Thursday, July 28, 2011


This is my granddog, Reese, done in an app called Psykopaint! My son took a pic of his dog, I uploaded it into Psykopaint....picked the Monet setting and "Reese in Monet". Psykopaint is so much fun. He's not as "Monet" as I wish he was but still it was fun playing. I could even print this out and frame it...all for free! My son also hooked me up with Google Chrome....I'm the Google Queen so this was a real treat for me. So many free apps with the same great search engine Google is known for. So if you want to have some fun playing and drawing on the computer, along with some awesome free game apps, just search for Google Chrome and start downloading. (weatherbug app is the best by the way!!)
Okay....another "even" day post under my belt...till next time, yinz crazy Psykos!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My journal...

Even day #2....this time I'm going to post some journal pages I've been doing. Oh, first off, for those who asked (Meari)...Moleskine is really just a very nice journal. Sorta like buying expensive yarn to knit with or a nice linen fabric to stitch on with really beautiful overdyed threads. There's a nice website where you can learn more about them....just google "moleskine". Stupid me thought the cover was made out of moles in which case it would have taken quite a few to make one journal...duh!
Anyway, here are some of the pages I've been working on. This first one was a co-effort from hubby as that was what he called the lesion that was in my nose. Notice the patriotic flag flown from the nostril... (click on any pic for a larger view)

This is just a nice background I did with watercolors, collage and gesso stenciled butterflies. Haven't added any writing yet.

Did this while at Sandcastle, our Pittsburgh waterpark. The park is on the borders of the river and it just looked so pretty that day....all done in watercolors.

I just like watermelon...and the colors of it. Not much writing on this one yet.

And I love Sunflowers but I noticed I didn't add enough petals....but who's my journal!

So, that's it! I've been reading alot about art journaling and such and the one thing everyone says is to practice, practice, that is what I'm trying to do. Draw everything! This is so difficult for me to do as I'm such a planner as you know. To just sit down and draw or paint without any ideas and let things flow is one of the hardest things for me to do in art. But I'm trying....and I'm liking it! Even if it's not always to my liking.....I've got to keep pluggin' away.

So, hope you enjoyed a few pages from my moleskine...till next time, yinz crazy Moles!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I think I'm going to challenge my self to blog on EVEN number days...(I know I could never do every least not yet)......let's see if I can do it!

So on this EVEN number day, let me give you a little update on what I've been doing. I have been cross-stitching of course and trying to do the Prairie Schooler American Strawberries.

Haven't put one together yet, but as soon as I get the second one stitched, I will.

Secondly, been journaling....mixed media art journaling. This is really hard for me as I'm so used to following patterns and such. This really makes me try to let go and let flow.

Got a few journals going but my fav or course if the Moleskine journal. Plan on taking that one on vacation.

Thirdly, doing some crocheting. I know a little girl who loves loves loves her Barbies so I'm doing some clothes for her as I will be seeing her in August.

Sorry about the did not want to move!

Just started a purple dress too. So many patterns on the internet and I also got a used book from Amazon for like $3.00 plus shipping....gotta love Amazon.

Also doing some crochet jewelry that my lovely niece if going to try and put together. It's done with floss....but I think I may have an easier time with #10 thread. Still playing with that.

Okay...first EVEN day blog finished....till the next EVEN day, yinz crazy guys....stay cool!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What a busy summer...

Oh, how I wish I could be like so many of you bloggers and keep up on this. I've been doing so much stuff but never seem to find the time to sit down and post it all. Not to mention my son and DIL were living with us inbetween apartments and just moved out, so my main computer is once again free and doesn't have a bed in front of it. YEAH!
We've been also spending alot of weekend time here.... (click on the pic to see the website)

Love this place. Got a season pass at the great price of 2 passes for $99 for the summer. There is a giant wave pool, a huge swimming pool, tons of water slides, a lazy river ride, a hot tub and a few kiddie pools. A long boardwalk with food shops, a bar and all built on the banks of the Allegheny River...(think that's the River's name...we have three of them here) Either way what a great deal. It's only about 1/2 hour from us so it's well worth the drive.
This week, however, after work I've been helping out at this...

It's exhausting, hot and loads of fun for one whole week. I'm in charge of the craft team and our numbers doubled since last year...116 kids so far and going up. We got a little short on crafts but we're working it out. I'm so drained by the end of the day, it's all I can do to pour a nice chilled glass of wine and stitch a bit in front of the tv before falling into bed.
So with that said, let's hope I can get some pics up like I keep promising to do. But I am having such a fun summer and I hope you are till next time, yinz crazy guys!