October 21, 2016

Paint Party Friday Day!

Hello Friday!!!
It's Paint Party Friday!
Our hostesses with the mostesses:
Kristin and Eva!
for keeping this going for so long!
It's the best blog hop for a worldwide tour
in just a day!
Haven't a clue what I am talking about?
Go HERE for all the info.

Not much has changed since my post Wednesday below.
I am going to join in the Witches In Fiction 2016
this weekend.

I didn't paint anything in the past couple days
So I am still stuck in my delema.
However my house is cleaner
and the dishes are done too!

Here is my painting so far:

And this was when the trees were white:

Hmmm...tan and brown or go back to white and black?
I don't know, so there it sits on my art table,
awaiting my decision.
Please feel free to give an opinion.

The background for this painting is made from
old paint clean-up paper towels,
and some yummy Tim Holtz Ranger
Distress Spray Stains!
Love them!
The muddy bottom will be brightened up with
the colors of Autumn
when I am done!

Today is a long day at the vascular surgeon.
Ultrasounds on my legs this time.
Am I glowing yet?

My oldest son helped me get out all my tote
and purse making stuff!
All the fun stuff that needs upcycling
or recycling into a new life.
And of course my daughter saw this picture:

And she claimed her shabby chic flowers already made
before I used them.

It's been almost 4 years since I have used my sewing machine!
And just as long since I have made my totes & purses.
My son's girlfriend did a complete cleaning, oiling
and tension setting!
Yes she is a keeper!

I posted this really fast so I know I may have missed a typo
 or something might not make sense,
so in that case, I am just rambling!

Hopefully I will be around this evening and this weekend to visit!
See you soon.
Hugs, Rasz

October 19, 2016

Work or Play Wednesday...

I must be having a big day of Fibro Fog
because my mind is not working too well today.
I have no idea where the day even went,
besides trying to look at Vistaprint
for new business cards
and some note cards with my 
art on the front.
Didn't order anything, got good info
and remembered to write it down too!

Monday I left off with a background
made from layers of paper towels that I have used
to clean my brushes from other artwork:

(I love the Distress Ink Sprays)
and painting some white,
here's what I got:

The ground looks a little muddy which will look
better after the trees are done and I can add some
Autumn color bushes or leaves.

Here are the trees so far:

I toned down the white trees using the 
Walnut Distress Spray Stain and also
sprayed the same color onto my paint pallet 
to outline the trees and use for the birch marks.
I am thinking I might go back to white trees with
black outlines and birch bark marks.
Not making any decisions today.

My daughter sent me a text this morning
wondering if I had any shabby flowers left.
(made from painted canvas)
And I do!

Here is a chair full!
I texted her this picture and she circled
the ones she wanted and texted me back.
That was easy.

A couple weeks ago,
my oldest son helped me get all my materials
together for making my painted totes and purses.
His beautiful, talented girlfriend tuned up and oiled
my sewing machine that I have not used for 4 years.
I am ready to go!
I love to upcycle, recycle, paint fabric
and make some fun shabby totes, purses,
skirts and anything else fabric.

That's it for me today.
What are you working on this week?

Have a Wonderful Week.
See you Friday for Paint Party Friday!

Hugs, Rasz

October 17, 2016

Monday Morning Frenzy...

It's a soggy Monday for sure.
The rain has been hard & heavy
Since Saturday with Sunday being the worst.
Flash flood warnings here too.
Great weekend to stay inside and paint.

I had this great background.
Feeling like I had to finish it up,
painted flowers in a vase really ruined it.
That's what happens when I try to force it.

So I put it away for another day and started a new canvas:

There is a plan here and this is just the beginning.
Some nice colors for the background.
Took my time, plus I had to keep waiting for
everything to dry.

Headed off for some medical tests.
Hopefully I get home early and
can work on this one.

The problem with wanting to create all the time is
my dishes don't get washed until I am out of 
coffee cups and spoons.

And I am out of coffee cups and spoons.
Luckily I am fasting so I can't have coffee yet.

I'm off to my appointments.
How's your Monday going?
Any new projects over the weekend?
Anything causing you to rush around this morning?

Have a Marvelous Monday!

Hugs, Rasz
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