Friday, May 22, 2015

Celebrating a lazy day ~

It's Friday - time to Celebrate the small things.

Our  bloghop director:

Lexa Cain

Our co-hosts:

LG Keltner @ Writing off the Edge

Katie @ TheCyborgMom


I  love this blog hop!


We are celebrating those small achievements we've had for our week!  Sharing about health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you!  We do this by hopping to each other's blogs, offering congratulations. And for those times you need encouragement, this is the best blog hop group ever!! We are empathy, en masse! 

Consider joining us by adding you name at Lexa Cain's blog site.

What am I celebrating?

A very lazy day with beauty! The sun is out but the  temperature is cooler than previous days. Such a blue, blue sky! I love watching flowering plants cast their seeds in the breeze. My gazebo is a haven for song birds. It doesn't get any better than this.


I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! 
~ Hop forth and celebrate on our linky tool:



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vacation Scams
























Summer is close by and the vacation ads are swarming like bees. Be sure and do your research on that supposed, lovely, 'two for one' cruise.

Speaking of cruise, I'm off to the backyard where more mulch has arrived. Looks like my summer vacation destination remains at home. Oh well, we all know, there's no place like... a free mulch pile. Right?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Finale ~ Bird Plaque

















What a sad moment... seeing my painted bird plaque on the concrete patio in a thousand pieces. I sat down at the picnic table, feeling a little choked up, while trying to maintain my composure. After all, the child didn't mean to break it.

I put the second clear coat on the bird plaque this morning. There was such a nice breeze outside. I left it to dry. Stepping into the house for a glass of juice only took a few seconds. At my door I was greeted by an neighbor, saying hello. Her grandson was in her yard a few feet away, but he stepped onto my large block wall, picking up the painted bird plaque.

I think what came out of my mouth was, "Uh - wet paint, honey."

The neighbor, Grandmother began to yell, "Put that down now!" And he did.

I suspect it was still so wet, it slipped then flipped, out of his hands. It landed four feet down onto the ground - the concrete patio.

Now to handle the aftermath. I know from prior research that the plaque is between 20-30 years old. I haven't found anything comparable to it. My client doesn't seem to be upset. She thinks she may have something else she'd rather have done - like a painting on canvas.

Life goes on... and the birds are finally free to fly away.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things






Today is World Lupus Day. Show your support by wearing purple.





I love this blog hop!



We are celebrating those small achievements we've had for our week! Sharing about health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you!  We do this by hopping to each other's blogs, offering congratulations. And for those times you need encouragement, this is the best blog hop group ever!! We are empathy, en masse! 

Consider joining us by adding you name at Lexa Cain's blog site. 



Let's begin by thanking ~ our director:


Thanking our lovely co-hosts:



What am I celebrating?

1- Having just enough mulch to get flowerbed #3 done. It's big!!

2- Purple Iris that came up in three smaller beds.















3- Posting for my musical blog hop. I have too many projects on my plate!















Click on my music link to come over and listen and vote!


I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! 
~ Hop forth and celebrate!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Painting the plaque















In my previous post I showed you photos of birds that I am painting. See HERE.

I'm not painting on canvas this time. The birds are arranged on a plaque, molded in resin. Here's an example of a resin plaque with a simple design.












I hope you can better visualize what I'm doing. Thank you for being so patient, and interested!!! 

The #3 flowerbed is out there waiting patiently too. (Halfway home, smile.)

Monday, May 11, 2015

An outside job ~ on the inside

You might be wondering, where is dcrelief? No Saturday post? No Sunday post? What is she up to now?










































In my spare time I'm an artist. [Spare time, what's that, right?] I paint in acrylics, mostly canvas, but I do make exceptions.

Currently I have a client who brought me a plaque with carved birds. She wants them painted to look like the ones pictured above.

So I'm outside of my 'blogworld', but still inside of my studio, painting away! I'll do my best to visit everyone by this evening. Now for a cuppa coffee...

Friday, May 8, 2015

Celebrate - lost, found, newbies, spring-loaded

I love this blog hop!

We are celebrating those small achievements we've had for our week! Sharing about health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you!  We do this by hopping to each other's blogs, offering congratulations. This is the best blog hop group ever!! 

To join this blog hop, click on the CELEBRATE BADGE in the right margin!

First, let's say thank you to our director, celebrating her 200th post today is... LEXA CAIN .

Our very special co-hosts...



What am I celebrating? (Thought you'd never ask.)

1 - I found my piece of jewelry I thought was lost for four years!! My Rainbow Obsidian Ball.

















2 - The Lamb's Ear is coming up! I think they're a grape purple color.














3 - Spring has arrived!














I hope everyone has a great celebration day!

Hope forth and celebrate!