*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all healthy and doing amazing!

Just to let you know about the "wood boards". They came pre-gessoed. The surface was very smooth. After I finished the paintings, and didn't like them, I did try to gesso over top, but it became very lumpy. I guess the only other thing I could have done, was to buy a satin varnish, but I was finished with them, so, I did throw them out! I did try, but they didn't work for me. Thank you for all your suggestions!

We got our first snow fall a few days ago, but it is gone now. It warmed up a bit, but now, the Autumn coolness has settled in and the winds are blowing.

I did get some paintings finished!

"Fiore" (Flower in Italian) (5" x 5" canvas)

"Peace" (6" x 6" canvas)
I am working on "Love".  Here is a sneak peak of her.
I have sketched out in my mind, an idea for a larger painting and I can't wait to start it! I hope it turns out. It's calling to me!

I received a very cool book, from a giveaway I won.  It came all the way from Wales, from the lovely Yvonne at Melancholy and Menace.  I got some other extra treats, like a cute rubber bat!! Love him!
Love everything! Thanks Yvonne!
Tomorrow is Halloween! I will go to the cemetery and leave some apples at my Grand-pa's grave and visit. If the weather is nice, I will take some pictures. Have an amazing Halloween everyone!!!

Big Spooky Hugs!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing amazing!

For the past 2 weeks, I have been creating 2 10" x 16" paintings. I got these new wood boards, that are made really well. No warping! I have heard some of my artist friends use them, so I thought I would give them a try.

Well, I kept painting and painting. I used a lot of paint! Something was off to me, but I thought I would keep going. When I finally finished both paintings, I looked at them and thought yuck! They were flat to me. Very dull looking! When I looked at my paintings on canvas, they had such nice vibrancy and life to me. So, unfortunately,  I threw them out! They say for acrylic and oils, maybe they work better with oils?

Sorry, I have no new art to show you!

But, I do have some good news on my gym journey!!! 19 pounds gone! Woot, Woot! LOL!

I will leave you with a "crow funny".
Big Hugs

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"The Basket"

Hi everyone!
I hope you're well!
I'm participating in The Witches In Fiction blog party. This year, the wonderful Magaly picked the theme of "Healing our World", through art. As Magaly said, our world is very sick! Many terrific people have participated in this party.

I was going to paint an adult crow, but then I thought, how about painting "my mascot". I asked Magaly's opinion and she said yes!!!

My painting is called "Love".
Baby Crow is spreading love, everywhere he goes.

If you would like to win this painting, you have to go to Magaly's and make a comment. But, wait, before you go, the reason the title says, "The Basket", is because there is not just my painting included in this prize!
There is a a tarot reading and past life regression, by Touch Of The Goddess.
A Halloween Doll, sponsored by Olde Baggs'n Stuffed Shirts.
Books (Bailey's Story by W. Bruce Cameron, Iron Cast by Destiny Soria, All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John), a $31.07 gift certificate/card (Etsy or Amazon), a Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar children tote bag, and a framed blackout poem, sponsored all by Magaly.
Now, get your little butts over to Magaly's. LOL! Good luck everyone! Enjoy!

Big Hugs and keep spreading the love! We have the power to heal this world!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hi Everyone!
It has been a crazy busy week! And, I haven't been sleeping either. Wonder if it's because of the full moon upon us?

Had an excellent Thanksgiving! I did really well. Ate white meat, turnip, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, no gravy,  and a little piece of pie. (one plate) Instead of gaining 5 pounds, I lost 1!!

To date, I have lost 12 pounds, since I have started my gym journey, which is one month! Happy Dance!

I did finish one painting. My mascot has returned. He is skating!
"Say Cheese" 5" x 7" canvas

I will leave with something more Autumn. Gina sent me a beautiful handmade Halloween card! I love it Gina! Thank you!

Big Hugs!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving
We are having our turkey and pumpkin pie today. And, if you are wondering... I am not going to the gym today! LOL!

I have to be good! No gravy and a tiny piece of pie! Wish me luck!

If you are celebrating, have fun with your family and friends!
Happy Thanksgiving!
                                                           Big Hugs!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
In-between doing fall clean up in the yard, and going to the gym, I have done some painting!

These are all aceo's, 2.5" x 3.5"
First my adult crows.

"Enlightened One"
I've been playing with my baby crows and having a lot of fun!
"Spread Love"
"Happy Dance"
If any of you have received something from me, you will know, I always write in my cards, "Keep On Smiling"! Well, I finally made a painting called that! This little one is going to be my mascot!
"Keep On Smiling"
One more special thing, I was involved in a secret Halloween/Autumn gift giving group. Like a secret Santa, but for Halloween! LOL! I want to thank Holly for my beautiful gifts! She did the cross stitching and the crow sachet has lavender in it.
She also sent me this beautiful image she created. It is of her roses, the full moon, and the crow that comes to visit her.
Big Hugs!