Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Hodge Podge........................


..........of photos I've been wanting to show you since coming to Arkansas but just never found the time...I also wanted to show you the colored drawing of the Pyramid Cat...... Remember it all started with that pyramid that i had no idea what to do with.......And there's my ever present cup of early morning coffee for my Tea People... 


I'm so sorry i missed everyone last week..... Sometimes things just get crazy around here.... right now my kitchen has been tore up for two days... while hubby does the electric and plumbing... then insulate and put it all back together... uuughh.. washing any dishes in the bathroom sink is no fun... For now the old cabinets will go back in place.....probably not ready for new cabinet til later in the year.........


This is from just when we arrived in Arkansas....VERY nice welcome center .......lots and lots of info on what to do and see in Arkansas.........


You can tell it was April... the dogwoods were in bloom......


Above is what the city of Rogers looked like back in 1905.... We've come a long way baby... All of these photos will enlarge if you click on them........


We've also walked around Pea Ridge State Park. A small piece of the 'Trail of Tears' goes thru it....

You can read about it if you like....... I have a drop or two of indian blood in me.... Lenni Lenape .... you?


This is an old house in Rogers. I just love it. I'm tempted to try to draw it......

 If you don't enlarge any other photo , enlarge this one... Its beautiful!  We were on a windy twindy road and there was this bench there along side the road... apparently we weren't the only ones who appreciated the view... Just had to stop and sit a moment...... and just breathe.........


We passed thru Eureka Springs on our way to Branson , MO... Great , great place to wander around and shop and browse... this is another good photo to enlarge.... She's a lovely mosaic.....

 OOOoo...oooo ... enlarge this one too! That King Kong was just incredibly lifelike on the side of that building........like CRAZY lifelike... I would not be lying if i told you my breath caught for just a moment upon seeing it........!

Hows that for a bit of randomness over Tea????  We are still plugging away on the house... like i said above its all about the kitchen at the moment... we are taking offers on texturing our walls.... So far the prices have been pretty high......still flirting with the idea of doing it ourselves........sigh...... cross your fingers for a good outcome no matter what we do!  Take care and have an awesome week!!! If you'd like to share your drink with some more lovely Tea People just hop on over to Ms. Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday...on Tuesday that is...lol Hugs! deb

Saturday, January 9, 2016

NO,NO Don't Run Away...................




............I promise you only a quick House Update...lol  We have been crazy busy around here.... first .. back in Nov.. I lost my desire to make new posts... all i had to talk about was the house... my life... for now... then the Holidays came around  and then the first of  the year we hit the computer/office room hot and heavy..you'll see a pic below... no way was i typing a blog post in there... But now things have calmed down... i'm calmer... I hope you'll come back and visit me and catch up....



Remember we took that door out in the Master Bedroom? Well we found some siding to match and put that on...



Then i don't know if you remember or not but the storage room downstairs had a huge double door leading outside. They were severely rusted out and had a doggie door.. sorry cat people here.. lol . So we took them out..and put up new siding.. One less entry to worry about security when we decide to travel ... you know... when the house is done...  Putting up the siding was a little more difficult than we thought... but we got it done with minimal cussing..lol For your future knowledge... its much MUCH easier to just put up a whole wall of siding than it is to try to patch or replace partial..just saying... 


Check List.... check off the Master Bedroom/Bath/Walkin Closet.... Those areas are ready for texture...........


The above pic may not look it but this is the Computer Room... Check that off the list too.....Its DONE and ready for texture as of yesterday(this photo is a little old)..................Woohoo! 


Guest Room.......final touches done to it today....Check this one off the list too........Whew!  Its slow going... Hubs and i are no taping and floating professionals...... but we are doing darn good if i do say so myself... We just have to do alot more sanding than say someone who knows what their doing......



See!  Its not all about the house! :)  If you've been visiting me for very long you know how i hate to just have my drawings sit around in a sketchbook or drawer.... I want to DO something with them... I want them somehow to be out in the world......As you can see from the above photo i apply that even to my photographs... See that cup of coffee my Tea People... :)  So i've been making note cards and postcards with my little owl drawing......and a few photographs... 


The sketchbook has been busy... really thats all i can do until we get unpacked... So i sketch while watching TV at night.... 


My sister~ in~law gave me a huge pack of sharpie pens... I don't normally color with markers but i had a blast coloring my flowers with them... A little frustrating that i couldn't blend them like i do with my pencils...........Hindsight being 20/20 i wish i would have made the  word 'GROW' bigger... ah well........
 Then i decided to try my hand at another girl...........


The eyes... the eyes are always gonna give me trouble i think... But i loved drawing and coloring the folds in the scarf......



This cat........ this cat comes with a story....  First scroll down and view the last picture......go ahead i'll wait......... Remember that pyramid from what a month ago??? Well i struggled mightily with drawing that cat on there with the wings... Still not thrilled with it... I first tried to draw it facing me ... forget it .. couldn't do it... then i finally got the side view out... geesh i mean i LIVE with a cat.. i KNOW what they look like....


Well not to be out done by a cat i tried again... but this time instead of drawing one with the ears pointed up and forward i laid them out to the side and bingo!!! This cat above fell out the end of my pencil in less than 5 minutes!! Granted its not  a highly detailed cat but STILL! I love it! Then i realized that Jinx's ears are rarely up straight and forward...I mean his emotions play out in his ears.. they are always moving... listening...... so i guess i'm used to seeing them out to the side..?!? go figure..

I'm coloring this Pryamid Cat as we speak.... I may not be thrilled with the fairy cat but i'am loving the light post....We'll see how it all comes together....... :) I'm so glad to be visiting with you again.. I've missed everyone. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and your New Year has started out right...... We had snow flurries today.. the first since moving to Arkansas... It was so pretty!  I'm a little early with this post but it will eventually link up to Ms. Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday post... Stay warm! Hugs! deb