Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family is the best . . . . .

This past weekend we had our every two year " First Cousin" reunion. This was the 10th anniversary. We started here in Kansas City where we all basically were born except 3 of the cousins.

What a wonderful time with family from California, Colorado, Texas and various parts of the Kansas City area. My two wonderful sisters were the main force behind getting everything done. They did an amazing job.

The picture above is my immediate family minus a few. There is my Brother who looks like Santa Clause who is the oldest. My two sisters, the oldest with short hair & glasses the youngest with longer gray hair and glasses. My oldest sister's husband, 3 daughters, son-in-law and two grandchildren, my youngest sister's husband, and youngest son. Her oldest son and daughter in law live in Boston. My two sons were also not there. Scott and his fiance Erika came to the Sat. night gathering. Andrew the youngest is in the middle of moving from New York city, back to Chicago ( Long story)

Anyway, wonderful fall weather, attended and Irish Festival, ate non stop for three days and started my new job as a bank teller on Monday.

Will try to get better about posting from here on.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Zentangle R.......

I was amazed and awed by the pictures on the Zentangle Website of the pieces done at the retreat/Masters class. I especially loved the one where they used a letter in the middle, framed by Zentangle forms. I am not sure if this is finished yet or not. The area aroung the R looks kind of empty.....Any suggestions.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I am back again.. . . . New job, hopefully more time for art.

First before I tell you about my new job, the picture above is of my 5 month old cockapoo Mollie. Mollie is on the right. She is with her sister Miley at their dog obedience class training graduation. The nice looking young couple are Miley's Pet Parents. Really nice kids.

Now for the job update. I will after tomm. night no longer be working at PetsMart. As much as I liked it the 9 hour Saturdays and Sundays and two nights a week until after 10 was really getting hard on my 61 year old bones.

About two and a half weeks ago I saw an ad in our local paper for part time Tellers at the Bank that my family has used all my life. My brother in law is on the board now and my dad was up until his death. Anyway, I applied and I got the job. It is perfect hours, especially so I can get some art work done.

I will work every day 1-6:15, every other Sat. 9-1 and every other Monday 8-5. A total of 32 hours a week which is about what I am working now, plus I will be making $2.00 more an hour. Yeah !!! I am really looking forward to it.

I have been checking in to the blog world every so often, and hopefully, everyone has not completely given up on me. Missed you all

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I know I am early. . . . but look what I found. !!!

I know this is not the best picture, could be a little brighter and darker, but, I still use my camera, because I am saving up for a good scanner.

I started this drawing about this time last year, maybe a little later.

Was going to use it as an example for my 3rd grade class. Things changed, I had to retire because of some health issues and so on and so on.

Came across it a few days ago while going through some stuff !! Now I am just in time to finish it for Halloween I guess.

It is done all in plain old regular 2B pencil on white 80lb drawing paper. You know school supplies, you can't spend a whole lot, so you do with what you can afford.

It was fun, and now I cannot wait to work on it again.

We have been seeing . . . . . .

Can you see the Rainbow in this
picture below

I guess if we have been having all this rain, it stands to reason we will also get the chance to see beautiful rainbow.
Wishing all of you a weekend of Rainbows !!!
It seems like all it has been doing lately around here is raining, thundering, lightning and so on.
The one nice thing about thunderstorms and rain clouds is all the amazing pictures of clouds you can get.
Here are a few I wanted to share on yet another rainy day here in my part of the country.
Hopefully it will clear up, want to go to the Westport Art Fair this weekend.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I finally got up the nerve and did it. . . . . .

I finally did it !!! I got up the courage and joined The Sketchbook Project. I had filled out the form over a month ago when I first heard about it, but, just couldn't decide. Today I decided what am I waiting for, so I hit go to check out and did it.

Thanks to Eden at Draw, Doodle and Decorate for listing some others who have already signed up. Check out her blog to see. I can't wait to get my sketchbook and start.

Another reason I finally decided was my son Andrew has now moved to Brooklyn, NY and since that is where this is based I decided maybe I might even get there to see it. Andrew is also an artist so I am thinking of giving it to him as a Christmas present.

Any way. good luck to all have decided to participate, and thanks Eden for giving me the push.

Monday, September 6, 2010

How does everyone keep track ??????

I sometimes get overwhelmed at all the different days and groups and ATC and whatever.
How do all of you keep track of what you are suppose to be doing on any given day, I would be comletely befuddled.
Don't get me wrong I think it is fantastic, I just am not sure I could keep it all straight.

Also, how do you get to belong to all these groups and how do you know what they are?
Now that I am going to be getting ( hopefully) back to having time to do more art, I would love to become involved in some of them.

Any help ,suggestions or ways to would be appreciated.

Love my "Blogging friends" and all their amazing work !!!