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Some new art

I was busy this past weekend making some canvases.  Now I haven’t edited them in photoshop or anything.  They are straight from my iphone, as that is what was handy to me at the time.

 

I used the Scarlet Lime August mixed media kit.  It was fun to play with.  I didn’t use all of what we got, but I still love the outcome.  I know I can make something else with the leftovers.

 

 

This is a 4×12 canvas.  I used some dictionary paper for the background (you can’t see that at all) and then just made circles with paint and used india ink for outlines.  Nothing special, but I had fun with the colors and just playing.  One good thing with this canvas, it can be turned multiple ways and still look good.

 

 

This is an 8×8 canvas that I had used gelatos on the background a while ago, but then didn’t know where to go with it.  It has sat on my table for over a month now and it just came to me to put a sailboat on it.  I tend to do more “girly” canvases and it’s always a challenge to come up with something for boys.  I had some real wood paper that I had gotten years ago and knew that I would use it some day. (I have hoarding tendencies with my stuff:) )  I thought it was perfect for the boat and used some scrap fabric for the sail.  I think it turned out great, if I do say so myself.

 

Enjoy!

What do you buy at Trader Joes?

Funny huh?  Since moving to California we have been more conscience of what we are putting in and on our bodies.  The town we lived in in North Carolina was a small military town that catered to young single marines (ie: strip clubs and Hooters) so we had the regular chain places to eat and shop.  Boring!  After being there for 4 years I was ready to leave.  Now I know that Trader Joes is a chain store, but you can find some really good and natural foods and products there.  We are loving that we have “choices” here and that Walmart is not our only place to shop (and I’m not that crazy about walmart either).

So usually on our list of things to get is cheese, nuts, fruits and veggies, the occasional beer when hubby is feeling for something different, breads, some meats (their turkey sausage is really yummy), chocolate ( I L-O-V-E the tahitian vanilla caramel) and now my all time (and hubby too) shaving cream.

It smells yummy, a little goes a long way, it makes your legs (and face) soft and so easy to shave with.  Hubby raves about this stuff and normally he is an Edge gel kinda guy.

So next time stop by and grab a tube, you won’t regret it:)

Enjoy!

A new canvas creation

This past weekend I had a little time to be creative.  I am trying to get a few more things done and ready for the next Art Walk and I had an idea of the colors but didn’t have a clue what I was going to do on it.  So as I was sitting there looking at the canvas and what was on my desk I thought cameras….but after cutting them out and putting them on I just didn’t like where it was going.  Then I got the idea of using my hot glue gun and some gold paint and voila…out came the birdcage…

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Now the hubby wanted to know where the bird was and my reply “Not all birdcages have birds”:):)

Enjoy!

What I’m Reading

New book this week:

 

Just picked it up today from the library after a 3 mo. wait for it. If you have read it let me know, I want to know your thoughts.

Enjoy!

MIA

Sorry I haven’t blogged, I just kinda put it behind me.  Tomorrow I will be back with a few posts.

 

Enjoy!

Going Green

Which by the way is my favorite color, but I’m sure you know that like a lot of people I am now one that is trying to go greener with our life.  I have started looking at our body products that we use on a daily basis and with some research and you tube videos there is a LOT of items that I use that contain parabens in them (and other ingredients that I will talk about later).  WOW!!  I was totally shocked.  So the first product I am going to boast about is Organix Argan Oil.

I used just a tiny drop this morning (now granted I have short hair, so if you have long hair you may need more) and ran it through my damp hair and I already noticed a difference in how my hair was acting. After blow drying it is soft, non-greasy, and shiny. I know I am going to be using it everyday as a daily staple.

As far as all the other products, well I am still getting my money out of those and once I run out I will be replacing it with something that is better for our skin. As much as I would love to throw it all out, that is just a lot of dollar bills that I will see in the trash and can’t bring myself to do it.

If you know of other great green products that I need to try, please leave them in the comments. I would love to hear what works great for you.

Enjoy!!!

What I’m Reading

A new book this week.  I am already about 9 chapters into it, but I am enjoying it so far.  A little hard to read in the aspect of what the character is going through, but still a good book.  Maybe you can add it to your reading list.

amazon source

Enjoy!

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