Wednesday, August 10, 2022

WOYWW #688

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group!


Hello everyone! I am writing today on a beautiful sunny and cool morning! Only 19°C! We did get a few days of very hot and humid weather, but that is gone now. My walk this morning will be very nice!

My desk today (taken last night)


This is my Fodder Keeper, I had just glued in the spine and was letting it dry. Here it is this morning nice and dry and ready for the next step. I just started Fodder School #1, and this was the first project.



I also made some watercolour fodder this week:


And the pages to go inside my Fodder Keeper:




I've been going on walks lately and trying to pay attention, to observe, and here are a few things I found:

Do you see it? I had to go back and take a picture! What does it look like to you? 

And I couldn't believe I found this leaf, there were no other yellow or orange leaves around, or in any of the trees. I found the rock near the lake along with a million other rocks!

And here at home, one of our daily visitors...


And my "Grotto" has become "Zen"...


Well, that's it for me, the cats are out enjoying the summer weather, and I will be going for my walk soon. I wonder what I will find today? I hope all of you have a wonderful week, Inky and Mittsy say "meow"!





Wednesday, August 03, 2022

WOYWW #687

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 

Greetings all! I missed last week as I was babysitting my granddaughter for the week. I had a blast! Except for the one day (Wednesday) when she was sick with her first tummy bug :-( But that's how things go.

When I got home I decided to re-vamp my art table so that I would have more room to work:

Now to keep it this way! That's always the hardest part! 

This is my desk this morning, after going through my paints and finding the colours I like best. Next I will put the swatches in my book for reference. I had never thought of doing this before, but it makes sense!



While in Toronto Jasper and I went for many walks in this park, played in the sand, went on the swings, and the toddler climber. Even went in the wading pool! Such a great place so close to her home!


And hamming it up is fun too!

Anyway, it's nice to be home, to my own little garden...


Tomatoes - almost fruiting, can't wait!!


the fountain - it's in the shade in the morning when I took this, so no fountain of water yet, but it's pretty! It certainly attracts the thirsty birds and squirrels, I think we have the busiest yard in the neighborhood!

Well, that's it for me today. As usual the kitties are out playing, watching the squirrels and exploring the yard, or sleeping in the sun. All wonderful activities for cats in the summertime! I hope you are all having a good summer (or winter), are staying safe, and having fun!

Have a great week,




Wednesday, July 20, 2022

WOYWW #685

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 


We've been hearing about all the heat and fires going on in Europe and Britain, I think about you all often hoping you are all OK and managing the heat as best you can. I'm sure it will be our turn soon. We are under a heat watch today, but our temperature right now in around 23°C, so far so good. And we just got a new AC unit, so the house is nice and cool, perfect for playing!

Here is my desk today, finally looking busy! I have to give a huge THANK YOU to Mary Anne who put a link to Collage Fodder School on her blog last week. I signed up for the free workshops (on the day they were done, thankfully they are up until the 28th!) and was totally hooked, and have since spent a small fortune on Collage Fodder School 1 and 2. I had never heard of it before Mary Anne mentioned it! (or at least didn't pay attention to it until I needed to-Mary Anne must have mentioned it before!)
Here is my desk this morning:


I am in the middle of making my latest "Peace Catcher" by Lucie Duclos from the Collage Fodder School free workshops, and I loved it so much I have made several and already given one away.
There each have 2 sides, so one photo is side one, the next is side two.








They are all hanging on my art room door!

Yesterday was hubby's birthday, so I made him this Pinterest inspired card:

Of course, that's Inky on the front, and Mittsy is inside!

I also made hubby a carrot cake with cream cheese icing which was so yummy! From now on, though, I think I will be making 6" cakes, not 8" cakes! Luckily we did have one person to share with, but she only took one slice...it's all gone now, straight to our hips!


And I replaced his floating fountain which stopped working this year with a newer and better one!

We have lots of water out for the birds and the squirrels who get very thirsty in the summer! Some don't like going to the fountain so I give options, this little one with the birds on it, and a bigger on in the shade. 
Inky and Mittsy are outside at the moment, but we will bring them in when the temperature goes up, they do like the AC!

Well I hope you all stay safe and cool, and have a lovely week,



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

WOYWW #684

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group! 


Hello everyone! Summer is so far good to us, hope it has been good to you too! For friends who are in winter right now, I hope that is good for you too!

Here is my desk this morning. Looks very neat and clean. That's because I've had to clean it everyday due to the fact that I was doing some writing in that spot, but it didn't work out, so I changed my spot last night to downstairs, so expect it to get messy again from now on!


I did make a few more ATC sized cards this week, kind of like Angel Cards


That's the extent of my creativity this week. Hopefully more next week!

I have been roped in, kicking and screaming (yeah, right!) to babysitting Jasper the week after next while her daycare is on holidays and her Mom has to work. Poor me (wink wink!). I haven't seen her since Easter, I'm sure she has grown a lot! Oh yes, looks like a troublemaker to me! (can't wait!)


And here is a pic of Inky, she was making friends with a squirrel a few minutes before this!


Hubby and I went on a date night last week to the theatre, this particular one has a great full length mirror in the bathroom which I always take advantage of! I'm wearing my new "kimono" that I got at a local art show called Artfest.


Well, that's me for today! I hope you are doing well and are all healthy and creative this week! Inky and Mittsy are enjoying their summer very much so far, and we rarely see the fox anymore.

Have a great week,




Wednesday, July 06, 2022

WOYWW #683

  Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group!


Happy July everyone! We in North America have just celebrated two National Holidays, Canada Day in Canada, and the 4th of July, Independence Day, in the USA. So the summer season begins! So far here, it's been fairly cool during the days, not getting warmer than about 25°C, and even today it's only 18°C. So very pleasant!

Hubby and I went to our local Canada Day celebrations, and I took our annual photo in our red shirts:


But you didn't come to see us, here is my desk this morning!


I have been making ATC sized personal cards, kind of like Angel Cards that I will pick from everyday. I only have 5 done so far, but it's been fun and  a way back into my mojo!




I had a few background papers left from when I was doing flowers which I cut up for the cards. They worked really well, I think I will make some more background papers just for this!

Well that's it for me. The kitties are well, spending much of their time outside but popping back in often to make sure we are OK! Have a great week!


 



Wednesday, June 29, 2022

WOYWW #682

 Another Wednesday, time for a peek at each other's desks and projects! If you would like to learn more, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html. Maybe you could join our little group!


Hello all! Hope you are all having a lovely week! It's been beautiful here, sunny, warm but not hot, lovely days!

Here is my desk today. I really haven't been doing much at all, but thought I might try another flower painting:


And now that my garage is nice an clean, I found some outdoor fabric I bought many years ago for a project I never did, so I decided to make porch curtains. I love them!

                                                                                inside 

           
                                                                from the outside

And my roses!


That's it for today! Short and sweet. I hope everyone is having a great summer (or winter) so far! The cats are in and out all day, coming back in to check on us, then out they go again! So they say "meow!" and I say have a great week!