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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Friday, September 21, 2012

We had beautiful weather here today. Don't u love the fall?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I know I haven't checked In for a couple of days. Hope to post some pictures soon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I painted the picture above for my sons Girlfriend.  It was for  her birthday.  I have found out an amazing fact--when you paint a picture, take a photo of it.  The photo of the painting will show you things about the painting that the eye won't pick up--strange!  Anyway, Sunday we celebrated my son and his girlfriends birthday.  Below is a picture of Chloe and "Chloe".  Melodi was pleased with the painting which made me very pleased.  This was my first "portrait".  Usually I just paint from my head and whatever I get-I get.  I drew out the picture first, but wasn't happy with the results.Then I pulled out Lee Hammond's  book --She says to use a grid system and that helped tremendously.  I redrew it on a grid and was much happier with the results. I painted it Saturday--took a picture of it, didn't like it and proceeded to white out her hair, her body and half her face out and then started over!  It took two more times of whiting out one eye before I was happy with the painting.  But the camera trick really works.  For some reason it shows up the little details that the eye misses.
 Chloe and "Chloe"

I have been doing a little jewelry making this summer--a little but not alot.  Seems like it is hard to get anything done in the summer months.  We stay so busy just keeping up with the place.  I did manage to get some pendants done and I have about 20 more to pour with resin.  I still need to make the chains for them.  That I will start working on this week. A friend of mine brought me a gallon sized bag of old watches!  I was ecstatic!! I have been using the parts and pieces of them on some of my jewelry

And, of course, no blog post would be complete without at least one of Gods creatures.  These two spiders were on a job that we just finished.  I think that they are the most beautiful spiders.

Have a great day!! F.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Amazing Creatures

Over the past two years, we have lost over 50 trees, most of them large oak tree, due to the drought.  This is our third year in a row with very little rain fall.  This past weekend we were cutting yet another one of our beloved trees.  It was dead and too close to the fence.  We keep the dead trees off the fence because it it falls and takes out the fence the horses will get out.  Anyway, while Lewis was cutting the tree he spotted the stick bug in the tree trunk.  If you look at her closely you will see her baby attached to her back-end.  Animals (furry and other) are amazing creatures.  Who would have ever thought that a stick bug would take care of their young.  Who knew it?  Anyway--just a short post today.  I have saddles to clean and I am working on Nessy--I will post it later.  I haven't taken any pictures of her yet.



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