Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Never tell Grandma...Too Old. I have been working on this landscape job for my sister that lives in Redding. This is her front yard with cement stepping stones all around it so she can walk around without stepping on the ground cover I will be planting when I get through pulling weeds and turning the soil over to soften it up for new plants. She has a huge yard that has 4 levels. Three of the levels will be weeded and planted with different color ground cover. The top level will be weeded and planted with hedges around it and garden inside. Looks like this old lady will have a job for quite a while.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
This is one of my memories of the LoneStar Cememt plant that I worked at for 14 years. After part of the plant was updated in the 80's, Streater, one of the bosses gave this to me. It is one of my dearest memories of my work time at the plant. OLD, made in the early 1900's but was made in the times when things were made to last. It will last forever. It now is retired and don't have to work hard any more. Just stands proud and holds flowers.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The little truck was having problems to where I put it on non-op for a few months. With spring on its way I needed it for the garden work so decided to see if I could find the trouble. Bought a new battery and Glen put it in for me and came to tell me it started up like a little trooper right away. BOY, am I a happy camper again. LOVE my little truck! It is low to the ground which makes it easy to load and unload any thing I need. It is full of good soil here waiting for me to use in my garden areas. I shoveled it out of Glen's truck you see in the background so I could drive it close to area's I want the soil. Glen's truck is too big to get close to some places.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
OH NO, Another new project. My sister is the mom of a Red Hat Ladies group. She called me and invited me to go on a Historical Tour of our town. Now I have Never joined a group of women like this but decided it would be fun. Only problem I am really a nut about matching colors and when I think of mixing red and purple it makes me shiver. I have made up my mind to be a sport and go for it but can't go out and buy some expensive purple shirt and red hat for the one time occasion. SOOo Hit my favorite thrift shops and found a Red hat, Purple blouse and a gorgous scarf to go with the blouse. This hat isn't really a good hat to show class so will be doing some revanping on it and add some flowers and do what ever to make it come up to standard of what I feel it should look like.
GADS How do I get into these challenges?
Friday, February 18, 2011
WOooo HOooo, A happy camper I am today. Bored to death with the snow and cold keeping me in so playing around with the computer I found the picture taken a LONG time ago that I thought was lost in my old computer. One morning I was sitting at the window on my computer and looked up to see this raven eyeballing an cupcake I had thrown out to my little birds that I feed above my window. My camera was close so I grabbed it and snaped the shot. Little did I know there were any of these birds around here. I have never seen another one sense so guess he was just passing by and I got lucky to get his picture. LOL
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is the first face I started with. She kind of took on her own personality and turned out to look like a Gypsy Girl. I liked it so just let her be what she wanted to be. Darn, Even a piece of clay can be boss of me. She will be one of the five pieces to enter the Art Show.
These faces are a new kind of project for me. They were to be the start for cloth body dolls. Not working with clay and painting of the faces OR working with the fabric stiffener they were quite a challange and I had a deadline to enter them coming up much too fast. This caused me to try to cut down the needed time for a whole doll to do the wall hanging faces. One of my memories for Feb comes from time in Louisiana in Feb when the Marti Gras happens. This brought this kind of face came to mind. They are all made with a mould from Sherry Goshon ( You can see her work at: http://sherrygoshon.blogspot.com/
At one point of making a total mess with fabric stiffener I was discuraged with the total mess I was in and ran out of patience for working with it. Was ready to give up the whole thing of making them for our Feb. Art Center display. I went to bed after fighting with the Fabric face disappointed and ready to forget the Art Show. The next morning bright and early with a clear mind , not normaly being a quitter, I decided that I should try one more time. Well, much to my surprise everything I put my hand to was working. YEAaaa I will be taking all my entries down to put in the Art Center on Sunday, The Big Football day.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Finally finished this little Gypsy Face to where I am half way satisfied. She was to be a doll but due to a time factor to enter her at the Art Center I changed ideas. Now I have found the papers for the entries and find they were to be listed at the Center by the 20th. OPPS. Oh well, This made good practice for another time. Also made me think twice about working with the fabric stiffener. I was able to make a real mess with with this product.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Well, the idea is in my head. Now all I have to do is get the powertex to dip the head scarf in to be able to form it and do a shoulde wrap the same to get it on a gourd somehow. Still working ye' ol' brain to figure out the rest of the project. Some of the little feathers are from my house chicken, chic-a-dee.