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Dedicated to my Husband ,Marvin, who lost his battle to Mesothelioma July 14th,2010.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Something to crow about

Hello world !! I just had to pop in and crow a bit ! As I think I already blogged, I am on a journey of learning and discovery. Following a life long Dream to boot. I ,at 53 am taking online art classes !!! Yes... I am and I am LOVING IT !!! I am finding peace and joy. I am so blessed to be able to do this at this time in my life. God had a plan... I just had to open my eyes, crawl out of my grief and spread my wings and FLY !! I completed my first assignment for week one today and had to post a picture of the first face I have ever ,EVER,drawn. So.. here she is...
Now to just take good pictures !! LOL !! Or do them a size I can scan well ! LOL !I am learning !! Anyway, I'm kinda proud of how she turned out. She does not look like my instructors as we were told to make them ours ! LOL !! So I did. I gave her my haircut and a really LONG neck ! LOL !! The part I think I am proudest of are her eyes... here's a closer look...
I am excited to work on more faces tomorrow. So.. keep watching! Leave a comment if you have feedback about my faces.. please ! I am learning. I am in 2 online classrooms at the moment and have to post my homework. They give feed back that is very helpful. You can too...PLEASE ! Good or bad.. I can handle it all !! LOL !!
Ok.. my bones are tired.. off to bed...
Hugs and blessings...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb, Sketchbook Challenge Entry

I finally finished my entry for the Feb. Sketchbook Challenge ! This one took me a while as I had so many things that could fit "Opposites". But I ended up working more on my sketching and using watercolor as my main media used. My firt reaction when I saw what the challenge was on Feb.1st was... oh I know what I will do... Opposites... my BFF and I ! I'm not sure if you can read the writing in this scan, but basicaly it says, Oppsites...describes my BFF and I. I am tall...she is short. I love color...she's a basic place and white girl. I love to create..she loves to read...So here is my entry. I do believe this will forever remain faceless though ! I'm working on faces and it is a challenge for me. So for now, we look like the Willow Statues I love so much !! lol !!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day Sweet friends !!

Just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day to all my sweet friends out there in blogland. I pray your day has been blessed and tonight you will be sharing a wonderful night with the one you love...or like ! lol !! Not too much else to share at the moment so.. here's a little valentine for you ...

This is a picture of my little Christmas tree turned Valentines tree! lol !! I have a heart on it for each member of my family and some adorable little metal hearts I found. And of course.. it's PINK... Pink.. Did I tell you I love PINK? Lol ! Well now you know !!! Hugs and blessings.. Kristy

P.S. Wasn't going to say it.. But Today is 7 months since Marvin passed away ! I miss him so very much. Spent the day working in my art journal. So very healing !! I miss you and I love you honey !! Always your loving wife ...Kris

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jumping with Joy ... my winnings came today !

I am jumping with joy today ! I have had an amazing day today. First the FedEx guy came with supplies for my upcoming art class! Yay ! Then the mailman came knocking at the door with another box and more Beautiful Valentines from my Farmgirl Swap. When I saw the box was from Juliana at 17 Turtles I couldn't wait to see what I had won. I just was shocked at what kept coming out of this box. It just kept coming out and coming out. I lost count at 200 items ! Can you beleive it ? All beautiful Bo Bunny products,which I love! I also found hidden about halfway down a handmade card from Juliana. So sweet ! Anyway I tried to spread it all out on my table and ran out of room. Soooo... here are a few pictures to give you an idea.

Now I have to get my kids rounded up so I can get my studio set up ! I'm in my temporary spot and I am rapidly out growing it ! lol ! That is one of my goals for 2011. To have a studio that I can spread things out and work on them without having to put things away if I don't wanna !

Also pop over to my little studio blog...http://lostcreekstudioofkansas.blogspot.com and check out what I have been up to. I am having too much fun !! lol !!

Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Having so much fun !!

I am having so much fun. I am on a new journey as you know. I am enrolled in online classes and am participating in couple of challenges. {See buttons on shide bar.) I am persuing what I love...art,creating and learning new mediums,styles and techniques. I am having a blast !! I have a bew addiction that also fulfills another addiction...What you are saying ? LOL !! Well I have been making hand bound art jourrnals. Yep, cutting the papers,creating the covers and hand binding it. I'm addicted to this process . The addiction it fulfills is my love of journals. Visual Journals, writing Journals,Doodle and Tangle Journals,idea Journals...you gettthe idea !! Lol !! My son is gonna hate me when I am gone !! "What the heck do I do with all of these now ?" I can hear him saying ! Nothing else son...they would make great campfire starters ! Lol !

So over on my Studio blog...
you will find post and pictures of part of what I'm doing.

Here is pic or two of another project I did. I created 35 hand drawn Valentines for my MJF (See Button for MaryJanes Farm on right) Valentine swap. So much fun. Now I need to get a pic of the ones I have been getting !!

Thanks for stopping by ! Please leave a comment when you stop by...good or bad !! Lol !!

Blessings and farmgirl hugs,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I WON !!! I WON !!

I won...I won !! I went on my first blog hop for Bo Bunny. I love their scrapbooking / journaling products. To have a chance to win you had to leave a comment at each blog your hopped to. At Julianas blog..http://www.17turtles.blogspot.com/ she was also having a giveaway  and I won !!! Yeah me !! I am 53 and have never won anything in my life! This is so cool !! Here is a peek at just some of the goodies I have won!!
Isn't that awesome ? I am doing the happy dance..well sort of , my back and neck are killing me !! Will let my grand daughter do that for me. I will just keep smiling and saying.. I won.. I won !!

                                                     Thank you so much Juliana !!!

We were really hit hard by snow here. I am still at daughter and SIL's home. I will be heading home tomorrow if weather permits. They say we are going to have another round of snow coming our way. Ugggg !! Hope my friends in blog land are all safe and staying dry and warm.
                                                     Hugs..... Kristy