Monday, November 30, 2015

Day 1222: Ever dodge a to-do list??

"touch", collage, photos & digital

Home from Grandma TLC duty and ...
I just made the art above when I should be working.
Do you ever do that? 

A big list of "to do's" and ...
you do something not even on the list?
I've decided to maybe go to bed early ...
and wake up ready to hit the "to do's" tomorrow?
Or at least that's the plan.


We have a 2 day sale coming up.
If you happen to be nearby, please stop by ...
all handmade original art.

Refreshments, no lines or pushy crowds, easy parking.
A nice way to shop.

Today is my Mother's birthday ...
she was the youngest of ten. 5 brothers & 5 sisters.
by Brian Andreas

She died so young, but I see her warmth, intelligence
 & personality in her only Granddaughter, WonderWoman.
They would have enjoyed each other.
Happy Birthday Mom.

A smile for Monday ...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Day 1221: When a child, or a dog, loves you ...

"When a child ..." from Margery Williams, Velveteen Rabbit. collage, photo & digital

While still on Grandma duty ...
sleeping in a fancier bed,
at 4:40 AM I feel my toes being licked!
This is not a normal occurrence for me, so ...
I was now wide awake to see ...

Granddog #3, Chloe.

She seemed to want to go out, so rather than risk an accident,
I got all 3 Granddogs up, downstairs and 
outside for their constitutional.
Once back to bed, Chloe was snoring in a nano-second ...
Grandma took a little longer. We all slept in till 8:30!

Granddogs #2, Laker & #3 Chloe

Note the look on Chloe's face?
That's because she prefers to use both chaise lounges.

Granddog #3 Chloe, with #1 in background.

And me ...

I always wanted to be & look tall.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you Happy Holidays.

A smile for Sunday ...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Day 1220: It a guy thing, a tradition!

Fort Bliss, stamps, photo, collage & digital

Every year my son in law, Superman, takes
his three sons, my Grandhunks to the ...

It's a guy thing, a tradition!

photo by Superman

Two out of three Grandhunks already drive, #3 will in a year.

photo by Superman

So there is testing to do ...

photo by Superman

styles to consider ...

photo by Superman

lists to be made.
It is after all, a tradition.

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, November 27, 2015

Day 1219: No Black Friday here.

time, collage, photo & digital

Every ad and newspaper proclaims Black Friday.
Well I am not in. 
Now I don't mind if you go.
Maybe you like crowds, hunting parking spaces and all that.
I've been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.

I will be reporting for Grandma TLC + 2 duty through Sunday.
Plus 2 because we'll add two more teenage hunks to the mix!
Really good guys, like my three, but five teenage hunks?
I think I am going for sainthood?

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Day 1218: A blogful of Thanks!

Thanksgiving, acrylic, collage & digital

I am so blessed and thankful for my family, friends 
and also for you and your patience with this silly blog.
I appreciate you, and wish you ...
your best Thanksgiving, ever, so far.

65 degrees, Santa Ana, CA

Throw(way)back Thursday , December 1983

with student Cassie Latimer

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day 1217: Spray paint, paper, acrylics ... Oh my!

redhead, collages, photo & digital

Last Saturday was the the "Spray Paint+" on canvas class ...
which happened during my 5 day Grandma TLC tour of duty, 
the arrival of very special company from Tucson,
and the Annual Awards Banquet!
All on the same day.

Life is like that sometimes, right?
More things than you think you can get done in a day ...
but somehow you do.

a full house for my newest hair-brained idea for a class.
It was my first time teaching this and it seemed to work.

We worked with the provided stretched canvas,

Montana spray paints ...


collage materials ...

gel medium ...

 and acrylics.

Lots of playing ...

experimenting ...

and fun.

Can you tell we had 3 hours of fun?

I was so impressed with ...

 the variety ...

 the individuality ...

and creativity.

And, we also had a community canvas ...

that everyone added to and signed, 
then we drew from those names and ...
the winner was Macy, who took it home.

This class will be offered again ...
Saturday, December 12, 2015 10 -1PM
If you're near, maybe come join us?

A smile for Wednesday ...