Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wetcanvas Trades

I finished my Zentangle-like trade, working on my Pet Portraits trade, and just signed up for the Christmas card trade. I felt like I needed something going on at Christmas time to keep me occupied and keep me from feeling so sad. Getting Christmas Cards in the mail hopefully will help.

One of my Zentangle-like cards.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I finished the last of my Zentangle-like cards. I am mailing most of them today but have to finish pet portraits for the last ones. But at least I am finished with the cards.

It is hot, hot, hot here. Supposed to be 107 degrees F today. I have a funeral today and so thankful it is not graveside. And I'm sure the mortuary will be cold. They usually are.

I haven't slept good the last couple of days. Probably the heat. Hard to sleep when the temperature doesn't go down much (in the 80s all night). And I don't have AC. Just fans thru the night. I have already read a couple Facebook entries that said it is miserable outside now and we get our hottest around 4 o'clock.

I hope everyone out there is having a great day and staying cool or warm according to where you are.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Night

Tonight I spent some time doing a few more Zentangle-type postcards for the trade. I now have 13 of the 20 I need finished. Some of them I need to do a pet portrait card to send along. I have the address lists for both trades and now I just need to get them done and in the mail.

I also signed up last night for the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project. My theme is "Trading Forever". A perfect theme for me as I join so many ATC trades. I plan to do some tangle-type pages for the sketchbook. That may not be the only thing I do in the sketchbook but I plan to do quite a few. They go pretty fast and are so colorful and each person can see different things in each one.

This is one that I have done this week.

Pet Portrait

This is the first of the pet portraits I did for the trade on Wetcanvas. I really enjoyed doing this one. I love all the wrinkles. And at least dogs don't complain when you add their wrinkles.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scavenger Hunt #188

Here are the scavenger hunt items that I did today. The list is to do one hunt item for each letter of the alphabet.

Monday, August 16, 2010


This is Pirate. The second of my pet trade cards to arrive at its destination. It is postcard size done with colored pencils, a bit of fine line pen, and a touch of graphite.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In The Nick of Time

I barely got some items finished for the scavenger hunt. The list was made to see if all the items could pertain to a pet. Robert has a cat named Ari and he wanted to use Ari in part for each item.

I used my two dogs and pieces of them. I finished 7 items and slid them in at the last minute.

The new list is something from A to Z. One item for each letter. I haven't started it yet. If I follow the lead I have done the last few hunts, I will be rushing to do a few at the last minute. Hopefully not but.....


I didn't know it had been 10 days since I posted. Shame on me. I almost fell out of my chair when I noticed. I guess when I come to my blog and look at the ones I follow, I think I have posted. I will have to do better. Sorry.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Second Pet Portrait Finished

I finished another pet portrait for the WC trade. I can't post that one either as the person it is for visits my blog. We haven't received our address list yet but I have done trades with a few of the participants so have a few addresses to get a head start on my mailing.

At church today I got another shock. One that felt like a punch in the stomach. A friend passed away.

I met her and her husband when I first started attending my church. In fact he was one of the speakers at my husband's funeral. Very good friends and very nice, spiritual people. I will miss her so much.

I'm ready for this year to get a little better. It seems to be a really bad year for me. So many losses. So much change. And change is not that good especially at my age. The older you get, the more you get attached to the way things are.