Monday, August 31, 2009

Cactus Monday: These boots...

...are made for walking in the desert and showing off their BLING!!

Terrible scan. I can't figure out this new darn software! The photo came out worse. Oh well, it's pretty shiny in person. Happy Cactus Monday!

The 5th commenter gets the boots!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Illustration Friday: Magnify

Once I have him in my sights I don't dare move.

I've always wanted to see a Magpie in his formal attire.

He's the dapper looking one among his corvid cousins. Orca-esque in his markings and grace.

I turn the lenses of my binoculars ever so slightly just to be sure that I indeed see him looking back at me.
Acrylic paint, colored pencil on patterned scrapbook paper.
(too big to scan the whole thing)

Six Word Saturday

Summer rain





Monday, August 24, 2009

Cactus Monday: Rare Sighting

Could it be??? Why yes, it's the rare cactus-back gecko!

He can be adopted by the first one who says they want him. Hurry...he's already walking off the card! Happy Cactus Monday everyone!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: Caution

Beware of fat flying cats who taunt neighborhood pooches!

This is a repost of my very first "IF" back in 2006 for the word "trouble."

The name of the illustration is "Taunting Spot."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Bird's Eye View

Even the birds at the sanctuary at The Monterey Bay Aquarium have a beautiful ocean view from their window by the bay!

To see more skies around the world, click here.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cactus Monday: Little Nibbler

This quick ATC is a double whammy today. It's for Cactus Monday as well as my "N" in my ABC atc group and it goes to Teri! Tell me where to mail it Prez.

Happy Cactus Monday everyone!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Corvid Kimono

When Raven wrapped herself in her ancestral kimono her heart became still and peaceful. She felt surrounded by her loved ones, past and present.

Most days, that was all she needed.

For Illustration Friday prompt: wrapped.

Let me say it's good to be back.

Acrylic paint, colored pencil on patterned paper.

Skywatch Friday: Silver Fog

I love it when early morning fog on a still bay makes everything look bathed in silver. Happy Skywatch Friday everyone!

For more skyviews, please visit SWF.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday and hair pulling

I've been sitting at this computer for three hours pulling my hair out trying to figure out my new scanner and photo editor!! I'm not tech savvy at all, but jeez all mighty why can't I find where my photos went to?? Are they just floating around somewhere?
Anyway, some of them got edited safely and some are just retakes with my camera instead of my scanner and they're not cropped. I just wanted to post my blogger gifts while it was still Thursday! Okay, rant over.
These goodies came from Debra Kay last week as a housewarming gift. Oliver made a stink about the card saying it was a poor excuse for an African Grey but I love it! I also love the ATC's and the thoughtfulness. Thanks Deb!! XX
Next, this is the stunning bouquet KJ intended to send me for my birthday, however, there was miscommunication (and cheating) on behalf of the shikester florist who delivered the ones below instead!! Buyer beware!

oops!! KJ asked me to describe the bouquet and as soon as I mentioned carnations and mums she hit the roof. "WHAAAT????!!!!"
Let me just say this, I still loved them because of the sentiment and the birthday remembrance, so thank you KJ. XX

Guess who sent me this card?

Hint: She loves jellybeans, chocolate pretzels and rolling down hills.

And purple polka dot bikinis!

Why, it's Emily V.V. Rabbit, of course!! What a funny card! I love it!

And I love you too Em.XX

Imagine my surprise when these goodies came in the mail from Marianne in the Netherlands! And while she was away in Sweden, no less. Wow, let's have a look!

There was a beautiful lotus mandala ATC, an Inukshuk (an Inuit word meaning 'in the image of man.') He represents a silent messenger showing the right path to follow. How wonderful is that? And just look at this framed mandala. The details are exquisite! Too bad I can't show you because I can't find the scanned image! Perhaps you can enlarge it. It's a beauty! I have all 3 underneath my birth mandala.

She also sent this delicate silk scarf with amazing, shimmery detail and this little pair of Dutch shoes in blue and white ceramic.

Not only that, she sent some rose scented moisturizer that is heavenly!

Thank you Marianne. Your generosity knows no bounds! XX

Of course I received lots of gifts from family and local friends, but I just show my blogger stuff here ;)

I've also received loving emails from Joss (Soulbrush) who as you know gifts me all year long! Love ya Jossie! XX

Whew, what a birthday and what a transition this still is.

Thanks for being such a great support team and lovely friends.

love, Lolo

Post script! I just found another wonderful item on my messy desk from Linda at Stampmaiden. I was remiss (and pissed at my scanner) for not posting it. Stay tuned next week!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cactus Monday: A Ponderable

I went to see a long time old, old friend today which is why I'm just showing up now, and while I was driving I got to thinking about this...

What if cactus grew in cornfields???

Summer makes my head spin in the heat and humidity!

Happy Cactus Monday my friends ;)

Friday, August 07, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Birthday Clouds

Emma enjoyed the summer breezes at Colt State Park today.
Because it's my birthday, I feel these perfect clouds were just for me ;)

I do like to share though!
For other skies and sighs, go to Skywatch Friday.

Happy weekend everyone!

Summer Breeze, makes me feel fine...

Monday, August 03, 2009

Cactus Monday: 3 moons for the buffalo

I thought I'd try a collage for a change. I just let it evolve and then the title appeared and I knew I was done.

Happy Cactus Monday gang!

(You can click this week's entry to my ABC ATC group here.)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Illustration Friday: Modify

It's in my moleskine this week!
Click here.