Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

This year we end with a blue moon. Since I am not going to rush out early in the morning, this is the picture I am starting out the new year with. It was a tough year for many but things are beginning to look up a bit. I think ending with something special like a blue moon is a good sign of things to come. At least I am taking it that way. Hope everyone has a wonderful new year with good things to come.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hi everyone. Hope you had lots of fun and will have some great
memories from Christmas. I had fun with my grandkids. I made a
page in my journal before heading out for the visit to show some crafts we could make. They looked at them and wanted to make the glittered stars. We had fun and it was a great way to show them the idea rather than just telling them about the crafts. I used Pitt pens and watercolor pencils to make the page. The second picture is a photo of what we all came up with.
The third photo was a way to procrastinate in my knitting. I thought I'd stop and draw the process before I finished the socks. I am not good at drawing from memory so needed them in front of me while I drew. This page was done on MiTientes paper with colored pencils.
My new year is starting off with lots of new classes. Hopefully I'll remember to share some of what I do in them here on my blog. I tend to get overwhelmed and forget to post things when I take on too much and I've gone and signed up for classes that overlap and
add up to about 9 of them at once for a little while! They just sound like so much fun I can't help but sign up and join in!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a great new year!
I took this picture in December last year. Yes, ALL that snow was one of our biggest snowstorms since we moved to Arizona eight years ago.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Inchy again

This is the last inchy for the year. The theme for this week at inchybyinch is "your favorite Christmas carol". I first heard Silver Bells when I was in my grade school glee club. I loved it. So this is my inchy with my favorite song of grade school.
They didn't have try-outs when I joined but they did when my sister tried to join two years later. I have always wondered if they heard me sing and decided to not let someone with a voice like mine join again! Yes, I am that bad. That's why I sing with my art and crafts instead.

Friday, December 4, 2009


The theme at Inchybyinch this week is Yule. Not Christmas but a holiday celebrated by pre-Christian peoples. It conveniently transferred over as Christianity took hold. So I have a background of evergreens with a pine cone on top.