October 24, 2010

Such a cutie pie


Just thought you’d like to see an updated photo of my grandson, Gregory. Here he is inspecting the art on the playmat in his room at Grandma’s.  Yes, he has his own room at our house too. 

He’s almost 4 months now and we have been having a grand time getting to know each other all over again.  Although it’s easy to get a big smile from him these days, he’s still a very serious little boy. He seems to study everything intently. He is especially fond of ceiling fans and his friend Scout.  LOL!

October 23, 2010

Cool Photographs


I took these photos during a walk in Old Sacramento sometime last year.  Don’t know why I hadn’t posted them before but I love them, especially the first one. So why am I posting them now? Feeling sentimental? Perhaps.  Bored?  Yeah That too. But mostly I just wanted to share something cool.

On the Boardwalk

This next one reminds me of an abstract painting. 

Patterns in everyday life

I purposely took this picture upside down so the words wouldn’t be the focus and you’d see just the wonderful pattern. (very Zentangle like). However,  I find myself looking at the words because they are upside down. Sheesh!

Cool patterns

I think I’ll take my camera out tomorrow.

October 18, 2010

My Walking Stick


The best, the most exquisite automobile is a walking stick; and one of the finest things in life is going on a journey with it” ~~~ by Robert Coates Holliday


I post or so ago, (it been so long I’ve forgotten), and before I left California, I wrote that I was working on a walking stick.  This stick was one I cut off of the big butterfly bush that was growing in the back yard of my house in Woodland. Every year I had to trim this huge bush because if I didn’t it would grow to be well over 9-10 ft tall. And when in bloom, it would also be full of big, fat, round, scary, black bees.  What I didn’t realize when I cut this stick was that it would become a beautiful walking stick (Well I think it is anyway.)  It was so sturdy and firm and miraculously shaped just right for my height and hands. 

When realized what I had, I decided to leave it be for a while and let it dry, then paint it. I didn’t know how long it would take to dry out so i left it for a year… more than enough time. Then I took my Dremmel and cut off and sanded the nubs.  Then painted it with gesso and acrylic paint. Then added some doodles and finished it off with several coats of outdoor Polyurethane.  This is the finished product:

WalkingStick 1


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Walking Stick 2

I’ve taken it out for a spin, very nice. :)


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