Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scary Halloween deco- Image intense

Lady, the Brat Terrorist, wants you to come see all of our Halloween Decorations. We are having a costume party tomorrow night for a few of our neighbors. One of my neighbor friends, Michele, let me use a lot of her decorations that they didn't put out this year. So we are looking pretty spooky at our place.

I will do some more decorating tonight and tomorrow night. I am taking a personal day off tomorrow to make some goodies for the party. And I will make a lot of pics of the costumes.
I spent yesterday afternoon just wandering around the yard making pictures. I had a lot of things on my mind. Sad for my friend Rosemary at the loss of her Sweet Mother, and some other issues that have been overloading my brain. So just walking around and taking some pictures of Nature and Decorations helped me to relax.
Here is some of the last of my roses for the season. My son gave me this Rose bush for Mother's day this year and I Love it. Its a "knock-out" Rose. Our roses don't grow that well here in the south but these type of Roses do extremely well.
Lately I have been so into playing with Photoshop Elements. So I have been trying to take pictures of things that I can use as Textures in my collages. Here are some I took yesterday.

Also I did some Macro shots of my Mums to use as textures.

Also some shots of other plants that are still lingering. I Love seed pods. My perennial hibiscuses have an tremendous amount of hugh seed pods on it. Some of the host a home to a insect colony.

And some pretty fuchsia!

I could see a little bit of blue sky trying to pop out of the clouds. I Love the look of this almost bare tree with the clouds and blue behind it. Another texture, I do believe.

And last but not least, one of my favorite Maple trees between mine and my Mom's house. Isn't it gorgeous?
Well, I probably won't post again until Saturday or Sunday and hopefully with a lot of fun pics of my party! I hope every has a great Fall day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Great Sadness!

Its with great sadness that I have to post that my dear friend Rosemary's mother passed away yesterday! Please remember Rosie and her family in your thoughts and prayers today!
Love you Rosie,,,,very much!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Halloweent ATCs

So yes, I have some more Halloween ATCs. I forgot my flash drive at home yesterday and didn't get to post them. The ones below are by April.

Next ATCS are from Blue Wolf:

Next we have Candy's ATCs:

And next is Carole's ATCs:

Aren't these some Scary works of ART? More tomorrow!
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Almost Halloween

I had a great time being off this past week. Can't believe its back to work tomorrow. How soon is it till I am off for Thanksgiving? LOL. I hosted a swap in my ATC group on yahoo. It was a Halloween swap and I had 15 great Artists who joined. I am going to post some of their wonderful cards every day this week. So enjoy! The cards above are mine.
Please remember our dear blogger friend Rosemary. Her Mom isn't doing very well and she had to cut her fun girls week-end short to come home and take care of her.
Have a great week Dear friends!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Break!

Today is the first day of my Fall break this week. And the sun is shining for a change. It turned really cold here this week-end. Daniel and I had to scramble and get all of our house plants inside. We now have a jungle in our basement again. Its not bad as Dan hangs some grow lights and arranges them to where its easy for us to water them and mist them every day. We sure hope to be able to build a greenhouse before next Fall though. It would be nice to have one to start my seeds in too.
The picture above is another Digital Collage that I made this week-end. I must say that the elements that I use in my collages are some that I download off the internet. There are some amazingly generous digital artists out there. I really enjoy making the collages and I am also doing some digital scrapbooking too.
I hosted a Halloween ATC swap this month. I had 15 wonderful artists join up from my ATC group. I swapped them out and sent them out on saturday. But, I scanned them all before I mailed them off. I am going to start posting them every day between now and Halloween. They were all very GOOD!
Yesterday Mom came over to watch the Titans game. Its been a ritual for us to watch it together this year. But oh how awful they have played. Last year we didn't lose a single game this year we haven't won a single game since preseason. And so yesterday they played the New England Patriots in New England. And of course it was snowing like crazy up there. The field was covered with snow and ice. And yes, they slaughtered us. I finally stopped watching it in the second quarter when it was 24-0. And this is what Mom did.

LOL, she got sleepy and cold so I wrapped her up in an afghan and she went sound to sleep.
So the final score of our game was 59-0. It was the largest margin of victory in a NFL game since 1976. Terribly embarrassing. Most every one are saying its time for a new Coach, but I don't know if that will help us or not. Oh well, maybe next year.
I hope every one had a great week-end. And I hope you have a great week ahead.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday at last!

Friday is always my favorite day of the week! This one is even sweeter as I am off next week for Fall Break. The weather is looking good for next week too. This week has been miserably wet!
Last month I did an Altered Children's board book swap. Here are the pics of the book that I did. Its a small book and was really fun to work on. The pics aren't the greatest as my scanner is getting old and worn out.

I hope every one has had a good week and I hope you all have a great week-end too.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall is definetly in the air. I just wish we could see some sunny Fall days. The weather this season has been pretty much like it was in the summer, RAINY. Our trees are starting to turn but I worry with all the rain we are getting that they will fall off soon.
I have been in a Fall Funk this week. But I will get over it. Next week I am off for Fall break so maybe I can do some fun things. Just not having to come to work and deal with the mess here will be a relief.
Lately I have been comtemplating whether I should keep my blog open or not. I try to post as much as I can but thats not too often. So I don't know what I will do.
This past Sunday Mom and I got a special visit. My brother and sister-in-law and my niece and Great Nephew came to visit us and spent the day. Samuel, my great nephew is almost 9 months old now. He is such a sweet and Happy baby. He didn't cry one single time.
Below is a picture of him and his Great Granny.
Doesn't she look so tickled to be holding him? Then there is his proud Granddadddy holding him. My Brother is crazy about him.

And next is my beautiful Niece, Emily. She is such a great Mom to Samuel.
I wish we lived closer to all of them. He just changes so much every time we see him. He is crawling now and pulling up to things. I don't think it will be long till he is toddling every where.
Its going to be so much fun this Christmas to be able to buy him some toys. Mom and I bought him a toy and he loved it. They really make some cool baby toys now days. Plus they have buttons where you can turn the sound off it they start making you batty, lol. They didn't have that when my kids where little. You just had to wear ear plugs, lol.

Well, I hope every one is doing well. I really miss you all and I try to visit you even when I have nothing to post. Have a great Fall Week and hopefully it isn't raining where your at.