Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bad News.....

Saw the doctor today after wearing my "boot" for six weeks and he wants me in it another six weeks!!! He said he doesn't think it is healing as he hoped and he doesn't really think the boot will do that much more but my ankle is weak it needs stability. I have to wear it when I go out but he said around the house I could probably go without it. If this is still painful or a problem in any way down the road they will simply go in and remove the chip. Ain't life grand!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Fall Garden

I try really hard when gardening to have some things blooming until almost the first frost. If you're in a similar climate I suggest Japanese Anemones and sedum seiboldii. Look at the gorgeous pink color in the garden. Also this black eyed susan vine really took off in August and is just knocking itself out with blooms even now. Of course, grasses always look nice and they will even get a darker rust color in some cases. Even the herbs, lemon balm and chives in the galvanized tub are healthy and beautiful. And of course there are mums. These against the front of the deck are coming out after their bloom period because they have gotten so enormous. But this variety just comes back year after year. Enjoy.....before the garden sleeps for the winter.

A Wonderful Give Away!!! Go check out Michelle Palmer's blog for a beautiful give away of her wonderful work. If you love her things, you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, all the more reason to visit. She is an artist extraordinaire! Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Here's a few more for you to see. I'm trying in a few cases to "push" the limits here. Actually there are no limits. Do you know there are "community" zentangles that are several feet in length and width and everyone does a section? I think this art form is fascinating and it sure is getting me through a creative dry spell. I apologize for no paper projects....there is just too many things going on in my life that are drawing my attention and energies elsewhere. I hope I can remedy that soon! I really value everyone who visits!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What in the world????

Many of you may be wondering what I have been up to. Well, lots of family issues and the broken foot have killed my mojo. But I have found something to keep busy and I thought I should share it with you in case you'd like to try this. It's called Zentangle. It's an art form, doodling at it's highest level, a form of meditation and therapy and I LOVE IT! Below are some of the "tiles" I have done in a small journal I've been keeping. They start with my current drawings and go back to the beginning of this when I got into it last summer. I CAN'T draw and a lot of people can't but ANYONE can learn to Zentangle. I'm living proof. For info you can just Google Zentangle or email me and I can send you some of my favorite web sites. There are very few tools, it's very inexpensive (when's the last time you could say that about a hobby??) and it has marvelous benefits. Give it a try. It has wonderful "side effects" if you are stressed out.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Love Fall

Here's a little chipboard book I did this week. I'm loving the fall weather we're having and it's my favorite season. I only wish it lasted as long as winter or summer does. This pumpkin shaped book was from Maya Road I believe. I used mostly K&Co. Tim Coffey Fall papers and various embellishments. All the pages were run through the Xyron before being adhered to the chipboard and then all edges were distressed with Vintage Photo. The dimensional pumpkin page that is the front cover was done in TH Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Rusy Hinge with Brushed Corduroy edges. I didn't show you all the pages because some are not complete. Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So Sweet!

Just wanted you to see the scrapbook page my daughter did with her little pug, Maggie. She cased the layout from ElizabethB on We all love this doggie so much. She's a senior citizen, as she will be 13 in February. Such a cutie!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Recycle 2

I order a lot from Ellen Hutson's store and she always sends you a yard of ribbon free and a little hand colored image. This stamp was a Lockheart (one of my favorite companies) and it was too beautiful not to use. A little grosgrain ribbon and designer paper plus some bling! A couple quick, simple cards I can use from recycled materials. Have a great weekend everyone. It's October----Yikes!

A Little Recycling

This little butterfly image was part of a thank you card I received from a neighbor for donating to the Leukemia Society. It appears almost hand painted so I cut it off the card and backed it with some SU Basic Grey paper along with some sunny yellow and a sentiment from Simple and quick!