Monday, December 17, 2018

Poland Inchie

    This year's inchies are almost over.  Seems hard to believe.  This week the country was Poland.  I decided to use the national flower - the corn poppy.  Poppies are such gorgeous flowers.
     I hope everyone is having a great week.  Mine seems a bit like a roller coaster.  Up and down. Sometimes within a few moments time span.  I have tried everything to fight off the "tidal waves"  but they just come.  Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.  Hugs.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Brrrrrr . . .

   Winter has arrived.  Only very typically of here we do not get pretty white snow, we get rain.  And then some more rain.  And when that is over, more rain.  I don't want mountains of snow like my homestate of NC, but I do wish for just a tiny bit. 
     The inchie this week was Montenegro.  I know nothing about that place.  I did look it up and decided on an icon that I saw that was interesting.  It looks like a pretty place.
  Diva's challenge was to do something festive for the holidays!  I saw something similar to this online and thought I would change it up a bit and use this.  Would make a nice card front if I had gotten cards done.  I bought new Christmas paper and cut outs and  everything for cards this year and then . . . well, I just haven't felt up to it.  Maybe next year.
  And lastly a coloring page I have been working on for a bit. 
     Thank you for dropping by and lots of thanks for all the kind words on my last post.  My days are long right now.  I have good moments and not so good moments.  But I guess that will be the case for quite a while.  I am glad I have my art to entertain me.  It helps.  Hugs!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I did it.

    Scanning my art work and being able to display it means a lot to me - obviously.  Ray usually scans it on the big computer (I call it his computer but it really is both of ours).  Then he emails it to me - all the way across the room, lol - to my laptop.  I tried all morning to figure out how to scan my work.  No luck.  So I went to trying it on my laptop.  The program isn't as filled with perks, but hey, I did it.  I can at least put my work up until I can conquer the other one. 
      Two inchies from me this week - Cyprus and Chile.  It is hard to believe the inchies for this year is almost over.  Wow.


      Diva's tile was to use the tangle 123 O'Leary.  I decided to do it in blue and add a word that has been heavy on my mind this week.  I may gift this card to someone who has helped me a lot.

      The last is a coloring page I did weeks ago.  I just never got it scanned. 

      The days are good and bad.  Slow and quiet.  Lonely.  But I am going to survive this.  I have a lot of faith and I trust in Jesus.  Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some much needed sunshine.  Hugs.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

No art this week

    Here I sit.  Just me.  No art.  I cannot create anything right now.  I can barely function.  This past Saturday night, I lost . . . my world.  My brother died suddenly.  I have been in an up and down state and just adrift.  I am sure I will get back to drawing and coloring.  I will need that release.  That peace.  I will have to figure out how to use the scanning software so I can continue to share - as he did that for me.  But I will.  Bear with me for a while.  I need to continue to write here.  I will try not to over burden with gloom, but I do need to write.  I just need prayers right now.  Please hug those close to you until they yell for you to stop because you never know.  You just never know.  Hugs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

      At least to those of us in the U.S.   To the rest of my friends, just have a wonderful blessed day.  While it is just Ray and I (and of course, Lakota), we still have a rather good sized meal for Thanksgiving.  The plan in doing a larger meal is leftovers!  It means I don't have to cook for a few days at least.  I enjoy that.  Plus there are things we simply must have that remind us of our childhood dinners at our grandparents.  For me, cranberry relish salad.  For Ray, deviled eggs.  I have started a bit of meal prep today so I don't have much to do tomorrow.  I also got my Christmas tree up today!  It is so pretty.  I love this season.
     The inchie country was Denmark.  That is such a beautiful place (at least according to photos).  I chose a Viking ship and the flag.  Simple but I like it.
       Diva's challenge was to use fengle and pokeroot.  Again a rather simple drawing but it uses the two tangles.  I love fengle.  It has always been one of my favorites. 
     And last some of the past week's coloring.  I have a few more drawing challenges to work on, but they are not done . . . yet.  Perhaps as I chill from my meal tomorrow. 

     Now I must go work on a few Christmas cards.  Please have a wonderful day and I hope you find it full of blessings!  Hugs!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Please, no yodelling!

     This week's inchie - Austria - had me humming Sound of Music songs!  I love that movie.  I went with my 5th grade class (as a student) to see it at the theater.  That was a fun experience.  Nowadays you want to show a movie at school, you rent it at Netflix.  Fun, maybe.  But not the same as 80 5th graders hitting the popcorn stands and going in a theater.  Brave teachers, lol!  Anyway, Austria is our location.  Such a beautiful place - although I have never been there.  I would love to see it in person.
       Here is the MOJO challenge for this week.  I normally do not name my art work, but when I finished this one - I could not get past the name, "Standing Under My Ceiling Fan".  Didn't plan on it, but it sure fits!
  Last but not least a couple of string challenges from one of my Facebook groups. 

     That's all for this week!  I plan on getting the Diva challenge done, but haven't tackled it yet.  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Hugs.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Bit of Blue Sky

        It was so nice this morning to look out my window and see blue sky.  Last night our area was under storm watches and flood watches.  Schools all around were either cancelled or starting under a delayed time.  I am not a person who enjoys storms at all.  Certainly not when they could be severe.  But we were blessed with very mild storms, yet some pretty heavy rain.  This morning is very nice.  There may be some more headed our way tonight, but for now - enjoy the blue sky!
        The inchie this week for Every Inchie Monday was Honduras.  I usually start my inchie by doing a google search for icons for the country.  There I find some interesting ideas for my inchies.  Not here.  The only icon shown was the flag.  That's it.  When I searched for images I saw a gorgeous country - blue water and luscious greenery.  Oh well.  I suppose my flag would have to do. 
       Diva's challenge was number 375 - wow!  Almost 400!  That's amazing.  This was the week for the Use My Tangle challenge.  So we had to use the tangle burtz.  I combined it with munchin for my tile.

       The other challenge I completed this week was the MOJO challenge.  The tangles we had to use were spirox, sandswirl, and tupuk.  I had only ever used sandswirl before.  The others were new to me.
       That's it for this week.  Except for some coloring pages in my new books.  Coloring and tangling are so relaxing for me.  I enjoy just chilling and doing either.  I was thinking this morning how happy I am not to have worry about delays or missed school days.  Stormy weather brings about extra pressure for teachers.  We are responsible for our children's safety and emotional comfort.  Not an easy feat. 

     Have a wonderful week and I look forward to reading your comments!  Hugs and blessings!