Sunday, December 4, 2016

What is going on in my world?

Hello dear blog friends.   November flew by and was so jammed packed and I don't know where to start.  So here goes with my wanderings down the bunny trails of life.   Now that was goofy wasn't it?  Grab something warm or cool to drink, my fingers have gone wild her and you may age 20 years by the time you  finish this.  No ... Really !!

I don't know about y'all but I am a list maker.  It just has a great feeling when you mark things off of your lists.  You have accomplished something and it is done and done.   Now when hubby and I go to the grocery store with a list, I try to stick by it.  BUT.... sometimes things just jump in the rolling cart of goodies and I have no idea how they got there.  Hummmmm, we all know how they got there.    So I just whip out my pen and write down the additions in the basket to the list and then mark it off.  I know what you are thinking but then it is legal to be in our cart.  Right?   Sometimes he will say "you better write this on your list".   I know then he has added some Little Debbie cakes or some such thing that we are not eating at the moment.  Now I do say moment, we take spells when we eat "right" and then sometimes just Katy Bar the Door.  We go wild and eat whatever we want , well as much as we go wild.   Nothing earth shattering any more.

Back to the lists, I made a list a while back and I can't remember when it was like June or so and started working on some of the subjects on the list.  Easy as that.   When the lists are more intense I call them goals.  I make those lists and forget I have them.  When they resurface low and behold I have done them all, surprises me for sure.   You remember we painted the kitchen cabinets and master bath cabinets and now the bathroom walss are finished.   It is nothing exciting a DOVE WHITE which is a pretty warm and clean white.  I was dreading that room, you know bathrooms are sometimes twice the work .  I am guessing all the crooks and crannies that goes with that room.  We have a fancy tub with the jets and things in it and I just dust it every once in a while.  We don't use it, now don't laugh but I don't know if I could get out of it and would have to call the fire department to get me out of it.   It sits at an angle  and I was thinking I will have to use the "leaner"ladder, aka extension ladder,  to paint the wall in that part.   Well my thinking cap went on and I taped a long acrylic paint brust to a yard stick and painted close to the crown molding.  Then I had a pad, rectangle in shape, on the end of the pole and ta da no problem.   I was so proud and hubby didn't have to hold the ladder for me on this part.  I only had to climb the 8 foot ladder twice.  I am strutting now and thinking I might have to hang up my hat on  giant ladder climbing days.  Well until the next time.   I keep reminding myself I am not a spring chicken but my head says so what?  Do what you want, you can do it.   So I listen to part of myself and just do what I want.   I am a Taurus you know and we are hard headed and I have been told I march by a different drummer.   I think that is how that goes. 

I have gotten to create a Christmas stocking for a dear friend.   She turned me loose and just let me play as an artist does when not held back.   The theme was--------Alice in Wonderland.  Who would have thought it?    She is my kind of lady and thank you Kathy for allowing me to play.   I am just going to post the close ups with the finished stocking and no words with them just pics.  You know the saying that pictures are worth 1000 words.   ( I did have to verify with hubby what that saying was, you know sometimes I jumble the sayings up )    So here is many thousand words.   Enjoy










The finished stocking and I put a pocket on the back for special notes for Santa.



Also during my down time when not painting I did do a fun portrait with flowers and just fun   

  
I made the pic a little larger but just had to share this beautiful young lady .  I use to paint, well tight, and now I just play and do what I feel and love it so much.  

One more pic is of my December Alice in Wonderland block.  Now to assemble the book.  It will be a fat one but I promise to show it when finished.  Y'all have watch the pages grow and grow and now up to 18 pages with 5 of them being from a round robbin I was in.   

Jaberwocky-------- now I looked up about him and he was removed from pages because he was a little scary.  I the writings said a little different but this is how I took it.   Scary?  Now if he looked like the Predator without his mask or the Alien that might be scary.   I love love A vs P or can you tell?   My friend Ginger bought me the DVD the first day it came out and if I watched it everyday would not bother me at all.  In fact I use to have a Predator mask and hands but got loaned out one Halloween and he never found his way back home.  I guess he is still wandering out there scaring the dickens out of people.   

There you go my blog friends, now you know what is going on.  Well there is more but I don't want to have cob webs growing from your screen to you having reading so much here.  

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on  in my world. 

XOXOXO
Annette 

3 comments:

  1. love the cat and rabbit on the stocking,,,,,,you should have painted fairies all over the bathroom walls. dove white sounds boring (but clean) LOL,,,,hugs

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  2. I too love making lists. And I've had that same situation, lost the list and when it resurfaced, walaaa, most everything was done. I think using different colors of ink, one for creating the list and another when crossing things off, makes life so color filled! Your work inspires me to continue with my art. Thank you.

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  3. You are too much Annette!!! You always make me laugh and a bit scared with your ladder shenanigans!! Hang up that hat and don't tempt fate-I say! LOL
    THat stocking is to die for !!! Wow and wow again!! Good thing Kathy gave you Carte Blanche! Totally in your element!!
    Thank you sweet friend for always visiting!
    sending much love and hugs to you, Eldon and the pups!! xoxo

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