wild ones that look just like that-you may also find yellow ones like that too. I was wondering if your area was getting all the flooding that Southern Missouri got Branson area and Cassville got hit really hard. the town next to me got flooded too-and Bennett Springs state park near me was really flooded-we have had sooooo much rain and now the heat is here with very high heat indexes you are probably getting the same as well

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw on the news about Cassville. Didn't know about Branson. Here in Kansas, we had flooding, too. Much of it was on the west side of town, because we got a flood plain called "The Big Ditch" to protect us where I live. However, I have heard that back in the 60s, my house would flood, too.

Now the heat has ramped up and we also have high humidity. Our local weatherman calls it "tropical" weather and I believe it. I remember when I lived in southern MO, my hair curled far tighter than it does here. The curse of natural curls, but since I keep it super short, it's manageable.

I had no idea you were removing the sheet rock from your house. I hope you get what you want. BTW, I removed the sheet rock from my ceiling and that was IT. The sheet rock was thin and I thought I was going to break through the ceiling because I pushed too hard. Good luck with the remodel.

Thanks for sharing your week with us for T Tuesday. And Kathy is right. Those are definitely echinachea.

T

~*~Patty S said...

Your sketch is really wonderful Deb and "Prickly" is such a good word that fits lots of situations (and people too sometimes) :-)
We've had loads of rain here in Virginia too...shame we can't share some with the west coast.
That is a beautiful variety of echinacea and such a handsome stand of it too.
Life moves so fast it feels like I am seeing your pretty mug for the first time!
Happy T Day to ya and don't work too hard. oxo

Carol said...

Love your art this week!!!! "Prickly" is a great word ♥ I get tired just listening to you tell us about all of your work. If the ever finish our master bath I and going to start on the guest bath here.... I'm seeing neck and arm pain in my future as I have to scrape ceilings too :( But it will be worth it ♥ It seems as if our rains have finally left too and in swooped the high heat & humidity... I am not complaining though because I'm seeing the sun finally . Love that coffee cup!

Divers and Sundry said...

Beautiful purple coneflower. I've added a couple of coneflowers to my patio plantings this year. Butterflies are supposed to be attracted to them.

I would never tire of that cup :)

Viktoria Berg said...

Prickly is the least I would be if had had to live in someone else place for a month, no matter how we get along! I even find it relaxing when the husband goes off on his job trips - but of course I start missing him after three days or so... Too bad about the mud, but you seem to see the silver lining. Happy T-Day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm sorry but I don't know whether the flowers are Echinacea but I do know that i loVe your sketch and can see how they inspired you! It sounds as though you have quite task! Hope you have a productive week - and plenty of rests included! Happy T day! Chrisx

Lorraine said...

lovely drawings

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I really love the header drawing--it reminds me of ?fiddlehead ferns...I think that's what they are called. They unroll themselves-so cool!

It was good that you took a little break before getting back to all that muscle-building labor! Last year, I painted all the ceilings and some of the walls in a second house we own. Our tenant left after many years to live with her daughter, and we have decided to sell it. Wish us luck!

CraftyViolet said...

The other ladies confirmed your flower is what you thought it was so I won't go there. But I LOVE your drawings, as always. Prickly would not describe my feelings if I had to live with a relative for a month. Not my thing at all but good for you for getting through it and still remain friends.

As for the rest, yes, you needed it so be grateful for the rain. We have had too much rain here and yet wild fires in the west-especially Saskatchewan - are so dry the fires are out of control.

Good luck with the renovations. Sounds like you are going to end up with brand new house!

Halle said...

I don't mind mowing...being outside by myself is just fine with me. I always think I'm an extrovert but I certainly enjoy being alone with my thoughts as well.
I really love your drawings.
Good luck with the renovations!
Happy T day...a day late!

Estelle's said...

I love seeing all of your illustrations Deb! They are such vibrant colors and clearly shows a fun personality! I admire anyone who takes on a remodel and update! Especially in summer. Keep us posted!

Dianne said...

the photo reminds me of cone flowers, but the petals are much droopier than the ones in my yard...don't know if they are the same thing. but I love your header sketch! good luck with the deconstruction in the house!

Krisha said...

Sorry I'm so late in returning your T-day visit......been busy loading the Playhouse for vacation on top of everything else.

No, I don't always make the crafts the girls do, too busy helping them. I don't usually get my SOC finished (as it sits waiting for me to finish again this week) until they are gone.......LOL It has been such a great summer with them....hope their "school" crafts do seem too boring after all they have done so far.

Sounds like your busy, busy, busy with the new castle.

I LOVE your new mushroom drawing, the girls thought it was great too. ;)

debby said...

I love those wild echinacea. I have not had any luck with the cultivated ones. The dogs think they are too tasty :)

Love your header sketch. It reminds me of a quilt in progress--with all the pins in place!

Denise said...

Art is a wonderful escape from all Your hard work.I hope Your hubby has something just as nice to escape to.I see some nice zentangle moves in Your art.I do lots of those circles that fill up a space then fall away,very relaxing.Your drawings are so nice,I like both.Hugs Denise Oh Yes, and Your comment on My last post was so interesting,You should tell Us all about it someday in a post.