Saturday, March 25, 2017

Old blue jeans

 A week or so ago Wade bought some new jeans for work and was going to throw out a few old pairs that had holes in them. I told him to save them because I had a plan.
Finally on my long weekend I got around to trying some things out. I completed 3 different projects. This first one you may have seen on facebook
I cut a piece of the leg off the jeans and brushed on some gesso. Once that was dry I started painting. I have a stash of bits and bobs that I went through and found the piece of muslin that I had stamped the "follow your dreams" on and I used some matte gel to adhere it to the painted denim. Once everything was dry I plopped it in a frame.

I'll show you another project tomorrow and then a third has to be mailed out and reach it's destination before I post it.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Take a word

A while back I came across a blog called Take A Word. I thought it would be fun to do the challenges. Well I never got around to doing any of them until just last week. I didn't link to the blog because I really didn't want to feel obligated to do the return visits that go along with doing that sort of thing. Maybe it's part of my anti-social personality or maybe it's because I don't feel like I have enough hours in the day as it is. Either way I chose to only show the picture here.
The theme for this week was birds.
And here it is in all it's glory.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


I took off this past Sunday and Tuesday so that I could have a long weekend for my birthday. I didn't have any special plans and wasn't going to do anything exciting I just didn't want to have to go to work. So yesterday I had to return to work after 4 days off. I was kind of dreading it but had no choice.

This is what I walked in to find

Balloons and a box of chocolates. They came from a man who everyone in town knows and once he knows your birthday he NEVER forgets it. If you didn't know him you would probably think he was homeless. He just celebrated his birthday on the 17th and I had handed him a huge stack of birthday cards (I think it was 131) that I had collected for him. I provided the cards and just asked customers to sign them. A couple of the other girls pitched in and bought a few boxes of cards too. I found boxes of 12 for $1.88. Any way, when I gave him his cards and we sang happy birthday to him he came around the counter and gave me a big hug. I think the balloons and candy were his way of saying thank you as well wishing me a happy birthday. Either way he made returning to work much nicer.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Through the window

On Sunday I was looking out the window and spotted what looked like a birds nest in one of the trees. I'll have to keep an eye on this to see if it's going to be used.

It looks like a black and white photo but it was really just a very gray day.

The little bush that is by my front door was my next subject.

Yeah, not much excitement going on here.
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