Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

albeit, a little late ---
  1. Well, Hello Summer! – I was hoping for a few more weeks of Spring, but when it’s 82* at 10 a.m. you gotta give up that thought…
  2. It was a long week with my sweetie on his annual fishing retreat with guys that have been getting together for over 30 years!
  3. My phone died this week [the bottom half of the screen was flashing and going black.] So not good when I’m right in the middle of a good book… they’ve sent the replacement and all is well again [well almost, I’m still getting the Kindle account set up…]
  4. Had the “opportunity” to sit in on a court hearing for an adult protective placement one morning this week. Wow – it’s been over ten years since I’ve done this. Very interesting [and involved case – the reason I was there.] It all turned out well.
  5. You know I love thrift store shopping! So, I have to share that I stopped in at a HUGE one and found another summer dress and a couple of cute purses for less than $10 - TOTAL. Yippee. This purse is so fun & in my new favorite color.
  6. I also took a car load of stuff to Goodwill… it’s all about giving up the stuff we don’t use to bring in stuff we will…
  7. I transplanted day lilies this week – tiger lilies, really, that came from my Mom’s ‘old home place’ [not my grandmother’s house.] Which reminds me – I have a few rose plantings from [our] Mama’s house if anyone wants them.
  8. I’ve started the ‘She Art’ Class with Christy Tomlinson. So fun and kind of pushing me out of my comfort zone to achieve the look we want. Her videos are SO GREAT and easy to follow. I encourage you to give her classes a try if you want to do more with mixed media.
  9. I also painted a poppy at My Spirited Art [dotcom] with my friend Rita. It’s much like Sip N Strokes, if there’s one near you – where a bunch of people get together and paint the same thing – SO FUN. There were over 50 people in our class and I love how everyone put their own spin on it – I actually took some old hymn pages and gesso’d them on before we got started. You can’t see it in the photo but it shows through nicely under the poppy and on parts of the edges…
  10. And lastly, this Ten on Tuesday was posted late because I worked out of town this week and completely forgot to take my trusty purple laptop along with me. It was weird, but at least I was still ‘somewhat’ connected with my phone…

3 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great ten on tuesday. Your painting is great.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Viji Siddharth said...

wow! Very interesting write up!
I hope you get a new phone soon! You are so multi talented..you paint,use mixed media,scrapbook, garden!!Totally awesome:) I know tell me it already feels like summer out here in houston!! I killed my first mosquito today! It officially starts all over again:D

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

What a fun class to take! I have no talent of any kind when it comes to drawing/painting a picture. It looks like everyone did such a good job.

How fun that you have flowers from your mother's yard! Great way to have memories live on.