Tuesday, March 10, 2015
To those who have asked, last week was my final ear injection. The doctor also patched up a hole in the ear drum. A surgical procedure that fortunately she is skilled at It turns out that the hearing in my right ear deteriorated below that of the left. SO now the current hearing aid has to be modified. The once in the normal range right ear used to receive a Bluetooth signal from the left. Now that is not possible so the leftie needs a "norm" aid. The new young audiologist cobbled together a loaner as the truck delivering new supplies was stuck in the snows of Memphis. Hopefully friday I will get the loaner. I knew I had lost a lot of hearing but never quite got how bad it all was. When I arrived home on Friday I heard Xochitl and MS Kitty meow for the first time.
Today my desk
Today involved working on my No Excuses Journal. It is something I enjoyed last year but I wanted to move along and develop a style and rhythm. Today felt like a move in the right direction. My head seemed more alert and it was fun to make even though the color for the month was out of my comfort zone as well as prompt. Pinterest is such a wonderful place to be inspired and try different things.
this is Journal 52 where the prompt was to use colored pencils
This is DLP where the visiting artist Robin Mead used doodles then painted them over with gesso then watercolor. I followed her steps as i wanted to see how water colors reacts to paint after drying. plan is to try it again. For now it is dinner and clear up time.
TO think when these two journal entries were started it was cold and gloomy. then the same this morning. Now here it is today at 4.29 pm. SPRING HAS SPRUNG. The view from my studio window.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Now Mrs D did you ever believe when you started this that you would keep going to 300! Well here we are and sending you a big thank you.
This looking at blogs around the world has not driven me to clean up my act! Happily I have accepted the messy being I am and after this post intend to clean up as i am missing some bits and pieces.
Here it is my work table. Just finished one project and straight into next. Always afraid i will not get it done if i do not finished it over the weekend. Then I don't and so workspace stays in a state of suspended creativity, now that sounds a lot better than a mess!
The area next to the computer desk usually has great light. Alas, the past two weeks have been like the north pole here, dark and overcast and never getting over 40F (4.4C) , well Ok it is colder there, though I hear the polar bears are sweating it out! Today it remains gloomy but a little warmer. This has effected my affect so all the time I feel down!. Between the droning sounds in my head, lack of sleep and often under siege by the terror cats it is hard to get anything done let alone clear up. Also if i clear up I will not do anything so as to keep the room tidy.
Here is my desk. Showing the first stages of some watercolor intuitive art, and my No Excuses Journal, all interrupted by urgent paper work. Now complete; back to the real world.
Meanwhile Ms Kitty has asked for some exposure for her recent art contribution that she feels is not receiving any recognition So here she is.
" today i realized that my humans left the bathroom door open for me to do some more tissue sculpture. My viz.... Was ruined by Xochitl who started to chew it up and swead it fru the houzz. Then daddy shut the door. So diz waz all i did
Luv and purrs Ms Kitty
So folks off I go on clean up patrol and to find Xochitl who has added opening plastic bags to her repertoire.
Happy a lovely week and visit to all the workspaces and raise a glass to Madame Dunnet!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The slope of the driveway makes it impossible to get out if it rains and freezes and this was what happened Monday and today Tuesday. Today, by noon it was 2 degrees above freezing and the driveways thawed. I headed to the store. So now I have to cook dinner and make some food for the cats who are not eating. MS Kitty, a little butterball, has refused to eat the expensive cat food bought for her and searches around the kitchen like she will find something. Xochitl is picking at her food. Both are active so here I go making venison and chicken liver in the food processor. Their lack of appetite has not stopped them from climbing up a wall hanging, jumping up to high windows and in Ms Kitty's case eating the butter after getting the lid off the butter dish! XOchitl is emptying the fruit bowl and plays with all the fruit. Favorite was grapes. Good thing we do not have carpets. Yesterday she played with a very large onion.
Yesterday I worked all day in my studio finishing the journal prompts for the week. Then loaded the fabulous video I bought from Peony's and Parakeets. The artist is Finnish and her name is Paivi Eerola. I really like her style. Turns out to be a lot more difficult than I imagined Her work in watercolor and colored pencils really speaks to me.I have both these products and do not know how to use them as she does.
Below are pages for my documented life journal
Here is Journal 52, the aroma therapy prompted made me think of wine tastings and the BS that is spoken about the smells and flavors. It was taken from a real wine tasting!
Time to go and make cat food, and dinner for us, think its leftovers!
See you all when I visit your blogs.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I am having a really fun time with The Document Life Project(DLP) My original intention was to use it as a way to practice my none existent drawing skills but my love of collage and mix media always wins the dilemma. One reason when I wrote down my goals for the year they turned out to be the same as those of last year. Carried away by prompts and Pinterest!!!
The tidy desk is gone replace by the true me. With my new job, Mistress of the Litter Boxes a real lady in waiting(they wait until you clean it)I have days when that is enough cleaning etc. Truth is I love a studio mess.
Here is THE WORK SPACE, first looking at it with my back to the window and second view of when I look from the computer.
You can see my entry for DLP here .
My other journal project is Journal 52, I am one of 9,000 signed up for this free prompt and FB group. this week's prompt was "Just Be". For some reason my brain seems to check into the brain file box marked "songs" for any and every prompt, then I suffer from replay of a matched up song until an outlet is found. Using it as a jump off for a journal page is this years solution to the Blank Page Fear and worse still song head Disease. it beats a thousand push ups! the song that Brain matched up was "I gotta Be Me" from a dead crooner and Mr Google's helping hand. I dew a silouette then filled it with cut outs that were about things I do, glued them down cut the silhouette out and mounted it on black(yes it is black) paper an attached it over the page I had doodled around on.
The DLP this week had us use gesso then the prompt "The beginning is Always Today". The Brain went berserk in the music files with this one. Then when I was BEGINNING my morning chore as Mistress of the Litter Box a picture popped into my mind that I saw on Sunday during a feeble attempt of organize My Pictures. I have yet to finish it but however I mess this up it stays. There are about 4 layers of gesso and I used up a ton of baby wipes.
Since Ms Kitty is adding pounds and Xochitl is hiding them within that silken fur it is a appropriate they formed the basis for models!. Do not know who the artist was or I would buy up more as it was a card and the whole is super. The blank page has a few less layers of paint and gesso and I think I want to make it into a daily visual of my life not every day just enough.
Better get on with it.
This is the two BIG kittens after a mocking bird gone crazy sighting.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
My desktop should have been a goal BECAUSE.......... Surely that is a GREAT REVEAL
ABOVE my painting cutting mad desk, Cleaned off and ready to go.
BELOW my computer desk, drawing( that's laughable),and writing desk. Hard to maintain now as both cats think they are computer nerds.
Well now I need to go in search of Dropbox and find my photos of work before i forget. Wow I am impressed I found them
Stage 1 after gesso, acrylics then a quick spray of Dylusions then more gesso more sprays more gesso more acrylics a few stamps and so on...
now for the first week of the years.
"fresh Start" is on a tag. Under the tag are my goals. And left page really represents what i plan to do in the journal. This year I want it to be an art journal with drawings, sketches or stamping expressing the prompt for that week not words telling what it is.. See how long that idea lasts remains to be seen!!!!!
Enjoy your visits to all the desks it is so much fun and there are so many talented people popping in. Not sure what I am talking about head over to Ms Julie for a laugh and a giggle and enjoy.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Happy New Year. May your desk reflect ypr life and be full of all you joys and pleasures.
This is short as I am busy making dinner. Trying to find my spirit. I can make stuff but not pleasing. So today got into it.
My desk, my journal ready to fix the cover to make it feel like me, a mess!!!! The phone book to the left is where ai gglue. The baby wipes are for spreading paint and cleaning up paint. Much better than bottoms. It is rainy over cast and like UK.
Tomorrow get my nails done and try to halt their current crumbling condition with a shell cover. I have reached the stage in life where I need little notes to remind me what I need to do in the morning when I get up.
The walkies is on hold due to weather . Ms Kitty is the champion. Xochitl is still trying for entertainer of the year as she leaps and rolls over . Bit she loves it. Currently occupying garage as it is cold in there. She came in this morni.ng doing that scary cat side walk I think the deer must have been outside the window!
Well dinner calls . Really will try to visit tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I have now subscribed to The Nott Cleaning Up Diesk Society, as a life time member!
Sorry i have been missing so much just seems that Tuesday and Wednesday i have so much to do do. But what eludes me. Now off to make tirimisu for the Eve and for tonight mince pies.
Off to make mince pies for tonight and tirimisue for the Eve! Hugs to everyone and my your life if 2015 be filled with true happiness, the bump less bumpy and the joys overwhelming.