Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WOYWW #299

it is wednesday and the day to go around the world checking out what folks have on their craft space. I am writing Tuesday as we are on CT and no way can I usually post on Wednesday. Who knows, if we are frozen in tomorrow i may be at home all day. What a miserable week of cold weather, below freezing weather. Very un Texas Hill Country weather. I know it is hell on the east coast but they expect it and have all kind of special clothes etc.

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


this blog is written on my PC and then photos will be added from my iPad when I open the blog in Blogsy.  iPad is out of juice and getting recharged. she behaved very badly after her upgrade and is not sharing her photos with dropbox.  She said it is the whimpy iCloud acting imperious.  

GONE another week.  Thanks for the comments last week they were really a lift to the spirit.  Thursday my hearing improved and through Saturday.  Then Sunday and Monday it was bad again,  Happily it is OK today.  Such is to be expected, amazed I have made it so far.  Just imagine Beethoven had this disease!  So far there have been no great musical breakthroughs, no concertos or Sonatas lurking in the Tinnitus.  BUT I have finished my DLP pages for this week and Journal 52.  What fun this weeks prompts were.  

This weeks prompt at Journal 52 was "windows".  A few weeks ago a crazy mockingbird began to attack the bathroom window driving the cats wild as they jumped from one to the other.  Eventually settled where they could see it in the tree.

The theme for this month is layers at the Documented Life Project the Challenge for this week : when not too Stop ; and the prompt, "Don't Stop 'til you get Enough, (Ooh)".  After many layer here is mine.

My studio remains in uproar and will stay this way over the next two weeks as so much fun is in store, tomorrow doctor in San Antonio and a little light shopping, Thursday is Deanie Day at her studio, now days mainly show and tell. On Saturday Chris and I will cook a fab Valentines dinner for two.  Steaks on the grill, cauliflower puree and asparagus with a salad of avocado and mango topped with a spicy coconut dressing and to elevate the cheer level a great wine from the Smith Sawyer cellars.  To round out this splendid evening of yummyness are mini cupcakes and petit fours from a local bakery, Rails, that only uses the best of ingredients and all butter.  

Have to say today the temperature has dropped to 78F from a high of 81 on Sunday. So a little bit of Sunshine makes me fell all perky.  

the north facing deck, time for a little sherry?

Oh I do love getting on my space ship and traveling to all your blogs.   See you soon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


I missed last week as early in the morning hubby had to be at the Ambulatory Care Center for his tri annual colonoscopy. (it was fine).I had not slept well and getting there at 6am in the dark was a true trial. 2 hours later I took him home.  The latest anesthetic made him forget so every 5 minutes he asked the same question.   I do not do well when I am tired so it was an early night and the next day the start of my week of horror.  For 35 + years I have had Meniere's Disease and although we controlled the vertigo symptoms about 15 years ago the other symptoms rear their ugly heads to menace my life.  Over the last three months my hearing has deteriorated and Tinnitus has taken residence drowning about most audible conversation and making life miserable.  Tinnitus invites his miserable little friend over (Ear Fullness and  Loss of balance)to participate in his takeover so that at times I feel wiped out.  The Doc, with one of those long titles is really great and honest.  A week of prednisone had yielded negative results so she inserted a tube in my ear added some ear drops finally persuaded me to a diuretic, very low dose and off I trotted home.  The ear drops are a pain to insert as you have to lie 20 minutes with head down ear up! the diuretic causes constipation and that brings along it's nasty friend.  So prunes and fiber with gallons of water solved that.  So as you can see wednesday was not a good day to write on a blog.  Oh a perhaps the worst of all the cats are on a fixed feeding schedule as MS Kitty is overweight and they are in protest and destruct mode.....watch too much TV and they have seen how to protest!!!

This week  i am trying to make my journaling more fun.  The photo is of my big desk and today I through down paint to produce something like under paper. Under paper is what you put down to avoid covering all around with paint.  I use Silicone mats, thanks to Tim Holtz!, so no under paper  So I started with Gelli plate then decided that was too controlled and what you see is the result of throwing almost dried up, cheap acrylics on brown wrapping paper and spreading with a rubber gloved hand.  I should have used two gloves as the left hand and sleeve were multicolored.  rush to hair stylist for renovation, forgot to feed cats, home and remembered it is Tuesday i need to do WOYWW.  

yes it is rainy, cold and feels like UK

Then on to finish my Documented Life Project journal, ideas and now the start.

Have a great week and create lots of wonderful things.