Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Anyway....the sun was out so I tried to capture some interesting images in an otherwise more bleak landscape.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I'm glad to know a certain sister hasn't lost her touch for phrasing things, well, uniquely.
Yesterday she and her husband came over and I asked her, "How was your day?"
"It was unusual."
Her husband seemed slightly surprised and asked, "what did we do?"
She answered matter of factly, "you worked."
There was shocked silence in the room. We knew she didn't mean it the way it sounded, but we couldn't believe she'd just said something that funny.
She explained that she thought he had said, "what did I do?"
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
And one for two of my sisters. I love how the design came together for this card. Actually, it is the silhouette of one of the same sisters.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Taking a plain 8 1/2" x 11" piece of copy paper I went to sit down at the dining table and adorn it. I was going to break down and do it very Valentine'ish, but when it came right down to it, I just could bring myself to put hearts on the paper. Hearts and I, we just don't mesh well. Which is probably a very good reason not to have a Valentine, but on the other hand, I wouldn't mind chocolates. And flowers.
Anyway, says the Irish girl, I couldn't bring myself to do hearts. So sitting down, pulling color pencils from the cupboard, I was inspired by the china cake plate sitting on the table with the Briar Rose pattern on it. So I rendered its likeness, taking liberty with the pattern, in colored pencils. And being the Irish girl that I am, when I say newsy, I mean it, and I had to add some quick pink touches to a second piece of paper in to order to fit all I had to say. But that I didn't photography. Across the top I wrote in rose pink: Happy Valentines Day.
I'm going to have to remember to sketch more, I like it. Really, I do. I find it very relaxing. Come spring and wildflowers, I must make time for it.