Thursday, March 31, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #91 (1186)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #91 (1186).


I felt really good drawing today's star.  I had about an hour to do it while Alyssa was getting her hair done.  I felt very relaxed and just in the moment while drawing.  No pressure to finish it, like I sometimes feel at night.  I wanted to do a very fluid and growing star.  I have the branches flowing out of the star and the edges of the star growing into the branches.  I am really happy with this one and it makes me feel good to look at it and remember the feeling I had while drawing it.


A fun day of changing things up for Alyssa and I. A very Happy Birthday to my Hannah!  It's hard when they are away from home on their birthday, but I know that this is just the start of it.  We got to connect with texts and FaceTime today which was nice.  We also sent her some goodies, to make her day special.

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

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #90 (1185)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #90 (1185).


I drew the loops for the star first, and I was going to leave it simple like that, but I wasn't sure that you would see that as a star. I decided to add a little star to the center for detail and I think it works.


I was working all day in the studio again and this is what I have done so far.  The one bag that I altered a bit, proved to be a little more work than I thought.  That's the way the pattern process goes.  It usually has multiple attempts before I get the final product just right.

Well that's all for me, I'm pretty tired.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #89 (1184)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #89 (1184).


A nice big star, made up of multiple lines.  I like the layers of all the lines and the texture they create.  Nice and simple tonight.  I have been working in the studio on some bags.  I am trying to make gifts for some people this weekend and I am playing around with different designs.  When I start working like that and playing around with new patterns, I make a mess for sure.


This is just a little of the mess.  I already picked up a little before I thought of taking the picture.  More to do tomorrow, so more to clean up then.

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

Take care,
Kelly



Monday, March 28, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #88 (1183)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #88 (1183).


A different star tonight for sure.  I was working in the garage today finishing some birthday presents for Hannah.  I decided to go back in after dinner and see what I could do with fabric for my star.  I some different ideas but then decided to play with scraps.  I cut out a star and layered it in a fun retro print.  I cut the circle out if that and layered it on the polka dots.  I think it's a fun combo.  I'm not sure what I will do with it right now, maybe it will just be inspiration.


My photo could also have been my star but I took these pics of of Hannah's gifts earlier and I like to have a separate photo post.  The cool wall hanging knitted by Chris and a burlap pennant banner made by me.  I could only get the banner in pieces, it has about 36 pennants in all.  They are some fun gifts and I hope she enjoys them.

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

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #87 (1182)

Hello,

I hope you had a great day.  Here is my star for day #87 (1182).


My favorite wave patterns for today's star.  Relatively simple but I am always happy with the way these turn out.  The waves are appealing to me and I love fluidity of them.


Chris, Alyssa and I went out for a nice dinner tonight.  It's weird to have just the three of us, with the younger two away right now.  I know before I know it we will be empty nesters, and I'm sure that will feel very weird.  We had a great evening and wonderful food!  It was simply great.  A really great end to the weekend.

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate Easter, and happy day to everyone else!  I hope you enjoyed your Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #86 (1181)

Hello,

I hope you are having a nice Saturday.  Here is my star for #86 (1181).


I like today's star, a little different and I like all the details.  I drew the background first and then started drawing the circles for the stars.  I thought they were looking pretty bad and was thinking of changing them halfway through.  I kept going though and I am glad I did, because they look much better when complete and part of the entire composition.  


Mother Nature at work in the back yard, pretty new sprouts/blooms on the cactus.  I like to see how they grow and change.

That's all for me.  I am working on dinner as well and it should be done shortly.  Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take car,
Kelly







Friday, March 25, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #85 (1180)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #85 (1180).


A few stars tonight with a simple pattern.  Molly left for her trip today.  They met in a parking lot near school and they all got into a couple of shuttle vans.  There was excitement and nerves all around.  The parents were definitely on the nerves part and the kids, just eccited.  


A few cute shots of some of her group.  Ready to go and have fun.  We wish them all a very safe journey and great trip.

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

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #84 (1179)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #84 (1179).


I decided tonight that I was going to just draw straight ink to paper.  I also chose to do the 'old school' stars that we first learned to draw when we were young.  So I just started drawing and ran with it.  I wanted to keep it simple and that's what I did.  It's nice and kind of fun to get one done so quickly.  


Mols leaves tomorrow for her trip.  I am very excited for her and also very nervous.  I'm sure she will have a great time, and I am glad she has the opportunity.  It will be nerves for me while she is gone, (of course a parent thing to do).  I am wishing everyone a very safe journey and an awesome trip!

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

Take care,
Kelly





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #83 (1178)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #83 (1178).


Trying to think of new things to do but I am finding it hard.  I am not sure if I have done something like this before or not, I need to flip through all my old ones, to refresh my memory.


The moon looked so cool tonight, and I got to take a few pics when I was picking up Alyssa.  That's all for me, it's been a long day of getting things ready for Molly's trip.  Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care my
Kelly



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #82 (1177)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #82 (1177).


Just a quick star tonight.  I am saddened by the attacks on Brussels.  These things are happening far to often and it is nerve racking but we need to stay strong and remain positive for good to prevail.  Chris was traveling today, and Mols is supposed to leave for a cruise to the Mediterranean on Friday.  I am always nervous when people are traveling but I am very nervous for the trip that Molly is taking with her school.  I know we can't live in fear and that's why we must remain positive.  I am doing my best.


The moon was shining bright tonight at sunset.  That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  My heart goes out to all those affected by the tragedies in Brussels.

Take care,
Kelly








Monday, March 21, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #81 (1176)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #81 (1176).


A little more detail in tonight's star.  Not much else to say about it.  I taught my cake class today and I am a bit tired, so I am trying to finish things up and relax.  


The picture doesn't do the sunset justice.  The colors were so soft and striking at the same time.

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

Take care,
Kelly



Sunday, March 20, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #80 (1175)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Sunday.  Here is my star for day #80 (1175).


I am teaching a cake class tomorrow, so today is a prep day.  I usually don't get my flowers started until the evening, but I made a point of it to get them done early.  I got them finished and decided to do a star as well.  I would like to have a picture of it standing up but it is pretty delicate and not quite dry yet.  If I try to pick it up, it will definitely break.  So, a nice picture of it on the parchment for now.  My photo montage is of my flowers and some close up details.  


About 100 little flowers for the kids to use tomorrow.  I also played around with some different shapes to show them how the royal icing can be used.   That's all for now.  We are having a nice big Sunday dinner and it's almost one to eat.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly





Saturday, March 19, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #79 (1174)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #79 (1174).


A nice little trio of stars tonight.  We went to the high school production of Pippin tonight. Molly was working the show tonight and of course her tech group did all the props and scenery for the show.  I didn't know what the story was about, and I can say I didn't like the story itself, but the kids did a great job with their performances.


A fun photo collage of the evening.  It's late and I need to finish this up, so that's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, March 18, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #78 (1173)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #78 (1173).


I wasn't sure what I was going to do tonight and I just started drawing.  The film strip came about first. I was going to erase it but Alyssa walked by and said just go with it, so that's what I did.  A simple idea and it just makes me think of old Hollywood.  


Chris and I had our afternoon walk and I got a couple close up shots of some of the pretty blooms.  I think the pictures came out really nice.  I try to take in my surroundings while we walk and notice something different.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #77 (1172)

Happy St. Patrick's Day,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #77 (1172).


A shamrock with my star tonight, to help celebrate.  We had a great dinner of corned beef, colcannon, carrots and Guinness brown bread.  It was a delicious meal and I enjoyed cooking it all, I just don't like all the dishes I made.


Happy St. Patrick's Day and enjoy your evening!

Take care, 
Kelly

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #76 (1171)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #76 (1171).


A fun one tonight and I really like the way it turned out.  A busy day of catching up from having guests. A bit of cleaning and organizing my papers and bills.  I saw a couple places that would have been nice photos for the day, but I would have had to stop the car in the middle of the street, and that wouldn't have worked.  Alyssa had one of her 3D art projects sitting on the floor and when I glanced over at it, it just popped and I knew I needed to take a pic of it.


That's all for me, thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #75 (1170)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #75 (1170).


I little different I think, and I like it.  A busy day today and I didn't have a good nights sleep last night, so  I am pretty tired. We were relaxing and eating dinner and a took a few pics, which is good because I wasn't thinking about it earlier.


Molly is sick, so she barely came out for dinner, but she did eat a little.  She was just chilling for a bit with her horse Augustus.  Alyssa is working on her computer and watching chopped.  Chris is just relaxing and watching the show.  A calm evening and that's nice.  

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

Take care,
Kelly



Monday, March 14, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #74 (1169)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #74 (1169).


I really wasn't sure what I was doing or where I was going with my star tonight, so this is what I came up with.  I like the star, it's a little different but the composition could use a little more.


A delicious homemade dinner tonight, from my new favorite cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook. It is a vegan cookbook and although I am not vegan, I am trying to incorporate more meals that are just basic and natural.  I have made quite a few dishes out of it and they have all been delicious.

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

Take care,
Kelly 



Sunday, March 13, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #73 (1168)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for #73 (1168).


I like the idea of tonight's star but I think the execution could have been better.  It's one of those things that you understand or see better after the drawing is done.  You know that I try and stick with the one drawing though, so maybe I can try another version of this one.


Molly had her final piano recital today.  She actually didn't play today, we were there just to say goodbye to Renita and thank her.  Molly hasn't had a lot of time to practice, so she chose to not stress herself out and just enjoy the recital.  It was a very nice afternoon.  It was hard when we went to say goodbye and the realization set in, that we will not see her again for a while.  Luckily with today's technology we can still see her and keep in touch easy.

That's all for tonight.  I hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Saturday, March 12, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #72 (1167)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  Here is my star for day #72 (1167).


I liked last nights star so much I decided to do the same concept tonight.  This is one continuous line, going in a different direction than last night.  It does get a little wonky in the middle there, but I really like it.  It's kind of hard to keep my hand still and make the lines so close and not overlap.  Sometimes I feel like a twitch is coming on and I need to control my hand.  I got through this one fine though.

The girls went back to Utah today.  They had an 7:15am flight, so we were all up early and out the door about 5:40am.  It's sad to see them go but happy and excited for them,and the rest of their year.


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

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, March 11, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #71 (1166)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #71 (1166).


A fun star tonight, I like the continuous line detail.  


Hannah and her suite mate Brittany are heading back to school tomorrow.  She might be putting on a sad face but she is happy to be going back.  They had a good time this week and I'm glad they had fun.  It will be sad to see them go but I'm sure the rest of the semester will fly by.

That's all for now.  Enjoy your weekend.

Take care,
Kelly



Thursday, March 10, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #70 (1165)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #70 (1165).


I was trying to have the stars in the background tonight.  I drew the circle designs first, so the focus was on those.  It's not bad, it could use a few more details, after I look at it more.


We came back from our walk and Chris was taking a picture of one of our agave plants, so I thought it would be fun to take a pic of him, taking a picture.  I also included one of the agave, because the bloom is just crazy.

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

Take care,
Kelly




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #69 (1164)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my star for day #69 (1164).


Just a few details on tonight's star.  Simple little circles and I hope I haven't done something like this before.  Tired again tonight and just plugging along.


A gorgeous day today and it was nice to get out and take a few pictures of the ocean.  I definitely don't get down there enough and I need to change that.  I guess that's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care, 
Kelly


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #68 (1163)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my star for day #68 (1163).


A busy day and I am pretty tired tonight.  Molly is working a show again, so it will be a late night as well.  I am just hanging on until I need to pick her up and trying to relax a bit. 


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

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, March 7, 2016

Project 365, Stars, Day #67 (1162)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.   Here is my star for day #67 (1162).

 

Today is my birthday, and here is my star for that.  We went out to dinner to our favorite sushi place, Mahe.  It was a great evening, with great food and great family time.  


Some beautiful sunset pics again tonight.  Chris brought candles and a lighter with him to make my birthday dessert extra special.  So sweet!  I had a great night.

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

Take care,
Kelly