Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Theme Thursday Red/Black

I created my tag with red inks from Ranger and used a "Stamp in Hand" I purchased a very long time ago!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Three Muses #87 Fashion

I couldn't make up my mind how to answer this challenge, there were so many ways to go and this wasn't the one I originally intended! But, things work out just how they should sometimes, and I like my two ladies in their stunning hats. I'm sure, in their day, they were the cat's pyjamas.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Take a Word - Botanical

Finally decided to work on trying to journal. I threw acrylics, glazes and other goodies at it until the page curled! :o) The print is sort of small, but I wrote "The flowers taught her that her dreams were always possible." Hopefully, I'll get better as time progresses.

TMTA - Steampunk

I'm back...had my surgery after two false starts. Gonna start slow, but what better place to start than TMTA? My ATC uses Paper Artsy stamps and Moonlight Journey images.

On a personal note, thanks for putting up with all my postings about my surgery. It's over and now the recovery process can begin. It's going to take a little longer than anticipated, but hopefully there won't be any major bumps in the road. I'm grateful to have retired, but I really have had an "interesting" time of it with my health issues. I should write a book...nah, too boring! Anyway, hopefully a few still remember me and will drop by! Thanks much!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Third Time is the Charm

I've heard that saying and hope it's true! Today I am scheduled for surgery at 1:30! I think I'm beyond nervous after preparing twice for it and having it canceled. But a few good wishes and prayers for a successful outcome and a quick recovery sure would be appreciated!! So, au revoir for now!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Surgery Cancelled!!!!

Again!!! But this time, Mother Nature interfered. My world is a sheet of ice. The main roads are fairly clear, but the side roads are like glass...they're frightening. And the! My son and DIL were with me, we made it onto the main road and were half way to the hospital when the surgical nurse called me to tell me the surgeon was unable to leave his home...apparently he lives on a hill that's now like an luge run. So, my surgery has been cancelled again (do you wonder if maybe the Universe is trying to tell me something?) and I have to call in later today and reschedule.

So much for my whine today!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Steampunk Piece

I made this piece with an image of a cute little steampunk girl from Inka at AlteredArtifacts. I painted the background with watercolors, used a swirl stamp with T.H. Vintage Photo ink, Ranger gold and even a try with a little pink. Some other bits and pieces from various collage sheets and there she is!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Take a Word #12 Butterflies and Surgery

What a lovely theme. Lots of coloring with ink (my fingers bear it out!)

I'll probably be gone for a bit. The cancelled surgery became a medical necessity, and will be happening Tuesday, the 18th. Hopefully, I won't be in the hospital too long. I had a similar surgery 12 years ago and was in for 5 days and it took 5 weeks to recover. This time insurance gives you one day at a time per the doctor's recommendations, so we shall see!! Please say a prayer for me...right now I'm not too nervous, just anxious to get it done and start to heal! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Three Muses #85 Nature's Creatures

I was inspired by my neighbor's dogs...two little fellows I've dubbed "The Nutsy Brothers". Chihuahuas are, well, talkative. I love to see my 107 lb lab walk the fence with them on the other side carrying on like a couple of goofballs...they shake and shiver so hard, I fear for them! And my Oliver is just as calm and laid back as they come. But, I swear, I see a smile on his face every time. I rather think he enjoys being the cause of their frantic antics!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Take a Word #11 Beauty

I used two specialty papers, sprinkled with some glitter and stamped with sheet music in gold, but it doesn't show up. I'm sorry I can't recall from who I acquired the image, but I did color her (sparingly, I hope) with watercolor pencils. The heart that frames her comes from Paper Whimsy. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Take a Word - Zetti

I'm glad there's so many definitions of zetti...I decided mine would do a little juggling.

Think Monday Think ATC and Update!

Here's my ATC for the music theme. My little choralmaster comes from Altered Artifacts.

And now an update on me...I reported in my last post that I was having surgery...well, 17 hours before my surgery, the cardiologist refused to grant clearance, so my surgery was cancelled last Thursday night. And because it was the end of 2010, and a new calendar year was starting for insurance purposes, I have to start all over again, plus meet new criteria for surgery. I have spent so much money in tests required for the surgery (plus a filter placed that went through my neck which prevents blood clots coming up from my legs that cost over $800 and has to come out within 30 days and I have to pay again! Sorry, I guess I'm angry). But tomorrow I'll find out what the cardiologist wants to do with me! It's been really hard to create art, I've been in so much turmoil over this. What a weenie, eh?