Thursday, September 28, 2017

Continuing with the post......

I had another picture to post of my daughters pit bull Solo. He absolutely loves the beach. He will sit all day enjoying the view and loves to run the beach every chance he gets. And my beautiful Grandaughter Zoe modeling the mermaid crown. She is such a character.

Life gets complicated

I have been beading and sewing lately, just haven't been keeping up on here like I wanted to.

Life get complicated sometimes, family stress can drain a person that's for sure.  Back when I originally started this blog I wanted it to be a place where I could voice my concerns and figure out answers, not realizing it could be read by many. I have met other bloggers on here and have enjoyed reading their blogs also so .........My hubby read the first "story" I put on here and was upset that I would discuss family issues on the computer, so I erased it all and tried to stay neutral with all that I write on here now. Its not always so, but I lost my voice...that does not make sense but what I mean is I lost my avenue for .........speaking my concerns .......still doesn't make sense so lets forget it.
Its been four and a half years almost since I lost my husband but it still seems like yesterday.  I am still struggling with what to do with the remainder of my life....... like I have a choice. Enough of this baloney, I will post a few pictures of what I've been up to and stop the inane chatter. I'll blame my morose mood on the constant rain we've had this summer and now fall.
One of the "woman of the year" pins I made for the Gallery. They have been received well. Thank goodness.

A gift for a friend.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Actually Beading

Well its been a long time since I rambled on so here I go. I have actually been beading believe it or not. A friends daughter is getting married this fall and I was busy making up hair combs and headbands, necklaces and earrings for her to choose from. She has made her choice and I have taken the rest to the Gallery.
I finished the bead embroidered piece for my Grandaughter Tisha's handbag. Now to attach it to a bag. It was her design so I hope it turned out the way she wanted. I will try to post some pictures of the beadwork. I also finished a piece for someone special which I can't post anymore about right now, but soon. I am very happy with how it turned out. Now I am going to start on Grandaughter Zoe's handbag. Still need to make some decisions on colors but hopefully that will come about soon.
My friend Kate Boyan and her Niece were the featured artists at the Gallery last month and what a beautiful show it was. Check out Kates blog and be blown away by her beautiful handbags. Kate is an internationally known bead artist and a simply wonderful person. Her husband isn't a bad guy either, being the leather bag maker and swell fella. Kate's blog is Kate Boyan's Gallery. You will be amazed.
Well, now I will try to work on adding the photos. Stay tuned.

This is one of the pieces I made
using the very expensive (for me) but beautiful stone I purchased in Tuson a few years ago along with the shibori silk, freshwater pearls and seedbeads.

Here is a picture of the bag I beaded for my youngest Sisters Birthday. She actually received it the day of her birthday. She is a lover of crows as I am a lover of Ravens so this bird fits the bill.
One of the acrylic paintings I have been doing with a collage of seashells at the base.
 Saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it myself. I like it. Here is a second one from a photo I took off my front yard looking toward Augustine volcano.
And here is my latest watercolor of a tiny redpoll in the alder bushes.
Ok enough for today. I have also been working on hair pieces for brides but discovered that I lost the photos, so I will take some again tomorrow at the Gallery. A friends daughter is getting married and I made some for her to choose from and it inspired me to do a few more for the Gallery.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Took my friend Geri out to lunch today for her 89th Birthday. We went out to the Restaurant at the end of the Spit and had our favorite Halibut fish and chips. We were joined by three other ladies that have been Geri's friends for many years. Geri now lives in a Senior Care home and is not very happy with the situation but has no choice. She has to have someone with her at all times because she falls down a lot. It was cold and a little windy out there but the sun was shining.
It was a pleasant outing for her, I took her for a ride after lunch and then to her eye exam which was great again. She only needs her glasses when she reads. Lucky Lady. I took some eagle pictures while we were out there. I hope to turn them in to watercolor paintings at some point.
Our days are getting longer now which is wonderful, the dark days were hard on me for some reason this year. I am looking forward to spring and summer and getting my yard back in order and the outside of my house. A lot of work to do but TJ and the boys are looking forward to helping out, at this point anyway. You never know with youngsters. Summer means fishing which we are all wanting to do, just hope we get it all done and enjoy the doing.

Well, I need to make a few shell necklaces for the Gallery so I best get busy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I keep trying to get back to the blog but for some reason I can't seem to get here. I haven't been doing much beading lately, I have several ideas floating around in my mind but just can't seem to settle down and get busy. I did make a couple of hair barrettes and I will try to post a picture if I can figure out how.
Ok, so here is one of the barrettes, the center piece I found on line, can't remember where darn it, the red nail heads are from my stash of vintage beads which I love,  and I found a picture of the necklace I made using turquoise and cinnabar and a couple of vintage cabs.

I might have already posted this one, if so, Sorry. Both the necklace and the barrette have sold.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Necklace

This is the new necklace for the Gallery, using a vintage 50's era cab for the center and vintage nailheads in the design. I love the vintage pieces. It has been a costly summer so far, a new roof, new very large picture window, heating stove and washing machine repairs, now the deck. I had hoped to repair it a section at a time but found out it was to far gone to save, so the work is underway on that now. I have also been trying to get the pickup in working condition so my daughter can drive it and I can use the car. So far we have been managing with just the car, but it gets a little crazy some time for all of us to get to work. Fortunately my youngest grandson rides his bike to high school, so that's one less worry. Anyway, I will now try to download a picture of the necklace...
I can't figure out why this is on its side, it isn't that way in my photo folder..... Oh well, if I figure it out someday I will fix it.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

New Computer

I am having such a hard time with this new computer, I can't find things like I could on the old one, I know in time I  will get better, maybe.......anyway I am going to try to post a picture of the two plates I painted for the Bunnell Gallery fundraiser, called likely enough the "Plate Project". This was the third year that I participated in their fundraiser, however I did not get to see the plates after they had been fired, I hope they came out ok.

They had a Mandela theme in mind for this year.