Friday, October 16, 2020

I'm locked out ...sort of...........

Telus migrated.....my Google account and therefore Blogger has obviously changed in my account somehow ....  but, for some reason, I can type posts... publish posts... but not sign in... arrrgghhh.  It takes me to a page that gives me access through a temporary thing-me-jig.... arrrggghhhh!  Not what I need. 

I'll be busy trying to figure it out .... I can't comment on anybody's blog... cuz I can't get signed in....sorry!


meantime ..let's see if I can get a photo ...


    Bernie decided he need to exercise ..he was getting fat just sitting on the windowsill and waiting for kids to show up to wave at.... 

    But, even the 5 lb. weight is too heavy for him.  He says it squishes his tummy...he can't lift it... and, is demanding I find him something smaller.  

Hey, I got it.....yaaaaayyyy ....

    



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Painted some more rocks....

 Not big rocks...just smaller ones.  More like pebbles I suppose really.

The tall skinny one is 2 inches tall and just over an inch across so you can sort of get an idea how smallish they are.   They are lovely smooth river rocks as they are called... having been washed to that smoothness by the water.

I've been putting several coats of Parchment watercolour paint on the base and now I've decided to do some cutesy birds.  The ladies faces are a bit too time consuming and I had been doing them mostly with watercolour pencils... a lot of work for a rock I decided... but, in reality..what else is there to do?

So far, these are my flock... only 3 guys.... but, you get the idea.


Lynn Holland from One I Made Earlier Today (her blog) is my inspiration for the birds.  Have you ever seen her Doodly Birds?  Soooo cute!  

I asked her if she minds if I do some that are based on her Doodly guys and she said go for it... so I am going to add a bit more colour and character that are reminiscent of hers.... although I am in the middle of a ladybird right now.... so after him.  Just a minute..if it is a ladybird....can it still be a "him"? ... maybe the guys are ladybugs...

I have decided to leave some rocks around in the neighbourhood as a 'Finders Keepers' type of thing.   I always wish I could hide and watch when somebody finds them... to see if they take it and are excited, or if they photo it and move it, or leave it for somebody else to find  ..or what?.... 

Anyway...just a quickie post to say hi and to show off my latest little project pieces...simple, but fun.....

   

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The rocks in my yard disappeared...

I was pretty disappointed ... who would steal my painted rocks? ..  I walked up the block to check if the two girls had taken them to put with theirs ... sort of as a joke..... but, nope.  Only the two I had placed there for them.  Still there.

Then, much later in the day, I was doing some weeding and... lo and behold...I spied one about 15 feet further up from where it originally was... face down in the garden.   I was even more disappointed... because that meant somebody had thrown it there ..on purpose.  For what reason?  So, of course I searched around for the other two..... finally found one more under the shrub further away yet..up towards the house ..... didn't find the third.

But, then... the following day...I was walking out of the patio and there she was ...face down under the lilac shrub... almost inside the patio...where somebody had tossed her.  That was getting pretty close to the house...and, windows... so, I'm pretty ticked.  I just want to kick somebody in the ass.

Of course it is kids...but, which ones ....and why would they do that?  What have I ever done to them?  Nobody can ever answer those questions...and, if a person ever accuses somebody's kid.... mostly the parents will deny it was their wonderful child.  Our childhood was much different.  If anybody had ever even suggested that we had done something we shouldn't have .... we wouldn't have sat down for a week.  A different world.  Now, I look at all the kids motoring around on scooters and bikes and wonder which of them it was .... I can't really see little girls doing it.... but, who knows..so more the boys get the evil eye... hahahah......sure wish I had seen it happen.

I moved the rocks.  Nobody gets to see them in passing now.  I put them inside our patio where only we get to see them.  I could put them out during the day and bring them in at night..but, what a nuisance.

I'll just have to play with flowers and photos.... I love this one of my bleeding hearts.

...   and, the little bear buddies .... they are always up to mischief.

"Maybe we should put it back where we found it".....

Good idea boys............ not a play thing.




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I've been painting rocks..

Just small ones.

It's a "thing".  People all over the world are painting rocks and putting them in their yards and gardens.  The two little girls up the block have a pretty big collection of theirs out under a big tree...it is pretty colourful
I noticed one of their little signs encouraged people to leave a rock..   Originally the signs read... "take a rock, leave a rock" ...but, I think people just took them and they changed their sign...now it reads, "please don't take our rocks... leave yours for others to enjoy".

Here is their garden of rocks...


I decided to paint them a couple of faces to put in their garden. Here are my first attempts... they are like my dolls.  Seems the only thing I can actually draw or paint is a face.  I used my watercolour pencils .... and sprayed them with several coats of a finish spray ... hopefully it will help them to remain intact.  They do have big tree for some protection from the weather ..so maybe they'll be okay.

I tried a little whimsical cat ... doesn't look like much... and, for somer reason..one night out in a storm and it was almost trashed  ........oh, well ....... 
So then I tried some wild sunflowers...... it was sort of okay... and, then, another girl.
My husband said, why don't you put some of them in our garden?  Hmmm... now why didn't I think of that?  So..I did a few more ...and, now....we have some in our yard too. 


Here they are on a large rock in our yard....I have since moved them to a darker rock..but, haven't taken a new photo yet.... 

and....one more for our garden..... a brown eyed girl....                    















But, then......... Bernie decided he had to paint some rocks too.  Although, after his choice of paintbrush size...... his first words were .... "maybe I need a bigger rock""""    yeh.....right .....good one Bernie...



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Absentee blogger...

I've been absent a long time.... everything's changed.... darn it.  I'm just olde fashioned enough to want the things I'm used to using.

The guys are still on the windowsill... Bernie sometimes gets the 'blurs'... kind of like me... blurry eyes .. I know... it sounds like it should be "Bernie gets the blues".  but, no.. this is different.  His eyes get blurry watching for kids to walk past so he can wave at them. 
This is what he saw the other day.. and wondered why there was another bear just like him outside in the tree..well, it looked like he was in the tree to Bernie....



    Sometimes he gets tired of sitting there being a good boy and ..well, he gets into mischief.
Like today... when he found a cowboy hat and decided to ride Dude, our little dog that is made of pieces of tree....we got him at a farmer's market years ago.  Poor Dude... didn't have a clue what Bernie expected him to do ... sitting up there yelling "giddyup" .. "yeeehawww... let's go little bronc" ..   Dude just stood there.