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The final project on the wall. I love it. It adds some color where there is no color. My solution to not being able to paint the wall. 😉

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My finished “Love Tree”. I put the sticker hearts for the leaves. I will someday make me an actual Valentine tree. A small one. I don’t want to go all crazy like Christmas or anything. I think my hubby would say NO. 🙂 What is a tree without some rocks and flowers beneath it.

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I have to say it was brutal doing this one. The hot glue gun attacked my left thumb. I have a nice little blister but at least the pain has subsided. I like this one because it has the three hearts for my sons, the top rock heart is my hubby, my heart is over his with the sticker hearts, and then my daughters heart is the bottom rock heart with the pretty pink beads in the middle.

I love playing with paints and found objects. I love that it consumes my time so I don’t have to do housework, at least for the moment. 🙂

The Paint PINK

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The two together on the wall.

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My “Love Tree”. I have always enjoyed painting trees. I have no idea why. I wonder if I was a tree in my previous life or something.

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My hearts. I love to do art for each of the holidays. This is the first I have done for this holiday. I love Valentines Day. I love the kindness and the pretty colors. My hubby said when he saw that I had splashed some color on the canvas finally, oh you put pink on it. I just grinned. He doesn’t like pink too well. 🙂

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My two sons that are in fourth and fifth grade created these art projects. I was delighted to see how much they have improved since last year. It could be that they have a more involved art teacher this year, rather than someone who just gave them colored pencils and a sheet that already had a shape. It goes to show what can transpire when a teacher chooses to teach a young person about the different media’s and drawing objects instead of coloring in objects.

I am having my husband make some frames for them. I think decorating with my family’s artwork gives them a boost to their self esteem and it is better than keeping them in a box collecting dust. I have to admit I am one of those that can’t seem to throw out any of their stuff. I am also going to use some of their artwork for scrapbooking pages so I can recycle them. I guess you could say I am sort of a hoarder of kids artwork. 🙂 Luckily, they do not make that many art pieces or we would have to buy a bigger house.

Roses are Red

2bcreative-roses-oil-paintingI am beginning to relearn all my Adobe software, it will take me all year. LOL. I am up for the challenge. I must have a break from cleaning house you know. 🙂

I took a picture of the beautiful roses my hubby gave me for Valentines Day last year,  I uploaded it, and cropped out some of the background. The video I watched today showed some neat filters that I had not dabbled with yet. I really like this one, it is the oil painting filter. I look like I actually painted it. I have yet to try my hand at actual oil painting, I keep putting that off. I would rather stick to acrylic and watercolors.

I added my business name to it so I could have a profile picture for my facebook page. I think it turned out ok. I have a lot to learn though.

Cheers to 2013

I am always happy to see a new year here, mostly because it holds promise for the coming year and one can say good bye to the last one. We all have our ups and downs but I can not say that 2012 was a bad year for me. My hubby and daughter were overseas for half the year but they came home and that is what matters. My hubby and I and the two younger boys relocated for the army and that so far has been an adventure. I think change is really nice at times. We still have our home in my hometown which makes it a little easier that we can go home if we want to. I think we all have had a fun time making new memories in our home away from home. The oldest has created a life for herself that is doing good for her age and I could not be more proud. We have had our quarrels but it seems since she has returned from overseas, she is army as well, that we have all put it behind us because we know time is too short together to be fighting, and we have had a pretty good last six months. The oldest son finished his first semester of college life and while he seems to have been a bit lonely, I think he also had some learning experiences. I see a much better semester ahead for him and if not, then we will take the next step to figure it out with him.

I did lose my dad this last summer to cancer. I do miss him but I know and hope he has a better life in the beyond wherever that may be. I have good memories to out way the bad. We were not always close but he will always be my dad. I regret the fact that I had not seen him since 2009 so losing him was really hard knowing that I had not made the effort to see him. So in that learning lesson, I will make sure to see my immediate family as much as possible if not in person, by phone, by computer, by mail…..etc.

As March approaches, it will be a year that I have not worked, by choice, and while it has been a real different thing for me, I have enjoyed it. I wish at times I could have done this when all four kids were little but then I would not be who I am if I had. I love to work so eventually I will go back out there in the crazy work force. I am taking this opportunity to make a go of my writing and art. It would be wonderful to have a successful career at that. I have been doing research and learning new things as much as I can. I have now developed a schedule for myself and my resolution is to stick to it! 🙂 I love that this world of the internet opens so many possibilities, now to just grab a hold and enjoy the ride! Happy New Year everyone!