Friday, November 24, 2006


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Just a simple doodle...still trying to learn the Spanish.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I signed up for that ATC swap on Craftster (on the theme of Crafts/Craftster) ~ here's the card I sent my partner, which she's received. It's a pic of some of my mosaic supplies. I got this little chicken in a batch of ebay tiles.... he's like my mascot now. :D

Also signed up for an alphabet swap for the letters M, N, and O, which I will be mailing out on Friday.

Craftster has a brand new ATC board! Hurray!
There are several swaps on ATC Exchange that I'm considering, too, for next year.

Got an email that my holiday cards are en route for delivery ~ woo!

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! :)

Monday, November 20, 2006


Still pondering the Thanksgiving menu. Part of me wants to tie on an apron and start making sweet potato pies and ginger cookies and part of me just wants to lay in a supply of frozen pizzas and oreos. We'll see. :)
They are selling Christmas themed tea at the store, I didn't buy any but they looked interesting. I've also found two really good Green Teas - pre-made in bottles - I really should brew my own, since these have sugar added, but they are delicious chilled. We Southeners do love a sweet iced tea.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Now It Feels Likes the Holidays

I just ordered my holiday cards and THEY'RE ADORABLE. I got them from here:Humane Society Holiday Cards. I almost wasn't going to do cards this year, but who can resist the Humane Society???

Oh, and I bought some peppermints.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Deer Dish II

Another vintage item I have with a deer on it. It's a plate or server of some sort. I really love the sweet deer.

Deer Dish I

I don't know what it is about this little dish, but I really like it. It's only 3 and 1/2 inches wide, and just has a sort of vintage charm.

"Lizard on the Inside"

Lizard on the Inside

Closeup of lizard

I did this quick pen sketch for Illo Friday's theme 'clear', but it was too light to show up on my scanner, and barely showed up on the web cam. But I'm posting it anyhow, because I was happy with it, and how often do you get to draw the undersides of a lizard's little sticky toes?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Key Lime Pie, 50's style

Image from an old postcard, we're guessing from the 1950's. I keep it in the cover of my green recipe notebook. I think it's time to make a pie.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Paper Leaf Doilies

Today's Impulse Purchase. Yeah, I don't know what I'm gonna do with them, either, but if the need ever arises for cute litte green 4 inch high paper leaves I'm covered.
There are some ATC swaps I want to be in, but the idea of actually signing up is stressing me out for some reason. Maybe I will try to make the cards today since I know the themes already, and if I like them, I'll sign up. We'll see how it goes.

Friday, November 03, 2006

"No Smoking, Please"

No Smoking, Please

For Illustration Friday's topic: 'smoke'. Yet another of the quick little sketches I've been doing to help myself learn Spanish, tailored to fit today's topic. In all honesty, I'm not even sure if the sign is supposed to say 'no fumar' or 'no fumas'... I'm not far enough along in the book to conjugate verbs with any confidence... lol...but I think it's right from the quick internet search I did. I basically just like to draw dragons. Usually I don't draw them standing up and carrying suitcases, but I couldn't resist! :D

Enjoy the meal!

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Yet more ‘learning Spanish’ sketches. How cute is it that the Spanish word for fox is zorro! Of course, it makes perfect sense when you think about it….
I always associate foxes with grapes, but in my version of the fable the fox always gets the grapes. ;) And the four seasons….

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This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Topic”. And I actually have an idea for that, as soon as I double-check a translation…. EDIT: just got a second email notification that the topic is actually 'smoke'. Hmm... I don't want to do that one ... unless ... dragon???

Thursday, November 02, 2006

What Time Is It?

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Here’s another one of several sketches I’ve been making to help me with the Spanish. This is quite an enjoyable way to learn vocabulary, I highly recommend it. :)

"Muchas gracias" to Alexiev, who left me a comment for my Illustration Friday picture in Spanish! That was very exciting.

Leah… I left you a comment about your Clapotis on that October post. I did get to see it on your blog but couldn’t leave a comment for some reason… I will try again. You’re making me want to start another Clapotis. Well, maybe you’re just making me want to buy pretty variegated yarn… heh.