Last Weekend

Rain Rain Rain and still more Rain….

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.

Giraffe Card Front Image

Friends Card Front Image

Celebrate Card Front Image


Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!!!

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!



Let’s see if I remember how to do this…..

Happy New Year!!!

I pretty much took 2017 off from this blog. Just too much going on and I needed a break of sorts.

I’m back now feeling pretty good so let’s see if I can keep this thing going!


On A Blog Hiatus

As you can see I have not posted here in a very long time.

I have been extremely busy with life and simply have not had the urge/desire/time to post.

I have decided to keep the blog but I’m not going to post for the rest of this year.

I hope to return in full force come 2018!

May the rest of the year be kind to you.


A Beautiful Day

I am always impatient for spring
January is all fine and dandy as typically you are recovering from the often times very busy holidays

Then comes February.
This is when I get impatient
Flower bulbs are already coming up
We have more sunshine (vs gray skies)
And longer daylight hours (yea!!!)

I am ready to get out in the yard and make it look nice again

Yesterday was a Beautiful Day!
No Rain
Total Sunshine
Relatively Warm (not quite 60 degrees but warm enough!)

I had the front door open to get some fresh air in
The grandkids were outside playing
And the boys (of the four-legged kind) were outside all day soaking up the sun

It was a good day for all.

A New Week


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)

This week is Johnny B Good rhythm
Next week is Johnny B Good lead

And I have the opportunity to play with others and be in a band so I’m going to give it a try.

And YES I can be THAT good!

Holiday Wishes

So I’m here again (better late than never) for just a moment.

A lot has changed over the last few months and I tell you about it soon.

Until then know that all is good and I look forward to what 2017 has in store.

I have a feeling it will be a busy one!

See you in January!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!