Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! (Vegans Beware!)

We decided this year to start Thanksgiving early!  
So yesterday my DH roasted this great bird!
And he even made some gluten free gravy!
So today we're having turkey soup.
On Thanksgiving we'll have all the fixings.
And there will still be lots of leftovers!
Hope you all have a peaceful & blessed day!

Got you, my pretty!

Some say Dorothy made it back to Kansas!
Muah ha ha!  Check out those ruby reds!
And while you're at it,
Check out my moldy shoes next to my broom.
Hope you all had a happy Halloween,
Samhain, Shadow Fest, Dia de los Muertos, 
or whatever you celebrate!


This is a mixed media piece I made 
to thank people for the support they've given to me.
I got some Inktense watercolor pencils,
but they weren't acting as I was lead to believe.
So hence, mixed media.
Used some colored pencils, other watercolor pencils,
ink, gouache, etc.
So thanks to all of you who have supported me!

Blue plate & White Geranium

My dear friend gave me this blue plate awhile back.
Then a dear friend of hers passed away.
She shared one of his white geraniums with me.
But it wasn't doing well with the other geraniums.
So I put it next to her blue plate and,
lo, and behold, it bloomed!  
It's very happy now!

Carnations & a wildflower

Here's some of the last of our carnations.  
They sure are hardy!

 And here is a wildflower in our back yard.  
Not sure what it's called.

Here's a close up if anyone can figure out what it is!

I've been RAAKed again!

I am in an online group that recently had a bead exchange.  One of the participants made a bracelet called Pandora.  I loved it!  I tried to find the findings here in the U.S., but the silver ones were expensive!  Like $25.00 a piece, plus the special bracelet, caps, etc.  So she decided to send me the findings in a metal that doesn't tarnish.  Yea!  AND she also made me a very unique necklace which you can see on the right of my bead board.  AND she sent me a large piece of amber to use in healing!  What a generous spirit she is!  So now, once I get all the beads in, I'll be RTG on making my own bracelet!
The Pandora style was created by a man in Denmark.  Here is a pic of the one my online pal made.  Isn't it great?!
She had never done jewelry work before!  I couldn't believe it.  
Thank you dear friend!

One of the Last Hummingbirds

Every year we feed the hummingbirds.
This was one of the last ones to migrate to Mexico.
See you next year, little fella!

More of the Rose Tradition

I'm kinda getting used to having roses on some Fridays.  
It's a nice Mexican tradition.
My DH even put a few up in my studio!  He's so sweet!

Ornament for a pal

This year my DH & I decided to each try something new that we'd never done before.  I picked this sequin/bead satin ornament.  It looked pretty & easy.  Ha!  I had to have my DH come up to the studio to help me.  And even he said the instructions didn't make sense!  I admire people who can make these.  Not sure I'll make another one.  This one goes to a pal for her birthday.  Hope she likes it!