Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mish mash and cold weather........

We have had five days of temps below freezing......this is Oregon, for heaven's sake.  Someone posted a map on Facebook that showed it was colder in Oregon than in Alaska, must be global warming!

In any case, Captain Jack Sparrow's Mom still walked him everyday even if it did take as long to get dressed for the cold as it did to walk around the park!  Jack had to wear his coat, Jack does not like having that thing put on him........

Is that a heartbreaking look or what?  As soon as he out the door....he forgets the humiliation his human has placed upon him and runs through the park without a care, coat tails flapping in the wind!

The cold has kept us pretty close to home and has been an opportunity to do a little Christmas decorating........I do mean little.  Our tree is very small but I like it.

I love my '40s hat tree topper and the angels that I bought years ago.

Also, I've had some time for art.  I signed up for Teesha Moores's new Artstronaut's Club and have found myself inspired and greatly influenced by their work.  This was her husband, Tracey's, suggestion and that was drawing a shape and then when ever time permits, filling in around it.  I started with the fish and I'm doodling my way around the page.


Now that is some journaling fun!  I have about six or seven Tombow pens that I don't use them very often but this has been a way to experiment with them and with some fine tipped colored pens that I  have.

I've been playing with it for a couple days and I'm still not finished but I'm doing another similar page, for sure, when I finish this one.

Hope you are keeping warm and enjoying you holiday season!



elle said...

Cute tree. Cold here for January. I need to move my Tombows onto my desk top! :)

Julie said...

What a great art piece, Jan! Love your tree too! This art class looks like fun, and right up your alley!!!
Have a great Christmas season!
XOXO- Julie

Unknown said...

Love the look on Jack! And; your little tree is charming; I, too, have a little tree and I love it. I call it my art tree :)

Sure looks like you're enjoying your class! Love what you're doing. xo

Halle said...

Jack is so cute. When I was a kid I used to dress my dog in baby clothes and walk him. Talk about humiliation. Poor Smokey.
Love the vintage hat on the tree. Your journal page is very colorful...likely trying to "warm" things up at least visually for yourself. :) Nice job!!

rivergardenstudio said...

Jan, it is wonderful to be here this morning and scrolling through your beautiful blog. I love your little tree so much, and the hat for it's top. And your sweet Captain Jack. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and I can't wait to meet you in person in March!

Dianne said...

good to hear about Teesha Moore's class...I wondered what it would be like. Your journal page is awesome! love all the colors and great doodles...Merry Christmas dear!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Is Jack a Bichon. He looks a lot like my Teddy did. Sadly my little buddy died right before Christmas. I am lost without him.