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Friday, March 2, 2012

Wild with an M

Hello All!
Wow, this week seemed to fly by!
Just to let you know, I will be doing lessons 4 and 5 next week for the Drawing Lab Project....just couldn't seem to fit it in this week!

Over at Butterfly Effect this week, the theme was Wild at Heart.
What a great theme to get lost in....to sling paint with abandon and get in touch with the primal soul at the core of my being....
But, alas....I wasn't able to commune with that energy this week....perhaps later...

For now, that soul is harnessed and controlled for now.  Kind of like this.


Yes, my daughter has begun to walk her cat.  Haha! I use the word "walk" very loosely.  You don't decide you are going around the block or anything with cats.  They decide where they want to go and you just have to follow :)
So far, it hasn't been out of our yard...

Hey, did you notice Maggie's shirt?!  It actually says Wild at Heart!  I just noticed it when I was editing the photos to put up here! Funny ;D



Oh, and speaking of yard....an exciting thing occurred here over the weekend.  We got grass!  May not be a big deal to some....but we've been living here over a year with nothing but weeds and dirt to greet us.
Here, let me show you what I mean...
Nov 2010 when we bought the place:


We took out the palm trees and shrubs, ripped out the bouganvillea by the walkway, repainted the shutters and porch railing and tore up the dead grass.


It's looked like this for quite some time.
But now...


Amazing what a difference it makes :D

Okay, so I didn't get to do anything wild for myself.....but I was able to make something for a wild at heart friend.  Would you ever think to put skulls on a coffee cozy?
Yeah, me neither....haha!

But here is one.


And another.



And some keychains for the heck of it!



Does that count?
If you are one of those inclined to add skulls to everything, I have one of these keychains in the shop....and I can always make more cozies for anyone interested....you Wild Things, you ;P

Hope you have a wild and wonderful weekend, My Bloggy Buds!!
Until next week,
Cameron

P.S.  For the next two Lessons of Drawing Lab.....we are supposed to draw at the zoo.  If you have a menagerie at home or are able to actually go to a zoo...fantastic!  Otherwise, other measures are, of course, necessary and just fine. I will be using footage we've taken from various zoo visits for my assignments :)
I'm having so much fun doing these with you!

25 comments:

Crystalrainbow said...

oh wild thing you make my heart sing ......... the grass looks wonderful its amazing what a difference it makes. love love love the skulls :) so cute a jacket for your coffee lol lovely idea x x x have a great weekend x x

NatashaMay said...

Awww! Aren't they cute! :)And congrats on the grass. We have a lot of moss to get rid off before the grass can grow. It's ridiculous. :) Great skullies!

Rinni's Playground said...

You are one talented lady! :) Love the skeleton cozzies, they can go anywhere, or so my boys tell me! And yes, I said the T word earlier, are you game? Lol

Treehugger_31 said...

Super cute coffee cozies!
Congrats on the grass. I sort of wish all my grass would DIE. I really don't like mowing. Lol. Makes my asthma go wild.
Beautiful Sally is looking wonderful. I'm glad she's getting to enjoy some safe outside time. Sorry I haven't been linking to the labs lately. I'm out of picture space on my blog. Apparently I have to purchase more room? ;)

Geri Centonze said...

L♥ve that Maggie is walking her cat - how sweet! The house looks great - what a difference a yard makes!

iamrushmore said...

when we put the leash on our cat he crouches as close to the ground as possible, and inches along as if we'd placed a 100 pound weight on his back there's very little walking involved, but it makes us laugh. poor kitty. yours at least seems to enjoy it more. I have grass envy. our yard is blanket of snow, feels like a long time since I've seen green. the skull cozies are great!

Hybrid J said...

Ahhh ... those coffee cozies are just wicked! And you're such a gem to welcome me back to blogland. You're just too kind to me. :)

Michele said...

Love the skeletons!! Very awesome. And that grass! You have very nice grass :-)

Diane said...

Your house is beautiful with or without the grass--but the grass is a nice touch--kind of like putting that finishing touch on a painting.

P.S. Love those cozies!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Love your house ! with the old vegetation (ecxept maybe the dead grass) as well as the new clean look with beaut grass :) So we both had such a week..........love the post and the walk with the cat though :)Hi to Miss M !!xoxo

brandi said...

~she is just too cute...i remember trying to walk our rabbits when we were little...not the brightest of ideas!!! but it was fun while it lasted!!!

your house has officially become a home...with green green grass to run and play...to sit and read...it looks beautiful my dear friend...

wickedly cute cozy and chains you made...wishing you a creative weekend ahead...much love light and blessings~

Lisa Graham Art said...

Yay! You got grass! That would make me happy too!

Your little girl and her kitty are so cute. : )

Lizzy Love said...

LOVE the skulls!!!! Congrats on the grass and your daughter walking the cat is priceless! :)

WrightStuff said...

The fact that your daughter is wearing a wild at heart t-shirt is serendipity enough for me!

Now, how on earth did you get that harness thing on your cat? I have enough trouble getting mine in a collar... and let's not mention the carry basket when it's time to go to the vet...

Fallingladies said...

oh my, i noticed the shirt and thought you must be amazingly organized to have found a shirt like that and put it on her just for the picture,... instead what a great job of the universe organizing for you!
I will be using photos for the animal sketches as i don't have any videos ... i'm excited to get to the imaginary animal sketches lab in a few weeks...

Piarom said...

so wonderful to see all falls in place :-) life is easy most of the time, isn´t it?! love your sceleton cozies! They are real wild ones... way wilder than my Marla ;-)

Raven Moon Magic said...

I am sooo amazed at the difference the grass makes, I get it now!!
And ready lawn looks instantly lush.

SO I have my drawing book and have done the first few projects, for the zoo one I will be looking at a zoo book because i couldnt be further from a zoo if I tried! Maybe I might do mine as a farm zoo, that way I can draw real things!

Love the leash! is she rebelling a bit?? haha

much love, off to sunday roast dinner at the cafe
xxx
sheree

pinkglitterfae said...

your daughter is such a cutie! and it's true about 'walking' a cat, lol! no such thing!
glad you got some grass growing, it is wonderful to step on barefoot.
and those coffee cozies are just brilliant! and the key chains too. you are a creative girl, lol!

have a lovely day
xoxo
betty

Lynda said...

Hi Cameron, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :) I sure do appreciate it! congrats on finally getting some grass on your property, your home is lovely. I was thinking about "walking" my cat too but I don't know if she'd appreciate it or not, lol. Anyway, have a good day and thanks again for taking the time to stop by :)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Beautiful yard transformation! Love the skulls, too....you are so crafty and inspiring!

Carmen said...

You are braver girls than I to even attempt to walk a cat! Funny - I saw someone walking a ferret on a lead the other day! Such a funny sight!

I haven't even done lesson 3 yet! Bad girl, bad, bad girl. But I am still poorly and the days are just going in a blur. So that's my excuse.

Now I just love those mug cosies and key rings :D I bet they fly out your store too.

Caz said...

awwww I love you cat, sooooo cute!! I am very intrigued by the next couple of lessons :-D

Jennifer said...

Yes your lawn looks fantastic Cam! When we first moved in here about 16 years ago we had no back lawn. We're in a low area and the old owners kept getting flooded, and their field bed in the back yard (no sewers in the country unfortunately) would overflow. Yuck... so they never got to put in a lawn because they kept having issues with the field bed. Anyway, we have a lawn now and all that and haven't had that many issues... Sorry that story about lawns was a bit irrelevant.

That's so funny that Maggie's shirt says Wild At Heart! What a weird coincidence. I love the skulls! So bad haha. Bad a**. Haha! Is it acceptable to say that in the blogging world?

Oh by the way my skype name is jennifermlabelle! If you want to skype anytime that would be super fun! I would love to "meet" you for real.

Melanie Statnick said...

Hi there I popped in from Jennifers blog. I tryed walking my cats too and the are so not for it, I like to see this. Your house is beautiful. I really like these cup sleeves I make altered cardboard ones . Pretty!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your skullies are SO cute!!!! :) And hooray for green grass. Looks so lovely. Can't wait for our green grass to return - I see little bits of it throughout the yard. :) Your sweetie and her kitty are so adorable. :)

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