Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TUESDAY TIDBITS

Spring Has Sprung!!


Fresh warm breezes, gaily chirping birds, flowers (and weeds) popping up everywhere! Spring is definitely here and the weather in Ontario has been amazing. A bit of rain here and there, but for the most part, it has been warm and sunny.



After a very busy weekend I really wanted to get out today. I could have started raking the lawn, but that was too much like work....



I had to go down to the post office and decided to first continue on to the end of the main street and visit our lake and park.





(shorpy.com)

Black and white pics don't really convey the freshness of the day (I did not have my camera with me), so use your imagination to colourize these. LOL



(shorpy.com)

To fully appreciate the blooming buds, I maybe could have tried climbing one of the trees....however neither my figure or my bones are as young and supple as this gal's appear to be and the thought of the fire department having to rescue me? ugh....



Left the park and went back up the main street to the post office. Everyone I met on the street seemed happy - had to have been the weather.




I do live in a rather quaint small town, but it isn't totally hicksville and we do have cars now.



(www.discoverportperry.ca)

And we really do have a lake at the end of the main street with a park (and gazebo)....




(www.discoverportperry.ca)

Back home and I guess I should start thinking about supper then I have to get to work on my Spring Challenge piece for ADO (Art Dolls Only).




I did a post about a year ago on a little fae that I sculpted using some old Prosculpt that had been from a defective batch. I kept her, thinking that sometime I would play around with paints to see if I could save her.




Below is the point I'm at with her now. She has had several undercoats of Golden Titan Buff, some burnt umber rubbing and shading and one coat of blue interference. I think I'm going to add some green interference too. I've started to paint her face and tonight hope to get to the point of picking out fabrics for her costume.




My trip to the post office today was to mail my Guardian of Broken Hearts piece to the US. This is the tag I made for her on the weekend. I'm really enjoying creating these for my sold pieces. I do have to get some proper photo paper for printing the image though - the plain old white paper doesn't give the proper definition.




I hope everyone is also having an excellent day!




16 comments:

Healing Woman said...

I loved this post. From your charming town, then and now, right down to those wonderful tags you are attaching to your sold pieces. How special the owners must feel to receive them.

Pattee said...

What great photo's Sue!
I'd love to visit your quaint town!

Your tags are an art piece in their selves!

Of course your doll is SAVED! She's going to be awesome!

Love~

Debby said...

This is really a wonderful post, enjoyed seeing your town and all the pretty pics. Love what you mailed off today. Beautiful.
debby

Baroness Bijoutery said...

You live in a beautiful town, black and white or in color...I do agree with you though, my figure and bones would not take the tree...And the fact that the ground seems to be getting farther and farther away from my backside as I get older....And the Fire Dept..no don't think so...
I love the tags..great idea..

Pearl said...

I do love your tags honey, and you just sold my favorite piece. Oh dang you snooze ya loose! Your piece is looking real nice. I really liked this post such cool pictures. And I love your sweet little town, the buildings look old and full of history. I will have to take some pictures of our old section of town there bringing it back to life. Out of the 60's and back to old times! Thanks for posting on my blog, you have fun sunny days!

yoborobo said...

Hi Sue! I love your little town, it is gorgeous. Lucky you! And I am so glad you saved the doll, she is looking beautiful. :) Those tags are awesome!!! xox Pam

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

love that treehouse/grandstand - they were so clever with their make-do mindsets, weren't they?

nothing like chasing fashion up a tree, I always say - kinda like a dog treeing a cat.

looking forward to the advancement of the defective doll LOL - she looks pretty to me!

Zan Asha said...

Hey Sue! I love where you live! So sweet! Your little fae doll is wonderful! She definitely looks like she is save-able--can't wait to see her finished!

AND I'm glad to know the guardian of broken hearts now has a home! YAY! :)

Caroline said...

I would like to take that walk too! Your new doll will be beautiful :)

julie mitchell said...

Thank you for taking us on a stroll with you...
Your tags are so fabulous...geez..I'm lucky to get the most basic on mine. I read where we should also include a care blip and a blip about what we were thinking, doing, that inspired us at to time of creation...so much.
hug, hug
How's your wrist?

Dorthe said...

Sue, your trip today,-and back in time was very great to take part in, I enjoyed it, very much.-and even more your beautifull fae doll,
she looks so wonderfull. xo Dorthe

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like a most excellent day! and We have those same flowers in our yard! LOL,
Your doll reconstruction is looking wonderful as well!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Sue! Wonderful post! Your town looks lovely. Your little fae is magical already. Can't wait to see how you finish her up. Love your newest tag too! Creative blessings to you! :)

alimaky_woodedwoods said...

I think there's def. hope for your little figure yet! The tags are really awesome, they would look wonderful on a christmas tree... mm, spring has sprung! Love taking my little one on walks now that its not freezing anymore
-Kamila

明偉誠秋 said...

幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................

Catherine said...

Sue, you have the best photos!!! I love your blog especially your art work! I really love the tags you started creating!! You are so creative and sweet, I am truly inspired :) I can't wait to see the Guardian of broken hearts FInished I love her so far and I need her !!!! : ) I recently had a broken heart... but seeing her just lifted my soul! Blessings Cat