Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 2015

Most of my posts are over on Marnies blog -so please go there
Although I did get a tatoo in July of  2014. Miles and I had a great day together. In 2013 I had a

shingles outbreak and it was horrible.  I guess you could go to my Facebook page also. I spend most

of my days either riding the 3 horses, hanging with the dog, doing Cory work or hanging with Stan.

You can also go to Honeys page and read about her too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ok Its is official- Marnie is my new doggy pal! No more laying in that loud smelly shelter! Cement floor and a plastic hammock. She has a home! Below I let her tell the story:

Hi ! Marnie here - I was so happy to get in the truck with mom. Left the jail! I met Stan and Tip at the dog park on the way home-we played and all was good! I got to the new digs. Sniffed around and saw toys, bones and even a kitty that was not bothered by me.

I had such a long afternoon- mom, bought me a toy, and I was so tired I fell asleep, after playing with it.

Dinner time was super- Tip and I sat and waited nicely for our meal and it was very good.

We all curled up and watched TV and settled in. Well, some of us watched TV

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lost time

OK guys-no art lately cuz had another project-
see my other Blog about Honey

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

End of June

I can't believe the month is almost over. Miles and Kim had an engagement party on Sunday. The weather was perfect and it was so nice the family was all there, Kim and Miles friends, some of my friends, and Kim's family was there. It was fun! Unfortunately I am mad I didn't take pictures! Heather took some. I'll have to try and get them and post them.

In the meantime - THESE are my postcards!!They came out very nice! I have one flipped over so you can see the back. They are on Strathmore blank watercolor paper post cards, I then used double stick tape and a little glue stick to put the photos on.  Just so you know- I scanned the originals then had 3x5 prints made.
When I get my 5 from the world-I will post those!              LIBERATE YOUR ART!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Warm Evenings

Wow! Finally! its hot with warm evenings!! My tomato is happy and growing 2 inches a day! Lots of blossoms and soon-tomatoes with taste!
I have the radio on while I go here and there and the other day Dennis Miller said something just as he broke to commercial- " Be home when the street lights come on."

I had a flashback! The summer nights when I was about 10-12 years old. The neighborhood kids would all be playing outside (inner San Francisco) and that was the RULE -boy you had better be home when the street lights came on or you would face mom wrath. If  I wasn't home,  and she came after me- that would be it. She would find me and DRAG me home by the EAR!!
I have also entered and soon to complete my post cards for the Liberate Your Art challenge. Its kind of like Guerrilla art. You prepare post card (5) then the moderator mails them out around the world! I will also get 5 from random people! Fun.
I have decided to use-the OP (oil pastel) from a previous post here, and Nora's present and this one you haven't seen

Yes - its Marla. She'll be traveling flat Stanley style.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June buzz

Yesterday I actually put a bit in the mouth of a young horse I have been working with for 3 weeks. She is at my friends house in Pilot Hill. Honey, is her name. She came to Elke's as a rescue horse. Elke takes them in and gentles them so the rescue group can  find them a home.  Elke spent most of the winter -between ALL that rain- just getting her used to friendly humans. But Elke doesn't really have the time to take the training up a notch. Elke was unable to catch her -so I offered to take on the horse. I could see upon meeting her that she was really a kind horse- fearful and untrained.  Honey was jumpy at just being touched. I told Elke I couldn't work with her with her feet so long- so she called her (very kind farrier) out to trim. He did the front feet but got kicked by her rear  foot-so no trim there. I said I would work on that and we would call him back.  One of the thing a farrier does is wrap his leg around the horses to hold the foot (yeah-right) So I have been working on that too (eek) but I can do it for a short time- I am working on holding it longer and longer. Now 3 weeks later- here are some incredible pics that Elke took ; one shes nuzzling my hand - this after I had put a bit in her mouth for the first time. The pics were taken after our "work" session- this is the third time with the saddle on. Oh- it was a lot of work EVERY day- but 3 weeks not bad- I am smitten with this very nice animal!!

Notice how relaxed she is. foot cocked, head low. And me in my "please no sun on me " outfit !

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nora's present

My friend has a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ranger-I made this for her birthday! its on a 8x10 canvas board  from wal-mart. acrylic background. I found a picture I had of him, blew his face up a little. I then found a cover picture, from Cowboys and Indians mag- (its a Paul Newman body-LOL). I cut a slit in the hat and slid Ranger's head there and collaged the rest.  Too funny that the dog was wearing a neck scarf that goes very well!!!
 This was fun to do. I'd like to do one for all my doggy pals.