Wednesday, May 25, 2022

WOYWW #677

 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! I'm very sorry I missed last week's anniversary, I was having computer problems :-(, but I do want to say how much I appreciate all of you every week, especially those who comment on my posts, it means a lot to me to have so many cyber-friends!

I haven't been at my desk much over the last few weeks with dealing with hubby, who is now out of hospital but still laid up, and my Spring Project - cleaning of the monsterous tip that is my garage. We have never been able to put a car in the garage, and it is my mission to be able to do just that. Especially for the winter months. So that has been taking up most of my free time.

The left side of my garage "before"

same side a couple of days later, lots more to do!

But you are here to see my desk this morning...



I did manage to make a birthday card for Jasper - 1 year old already!


The butterfly looks as if it's flying!

And a card for my daughter, Jasper's Mom, who's birthday is tomorrow:


That's it for my creativity over the last few weeks!

This is Mittsy and Inky first thing in the morning - I usually find them both sleeping in the bedroom window ledge, looking out over their domain...


Well, that's all for us today. Again, sorry I missed last week, couldn't be helped, but I am grateful for each and every one of you! Mittsy and Inky say "meow" and I say have a great week! Off to the garage...see you next week!





Wednesday, May 04, 2022

WOYWW #674

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! Today will be very short and sweet. Hubby is in the hospital (not life threatening), and my mojo has gone out the window. Nothing to show for last week. But here is a long view of my workspace just for fun:


I'm hoping to coax my mojo back, we will see. Inky and Mittsy are happy that the weather is warming up, and so am I. No flowers in my garden yet though, but lots of birds. Lots of rain too, and I saw a Mallard in my backyard today!

Have a great week, Inky and Mittsy say "Meow"



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

WOYWW #673

 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!

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We were very happy to have our daughter and granddaughter home for Easter, but hubby got a severe gout (we think) attack on Easter Sunday, which sent him to bed as he couldn't put any weight on it at all. We were at emerg that night until 3:30am, with no diagnosis except that it could be gout. He's been in bed in excruciating pain ever since, and I have been his nursemaid (something I was not really cut out for, but doing my best!). I got the kids home to Toronto OK. Someone is coming to take his blood tomorrow so hopefully we can tell more what's happening. So needless to say, I haven't been much in the mood for anything "normal" lately, and I missed last week's WOYWW, but I have been in my art room a couple of times over the last two weeks.

Here it is this morning:


And some of the art journal pages from the last few weeks:



And, Easter pics! Even though hubby was bedridden, we continued on, and had my niece over for Easter dinner as planned, and the Easter Bunny came as he does every year!


We had a lovely array of appetizers, charcuterie is our favourite!


And then Easter dinner - bacon wrapped ham, scalloped potatoes and green beans Almondine. My niece brought cute Easter cupcakes for dessert. Jasper loved her Easter Basket and her giant Easter Bunny! Jasper is now crawling everywhere!


Mittsy kept a close eye on everyone from her perch!

Earlier that day we went on a walk in the woods, saw lots of Canada Geese and Mallard ducks in the water. It was a lovely day!


Well, that part of April was lovely, full of great memories, and now we are here, I'm looking after my bedridden hubby who I hope will heal quickly enough to be able to go to Jasper's 1st birthday party in May. 

I hope everyone has a great week, I will now go and catch up on all that I have missed! Inky and Mittsy say "Meow!"




Wednesday, April 13, 2022

WOYWW #671

 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! It's a rainy spring day here, but still cold, about 9°C, but the cats are outside more now that the birds are back! Don't worry, they just like to watch them!

Here is my desk this morning, still playing with paints and flowers!


I have made a couple of pages this week, some are not finished yet, but I also made a birthday card for my SIL:


I also enclosed a package of Sunflower seeds for him and Jasper to plant together in their garden

This is a tulip page I did on black gesso


Inky had her annual visit to the vet last week, she's always the model patient, they love her there!

That's it for this week, short and sweet! I hope everyone is doing well out there. My Mom got Covid last week but seems to be handling it well, the symptoms aren't too bad, and hopefully she will recover soon. Have a great week, Inky and Mittsy say "Meow!"



Wednesday, April 06, 2022

WOYWW #670

 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! We are enjoying a lovely Spring morning this morning, but tonight we be getting a ton of rain. Good for the flowers!

Here is my desk from yesterday morning:


I bought a couple of new journals and this is one of them. it is smaller than the one I was working on before. You can see my desk is filling up with paints and gesso and stuff, paintbrushes, water jar, paper plate palettes, I'm running out of room!

I did a journal page in what Suzanne Allard called the "Mexican" style because of all the bright colours:

And I have a limited amount of bright colours to work with. It was a playful page, not something I really like.

Here is the page I was working on when I took the photo of my desk, almost finished...


And with a few little tweaks, finished.


I'm slowly getting the hang of this!

Here are a couple of backgrounds in my larger journal waiting for some love:


As always, I can't wait to see what manifests itself onto these pages! Right now they look dark and troubled...

Here are my DD and my Granddaughter hamming it up, I'm sure we will see lots of these types of photos from them, as my DD loves to ham it up! They are so cute!



And Inky looking very serious as she is watching me on the computer. Both cats have been popping in and out much more lately as the weather has been getting nicer. I haven't seen any foxes yet!


We wish everyone a lovely Spring (or Fall) week, and hope you can get outdoors to smell the air and feel the sun! Inky and Mittsy say "meow" and I say "Have a great week!"



Wednesday, March 30, 2022

WOYWW #669

 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!


Hi everyone out there! I hope you are enjoying Spring weather where you are. This week we've had +10°C down to -10°C weather, sunshine, rain, and snow. But, the snow is gone, it doesn't stay anymore! 

Here's my desk today, with my new painting art journal.


The class I did this week with my painting course was making something lovely from something ugly. This was SO ugly!

I really didn't think I could do it. But then it turned into this...


Ick! Even worse! Then it turned into this...


Eeew! Is it ever going to get better? Then this...


A little better...then this


OK, I think I like it now! I will probably come back to it, but it's pretty busy as it is!


Here are Inky and Mittsy playing in the morning. Inky ends up chasing her tail after Mittsy leaves!


That's it from us today, I hope you all have a great week! Mittsy and Inky say "meow!"



Wednesday, March 23, 2022

WOYWW #668

 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 to everyone! Spring has sprung, how nice! Here it still feels like winter, although I did see some snowdrops last week in Toronto!

I had a wonderful trip to see my granddaughter, Jasper, and got to see her turn 10 months old! Almost crawling, she actually crawled a few steps the day after I left, but not since! I did no art all week, mostly played with Jasper and helped DD with housework, and read during the downtimes, A couple of walks, a lunch out, some take-outs in, and I got to see what a Good Food box is all about. (The food was really good!)

 Here is my desk this morning, I'm working on a journal page from the Susan Allard course that I bought last week. Something out of my comfort zone - painting flowers and layering! I'm terrible at layering, so I hope this helps that little problem too! 


here is layer #1


And a close up of layer #2

I will probably be working on this for most of the week.

Here are a couple of photos of my Granddaughter - I miss her so much!




And here is what the cats are up to: in-out-in-out...


And Mittsy having a little nap while I'm working at the dining room table.

That's it for today!

I hope all of you are having a lovely Spring so far! Until next week, Mittsy and Inky say "meow"! And they hope for warmer weather so they can go outside longer, but we know warmer weather brings out the foxes, and Mittsy and Inky will have to train them all over again to stay away!

PS: if anyone likes fantasy adventure, I just finished "Daughter of the Moon Goddess" by Sue Lynn Tan, excellent book!