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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snow, Removing Wall Paper, New Crow Art

Hi Everyone! I hope you've been having a great day! I have been, but I have to say, my arms are soar, and my butt is soar! LOL! Can you guess why? If you said snow, you are right! Not the nice fluffy snow, I mean snow mixed with rain! Can you say cement? I have finished the front and the back of the house. I also took out my trusty roof shovel and did some snow removal from up there! No, I didn't get on the roof. It's actually a long pole, and the shovel is at the end. So you swing up to the roof and pull the snow down, until it comes off. It has been an eventful and fun day! LOL!
And, not only doing that today, mom and I have started to take off the wall paper from our downstairs bathroom!
Yes, we live in an older home. We do a few things every year. This year it is this bathroom. It's not that small, it has a shower and tub stall to the left. The reason I am bringing all of this up, is because, mom was dreading taking down the wall paper. I told her I read an excellent post on Crystal's blog about removing wall paper. Fabric Softener, mixed with water, and put into a spray bottle and use a rigid paint scraper. Guess what?? It works!! The pictures I will show you, mom and I just did in about an hour! Truly, if we wanted to, we probably could have got it all done in a day! Mom wanted me to tell you Crystal, you got a 75 year old lady excited! LOL!

Our old paint scrapers. Yes, we even used a snow scraper! LOL!

We won't be using a shower curtain in the bathroom anymore, but I will be keeping the hangers! I love them so much! Look at the pictures on them ;o)


I will take pictures, when the bathroom is done ;o)
On to some new art ;o)
"My Tea Cup"
"Breathe"
Before I go, I want to say welcome to all my new followers ;o) I will be around to everyone's blog soon ;o) You know me, I might be late, but I will be there!
Big Hugs ;o) 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Something Totally Out Of My Comfort Zone, Liz Taylor, New Crow Art

Hi Everyone ;o) I have something to share with you ;o) My friend, Ileana, is doing the 75 sketches in 75 days challenge and in this, she is also doing the 29 faces in 29 days challenge. So she has combined the two and is only sketching faces. Well, today, she has reached her 75th sketch! Yepee! What she asked, from her followers, (if they wanted to participate), was to sketch a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor. All who participated, Ileana would be posting them on her blog and then everyone would see, all the different ways people sketched the same face. This is the picture we are to sketch from.

Well, I was a little nervous on this challenge because I don't do faces and I don't sketch! I first thought of doing an Elizabeth Taylor crow, but, then I thought no, do your best Stacy, go for it. So I did ;o) I did half a face ;o) LOL! But, I still did it ;o) Here is my face ;o)

I had fun and it was a great challenge for myself! Thanks Ileana ;o) Have some fun and go check out her blog, to see all the different versions of Elizabeth Taylor ;o)

Here is some new crow art ;o)

"Nature Calls"
"Nature's Fortune Teller"
"The Drummer"
"Picking Flowers"

Have a great weekend everyone ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Special Painting

Hi Everyone ;o) I would like to share a special painting with you ;o)
 Back in October, I changed my header to my blog. And, I thought, the first person who says anything about it, I am going to do a custom painting for them. I like doing secret giveaways ;o) You might be saying, I didn't change my header, but I did ;o) I added green, I put a purple flower in the corner, I darkened the pink with some red, I changed the crow's eye, and on the top left hand corner, right beside the heart, you will see a "S", (if you were writing it), for Stacy ;o) I am sorry, but I didn't keep a picture of the original header!

Now to get onto the painting. Gloria, is actually the only person who noticed. She gave me a challenge with her painting! I kept putting it off! This is what Gloria described to me. She wanted her, facing the Green Atlantic Ocean, with her yellow lab and her black beagle. She also wanted a baby crow.
The specific's- The Green Atlantic Ocean is grayish green, more powerful.
Her yellow lab is a light yellow, with a touch of red and is bigger then the beagle, who is black with white tips. The dogs will have only their backs showing, which I was happy, because I don't paint dogs.
Gloria, would be an adult crow, in a lilac dress, having a great figure and not too boobyfied! LOL!
I decided to have Gloria sitting on a rock with the baby crow behind her and her dogs in the sand beside her, looking at the ocean.
Gloria named the painting, "Peace". This is what I came up with ;o) It's an 8 x 8 painting.




Have a great day everyone! It's really yucky weather here! Rain, freezing rain, and snow!!!
Big Hugs ;o)


Friday, February 15, 2013

Winners, New Crow Art, Sneak Peak

Hi Everyone ;o) I hope you've been having a great week ;o)
Let's announce the winners first ;o)
For the baby crow aceo called, "A Magical Place", is Ileana ;o) Yeh Ileana ;o)
For the crow aceo called, "My Heart", is Terry ;o) Yeh Terry ;o)
And, for the Faerie book, it is Nicole! Yeh Nicole ;o)
Girls, please e-mail me your addresses ;o)
I have a question for you all, would you like me to get this book again, to offer it in another giveaway? Many of you put your names in for it. I don't mind. I would rather get something you would like to read. Let me know in your comments, please ;o)

Now, I would like to show you a sneak peak ;o) On my side bar, I have a link to Oma Linda's Celebrate Oz Altered Blog Party. I just finished my piece for the party! Here is a little look ;o)

Make sure you come back for the party, to see what the painting looks like and if you want to , join up for the fun ;o)

Now for some new art ;o)
Crow aceo called, "Spring" (Love his hair!)

Another crow aceo called, "The Love Dance".

A Baby crow aceo called, "My Strawberry".

An 8 x 8 painting called, "Mermaid Dreams". I have to get a better shot of this painting. I didn't think the lighting was bright enough. What do you think?

And, my last painting, is on a 6 x 8 canvas board. My sword girl has returned! This one is called, "The Strength is Within You"!

Big Hugs ;o)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone ;o) I hope you're all having a great day! Dance, love, and eat some chocolate ;o) I feel personally, we should do this all the time ;o) Make everyday, a day to celebrate love, friendship and family!  Big Hugs ;o) Enjoy ;o)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Beauty After The Storm





Rain on Wednesday???? I better go outside and play, while I have my snow ;o))
Big Hugs ;o)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter, Winner, Malware Warning, Another Surprise

Hi Everyone ;o) Well, we are in the middle of a winter wonderland ;o)
There is a road out there somewhere???
I know many of you think I am crazy, but I really love this weather! I love coming in from outside with rosie cheeks ;o)
I have already snow shoveled the driveway four times. I know, it doesn't look like it! I have to admit, the last time, my neighbor came over and helped me ;o)
If you are in the middle of this storm, please be safe and stay nice and warm. I know many of you don't like winter, but make the most of it ;o) Cuddle up and have some hot chocolate ;o) For me, green grass in February, just doesn't seem to be right!

Now, for the winner of the painting, that I did with Conny ;o) It is.........................---------------------------Jan ;o))) Yeh Jan ;o) Please confirm your address with me ;o)))

Now, have any of you been hit with the warning, Malware??? I have been trying to visit blogs, but yesterday was the worst. I couldn't even go through my new posts. Blogger kept coming up, "Malware Warning Ahead", do not go any further. So, I couldn't even visit. Then, I just decided to go through my list, one by one, which is working better. I wanted to let you all know this, if you were wondering why I haven't been around. I have been trying ;o)))

Ok, the last thing is the SURPRISE ;o))) I thought I would do one more giveaway ;o) Yepeee ;o))) So you know the rules, right? You tell me what you want and I enter your name ;o) There will be three things you can win and if you want them all, just say it ;o) The first two items is either a crow aceo called, "My Heart" or a baby crow aceo called, "A Magical Place".

The third item is a book. I know many of you are readers, so I thought I would throw a book into the mix, once and awhile ;o) This book is called, "Through The Faerie Glass". I first saw this book on Mina's blog and I thought it looked interesting. Here is a little writing from the inside ;o)

You'll begin the story, as these stories often begin, like this: "Once upon a time, in a beautiful land far far  away, there dwelt some lovely Fairies."
So you want to talk about Faeries? Cute, sweet, lovely Faerie creatures? Well, I hate to be the one to change your opinion, but Faeries are scary. Yes, that's what I said: Faeries are scary, awesome, frightful creatures.

I have to admit, I am going to be buying this book for myself!
So, let me know  my friends, what you would like to win ;o) The giveaway will end Thursday February 14th and I will announce the winners on Friday February 15th ;o) Good luck everyone ;o)

Big Hugs ;o)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Crow Art

Hi Everyone ;o) Hope you're all well ;o) We are expecting a big storm to hit Thursday afternoon, and to continue all day on Friday. I have been hearing from some of you, that you're going to get hit too! Please stay safe and warm ;o)
I like to share some new art with you ;o) The first one is an 8 x 8 canvas painting, called, "Listen" ;o) I wonder who that is talking to crow?

The next two paintings are aceo's ;o)
"Moon Dreams"

And, the last painting is called, "The Sword". Personally, this one is my favorite!! I might have to paint something like this again ;o)

Have a great one ;o) Big Hugs and take care ;o)

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Winner Is, New Crow And Baby Crow Art, A Gift from Conny and I ;o)

Hi Everyone ;o) Just to let you all know, this is going to be a long post. So, put your feet up and grab yourself a drink ;o)
First, I would like to announce the winner of my two aceo's and the spring ribbon. The winner is .......... MaddyRose ;o) Yeh MaddyRose ;o) Please e-mail me your address ;o) I will get your prize mailed out on monday ;o)
Now, I would like to share some new art with you ;o) Enjoy ;o) I love hearing what all of you see in my art!

"Lightning Storm"
"The Watcher"
"Do You Come Here Often?"
"The Date"
"Happy Dance"
"Hidden"
"Purple Rain"
"The Green Witch"

Are you still with me? ;o) Do you remember, Conny, sending me two backgrounds and a painting, to thank me for what she won, in one of my giveaways? If you don't, here is the link. For the pink background, I actually combined a piece of art that was given to me from Ann. I felt these two pieces were made for each other;o)
Here is a picture of both backgrounds on their own.
For the blue background, I asked Conny, if she didn't mind if I did a pay it forward. I felt very blessed with her giving me 3 gifts. And, she was happy with my decision. So, if you like the painting I did on the 4 x 6 blue background that Conny made, please tell me and you will have a chance to win it ;o) A little piece of Canada and Germany, for one lucky person ;o) The giveaway will end Thursday February 7th and I will announce the winner on Friday February 8th ;o) Here is what you can win ;o) Hope you like it. When I looked at the background, I saw a crow hanging out in an old fishing town, beside the ocean ;o)
Big Hugs everyone ;o) Sorry for the long post. Take Care ;o)