Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Back Home and Ready to Go To Work

I'm back from my Mom's where I had a wonderful visit. It is beautiful here - the tulip tree (a relative of the magnolia) is in full bloom, the birds are singing and I just had coffee with the hubster in the swings in the side yard - does life get any better than that???

I had a lovely package when I returned this morning. My papers came from Paper Mojo. I don't remember who told me about them (I read about them on someone's blog), but I am so pleased with them. I got this lovely selection of paper for less than $40 including shipping. I just know they are going to be getting a lot of my business.

Aren't these beautiful?

I am behind in EDiM, I will draw a clock today. While I was waiting for my Mom and my sister at the casino, I drew a fireplace with a fire in it in the lobby. I will add a bit of color and that will be my something with flames. Then I just have to draw today's "bowl" and I will be all caught up. Boy I've been trying really hard to do one each day, but it is much harder than I thought. Especially while away from home visiting.

On Saturday Mom and I went to Hope House, a second hand store in St. Ignace, where I found a handful of lovely books to repurpose. How do you like these?

I'm anxious to get more journals made.

This evening both the Tigers and the Red Wings are playing, so I have some sports to watch. That means that I'd better use my daylight hours wisely.

I hope to see you tomorrow with lots to share.

I thought I should answer some of the questions that get asked in comments, so here goes:

Camilla - thanks for the tip about the fixative; and the weather in the UP was beautiful, but chilly.

Sandy - the watercolor pencils (used dry) weren't at all difficult to use over pan pastels.

Joan - it takes me four hours to drive to Mom's if I drive straight through. On a weekday morning, the traffic is mostly light once I get north of Lansing.

Here is the list for Every Day in May:

101 - Draw a bar of soap
102 - Draw a power plug
103 - Draw some exercise equipment - what you use to stay fit.
104 - Draw some salt and pepper shakers
105 - Draw some scissors
106 - Draw something tart or sour
107 - Draw how you get your news - at a newsstand, vending box or on your porch
108 - Draw a light bulb
109 - Draw a clock you have around your house
110 - Draw something with a flame or flames
111 - Draw a bowl
112 - Draw something fresh
113 - Draw or paint a fence
114 - Draw something ugly you love and keep for sentimental reasons. Journal about it, too.
115 - Draw a shopping cart or basket
116 - Draw something green
117 - Draw something round
118 - Draw some hair
119 - Draw some rocks
120 - Draw a flashlight
121 - Draw a coin or some coins and journal about memories about coins from your childhood.
122 - Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the subject
123 - Draw a bell
124 - Draw something yellow
125 - Draw a bird
126 - Draw a sponge
127 - Draw a skyscape
128 - Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another.
129 - Draw people doing something.
130 - Draw some school supplies.
131 - Draw a spray bottle

Thank you to all of you for taking the time to read my blog and leave such wonderful comments.



  1. Oooh, what a score with both the books and the paper! Glad you had such a good time and that your driving wasn't too bad. And, yes, spring is finally here in the mitten! Zippity Do Da!!! hugs, nancy

  2. is that a vintage Nancy Drew I see?! That will make such a cool journal! And I love the cover with the tulips on it, too :)

    I scored some cool finds at Salvation Army, but it never occurred to me to put a photo on my blog. Maybe I will:) One of mine is a an old Lutheran hymnal from 1941! The inside is inscribed "page 277 my favorite Hymn I hear the voice of Jesus say." Isn't that cool?!


  3. What beautiful papers! Thanks for posting the link. I think I'm going to go there now and check it out.

  4. Awesome! Very interesting looking papers.
    I do enjoy driving long distance sometimes... I just wish I have a cushier ride =)
    Thanks for your comments too Vicki!

  5. Can't wait to see what you do with these! Love the papers in particular.

  6. The papers are gorgeous!! You'll make beautiful art with them, I'm sure!!