Friday, December 12, 2014

Fill in Friday...

Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun - 12/12/14

Each week, Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs.  
The statements:

  1. I can’t believe ____
  2. ___ is my favorite ____
  3. If I could _____ I would be _____
  4. December is ___ here are my answers.  

  5. I can't believe it's almost the end of the year.
  6. Hauling out all my collected ornaments and decorating the tree is my favorite part of Christmas Preparations.
  7. If I could I'd go back to school and I would be an art restorer.
  8. December is way too cold for me, I want to live in Hawaii.

  9. have no idea how to get rid of these numbers.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...

As we wrap up our studio time before the Christmas festivities I thought I'd show you my Christmas Rose.
I had intended to paint Christmas cards with this in mind,  but it was just too much work.  I'm keeping this one for me.
Yes, I'm a leftover flower child, love painting flowers.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Muse...horses/cows and sheep Oh My!

As this is card giving/sending season I decided to do a major clearout.  I have absolutely no business buying cards, with all the supplies for card making I have.  But, this upcoming month one of the people I need to send a card to is a horse lover.  I got nothing!  So I decided to kill two birds with one stone, only it will be 3 birds.  I needed to do some photos (for my photography class) and a photo for a painting I'm working on and a card.  So off I went to the Royal Winter Fair.  Well, when I got there the cows were all eating... they would not look up!  So much for a reference photo for my painting.  I did get these, really didn't think I did as well.
sleeping all twisted up
this beauty, and she was beautiful, using her hoof/paw to rest her chin on, while napping.
And my horse shots too were not so bad...
These were two very young girls and that black horse was acting up and giving that little girl the business and not wanting to do what she was trying to demonstrate, really quite humorous.

These two were part of a six horse team that behaved beautifully for their master,(Guy Mclean) he NEVER stopped talking for 45 minutes and I mean NEVER, I don't think he even took a breath.  I forgot what his name was, but what a entertainer.  His horses loved him and he them, it was really obvious.   I was hoping to get a straight on shot of a horse and rider so I could do the face in the hole, thing...

these are going to make my card front...

 but I got these two feathery things... I am amazed how relaxed these animals are amongst each other and the constant noise of humans.  We could learn a thing or two about co-existence.

Hat tip to my sister B for her contribution to my horse search, sorry, just not what I'm looking for, thanks anyway.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Salon...

Sunday Salon finds me disappointed in my reading totals for November. The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters, too long, interesting but sort of a let down at the end.  Kindred , Octavia Butler was the only other book I completed. And only today did I finish I kill a Mockingbird, an enjoyable story. I'm 42 on the wait list for All the Light We Cannot See.  So I guess I'll be hitting the TBR pile in my room.  I believe it will be Norwegian by Night, that would complete my War Through the Generations challenge.

This week, only a couple of outings, and then onward toward Christmas preparations.
Not sure how many challenges I'll participate in next year, I like them, just don't always get them finished, but I find they push me to read books I would not normally pick.  Happy reading.

Vicki I think you make like I kill a Mockingbird, it's short and sweet and really quite innocent.  I rarely read authors notes at the end, BUT... being as some day soon I may be mentioned in one (hint, hint, S. Vincent) I thought I'd read it, and it was an expected notation (cancer is involved). 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday Snapshot...Printz

This is the frog in our pond,  I did this little water colour from a crappy photo I'd taken.  I'm so pleased how it turned out.  I thought I'd fill my son's walls, he has high ceilings in his place.  Thanks' to Shelley Prior for all her help in this adventure.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I'm back!

Well I've been out of commision, or should I say, no computer.  I'd forgotten how much I did everyday on the web.

Finished reading  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
I loved the collection of photos included in the book, and the text itself was also a fun read.  Reminded me of XMen.  I read this book as part of my War Through the Generations Challenge, WWII. 

This book deals with grief, uniqueness, family, foreign entities and WAR.  Although the war is a little part of the storyline it is nonetheless a backdrop.  I loved Jacob and Emma and their relationship.

I was just getting past the description of the creatures roaming the world, when on the bus... I could not stop looking at this man with his eyes way up in his eye sockets and they didn't move, he didn't seem to be visually challenged, but? 

A very interesting concept, with magical characters set in a difficult time.  I'm not big on time travel books, so when this started to go that way I almost quit reading, but am so  glad I continued.  I shall certainly look at old photos in a different light from now on.

Up next I kill the Mockingbird.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday SNAPSHOT...

oH it's so cold all I can do is sit in the sun.