Tuesday, April 22, 2014

stuff about me … the UFO incident


Ok, just so you don’t think I’m a whacko, yes, I did see a UFO…once! But I wasn’t abducted or anything like that. I’m pretty sure anyway.

It happened like this.

It was in the fall, about 20 years ago. At that time, I worked from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, so it was probably around 6:30...early morning and still dark outside. I was driving my daughter to my brother’s house as she carpooled with her cousins to school.

As we turned the corner onto their street, there was something large and bright hovering above one of the houses. As I slowed down to have a look, it took off.

WHOOSH – and it was gone! Then – WHOOSH – it was back, then it was gone again!!

Only it didn’t WHOOSH, it was silent…and fast!

I looked at my daughter, she looked at me, then we both screamed and I drove as fast as my little car could go!


When we got to my brother’s house, we sat in the car staring up at the sky. It was nowhere in sight. My daughter was nervous about going to the front door but I assured her it was ok. I would honk the horn if I saw it again. (What a good mom I was!!)

Monday, April 21, 2014

hours of entertainment


The perspective on this drawing is a little wonky but I was trying to show how Lily LOVES to drink from the faucet!!

Well, both of the cats like to actually.

Sometimes I turn on the bathtub…just a drip…so I can have the sink all to myself and brush my teeth!!

They will both sit in the bathtub and wait very patiently for the next drop to drip!! It doesn’t take much to entertain them!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

another princess and her cat!


Here is painting #3 for this month’s fairy tale at Carla Sonheim’s Year of the Fairy.

It uses acrylic paint put on with a credit card!


I added black lines with ink when it was dry to give definition to the pillows, mattresses, and princess.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Linking to Paint Party Friday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I remember…

…the year my mom bought matching Easter dresses for my sister and me.


They were cute, and a little embarrassing. I was such a shy person that I hated when people noticed me.

But being dressed like your little sister just screams “LOOK AT US!! AREN’T WE JUST DARLING??”

Not something I enjoyed at all.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

where we hide the squeaky toys


For a while, we were hiding the squeaky toys on top of the cat condo.

We thought it was safe since the dog can’t reach them.

But last week, they ganged up on us and pulled a little teamwork! Lily is only happy to oblige her buddy!

Now I’m looking for a new hiding place. It's like having toddlers in the house! Nowhere is safe.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

stuff about me…my lucky number!


Even more auspicious this year...I turn 55 on May 5.

Monday, April 14, 2014

the groomer


Lily is the family groomer.

I think it’s cute when she licks the face of Luna. Or Dobby’s ears.

But I draw the line when she starts working on my hair!

Friday, April 11, 2014

fairy tale paintings

This month’s fairy tale to illustrate for Carla Sonheim’s Year of the Fairy Tale is the Princess and the Pea.


Only instead of just drawing her, you have to paint her.


Using acrylic paint.

I’m a watercolor girl.


Not only is it acrylic. We painted using a credit card.

Brushes were allowed but only at the end to fine tune a few things.


Then we used a ballpoint pen to draw the princess.


I was way out of my comfort zone on this one. In a good way.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!! Linking to Paint Party Friday, too, which is a fun group. Please head over there and check out some great work.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

i remember…


This isn’t a very good drawing … it’s much cuter in real life!!

My grandma gave me a little piggy lapel pin when I was young. It has (fake) Ruby eyes and a curly tail.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

the incident with the neighbor’s cat

First of all, thanks for the comments yesterday. Now I can find my way around in Spanish, too. ☺

I’m still waiting for the opportunity to say “mon crayon est jaune” (my pencil is yellow). When I visited France, no one ever asked me!


Today’s doodle is about the Tuxedo cat that hangs around our house.

Our neighbor’s cat made the mistake of sniffing Dobby’s dog bone in the backyard. Fortunately, Dobby was inside at the time so no cats were hurt during this terrible event!

The cat was long gone but the barking continued for quite a while.

Don’t mess with her bones! She means it!!