Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Time Flies. . .

I don't know where the time goes but it flies right by me!  I can not believe July 4th has come AND gone already.  I don't know if anyone else feels this way but I have always felt that the 4th of July marks the "middle" of summer - everything after this is downhill!  I don't know why that is but it is how I feel.  But, on the other hand, this hot, humid, sticky, miserable weather we're having is saying anything but!  To further my feelings of the summer slipping by I was recently, two weeks ago, at our local Hobby Lobby only to find them stocking the shelves with Autumn AND Christmas merchandise! The Autumn products were in the aisle right next to the 4th of July decorations!!!  Nothing like rushing through the seasons......when do you think they will be stocking Valentine's Day goodies - my guess is right after Thanksgiving?!

My last post had me describing the "tornado" that passed through our town and the mess our chicken coop was in.  Glad to report, although no pictures, it was repaired and up and running three days later thanks to my husbands diligence.  The "Ladies" were very happy when their roost was restored.  My husband even build a small coop for the "babies" - they were moved outside by the end of June and they love it.  All is well on the "Coop Estates"!

I do have some art to share with you today.  I was recently in a tag swap and my entry was this:
This was the front of the tag . . .

This is the back . . .


We were to create a #8 size tag in the fashion of Tim Holtz....no specific theme had to be followed.  This swap is being held on a monthly basis - so the July tag is due the end of the month...I hope I get it done.

I have also been busy repainting my granddaughter's play table and chairs.  We had gifted her with this tea table for her 3rd birthday; it is in her bedroom and she uses it daily.  One day she decided to remove her nail polish with real remover and, of coarse, spilled it on the top of the table.  So Meme [that's me] told her not to worry I would fix it for her.  The table top was plain white when it was new and this is how I altered it:


Her name is Mahina and she loves, loves, loves hearts . . .



Part of Mahina's 4th birthday gift was a set of three "dresses" that I painted and were wall hangings....they never got on the wall so I altered them to this:

Now it is functional as well as sweet . . .
All this was done while my son and his family were visiting my DIL's family in Hawaii...so she was surprised when she came home.   We also surprised her with a new ceiling fan and altered the chandelier that was hanging in her room to a swag light:


She really loves pink . . .

My grandson was wondering why we didn't "alter" anything for his room but he quickly put that idea aside when we handed him three more "Skylander's" to add to his ever-growing collection.  Boys are so much easier!!!

I am also busy taking two online workshops - one with the amazing  Martha Lever and the other with the amazing  Junelle Jacobson.  I don't have anything ready to post from Martha's class but I do have a couple of little watercolors I can share with you from Junelle's class:




Glampers and Wildflowers . . . 

As I progress through these classes I hope to post some more "art". . . 

Until we meet again, keep cool, stay out of the rain and enjoy . . .












2 comments:

  1. Love your "home decor" art for your grand daughter! So clever, beautiful, and creative for her! I'm sure Niko is happy with his "Skylanders" :)

    Your watercolors from Junelle's class are wonderful! Love those little campers and how you've adorned them.

    UGH!!!!! This heat and humidity!!!! When I think I can't stand one more day, we get one more day of it! :(

    Keep cool and be well! Love ya - M

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  2. I am just catching up on my blog visits, so I am late to see these. They are wonderful. The campers are so whimsical and particularly enchant me. Maybe because we used to camp. But I am quite certain our camper was not as charming. I know my mother would agree.

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