Thursday, July 03, 2014



 Okay, I never have been good at keeping up with my Blog.
But... I do like having one! even if no one's reading it but me. I like looking back...

Today... officially?.. I'm on Vacation! 6 days all to myself, (including the 4th. of July holiday and weekend) unless someone discovers I'm home and tries to infiltrate my space. Sounds mean, but sometimes, I just need ME time. When I don't HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, GO ANYWHERE. And I'm free to stay in my "in the house clothes" all day and night.
So.... Summer did arrive.  Spring?... well, it made a half-hearted attempt. But... the Snow did
finally stop and the Cold was finally replaced with WARM. That's all that matters.

Since my last post?.... besides the weather. We've had Easter, Mothers Day, and oh yes My Grandson Garrett's FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!.... the year absolutely flew by!! I'm pretty sure, he's the cutest little boy ever! So I've posted a few birthday pictures
I made a little "Garrett" banner, and designed SPECIAL wrapping
paper. (

I made his birthday card too.

See?... cutest baby EVER!


He's a sweet little boy, and even "shared" his birthday cake
with Mom & Dad

He really wasn't quite sure what to do
with that cake. If he only knew!
One of the gifts from me.... ART SUPPLIES!
they're never to young.
I can't wait for our first ART Day! xoxo

I got him the Baseball cap too... so darn cute!!

Chillin' with his birthday guests lol!!!

I've also posted some ART I've done. Mostly doodling at work. Oh, I finally got up my new
"ARTkissed" hand painted letters, above my window, complete with the twinkly lights I've been wanting for a long time.... oh and a new mini blind too.  

Still not sure about the paint colors, but works for now.

Metallic paint, and faux "screws" washed with
Brown paint, for a "rusty" look.



Before distressing

I love my LIPS light!

Prisma Colored pencils I love how vivid the colors are.
This one looks like a Tattoo, to me

Pressed wood blocks

STILL trying to organize my ART room

Prisma color abstract

Prisma Colors.. one of my favorites




Prisma colored pencils.. "homage to Spring"

Prisma colors.. and a great reminder

Sooooo.. that's about it. All caught up. It is 4:36 already and I got up at 5:30a.m! vacation days
fly by. But if I were at work right now?... it would only be about 10:30 a.m... right?
Okay.. going to back to today's art project.
Have a happy 4th of July!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Waiting for Spring

I'm anxiously awaiting Spring. Although it hasn't officially arrived yet, I needed to put some color on my ARTkissed Banner... and liven it up with some COLOR!
Next  weekend, we'll get Daylight Savings Time back!... yes!

I spent most of my only day off, doing nothing...... what a surprise.
I'm just not motivated, to clean, organize or even do ART, on my one day off. I want to.. I really do.. but I just need to do nothing.
  I did throw in a load of laundry, that counts.. right?
and I did "attempt" to detangle a box of ribbon.... that lasted about 1/2 hour.. and I got bored.

We had more Snow over night.. but nothing big and by afternoon,
we had Sunshine... or "Veiled Sunshine" as our local TV Meteorologist, calls it.'s SUNSHINE!  I'll take it!
This made me really laugh out loud...
and I really do feel JUST like that!!!

So, as my Sunday winds down.... I'm thinking about what to have for dinner.
I'm thinking Pork Fried Rice.. and Teriyaki Chicken.. hmmm. maybe. Then settling down to watch the Academy Awards. Yes... I only watch to see the Dresses. I've only seen one of the movies nominated... "August Osage  County" I had mixed feelings about it. I do think both Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, deserve their nominations. ... in my opinion

So... that's it.. another lazy Sunday almost gone. I have one more weekend day to work.. But then I get to see my little Gar-Bear next Sunday!!!! AWESOME!!!

Enjoy your week!


Friday, February 14, 2014


Absolutely THE BEST 
Valentine, I've EVER received... oh!!!
It brought me to tears!
With the help of his awesome Mom,
Garrett "made" me this sweet Valentine.
I will love it forever!!!!

In heavy concentration!

I don't think Valentine's Day is just a romantic day,
I think it's for everyone who loves someone. It's just a little reminder of how much.
Also, a reminder of how much we're loved.
Just my thoughts on Valentine's Day.
So... we're exactly half way through February. This excites me.
January, was the longest month on Record.
Cold, Snow, Cold & Snow, Snow.....that was January.
February isn't really much different.
In all my "___" years... I don't recall such a long period of
below freezing temperatures. I know.. .it's that
"Polar Vortex" thingy.. .but. man!!!
Before.. I'd say "I can deal with the cold.... it's the Snow!"
having to drive in it, the ICE..... but I've changed my mind
I can't deal with any of it!!!
You'd think, living here my whole life... it wouldn't phase me.. 
But "we" complain about "IT".. from the minute the very first
Flake falls.. to the last one melts.
Funny, I'm so quick to grab my camera to take Snow Pictures.
I really appreciate the beauty of it's White-ness... the way it turns
everything lacey and beautiful.
Snowflakes continue to mesmerize me. And I love Glitter snow.
So... I only like to LOOK at it... not walk in it.. not drive in it
and NOT scrape it off my car.
I just heard on the news this morning, that 49 out of the 50 States, have snow.
Crazy right? And now, I'm questioning which State has none. I'm sure they
probably meant Hawaii?... but even there ( according to a lady in Hawaii I spoke with today, )
they have snow in the mountains. Maybe that doesn't count.
Anyway..... We swapped weather info... She was enjoying a warm 85..
and we're at a (Cleveland Winter) "warm" 25.
On that note.. I will share some Winter pictures I've taken, from the cozy warmth of my
apartment. I even had one of my photos featured on our local TV channel.. (that was cool!)
Snow pictures taken January 25th.... when we really got dumped on... and had to
cancel our PSMWG... grrh!
Picture shown on our local TV channel....
the two photos were actually taken 13 minutes apart
(according to the time stamp) amazing!

check out my "name" top left corner  ha!

It really was a WHITE OUT!!!

So... let the  countdowns begin...
for Daylight Saving Time.. on March 9th.
(no more driving home in the dark! yay!)
and then SPRING.... about 32 days away!
Doodling hearts at work. Using
 my current favorite medium, Prismacolor, Colored pencils.

My "Hot Lips" T shirt that I wore today.

And a must-have Valentine Socks
From last year

And a collage done, several years ago
(sold on Etsy)
It's Friday!! and I have a 3 day weekend! yay!
My company is actually giving us a "floating holiday"
on Monday, Presidents day... yippeeee!!
Enjoy your weekend.. I will!