Saturday, May 28, 2011

I want to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend.  Let's remember the past and present military who have given their lives.  Pray for peace and an end to war. 
This is the completed loosen up.  It was fun to try something new.  Maybe I'll be doing something outrageous next.   

Friday, May 27, 2011

I have a collection of carousel horses.  Posters, ornaments, wooden carousels, paintings.  This is a horse I painted in the 1980's, when my mom and I took ceramic classes together. You were my best friend, you taught me valuable lessons and allowed me to be who I have become today.  I miss you!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims in Missouri, we are seeing such courage in those who have lost all their materials things collected over the years.  Those who lost their lives...sadness for those left behind.  It really puts things in perspective of how lucky many of us are.  Live each day andtake the time to tell those you love how much they mean to you.  
It was suggested that I loosen up and do some silly faces.  So here is my attemp.  We'll see how it goes.

Strange weather all over the US, even my Christmas catus is in a mixed up cycle.  Here it is in full bloom in May.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

To day is totally frustrating.  I havev been trying to post comments on blogs and for some strange reason I am unable to do so.  I've checked everything---no luck.  EKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Monday, May 23, 2011

I have a quote that I received from a friend, thought that I would share it.  Perfect way to start my week.

"Love the people who treat you right and
          pray for the ones who don't. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This morning we took a trip to the Westside  Farmer's Market.  Ray checking out his next buy.Rasberries, strawberries.peaches, OH MY!

I love all the beautiful colors.  Most of the produce is grown by local farms.  A fun way to start the week end.   
                                                                            Yummy fresh baked goods 
These green onions smelled devine. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today i decided to try sketching and painting on homemade paper.  I tried to use the particles that were imbeded as part of the project.  This was a 35 minute exercise.  Quick sketch, light paint applied and done.

Friday, May 13, 2011

blue wolf by: Michaela Urbanczyk
I drew this picture because I was thinking of the spirit of animals and how their spirit goes to the cave of spirits where they rest in peace with their passing loved ones and ancestors..

She wolf: by Michaela Urbanczyk /2011
Michaela is my 12 year old granddaughter.  Artist, musican.

Today I finished my project
Black fringe adds a little texture, as well as the flower button.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New project is in the making. This is the sketch on the canvas. 
I'm not sure what I will do next.  Add some color, words, embelish.

My sketch- now to the canvas.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

 Happy Mother's Day!
 Just got back from a wonderful lunch with Michelle, Michaela.  Michelle's friend Nicole organized an outing to have margaritas and then have pedicures.  Was a very fun afternoon and also very relaxing.

Natalie, Michelle, Michaela and Nicole.

                                                                        My empty margarita glass.

Some pretty good looking toes.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This is another of Christine's pieces that is sold.  I just love the mood it sets.  Kinda how I feel right now.  I'm on my way to get a much needed hair trim. 

We are having beautiful weather--very lazy.  New plants are in the pots and I am enjoying the bright blooms.   

Monday, May 2, 2011

My finished project.  Mounted on an 8"X10" canvas.  The background is fabric that I printed mod podged onto the canvas.  The edges all around the frame is two to three fabrics cut into strips and mod podged.  The dress has three stones down the front.  The bird and flower I felted and glued in place.  It was fun and I may try it again.