my yellow teacup

my yellow teacup

Sunday, August 24, 2014



    I've been planning to paint the cover of my art journal for weeks now. I found an old
    hymnal at a flea market last weekend so I pulled out a page to use. I knew I wanted 
    to use  black and white and I picked peaches again yesterday so I was lovin some 
    peachy colors. This is what came of all that. 

    I kept going cause it was fun and finished the inside front pages. I love this type of art
    because I really have no idea what it will look like until I finish. Thanks Kelly Rae Roberts
    for teaching this e-course! There is a link to it on the side, she is starting another one soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

the many things i want to do today...

       crochet: catch up on my crochetmoodblanket 
       paint: start a new painting
       shop: browse the local flea markets
       watch: movies on my list
       read: sit outside and read about almanzo (littlehouseontheprairie)
       diy: redo my closet
       play: make sims on my sims4demo
       sleep: rest up for next week
       retire: never work again (hadtothrowthatonein)
       now I'll just see what I end up doing...

       a trip to the store to get the makings for beef stew (andmyfavoritesnacks) 

    a little crochet while the meat is boiling

    oh man! homemade beef stew, poured over a piece of white bread...dang that was good!
    then skittles for desert, shared with mr. darcy of course. he gets the green apple ones that 
    i don't like. looks like bobby fell asleep watching nascar, so I'm gonna go make a sims. 

    i made charles and caroline ingalls. now when sims4 comes out on september 2, I can build
    them a cabin in the woods. 

    so i ended up cooking, crocheting, playing a little sims, and resting. next weekend i will



Monday, August 11, 2014

a trip to the ocean

     We went on a trip to Florida last week. The blue ocean, the soft white sand, the busy
    birds, the cute little white crabs, the oh so beautiful clouds in the sky, the warm breeze,
    relaxing under a blue umbrella in the shade, the sound of the waves, floating in the
    water with little fish around you and sea gulls flying overhead, walking along the shore
    finding tiny seashells that had washed up, the grass covered sand dunes, it was all so


Sunday, August 3, 2014

twenty years

     I realized the other morning as I was driving to work
 that I have lived my life in 20 year increments.

     1st 20 years ~ my childhood, living at home with little 

     2nd  20 years ~ a married, stay at home mom.

     3nd 20 years ~a divorced working mom

         I have now hit my next 20 year period. It has begun with a
    new husband, an empty nest and working an hour away from
    home.  I am looking forward to retiring but still have a few
    years til thats a possibility.  I know that i want to fill this period
    of time with lots of creating!  I have started painting again and
    have taught myself how to knit and crochet.  So i'm off to a good
    start. I have loved each phase of my life and really wouldn't have
    done anything differently. I have learned a lot, got to know some
    amazing people, overcome fears and finally accepted who i am.