Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Cornflower, quote

"Just living is not enough . . . . one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Anderson

Enjoy this little flower and sunshine and live your day to the fullest!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2 quotes for today

"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days."

- James Russell Lowell, Poet

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding."

-Gian Carlo Menotti, Composer

Our coneflowers are blooming now, thus this is the card I made today.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weather, quote of the day

"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get."
-Mark Twain

Rain awoke us again this morning. What a wet Spring this has been. However yesterday was beautiful. The perfect June day. Which leads to the next quote:

"Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change, nine out of ten people couldn't start a converstion."
-Kin Hubbard

Today is one of those days!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Memories, quote, card

"The older we get, the swifter time seems to pass and the quicker memories seem to fade."

- Brian Sibley, writer

Today is my brother's birday and this is the card I made for him. The cat clock is a replica of the one we had on our bedroom wall when we were kids. Yes, we shared a bedroom. We had trundle beds and I slept on the top bed and Larry slept on the lower bed. The clock was really noisy, but comforting in some ways. It also would drown out the sound of the outside since we didn't have central air. I can also remember that sometimes we would put our beds on the opposite side of the bedroom and put a rope down the center of the room so each of us had our own space. His side was always the messy side!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Need your help!

Today I'd like your help. Can you name this zentangle?

Please post your creative name by clicking on the comments button and we will all have some fun reading the results! Thanks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


"Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, or as the mental tortures we inflict upon ourselves."

-Sammy Davis Jr.

Don't know why, maybe it's something I've eaten or the fact that we've been eating later in the evening this week, but my nightmares dreams have been nightmares lately.

Maybe drawing this picture will get them out of my system and I'll have sweet dreams tonight!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when persued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne, Novelist

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rainy Day tangling, quote

" If you want a rainbow, you must put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton

We've had the rain, the thunder and the lightning - I'm looking for the rainbow! -my quote of the day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Quote of the day, ATC cards by Breanna

"Grandfchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old."

My granddaughter Breanna and I spent two days together this week. We had lots of fun making art, shopping, talking, and attending her rained-out ballgame.

These are three of the Artist Trading cards she made while she was here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quote of the day, Collingsville Rubber Stamp Convention & St. Louis visit

Marilyn (Bob's cousin) and I attended the Collingsville, IL rubber stamp convention on Sunday. Lots of booths, card samples to see and demos!

Bob and I had a wonderful time visiting with Marilyn and Ray. Marilyn is such a wonderful hostess and a great cook!

"Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. -Novalis

Now we're home and I'm ready to go to my studio and create!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Simple Things

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."

-Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday quote

"Growing old is like being increasingly penalised for a crime you haven't committed. - Anthony Powell

People born on June 7th:

Allen Iverson


Karl Urban

Mike Pence

Liam Neeson

Tom Jones

Dean Martin

Jessica Tandy

Diana Sexton

Monday, June 6, 2011

Zentangle by my granddaughter

Yesterday, while Breanna was visiting I very quickly showed her how to make a zentangle. When she left she asked about what kind of pen and she needed to make zentangles. So, as any grandmother would do, I sent her home with the micron pen needed for drawing zentangles. About an half hour later, she texted me and sent me the above photo (fuzzy since it was via text) of her very first zentangle. Chip off the ole block - huh!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Graduation Day Quote & card

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells hundreds of students dressed in identiacal caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success.

-Robert Orben, entertainer

Today our grandson Travis is graduating from High School. It is amazing how much faster grandchildren grow up than your own kids!

(my quote for the day).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Zentangle Card & quote

Worry can sometimes be an unwanted companion for some of us. When I found this rubber stamp I just knew I had to buy it and make a card with it. Today seemed like the day, so I created a background of zentangle designs and added the quote. For those of you who, like me tend to forget how worry doesn't solve problems, this card is for you.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Quote of the day, and a new card.

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." -Thomas Aquinas, Theologan

This card is one I made for as a thank you for a very special friend.