Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Found a tutorial for creating mendhi inspired mandalas on they are gorgeous! I am going to do one more closely following the mendhi tattoo idea later, but this was my first mandala, done last night:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Upside down pic

Ok, so the two page spread was upside down in that last post. Sigh. Can't get it to flip around in the phone app. Sorry 'bout that...

Felissimo 500 colored pencil subscription

I am getting pencils every month from Felissimo, a company in Japan. They have a set of 500 pencils which are available by subscription only, 25 pencils a month. They don't send them in order, apparently, but I now have seven sets. I also bought a large sketchbook a month or so ago - and when I say large, I mean LARGE... It has over 600 pages, and the pages are 11x12 inches.

So. With all of that space, I decided to devote a page to each pencil shipment and create a 20 page color chart. I have all twenty drawn, and last night finished coloring in the last two sets I have so far. Here are the pictures so far:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lake Brownwood State Park

I thought I posted this last month, but apparently I didn't have a good connection. I stayed at Lake Brownwood State Park for the first two weeks I was in Brownwood. It was wonderful. It was peaceful, beautiful, and had me wondering what it takes to become a park ranger, because I would totally clean bathrooms and shower stalls at the park in order to spend my days there. I understand workamping now. If I could park my RV at a national or state park in return for cleaning and hosting duties, I would do it in a heartbeat. I would just need my own health insurance. Maybe next year I will look into the costs of "Obamacare," and at some point cut back on the number of assignments I do for the staffing companies.

Who knows.

I also took my niece and nephew who live in TX to Dinosaur Valley State Park yesterday (April 5th, in case my phone posts this with the date I started the post). We had so much fun! I will do a separate entry for it, though.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Window shades

Driving back from Phoenix, it got a little cold in the RV. The windows needed some insulation. Reflectix was the best answer, since it will keep out the heat on the summer as well. But, being me, I had to make it pretty. It took a little less than one roll of Reflectix and three rolls of peacock feather Duck tape to make screens for the five windows and three vents. I have more Reflectix that I can use for the driver's and passenger's doors, but I think I will need more for the windshield. I have two more rolls of Duck tape, though!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ready for takeoff

In front of my Uncle's house, getting ready to leave.

My RV!

Well, I didn't buy a Sportsmobile, but I did buy an RV! I am at the dealership picking it up right now, and will be driving back over the next couple of days. My dad flew down with me to get it, so if I have any problems, he will be here to help.

I am so excited!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pencil holder with pencils

I finally filled the pencil holder with all of my colored pencils. I will probably take out the 36 Verithins, since I won't be using them this time around, but I did want a picture with the pencil holder full. I still need to color in the two peacocks on the back and varnish it, but I am working on pencil holders as Christmas presents now, so that can wait.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sharpie mug

Okay! Now I only have the back to do on the pencil holder - I have it half done, but that half was all sky and moonscape, the rest now is detail.

This is what I did tonight - a Zentangle Sharpie Rainbow coffee mug to take to work.

Couple more...

Let's be daring and try three.

Two more photos

Maybe it can only handle two at a time...

Pencil stand update

Well, I tried to update this on September 29th. That post still says it is publishing. I will try just a couple of pictures this time.