Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Road Trip Photos!

Took a great road trip to Yellowstone and Montana. Yellowstone was beautiful, but had a feeling of "the Disneyworld of the outdoors." We were lucky enough to be camped near the Lamar valley and it was baby season, I was falling in love with baby buffalo (I know, I know - their supposed to be called bison)
Traveling through Virginia City Montana included this women's store that closed it's doors in the 1940's - everything having been left inside exactley as it was on the day that it closed.
"Nevada City" is a large collection of original buildings, I "spookied up" this photo a little :)

Mom, Dad, and baby Pronghorn - love the little heart shaped bum!

Lower Falls in Yellowstone

Mom, baby, and bird in Yellowstone

"Bloomers" hanging in the store window

Woolens on the store shelves

House in Nevada City

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Retro Vacationing

Had a great time on our road trip this summer! We drove through Montana and Wyoming and went to Yellowstone.
One night this little Airstream was in our campground, I am trying not to be jealous!
We went through lots of little old towns and dirt roads, and we even came across a real live cattle drive. I'll post more pictures soon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Feeling Crafty...

Last year my husband and I created this little Halloween scene.
I created the house, which features a black cat in the window that only appears when the house is lit up.
My husband sculpted all the figures from sculpy clay. I'm amazed that he can do this, he's never taken any classes or anything! He's says he thinks anyone can do it they just don't try - but I've tried... and I think I'll stick to glueing stuff together.

This is his latest creation....

I think it's amazing!
He even made the corn cob pipe from real corn cob that we saved out of the garden last year. This is what keeps us busy when the rainy season starts...  :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So long summer....sigh

Summer is waning, it can't be denied any longer, leaves are turning, the squirrels across the street are busy preparing and the mornings are downright chilly.
Secretly, some part of me always welcomes this time of year, but I feel a little bad for my hubby. He hates rainy, grey days, and in the Northwest we get plenty of them. Sometimes weeks of them in a row.
I however, really don't mind cranking up the fire place and listening to the pattering on the roof. There's something inherently cozy about a rainy day. and it relieves you of the urgent sense that you must GO somewhere and DO something. For once, you're allowed to daydream.
Combine that with the opportunity to decorate for a myriad of well adorned holidays and you have an almost perfect season. Of course, I tend to say that about all of them! It's always good to have something to look forward to...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gearing up for spooky days....

Came across this spooky old house in Eastern Washington - Complete with big dark nest in the tree and huge ravens flying around in a menacing manner. My hubby and I are getting geared up for Halloween - it's my favorite holiday to decorate for - and this photo seemed to fit. I'll be posting some of mine and my husbands creations this week. He is a talented sculpter, I just glue stuff together, but I'll also post some how-to's if I have time.
Hello, welcome and thanks to my new followers!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Still at it...

More Colour lovin on a Saturday Morning....

Have you tried it yet?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heaven for Colour Lovers!

Ok - so I have spent the last two hours playing with the tools at Colour Lovers and I have died and gone to heaven! This is soooo fun.... 
You simply must go there and try it yourself, but make sure you don't have to be anywhere!
Thanks to Melody at Everbody Illustrated for pointing the way.
I'm just getting started, but you can follow my colors, palettes, and patterns here.
I better go do some "real" work now! :)