Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Diva Challenge #72 Crescent Moon- Tanglation Nation

"Tangleation" means to take a tangle (or pattern) and change it from it's original look.
I only did that on the first one. The rest are normal "Crescent Moons".

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A continuing tour of my house

 There's usually at least one cat making themselves comfortable.

 Kitchen window.

 My Zentangle chair.

 Pictures waiting to be hung.

 At the front door.

 The living room.


I'd love to see where you live.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

C'mon in

 C'mon over for a visit. 
You can come in the front door (although no one ever does).

Or you can come in the side door which leads into the kitchen and the office.

Before you come in check out the bird's nest which is hanging from the eaves of the front porch. It took the birds about 2 weeks to build it. I couldn't imagine what they were doing at first. They were hanging thread-like pieces of something from a grate in the eaves. Now they fly in and out of it and there might be some eggs but it's impossible to see in it because of it's position. I'm told they're finches.

 The French doors open into the kitchen.

 And on the left the messy office. (Nancy at her desk).

With an unused fireplace. Pretty classy to have a fireplace in your office, though.

 Then into the dining room with it's new china cabinet. I took a lot of things to the consignment shop (The Broken Chair) when I moved and couldn't resist buying this while I was there. It was on sale- how could I resist. I think I've made enough on the things that were sold to pay for it. What a good deal.

 A peek into the china cabinet. Mostly Blue Willow which I bought at an estate sale. It was from the estate of Earl Stanley Gardner who wrote the Perry Mason Series. His wife lived in Fallbrook and the estate sale was held after she died.

 The side of the dining room with a painting by my ex-husband and some peacock feathers from the yard of one of my ex-houses. They made a lot of noise (the peacocks- not my ex-husband) but I loved having them around. (the peacocks, not my ex-husband.)

 The second fireplace. A painting by Alene Ahrend hangs over it.

This dog guards the fireplace. It was given to me by my mother because it looked so much like my dog Daphne. (May she rest in peace.)

Tomorrow we'll continue into the living room, if you're still with me.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The last two weeks: a party, Anne Patchett, an art workshop with Claire-Lise Matthey Anderegg. flowers, cats and sunset.

 Margarita Shillig at Dick's birthday party.

 Dick Shillig's birthday party. Opening his presents.

Anne Patchett talks about her new book, "State Of Wonder", at the Friends of the Fallbrook Library. She's a wonderful speaker and my favorite author. This year she's one of the Time Magazine Most Influential People.

 Mixed Media workshop with Claire-Lise Matthay Anderegg. 
Claire-Lise giving constructive criticism to Diane, Peg, and Pattie.

 Claire-Lise's painting in progress.

 My painting, in progress. The technique involved acrylics, colored pencil, contact paper, alcohol, stencils, stamping. Don't worry- this is going to get better.

A gift of flowers from Helen's garden.

 Mother's Day flowers from Margarita

 Chloe peeks out of her Cat Tree House.

 The morning mist hides the view from my deck.

The beginning of the sunset.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Diva's Zentangle challenge # 70- Color Me Sepia

And here's a few more Zentangles from last week's challenge-
The tangle pattern, "Groovy" is by Eden of "Cut'n It Up.


 To see more Zentangle art go to

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More art from my classes with Helen Shafer Garcia


 Pastel and Watercolor


I've taken several classes with Helen at the Fallbrook School of Art. She teaches Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Media, and Book Art among others. I've really enjoyed them all.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

R.I.P. Abby

At the office.

Casting a "no" vote for Sarah Palin.
(Tails- you lose)

Casting a "yes" vote for the Olympic swimmer.

Keeping hydrated.

Abby and her daughter, Sassy. Reluctantly sharing her basket.

Waiting to go home with Nancy and Tootie after the Fallbrook fire evacuation.

She loved to come to our book club.

Getting some sun.

Last photo.

A long and happy life!


Related Posts with Thumbnails