Tuesday, October 10, 2017

T Stands for Catching Up

Happy Tuesday folks!  Thanks for dropping by to see what I've been up to in the weeks I haven't been here in Blogland.  As you can see I'm still in the "coffee" stage of the morning as I'm trying to get set up for Bible Art Journaling with a couple of my friends.

A little broader shot of the table....only halfway ready, but I really wanted to join the T-Gang at the Altered Book Lover with our Hosetess Elizabeth.

So WHAT have I been doing?
Prepare for a lot of photos........"grin"

Some finished Mixed Media Paintings

I finally unpacked my paints and did a little creating. I saw a photo somewhere on the blogs, of blue poppies and just had to paint some.

A closer look at the background and texture created with tissue paper and designer paper. 

One afternoon my friend, Mary came over and we were playing with our pallet knives.  I really do not like this painting!

A closer look at the mixed media background

Next I decided to paint some tulips......with a brush!!!  Again a mixed media piece.  I really like this one, reminiscent of the tulips my Mom used to grow when I was a kid. 
Closer look at the background

Yummy texture, again with tissue paper.

A QUICK trip to the state of Colorado
 When I say quick I mean for the weekend!!!

My cousin and his wife were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!!!  WOW! Isn't that just amazing, especially for today???  This is the card I made for them. 

I found this idea on Pinterest, I mean just WHAT do you give somebody that has been married this long?  They have what they want, or buy what they need, and let's face it, do they need something else to set on shelf and dust?  So I bought a Scrabble game and got it all laid out on a burlap background.  I found this burlap with a gold thread running through it at Hobby Lobby.
 also found the rusting frame there too.  They are "cowboy" people, I guess because their son is a big rancher in the area.  They said they loved it, and I'll accept that.
NOTE: I didn't take pictures at the party, it was at a park and a bitter cold wind blew all day!

The evening I made the anniversary card above, I just kept on going.  Ya know, once your in the grove it's hard to stop.  I think I stopped somewhere around 1 A.M.

YEP! I got this beauty form Deb! She is really a wonderful artist.

This is where I am keeping this one, where I see it every time I sit down to create.
I should move it, because it intimidates me......LOL! I swear, Deb, I have started 3 PC to send to you and none of them have made it past the trash can.....LOL!!!!

Well, my friends, I better put and end to this and finish getting ready for "the girls" to come and play.  Some of you expressed that you wanted to see our Bible Journaling, and I do have pictures.  I'm thinking of adding a page just for Bible Art Journaling.

Since when did "JOURNAL" become a verb???

I'll be around later this week to get caught up with everybody.........Patty is going to stay today and we are going to paint after lunch today, then there is Bible Study (BSF) tomorrow morning, followed by my back adjustment. 

Inky Hugs


  1. What a wonderful catch up post. You have been on a BIG roll with all the cards, including the lovely Golden Anniversary gift. It was the perfect gift, too, including the rusty frame.

    Your paintings are fabulous. I love the tulips the best, I think, but all are beautiful, even the one with the palette knife. All the backgrounds are fabulous with their texture.

    So glad you shared your bible study set-up today with your mug of coffee. Thanks for sharing your cards, your gift, and your craft room (including Deb's lovely PC), as well as your coffee with us for T this Tuesday. SO glad you are back!

  2. It is a joy to be catching up with you Krisha. Your art projects are so varied and fabulous! The cards are just lovely and that scrabble board came out beautifully-such a unique gift idea! Love your mixed media paintings -and I have begun to fall in love with the palette knife so that one is my favorite here.
    Enjoy your gathering. Happy T day!

  3. Krisha just looking at those mixed media paintings you have done how can you say i'm intimidating ??? lol Those are gorgeous girlfriend!! Even the one you don't like. lol I wish i could do that!! Just love mixed media.. i'm just not very good at it.. So nice to see my PostCard in your space! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  4. you have been a busy bee love those blue flowers

  5. You have done a lot these past weeks. Love all the art and cards. Glad you have been having fun. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. Great Art!! I love it all and I love your bear mug too Happy T Day Kathy

  7. Wow, what an amazing post! So much eye candy with your beautiful makes and how lovely to receive happy mail, the artwork from Deb is beautiful and you found a lovely place to display it too 😁. Such stunning cards and the 50th anniversary picture you made is so special - I love it! The golden thread in the burlap was a lovely touch for a golden anniversary and your design is perfect 😀. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

  8. This has been a wonderful post to read. Your art and your cards are all fabulous.
    The special gift for a 50th Anniversary is awesome. I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Really stunning artwork you've shared! You've accomplished a lot... fabulous anniversary clever. Happy T Day!!

  10. Glad you stopped back Krisha. I can see you've been busy. But you've made some beautiful pieces of art in your business. Nice. happy T day, and com back again soon. hugs-Erika

  11. I love the poppies and the tulips both :) The 50th is a big milestone, and I think you chose the perfect gift!

    Happy T Tuesday on Wednesday ;)

  12. My friend Sarah has a beautiful art journal bible - I still need to find one I like! Would love to see more! You certainly have been busy with your lovely art! Great anniversary gift too! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  13. Awesome post and projects, Krisha. I've missed you at T. I love the tulip painting too. What a wonderful golden anniversary gift! Hubby & I will celebrate our 50th in December. I have some of Deb's art in front of me too for inspiration and cheer.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  14. I'm so late making the rounds that it is nearly time for Tuesday tea again. I really enjoyed the mixed media art using the tissue paper background. One of my favorite ways to get started on a blank canvas. We're suffering the smoke from the fires even though we are 50 miles away. Such devastation.