Sunday, August 20, 2017

Day 1851: Step by step changes ...






Wild child, paper collage, Montana markers on canvas













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Thought I'd share some surprises?



step1 ink brush drawings


Using the circled starts, I worked to see what might happen.


step 2 watercolor
step 3 watercolor background








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step 4 start collage
step 5 finish junk mail collage







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Transformations happen.
 

step 2 watercolor
step 3 watercolor background









 
step 4 start collage


 
step 5 finish junk mail collage


 

I like most of the surprises.
What do you think?














And, another wonderful surprise in my mailbox today ...






a card made by artist/lawyer/friend Marie!
Thank you for your friendship, talent & sweet gift. ♥












A smile for Sunday ...












Saturday, August 19, 2017

Day 1850: A Maserati before breakfast?






Calia, collage, old photo & digital












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Friday is trash day! 
A mundane, necessary chore but not exciting, right?
Wrong!
I trudged out with my bags & my eyes opened wide.
A piece of Italian sculpture!





 This is what I saw! 
A 2017 Masserati Ghilbi ...
"Luxury vehicle
MSRP: From $79,700
Horsepower: 345 to 404 hp
MPG: Up to 17 city / 24 highway
Dimensions: 196″ L x 77″ W x 58″ H
Curb weight: 3,990 to 4,123 lbs"
 





"Sporty, sophisticated and dynamic.
A masterful combination of style, power, 
sporty handling and comfort.
The new Ghibli encapsulates the very soul of Maserati."
 



 
Special rims ( a SM, son-in-law term) 




Early Christmas?
Of course it's not for me, but parked so near.
I went in and got my phone ...




 and like a tourist, took shots from every angle.















So I could share my Friday morning surprise with you!









Happy Saturday, I thank you 
for stopping by this silly daily blog ...
and wish you a wonderful weekend with 
whoever is special in your life, wherever you are. ♥











A joke for Saturday ...




A hooded robber burst into a Texas bank 
and forced the tellers to load a sackful of cash.

 
On his way out , a brave Texas customer grabbed the hood  ...
and pulled it off, revealing the robber's face. 
The robber shot the customer without a moment's hesitation. 
He then looked around the bank and noticed 
one of the tellers looking straight at him. 
The robber instantly shot her, also. 
Everyone else, by now very scared, 
looked intently down at the floor in silence. 
The robber yelled, "Did anyone else see my face?" 
There are a few moments of utter silence ...
in which everyone was plainly afraid to speak. 
Then one old woman tentatively raised her hand and replied, 
"My husband got a pretty good look at you...." 



Thanks Art!





Friday, August 18, 2017

Day 1849: A new lunch venue!






Aunt Martha, collages, old photo & digital











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Valerie and I were on for lunch. 
At least once a month, or we go into withdrawal.
We were overdue. Valerie had been busy traveling all over.
Today was the day, and Val had found a new venue?





Just across from MBBQ on busy Chapman Avenue, adjacent to 
Cal State Fullerton, where there are lots of food choices.




We attended during a soft opening ...
and the hard part was choosing from a great menu.






Clean, simple & soon to be very crowded.




Everything is fresh, dough, noodles & dumplings ...





and all made as you watch.




We watched the fresh produce being delivered.


Valerie's Tomatoes, eggs, green onions & noodles    My Japanese pork rib, bok choy, cilantro & noodles
 
Hard decisions, but we made good choices.
 



Shredded potato salad (above) so yummy & different.





Handmade dumplings, made behind glass.





Chili sauce so hot it cures a cold on the spot!
And a variety of drinks in a jar to put out the fire.


Fresh watermelon juice                                                              iced passion fruit green tea



Can you tell we liked it?
We plan to go again, 
there are so many things we still want to try.
And, Valerie has been promoted to CVO ... 
Chief Venue Officer. ♥







Noodle Street
Asian Fusion Restaurant · Fullerton, California
2323 E Chapman Ave Ste B, Fullerton, CA 92831
Open  · 11AM–10PM
Phone: (657) 217-5664













A smile for Friday ...