My plants are starting to come up!
Chives, flowers, ornamental grass….
How many more days til spring????
The two youngest grandkids have had a runabout with one of the strains of Influenza A (there are a bazillion different strains). One is fully recovered, the other battling an ear infection. Poor things. Me….I’m just battling a cold but I think I’m on the upslide now as I feel better today than yesterday!
Saturday I went to my main man (Keith Bailey) at Anvil Tattoo to have him fix my hands. Several years ago I went to another shop and had my hands done. Long story short – The flowers got infected starting in the middle. I assume I either had a reaction to the yellow ink or perhaps something was amiss with that particular ink. I ended up losing most of the coloring in the leaves and flowers. Keith not only redid the flowers he also ‘watercolored’ them so they go better with my guitar and giraffe watercolor tattoos!!! I only did one hand and will get the other done in a few weeks.
I also worked on more card front images.
These were done with colored pencils.
I have some dies on order and once they get here I will put the cards together.
There are few things more personal than giving someone a handmade card with a personal note inside. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, sympathy or just a hi-how-ya-doing card….it shows the giver truly values you and took the time to find the perfect card.
I have always wanted to make cards and over the last couple of years I have collected items to make said cards. I have a Cricut, two embossers (one manual, one electric), various stamps, dies and cardstock.
I have regular colored pencils, the entire set (and I’m talking entire!) of Chameleon pens and watercolor pencils which are so far my very favorite to work with!!!
I am in the process of coloring (with the watercolor pencils) many images then I will go through all of my cardstock, embossing folders and stamps to see what kind of cards I can put together. I hope to eventually have enough different cards both in sets and and in singles to start putting them on my etsy site.
Here is a photo of the watercolor images I have done so far.
Heading on into the middle of January already….
Please, PLEASE tell me we are gaining more daylight every day!
This winter has been rougher for me than usual…I am so ready for spring….
I know…I have a while!
Still playing guitar and taking lessons.
A few months ago I purchased a 1937 National Resonator and love it!!!
So different learning to use a slide.
As any guitar player knows….
You can never have too many.
They each have their own sound whether electric or acoustic.
I have had a Hagstrom Retroscape HIII (in aged sky blue even!) on my mind and with 15% off I just might hit the ‘buy’ button today. It’s not available until March 21st which is a good thing as I will have the Les Paul paid for!
Am I glad last week is over.
Most of the household had colds and two of them are still recovering.
Lucky me didn’t get it that bad…..this time.
I am however trying to pull myself out of a funk of sorts.
I have been taking guitar lessons for well over two years now.
I have a fabulous teacher/mentor/friend that is overflowing with knowledge and is more than willing to share that knowledge and experience with his students.
But every once in a while I think….
What The Heck Am I Doing?
Am I just fooling myself into thinking, wishing, HOPING that SOMEDAY I will be good enough to play with others and god forbid be in a band even????
So this last week I really didn’t play much.
Just didn’t have it in me (and yes I was exhausted from fighting off a cold).
I went to my lesson this week and talked to David about my funk.
And I feel way better now.
My funk is gone.
It is so gone that I am actually looking at new/used guitars and no you can never have too many!!! (heh heh)
(my current inventory is 4)