Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GETTING MY CREATIVITY ON

 
Creative:
krēˈādiv/
adjective
adjective: creative
  1. 1.
    relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
I guess that would describe me (well, except for that little 'original idea' thing).  Let's just say that I get "INSPIRED"  by other people's work.
 
Today's post is about a few little creations I have been working on this summer in order to keep up with the sale of said items in a local salon.  I have also been itching to get some fall and Halloween items going too.

 
 
We have quite a few hobby farmers in our area so the farm related signs have sold well.
 
 
 

 
 
I'm loving this pumpkin set, I think I need to make a few more of them to sell.
 
 
Again, the farm theme.
 
 
Creative adventures keep me out of trouble.  Besides, like I tell my hubby, my hobby supports itself.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

LOVIN' LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS

 
 
Hubby and I just spent seven glorious, lazy, relaxing and fun filled days camping in our favorite getaway in the mountains.
Yep, life is good.

 

 The Cispis river is near where we camp and is running quite milky from glacier runoff.



 Hubby relaxing and catching up on some reading.
 
I was able to do some zentangle drawing and had fun drawing these trees.
 
This is a small tributary that flows into the Cispis river.  It was a nice little place to cool off in.
 
 
I took all of these photo's with my cell phone so they weren't very clear but I wanted to post a picture of our dog Paige, who mind you is not real fond of water, but found this little stream to be quite enjoyable.

 
 
Wildflowers were abundant...


 
 and huckleberries too.
 
 
I highly recommend getting away where there is very limited internet or cell phone access, it rejuvenates the body and soul.


Friday, July 10, 2015

ODDS & ENDS

July Odds & Ends
 
"The dog days of summer"
 
 
"Happy Birthday America"
 
 
"Blossoms & Birds"


 "Sun Dried Sheets"


"Venus & Jupiter Showing Off:


"Blue Moon"
{July will have 2 full moons this year, this is the first one}



"Beautiful Mimosa"

Friday, June 26, 2015

BACKYARD GARDEN TOUR

 
With the dryer than normal weather we are experiencing I am finding it hard to keep up with the watering and such.  Hopefully all the plants and flowers will thrive.
 
Here are a few pictures of what is blooming right now in my back yard.
 
 
 
 
The grass is already turning brown which usually doesn't happen until July.  We can't afford to water our lawns because our water rates are ridiculously high.  Here we live in the Pacific Northwest where we have tons of rain and numerous rivers and lakes but our water isn't affordable.
 
 
This is one of the few daylilies that I have kept in my garden bed.  They can be quite aggressive and tend to take over so I have to really keep this one in check.
 
 
Not sure if this is a salvia or maybe a member of the lavender family but I sure like the color of it.
 
 
 
I have yet to find something I like to plant on this trellis so it will just have to hold it's own for now.
 
 
 
The tomatoes are quite agreeable to the hot temperatures.  
 
 
And that's what's happening in my back yard for June.  I am looking forward to July and August to see how these all fill in and take off.
 The watering can started leaking around the bottom so I cut out some vinyl and stuck it on to spruce it up a bit.  I think I will keep it even though it is useless.

Friday, June 19, 2015

GRANDchildren

SILLY, GOOFY, FABULOUS AND PERFECT JUST THE WAY THEY ARE.
 
 Looking back through some pictures in my Picasa files some of the cutest kids ever just seemed to jump out at me.  These kids are the light of my life but seem to be growing up way too fast.  A magic potion needs to be invented that would freeze these kids right now.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
I COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE, THEY ARE MY WORLD.