Monday, May 25, 2009

A Snapper & Holiday Weekend Madness!

Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful, safe, productive, creative weekend. As for Weekend Madness in the Studio...did some things but not as much as you guys are used to seeing...and here is why...
Meet Mr. Snapper...yip...we had a little visitor that strolled up from the creek. Fortunately we got him back down to his watering hole. How the heck he made it up from creek is beyond me. It must have taken him a month! LOL My husband brought over the John Deer and Mr. Snapper got a ride back down to the creek! As my husband was taking Mr. Snapper back to the creek, I wanted to show you how fast the Wheat is growing! I can't wait until the fall when this is all brown and we have the windows opened to hear the wrestling sounds of the Wheat!

As for what I did this weekend...Take a Peek...

This is the Side of the House. See that Truck...I think if I lived near Caroline, her and Phil would be on that so fast...especially for what's inside...Sorry Caroline & Phil...the truck is going to my Sister-in-Law to be used for her Halloween Festivities! LOL

I didn't even get to my flowers or veggies...I guess they will have to wait until next weekend...I need lots of potting soil! Oh Boy... A CLEAN PORCH! As I'm typing this blog post, my husband is putting all the crap that you saw on the lawn back...I must hurry back down there to make sure it's just right! LOL

Now, I couldn't let the weekend go by without getting some type of art work done. However, I managed to stay up all night on Friday into Saturday and finished my "Gossip Girls" which I posted on Saturday, but in the weeeee hours at night, I was busy working on some journal pages.

I am also preparing for an upcoming workshop that I will be taking with Monica over at, and she gave us some homework before we start the workshops. Here is my book that I will be using for my painting classes.

If you like a watercolor effect on your pages, try using Golden's Absorbent Ground. It's wonderful!

Getting my Paints ready.

I'm also involved over at with Marie. We started our workshop entitled Painting on Air Dry Clay. If you love working with Air Dry Clays, this a must take workshop. It's so worth it!

Still can't figure out how to make this picture go the other way! LOL

Well that about concludes my Holiday Weekend...I hope you all enjoyed your visit with me and until next are my PINK SNEAKERS...saying ....



Zinnia said...

You are one buzy bee! Oh my gosh...I need to rest after only peeking at all that work. BUT, look at all your results! I love your turle friend. I love the wide open expanse of your home. I love all of your pages, which by the way, I think you teach a class on. And, I am so glad to pop over and visit today.
Now, I am going to take a nap, well..after I finish my homework!

Sue said...

I haven't seen a snapping turtle in ages! Wonder how old this fella was?

You really do keep busy don't you? I did nothing this weekend - my studio is once again a mess and I am trying to motivate myself to clean it. *sigh*

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Ooooh, I love the pink sneaks! Mr. Snapper probably made his way up to check those babies out :)
Your yard looks beautiful-I guess rain is good sometimes huh?
Glad you had a great weekend!

Pattee said...

I used to have a pair of purple high top converse that you couldn't get me out of... (younger days)
I'm like Sue... My studio is a mess.. I feel very apathetic... these days...
It was lovely to see your porch and the wheat fields... are they yours???

So let me get this straight you put gesso and then paint and then petroleum jelly? WOW!

I have a big snapper shell I'd love to hang it up somewhere..

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Hi Michelle:)
I always enjoy reading what you have been up to on the weekends:)
That big ol turtle was probbly pretty happy to get a lift home!! LOL Where was her going anyway??
Your yard is amazing!! and that die for! Lucky you, no wonder you want to stay home:)
Even with everything yo did ourside this weekend you still managed to get WAY more done in your studio then me:( How How How do you do it???
Love you gossip girls to BTW, they are great!!


Odddollz by Jacqui said...

OH YA, Love the pink sneekers and just so you know, I have pink shoes too but mine have big eyeball and a big toothy grin across the toes!! hehehe

I love pink too:)


Sonia ;) said...

Michelle....Ok so thats wasnt getting that much done....Shaddup...LOL..OMG...girlie. On the pictures going sideways..if you have windows just click on the picture in my pictures..then click on the lil triangle with left or right arrow...or right click on picture once pulled up on the windows picture viewer and click rotate clockwise or counter clockwise. I love your posts....My energy inspiration...You Rock those PINK sneakers...I love pink also...

I dont know how you multi task...
I havent seen snapping turtle since I was lil..he was a big one whew...

Sonia ;)

3rdEyeMuse said...

I can't believe that one of these days I will actually get to sit on that porch with you! how thrilling is that thought?!? Your place looks like heaven on earth!

love all those painting effects you've been playing with ... I really need to make an effort to break out paints one of these fine days. :)

wishing you a happy short-sided week!

Zan Asha said...

Girlie! So much wonderful work, you've even attracted wildlife!! :D You know Mr. Snapping turtle wanted to see the Gossip Girls! :D

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I can't resist commenting one more time. You've broght back some fantastic memories for me when I use to drive tractor and set irrigation tubes. Those are two things I miss a lot. Thanks for sharing the story about the turtle and getting him back to the creek.


Phil said...

awright what you got in that trunk??

Anita Van Hal said...

PINK sneakers!!! I'm so jealous! Love love love your blog...thanks for sharing all your "stuff!" Talk to you soon! Hugs!

Mealy Monster Land said...

Michelle, can I have your house and lot?? wow, you have such a lovely view.
oooh, snapping turtles always, always use to break my fishing line when I was little. We lived by a "swap" and all us kids would go fishing all summer, and those snappers, trouble makers.

Caroline said...

I think I may have to come live next to you! ☺


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