Friday, December 24, 2010

The simple things can mean the most

Here is a leaf my nephew gave me this afternoon. He told me he brought it to me because of the beautiful color. Boy who knows what his Aunt Lisa likes.
Mike finalized his new job and will be starting soon. I thank all of you who kept us in your thoughts during this tough time.
We have a few more days here in Atlanta with my brother in law and his children. This may be our last Christmas with Uncle Dan and we are making the best of it.

Merry Christmas my loyal followers.

Lisa D.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bird nests and a naughty kitten

Here is the completed nest...I love it...I just hope it's not too orange for its new home.

The nest made me think about...why nests?
They seem to have started when Zackery left for college and Hannah entered high school.

 It feels good in all the rooms I put it in.
 Mike and Nan doing some baking

 These were peanut butter with a chocolate kiss on top. The other cookies or I should say treats...Kalochkies 3 different flavors, Macaroons, Chocolate covered Macaroons and I suppose I'll mention the baklava that he made us few weeks back.
Like I've said in a few posts back...I bring the color and Mike brings the yummy.
 Hannah is so proud of her sign she made last week at school with friends.

Naughty Chunk

 I want to wish you all a great holiday and thank you for a stupendous year in art blogging. All the comments you have left, all the emails I have received all the friendships I have made.
Thank you

Big tight hugs all around
Lisa D.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The happenings of this weekend and just random order of pics...Enjoy

My inspiration

 Friday at 3pm my friend Cindy called...I had neglected to reply to an email from her the week before and she tracked me down as I feverishly vacuumed and picked up the house before  people arrived and all I did that day was make artist trading cards to hand out at a Christmas party at Aunt Bobbi's on Friday. So anyway, Cindy wanted to know if I had any more nest paintings left and surprise to me...I didn't. Sine I had El here finishing up her Christmas gifts for Mom & Dad I asked Mom to stop on her way and pick up30x30 canvas on her way here to get EL. An hour later I was already starting the nest. Thank you Stacy.

 He was just there and I love this painting so I added him in tonight's post.
This is on a cardboard box that my kitchen cabinets came in 3x4 ft.
He hangs in the kitchen with the other Omo ppl.
 Here's that corner again :  )
 If you look closely you will see my Mr. Pe Joe under the covers on the sofa.
The wind has been blowing and he feels safer under the covers.
 I see the colors here are not as vibrant as they are in person.
My computer wasn't letting me do any adjusting.
 Chunk watching the wild animals outside...prolly thinking back on the days when he was all by his lonesome in that milking barn in Vermont.

 He seems very happy and content amongst the art stuff.
 We were in Rockford IL all day Saturday for Jr. Bulls
Go Bulls Go...HUH!
 Three friends on DEFENSE!

 I happen to see these yellow drops of paint on my sewing machine today and knew that this machine was here to stay.

 The mail came the other day and this was in my box.
An Omo book! from my girl I can see the Omo ppl right in my hands.
and a few ATC's from Dawn :  ) She is my ATC idol. Thank you Ms. Dawn B.
 I thought it interesting to see my thread is pretty close to my paint colors.
 Dawns ATC's
 Cindy's background
 Chunk being his adorable self...he seems happiest sleeping on top of everything :  ) 
 Mr. Cooper
 Lady Cat

 Chunk again...he is just our doll baby...funny how Mike & I are with our animals now that our children are a little older.
 Cooper waiting for me to make Hannah's lunch, he knows I will give him some turkey and he is there waiting for me every day. Cooper has been with us several months now and seems to be finding his place amongst our silly household. At first I thought he was to serious for us and I was looking for someone to play with Chunk...months later, Cooper seems to be a good uncle figure to Chunk. He tolerates Chunk jumping on him and biting his ear and wrestles him to the floor. Too funny.
 Mr. Pe Joe aka...Peter Joseph or some even call him Peter Joe and you never have to call him twice to jump in bed with you...he says "I'm a cuddler" and climbs in.
He does happen to have a piece of drool on his snout in this photo and he says to tell you all...he has big lips and does his best to keep the slime off of the Misses walls.

Matilda Rae, our black lab isn't feeling well and asked not to be photographed today.

I hope you have enjoyed your time here :  )
I wish you all  Happy Holidays
and will check in when I can.
I have just a few more days to finish the nest painting for Cindy.
 Lisa D.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In the studio~Paint~Sugar~Kids and sewing

I wonder how I ever am able to create in such disaray
This canvas is 32 X 32
There is a painting underneath that I got tired of and decided to give it a new look and changed the background, then it hung for almost a year till I decided a bird would work.

I am no where near done, but this is where I'm at with it at this point, I think I may like it better in red.

One of my favorite coffee mugs.
Monday will be two weeks of putting Truvia in my coffee instead of regular sugar. I love sugar! on everything! but my jeans are getting a bit too tight and thought I could try to give up a few things.

Hannah & cousin Eleanor making holiday bags from the Cloth~Paper~Scissors magazine.

El's first time using a sewing machine...she loved it!

I hope all of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I am off to make some Christmas gifts.
Have a great day

Lisa D.