Thursday, May 21, 2009


It seems I have been remiss lately about writing for the blog. I don't really have as much leisure time as I'd like, but today have found myself with a WHOLE DAY of solitude. After having breakfast with my friend and going to Curves, I was able to come home and do whatever I want to do. I chose to paint, since I haven't been going to the library to do so. I did the beach picture and the kooky abstract today and the clematis one evening while Terry was watching a NASCAR race.
So today I completed two paintings, and now I am watching the painting shows I recorded from KET that are not really interesting to Terry. He will watch one or two once in a while, but there are six on each week, so they stay on the DVR until I have a chance to catch up on them. That Bob Ross is amazing. He turns out a gorgeous painting in a 30-minute show. He makes it look so simple, but I'm sure talent helps! I did learn my technique of making trees and shrubs from him, though.
I also put on a pot of spaghetti sauce and made some brownies. How domestic of me. I usually have to come up with a quick meal, but this is going to be a good one for a change.
Sounds like a productive day, doesn't it? I know there are a lot of chores I could (and should) have done, but instead I have played all day. What fun! It was some relaxation I was sorely needing. Life is good....

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Something Different

While we were in Florida, I wanted to purchase a new summer wreath for our house. It was time for a change, and I looked in a few places for a wreath made with seashells. What I found were wreaths that were expensive and not too pretty. I kept looking, and when Kellie and Doug came down and we were shopping, Kellie mentioned that I could probably make a wreath myself with a plain grapevine wreath and some shells. With that suggestion in mind, I bought a big bag of various seashells and came home ready to create. I had to wait awhile to get to Hobby Lobby to get the wreath, but I finally made it, and here are the results. The big wreath I bought for less than $5, and the little one had been hanging around at Doug and Kellie's with nothing to do. So with $5 invested in wreaths and $10 invested in shells and a glue gun, I have creations that would have cost $15 and $30 apiece in Florida. Pretty good idea that Kellie had, wasn't it?
Life is good...