Sunday, January 31, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #31 (1126)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #31 (1126).


Simple with just a few details tonight.  A crazy, stormy, day here today.  Extremely strong winds and heavy rains, on and off all day long.  At one point it was coming down so heavy you could see the huge drops.  I got a great little video of it and here is a picture of it as well.


That's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Take care,
Kelly



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #30 (1125)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #30 (1125).



A fun one tonight.  Molly had her winter formal tonight and a bunch of them got together early to get ready, have a bite and take some photos.  They were also kind enough to help me out with my star tonight as well.  These are a couple of fun shots and its nice to do something different.

My photo could also technically be the ones I already used but I wanted to use a couple more.


Some more fun shots of the group.  I hope they a having a great night.  I still need to pick Mols up.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly










Friday, January 29, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #29 (1124)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #29 (1124).


A different one tonight where the background takes all the details.  I really like this one and its a nice change.


Another sunrise photo tonight.  I found this one to be very subtle and soft, and still very beautiful.  I know I need to change things up, but I just love these pics and each one is different, in their own special way.

That's all for now.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #28 (1123)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #28 (1123).


I took yesterday's design and re-did it with nice inked in, bold images.  I changed the design a little bit, to get more of those bold lines and images.  I am pretty happy with it.  I also added the background, which I was thinking about yesterday, but gave it a go today.  


My photos tonight are of that everyday kind of stuff.   I have been a little behind on everything for about two weeks, since I was up in Utah and then sick.  I am just now getting back to normal and I got some much needed, cleaning done.  I have to say I don't really enjoy cleaning, but I do love a finished, clean, and organized space.  I also love seeing all my different photos all over the house.  I have quite a few around, and they all just make me smile, and that's always nice.

Well that's all for me again.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #27 (1122)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #27 (1122).


A trio of a little more detailed stars tonight.  I felt like it could have used a background but I wasn't sure what to do, so I left if blank.  


Shortly after I woke up, I walked by a window and noticed a warm red glow through the curtains.  I went outside and to find this amazing sunrise.  It really was breathtaking.   I have to say that the sunset was also quite beautiful tonight, but I think the sunrise was just a little more spectacular.

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

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #26 (1121)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #26 (1121).


I decided to take yesterday's star and add the bold ink to it.  I drew the star again and then found a nice big tip marker and inked in some lines.  I really like the bold shapes, and love how they pop now.  I'm glad I decided to use the same image as well, it's cool to look at them side by side and compare the two.


Molly is going Vegan right now and I have been trying a bunch of new recipes.  I did some baking today.  I was a little worried at first but everything has come out great so far, they were both very delicious.   I made snickerdoodles and an apple crumble tonight.  Some fun before and after pictures for you tonight.  

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly




Monday, January 25, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #25 (1120)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #25 (1120).


I like the idea of yesterday's star, so I decided to do something similar.  I was thinking of inking in some of the shapes but I also wanted to keep the simplicity of the design.  So I choose to keep it simple tonight, and perhaps I will ink it in for tomorrow.


A couple different pics for me tonight.  I put together a care package for Hannah today, and part of it was including some of her favorite cookies.  While I was doing that, Molly was reading for school.  She had a long weekend of working and was a little tired.  She looked so cute sleeping that I had to take a few pics.

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly





Sunday, January 24, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #24 (1119)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #24 (1119).


A bold star for tonight.  This was my second attempt tonight.  I started with another drawing and I used bolder line pens.  When I went to erase my pencil marks, the ink lines smeared.  I tried to work with it and add some more lines and smear them, but it just didn't work.  So, I started new and really like the result.  This one is actually much better in my opinion.  

My photo is an image of a tiki we have in our back yard.   It was a present to Chris, last Father's Day.  The sun was hitting it just right and I zoomed in on it for some cool shots. 


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

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #23 (1118)

Hello,

I hope you had a good Saturday.  Here is my star for day #23 (1118).


A few shooting stars tonight with the addition of some dot details.  


Molly went outside tonight to see if we could see the moon.  It was a nice clear night, so we had a great view.  I took a few pictures with my phone and I was surprised how well they turned out.  A pretty cool pic of the Wolf Moon.

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

Take care, 
Kelly



Friday, January 22, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #22 (1117)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #22 (1117).


A couple of stars with some simple details.  They are very clean and simple but I really like these two tonight.  I think dots are some of my favorite accents/details.  

I'm still running at about 50%, I did a few things today, but not to much.  I got tired quickly and had to take breaks.  One of the things I did was change the flowers in my centerpiece.


It is an odd sort of centerpiece.  I took an old tool box, and filled it with old glass bottles and mason jars.  I add different flowers to it depending on the season, these are my spring flowers.  It's a fun display piece.

That's all for me.  Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #21 (1116)

Hello,

I hope you had good day.  Here is my star for day #21 (1116).


Similar style again, but I decided to keep the stars open tonight.  I think keeping that open space gives it a different look and I like the change.

I'm still feeling under the weather and hopefully will feel better tomorrow.  Here is an image that makes me feel better though.


I think I've said it before but I love sunrise and sunset images/views.  They just make me smile and I appreciate the every changing beauty of them.

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #20 (1115)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #20 (1115).


Same idea as last night but using the circles tonight.  I found them to be a little trickier to do though. Sometimes it's difficult to figure out what lines I am following or outlining.

I woke up today with a sore throat and feeling completely run down.  I don't like feeling like that and not having any energy to do anything.  I took Vitamin C and some other homeopathic remedies, and they are helping but I also took it easy today.  I started my drawing a little earlier and happened to look outside and the sun was setting, here is my photo.


The 'magic light' was so beautiful and peaceful tonight.  I even loved the warm glow on the seating area, it looked so inviting.

That will be all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #19 (1114)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #19 (1114).


I got to spend a little more time on my star tonight.  I've done his technique before and I really like the way they turn out.  I like the grid pattern and how the image is intertwined with it.  

It was a full day of cleaning and some grocery shopping.  I wanted to make Chris a special dessert because I wasn't home for his birthday, and also give him his presents.  


A few days later, but I got to do a couple special things for him.  I like to make birthdays special and it's hard when you can't be there for them.  That's all for me.  Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Monday, January 18, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #18 (1113)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for #18 (1113).


Really simple tonight, I started very late.  I spent my first full day home, taking down all the Christmas decorations.   Taking them down, is not as fun as putting them up.  I have quite a bit so taking them down really does take a full day.  I was so busy with that, I didn't think of pictures again.  I decided one of Seamus would be nice.


Just as the photo says, he is all snuggled up and ready for bed.  Isn't he sweet?  So cute!  That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #17 (1112)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #17 (1112).


Today was a day of traveling.  I said goodbye to Hannah at 10am, and have been traveling since.  I got to the airport early so I had time to work on my star drawing.  I started in Salt Lake City and just finished it in Phoenix.  I had a connection, so another hour and a half before I got on the plane.  I think you can tell when I have a little more time, because I add a few more details.  The photo is reminiscent of last Sunday I think. 


It was sad to leave again but I wished her the best!  Of course I joked with her and said I don't want to see her again for a few months.  Seriously though, I hope her back heals quickly and school goes well!

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #16 (1111)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #16 (1111).



I started by drawing the background tonight, and then added in the stars.  I like this one, it is a little different.  Tonight is my last night with Hannah before I go back home tomorrow.


It was a nice evening, good food and a few laughs.  Hannah was her old self, acting like a comedian.  It was great to see her in such good spirits.  As a mom I worry about her, but I know she is strong and she will be great and do great.

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

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, January 15, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #15 (1110)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #15 (1110).


I like the separating lines to divide the images, so another one of those tonight.  It was another one of those days that I just went through the motions and totally forgot to take pictures.  It really is different to think about documenting every day with a photo.  I want to show the everyday as well, that is the point, but I guess I don't think they are picture worthy.  However, that is the whole point, so here you go.


This is how I work when I am in a hotel room.  I spread out all my different projects, and work from that one area.

So that's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #14 (1109)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #14 (1109).



The swirls are back.  I am feeling a little blocked with the stars, not sure what to try.  Maybe when I get back home I will try some different mediums and that will give me a little spark.  Here is what I am working on in my downtime, in the hotel room.


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

Take care,
Kelly



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #13 (1108)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #13 (1108).


I am back in my hotel room now.  Hannah got to go home today(to her dorm).  She was very excited to be able to leave the hospital.  She still has a long road ahead of her for recovery, but being able to get up and move around is a huge step.  Here is one of the few photos I took today.  I wasn't really thinking of photos today. I'm a little tired my self.


A nice pic of her in the shadows,  because she didn't want me to take a photo.  I like the lighting, I think it has a cool effect.

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #12 (1107)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #12 (1107).


This one is for Hannah, a special request by her.  I flew up to Utah to be with her.  She is still in the hospital tonight but will hopefully get released tomorrow.  Here is my photo, a nice shot from the airplane.  Got to love the iPhone as well because it tells you exactly where it is, The Grand Canyon National Game Preserve, pretty cool.  


I was journaling at the time and didn't look out the window for a bit and I almost missed this view.  I made it a point to keep looking, because I ended up seeing some spectacular things.  The ranges looked so amazing because the snow helped to define all the different layers and points.  I took quite a few photos and it was hard to pick just one.

That's all for me.  I am still hanging with Hannah in her room but she doesn't want me to stay the night, so I am going to go check into my hotel.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly







Monday, January 11, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #11 (1106)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #11 (1106).


A nice star tonight with a fun design I think.  Simple but a little different.  My photo is self explanatory but I added just a simple caption, for when I look back on these some day.


We just got home this afternoon, from driving Hannah to Utah.  However I feel I need to go back up.  Hannah went sledding yesterday and hit a tree and she is in the hospital.  She is ok, but needs a back brace because she fractured a disk.  She is going to be ok but it is quite nerve racking not being able to be there for her.  She says she's fine but it's still hard.   The doctor also says she'll be fine and quite mobile, he is just waiting for the costume brace.  So we'll know more tomorrow and see what the day brings.

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly





Sunday, January 10, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #10 (1105)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for #10 (1105).



Really simple tonight.  I started this earlier and then came back to it thinking I would think of something else to add but that didn't happen.  We are in Las Vegas tonight.  After we said goodbye to Hannah, we drove 7 hours and this was our stop before driving the rest of the way home tomorrow.  So just hanging out right now and going to dinner in a little bit.  Here is my photo for today.


It was sad to say goodbye but so excited for Hannah!!  That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #9 (1104)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #9 (1104).


We are in Logan, Utah tonight.  We moved Hannah in today, and are back in our hotel room now.  It's been a long day, so a relatively simple star drawing tonight.  I was thinking of maybe doing a different one with my fries tonight, but I totally forgot by the time my food arrived, so I drew this one up when we got back to the room.  My photo tonight has a few great shots of Hannah around campus.  


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

Take care,
Kelly


Friday, January 8, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #8 (1103)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my heart for day #8 (1103).


A starfish design star for tonight, with a few details.  Pretty simple for sure.  We were up at 4am, and left at 5am to drive Hannah to Utah.  We stopped in Provo for the night.  It was a nice drive and we did hit some snow, but not to bad for the driving.  My photo is a nice pic of one of the snow capped mountains.  


It was a good day of driving, 10 hours in total, but only a couple left for tomorrow.  That's all for now.  Chris and Hannah are already asleep.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #7 (1102)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my heart for day #7 (1102).


A star with a few details tonight.  I was going to add more but I am getting tired and I still have lots to do.  We leave to drive Hannah to school tomorrow in Utah.  She is attending Utah State University, and we have a 13 hour drive.  Hannah is almost done with the packing, there are just a few things she says to go.  Here is what she has so far.


Hopefully there is not to much more, because we loaded all of this up in the truck and there is not much room left.  Chris and I need a bag as well since it is a 4 day trip.  That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly