Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WOYWW August 20-Rising up!

It's actually W underneath my WW.
I've only bought two pieces of furniture in my life, this wonderful drawing table being one of them.
I stand when I work  play so until yesterday I had it propped up on bricks, somewhat unsatisfactorily .
Yesterday I got 6" risers made for this table, and they installed effortlessly, once I cleaned off the entire top of my desk.
The little black pads on the bottom can be screwed in and out easily to level the top and raise it up a it more if desired.
The circles point to the extensions-6" and the arrow points to the join.
I got the You doodle app on my iPad, just to share with y'all.
How fun is that!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'm off to visit many of you.

If you are a praying desker- please hold my dear friend Dick(80+) in the Light. He has had a stoke, and is on the long road to (we pray) recovery.
{me a little bit too}
Art Heals!

Comment and Questions always welcomed!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Be prepared- Paint!

You never know when you might need to send off a quick postcard.
Painting is meditation and therapy rolled into one for me, 
so feeling a bit down, with no intent in mind, 
I put paint and ink to paper.

The best viewing nights of the Perseids were rainy and foggy.
Wednesday eve it cleared, and the full moon was not yet over the mountain.
I took my lounge chair outside and relaxed and enjoyed the light show.
There were points and streams of light everywhere!

Sunrise? Sunset?

Raspberry, seedless preserves, festive berries, a dash of lemonade.
Good enough to eat!

What will become of them?
Write to me and you might get one in return!

Comments and Questions always welcomed.

Deepest Desire is for Peace

My dear friend Diane sends me the most heartfelt cards. This one went directly into my everyday journal and onto Poetry Journal Monthly.
Please give a visit over there-I'm needing more poetry in my life!

Woman's Work 
Send the camouflaged men home
Ship the guns back
Let the metal rust
Defuse the bombs
Detonate the mines.
Sands shifting with a new wind.
Gone! Gone! Gone are the ghosts.

Array the women in silver
daughters of the world's Great Goddesses
Bearing medicines and gruel
see their hidden sisters int he shadows
Hear them shout across the line
"Do your children have enough to eat?"
by Lyrion Ap Tower

As I began to enter this post, an ant crawled across the monitor. My first impulse was to reach out and smash it.
Breath in, Breath out.
I went and got a cup and paper and carried the ant out.
She is, after all a mother wanting to feed her children.

Feed my lambs.

Comments and Questions always welcomed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WOYWW August 13- Brain Function Returns!

YES! DD is back from Israel, safe and somewhat sound.
Thanks for all your prayers and kind words.

Cell phone died, then rodents ate the land line!
I did some therapeutic shopping and found some fun stuff on the free table at the FAA meeting.
At left, altered book poetry journal page- my first.
Do come by Poetry Journal Monthly and join in the sharing.

I finished up the pack of crummy watercolor postcards and gessoed the front cover and back board to make two more!
Somewhere over the rainbow is a digital cut file, sketched instead of cut.
Use the popsicle stick to get the right setting for your pen.
I don't know where I got the green woman and blowing dandelion files-shout out to me if you know or they are yours.
Sentiments by Quietfire
(exciting announcement coming soon- I'll let Julia spill the ink on that one!)

Don't you wish life had an "ok" button to push!

I maybe a day or so behind and I will get around to visiting many deskers!

Comment and Questions welcomed!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rubber Dance meets Quietfire- 15 Minute Wonders!

Bibi of Rubber Dance Stamps invited me to be a Guest Designer and in the midst of a major fit of cleaning, organizing and reclaiming brain functions (YES! DD is back safe and somewhat sound from Israel), I started to play around with these fun and inspirational stamps.

Two stamps
 an image-Celestial dancers
  and a background-#BK2-1E: Flourishes
 various inks and embossing powders and 15 minutes give you a pile of cards with very different moods.

VersaFine black, clear emboss.
Gold background.

Stamped in Versamark, white emboss.
Gold background.

Versamark, gold emboss.

I'm planning a tryptic, so stay tuned!

WOYWW post tomorrow will have more of what I've been up to lately
please drop by my new blog
Poetry Journal Monthly and join in the sharing.

Comments and Questions always welcomed

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WOYWW? July 30-One Woman's Trash...

Stellar couple of days at the Thrift Shop!
Vintage Glue Dots
GlueDots checked the archives and they are from 2001- over 10 years old!
When I opened the package, the charms fell out!

Three rolls of washi tape -50¢ (all prices US)
Sweet pin cushion with the pins-25¢
Look closely to see the mini- stork scissor pin!

Nice Rolodex holder with lots of cards and tabs-50¢
(need one? I'm starting to get a collection)

A tea pot bird house - 25¢-here.

Also on the desk are my fav new Quietfire Design Digital files- scroll around to read more about them.

Many many thanks for all your prayers and good wishes.
DD is texting that all is well in the land of War and Milk and Honey.
I'm taking this opportunity to practice keeping my mouth shut and praying she will do the same!
I'm open to any distracting activities from now till the evening of August 8th!

Off to desk around, dear friends!

Comment and Questions welcomed!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

15 Minute Wonders- Heart You - Hello

Suzanne of Quietfire Design, never ceases to amaze me.
Where does she get these ideas?
The elegant lettering and classic design sets my creativity into high gear!
When I chose this paper, I wasn't thinking(enough) about directional patterning and folding.
Hey, my DD is in Israel, so this card can read right to left!
All prayers for Peace, Middle East and mine, are welcomed.

The white area is your paper, and on it is the file as it comes from the Silhouette Store.
I make lots of copies of the elements before and after I ungroup for safe keeping.
(more on that here)
Pick your paper, cut, fold and paste it all up!
I added Glitter Ritz, as I had 3 minutes left!

Again, original file on the work area, duplicates ungouped all about!
The original plan was for the Hello to be the patterned paper and I didn't like how it looked, so with 5 minutes left I cut 2 more Hellos out of Desert Sand Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb and colored it with Distress weathered wood and tea dye inks.

All of the elements of the files can be used for all kinds of projects.
Please show me what you create by posting on the Quietfire Design FB page, or leave me a link to your blog.
If you art journal, share a page on 
and leave a comment to win a Quietfire Rubber Stamp.

Comments and Questions always welcomed.