Sunday, December 31, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #365 (1826)

Hello,

Happy New Year's Eve!  I hope you had a good day and evening.  Here is my circle and photo for day  #365 (1826).



The girls had some friends over tonight and it is ultimate game night at our house.  It is so much fun to listen to them.  They are having a great time and enjoying themselves.  Chris joined in for the game 'One Night Ultimate Werewolf'.  They all love the game and for me it's more fun to watch.  I am enjoying myself and taking it all in.

Here is my final drawing for the year and final drawing for Project 365.  It's been five years and I am moving on.  I finished tonight with a compilation with each of the subjects from the last five years, butterfly, watercolor, heart, star, and circle.  I am very happy with this final piece.

It is a little hard to say goodbye because I have been doing it for so long.  In a way I don't want to break the streak because I have been going for so long and it is a part of my every day now.   When I look back I have done some pretty cool things as well.  It is not always energy in though, so I am moving on and going to try something different.  I still plan on working on something at least weekly, if not adding to it daily.  I am getting a mixed media journal, and going to play with bigger pieces of mixed media art.  Using ink, watercolor, collage and whatever else inspires me.  It is a new adventure and not necessarily scary, but a change, so that makes it feel a little uneasy.  I am going to play with it though and see what happens.

If you have been following along all these years, or new to my blog, thanks so much for stopping by and joining me on my journey.  I have not decided yet if I will be posting my new journal entries.  I'll see how it goes and go with the flow.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2018!!  Peace and happiness to all!  Thanks again for stopping by and joining me on this journey!

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #364 (1825)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #364 (1825).


My fourth year was stars, and I am continuing on the same type of design for the composition.  Only one day left to close out the year.


My favorite little paper mache Santa's.  I got them quite a few years ago at a craft fair in Syracuse, NY.  They are so cool with lots of little details.

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 29, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #363 (1824)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #363 (1824).


Circles combined with my third year subject, hearts.  Very simple designs with just a few details where the two intersect.  Just two days left for the year, and it is a little hard to believe.


A chunk of one of my trees, that make up my little forrest.  It is a 7' cashmere tree.  The ends of the branches are split and fluffed, and they almost looks like snow.  It has such a soft effect and goes well with my soft hue ornaments.  It is a different look for me, but I love this tree.  It is so calm and peaceful to me.

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

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #362 (1823)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #362 (1823).


Year two for me was watercolors.  Any subject or design, it just had to be in watercolor.  I did some pretty cool ones, looking back.  It was fun to play with them again and mix them in with my circles.


Chris and I went for a walk at the beach today.  There are some grass patches here and there, and this little flower was all by itself in one section.  It was so beautiful and the colors were striking.  We had a lovely walk and it was nice to be down at the beach again and just smell the air.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #361 (1822)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #361 (1822).


Only five days left of the year.  I decided to pay homage to my last five years by adding the subject of each year to my circles.  My first year I did 365 days of butterflies.  A fun little butterfly and circle combo tonight.  When I say it out loud, five years, wow it really is a long time to be doing this straight.  I am pretty proud of myself.  It is also cool to look over the images from the last five years and see how I have grown.


More Christmas ornaments.  Since they will all be coming down shortly, I decided to get a few more of my favorites in.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #360 (1821)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #360 (1821).


Finishing the year out with simple designs.  Not sure what I am doing yet for next year.  Trying to decide what I want my focus to be for the year.


This cute little bird was a gift from Molly.  I have shared pictures of my other birds and this one is a great addition to my collection.  I never saw this one in the store and think it is just the cutest.  I love the little onesie and hat.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 25, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #359 (1820)

Merry Christmas!

Here is my circle and photo for day #359 (1820).



A little forest of trees for my drawing tonight and my photo is us beginning our day, a very nice group picture.

I hope everyone had a fantastic day, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season, making each day special and wonderful!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your night!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #358 (1819)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #358 (1819).



Some beautiful simple waves for my drawing tonight, with just a few circles added in for accents.

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas Eve.  It's been a little bit off our normal routine because both Hannah and Molly worked today.  Molly is still at work actually and is done at 10:30pm.  So dinner was in two rounds, and our regular movie of A Muppet's Christmas Carol, is being saved to watch until tomorrow.  It's a little strange but I know it's just the first of many, now that the girls are older.

It's been an odd day but I am happy to say that I am done wrapping!  That is a first for me.  I am usually up wrapping until about midnight, so this is huge progress.  Things are all done and ready for Santa.  The boys were all snuggled up and I think staying on Santa's nice list.

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

Take care,
Kelly





Saturday, December 23, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #357 (1818)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #357 (1818).



Simple drawing and beautiful sunrise.   That's all I have for tonight.  It's been a day of ups and downs, and now I think it's time for a little relaxing.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your night.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 22, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #356 (1817)

Hello,

Hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #356 (1817).



Really simple tonight.  I was wrapping presents and Chris called me outside to take a look at the sky. By the time I got out, this was all that I could see.  However in person, it was quite stunning.  It looked ominous and was glowing.  At the time we didn't know what it was, but with a quick search we found out it was the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch.  The actual photos are quite stunning and I would suggest you take a look at them.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #355 (1816)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #355 (1816).



A really simple basic drawing tonight.  We just got home from a work holiday dinner.  It was a nice dinner with Alex and Krista.  A couple of martinis to start the night and the beautiful tree in the courtyard on the way home.

That's all for me.  I need to get up at 5am for my workout and I have to get to bed.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good night!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #354 (1815)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #354 (1815).


A different and fun drawing that I did before our bowling party tonight.


Our gym, T-Spot, had a holiday bowling party tonight.  The theme was to wear an ugly Christmas sweater.  We joined in and had a wonderful evening.  Now it's time to get a little sleep, because it is way past our bed time.  ; )

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #353 (1814)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #353 (1814).


A drawing with a little more detail tonight.  I like this one, probably because it includes some of my favorite simple things.


The boys continue to surprise me and crack me up.  Today they snuggled up in the same spot, on top of the couch cushion.  Cute as can be.  I'm really glad this is an old, well worn couch.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 18, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #352 (1813)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #352 (1813).



Some simple strings of circles, with little dot accents.  More of my favorite ornaments, these are handmade cross stitch ones.  A fun variety and each one special.  The year is coming to a close quickly and it's a little hard to believe.  I'm doing my best to relax and take it all in and I hope you are doing the same.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your night.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #351 (1812)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #351 (1812).


Back home and back to a traditional illustration.  A fun circle with some hanging circles.


It was a chilly windy morning at the beach.  The waves were strong and crashing pretty hard at the shoreline.   They make a beautiful sound and I still find it quite peaceful.  A lovely way to end our little 'staycation' at the beach.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #350 (1811)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #350 (1811).


I got to play in the sand again for today's circle.  It was a lot of fun and rather peaceful.  I took a photo of just my circles and then added the date, so I have both pictures.


Some beautiful photos today of the early sunset.  There really is something so peaceful about sunsets.  I love how the light changes and reflects off the water.  It's different and magical each time.

That's all for me.  I am feeling much better tonight, and I am going to relax a little bit more.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #349 (1810)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle for day #349 (1810).



A fun and different circle tonight.  I would like to tell you more about my day but right now I am battling a very upset stomach.  I think I might have eaten something bad.  I am doubled over on a pillow trying to get through this.  That is all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #348 (1809)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #348 (1809).



This simple series of six complete.  I tried to have the circles flow, kind of a backwards 's', starting from the top left.  It is easier to tell with the 3rd thru 6th days.  I hope you can see it too.

That will be all for me.  I hope you have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #347 (1808)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #347 (1808).



Simple circles and beautiful ornaments.  Keeping things simple at the end of the year, making it a little easier to get everything done.  These cute little ornaments were made by the girls a long time ago.  I love having these little sparks to my memory.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #346 (1807)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #346 (1807).


Simple circle designs, with just a few details.  Easy and fun.


Two handmade ornaments tonight.  The ice skates I made, a copy of something we made years ago, for a church bazaar I believe.  The macrame snow flake is one that my mom made, also years ago.  Something special about handmade ornaments.  I don't think I said last night, but Chris' grandmother made the ornament on the right.  The beautiful one that had ribbon, gold and pearl accents.  Such amazing things to me.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 11, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #345 (1806)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #345 (1806).



More of the same for my circles.  Two of many vintage ornaments on our tree.  I thought it would be fun to take some close up pictures of the many ornaments that we have.  See a little more of the detail and the beauty of them all.  I think I will do this for the next few days.

That's all for me.  A nice quick post.  I have a goal to get to bed by 10, so I have 10 minutes left to get something else done.   Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #344 (1805)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #344 (1805).



Keeping with the same idea as last night and probably will continue for the set of six.  Hannah put her new sunglasses on Tucker and was holding them at first.  She let go and he sat there for a small photo shoot.  Just posing in all of his glory.  A definite rock star I think.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #343 (1804)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #343 (1804).


A new set of six.  This is what I came up with at 11:45pm.  Simple and some nice double bold lines.


We had our holiday party tonight.  It was a huge success.  Here are just a couple quick pics of the goodies.  I never seem to have everything out at once, so I can't get it all in one shot.  Lots of snacks and sweets for all to enjoy.

That's all for me.  Time to load the dishwasher quick and get to bed.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 8, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #342 (1803)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day # 342 (1803).



Wow another set of six complete.  I have to say the days seem to fly by when I do the drawings this way.  I feel like I just start and then all of the sudden I am on day six.  I guess that's how I feel the year is going too.  Only a few weeks left and it's hard to believe.

That's all for me.  Another busy day of cooking, prepping, and getting ready for our party tomorrow.  Time for some sleep.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #341 (1802)

Hello,

I hope you had a great day!  Here is my circle and photo for day #341 (1802).



A really quick post because I am tired.  I just finished making cookies for our Holiday party and mostly cleaning up the kitchen.  ; )  A quick drawing to go along with the other set of six and I am done.  I need to get to sleep because I get up at 5am to go workout.

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Take care,
Kelly