Sunday, May 31, 2009

Roses in Bloom

My neighbor gave me this rose bush some years ago. It has lived in my backyard and survived my less than perfect care. This year I actually remembered to water it and here are the three stages of this most healthy plant...





Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Little Yellow House On the Hill

Views of mi casa to share...Have a good weekend wherever you are!







Sunday, May 24, 2009

It Must Be a Holiday Weekend...

...or Lady Lemonade would not be running around taking pictures of herself in mirrors.

This is what people do who DO NOT have to remind little people that we are not outside at this moment and whisper voices are much better than screaming.

Those who do not comply with this gentle reminder then spend their precious recess time writing "I will use my whisper voice." over and over.

Really. But that's the day job and this is the weekend...therefore, indulgent self-photos.





Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Three whole days off in a row...getting in practice for summer when I will have 7 weeks off (the "3 months off in the summer" is a myth long gone)...it's sunny and quiet and wonderful...time to enjoy these garden roses in the front yard.



Sunday, May 17, 2009

ATCs

Made some ATCs (Artistic Trading Cards, 2.5" X 3.5") to exchange with another student from the stencilry class. Here they are! Want to trade something? Let me know...





Saturday, May 16, 2009

Graffiti Art...and Mixed Feelings

Found this on the way home at the edge of a strawberry field. It appealed to me. The "other stuff" (gang initials and numbers, often X'd out with others scrawled instead) bothers me greatly...it's what gets people killed in my area. But the artist, colorful, fun ones do catch my eye...



Monday, May 11, 2009

My Very Own Mother's Day

He made me a mom 28 1/2 years ago...



The "kids"...



My own sweet mum-in-law...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

What better way to celebrate than to be able to stencil? Here are some of my efforts...





Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flowers on Saturday Morning

It's Saturday morning and I'm at the plant store. Life's good!





Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rays of Sun Stencil

Must have summer on my mind...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Colorful Cauliflower

Couldn't resist this shot while at Farmer's Market!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

More Hand Cut Stencils

Found this pattern in a way old pattern book...cut it myself and tried it a few times.