Saturday, December 31, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #366 (1461)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #366 (1461).  A funny thing for day 366, I realized I was ahead in my numbers a week or so ago and then I got worried I numbered my days wrong.  I flipped back through about two months worth of dates, and then I finally remembered we had a leap day this year.  Crazy how I forgot that, so happy day 366!



A Happy New Year wish with my star tonight.  The star continues with my little details that I like so much.

Tonight we always make lots of finger foods and then hang out and watch a movie.  I made lots of goodies and I enjoy them all, but can't eat them all the time.  Good thing I only do this a few times a year, my stomach can't handle it.  ; )

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Years!  I hope your evening is great and you celebrate just how you like to.

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Happy New Year!
Kelly

Project 365, Stars, Day #365 (1460)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #365 (1460).



I did my star this afternoon because I knew we would get home late from the concert, and I wanted to be ahead of the game.  I did a skinny star with little details inside and I like this one.  It was a great idea because we just got home at 11:50 pm, so I have just enough time to write my post. 

We went to see Straight No Chaser in concert tonight.  It was a Christmas present that I got for the family.  If you have never heard them, they are an acapela group, and you should give them a listen.  They are also quite fantastic in person and very entertaining.  The girls enjoyed the concert as well, they were not expecting them to be that funny.  They sang some originals, covers and some holiday music.  It was a very nice evening.

That's all for me.  Just a few minutes past midnight, but still the same day for me ; ).  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Porject 365, Stars, Day #364 (1459)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #364 (1459).







I tried to do a star with a similar idea as the last two days but in reverse.  I wanted the details on the outside of the stars and the stars themselves, to be the accents.  It is okay but it doesn't appeal to me like the last two nights did. 

I had this tea bag quote the other day:  'In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.' - Aristotle  

I thought it was great and I truly believe it.  When I go running I notice all these little different things and find great beauty in them.  Here is one of the cool trees from the park.  When you get up close, it is even more amazing.

That will be all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #363 (1458)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #363 (1458).



A star inspired by last nights design.  I like the foreground and background details on these.  They pop and the composition is striking to me. 

Sitting on the couch having a little down time, and watching the Hallmark channel, this was my view.  I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already.  We like to hold on to it as long as we can, and one way is to keep our opened presents under the tree.  It's fun to see everything under the tree for a bit and it looks full and happy.

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #362 (1457)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #362 (1457).

 

I like tonight's star, something a little different for me.   The design and details are all working for me tonight.  

My photo well, I'm not sure it is working for me.  : )  I definitely like my foot pic and the landscape, but the selfie definitely needs some work.  I really don't like taking them and I find it difficult to do.  Not sure why, but I am not that comfortable with it, like my girls are.  It is a learning process for sure.  I am growing though because I used the photo tonight.  In the past I would not have used it and it probably would have gone in the trash bin.  Taking things a little lighter now and not overthinking or worrying about them as well.  A good feeling to grow like that.

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.  

Take care,
Kelly




Monday, December 26, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #361 (1456)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #361 (1456).



A simple star with some tiny dot details.   Chris and I went for a walk in the park this afternoon.   The squirrels are so trained and expecting food, that they come up to everyone walking by.  Actually even when I am running they will try and come up to you, so you have to be careful that you don't trip on them.  Today it was nice to be walking because I always wanted to try and get a photo of them.  I tried to hand out a leaf but the squirrel ducked it's head right around it.  It was cool to me to get that close.  Around the other side of the park another one came up to Chris.  It didn't get quite as close as mine, but I got a nice photo. 

Today was a nice day of relaxing and cleaning up a little from yesterday's adventures.  I'm getting tired now and will be heading to bed soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #360 (1455)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #360 (1455).






A very simple message today.  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!  If you don't celebrate Christmas, then I wish you a very wonderful Holiday Season!  May your time be joyful and peaceful!  We had a great day and now are settling back down after dinner.  Hannah, Molly and I are just starting to watch Miracle on 34th Street, so that's all for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Enjoy your evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Stars, Day #359 (1454)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #359 (1454).



A really quick star and post tonight.  I just finished getting everything ready for tomorrow at about 11:55pm.  I'm just not that quick to get everything done in 5 minutes for my post, but I'm still up, so it's still the same day for me.  A great evening of homemade pizza and watching The Muppet Christmas Carol.  It's our Christmas Eve tradition, and I love it.  We got started a little later this year, Hannah had to work until 7pm.  Everything is done though, which is great, because I usually still have wrapping to do.  Oh, I do still have to do the stockings, so I better go.

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 23, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #358 (1453)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #358 (1453).



A quick star with a simple little message tonight.  I had a busy day of running out to a few stores, to get some last minute things and groceries that I forgot to pick up yesterday.  The rest of the day was finishing projects I am working on.  We did go out for a dinner, because I knew I didn't want to cook tonight, and it was a nice little break.   Then we drove through a couple neighborhoods looking at the lights.  A nice day and later in the evening we sat down to watch a movie.  Now all are in bed again and I guess it may be my turn now.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #357 (1452)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #357 (1452).



A trio of tiny detailed stars tonight.  These ones were pretty hard to add details to, but I added a few in there. 

Hannah didn't have to work tonight, so we were all home, which was nice.  I have been wanting to watch some of these classic movies and Hannah and Molly joined me in watching 'Santa Claus is Comin' To Town'.  I was very happy we got to watch it, I don't think we watched it last year.  Hopefully we can sneak a few more in before Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #356 (1451)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #356 (1451).



Tiny details in tonight's star.  I used my finest point pen to do the work.  Some things were a little difficult to see, to keep the details straight.  I need some new glasses but it also gets worse at night when the lighting is a little dim.  A more delicate look to tonight's star and I like it.

I spent most of my day and evening in the studio working on a new project.  It was nice to sew again.  It's been a while and I need to make it more of a priority to go out there and work.  I was creating something from scratch, so it is taking some time.  Not exactly what I should be doing four days before Christmas, but that's how I work sometimes.

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #355 (1450)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #355 (1450).



A simple double line star tonight and another picture of one of my trees and some more birdies.  Yes, I have a lot of little birds and trees.  Not sure how I started on this whole collection journey but I love them and enjoy seeing them around the house.

That's all for me tonight.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 19, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #354 (1449)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #354 (1449).



More of the all over patterns.  I only sketched the star and then six of the lines radiating out from the star.  The rest was just filling in and figuring out while I go.

I am trying to set up my new computer and get everything where it is supposed to go, as far as external drives and such.  It's been a slow process but I have these cute decorations to keep me company.

Long day and need to get to bed soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #353 (1448)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #353 (1448).



I drew my star free hand tonight.  Usually I draw parts of it with pencil but tonight I went right to paper with the ink.  Pretty decent design.  It's always a little tricky because I feel I would have done something different if I sketched first.  It is good practice though to draw freestyle like this and it works the brain a little differently.

I packed up some yummy treats for friends and Chris is shipping them out tomorrow with a few other presents for the family.

That's all for now.  I have to load up on some more medicine and get to bed.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #352 (1447)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #352 (1447).



Another one of my favorite styles tonight.  My head congestion is still going strong with an added runny nose today.  I hope I will feel better tomorrow.  So much to do.

My progress so far on the body of the mermaid tail blanket.  Still a lot to do and not sure I will be able to finish before Christmas, but I will keep working on it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly


Friday, December 16, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #351 (1446)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #351 (1446).



A quick post for me tonight.  I have a nice head cold right now and I am a little tired.  A classic design for my star.  Alyssa's artwork has been sitting on the counter for a couple of days, so I decided to snap a picture of it today.  I don't always see everything she does, and I usually love it all.  This is a cool ink wash, on a piece of cardboard.  Simple supplies and such a cool outcome.

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #350 (1445)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #350 (1445).



A little more detail going on for tonight's star.  When doing these, I find it challenging to come up with new and different details.  I think I just keep repeating and nothing new is popping up.  I'll keep working at them though, to see what I come up with.

Just some quick photos of my centerpiece for the living room trunk.  The floral pics are a combination of different things I have accumulated over the years.  They are in up-cycled bottles I had, and all tucked into an old tool box.  Different and cute.

That's all for now.  The girls were sick this past week and I am feeling a little run down, so I need to load up on the Vitamin C and get some sleep.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #349 (1444)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #349 (1444). 



Some more detail in tonight's star.  I had a little time before we went out tonight, so I did this earlier.  We were invited to go see the boat parade in Newport Harbor.  It was pretty cool and it's kind of funny how Christmas spirit is shown in warm weather climates.  The boats were cool and it's amazing to see all the detai in them.  A fun evening out.

I am just barely staying awake though right now.  I was just trying to use a mouse with the laptop and it's not hooked up to it.  (I am using the trackpad on the laptop.) That's how tired I am.  So I guess that's all for me,  I need some sleep.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #348 (1443)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #348 (1443).



A little more detail to tonight's star, inspired by the details on the orchids.  I received this beautiful plant the night of our party, from some very dear friends.  It is such a beautiful flower and I don't think I have every looked at them so closely.  The detail in the design are just incredible.  Mother nature is a great artist.  The plant sits by my sink, so I can see it often and it brightens my day.

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your night.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 12, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #347 (1442)

Hello,

I hope you had a great day.  Here is my star for day #347 (1442).



A think this is a fun star tonight.  Swirls, circles and a star, that's all you need for a fun one.

I still had some leftover supplies(ingredients), to make some more goodies for dinner.  Not a healthy dinner, but that's it for the leftovers, so I wanted to make sure we finished them up.  I think a big salad is in order for tomorrow.  : )

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #346 (1441)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Sunday.  Here is my star for day #346 (1441).



A star inspired by the holidays, a simple ornament and some pine needles.  A relatively simple design but I like it.

I cleaned up after the party today and then just relaxed for most of the day.  The house is still all nice and clean and I love that feeling.  Life hasn't kicked back in and all the clutter that seems to go with it.  I decided to get some nice pictures of my decorations while everything was still cleaned out.  They all make me happy.  I especially have a thing for these little birds from Target, not sure why, but I add to my collection every year.  I think they are so cute.

That's all for me.  I definitely need to get to bed early tonight, and maybe catch up on a little sleep.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your night.

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Stars, Day #345 (1440)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #345 (1440).


 
A very simple star tonight and that's about all for my star.  We had our Christmas party tonight.  It started at 6:30pm and our last guests just left at 2:30am.  I am not posting my star within the same day as December 10th, but I have been up since 7am on December 10th, so it is the same day for me still, in terms of doing my blog post.  I did a simple star quick, after a few people left and now I am getting my post done.  I forgot to take a photo of all my appetizers and I am a little bummed about it because I made a lot of delicious things and I wanted to have a picture of them.  Maybe next year : ).

Well that's all for now.  I am going to do a little quick clean up and it's off to bed.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 9, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #344 (1439)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #344 (1439).



A nice and easy star again tonight.  Another long day of baking and prepping appetizers for tomorrow, and I am tired.  I think I have a good handle on everything for tomorrow, but we'll see.  I am usually crazy the day of the party, and just finishing things minutes before the guests arrive.  I am hoping to be ready early tomorrow, so I can relax and enjoy everything.

Gorgeous sunrise this morning and it was so nice to start my day with it. 

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #343 (1438)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #343 (1438).



Just some fun simple swirls tonight.  I am pretty tired and didn't want to spend to much time on my drawing tonight.  I just got back from picking up Molly from school and I decided to take a picture of the carolers outside.  They look so cute sitting by the front door and the tree.  They greet all who visit and are such a nice welcome.  Chris made it back in his high school days he said, and they still rock it.

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #342 (1437)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #342 (1437).



A nice overall pattern, it's a little different and I like it.  I did a lot of baking again today.  The cookies took a little more time because they require a little more to the process, like rolling and shaping.  I have a nice amount done but still have some more desserts to make but I will wait until Friday to make those.

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly