Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #31 (1492)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.   Here is my circle and photo for day #31 (1492).



A relatively quick circle for tonight.  It's getting a little late and I am tired today.   I started working on a new messenger bag made out of my faux suede.  I haven't made one out of this fabric yet so I am excited to see how it turns out.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, January 30, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #30 (1491)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #30 (1491).



Something a little different for my circle tonight.  I wasn't sure what I was doing, or where I was going with this one, but it turned out cool.

I spent the day cleaning in the studio.  I should have taken a before picture of my work table because it was full of stuff.  Things have been piling up before Christmas on there and I just finally cleaned it all off.  I can start to work again, which is a nice feeling.  I have a couple projects in mind and I am excited to get working on them.

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

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #29 (1490)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice weekend.  Here is my circle and photo for day #29 (1490).



A trio of circles tonight with just a little pen shading.  Nothing to spectacular but still kind of cool.

A day of working and cleaning and this was a nice late afternoon break, shared with a cocktail.  It was a little pick me up and then I went on to do a little more work.  That was followed by a lovely dinner out back, under the lights and a sliver of a moon shining through.  A beautiful day weather wise, warm and beautiful sunshine.  A welcome change from our cold, rainy weather we have been having.  Overall a lovely day to be thankful for.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #28 (1489)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #28 (1489).



A different looking circle for tonight.   Some similar techniques and designs but in this combination, I think they look different.

I finished putting on a couple of touch up coats, on the wall in Hannah's room and now it is done.  We started moving a few things back in and she is excited to sleep in her room tonight.  She is taking her time and rearranging a few things, to get her room just right.  It's looking good so far.  Still a bit to move back in over the next few days.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, January 27, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #27 (1488)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #27 (1488).



We just got home about 30 minutes ago and I drew this up quickly.  We met up with some friends tonight to see one of their Nephews play at a restaurant in Long Beach.  It was a nice night, but a little cold because they had him set up outside to sing.  I was not really prepared for that.  Hannah was kind enough to pick out my outfit for me!  I was joking with her earlier about my stylist picking out my outfit,  I knew she popped into my room but I didn't realize she picked out my outfit, until I looked in the closet.  So nice to have my own stylist now ; ).

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #26 (1487)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #26 (1487).



A very simple circle design tonight.  I am a little tired and have a little headache from the day.  I was working in Hannah's room today and getting it ready to put a coat of sealer paint on the floor.  I think I am all set and can get that done tomorrow.

When I woke up this morning, I did a screen shot of the weather again.  It has been like this for a little bit now in the mornings and it is quite chilly for us.  The house really cools down and sometimes it is a little difficult to get warm.  The difference between the morning and day temperatures is so great sometimes, that it's hard for the body to adjust. I am not complaining because I remember what it was like back in NY, it's just funny how 40 degrees is just so cold for me.  Brrrrr.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #25 (1486)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #25 (1486).



I like the multiple circles from yesterday, and decided to go with the same idea tonight.   I decided to go with one of my favorite subjects, waves.  I think it came out pretty cool and I am happy with it.

Today was a busy day and not with what I had planned.  Hannah noticed a lot of moisture on her wall when she was moving her pillows.  I took a look and realized that the floor and molding were damp.  I pulled back some of the carpet and it was not good.  So from there I knew we had to clean out the room and remove the carpet.  Mols got home early from school because of finals and she, Hannah and I moved her entire room out and into the dining and living room.  I pulled up all the carpet, mat and one side of the molding.  We will have to see what we need to do next, I have a someone coming by to take a look.  There has been so much rain that it is just seeping through the concrete and I'm not sure what we can do.

Well that is all for me today.  Long and busy day.  Hope you have a great evening.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #24 (1485)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #24 (1485).



Some fun sketchy circles in a little cluster for tonight.  I have to say it is really simple, but I really like its well.  I sketched first with pencil and had all the sketch lines, which I love, so I decided to make all the sketch lines in pen also.  I didn't opt for the usual one or two lines and I'm glad.  Fun.

Lots going on, just normal routine, exercise, shopping, laundry, some computer work, dinner, etc., and at the end of the day, no picture.  I was talking to Hannah and said I had no photo, so she gave me a little pose.  Nice.  I love getting pics of the girls, so no complaints here.  I do need to try and remember to take photos of my everyday tasks as well, for documenting the ordinary.  Doesn't seem to exciting for photos but it's good to capture the everyday life as well!  Each one is a gift after all.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, January 23, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #23 (1484)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #23 (1484).



Struggling a little with an idea for tonight, but it turned out ok.  Sometimes it just doesn't flow.  I was sitting on the couch and looked over at the rocking chair and chuckled, I thought it would make a good photo for the night.  Hannah said it was time she got rid of her hat but placed it on the Alyssa's rocking horse and there it has sat for two days.  I think it looks pretty cute, so it will be interesting to see how long it stays there.  : )

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

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #22 (1483)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #22 (1483).



A simple circle tonight.  It's starting to get late and I need to finish things up and get ready for the normal school week tomorrow.

It was a very rainy and cold day here.  It rained quite heavily all day.  We have gotten so much rain this season, it really is a little hard to believe.  Water leaks in under the garage door, so I keep checking on it to make sure it doesn't get to bad.  The window in the garage was dripping today, quite a bit.  Not fun issues and they need to get checked out when things dry up.  Well, to go along with this rain, I made some nice comforting food today.  French onion soup with grilled cheeses sandwiches and a roasted chicken with roasted root vegetables.  Yummy meals.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #21 (1482)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #21 ( 1482).



It's getting late and down to the wire for posting, so it will be a quick one.  I really like tonight's circle.  I love the detail in the circle and the overall design.

A great family night with a good dinner, popcorn and movie.  Always nice to sit down together and have some quality time!

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

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, January 20, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #20 (1481)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #20 (1481).


I like tonight's illustration.  I always like flowers and the simple details in the double lines and circles make it complete for me.


I had to go to the mall today because I had an appointment at the Apple store.  My desktop is not working properly, and I was hoping they would help.  Not so much help today but Hannah and I did walk around and go to a couple of stores.  We were in H&M and Hannah found a really cute black faux suede jacket and it was only $15.  She was convinced it was marked wrong, but it wasn't.  It was the only one left in the store, to bad because it was really cute.  She did find this one for me, which I like too.  I wouldn't probably go to this color first but it looks really cute and it's nice to change things up.  This wasn't marked as a sale but when I went to check out it was only $20, bonus.  Always nice to get a deal.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #19 (1480)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #19 (1480).


A double line image with some simple geometric lines.


Today was a full day of learning and I finished all 19 tutorials tonight!  Today was a little rough, because I was having a hard time with one. Things were not working the same as in the tutorial and it was frustrating.  I spent probably a couple hours trying to figure things out, and researching other tutorials.  Other people following this one, did have the same problem but there were so many different answers.  Some of them are still a little confusing because I am just figuring this all out.  I think I got it, but we'll see.  I know I will refer back to these tutorials often, they were so good and until I practice more, I will need the refresher.

That's all for me.  I'm trying to get to bed before 11, we'll see how it goes.  : )  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #18 (1479)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #18 (1479).




A little different and fun design tonight.  I am enjoying the process of creating new things and coming up with new ideas.

I spent the day working on my tutorials again, and I got a lot accomplished.  It's very encouraging and I am happy with my progress.  I made a new recipe tonight for dinner.  It was a delicious red lentil and chickpea curry.  It is a recipe from the cookbook 'Oh She Glows Every Day', by Angela Liddon.  I really enjoy her books and love so many of the recipes and this one deserved a photo.  I great meal to end the day.

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

Take care,
Kelly'


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #17 (1478)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #17 (1478).



Working on some more patterns.  I think I am drawing them with the intent to upload them into my  Adobe Draw app and then play with adding color and such there.  Not a bad thought process some of the time.

I spent a lot of the day again learning and working in Adobe Illustrator.  Not to many exciting things for photos when I am doing that, so at the end of the night I am wondering what I can do.   I put my new robe on tonight.  I actually got it last summer but haven't worn it yet.  I didn't think it would keep me warm because it is light weight but it works great.  I love the pattern and colors and of course the illustrations.  A nice close up pic so you can see some of the details.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, January 16, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #16 (1477)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #16 (1477).



A rather simple design idea for my circle tonight.  I was thinking more about the overall pattern and the long sections.

I was working at the computer all day and on my iPad Pro.  I was watching tutorials on my iPad while working in Adobe Illustrator, trying to teach myself how to use it.  It's going pretty good but my brain does not catch on to things as quick as I would like and I also don't remember them as well.  I am just starting, and I know with repetition it will get better.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #15 (1476)

Hello,

I hope you had a very nice Sunday.  Here is my circle and photo for day #15 (1476).


Just a fun circle with some details tonight.  I did it while sitting on the couch and watching a movie with Hannah.  We have had some serious down time today after our half marathon this morning.  Chris is having his down time in the man cave watching football and playing WOW.   I am really hurting after this race, very sore.  I was much better after the Food & Wine race, but I was better at training for that one.   A nice race though and I did it!

Well that's about all for me.  Time to get dinner going and another movie.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #14 (1475)

Hello,

I hope you had a good Saturday.  Here is my circle and photo for day #14 (1475).



A quick post tonight.  A nice grouping of circles for my drawing tonight, in my favorite double line style.  Dinner was a nice bowl of spaghetti with meatballs.  Carbohydrates to keep us going on our half marathon tomorrow.  Chris, Hannah and I are doing tomorrows' race.  My training has not been as good as it was before my last race, due to weather and my knee acting up.  I am hoping to just be able to go slow and steady and complete in the time given.

That's all for now.  We need to get up around 2:15am, and be leaving the house by 3:15am.  We have to deal with road closures and all the people trying to park, so we want to give ourselves enough time.  I think that might be the part that I look forward to the least, getting up so early and the race doesn't start until 5:30am, but our corral probably won't start until 6 or so.  We'll see how it goes. : )

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, January 13, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #13 (1474)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #13 (1474).



A very simple circle with today's message, a very Happy Birthday to Chris!   The photos go along with the day.  He had a request for Michigan's and Potato Salad, a North Country (NY), specialty.  I haven't made it in a while and it is one of his favorites.  He is not that much into cakes, so he decided that he would like brownies with butterscotch chips in them.  A blast from his past as well.  Some photos from the night, a card from Hannah, presents from his parents and me, and his dessert, with candles of course.  He is heading off to bed now and said he had a great day, and that's all we can ask for.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #12 (1473)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #12 (1473).



This one is easy enough to figure out, no hidden circles here. ; ). Trying to challenge myself with different details but I am having difficulty thinking of new things.  They all look alike to me.  I will keep trying though.

It has been a very wet day again.   Some really hard downpours as well.  We haven't seen rain like this in a long time.  I think it's been 10 years.  The first year we moved here it was like this, but since then, hardly anything.  It's so good for us because it is helping to make our drought situation better.  It cleared up for a bit again, just to see a spectacular sunset, right when I left to pick up Molly.  Perfect timing.

It's pouring again now.  I don't mind it, I just hope it dries up for a bit, for our race on Sunday.  That will be all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #11 (1472)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #11 (1472).



I decided on doing a simple drawing tonight with nice big circles and just a little detail.  I really like the simplicity and design of it.

I wanted to take a picture of dinner tonight.  I thought about it when I was serving up everyone's plate but then forgot about it rather quickly.  I didn't remember until I was all done packing up the left overs.  Ugh.  It was a new recipe, red beans and rice, and it came out great, so I thought a pic of it would be cool.  Well I forgot about it, so I needed to think of something else.  This gave me the idea to upload my drawing to Adobe Draw and work on it in there, to see what I came up with.  It was fun to play around with it and create my own color families.  I am pretty happy with it, especially since it is my second time playing with the app in my iPad Pro.  I am very excited about the potential of what I can do.

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a nice evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #10 (1471)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #10 (1471).



I spent more time on tonight's drawing and I really like it.  The circles may be hard to see but they are at the end of the individual lines.  They might look like swirls but when you zoom in, you can see that they are tiny circles.  I am very happy with this one and I took some Adobe Capture pics, so I can play with it in Illustrator at a later date.

My photo is a fun one.  Alyssa made everyone a little sprite for Christmas.  I did have mine sitting in one of my little Christmas trees, but now that they are packed up, I needed to find a new home.  This looked like the perfect place for me and I get to look at it every time I sit in my spot.  

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

Take care,
Kelly
 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #9 (1470)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #9 (1470).



An overall pattern for tonight, with circles added in for accents.  I like tonight's design, I sketch a lot of these types of drawings in my journal.  They just flow to me and make me happy.

I started Molly's mermaid tail.  She is going to be a bright mermaid.  The fin is this lovely pink and the body is a multi-color yarn with pink, yellow, blue and light green.  It will be a fun tail for sure!

That's all for me.  I am going to do a little more crocheting before I got to bed.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your night.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #8 (1469)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #8 (1469).



I started with two circles and went from there.  It is different, but this pattern doesn't flow for me, so I am not that thrilled with it.

Molly was very nice to let me do a little photo shoot of her again.  I spent a good portion of the day finishing taking down the inside and outside decorations and putting them all away.  I have to say I was pretty sore and tired afterward.  Lifting all the boxes and working like that takes a little more out of me every year.  I feel good when I start, and by the end, well it is a different story.  The house looks so different now, it's crazy.  It was a warm sunny day, so it felt like a Spring day, with everything fresh and clean.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #7 (1468)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #7 (1468).



A quick post tonight.  A simple drawing with some of my favorite style and designs.  My photo is showing what I spent my day doing.  We brought all the Christmas bins in and I spent most of the day taking everything down and putting it back away.  Just a few more things to do tomorrow and then all the bins need to go back away.  It is a lot of work and I have to say it is more fun when I am setting it all up.  : )

That's all for now, I am pretty tired.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly