Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nothing very newsworthy...

But that won't stop me from posting!

I think I've been overdoing the video watching. The days slip by so quickly!

I've been planning a small makeover of my appearance for my son's upcoming wedding. I mean, I can't show up to meet my new daughter-in-law looking like a total frump. So, pretty soon the hair will be getting cut in what my daughter calls a "mom cut". This photo is an example, but I don't labor under any misguided notions that I'll look like this. I'm not sure if I want layers. I'm going to try it just all one length and see how much curl I have. I can always go back and get it layered later.
I'm also playing around with simple makeup. As some may have guessed, I eschewed makeup years ago, mainly for reasons of allergies and expense, but I think I'm open to using a little. I've ordered a couple of products from the BOOM line for older ladies. Expensive, but I'm sure I will use it sparingly and not very often. Should last me a good long time! I'm just getting the Color Stick which can be used for lips, cheeks and eyes and the moisturizer. Remember this gal? I like her ideas about makeup and the older lady. :)

I ordered a dress online. I know; dangerous. We'll see how that goes. It was a very cheap dress, so if it looks very cheap, I'll return it and visit some brick and mortar shops when summery fashions appear. I'm giving myself lots of time. I like to have everything figured out well ahead of time. Can you tell?

In the art area all I've done is a few more drawings...

I think I ended with #13 for my 29 Faces challenge. I'm still behind, but here are numbers 14-21.

 I thought I was missing a face, but then I remembered we were allowed to use animal faces, so I counted this one. :)

 These Food Inchies will be painted for a swap.

 These were for an Owl Inchies swap.
 And then I painted these two to give away in swaps...
Well, it's getting late so I'll wrap this up. Y'all have a great weekend!
Shalom, everyone!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Touring on a narrowboat...

I don't have TV and I don't watch a lot of movies, SO, this is what I do a lot. Want to join me on a narrowboat cruise through the beautiful English countryside? Warning: this is almost an hour long, but you could always watch it a little at a  time. :)
You really get to see a lot of beautiful, lush countryside. You also learn a lot about how locks work. I hope you'll enjoy this along with me!

Nighty-night, everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2017

My great blogging friends...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments concerning my mom and my health issues. You're the best!

I did finally go to the clinic today. Woo hoo! Been threatening for quite some time! The PA I saw said my lungs sound fine, but are probably just a little irritated from the secretions they're having to put up with. He was a little more concerned with my sinus pain and low grade fever. So, he prescribed an antibiotic which I've begun to take. I expect that this will take care of my problems, and I'm so glad I decided to go in.

I haven't been doing a whole lot while I've been under the weather. I did watch a scad of movies over the weekend: Pride and Prejudice (the four hour version), Persuasion (the 80's version), Jane Eyre (the Toby Stephens version) and Night at the Museum (with the kooky Neaderthal guy).

I've been trying to keep up with my 29 Faces challenge. Here are the latest...

Maybe I can dig up some new grandkid photos. Well, here's an assortment of kids and grandkids... :)
Here's my sweet son, Josh. He's growing out his head hair a little.

And here he is with Nathan and Starry.

This is what Micah calls her Walmart Freak Show. She's wearing Sully, Hazel's sticking her tongue out, Adele is saying something, and the little boy with the brown hair is Micah's nephew, Max. Audrey is in school. Micah babysits Max a couple of days a week. She's a brave gal and doesn't mind doing this sort of thing...most of the time!

Jordan and friend Andrew, clowning around.

Adele takes her superhero job very seriously. The binky makes the outfit. (Not to mention the slippers!)

I don't remember what Audrey was so excited about, but this is the only recent photo I have of her, lol.

Yup, Sully (aka Bubba) is always this sweet. I think he's the spittin' image of his dad, and seems to have his dad's temperament. He's a blessing!
Well, that's all I have for ya at the moment! I hope you're all well and happy as a bunch of clams.
Have a shalom filled week! :)

Friday, February 10, 2017

The crud...

I've been sick since January 28th when I posted about Mom going to heaven. I thought I was getting better about a week ago, then after working the weekend things began going downhill again on Monday. At that time it seemed like the flu (which I'm assuming is what I had) turned into something in my sinuses. My sinuses aren't hurting really bad; just enough to bother me a bit and I'm a little head achey. I seem to keep getting a little fever each evening (like 1 degree). I took 2 aspirins yesterday and 2 just now. That's about all I've taken. If I'm still feeling cruddy on Monday I guess I'll give in and go to the clinic. I know my insurance won't cover the visit, so I'm being cheap. I can afford it, I'm just being stubborn, plus, the clinic is so crowded since everyone has this junk. But two weeks is long enough!

Okay, now that I've whined, here are my latest faces for the 29 Faces challenge, then I'm going blog visiting!
I also checked out a bunch of movies from the library, so I'll be having a marathon at some point. :) (Oh, yeah. I managed to get to the library book sale, no matter what!)

Hope everyone is staying well!
Love and shalom to all!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Art work catch up...


It's my working weekend, so I'm pretty pooped, but I wanted to catch up on recording the artwork I've swapped lately. I hope everyone is doing well. I'll probably do more blog reading and such after I get through work tomorrow.

Okay, now I'll start looking through my photos and slapping them on this page as I find them. :)

These four were for a Pick-a-Theme swap. Each person in my "group" asked for a specific theme for their card.


"Bird in a birdbath"

"Cats" and "Nature"
 This one was for a Make Me Happy swap where you make someone happy by drawing what they ask for. These are one-to-one swaps. This gal asked for a drawing of Aki, a singer in a Japanese band. I'd never heard of her, but I Googled her name and found a photo for reference.
 Then there was the "Cars" swap. I know, I know, they're WONKY. That's the best I can do...

 For another Make Me Happy (MMH) swap a guy asked for a bobcat.
 And yet another MMH. She asked for a Beatrix Potter character.
 I'm just beginning a 29 Faces challenge. We simply draw a face each day. I haven't done one today. I'll probably wait til Monday and do several to catch up.
I was down to just the 29 Faces challenge and our usual monthly 5x7 acrylic on canvas swap, but today I added a bunch of inchies swaps to my list. My friend in the UK (she goes by the name of Noodlerabbit on the swap site) comes up with so many cute ideas for swaps that I can't resist. :)

Everyone have a great rest of your weekend!