Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Turkey Day Arrived!

Hey everyone, welcome to the nest this week.  Wanna hear a funny story?  Last week when I named my post I forgot that this week's theme over at Every Inchie Monday was Turkey!  LOL  So it is gonna be a turkey themed blog 2 weeks in a row!

I am enjoying the last few weeks of EIM. I can't believe that it is going to be ending soon!  Let's hope that someone takes it over and the inchie fun keeps going!  But for right now let's keep the Thanksgiving going.

I really love turkey.  I could (if I was not so lazy!!) bake a turkey about once a month!  But I settle for turkey lunch meat and ground turkey, which I really love in everything!  My favorite is turkey chilli!  If you have never made it you have to try it.  YUM! 

But for my inchie I stuck with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.  Hope you like it and hope it makes you thankful, lol.

Well, that is it for me this week.  I think I am going to go raid the fridge to see if there is any turkey leftover!  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the turkey's over there!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hedgehogs and Turkeys

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  This week here in America it is Thanksgiving, a holiday that celebrates the first harvest in the New World.  Nowadays, however, it is more to celebrate great deals on electronics, automobiles and mattresses!   I am happy that it is Thanksgiving this week.  I will be celebrating it on Tuesday as my daughter will have to work on Thursday.  I have already made an peanut butter, pretzel bark and PB & Graham cracker sandwiches covered in chocolate.  LOL so desert is covered.  My daughter is going to be doing the turkey and we will prolly share the duties on the sides.  YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!  I am excited, I love Thanksgiving!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is hedgehog.  I have never been face to face with one but I would love to!  They are soo adorable.

For my design this week I went with something that I saw when I was shopping for dog treats!  Yea dog treats.  Next to the dog treats there are toys, these fuzzy flat animals stuffed with plastic bottles, bubble wrap or plastic sheeting.  One of them was a hedgehog!  So when I designed this weeks inchie I designed it flat, like the toy version.

Hope you like it.

That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the beautiful hedgehogs over there while I am getting ready for the turkey coma that I will be getting in a few days!  I hope that you all have a creative and blessed week, enjoy your turkey and LEFTOVERS!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Goose Me!

Hey everyone, well, please don't goose me!  Especially after you hear the theme, see my inchie and follow me on the reason for my design idea.

Ok, strap in cuz there will be curves in this blog. The theme this week over at Every Inchie Monday is Goose.  I can tell you I am not a big fan of Geese.  When I was about 20, myself, my daughter, a friend of mine and 4 of her Nephews and Nieces went to a local pond to feed the ducks.  There were some geese there as well.  Every time we fed the ducks the geese would run up and steal some of the bread. Making the ducks angry.  Soon the geese would get greedy and want all of our bread.  When they didn't get it they would nip and bite at us.  My friend got bitten on the ankle and on the butt. My daughter got her hand bitten. As well as 2 of my friends Nieces!  Needless to say geese did not endear me to them!

So for this week I thought outside the box.  Pretty much like almost every week, right?!?  So here is where the curves come in.  When I thought about goose.  I did not want to do a bird or a feather. I wanted something that I could link up with the way my brain works.  Which is usually my first thought.  But for this theme there was no first thought.  Then I started working on an idea.

There is a vodka named Grey Goose.  Since I don't drink I don't know much about it but I do love the artwork on the bottle.  It is so pretty.  But then how to put that into an inch.  Then I thought about James Bond!  A martini, shaken not stirred!

Since vodka is in a martini and grey goose is a vodka I did a hop, skip and a jump to a martini!  A martini with a lemon wedge in it!

I thought that the 2 transparent colors would have worked good together but they did not give the effect that I wanted, but I do like it.  Hope you like it as well.

That is it for me this week, but before I go I wanted to say that at the end of this year, Trillian, who has been running Every Inchie Monday almost from the beginning has decided to retire from the blog.  If you think that you would like to take it over or maybe help out with it follow the EIM link and let Trillian know.

I have to say that I love the inchies.  They were the reason I started this blog.  Since I have been doing them for 5 years now I may have to figure something else out to do.   Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Owls and Art Invitationals

Hey everyone!  I am so super excited this weekend.  I have some exciting news to tell you but first I wanna show you my inchie.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is one of my favorite animals, Owl.  I have done owl designs in the past, I named them Owliver and Owlivia. 

But for this weeks inchie design I designed a new one. I really love the colors I chose, brown and teal.  Which is one of my favorite color combos of late.

I designed this one to look like a owlet, a baby owl.  I do like how it came out.

Ok, deeeeep breath.  Today I was at River Valley Art Center for their Artist Invitational.  Where I had 2 pieces featured in the show, and well, take a look!

OH MY GOSH!!!  Can you believe it?!?  The first time I have ever entered an actual art show and I get 3rd place!!!!  I had my flapper amulet bag, entitled "You Gatsby Kidding Me." and the Egyptian themed amulet bag that I had made for my daughter when she graduated college.  The Flapper won 3rd place!  All the art that was featured was so beautiful.  It all looked like it was painted by famous artists!  I just can't believe that I won.

That is all from me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM to see some more art by famous artists!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.