Tuesday, January 27, 2009


As I sit here, the bird is chasing tony in circles trying to get into his yogurt.
When she doesn't get what she wants she chirps and bites your fingers.

Bird: fluttering sounds
Tony: "Stop following me!!!!"
Bird: Nods her head and gets all excited.

He didn't let her win, but shes quite content on his shoulder now talking in his ear.
I think it was all just an attention grab.

Shes also fought us and chased me around the living room for my french fries. This bird knows what she wants.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

tea for two

This was one of my first requests for painted dishes. My friend Larissa asked me for a teapot and she liked the plate with the flowers on it, so I made it a little different with red flowers.

Its a small teapot, but it was a nice size for my first one.

Its not finished yet, I am gonna let the paint set and then see if I want to add anything more to it.
I hope she likes it :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

be my valentine!

Played around with my watercolours tonight while watching House.
I like them, they are so pretty and delicate. Its not dry yet, the top heart was about to drip, so I had to hold it at an angle. I like this size of canvas board, but I am kinda chicken to use a big canvas and I don't want to wreck it.

I have ideas for my bigger canvas...but I need to get some stuff for it.

I also got some great books from sally anne, the mothers encyclopedia and a mother goose nursery rhymes book. They are old and in rough shape, but have some awesome vintage illustrations in them. I don't know what to use them for yet, but it will be something cute and collage like.

The one book for mothers is funny, its got things on how to raise kids in the 60's. I shows pictures at the end on how a childs room should look at different ages.

Friday, January 16, 2009

meat a licious!

Tony made me steak today, he was so excited.
I think it was blue, or half alive, cause it was so pinkish red in the middle, and not just a little tiny part of the middle, most of the flesh was bright pink red, I swear he seared the sides and then called it done.

It was chewy but he seasoned it nice and so I ate it.
I think he was surprised that I ate all my meat.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I like making things.
I find it soothing to doodle or make things.
I've been getting into painting porcelain plates and dishes and things. I got the idea from etsy and figured it didn't look that hard.
I ordered some neat paint markers from eBay before Christmas and then my first project turned out to be Christmas presents for my parents.
I wish I had pictures of them, they were a set of 3 plates with fall leaves painted on them.

This is my latest project:

As you can see its not finished yet, but the little birds will be all painted with detail soon!

I like the little red birds. Especially the one with his butt turned towards you.

There will be more fun things to come, I am thinking of new stuff in my head now all the time!
Maybe a teapot or set :O

Monday, January 05, 2009

a new do

I have had a straightener for a while, haven't used it much.
Tony hates it because he thinks I look like a different person.

Last night he came to bed and said "Good night straight haired stranger".
Hes a funny one. Hes now having fun putting his hands through my hair, which he wasnt able to do before without me screaming. I cringe when he does it still because I think his hands will get caught in a big mess.

Heres a before shot of what my hair is like before I straighten it:

It has to be dry and brushed out with no product in it. mmmm frizz

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Goofing around

Tony actually wanted to be in the pictures this time!

The bird makes an appearance!

This is a good thing to do when its snowing outside.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

You know its time to get groceries when dinner consists of french fries and a package of gravy.
It wasn't bad though.

The Benjamin button movie was pretty good. we went out to see it with Earl and his fiance Laura. It was kinda long but good. Made me cry.

I think I am gonna get more fries.