Sunday, July 29, 2012

I forget.

I forget until I am sewing that I can't sew.  You see, I bought a small 7" Samsung tablet yesterday, and I tried to buy a case for it.  All of the cases at the store were from $23 to $40 which seemed way too expensive for what you were paying for.  So, I decided to sew a little padded case for it. 

All of this was before I remembered that I can't really sew.  I am a sewing hacker.  I don't use patterns.  I don't plan.  And I regret it the whole time.  You see, I sort of know how to sew because my mom taught me a zillion years ago.  I was a very reluctant sewing student.  She had to bribe me to sew a seam. 

With all that said, putting this together was harder than it should have been, but it's done.  It's a little cuter in person and even has a little pocket for the headphones.  It could use a few more details, but that's enough sewing for one day for me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Things have been summery and sort of busy around here.  Doug and Harper spent some time cleaning.  I had to be sure to document that.
I spent some time making journal backgrounds.
A building popped up like magic in our side yard yesterday.  Seriously couldn't believe that two guys could build this thing in one day.  We'll be painting it in about a month when the wood is more dried out. 
And just because my husband and I were both actually smiling in a photo at the same time, we'll revisit early summer/June.
Hope you're having a great summer!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Art Party!

Last night was art group night! We all painted canvases this time which was different from our earlier get togethers where we all worked on our projects in progress. I didn't take photos during the party because it's hard to juggle a wine glass, paint brush, AND a camera, so you'll have to take my word for it (again) that it was a fun party. What I worked on is below... It's not done yet, but you get the general idea. It probably needs a flower garden at the bottom (which is nothing like my actual home by the way where the heat withered every living thing in the yard). 

Already looking forward to the next get together!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The View From Here

Hope you had a great 4th of July!  We had fun with friends on the 3rd and then fun with family and friends on the 4th.  We survived our four days without air conditioning.  It really wasn't bad for us because we're lucky enough to have power and an RV with AC to retreat to.
 I spent the daytime hours of the 4th cleaning my studio so I can tackle some unfinished projects.  (Yes, sissy Sarah - I am going to try to work on your son's train!)  AND, hubby put up the blinds, so now I'm not blinded by the sunshine while trying to work.
 Here's the view from my desk.  I get to see artwork by my art friends Michelle Allen, Regina Lord, Pamela Huntington, Roc Nicolas, and Syd McCutcheon
 This painting is coming along.  I still have a ways to go with the details, but I'm falling in love with it.  P.S.  If you don't already have some, you need some Dr. Ph. Martin's bombay india inks.  They're very fun for drawing and dripping!