This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

What do you have for breakfast on Thanksgiving? Why turkey pancakes of course.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pressed Flowers

My granddaughter was given this little flower press and ever since, we've had flowers pressing. We can press about six at a time. What I find fun about this project, is that you have to wait about three weeks before opening the press, then it's something of a treat to see how the little blossoms were preserved. They're very fragile!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

November Tomatoes

I've tried to grow tomatoes here in Morro Bay for a few years now--all goes well until the marine layer socks in for two or three months, then hardly any fruit takes and if it does it never turns red. So I decided not to even try this year.
A volunteer plant started during the foggy months, I ignored it except it did get watered along with my spinach, swiss chard, lettuce and other plants that can take the lack of sun. Now in our sunny time of the year (also shorter days and the start of our rainy season), I found these!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Harry Potter Characters

Our completed characters so far--(click on picture to see them closer), there are so many more characters we'd like to make...

I hot glued some stands together--cut out, from boxes of soy-milk--the boxes have a great silver inner lining.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Ghosts of Hogwarts

From left to right: The Gray Lady (ghost of Ravenclaw), Moaning Myrtle (the crying ghost in the girl's bathroom), Professor Bins (the history teacher of Hogwarts) and Peeves (the poltergeist who throws chalk and ink bottles at everyone)

Monday, November 7, 2011

A New Friend

This is my neighbor's chicken. There used to be two until what must have been a very frightening night for both chickens and only one survived. Now she comes over every day--into my house if I'm not careful! Of course, I feed her, so that seals the friendship. I just wish she'd hold in her poops till she's out of my yard!
If I'm not outside, she'll fly up to my bannister and look in the window.
I sit in the sun and watch her peck away at crumbs--I think she's lonely and likes my company.
(that's what I'd like to think--but chances are she likes the food)