Friday, October 21, 2016

CINDERELLA WORE PRADA



Many years ago during a  creative block
 I started  some off the wall fun mixed media projects. For my Cinderella slipper I took a Royal Crown cloth bag to create the stool.  The deep purple color with the gold trim was elegant enough for any princess.  I embellished  the stool with large wooden beads and a necklace of yellow beads for the trim. The shoe was made from Viva towels that I had painted with watercolors. Then the ribbon and buttons were added to give  you  a 
version of Cinderella's slipper. 

She wore a little strappy number.


Bee #1
Here is a bug of intense character. 


What do you create when you let your creative  hair down?


Bee #2

Friday, October 14, 2016

TO MY # ONE FOLLOWER

   

Helen Eaton 




OK, you are my only follower.
First of all thanks for reading my disjointed ramblings which are cathartic for me to share. I write as if no one is reading so I feel free to get as silly as I want.




It seems we should get acquainted so I went on line to see and enjoy your art work. Just for fun I compared our strawberries and you won.  The above photo is a little fuzzy, your strawberry looks much better on your web site.    

Guess I need to work on my fruit.
Happy Painting.

     
Mary Ellen Koser

Saturday, October 8, 2016

PAINTING IN THE DARK

Generator
HURRICANE MATTHEW  October 6, 2016

     I have never experienced a hurricane, bad storms yes but not a Cat 4 with 120 miles an hour winds.Taking all the information we could garner we decided to stay and ride out the storm.

Evacuation supplies-check
Food supplies-check
Plenty of water-check
Batteries and lights-check
Dog food-check
Shutters up on all windows and doors-check
Generator-check but we had never actually hook the thing up to run it for the house! 
It was a tense hour or two trying to read the instruction book and get all the settings correct;
     ended up calling our handy man the next day to help us figure it out.

 I was anxious but not frightened. It did cross my mind that this may be the last day I live but I've had a good go at life so I was at peace. Once the decision was made to stay you have to take whatever comes your way.

Solution: take two sleeping pills and sleep through the whole thing! It worked for me. My kids and brother thought I was crazy.

     As it turned out we did just fine. I do realize that it was luck that spared Vero Beach from a really bad out come and I am thankful. Still no electricity but I think we will venture out for a ride to see how others faired and to see if Publix is open.

This time the force was with me and I live to paint another day.
I took pictures of the proper setting so we won't forget the lessons learned. Wisdom comes with age.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

MY PAINTING IN THE VERO BEACH MAGAZINE!I

I'M TICKLED PINK ABOUT THIS. :)