Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #151 (1612)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #151 (1612).



A quick drawing similar to last night.  Playing with different 'elements' that could later be paired together to create a larger pattern.

The boys had their puppy school again tonight.  Lots going on and they did great.  I think their favorite time, is the play time.  They get to run around and socialize and just be crazy puppies.  It's so fun to watch.  Clearly Tahoe is tuckered out.  He didn't move when Chris got up to go down to bed.  He usually pops his head up at any odd sound but not tonight.  So cute.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #150 (1611)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #150 (1611).



I was inspired today to take my time and do something a little different.  Thinking in terms of an overall pattern that could one day be fabric.  A relatively quick design still and I really like how it turned out.

I did take a photo of the boys in their new crate, which they were sleeping in so nicely, but decided to try my iPad Pro out.  I didn't think it would have a charge left because I haven't used it in almost four months.  It had about 30%, plenty for me to download my sketch and add a little color.   I have missed playing around with it and I am glad I took it out again.  No more excuses, time to get to work and be a little creative.  A little daily work to get me to some of those goals and intentions.  Mindset is on the mend and I am excited about it.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, May 29, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #149 (1610)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #149 (1610).



A simple trio of circles tonight that I drew before we left for our dance class.  We are starting to go to lessons again and tonight we did the West Coast Swing.  It was fun and just trying to learn the basic steps we learned a few years ago.  I hope it starts to click in the memory banks soon and get a little easier.

I only had one photo I took quick before heading to the fabric store today.  So I decided to go with it and not worry about trying to take another one.   I wanted to remember what interfacing I was using and figured a photo is easier than writing everything down.  It worked great, except that they were out of the one I needed.

Today is Memorial Day here in the US and I want to take a moment to remember all of those who served in our armed forces, and gave their lives while doing so.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #148 (1609)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #148 (1609).



We just returned from a 50th Birthday party, so it was a quick circle and nice photo montage of our evening.  Our good friend Dawn celebrated her big birthday at Don the Beachcombers, with reggae and dancing.  Then back to her house for a little more relaxing and hanging out.  A love time shared with friends.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #147 (1608)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #147 (1608).



Tiny little circle details on tonights flower sketch.  The boys diving in for one last drink before bedtime.  That's all, simple and to the point tonight.

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Friday, May 26, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #146 (1607)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #146 (1607).



A border pattern for my circle tonight.  The starting of another idea that could be used for beading on a clutch.

I noticed this little creature while taking out the recyclables tonight.  It was very tiny, as you can see by the handle photo.  Although the picture doesn't show very well, that top line, that looks like they are wings perhaps, were very thick and dense.  It almost looked like another body or twig that the bug was carrying.  Thinking about it now, it probably was the wings, but it sure didn't look like it.  A fun example of one of the many amazing things that Mother Nature gives us.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #145 (1606)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #145 (1606).



I took one of the smaller images from yesterday and just played with it a little more.  It could really use a lot more, but I have a slow throbbing headache and that's all I could do tonight.

Back to the boys for the photo.  I don't know how many pictures I have of these two in this chair, I know to many, but I just can't seem to help myself.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #144 (1605)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #144 (1605).


Some little designs tonight.  I was thinking of using these for beaded patterns on a bag.  Just some rough ideas but it would be interesting to see how they would be beaded.


The clouds today were just so beautiful.  They looked like they were freshly painted up in the sky.  They were very artistic and impressionistic to me, with the blurred out wisps at the end.

I hope you have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #143 (1604)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #143 (1604).



Just playing around with some flowers tonight for my circle drawing.  Loose and very sketchy.  When I drew these earlier, I had no idea that I would be taking photos of the flower bouquet I received.  It's funny how those things work out sometimes.  I love getting close ups of the individual flowers.  Seeing all the little details and beauty in each.

That's all for me.  I am done nice and early tonight, which is so nice.  I am looking forward to my evening and all that I make of it.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, May 22, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #142 (1603)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #142 (1603).



A simple fun segmented circle and the boys again.  I am going through my days and not thinking of photos until the end of the day.  Of course the boys are there and looking so cute, that I always take pictures of them.  I know I should change things up a bit, but right now they are the focus.

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

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #141 (1602)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #141 (1602).



A simple little design for tonight and I like it.  Molly and her friend Sarah made cookies today for their Statistics class.  They have three different types of peanut butter cookies, which the kids then way in on.  Not a bad way to do an assignment, I think.  It's also fun for the other kids in their class, who benefit from this project.

That's all for me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you had a great weekend.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #140 (1601)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Saturday.  Here is my circle and photo for day #140 (1601).


A part of a large circle, filled in with some nice little tiny circles.  I like how it just takes up part of the page, it makes for a nice composition.


Tonight was the APA Theatre Guild Awards Banquet.  The nominations for their Academy Awards, which is on June 10th were named, and then some individual group awards were given.  The seniors also received college survival kits and an 'APA' fleece throw.  It was a lovely evening and I am so proud of Molly and all her hard work in the APA program.  She has worked hard these four years, giving the program her all, it has been quite impressive to watch.

That's all for me.  I am getting a little emotional, Molly graduates in three and a half weeks and it is a little hard to believe.  There are quite a few more award ceremonies, so I need to get a hold of myself.  : ).   Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, May 19, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #139 (1600)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #139 (1600).


A nice simple wave, still one of my favorite things to draw.  Three little circles to top it off and I am done.


These boys are just to cute.  I am sure that you have had enough photos of them but I just can't get enough.  They make me smile every day.  I am sure there will be many more posts with these two.  : )

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

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #138 (1599)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #138 (1599).


Some random circles tonight, simple and to the point.


I was sitting on the couch realizing that I hadn't take a photo yet and wondering what I would take one of.  I turned on the camera and my phone was resting on my leg and this is what I saw.  I liked the angle and the the texture of my jeans, they just appealed to me.  I said that's it and I was done.  Different and kind of fun.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #137 (1598)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #137 (1598).


It's simple and I really like tonight's drawing.


It's been a long day and I am exhausted, so I treated myself to a glass of wine tonight.  Although I didn't drink much of it.  I was just admiring the bubbles in it and how the light was shining through them.  The picture is not quite as cool as seeing it in person, the light danced through the glass more, but it still has those bubbles highlighted.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #136 (1597)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #136 (1597).


An overall pattern tonight that needs a little pattern and color.  Perhaps I should start playing with that again, to get a little variety and a little more pop.


A beautiful sunset tonight and it was nice to catch it.  That's all for now, off to finish some laundry.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your night!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, May 15, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #135 (1596)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #135 (1596).



A really simple circle and the cutest picture of Tucker.  That's all for me tonight.  I am just really tired and Tahoe is being a little difficult right now, so I need to go.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #134 (1595)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #134 (1595).



Just some fun groupings of circles tonight.  Simple and fun.  The boys relaxing this morning after a little play time.  Aren't they adorable in their chair right next to Daddy's chair.  It is a little small for the two of them but they keep trying.

I want to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!!  I hope you had a fantastic day and got to relax just how you like!

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

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #133 (1594)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #133 (1594).


A retro looking illustration tonight.  I actually drew this early this afternoon while watching the puppies.  It was nice to get it done early because I knew we wanted to watch a movie tonight and then things would get late.


I finished drawing up all the new pattern pieces for the 10" clutch.  I adjusted everything the way I just finished the 8" clutch.  The major change is the interior pieces and the structure of the bag.  I love the way it feels now and I am excited to get some production of a few pieces now.

That's all for me.  We just finished watching the movie and I still have a little cleaning up I want to do.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, May 12, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #132 (1593)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #132 (1593).


A funky circle drawing for tonight, although I am not sure I really like it.  I don't care for some of the lines.  It is done though, and I did not start over, because that's not what I do.  I have to go with what I started with and that's one of my rules.


Alyssa needed to go to a museum for a school project and I tagged along.  We went to the OCMA, which is on the smaller side of a museum.  They had some pretty cool pieces there and I was glad that I went.  It was a very nice couple of hours.

That's all for me.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #131 (1592)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #131 (1592).


A quick design tonight and I like how all the circles connect.  They are simple and fun.


Chris and I have changed up our meals a bit and working on slow carb meals.  I made meatball subs for the girls tonight, but opted for something different for me (Chris is out of town).  I spiraled yellow zucchini for my noodles, browned ground buffalo with the sauce, and added a can of white beans for the slow carb.  We all had sautéed kale with scallions for our veggies.  It was a delicious meal and I will repeat the 'pasta' dish again.  Very filling and so good for you.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #130 (1591)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #130 (1591).


A small medallion design tonight.  I was trying to add different ones to it, but I didn't like any of the other designs I was trying.  So I went with just the solitaire.


The boys had their first day of school tonight, an elementary basic manners class.  They did so good and had about 20 minutes of interacting / play time at the end.  They were running like crazy and loving it.  They really don't enjoy car rides yet, but on the way home, they were much more calm.  They got a little rest in and even Mols joined in on the quiet time.  She has been busy with AP exams this week and last week and tomorrow is her last one.  I think she is looking forward to it and a little down time.

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #129 (1590)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #129 (1590).


An overall pattern that I like tonight.  It is rather simple.  I imagine this in different colors and printed on fabric, for a fun print.  I would probably add a little more to it for a fabric print but it is a nice start.


A hand carved Rhinoceros, so sweet.  It sits on my kitchen counter in the corner by the sink, so I see it often.  It is hand made by artists in Kenya.  They had different colors and designs to choose from but I just loved the blue stripes.  It fits in perfectly in my kitchen and it brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, May 8, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #128 (1589)

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #128 (1589).


Some intersections of circles for tonight.  I sketch these things up and I like the pencil sketches better, because they come out softer.  When I go to the ink, I don't like the lines quite as much.  I'm also feeling I need to find some new inspiration for my drawings.  I want them to be a little more and need to work on that.


Hannah was going through old bags of things and came across this stuffed animal carrier.   Of course she had to try and see how Tucker would fit.  He fit just fine, I'm just not sure he enjoyed it that much.  His tail was wagging a little though. : )  No matter what, he did look cute.

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

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Project 365, Circles & Photo, Day #127 (1588)

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my circle and photo for day #127 (1588).



One simple circle tonight and that's all.  It's been a relaxing day and nice to unwind a bit.  I went to the kitchen for a couple minutes and returned to see Tahoe in my spot.  It was pretty funny.   Chris was holding Tucker in his lap, because he hurt his paw ruff housing, so I'm sure that Tahoe felt it was just fine to be on the couch as well.  They both went back to their beds but I think they are getting comfortable with the idea that the couch is also theirs.

That will be all for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly