Mixed Media Monday


I saw these artist tiles awhile ago at Hobby Lobby and forgot about them until I came across them when tidying up my art table.  I know, I know, I need to be neater and I’ll work on that – someday.  I had no plan to follow, no prompt, I suppose you could call it freestyle.

 4×4 inches

Spray ink, hand drawn and colored flowers and a couple of what I call doodads

I’ve heard of inchies (1×1) and twinchies (2×2), I suppose this would be a quinchie.


Just two chicks hanging out in their jammies.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.  Carl Sagan 


*My Own Mixed Media




Here are my official souveniers of my beach vacation.  I’m a knitter, so can I help it if my idea a perfect souvenier is yarn, searching high and low for a LYS to visit, with extra points if it’s located on or near the beach?

First up is Knit One Crochet Too Kettle Tweed, 60% merino, 20% baby llama, 10% bamboo and 10% Donegal.  There’s no color named, just a number, 4523, but since I think everything should have a name, I’m calling the colorway My Destin-Y.  Very clever,  especially since it came from a shop in Destin, Florida, named (surprise!) The Destin Yarn Shop.  My project for this is c2knits Jackie, a topdown tank.  Nice and summery, don’t you think?

Next is this lovely Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, which also has just a number, no real name.  I’m calling this one Sea Glass because it makes me think of the small bits of glass sometimes found on the beach, beautifully frosted by waves and sand.  No official project yet, but I’m leaning toward a cowl, specifically, Botanical.

Still happy to be home.

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.  John Gardner



What I Do Have



A FO for today. DO HAVE Beach toes!  That’s right friends – Mr. Iknead and I are on vacation and are kicking back in a hotel (a Holiday Inn if you’re interested) in Hattiesburg M-eye-ess-ess-eye-ess-ess-eye-pee-pee-eye on our way to Grayton Beach, FL.  Beach toes that I can’t show you because Flickr isn’t co-operating.

Maybe later.

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.  Ralph Emerson



The one where I’m waiting

with bated breath for 5:30 p.m., at which time I’m officially on vacation.  I’ve several things to do after work that I’ve been putting off this week.  I have to go to Target and pick up sunscreen and maybe a new sun hat.  News Flash!  We got our yearly bonus checks today at work.  This means I can get the boots I’ve been lusting after sooner rather than later.  Here’s a pic


Beautiful don’t you think?  They’re on the short list to do tomorrow.  It reads – buy boots.  So I am.  Doesn’t say much for my impulse control, does it?

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do.  One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.  Nancy Sinatra