Saturday, November 30, 2013

Project 365, Day #334

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  It was a long day for me.  I have two butterflies tonight.  I did the first, scanned it in and didn't really like it when it was scanned, so I went and drew another one.

Here is butterfly #334.



I used two different thickness of markers for these drawings.  When I am using a finer point, I tend to draw more lines like in the first one.  The second one uses a wider tip marker, so I am happy with just single lines.  I like the second one better tonight.  Which one do you like?  Those are my butterflies for tonight.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.


Take care,
Kelly

Friday, November 29, 2013

Project 365, Day #333

Hello,

I hope you had a good day!  Today we went and got our Christmas tree.  We went to a tree farm and cut it down, yeah!  We have not done that since we lived in New York.  I am not sure why, but I was very excited because it was always one of my favorite things to do.  They only have Monterey pines around here and we usually get a Douglas fir, so maybe that's a reason.  It was so nice to walk around the tree farm and everyone enjoyed it.  

I was cleaning up a bit and flattening a empty tissue box to recycle and I got an idea.  Here is butterfly #333.


The tissue box had a pretty bow and I thought it make a nice center for a butterfly.  I just cut out my butterfly around the bow.  I hope you enjoyed this one.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Project 365, Day #332

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you had a wonderful day!  Hopefully you got to relax and enjoy time with family and friends!!

We are going to sit down and watch a family movie, so I want to get my post done quick tonight.

Here is butterfly #332.



I decided I wanted to try and cut out a butterfly tonight.  I just cut freehand.  It's not bad but it might be interesting to see what I could do if I sketched some lines first.

That's it for me tonight.  Off for more family time.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Project 365, Day #331

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  It was a long day but a good one.  I did a little more cleaning and then prepping for tomorrow.  I made a brine for the turkey.  I started my gravy and made cinnamon apples.  I just finished a pecan pie and the monkey bread is ready to go in the oven tomorrow.  I wanted to get some more done but it's ok.  Alyssa came home today!  I made a nice pasta and salad for her.  It was so nice to have everyone sitting around the dining room table again!!

I have a quick drawing tonight.  Here is butterfly #331.


Very quick.  I am not totally happy with this one but it is a butterfly.  I am so tired tonight. 

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!  I just hope for a wonderful day with family and friends!

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Project 365, Day #330

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I am extremely tired tonight.  Lots more cleaning and organizing. 

Here is butterfly #330.


The girls like the other butterfly I did with this sort of design, so I decided to try another one.   I hope you enjoy this one.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, November 25, 2013

Project 365, Day #329

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I finished unpacking all the kitchen boxes...I think.  Chris went to the storage unit while I was unpacking, and he said that all the kitchen boxes were gone.  Yeah.  I also cleaned out most of the living room and put the dining room table back where it belongs.  The living room feels so large now, it's funny.  I also got to dust the shelves and cabinets by the tv, which have been blocked for four and a half months.  They were quite dusty.  It feels good to start to have a clean house again.

I did a drawing tonight after I unpacked a few boxes of Christmas.  Everyone has been wanting to decorate for a couple of weeks now.  I wouldn't start though until other things got in order.  I usually don't start Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving but we have all been itching to decorate early. 

Here is butterfly #329.

I used a few marker colors tonight.  I actally started by drawing the bold outlines first.  I wanted to see what I would do with those drawn first.  I hope you like it.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Project 365, Day #328

Hello,

I hope you had a good weekend.  Mine was busy, but I am getting closer to having the kitchen done.
Here is butterfly #328.


I used real red and tangerine tango markers, it's a little hard to see in the scan though.

That's it for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Project 365, Day #327

Hello,

I hope you had a good Saturday.  More unpacking for me, 48 boxes so far.  I should be done but I realized I have way to many things.  I like cups, mugs and plates and tend to buy more when we travel, and see something different.  I also have more things so when we entertain I have enough for all.  That's great for the parties but storing it seems to be the difficult part.  : )

I am definitely tired tonight.  One of my quick sketches tonight.  Here is butterfly #327.



Even though these are quick, they are still thought out.  I draw a few lines, and then think about others and slowly add more.  

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

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, November 22, 2013

Project 365, Day #326

Hello,

Happy Friday to you!  I hope you had a good day.  I got a new refrigerator today.  I am hoping this one will all be good.  The last ones compressor was bad.  I unpacked some boxes today, which feels good.  It's a little slow because most of the items need to be washed from being in the paper and storage for so long.  Hopefully I can get most of the unpacking done this weekend. 

I struggled with tonight's butterfly.  I had a few different ones I drew up but just couldn't keep.  Here is the one I ended up with.  Here is butterfly #326.


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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Project 365, Day #325

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  The days have been very busy for me dealing with the house remodel and appliance issues.  On to more fun things.  Here is butterfly #325.


A different look for tonight.  I hope you enjoy this one.  That's it for me. 

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Project 365, Day #324

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I don't have a lot to say so it's on to my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #324.


I was trying the block pattern again.  This one turned out like it's behind bars though.  : )

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

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Project 365, Day #323

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  My Internet for the house is not working and I started to get worried about  getting my post done.  Then Chris reminded me I could use my iPad.  I was glad he said that because I really want to make my posts everyday.  Here is butterfly #323.

                           

A nice simple drawing tonight.  For some reason I like to draw swirls.  It doesn't matter the size, I just find them fun.  

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly 

Tuesday Tidbits - November 19th, 2013

Hello,

Here are today's tidbits.

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You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this flyer.


If you have any questions, just let me know.  Have a great week!



Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, November 18, 2013

Project 365, Day #322

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Monday.  I was definitely tired from yesterday but still feel a little sick.  Can't seem to shake this cold.  I took it a little easy today.  I unpacked my car from the show and did some bills, nothing to exciting.  After dinner I sat down to draw.  Here is butterfly #322.


I drew the initial outline of this butterfly and was going to start over but I stopped myself.  I worked with what I started with and kept going.  A little different one tonight.  I second guess myself a lot but I know it's good to just keep pushing myself to think out of the box.  Working with what I have, or with what I started with, challenges me and I can be surprised at the outcome.  It's good to test ourselves like that, in whatever we might do. 

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

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Project 365, Day #321

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I had my show today.  I left the house at 8:30am and got home at 6:30pm.  It was a long day and I was on my feet all day.  I had to do the set up and take down myself.  Sometimes I am lucky and one of my girls will go, but today they were busy.  I am extremely tired and my old body doesn't hold up the way it used to. 

I have a drawing tonight.  Here is butterfly #321.



That's all for me tonight.  I am having a hard time keeping my eyes open.  : )  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Project 365, Day #320

Hello,

I hope you had a good day!  A really late post tonight.  I have been working all day getting ready for my show tomorrow and I almost forgot to do my butterfly.  I thought about it earlier but then it totally slipped my mind.  A quick drawing tonight.  Here is butterfly #320.






That's it for me.  I still need to get a few things organized for tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day tomorrow!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, November 15, 2013

Project 365, Day #319

Hello,

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good day!   I am working on getting everything ready for my show on Sunday.  Lots to do still.  I sat down to do my drawing while I was waiting for Chris to get home from work.  Here is butterfly #319.


I drew the outline and then I was just playing with different designs within the wings. 

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Project 365, Day #318

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  My day was pretty good.  I worked in the studio some more today.  I worked on a new bag that Hannah has been wanting me to make.  It is a simple fold over clutch bag.  Here are is a pic.



Hannah has been asking for a bag like this for a year at least.  To me they almost seem too simple but I ended up loving the bag.  Of course I needed to add a little something and I chose to add a wave design to this one.  The lining fabric is also this batik fabric.  Hannah loved the bag and even Chris thought it was great.  That's always nice to hear.

I took a break from sewing to cook a nice pasta dinner.  Just a nice simple meat sauce with pasta.  It tasted pretty good.  I forgot to add the spinach though.  I usually chop up a bag/box of spinach and put it in my sauce.  You wouldn't know it was there if I asked but I did miss it.  It was nice to have a home cooked meal again.  They are still not finished with all of the touch ups, so I still can't unpack all my kitchen stuff.  I am not that inspired to cook when I can't put my dishes away.  I don't want to bring to much out and have it get dirty and then I have to clean it again.  That's no fun.  : )

I sat down after dinner and did a drawing.  Here is butterfly #318.


Just a nice simple drawing.  I like the way this one turned out.  That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Project 365, Day #317

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  I got to sew today and finish the 9 clutches I was working on.  I also had workers here today trying to do all the little touch ups to make things finished.  I am not sure they will finish today though.  Did I mention my new refrigerator stopped working?  Well I had them here today and the compressor is bad.  So I will wait and see what they do about that.  It is crazy.  I needed to hang out in the living room so I decided I would draw.  Here is butterfly #317.


I started by drawing the squares first.  I then filled in the butterfly.  I wanted to do something a little different from what I have been doing lately. 

That's about all for today.  My head is still very congested, I can't seem to shake this one with my homeopathic medicine.  I might need to go to the doctors.  Here is a quick pic of the clutches I completed today.  These are the new design that I was working on.  I have some fun prints and even a couple Marvel comic and Star Trek prints.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Project 365, Day #316

Hello,

Happy 11-12-13!  It's a fun date today.  I hope you had a good day.  I tried to work as much as I could in the studio today.  Chris was home sick today.  I am still not feeling great but I needed to get some work done.  I ended the night sewing but I made some silly mistakes so it was time to stop and wait until tomorrow to do more.  I have a sketch tonight.  Here is butterfly #316.


A nice loose sketch tonight.  That's all I have for tonight.  My head is really stuffy and I should get some sleep. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday Tidbits - November 12, 2013

Hello,

Here are your tidbits for today.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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* Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
* Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)



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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you later for my butterfly post.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, November 11, 2013

Project 365, Day #315

Hello,

Happy Veterans Day!  I hope you all had a good day!  I have a thank you butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #315.

This one is a pretty easy one to see.  I drew it free hand with the marker tonight, no pencil.

I want to say thank you to all of our veterans out there and their families!!  Thank you for all that you do.  I appreciate you.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Project 365, Day #314

Hello,

I hope you had a good Sunday.  I did a little work in the studio, cutting out some bags.  I don't feel well though, so it has been a struggle to get through the day.  Hannah was sick again last week, then Molly woke up Saturday not feeling well and today was my turn.  My head is pretty groggy right now, so on to tonight's butterfly.  Here is butterfly #314.


I decided to do a little collage for the background and then draw my butterfly on top.  I wanted to create a little texture/interest.  I like it, but I think the lines are a little hard to see.  I might try again and use a bigger point pen. 

That's it for me.  Have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Project 365, Day #313

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  Here is butterfly #313.


I did a little crumbled paper collage tonight.  This one scanned pretty nice.  I like the dimension of the paper like this. 

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

Take care,
Kelly