Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lunch Date

I had a lunch date yesterday with a friend. We also threw in some shopping which is always a good thing.

My Dizzy had chewed (unstuffed) my quilted mattress pad and I found one at the store we were browsing. Also ran into a bin of stuffed critters and you know me and stuffed critters. I found this little bulldog. The stuffed one has a top hat but I left that out. His face was so adorable I couldn't leave him to pine away at the store.

Then we hit the Goodwill. Well I almost always find something there to use as a model. I found 3 little salt shakers. Not in pairs but just single shakers. I can always use new salt shakers for the scavenger hunts.

Just a little add on to my message. After I posted this, I found my .08 Helix fine line marker on the carpet in the living room chewed up. There was an ink filled felt type wick from it that she had been chewing. What a mess. Dog and carpet. I dumped her in the bathroom sink (not too carefully either) and proceeded to wash her beard, face, and legs. I think I got most of it off. And to top it all off, the pens come in a set and can't replace just one.

Then on to the carpet. Well it had soaked in pretty good. I don't bend at the knees or ankles much so had to stand, bend at the waist, and head hanging down with blood rushing to it, cleaned the mess. Lightheaded afterwords, I could have throttled the little monster. She had better be glad that I love her.

Under the Sea

I am in a trade on Drawspace forum for "Under the Sea". I have finished two so far. I decided to go with cartoony fish. I had some references from a friends FB that I had permission to use but was having some trouble with sketching them. So I just went with imagination instead.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stephen's Birthday

Today is my nephew Stephen's birthday. Such a wonderful young man with a bright future. I can't say enough about him. He has outlived my expectations and still going strong. I just wish his dad had lived to see the man he has become. Happy Birthday Stephen.

I had lunch out with a friend today and will be repeating it again tomorrow with another friend. Tomorrow is Mexican food. A friend from church that I haven't seen for a couple of months. It will be nice to have a chance to catch up.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary to My Blog

Today is my Blog Anniversary #4. Due to circumstances I haven't posted regularly, but I still enjoy having this blog to share with old and new friends. It provides me with entertainment, travel, humor, sadness, and many other emotions.

I have met so many wonderful people and have enjoyed the little peeks I get into the lives of others as well as sharing mine.

I have seen many countries thru the eyes of others without ever leaving my house. I have visited with many people I might never have met otherwise. I have shared the happiness of new additions to families. I have shared the grief of losing loved ones. And I have shared things thru this blog that I might not have shared in a different situation.

Well dear friends, thank you for making my blog life such a wonderful, satisfying journey. I look forward to many more anniversaries.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Can You Believe It?

I can't believe it has been 10 days since I last posted. That's not good. I will have to do better.

I haven't been doing any artwork lately as I am having some problems with pain. In my neck, upper arm, shoulder and back. Probably part arthritis and maybe some bursitis. Whatever it is keeps me from sleeping very well and I just can't get comfortable. I have been taking Advil part of the time and a pain pill when it gets too severe. Nothing seems to make it go away.

I didn't make it to my art outing this week but last week I did part of a picture in my Moleskine sketchbook. I still haven't finished it yet and may not. After all it is a "sketch".

Tomorrow is my blog's 4th anniversary. I have been blogging for 4 years. What a thrill that has been. Sharing with others and meeting new people.

The pain is back and I have just taken more pills. I hope to be able to get to sleep. I hope to get started on something art soon. I have a request from a friend for a cat portrait.

The dogs are wanting me to go to bed. They have been strongly suggesting that for about 2 hours now. I guess it is time for a cuddle.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

More Scavenger Hunt

One of the items on the Scavenger hunt list is to do a self portrait making it a cartoon. I started with one but ended up doing a page.