Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Animal Wednesday - Boo

I did this sketch from a photo that a blogger friend had on her blog. I know this cat. His name is Boo. I thought he looked sweet peeking out from under the vegetation. HAW to all.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cactus Monday - Howling Good Time

I hope you are all having a Howling good time this Cactus Monday. This ATC could use a home. Happy Cactus Monday to all. For more Cactus Monday art go to Teri's Painted Daisies.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Owl ATCs

Here are a couple of ATC owls for trade. If Soul wants one she has first choice. The first one is called Moonlight Sentinel. (this first one is Soul's). This on is called "Looking for dinner".
I hope no one had melted this weekend. It is so hot here. UGH...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Driving along the interstate you occasionally come upon a sky that makes you take a second look. This time of year you don't get too much color in the sunsets especially with all the rain that keeps the dust particles out of the air.
We dodged this shower yet we could see it not too far away.
I hope you all have a good weekend. To view other skies from all over the world go here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cactus Monday - Picnic

The ants are surrounding Sam and Pam as they try to have a nice summer picnic. I hope the ants aren't bothering any of you this summer. Happy Cactus Monday.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

ATCs for Trade

I haven't been totally neglecting my art this past week. I have sort of neglected posting due to my schedule. I have here some atcs that I managed to make. I would love to trade if anyone sees something they would like.

Here is a Gerber Daisy. (this one is traded to Lynn) This Monkey on a Porch has a story. Some retired fellows I know sit on a porch and watch the world go by. They have a points system that they give for waves, nods, honks etc. They are retired. One of them refers to themselves as Monkeys on the porch.
This little owl reminds me of my Aunt that just passed. She collected many small figurines. Owls being one of her collections. (This one is traded to Marianne)
Then watching some of the US Open this week I was inspried by all the colorful umbrellas that the spectators had to use to try to stay dry during play. (Teri gets this one)
I hope you all are dry and happy this weekend.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cactus Monday and Blooming Tuesday

I saw a prickly pear cactus all abloom this weekend when we drove through a small town not far from here. It was quite the site to see. I wish I had taken a photo of it. You have to just put your imagination to work here. Happy Cactus Monday...and Happy Blooming Tuesday.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blogging Blessings

Today is Sunday. This is the day of the week that I try to take time and rest. This Sunday is especially appreciated because I have had a l-o-n-g week. Far too much going on. So I am trying my best to get caught up. Which brings me to my knees in thanks for all of the wonderful ATCs I have accumulated over the past week or so.

Imagine my surprise when I started going through my work table, cleaning it off. Looking through evelopes and finding Sjimmie loafing at the bottom of the envelop. Lying there quietly just waiting for me to find him. I am so sorry Marianne that I didn't find him when I originally opened the envelope from you. Thank you so much for the sweet bookmark. You know I collect bookmarks and nothing makes me happier than getting one specially made from you. Amongst my other envelops I found Teri's "D" ATC. It was in a card with her mosaic cactus on the front and a Birdie card (I forget what they are called) in with it.Not only that but a big MEOW Thank You for this trade ATC.
While I am feeling all Queenly as this sweet "B" Bird ATC is from Linda.
Linda's generous heart and attention to detail is expressed here with all the Birdie items that came along with the "B" ATC. So many thanks here.
Laure's "A" arrived this week. No need to apologize for the delay in sending this beauty Laure, it was worth waiting for.
All the way from Gina in Ireland a most wonderful "C" ATC of a Cat that has been framed most beautifully.
This Cat arrived in a hand made card and there were sparkles in the envelope that made all seem so much more special. Is that possible?? Just wonderful Gina.
I just can't thank you all enough for making my l-o-n-g week seem less stressed. I can look upon these mini works of art and all the special touches that came along with them and not dread this following week that begins with us going out of town for a funeral. They make me realize I have so many blessings. Thank you again and again.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cactus Monday - Full Moon

In honor of
the full moon
He won't leave
until noon.
Then we wait
another cycle
To enjoy his
brilliant spectacle.Happy Cactus Monday.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday

My dear friend Soulbrush sent me these ATCs as an exchange. Not only did she send me regular atcs she sent some of the inchies she is making. They are darling little things. I hope you are feeling better now Soul. Take care. ((Hugs))

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blooming Tuesday - Cactus

These sweet little blooms are on my new cactus which is Mammillaria matudae "Thumb Cactus". You will probably be seeing more of it too. Happy Blooming Tuesday to all.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cactus Monday - Blooms

Hello Cacuteers, I want to wish everyone a Happy Cactus Monday. I have just returned from the Spring Fling in Chicago. On the way home I bought this beautiful pot and some cactus and succulents to go in it. I just couldn't wait to share them with you.