Friday, September 28, 2012

the grand finale

Since we will be away for the weekend I am posting Day 28 and Day 29 both today. This was a fun challenge that I hope to try again. I have a few ideas for what to do differently next time.

  Day 28
Day 29
thank you Ayala for this fun challenge
Have a great weekend one and all. Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

getting harder

it's getting harder to come up with new and creative faces each day so today's is a little silly.

   Day 27

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

too much coffee!

Apparently I had a little too much coffee today so am having a hard time falling asleep. Since I'm up and it's now officially the 25th I might as well post face 25.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Saturday

    Off to play today but before I do here is Day 22

Have a great weekend


Friday, September 21, 2012


We are in the process of giving our house a little facelift. When we moved here 3 years ago most of the main floor rooms were painted a pale minty green. They were fine and served well as a neutral background for all of our 'stuff''. Now however it's time for a change!

My new palette consists of turquoise, orange, taupe, green, and yellow with a splash of red.

My first project with the new palette was my attempt at an abstract. It looks nothing like it did in my mind but the colors work and it's growing on me. This is a 16 x 20" canvas called "fly if you are able".

Thank you to Glycerine at for your abstract class!
My next project was to upcycle an old cabinet and use it in the spare bedroom. Here are before and after pictures.
I'm such a bad photographer but if you lean your head to the side a little bit this will look level and if you squint just a tad the colors will appear more accurate!
The spare bedroom is painted taupe and Wade has the carpet torn out and most of the wood floor installed - stay tuned for progress reports!
Thanks for stopping by.


Day 21

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Not much going on today - here's the face of the day


Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

a little creepy

so i really can't decide what a want a face to look like and then go paint it. i just end up with whatever happens. this face is a little creepy, not sure if it's a boy or a girl, adult or child. it just is...

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

the halfway mark

Welcome to Day 15 in the ongoing 29 faces challenge. This is about the halfway mark and I'm still having fun.

Now time to get some yard work done - I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday, September 14th

What a beautiful, bright, crisp morning it is here! I have a few minutes before I have to head out the door for Crafts Direct so thought I'd quick post today's face for 29 faces.

She sort of reminds me of the old Parkay margarine TV commercials. "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature"! Anyway, she's the face of the day for me.
I also want to share a couple moleskine journal collage pieces I did using images from the new "Old Haunts" image kit from Tumble Fish Studio.
I call the first one "Along Came a Spider".
The kit is full of great Halloween images if you are so inclined and can be found at

For this second page I knew I wanted to use the vintage people picture. Other than that I sort of let the images take over and this is how it ended up. I may do another with these people a bit more on the darker side, will have to see if I have time.
Right now I can almost hear Crafts Direct calling my name.....
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

13 is her lucky number

                               Day 13 of the 29 faces challenge - thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 10, Face 10

Still trying to get a more masculine looking face. My men are always a little on the 'pretty' side. I still have 19 faces to go so will try another in a few days.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

more 29 faces

Having a little fun mixing up the faces a bit. Here is number 9.

I hope you get to "mix it up" a bit this weekend and I hope it's a good one. Fall is in the air - enjoy...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 8

Just got home from our visit with the kids. Had a fun time with all of them and then had a great afternoon at Rock Bend Folk Festival. Bed is going to feel really good tonight!

 This is face number 8. I thought I would try a man's face this time however it didn't really turn out very masucline so I'm calling him Pat!

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 7, 2012

No. 7

One week of faces done already - here is number 7.

We are off to visit our kids this weekend  (YAY) and to Rockbend Folk Fest in St Peter, MN. Stop by if you're passing through, it's always a fun time.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Andi and face #6

Happy Birthday to my oldest baby, Andi. She is 27 today and I just can't comprehend how that happened so quickly! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true, Andi. xx

Here is face #6 from the 29 faces challenge.

more to come...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

29 faces

Maybe you've already heard of the 29 faces challenge over at Ayala Art. I first heard of it last Spring but at the time I had too many things started to play; this time I'm in!

The challenge is to make 29 faces in the 30 days of September. Any size and any medium are welcome. If you want to play along too you can find all the pertinent information at

Here are my first 5 faces:

Thanks for stopping by - come back often to see how the month progresses...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Green Paper Challenge

Here I go again on an "I love Facebook" rant so skip a few words if you don't want to hear it!

Through one of the Facebook groups I'm in Terry Owenby shared a link to Green Paper which is a site where I could spend hours drooling over fun journal pages and great vintage images. One of the other things Mary does is host a monthly collage challenge where she provides a few images and the challenge is to use all or parts of each image in your artwork.

This is my first month joining in the Green Paper Collage Challenge and I did a page in my new large moleskine journal. The children in the collage are my husband's mom and his aunt when they were little girls.

This was a fun challenge and I look forward to October! Thanks for stopping by...