Thursday, May 5, 2022

I Like Thursday #295


"glamingo" hangs now at the foot of the stairs
welcome to this week's list of likes.  sketchbook revival session now over... but art is not. I am drawing and painting a lot... playing with  zentangle inspired art, taking a creativity workshop with women unleashed, taking a 5 day Zen stitch workshop (more on Saturday's post)

one of my recent paintings

>  I've enjoyed playing "scramble words" on the AARP games site this week

they have many games and I do several of them.Scramble words is trying to see if you figure out all the words from given letters, in the time period.


>  I found these crayons in with my stamps for fabric... they blend beautifully on paper using a water brush... glad I bought them not knowing when I'd use them. Glad I'm using them!

Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle Artists' Pastels Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 10. In package.

>  happy that the zen stitch workshop has at least one out of 4 videos that appeal to me... opening me to some new ideas to make these techniques in my unique way

a new series on it's way

a show new to us, on netflix is from Australia and so fun to watch. Basically the everyday adventures of a family and their friends, it's smart and quirky 

Watch Offspring | Netflix

I like being part of the writer's link party on Fridays now... check back tomorrow

I am also writing the 3 longhand pages a day this week, spurred on by a video of two authors. Writing is important to me, a way to know myself and to reach out to others to see who understands me. As I must self isolate still, it's a connection no less real for not being there in body. 


I like belonging to the Newport RI historical society (
 and watching their wonderful videos on strong women who changed their worlds... we watched one last Thursday afternoon and three wonderful women did talks on 3 other wonderful women, Fannie Jackson, Belle dacosta green, and Helen Gardner. All of them bucked the expected roles of women of their age and had to learn to balance negative judgement of them with living authentic lives. 
Wonderful lesson.
need to check this out... videos following gilded age show
I tried a new recipe this weekend, for Kings Hawaiian rolls... really good
recipe is at here
I love Scrappingcavewoman blog and she included this statue this week.


Milo's Moments

sure it's sunny now but a few nights ago while I was in dreamland on the big bed, there was a crack! and a big noise that caused me to jolt up!

Mama: that was a terrible lightening thunder and hail storm!

Milo: well it scared one of my nine lives out of me!

Mama: the bad news is that's for cats.... we have to make the most of this one life

Milo: hmph, cats get all the good stuff while I'm here guarding the mama's art work, or as she calls it watching paint dry

All I know is if it blows off this porch in another storm I'll have to go find it

now sit! stay! visit mama's friends to see what they liked this week!

                                                                  LINKING WITH 
friday bliss


easyweimaraner said...

the statue is amazing... we LOVE it!!! said...

Pretty drawing. Your rolls look yummy. That statue just brings a smile no matter what. Great likes.

Rebecca Jo said...

That painting is beautiful!!!
I am so hooked on AARP games!!! I love their online crossword puzzles too. & all the word games - I'm a geek for all of them

Shannon said...

That sculpture of the sleeping dog and person is fantastic! And I love finding and using forgotten art supplies. I hope the thunderstorms don't stress out Milo too much!!

Sandee said...

Love your artwork. Beautiful.

It's always good to see handsome Milo.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to Milo. ♥

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glamingo is wonderful - so fun! Love seeing your recent artwork, too. Those rolls look delicious! Happy Thursday!

Sherrie said...

I love your pretty. Your Hawaii rolls look delicious. The Statue of the boy and dog is awesome...thanks for sharing. Milo looks really serious about his guard duty! Have a great day!

Sandy said...

Whew! I'm tired just reading your blog. You're keeping so busy with your art. That statue is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. Happy crafting and painting.
Sandy's Space

Brian's Home Blog said...

Your painting sure is pretty and I'm going to have to make some of those rolls. Milo, we don't like those bad storms either pal. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

riitta k said...

Poor Milo, how disappointed he is learning that dogs don’t have nine lives :)) the sleeping statue is gorgeous. Wishing nice & creative weekend.

Kathleen said...

So many great things today, Leeanna. I love your paintings and even just your scribbles...always so inspiring. I watched that show and really enjoyed it. I keep hoping for a new season, but I think they finished. You have so many fun things to work on, which is good. I am doing mostly computer work at the moment ... broken ankle.

Annie said...

I'm sorry I'm so late commenting this week...yesterday was 'one of those days'.
Love your artwork and Milo, as always, makes me smile.
Annie x

Angie said...

LeeAnna - I love your painting. I will be talking with my daughter tomorrow about Sketchbook Revival. Even though it's over, you can still access the recordings!