Sunday, November 22, 2009

New ACEOs and Gobble Gobble! ~ Oh boy, I've been so guilty of neglecting my blog lately, but at least I have gotten these three aceo size cards painted this week so I can share them. They are available on ebay and two will be running in the nfac contest in ebay this week. I couldn't resist painting a couple for the fun theme of 'holidays'. I was trying to get inspired this week to paint something, anything. I was starting to think my muse had run away with the turkeys and gone in hiding! These three are done with acrylics (including the shiny gold and silver), charcoal pencil and some sprinkly sparkly crystal glitter. I'll be up to my elbows in sweet potatoes this week. I always make a huge bowl of the sweet potato casserole with pecans and brown sugar and we head over to my MIL's on Thanksgiving Day, loaded up with yummy dishes.
Happy Turkey Day!!
'Christmas Mystery'

'Christmas on Mars'

'Midnight Mystery'

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tropical Storm Ida ~ "Ooh look at these pretty, wispy feathery clouds!" That's what I was saying on Tuesday as I took the three photos above. Little did I know that we were about to be clobbered with around seven inches of rain, flooding and high winds for the next three days, thanks to tropical storm Ida! We were one of the lucky ones though since we didn't lose power... although it almost went off several times. I had the hurricane lamps and candles ready. For the photos below, fast forward to Saturday evening a little after 5 p.m. ...what is that reddish color on the tops of the trees across the road?! Yeaaa, it's the sun, which we haven't seen since Tuesday...and I can see the stars up there tonight, so I know that Ida has finally traveled out of central Virginia! Yeaa, sunshine tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing it again, whew what a soggy week!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New ACEOs, and one last morning glory ~ These are some of the latest aceos I've painted and the one on top is one that I've reworked several times but it really, really is finished and done now. I think all it needed was some snow on the ground and some holiday decorations added.
I found the last morning glory of the year (probably) almost hiding under the steps in the backyard and of course I had to get her picture with those pretty colors of purplish blue!
The D.C. area sniper was executed last night at a correctional facility, not too far from where I live here in Virginia. It brought back the awful memories of those three weeks back in '92...he was shooting people in the area not too far from where we live and I can still remember the eerie and creepy feeling I had as I walked from my car into the grocery store during the weeks before he was finally caught. Everyone was on edge and wondering who it was. Walking across the parking lot, I had a strong uge to duck my head and hurry inside. It was a scary three weeks before he was finally caught and it boggles my mind how any human being could do such a horrible and evil thing!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Jiminy Cricket, Fall Colors and another Girlfriend's Traveling Sketchbook page finished! ~ The trees have really been colorful the last few weeks and here's a few of the photos I've taken here and there... well, mostly in the backyard here. I also finished another of the sketchbook pages this week and I have it ready to mail. Karen M., from the blog Beelieve, wanted a bee theme for her book and I really had fun doing her page! I used a collaged print of a sketch I did several years ago, metallic gold and silver acrylics, black sharpee pen, sparkles and an old pendant I found that reminded me of a honeycomb! Karen, I have your book ready to mail and the bees are coming home to roost soon and I bet you will love your book! That means I only have one more page to do and that is for Auntie Mims book!