Sunday, September 26, 2010

Been a while.

Yes,,it's been a while. But that's pretty normal for me now isn't it?  I don't know why I just can't get back into blogging.  I guess because it's a little more complicated now days.  I mean it's hard for me to get use to the way blogger is now.  But I am going to keep on trying to master it. 
So, wow,,I have still been busy,,being retired doesn't mean you sit around and do nothing.  At least it hasn't meant that for me. 
I have been dappling in some Art, some jewelry, and learning to use my new camera.  I have also gone to another Football game and a concert downtown.  And this week I have been sick with first bronchitis again, and that turned into a horrible cold which is what I have now. Ugh! The weather has been bad here too,, above normal temps and no rain.  So the ragweed is horrible right now and everyone's allergies are going crazy.  We did have a front that came in this afternoon, no rain, but cooler temps,,and I am so ready for that.
The picture above is one I took in my front flower bed last week.  I played with it in Photoshop today while I have been lazing around sick.  The next one is the same butterfly but I used a new Action in Photoshop to make it look like I took it through a window like it was raining outside.  Maybe I was hoping it was raining.  But it's a really cool Action that I found for free online.


On Wednesday night of this week, my brother and his wife, came up and we went downtown to see
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at the Ryman Auditorium.  It's one of my favorite venues in Nashville. And it's where I always Love to go see some of my favorite artists. 
First, we went to Rippy's which is a great Barbque bar and grill on Broadway.  This is where we usually go before concerts because it has a great outside eating area and you look at skyline and drink some nice cold Beer. Below is my Bubs and I at Rippys, and my SIL and I too.

We really had a great time and Lyle put on a excellent concert!


And a few week's ago, my son and I went to see the Titan's play the Oakland Raiders.  And we beat them.  It was really hot in the stadium that day.
It was really awesome at the game because it was on Sept. 12th.  They had several of our local Military from Ft. Campbell bring out a hugh American Flag that was Flown in Iraq when we were in War there.  They unrolled it in the field while Trace Adkins sang the Star Spangled Banner.  I got goosebumps big time.

So, like I was saying earlier in my blog, I have been doing some creating.  I haven't actually gotten every thing scanned or photograph either.  But speaking of creating,,a couple of weeks ago, my Dawlink friend, Rosie came over to spend the day.  We had a blast!  We have both been playing around with Precious Metal Clay, so she brought her's over and we made a few pieces to fire with a propane torch.  It's really cool how it starts out looking like clay and then when you put a torch on it for a few minutes, it turns to pure Silver.On the plate below you can see the bottom two pieces are still in clay form and the other's are after we torched them. 
And here's a pic of Rosemary going at them with the torch!  It was fun!


And below is one of the necklaces I have made with one of the charms so far.


I also made a Zentangle necklace for my one of my friend's birthday.
I have several more pieces that I am working on too.  I am doing a large painting for a friend of mine's new bathroom.  Their basement flooded back when we had the floods in May.  They had to refinish the whole basement and I am working on a picture for her bathroom.   Below are a few of the other pieces that I have done recently.





My Art has taken a little bit of a  different style now days.  I am doing more drawing and less collaging.  I really enjoy this form of Art.  I can really let my imagination go wild.  Well it has taken me most of the day to write this blog but I do believe I am getting a little better or it's getting a little easier for me now.
I sure hope all of my friends are doing well and I will be stopping in to visit you this week.
Lots of Hugs to you all!
XOXOXO















6 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Your artwork is just beautiful!!!

Janet said...

Your new style of art is beautiful. I love the drawings you're doing. What do you use to color them.... watercolors? markers?

Annie said...

Hi Beth,

I so enjoyed visiting with you this morning. You all looked like you were have a GREAT time at the concert. Bottoms UP!

I've worked with precious metal clay (at Aileen's) and it was fun. I still have the charms. Now that I'm retired, they will eventually resurface and I'll do something with them.

Your zentangle work wil exciting. I especially like the birdies (well, duhh). And the only thing I have left to say is

GO RAIDERS!!

Hugs,
Annie

jet1960 said...

You look like you are having a blast with retirement, you dog! I'm so jealous, but happy for you! Love, love your zentangle drawings! They are so amazing! Beautiful photography as well! Hope you are feeling better!

Oh, yes, almost forgot to mention the metal clay charms. Those are cool! I thought you had to have a kiln to do them.

jet1960 said...

You look like you are having a blast with retirement, you dog! I'm so jealous, but happy for you! Love, love your zentangle drawings! They are so amazing! Beautiful photography as well! Hope you are feeling better!

Oh, yes, almost forgot to mention the metal clay charms. Those are cool! I thought you had to have a kiln to do them.

Jeanie said...

Well, you may not be posting, but at least you are doing art -- and it's lovely! Like the jewelry bits from working with Ms. R. Isn't Lyle L. a great performer? I saw him in Colorado a few years ago -- very memorable!

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