Monday, July 13, 2015

Missing in Action in Blog World

Hello and hope all are fine.  I have been missing in the Action of Life, well my computer has been in the hospital anyway.   Funny this is the first time ever that I have had a computer just be like a stubborn two year old and not want to play or cooperate at all.  We have had a computer since about and around 1985.  I guess this computer just wanted to be stubborn and not play.   It is mostly repaired so we will see what it wants to do next.  I bet none of you have ever had problems with you computer have you?    Did I see lots of you nodding out there that you agree with me?   Hummmmmm maybe that is why I am turning greyer and greyer in the hairdo area?   When they don't want to play correctly you are just tugging at your hair and thinking why am I doing this to myself?

I have been busy as a bee,  I promise.   I did have to look and see where I left off on the blog.  We have had lots of rain and I mean lots of rain---like over 4 inches last week.  It had been 2 weeks since we got to mow our yard so it was hot and dry today and off we went.   Thank goodness for a riding lawnmower is all I have to say.  Yep we still mow our yard and nope we are not tired of it.  When we get tired of it we will hire it done but until then we enjoy it and is our little exercise program for the two of us.   Eldon mows the front and I edge the front.  I mow the back and Eldon edges the back.  It is a great combination that we have and the yard doesn't wear us totally out when we finish doing it.  It usually takes about 3 hours and then we sit outside together and our fur babies and just enjoy the peace and quiet and seeing how the trees have grown since we have been here.   We planted 12 but one died so pretty good odds we think.   Besides the dragonflies and the faeries totally enjoy our Mother Nature time together out there.   When I use to iron a lot more that I do now, I enjoyed ironing and the thinking I could do while ironing.   Mowing is the same thing a good meditation time and enjoying our yard and what we enjoy in life and being thankful  for many things.   I won't bore you with the particulars on that subject.  

Now for the photography marathon.

Of course Crazy Quilting is one thing I have done, that is continual and a every night dance with beads and threads and oh did I say beads?    I have done 12 blocks of the Day of the Dead celebration and making a wall hanging of it.   Here is July's block and closeup.  This is a project of choice with Kathy Shaw and the CQJP 2015.   Ladies from all over the world jump in and do 12 blocks of subject and size of their choice.  Just something fun to share with like minded ladies.  Makes me feel good that there are some ladies out there that think like me.  Scary isn't it?  I have met, even in person, several like minded ladies.   Watch out world there is more than one of me. 

This block they are truly having a PARTY!!!!!

 
Close up

 
The whole block.  Dominique recognize the skull block and Janet the skeleton charm?   I am blessed that so many artists share their wares with me. 
 
 

                                   
 
Now I am in a Round Robin where we sew together blocks of our choice and send all over the country and different ladies embellish them.  These are my blocks for an Under the Sea Theme.  All the "ciggies' /Silkies I have drawn myself.   One advantage of being an artist of different medias I suppose.  
 
 
Now I did do some projects with canvases and here are some of them.  A couple of paintings, of course for sale (the prints anyway) and one a gift for a friend's mother.   Finnabair style.  
 

 
 
 
The next two canvases are 30x40 , the same size as Tatonka.    Mr. Deer, thinking of " HiaMovi the Magnificent One".   This White Tail was one that grandson has and no matter which direction he stood you could not see all of his points.  

 
 
"Wind Dancer" is also a 30x40 and this beautiful horse is a she.   I haven't painted many horses, well two now, but was proud of her. 

 
So there you go, even though computer was ill I was not and still created to my hearts desire.   More coming in the works.  
 
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world
 
XOXOOXXO
Annette

5 comments:

  1. Wind dancer is such a wonderful painting. I remember ironing--it is a meditative process and leaves lots of time for thinking--same as washing the dishes and looking out the window--maybe the world would be a happier, calmer place if we all spent more time just watching the grass grow and being still.

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  2. I remember my Mom ironed for other people to make ends meet when I was small. I'm not that fond of dress shirts, but fabric lengths remind me of the sheets and pillowcases that filled the baskets next to her board. I always feel closer to her when I'm ironing. She's gone home to be with The Lord but I can feel close by grabbing something and heating up the iron. And I really enjoy dishes when my hubby and I do them together. We chat more then,,,

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  3. Oh, I forgot to say,,,
    I love your mixed media piece. And the two paintings are very realistic.
    Luann

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  4. I guess you have been busy creating!! Lovely pieces Annette!!
    I do hope you and Eldon get out for a bit of travel this summer! ox

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  5. Hi Annette, I was getting worried about you, but I guessed you were away with the faeries. The worst thing to ever happen to my laptop was about 2 years ago, when I drowned it in red wine, (don't ask!) I took a chance and claimed it on my insurance, (didn't really think they would pay out) but although there was a fair bit of hilarity on their end of the phone line, I had a new computer 10 days later. By the way, I love your horse painting. You are one talented lady. Blessings

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