Monday, May 21, 2018

Catch Up T

Today I'm playing catch up.

Back in early April, my friend Theresa visited me.  One day we went to Buffet City, which was her choice.   I love the place, too, so I was tickled to go.  I took lots of photos inside of the many food stations, but got nothing of our drinks.  I had water (as usual) and Theresa had a soft drink.

Last Tuesday afternoon, I received this incredible gift from Kathy at Hummingbird Woodland Studio.   On the far left is one sheet of her corn husk paper, which was wrapped separately.  Also wrapped separately were her two papers made from grasses.  Look at those beauties and look at the edges.  We'll return to those edges in a moment.

But first, Kathy also sent me some incredible collage fodder.  I was almost tempted to use some when I first opened the package, but had to wait until I photographed everything.  So much variety and fun things to go through and use in my 365 somethings and other art.

Now let's look at those incredible edges again, as well as the beautiful texture in those pages

then compare them to my handmade paper made from paper pulp.  Although my pages are 8.5 inches X 11 inches, the edges are much more ragged than Kathy's.  And no, I didn't clean this area up like I should have before I took the photo.  Note the blue "grabber" in the lower right side of the photo.  It's the only way I can reach items on the top shelves, even standing on a stool.  Yes, I'm that short!

EDIT: Eileen asked how tall I am.  I'm 4'11", so as I told Eileen, her mother is a giant in my world!

And finally, here's a glass of water with lemon at a restaurant.

Now it's your turn to share a drink related post.  Your post may include photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Please share your direct link below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.

365 Day Art Challenge: Week 20

Here are my collages for Week 20.  This 365 something project was created in part and hosted by Hanna at i Hanna.

In case you missed them, here are Week 19's cards.  As I'm sure you know by now, I post every Monday morning for the previous week.  All my collages are 4" X 4" (10,16 cm X 10,16 cm).

High School

Home for sale

The housing crisis

Study in black and gray

What the ?


Call me
Thank you so much for joining me today.  If you are playing in Hanna's 365 Something project, please let me know and I will be by to see what you are making.  Please let me know if you like any of these.  As always, I am very grateful for your continued support of my art.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


I'm once again joining Jo at Let's Art Journal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  The theme she has chosen is flora and faunaBecause it fits their flower theme they have chosen for a second fortnight, I'm also joining the challenge at Moo-Mania & More.

I agonized over this entry because I wanted to use the cute painting I found advertising the Wichita Art Museum Book Sale back in 2012.   The roses on Daisy's hat reminded me of this piece of rose scrapbook paper left over from years gone by.  No matter how many ways I tried to use it, the only way was to cut the pretty paper in two pieces.  The entry was so very plain, I decided to add two pink circles and two punched pink leaves.

Meet Daisy whose painting I added gold leafing pen around.  Unfortunately, I spent more time agonizing than I did creating this one!

Thank you for sharing time with me today where you will also find me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania & More.  Hope to see you there, too!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Butterflies and flowers

Is anyone besides me excited to see the Royal wedding?  I look forward to it, since it's the first I've had the opportunity to see.  It's a good thing I'm used to staying up all night and keeping the same hours as my European friends.

Speaking of European friends, I'm once again joining the incredibly talented Jo at Let's Art Journal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  The theme she has chosen is flora and fauna.   I'm also joining the challenge at Moo-Mania & More because it fits their flower theme.

Today I'm working in my Challenges altered book.

In addition to butterflies and flowers, a fly has landed on this painting.

There is so much detail in this painting I found in an art book I purchased at the Art Museum last year.  I keep admiring the beauty of it all.

For this page, I began by using a color wash on the page.  However, once it dried, I could barely tell or see the three colors I used.  I added the focal image which I fussy cut, then bits of washi tape.

Thank you for sharing time with me today where you will also find me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania & More.  I hope to see you both places, too.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Smiles 272: returning to a fun place

Although it's been a few weeks since I was able to join in, I'm foregoing the jokes, etc. this Friday.  I'm sure you are aware I'm here for Annie's Friday Smiles.   I barely got this posted under the wire, because I have been gone the entire day and evening.

I wanted to save the jokes for another day, because this got such a hit the first time I visited, I didn't think it needed anything else.

Does this look familiar to anyone?  Please see this post which I featured as a second look on the 2nd one month, or this post, which was the original Friday Smile.

It doesn't look familiar at all, does it?

Even the parking lot is new!

AH, now it's beginning to resemble the old, although this is a brand new add-on section to this building.

I know several of you will remember this,



and this!

I added this close-up to the mix.

Once inside, you might remember this, too.  Then I was off to take photos of the updated building, shelving, and nut cases.  I took so many photos, I had to create a mosaic.

Lot's of change and a much better camera made this a fun trip to Nifty Nut House.  You might be able to see these photos were taken the day before Mother's Day, which was last Sunday.

BTW, I didn't spend a single cent when I went in to take photos only.  I was on my way home and remembered it was off the beaten track, but still not out of my way to visit.

Thanks for joining me today and thanks for your continued visits.  Now let's visit Annie's Friday Smiles, where it never hurts to begin the weekend with a big smile, just like Annie's.