Sunday, July 28, 2013

My best friend and husband is a metal machinist, and the most talented guy I know. He is now retired and loves to make things for our yard. Here are a few things he has made, totally from scratch, noting you see was bought , except the raw metal.

and NO he does not sell anything....i have

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My back Yard #1

I believe everyone should do something to calm nerves. I have been doing hobbies for years, it helps me feel complete. I love my Yard, making it inviting for the squirrels, birds, butterflies & other insects. Growing plants, watching them get bigger , the mixture of greens, whites & yellow. My favorite plant is anything that is variegated, which means a combination of green & white or yellow.  I have a Boston Fern that is so cool, its long stems with finger like ends, looks lush and frilly. A hardy flowing plant , Vinca or sometimes called Periwinkle,  Grows up strong and flowers almost all year. It just can't make it in the Cold.  But if left alone the Vinca will grow back in the Spring Even more Lush & Colorful.

Texas State Bird
These birds are fun to watch. They fly in swooping motions, and don't get to close to their nest, this bird will swoop down to your head, to scare you away.  If a cat comes by, its so fun to watch them. The Mockingbird will aggravate that cat until it runs away.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Acrylic Art

Painting is very relaxing, the Colors Mixing, the designs you create. Abstract painting lets you be yourself in the designing of a painting. I love the matching of colors, I read that each artist should have a certain technique that is their own. Mine is called Flowing Colors. Its consists of uneven stripes of different colors, dripping and scribbling. I have done 2 so far. I have also tried painting flowers in abstract, a tree and a Mix Media piece.  Those were not as enjoyable as the Flowing Colors.  I am working on a bigger piece, 24" x 30.  Its going to be called " I feel Blue", lots of shades of blue & white with twists and turns.
If you want to relieve Stress in your everyday routine, pick up a brush and start painting.


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