Sunday, July 5, 2015

Life on the Coast

Best Green Chili Soup in Morro Bay
 - to say nothing of the view!!
Great way to spent a Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fantastic Toy Friday

A little more political incorrectness. but somehow it's hard to get away from cowboys ans Indians in the 1950's.  I loved my tepee and would spend a large part of July and August camping in the backyard over night! Enjoyed the bow and arrows too - and I never put my eye out - honestly, that's not why I wore glasses!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Small Score - but Fun!

Daughter Jenny and I hit a small thrift shop 
earlier this week- didn't find a lot - but a few good things.

 A lovely rubber stamp for a (!) $1.00
A 60 year old bridge score card!

And 2 white escutcheons, 
that will look stellar on the front of a journal! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Great Journaling Spots

Nothing more fun than grabbing your journal, 
ordering a latte and settling down for an afternoon 
of sketching, writing, sipping, sight-seeing and dreaming.

 Whether it's down the block at the local quay,

 a small restaurant in Italy,

 or the Latin Quarter of Paris,


or even a late breakfast near the Eiffel Tower. 
 No better way to spend the day!
Grab your journals and sketch bags and  let's go!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Life on the Coast

Extra large lure on a shop a block and a half away
 from the sea in here Morro Bay!  Now that would catch a BIG fish!!!
Have a great weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fantastic Toy Friday

Remember Wagon Train? I never missed it - the covered wagons, the wagon master, the scout, the Indians?  The wild wild west! I'd put on my cowboy duds and sit glued to the old black and white TV set. and when it wasn't on I'd play with my my little "Wagon Train" set. Wow - we surley went for cowboys and Indians back in the late '50's, early '60's - never realizing how much of it was so politically incorrect.  Still, a fond memory of childhood.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Some Time Off - Back Soon!

Mouse guarding the studio table!

Have had a rough time with chemo side effects the last week or so and have spend most my time napping (and reading art books and mags).  Starting to feel a bit better and hoping to be back in the studio soon and woeking on some great projects.  But for now, just regaining strength and energy. I'll post here and faceBook while I'm back up to snuff and let you know what's going on.  In the meantime - nothing like a picture of the late, great, beautiful Mousie to keep our spirits up!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Journal Progress

First efforts,..

More rubber stamping in different  colours.

A final few stampings, and the daily journal entries
 stuck in the back of the library card pockets behind the vintage photos.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

More Thrift Store Finds

A rather nice haul at a couple of thrift stores in Cumbria earlier this week. 
Including a copy of CPS that I didn't have and picked up for only $.50!

Lots of wonderful vintage cabinet cards and 
carte de viste for use in the current journal.

And this retro wooden top in faded primary colours!

Love the dapper dude at the bottom left!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pinterest Fun

Beautiful example of various types of calligraphy.

And vintage diagrams ans compasses.