Saturday, March 6, 2021

Covid Vaccine and art

Well today was the big day. Mr. M. and I received our first covid vaccine. We were given the Pfizer. I will tell you that it was painless. Before I knew it the girl was putting the band aid on my arm.  However, as fast as that was it took us 43 minutes to fill out paperwork and then to go through the line. It was a cattle call. The event itself is very organized but WAYYYYY too many people in one place. When we got home I sanitized EVERYTHING, took another shower and washed out clothes. We go back in 21 days for the second dose. Mr. M. came home and took a nap. He is still sleeping. Me? I am wired to the max. I love that. giggle
We will see how I feel tomorrow
This morning before the vaccine I got 5 containers planted with potatoes. We are in a 10 day rain and of course wind storm so they are in the greenhouse.
I also managed to draw this AM and afternoon. The boy's face, I just like.



Side by side I see the differences but that's OK. I feel good about this one.
Hope all of you are having a great weekend.
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask! 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

TAD with Rain Creases

Today is Thursday Art Date with Rain. The theme today is Creases. I started a page of folded fabric, but ran out of time. so I will show some other art.

Some of this photos speak for themselves




 Some Items I sell on my website

 This is beautiful felt.






Then there are the creases in nature.







I am hoping the day will be nice so I can plant potatoes today. What every you do take time to visit Rain and all of the TAD-Gang who join in.
Joining Paint Party Friday
 Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask!
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Covid Vaccine

Being vigilant is key to what you want. I have mentioned that the state of Oregon gets less covid vaccines than other states because our numbers of cases are lower. To date 156K cases and 2,231 deaths. We have a population of over 4 million. As you know I live on the coast and it seems that our small coastal towns receive even less of the vaccines. Mr. M. saw his doctor in Salem, (the capital of Oregon) she told him to go to a Salem Walgreens and you will get a vaccine same day. So our plan was to drive up to Salem to get vaccinated. 
For the last several weeks I have been registering Mr. M. and I at all the places I could. Most were closed to any new applications. Then, yesterday we both received a date to come in and get vaccinated. WOO HOO. This Saturday is our day to get the first injection. 
Now if you read my blog you know that when the vaccine first came out. I said I would  not get the vaccine. That I wanted to wait. I am still leery of it but I also believe that in the near future we may not be able to enter buildings or travel without proof of it. Some international flights are already doing this, claiming it will stop having to quarantine at destinations.  That is how things like this happen. Done in fear or hmmm convenience?
Note; this is my opinion and not spreading false information.
I was able to draw a bit yesterday but spent most of my time outside. We have one more day of sunshine before the rain and wind starts again.
Yes I have drawn this little girl before. She is so cute and a bit of a challenge to draw her.

Hope you have a great day today.
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask!
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

T Stands for a few sunny days

Today is T-day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard's be sure to stop by to see what the T-Gang is doing.
For me, I have 2 more days of sunshine and then we go into storm mode here on the Oregon coast. We take our sunshine very seriously and get as much done outdoors as possible. when it's here. LOL
I worked in the yard yesterday getting more seeds started in the greenhouse. Today I will get the potatoes planted and the outside garden area ready for the containers. I never thought I would be a gardener but I am seriously hooked.
Here is another photo of a 29 Faces entry.

For my T-day entry I made almond cookies and hot water. Soooo good. Soft and crispy at the same time.
You will need;
1 cup of butter, 2cups granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, 1t almond extract, 3 cups all purpose flour, 1/2t backing soda, 1/2t cream of tarter and slices or crumbled almonds.
(Note; I use half all purpose flour and half almond flour)

Combine the butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract. Mix until well beaten. In separate bowl combine flour, backing soda and cream of tarter. Add this mixture a little at a time to the wet ingredients. Scoop dough onto parchment covered cookie sheets leaving a good 2" apart. Add the almonds to the top.
Bake at 350°F for 11 to 14 minutes depending on your oven. Keep an eye on them. 
Let me know if you  make these cookies.
Have a great day
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday Movie Art Garden

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. I took the weekend off of being on line. Why? Because the weather was like summer here. Well our summer. The sun was shinning and there was very little wind. Mr. M. painted part of the house and I got started with my garden. However, this is Movie Monday and I will start with that.
My good friend from Fitstuds  suggested a movie called
"I Care A Lot" It stars Rosamund Pike. It seems when she is in a movie there is some wickedness that will happen. 
No not a scary movie at all. 
Also Peter Dinklage, Dianne Wiest and Chris Messina
A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.
 At first I thought, "I don't want to watch a movie that takes advantage of old people" but as the movie progressed other elements enter and the movie takes on a life of its own. I must tell you the ending is Excellent! I hope you give this a try. On Netflix
I can't tell you what an advantage it is to start your garden in jugs. It doesn't matter what kind of weather you live in. My friend in Kansas has jugs that are a foot under snow and the plants are growing.  So if you garden and want to get a head start try this. It works. Click here for a link


The peas growing you can see I planted these on Jan. 10.


Five beautiful seedlings.


Good root base.


Now the peas get to play in the greenhouse.


I also started some summer squash and cucumbers


Baby carrots and radishes. Today I will put in some lettuces.

Potatoes will be ready for containers tomorrow or the next day.


Just wanted to show you how sunny and nice it was yesterday. This is the south side of my yard.


This is the north side. I am drying out some soil.


Mr. M. will finish the painting today.
Last but not least here is a drawing to try to catch up with 29 Faces. This is the first 29 Faces that I didn't finish in the allotted time. However, the challenge did accomplish what it is designed for, getting (me) people motivated to create. 



That's it for today.  
Wishing all of you the very best Monday.
Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask
Honor and integrity in art, in life.