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October 17, 2014

yay! it's paint party friday and my camera is broken...

Happy PPF!
Thank you Kristin and Eva for hosting the best weekly party EVER!
Want to find out more? Go HERE.

My camera stopped working this week.
Luckily I have all the pics I need to post!

First, I want to show what I finished this week.
She was my WIP last Friday and I decided NOT to add paint and stay with only pencil, graphite and colored, to complete her.

I fell in love with her.
Have you ever created something that you know came from your soul and spoke to your heart? 
Well, she is the one for me.
She is the kick-off for a series of WIPs and future creations from different medias called 
"The Warrior Within"
and her name is "I Am".
I wrote more about her on my new Facebook page that I am trying to create, lol.
The page is HERE if you'd like to read more.

Now onto painting.
Since moving around so much I have had WIPs all over the place. 
I think I have gotten them all with me now so I can get busy and finish them instead of constantly posting half done art :-)
 So far she has ink, colored pencil and watercolor.
Today I want to add some acrylic and gloss medium...
and more color!
I wish I had a better pic but hopefully she will be done by next Friday,
and my camera will be working again.

Here is another WIP I am working on too:

One more thing!
I need HELP!!!
How do I connect with other artists or mixed media groups out on Facebook?
It took me years to make the plunge into FB and now I am ready to build my page better and meet other creatives out there!

Have a FANTASTIC Paint Party FRIDAY!

October 15, 2014

a cuddly corner for what's on your workdesk wednesday #280...

Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday #280!
Also called WOYWW!
This is a weekly bloghop hosted by the wonderful. creative Julia Dunnit.
All us creatives get to go out and visit each others work areas and peek into what they are working on each week.
It is so much fun!
For more info, go HERE!

Here is my work area for the last few weeks:

This picture was taken last Wednesday for WOYWW.
My doctor appointments kept me from posting as planned.
I covered up the picture on the lighted lap pad
as that one is finished and will be posted later.
I am now going back to an older WIP that I am ready to work on:
Now you may be wondering why I used last week's
corner of the sofa I have been nestled in?

Or why not take a picture of the sofa and the WIP
I am currently working on?

Well it seems my camera is no longer working!
It won't turn on, it won't charge, it won't do ANYTHING!
Luckily I already had the two images that fit for today.

I'm blaming Mercury in Retrograde and the latest lunar eclipse.
Works for me.

Have a Wonderful WOYWW!!!
Time for me to go snoop into other creative's areas.

September 30, 2014

a beautiful, yet scary, hospital garden...

Last week I was in the hospital for a few days.
The hospital was beautiful and clean.
There was even an outside garden for patients and visitors to enjoy.

Here is the bridge that leads into...

this:

The garden looks so inviting with it's statues and fountains.
Even though we are in a severe drought here in Northern California, the majority of this garden is able to still stay green by careful watering and drought resistant plants.

There is also an concrete walkway that forks to the left of the bridge where people can sit, walk get some fresh air or take a shortcut to the cafe.

Just in case you missed the sign, here it is a little bigger:

Yes, you read that correctly, RATTLESNAKES!

Part of living here is knowing to watch out for rattlesnakes.
However that is usually while hiking, walking the dog,
out by the river or lakes,
NOT at a hospital.

This sign is totally appropriate here, in this neck of the rocks.
I have just never seen this sign at a hospital.

Even though we share our homeland with the rattlesnakes,
black widows and scorpions, I have not gotten over my dislike of rattlesnakes.

I still laugh at the thought of pulling along my IV pole while searching my surroundings for snakes.
Did I try it?
NO WAY!!!

Have a great day, and share a reptile story in the comments.
I would love to read it and I am sure so would others.