Monday, July 28, 2008
Well, when you're desperate for a grandchild.....
She is the most adorable little thing! Her name is Akira (which means intelligent in Japanese), but will be called Kira. She has the most amazing blue eyes! She was the last puppy in a litter of 9, weighing 5 pounds at 9 weeks old. I emailed photos to my son, who promptly drove up from Charlotte to pick her up. I only had her for 1 day, and was surprised to feel weepy when he went back home with her yesterday. Jeez.....that's 2 1/2 hours away! Did I say she has the most amazing blue eyes?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I debated about whether or not to post this. My hope is to receive some helpful critique, so please don't be afraid to do so. This is another exercise from Kristy Kutch's book, using Inktense watercolor pencils. I didn't have the pencils and colors that the book suggested, so I kinda just winged it.
My Watercolor Pencil Workshop CD (from Kate) just arrived (yippee ,yay, yahoo, etc.) so I hope to be improving soon (somebody please tell me that I'll improve).
On a more positive note.....I didn't trace!
Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I did this a few weeks ago. It's from "Drawing and Painting With Colored Pencils" by Kristy Ann Kutch. I'm not overly thrilled with my attempt, so I haven't tried to do another yet ( if you have her book, you'll know what I mean *G*).
I just ordered some CD's from Cathy "Kate" Johnson that I'm very excited about. Watercolor Pencil Workshop, and Ink and Wash Workshop. They're actually an early Christmas present from my mom. Ain't moms great?!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Hi all! I thought it would be neat to share something I did back in the winter. We don't often get really deep snows (bummer), and this was the best snow we'd had in a couple of years.
Strange that I would sit out by the pool and think of snow.
Friday, July 11, 2008
On another note, my dogs are such goof balls! We purchased some carpeted stair treads to cover our hardwood stairs. Our living room is lower than the rest of the house, with 3 steps up to the kitchen, dining area; and 3 steps up to the bedrooms and office area. We usually end up carrying 3 dogs up and down these steps, as they don't want to slide up on the slick hardwood, hence the treads purchase. Well, what do they do? Walk down the side of the steps that's not carpeted of course. Think we wasted our money on that brilliant idea. Aren't dogs great?!