Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hello Beautiful !

There is a new lady on my front porch , I have been looking for her for quite awhile. The last time I saw one they wanted $200.00 for it !
Then my neighbor called the other evening and said she saw one at a local thrift store flea market and that I was going to like the price .
The next morning I loaded both my grandsons in the car and headed down there.
Here she is !


The lady at the store told me that it works , but tends to smoke a bit . That’s okay I don’t think she will have to work another day in her life , she can retire and just sit around and be pretty.
Do you see a theme happening here ?




How much was she ?
( $45.00 ! )

My house portrait paid for her plus a new blouse too, I am a happy camper.
Next goal for the porch is to replace ( probably one by one ) the plastic chairs with metal motel lawn chairs. The hunt is on !

Do you think I need a cloths line out there ?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Home Town House Tour

Last week and this week I am taking care of my youngest grandson Reed , his daycare is closed for the month of July.
Here he is with the oldest grandson trying to keep cool yesterday in the kiddy pool.
However , today I had a day off, they are with the other Grandma and Grandpa for the day.
Since I had to go into town to the grocery store I decided to take some drive by photos of a few of the neat old homes there.
Click on the pictures for a closer look .
This is one of my favorites , It’s right next door to my Son and Daughter-in-law’s house .

Riverboat style .

Craftsmen style

Craftsmen bungalow , Could use a little color ( in my opinion ).

Queen Anne Victorian
This one is a Bed and Breakfast

Another Victorian

And another Victorian

Right across the street from the last one is this one, not living up to it’s full potential .

Just look at the detail that could be brought out with a little color.




This one is built with Arkansas stone , it’s big around here , and can be real pretty if done right like this one , but sometimes it can look awful . Kinda like giraffe skin .

Anyway these are just a few of the neat old homes in my home town.
I hope you enjoyed seeing them, it was fun getting out for a break , even if it was hot .
Have a great week !

Saturday, July 7, 2012

House Portraits

One of my neighbors stopped by a few weeks ago to ask me if I would do a drawing of her grandmother’s house , she had a photo taken not long before the house was torn down .
She had a lot of fond memories in this old house …
So I said I would give it a shot . I haven’t done many house portraits.
Here is the result .
I kinda like how it turned out.
It’s a little larger than I would have liked to have done , but she wanted it big enough to put at the top of the stairs .
What do you think ? Should  I do more of this kind of thing ?
Is anyone out there interested in a house portrait ?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God Bless America !

Happy 4th of July!


Sorry I have been MIA for the last month .  Heat , back aches , company and life in general have given me a bad case of blogger’s block , I just wasn’t in the mood for much of anything . It has taken me a while but I am beginning to get my mojo back , so I hope I will be blogging a little more often .

I was able to check one thing off my bucket list last week. I have wanted to go zip lining for some time now .But thought the price was something I would have to save for . I mentioned it to some friends a few months ago. These are my friends that come to visit and park their RV in my driveway . I love it when they are here , we have a lot of fun even if we are just playing cards. Anyway, they called me and said they were coming and keep June 27th open because we were going zip lining.
What a neat experience ! Thanks Nan and Gary !
You’re the best !
This week I have been trying to get a few things done for the upcoming craft shows . I made a few dolls, and I have a bunch of boxes and drawers to paint and embellish.
So … Time to get off of here and get busy !
Have a great Holiday !