Monday, September 30, 2013

Project 365, Day #273

Hello,

Happy Monday to you.  I hope you had a good day.  I spent the day putting the second coat of Venetian plaster on the living room wall.  It took longer than I remember to do the second coat.  I actually did one and a half coats today, so tomorrow I will be ready to burnish the wall and seal it.  I finished about 6pm.  We figured out what's for dinner, went to pick it up and then the day is over.  It doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day.  I would like to get a little more done.  

I have a quick drawing tonight.  Here is butterfly #273.



That's it for me tonight.  I am having a hard time focusing.  Have a great evening. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Project 365, Day #272

Hello,

I hope you had a good weekend!  It's been a busy one here.  Here is butterfly #272.


A couple of colors for a stipple butterfly tonight.  I hope you enjoy this one.  That's all for me, not much to say tonight.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Project 365, Day #271

Hello,

I hope you are having a good Saturday.  This morning Hannah and I cleaned the cars and gave Seamus a nice bath and good brushing.  It got pretty hot by by the time we finished at 11am.  It was such a nice day.  I did a little cleaning in the studio.  I can't do to much because they still need to install the cabinets and they will be sawing and that means more dust.  I decided not to paint today, even though there is lots to do.  Instead I decided to bead a little.  I really do enjoy beading and it is so relaxing for me.  Before it got to late I drew my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #271.






There is black and purple markers in it but once again things are a little difficult to see.  Simple and quick tonight.  I need to go pick up dinner now. 

Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, September 27, 2013

Project 365, Day #270

Hello,

Happy Friday to you!  I hope you are having a good one.  Today I painted the entire day.  I finished the second coats in the bathroom and then I started the Venetian plaster in the living room.  That is a long process but I kind of enjoy that more than painting.  It's more like frosting a cake the way you put the plaster on.  Any hoo, I am exhausted and my bones are aching tonight.  I have a quick sketch for you.  Here is butterfly #270.



Very simple but I love the lines in it.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Project 365, Day #269

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  The week seems like it is flying by.  Today they started to install the kitchen cabinets.  Yeah!  It is getting closer.  We are all very tired of junky food and look forward to a homemade bowl of pasta.  : )  I painted the color on the bathroom walls today.  I still need to get one more coat on the ceiling and walls tomorrow.  Hopefully I can get that done before the cabinets go in there.  It is definitely easier to paint without the cabinets in.  I decided to do a stipple drawing again tonight.  Here is butterfly #269.


I am not sure why the scans are coming out so dark lately.  It happens when I load them up here though, they are fine on my computer.   I have to try and figure it out.  They still look ok, but they tend to look a little fuzzy to me.  (Maybe that is just my eyes going : ))

I hope you like these stipple butterflies.  Molly said she doesn't like me anymore when she looked at this one.  She said it's crazy.  I am enjoying these ones.  I am sure a few more will follow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Project 365, Day #268

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I got a little painting done, wrote some of my directions for my projects and tonight was back to school at the high school.  Chris is in Vegas so I tried to go to a few classes for each of the girls.  I got home and needed to put an order in for Alyssa because her card isn't working.  I just squeezed in my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #268. 






A little stipple action tonight.  I was really tired but this is the idea I came up with.  It takes a little longer but these are some of my favorite drawings.  I might play with doing a few more of these. 

That's it for me.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Project 365, Day #267

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today I was finishing projects for Stamp Academy.  I started them a few weeks ago but with all the painting and such, I am just finishing them now.  The three I just finished are Halloween themed.  I made one card and the other two items are decorations.  One of the items inspired my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #267.




I decorated an upcycled wine bottle to use as a vase.  I then made flower blooms out of our of basic black and very vanilla card stock, to put in the vase.  Here is one of the five different flowers I made.  Since it is a Halloween table setting, I decided to add the very vanilla butterfly to the flower.  I hand drew the spider web on the butterfly and distressed the edges a little with basic black ink.   I like the way this turned out.  The entire piece looks really cool. 

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, September 23, 2013

Project 365, Day #266

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Mine started out pretty good but ended well, not so great.  So it's on to my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #266.


A block butterfly tonight.  I needed a little change tonight.  I did do some with this idea a while back, but not exactly sure when.

That's all for me tonight.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Project 365, Day #265

Hello,

I hope you had a good weekend.  I just finished watching the Emmy's.  I don't know a lot of the shows nominated, unless they happen to be comedies.  Those are the few shows I take the time to watch.  Mostly I love seeing everyone dressed up and Neil Patrick Harris is a cutie, and I enjoy when he hosts a show.  It was nice to watch the show and I have a drawing for tonight's butterfly.  Here is butterfly #265.



Wow, I only have 100 butterflies to go and wow, I still have 100 butterflies to go.  I feel torn between the two.  I can't believe I've made it this far and sometimes I am not sure I can make it all the way.  It has been quite the experience so far.  Thanks for taking the time to be a part of it. 

I hope you have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Project 365, Day #264

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I painted a little trim this morning and then we went out to finalize our decision for countertops.  We got a call saying the cabinet guys were there at 1pm, when our window was from 2-4pm.  Of course that would happen, if we were home, they probably wouldn't have shown up until 3 or 4.  Our kitchen and dining room are full of our cabinets now.  It is exciting but I am not sure when they will be installed yet.  They don't have that date set.  I am all of the sudden feeling really worn out and a little under the weather, so here is butterfly #264.


That's all for me tonight.  I am going to bed really early for me.  Definitely catching something here.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly


Friday, September 20, 2013

Project 365, Day #263

Hello,

Happy Friday to everyone!  I am so glad it's Friday.  Hopefully I can sleep in tomorrow a bit.  It usually happens that I don't, but fingers crossed.  We just found out tonight that the cabinets are being dropped off tomorrow afternoon.  I am excited but a little more notice would have been nice.  I kind of wanted to not worry about being here for workers this weekend.  No big plans this weekend, just lounging in jammies sounds nice.  ; )

On to my butterfly, another drawing tonight.  Here is butterfly #263.



That's all I have for you tonight.  I keep yawning while typing this post and it's only 8:41pm.  Lots to do before cabinets arrive tomorrow.  Have a great evening and weekend!!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Project 365, Day #262

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  I ended up painting again today.  I put the pot lights back in the ceiling last night and when they were on it looked a little streaky but from underneath, (if that makes sense).  I am sure I am overdoing it, but it's done now.  So that was my morning again.  Hannah started physical therapy today for her ankle and I took her there for her first appointment.  She is still in a little pain from her surgery and needs a little help with it.  The therapist said she has some work to do because she has been walking funny and it needs to be corrected.  I worked on my butterfly early today so it wasn't so late like last night.  Here is butterfly #262.



This is my third attempt tonight.  I don't like to start over but the first two were not working at all.  Not an exaggeration either.  I hope you enjoy what I ended up with. 

That's all for me tonight.  Time to get dinner for the family.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Project 365, Day #261

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today I took a break from painting and caught up on the bills and paperwork.  Actually I still have a little to do, but there is always that to do it seems.  Here is butterfly #261.


A fun butterfly of squiggles.  I like the look of this one and enjoy the craziness of it.  I was sitting on the couch tonight and almost forgot about my butterfly.  I have been doing them a little earlier, so I was a little off tonight.  I am still pretty tired but I also don't sleep very well.  Seamus has been waking me up every night to go out, between the hours of 2-4 am.  I let him out every night before I go to bed but this is a new thing for him.  I don't know if he is just getting old or maybe a little lonely in the middle of the night.  Not sure, but it's like having a little one again.  Not so easy for me anymore though.  I don't bounce back the way I used to.  : )

That's all for tonight.  Have a great one!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Project 365, Day #260

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I painted a second coat today in the kitchen and dining room.  It is all set now and ready for cabinets.  I definitely need to take tomorrow off though.  It was hard starting out this morning, my arms were screaming in pain.   I made it through and it looks good.

On to my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #260.


A few colors tonight.  This one came together pretty quick.  That's all for me tonight, I am pretty tired.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, September 16, 2013

Project 365, Day #259

Hello,

Happy Monday.  I hope you had a good day.  I painted for 8 hours today.  I have color on the ceiling, kitchen and dining room walls.  It's nice to see the color.  Hopefully I only need one more coat and it will look good.  They finished sanding the bathroom today, so I need to start that painting as well.  The bathroom is small though, so that shouldn't be to bad. 

Here is a little different idea for a butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #259.


This is an interactive butterfly.  If you want to play along, you can print it out and complete the dot to dot.  I wish this was my idea but Chris thought of it.  I was sitting on the couch and saying how I couldn't think of anything and he popped this idea out.  I thought it was a fun idea, so I went with it.  The first one I did though, I put to many dots and you could see exactly what it was.  I realized I needed to spread the dots out for it to work.  Hopefully you can read the numbers if you play along.  It was a little difficult to get them on there.  I know I need to make the image bigger if I do it again. 

That's all for me tonight.  It actually hurts to type right now.  My arms and wrists are so sore from painting.  Crazy.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Project 365, Day #258

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I took the day off from painting today, but I did go pick up the paint I needed to start painting tomorrow.  I also went to a show at the high school with Molly this afternoon.  It was a comedy and we enjoyed the show.  We just got home about 5pm and I decided to draw my butterfly then.  Here is butterfly #258.


It is a quick one again today.  I feel I am running out of ideas or it could be that I am just still really tired from yesterday.  : )  Chris and I are off to get a little dinner and I just ordered pizza for the girls.  It's a win win for all of us.  I hope you have a great night.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Project 365, Day #257

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today was a long day for me.  I woke up early and started prepping for painting.  I started painting at 7am and finished at 6pm.  I got the kitchen and dining room walls and ceiling primed and sealed.  Chris came home from his bike ride and helped with the ceiling.  I cut in all the edges and all that other fun painting stuff.  I also needed to work on one long wall in the living room.  We took out a closet along that wall and added a little to the opening to the kitchen.  Parts were painted and then there were the new patched parts.  I sanded the painted parts so I could prime the entire wall length.  I am exhausted to say the least.  Actually my body aches more than I am tired.  I am definitely out of shape. 

I tried to draw up a quick butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #257.



I was trying to do something a little different.  It's not to bad.  I think I should have sketched this one first with pencil.  

That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly




Friday, September 13, 2013

Project 365, Day #256

Hello,

Happy Friday to you!  I hope you had a good day.  I would like to say mine was, but it was a very stressful day here.  Lots of issues with the house remodel and now I just get stressed out pretty easily.  So on to my butterfly and nicer things.  Here is butterfly #256.


Lots of squiggle lines.   I really like the squiggle lines for some reason.  When I look back on the butterflies I have done in the past, these always seem to stand out for me.

That's all for tonight.  I hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Project 365, Day #255

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  They started tiling the shower today.  Yeah!  It's nice to see this kind of progress.  Now I can see that things will get finished.  It hasn't seemed like that lately.  : )  I picked up a 5 gallon container of primer and sealer today, to start the base coat process.  I am doing the painting to save a little money.  I usually enjoy painting but this is a really big project, so hopefully it all goes well and I can get it done in time.  

The girls had a dentist appointment tonight at 7pm, so I drew my butterfly during the appointment.  I know I will be there about an hour, so it is a good use of the time.  Here is butterfly #255.



I have to say it is still interesting how they turn out.  I start one by think of something and then start adding the lines.  In my head I envision them one way but they usually turn out different.  They definitely grow and change with each addition of lines.  

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Project 365, Day #254

Hello,

I hope you had a good Wednesday.  Here is butterfly #254.


A little stars and stripes tonight.


That's all for tonight.  Thank you to all who serve and protect us and the families that support them. 

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Project 365, Day #253

Hello,

How are you today?  I hope you are doing well and have had a good day.  The workers didn't show up until noon today, so I was able to work in my studio a bit and get some laundry done.  That felt nice.  I am working on some Halloween projects for Stamp Academy.  It is actually nice to think about decorations, a nice change of pace from the mess that is my house right now.  : )  I decided to work on my butterfly while the girls were working on homework.  Here is butterfly #253.



Back to the black & white tonight and a sort of 'hidden' butterfly.  I wanted to change things up today, so I hope you enjoy the change.  I was considering coloring it in and doing some color block but I asked the girls their opinion and they said to keep just like this.  So, there you have it.  That's all for tonight.  I'm off to cook dinner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, September 9, 2013

Project 365, Day #252

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today was a busy day for me.  On to today's butterfly, here is butterfly #252.


A simple design tonight.  I think the body might need a little something else.  I do like the color combination of Coastal Cabana and Perfect Plum, two of my favorites.  That's all I have for you tonight.  I am really tired and hopefully will get to bed early.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Project 365, Day #251

Hello,

I hope you have had a nice weekend.  They really do go by to quickly though, don't you think?  Getting ready for another work week, school and functions.  I got my butterfly done early so I could spend a little more time on that.  Here is butterfly #251.


I have a little bit different butterfly today.  I decided to use the entire sheet of paper and create a background as well.  My intent was to add more butterflies as well but I didn't want to add more at this time.  After I did the background, I actually messed up on the purple butterfly, but turned it into a decent looking one.  I didn't want to add more, just in case. 

That's what I have for you tonight.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,

Kelly

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Project 365, Day #250

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  It's straight to my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #250.


I used the purple markers again tonight.  I really like the color combination.  There are two purple markers but it is a little hard to tell on the computer.  That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, September 6, 2013

Project 365, Day #249

Hello,

Happy Friday!  Yeah it's the weekend!  I hope you had a good day.  Molly was home sick today, with a fever and aches.  It stinks to be sick and she actually hates to miss school.  Unusual I know, but she has always loved school.  Hopefully she will feel better tomorrow.  Busy day for house stuff for me.  On to something nicer.

Here is butterfly #249.


I finally went into the garage and pulled markers from the 40 other colors I have. : )  I have Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum tonight.  Purple is my favorite color, so I am loving this one.  Not just for the color but the design as well.  I hope you like this one as well.  Let me know what you think.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Project 365, Day #248

Hello,


I hope you are having a good week.  Molly came home from school today feeling pretty sick.  It always seems to happen the first two weeks of school.  Hopefully she will feel better soon.  The heat in our house doesn't help right now, but we are doing our best to keep it cool.

Here is butterfly #248.



I am still enjoying the markers.  I still need to go into my studio to clean up the dust before I can make a card.  : (  I really am avoiding that, especially with the heat.  The garage/ 'studio'  only has the one window and it is pretty stuffy in there right now.

Well that's all for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Project 365, Day #247

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  It's been really hot here the last few days.  It's hot for us here but still nothing compared to what we used to have in NY.  However, we are used to our So Cal climate now so this is a little uncomfortable.  I am thinking we should have added the ac now when we put in the new HVAC system when we moved in.  We only usually need it for a month or so but it would be nice now.  : )

This is what I have for you tonight.  Here is butterfly #247.



I hope you are enjoying all my colorful butterflies.  I like them and the way they are turning out.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Project 365, Day #246

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Lots of work going on in the house today.  It is full of sheet rock dust now and smells horrible, because of the hot mop in the shower.  It will all be great in the end I know.  : )

Here is butterfly #246.



A 'few' circles to create tonights butterfly.  That's it for me tonight.  Seems like so much to do and so little time.  I know it seems like that quite often though.  : )  I hope you have a great evening!  Thanks for topping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, September 2, 2013

Project 365, Day #245

Hello,

I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day!  We spent the day driving home from San Francisco.  Seven hours in the car, total trip about 8 hours with stopping for one meal.  It was a long trip and just tiring, even though I didn't do any of the driving.  I can tell you my muscles locked up getting out of the car, after the long day of walking yesterday.  It was crazy, it hurt to walk from the car to the house.  Anyways, here is butterfly #245.  




I wanted to try and make the skeleton of a butterfly tonight.    Not sure they really have one, but that was my thought.  Jut the 'bones' of the butterfly, so to speak.  That's all I have for you tonight.  I am really tired.  I did not sleep well at all last night.  Hopefully I can catch up a bit tonight.  I hope you had a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly




Sunday, September 1, 2013

Project 365, Day #244

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Sunday.  We walked around a lot today.  We went to the Presidio for lunch, then walked to the Golden Gate Bridge and from there, walked to Fisherman's Wharf.  The girls were exhausted and wondering when the walk would be over.  It was a nice day though and we ended the evening hanging in the room together.  We just walked Alyssa back to her dorm and said our goodbyes.  I am both sad and happy.  Sad to say goodbye and happy because of all the great opportunities for her.  I will miss her of course but I just look forward to her next visit.  

I drew up this butterfly just before we started to watch a movie tonight.  Here is butterfly #244.


                           

That's all I have for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly