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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 213: Green

Last day of July and I'm enjoying it!
Pen and ink today!
Peace and fabulousness

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 212: Green

Day of the gym and reading books. Did a simple pen and ink floral piece. Peace and fabulousness!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 211: Green

Sleeping in after a late night house warming party and the rest of the day /evening with family, kept today's piece short and sweet. I leaf/flower like piece out of paper. A special shout out to all those who follow my blog who were at last night's party! Hugs! Peace and fabulousness!

Day 210: Green

It was the first day in a long time that it wasn't so hot hot out, so I spent most of it getting my gardens back in order. Uncovered plants that had been overtaken by others. Put a stop to the morning glory plan to takeover. Kept the piece simple because I also had the CSArt distribution and Allan/Mike's House warming party.It was a piece where i just started it with no clear direction and poof! There it is! Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 209: Green

Today's piece is in honor of the opening Olympic ceremonies. I am a bit of a geek that way. I love the scope, pageantry, scale, the creative way a country expresses who they are. Plus it's in London this year! Peace and fabulousness!

Day 208 : Green

Had a great day in the town of New Ulm catching up with my friend Gayle. Before I hung out with her had breakfast at a tiny diner listening to rural life convos and window shopped small bookstores and shops. Did a simple pen and ink sunset in green. Peace and fabulousness!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 207: Green

Today's piece came from an annoying nights sleep. Over and over and over .....I dreamt about ..ready? A math problem! Math! !! Even when I tried to redirect the dream to a project idea, the math dream would over take it. So the piece shows the beginning of the project in my dream that was overtaken by a math equation that included the number 429. Peace and fabulousness!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 206: Green

Full of day haircuts, housecleaning,the gym and watching Chef Marcus cook. My piece is on odd paper piece almost peacock like. Not sure where the idea came from, just sort of appeared! :) Peace and fabulousness!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 205 :Green

A day of reclaiming balance,playing domestic catch-up, etc I RARELY take naps, but while taking one of two 5 minute naps, I heard the new Kelly Clarkson song and the pen and ink is what came to mind. Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 204: Green

As I start my first week of break, I am still in go, go, go mode thus waking up at 6:30 this morning. I also dreamt about my students all night! I'll be catching up on house and yard projects, starting some new art pieces, organizing work spaces, cleaning the garage,errands,getting a physical, car recall stuff,blah blah blah! Hoping a week of this will bring me down to the point where relaxation can kick in. I did watch "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" last night instead of mowing! Scandalous!! Today's pen and ink I did while listening to guest Pastor Nate (whom had me feeling skeptical at first thus the reason I started drawing, but in the end a valuable life point was made). A very simple piece again today. Still can't figure out how to take pictures of pen and inks up close so that every pen line isn't showing. It looks so washed out and faded compared to the original that has dark and vibrant colors. Peace and Fabulousness! Oh threw in a bonus sunflower picture!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 203: Green

While getting some much needed weeding done, I noticed some of my flowers changing in an interestingly green way. So today I did some photography before heading out to a birthday party. Happy 80th birthday Patty!!! Peace and fabulousness!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 202: Green

We did it! 6 weeks of learning and fun complete! Spent half the day in a tired fog. For a bit I thought I had taken my sleep meds by accident. Tonight I'm taking it easy and doing a simple really simple pen and ink so I don't fall asleep and lose an eye.LOL Peace and fabulousness.
Some of these smaller pen and inks look much better in person. Not sure how to take a picture of them so they look like they doin "fer reals".

Day 201: Green

Crazy day and evening! nothing went as planned so spent most of the night working on work work. So did a quick pen and ink! Peace and fabulousness!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 200: Green

Wow day 200!!!! What a day!! Power outage at work, everyone and their mother in the building, at least 3 hours spent registering student art pieces into the state fair, tabulating student final score increases and ...mind went blank. :) Did a pen and ink creature. 2 days till break ..... Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 199: Green

I got to work a bit earlier this morning and worked on my green project, so I wouldn't forget. I did a pen and ink pickle. Why a pickle you ask? No clue. Why not a pickle! :) This final week of Summer S.L.A.M. is like running the last .2 mile of a marathon. You know the end is near, but you have to push through to get there. So many loose ends to tie up and the normal everyday things, plus "THE REPORT". It'll all get done, it always does. :) Peace and fabulousness!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 198: Green

Almost forgot again!!!! Don't know what the deal is. I think I just need a break. Did a paper piece with a pen and ink background. Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 197: Green

I actually slept in longer than normal and took a nap! Can't believe only one week of Summer S.L.A.M. left. Sweet! So looking forward to some down time and time to do some art. Did a paper turtle for my friend Gayle in Nevada. Peace and fabulousness!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 196:Green

Last day of housesitting/catsitting. Also the wedding of Stephanie and Glen. A fun evening with the friends. Since it's late I did a simple pen and ink of flowers representing the mini bouquet I caught. Does that mean a small wedding or a small person? :) Congrats you 2! I hope all the best for you! Peace and fabulousness!

Day 195: Green

Wiped out! Happy Friday.
A simple pen and ink of peas and carrots! Peace and fabulousness!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 194: Green

In a moment of panic, I realized as I was getting ready for bed, I hadn't done anything green for the day. The day just got away form me. So forgetting what I did for day 193, I did another green tree with pen and ink. Tomorrow is Friday, sweet Friday. Peace and Fabulousness!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 193: Green

Feel like I spent 2nd half of the day watering. I ran home & watered my flower beds with a hose that is falling apart (not including the nozzle 3 additional holes and 1 in the sprayer attatchment) Then back to St. paul to water my friend's gardens and planters. People think I have a lot of flower beds! They have such beautiful landscaping and 19 planters (found one I had been missing oopS) Realizing just how much I need my break that's coming up. Between slight headaches and not feeling at 100% and being tired a lot, time to just decompress. But not yet, still have next weeks Summer S.L.A.M. to finish out. Today's piece a pen and ink tree! Peace and fabulousness!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 192: Green!

What a weird day! Didn't anything I needed to get done until almost noon! And it went on from there! All I have to say is world! Get some sleep tonight! My pen and ink reflect that. Peace and fabulousness!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 191: Green

Mondays....quite tired. But it's a gorgeous summer day out and I'm alive. Wasn't sure what to for the piece of the day. So I grabbed my scissors, paper and glue when I swung by my house. I usually don't want to do my art while house sitting but did a paper piece VERY carefully. Looking forward to and hoping for a great night sleep. peace and fabulousness!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day !90: Green

OMG I'm tired today! Actually took a half hour nap! Unheard of! By the time I got to my friend's house after I left the bachelorette party, fed the cat, cooled down the bedroom and got situated it was late. The birds woke me up at 5:30am which was fine since I had to get stuff done inorder to get to Fridley by 7:30am. After volunteering at church (both services) for 4 1/2 hours and doing some gardening at my place, I am tired and still don't feel the best from the heat. Best part is not being hungry, maybe I'll finally lose those last 10 pounds! I'm going to do a pen and ink today, a type of zentangle. That's the goal anyway. Peace and fabulousness!

Day !89: Green

Forgot to type in this entry yesterday due to it actually being cool enought to mow and weed, plus go to a bachelorette party for Ms Stephanie! I did a paper piece of a sad spotted worm on a branch. I had another idea for the worm that was a little too twisted funny, so I'm saving it for another day! Peace and fabulousness!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Day !88: Green

Today is suppose to be the last day of this heat wave! Whew! I hope so...It's amazing how much energy it can sap from you compared to a warm sunny day in the winter which will energize you to no end. I am grateful for the A/C in my house, though trying to use it sparingly, especially after seeing my last water bill. Can't imagine what the electic bill will be. Doh! Actually had a little extra time this morning to work on a pen and ink. Don't know what it means or where the idea "bubbled" up from, but here it is. Just sort of "popped" into my mind. (I need sleep or caffeine!) Did think of a twist to it but it was too late to go there. Oh well next time.
Happy Friday!! Peace and fabulousness!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 187: Green

I swear this heat is melting my brain. My creative juices and skills are a little off kilter. But push on, carry on. I have to remember that I'm just doing something creative everyday for a year and that it doesn't have to be great or perfect, just creative. I don't know if it's the humidity and high dew points, but it just seems like my pen and inks are not working well on this paper. It's my favorite for pens, but it doesn't seem to be holding the ink well. oh well. So I had a little time after work before I could run some errands in my car which from here on out will be know as the mini bake oven. SO I did a pen and ink. Looks blotchy in the photo but better in reality, I think. Need to go to eat lunch! Peace and fabulousness!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day186: Green

Happy 4th of July! Today it was hot again. 101 and high dew points. When it gets this hot I just don't feel well. Today in honor of Independence Day, a pen and ink piece. Peace and fabulousness!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 185: green

Crazy day of massive heat, a flat tire, waiting an hour for a shuttle and finishing errands in my oven of a car ....not feeling that great. While in the car dealership I did a simple pen and ink butterfly. Peace and fabulousness!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 184: Green

Forgot my camera at home so I still haven't posted the pictures from this weekend. So I'll work on it tomorrow. It was so hot today is that when I pick the raspberries they tasted hot. My inner 5 year old finds the worms on my raspberry bushes fascinating. I think they're called inch worms. They almost seems animated.So I did a pen and ink of one. Peace and fabulousness This on is kind of small so it didn't photograph well. :(

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 183!!!!!:GREEN

Midway today! Unreal! !! So I did a transitional piece from yellow to green. A paper piece showing green coming forth from a seed of yellow. Peace and fabulousness!