Monday, September 13, 2010


So Its been a busy week and weekend. I was able to do some things in my studio/art room. Nothing finished, I tend to work on 3 or 4 things at a time. Just works best for me that way.

Tomorrow I have to get some reorganizing done in my studio. I am just not liking the flow of the room any more.

It has also been a time of memories. It was this month that my dad passed away and my mom came to live with us. It was 10 years ago that all that happened. My mom is gone now too. Has been for a few years.

It was the hardest and best thing I ever did. We ever did. Having my mom here for the last 4 years of her life was an amazing time. It was full of happiness and sadness. Joy and frustration.

I am going to share a little about this each day this week. the things we learned about people and each other. What we learned about caring for someone very ill and elderly.

Here is a picture of my parents the day after they were married and my dad was headed back from leave. He was in the Air Force in world war II.

Hope your weekend has been blessed!!!

Just Melly

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Layout and Lillian

Hope Your Sunday is Blessed and full of moments that make you happy!!

It has been a quiet day here. Just how I like my Sundays. Church, Lunch and creating time and nap or paly around on the computer visiting some of my favorite blogs. Of coarse there are always chores that have to be done so I fit those in around the other things.

I finished up this Layout a couple days ago but I hadn't had a chance to post it. Its pf my scrub Alex and my sweet Emily.

Here is a picture of my Lillian. She is such a sweetheart! She is a green wing Macaw. She also loves the camera. Pull a camera out and she is posing and acting like a silly clown. LOL

Ok I don't have any idea why the quality is messed up. Last night I had a size problem and no It is a quality problem . I'm sure it is something I am doing wrong. I am going to try to upload copies of the pictures so they are the right size and hoping better quality. I'll be back!

Just A Peek Into My Art Room

I have been doing some rearranging again in my art room. This is an area I am still working on. It is the main work area. I love old vintage containers and pretty things and supplies all around me. So it is a never ending battle in myself as to how to get 2 results. Working room to spread out but keep this look that appeals to my creative flow.

It is so funny tooo because I am such a neat freak! Every room in my house has to be neat and CLEAN all of the time. My husband teases that we live in a model home where people will be coming through any time, LOL. But he is good about my need for clean and orderly. :)

But now my art room....I love THINGS all around. Not just any things. The RIGHT things. Inspiring, old, worn, different, unique, original, sentimental. Maybe your the same way, maybe not. We all have our need to have our creative areas set up certain ways. I love to look at creative spaces, craft rooms, studios, scrap rooms, whatever you call your space. Hope you share a link to pictures of your room or a youtube video of it, :)

I'll post more pictures as the week goes on. I am also getting 2 boxes ready to mail to my 2 neices. Boxes of scrapping goodness. :) So I am having a blast putting together these goody boxes. I am finding supplies I forgot I had, or never knew I had, LOL. It is also a great time to get my paper re organized.

So this is a picture of one corner.

Hope your having a fabulous creative weekend!!

Just Melly

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday evening at my house

Like I was talking about in my previous post, it has been a great day. Most of our days and weekends are really I am not complaining! But there have been crazy busy times this summer, well the past year has had some big bumps!! A year ago I was in the hospital having 4 surgeries with in days of each other. Then a month later we moved! That was crazy but had to be done as it was planned and no wiggle room to delay even though I was still very weak and recovering from all the surgeries and being so sick.

So we are feeling like we are getting back to our normal routine these last few months. We had everything unpacked and all settled before last Christmas, that was just a month after the moving was complete. That was good considering we do run our own business at the same time and had no time off while moving. Plus we had 30 years of "stuff" to move! LOL

But anyway I clicked this picture to send to my daughter tonight. She wanted to know what we were doing "right now". LOL. It is just something we ask each other time to time in our on going txt messages. So I clicked this picture and sent it to her.

I just think this picture is special.To me. Right now at this moment. It just speaks to me and such an example of us. My husband alex and myself. Together, sharing, hanging out.

So the picture is not a great photo op as far as lighting and quality but it is fabulous as far as holding onto real moments and those daily memories......yes the plant needs TLC due to the afternoon sun getting it too long and hard. Yes thats my windex in the pic from wiping down the table before we sat down with our coffee. Always dusty here, LOL.....but its us...

So I hope you all take time to grab those moments of everyday. The real...the times that you and others will find priceless as time goes on.

I thank God for these moments.....

Just Melly

Saturday Creating and Memories

It has been a good day. Peaceful. I have been a sorry blogger! I am sorry about that. I am determined to change this so hang in there with me......Really!!

Anyway, back to my day here in sunny central California....

My scrubbie had today off and thats always nice. Being self employed is a blessing but there are times, LOL!

We did our chores around here and then he had his play time with his hobby, which is RC cars and trucks and I had some time in my studio/art room. Perfection!!

Below is what I did with the hour or so I had today. It is a picture of our beautiful GERMAN German Shepherd Jessica and myself. She was 9 in this picture and it was taken about 4 years ago. It wasn't too long after this that we lost her to brain cancer. My husband said something so true when I showed him my completed project....he said you never know how special or important a picture will be someday. He told me keep taking pictures! He has always been very supportive of all my art work and scrapping ect. But he made such a great point. It is a foundational truth in many ways as to why we scrap or create, but pictures grab something beyond words.

So I created this on canvas.