Monthly Archives: May 2012

Happy Cows, Happy Milk

Photo by: Quaddles on Deviant Art   iconquaddles

What lucky cows these girls are. Ok well not those exact girls in the picture but maybe.  More and more dairy cows are getting chiropractic treatments, classical music to listen too and even waterbeds to sleep on! I am so happy for these cows. I miss my waterbed but it did not go with Fibromyalgia. I would wake up crooked in whatever shape I had melted into and then couldn’t get out of bed. Read more about the interesting ways that some oh so nice farmers are pampering their beautiful girls.

Little Leaf

This isn’t exactly what you think of this time of the year but I found it in the yard and I thought it to be so beautiful with it’s skin of many colors.

Ribbons For A Cause

I just discovered this site that I wanted to share with everyone because not only does it take a village to raise a child, a village is good support at any age. Please take a look at this site and help where you can. A dollar here, fifty cents there, it all helps.

Maybe You Should Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

Or drive a few in their car. Delivery drivers that is. Just a reminder as you go about your weekend to be patient, kind and generous in your tips to delivery people. So you food is a little late, it was probably too hot anyway.

Those of us who don’t have that type of job probably tend to sometimes expect too much. They can’t find our house or even the street. Maybe they are new to the city and don’t have a fancy new GPS system. Maybe they are “slow” and that’s the only job they can get. At least they are trying, right?

Why make life any harder for someone who might already have a hard time. It’s not as if anyone grows up saying they want to be a delivery person.

So whatever the problem might be, cut them a break, be nice. Then smile and say thank you like you mean it.

Monkey Business

This monkey business is no fun or profit for the monkeys. What makes people think they can do this to an innocent animal? What gives them the right? Has science not evolved beyond this point yet? This is intolerable. Islands around the lowlands of SC are being used to raise monkeys for research! This is no business for monkeys or any animal.

We were made higher than the animals to protect them and care for them, not use and abuse them. We have no right to do this.

Most Beautiful Mermaid Ever!

These are thirteen of the most beautiful mermaid photographs I have ever seen. Check them out!

Ready For An Egg

Water Color Painting Tips

Today while I was working on this painting I made a mistake on Miss Kitty’s head. I tried to add more too it and it ended up becoming a big blob that looked nothing like a cat. I thought I was going to have to live with it but that is not the case. I am finding that water-color is very forgiving. So I used a small piece of paper towel to blot up the excess liquid sitting on the piece then I dabbed my brush into the green paint picking up just a very small amount with more water than paint and really rubbed it around in the area that needed fixing. It diluted the small black space and removed it in just the right size and amount to make kitty’s head look just like it should. I was so relieved.

I was brave and just painted kitty in without drawing her first. If you think about the shape, it’s just an oval sort of, then a tail which anyone could paint. Then a round bit for the head and two or two and half pointy bits for the ears. Also a little smudge bit for the back leg.  And a collar for the cat. See very easy!

Right at the end of the red arrow is where the big blob of black paint was. I had no idea that it would really work but I had no choice but to take a chance. Sometimes you just have to try it! It might work.

Of course the kitty in the tutorial looks nowhere near as good as the first one! The neck is too fat. But still you get the idea, it really isn’t all that difficult. Give it a try.

Please Donate to help this family

I am re-posting this after seeing it on Amy’s blog, Mod Podge Rocks. Please take a moment to read this and donate what you can. http://www.honeybearlane.com/2012/05/the-alice-hansen-family-fund.html

Nature From Nancy

Nancy from Spirit Lights The Way shared this with me this morning and I have to share it with you. This is the most beautiful nature video ever! It’s magical! It’s sure to lift your spirit! And Richard Scott from Uphill Writing is the one who shared it with Nancy. So now you a few new things to check out today. Have a great one!