Monday, February 11, 2013

List it Tuesday - 6 days late

Well, Artysville left us to our own devices this past Tuesday. I tried to come up with something and had a hard time and was trying to be overly creative.. So I thought I'd just list what I like and keep near to me. Everyday items that I like, that is. I was posting the earlier images on Instagram then I ended up painting the piece. I am not sure if I should let it be now, I may go back and add some more color. But time will tell.
 My list is of things : 
  • A crochet needle - its my newest hobby. I was taught to crochet by my grandmother and whenever I'm crocheting I think of her :)
  • A Sharpie marker - I have a ton of colors and prefer blue and green. You never know when you need to permanently mark something!
  • Super fine, cutting scissors. These CutterBees are amazing. I love 'em and have had them for a few years. I bought them in my scrapbooking days.
  • A recent origami creation. I watched a YouTube video that shows how they are made. I just love holding it and can't believe that I made this little creation from two pieces of paper..
  • My newest knife.
  • 'votive' candles from the dollar store. I use these instead of lighting real candles. I get so nervous with a real flame. I'm forever forgetting to switch these off, that i shudder to think of me leaving a lit flame unattended.
  • Earphones, for my Pandora stations.
  • My ultimate and favorite, fav, fav,fav brush with the clear acrylic handle. I've had this for years and just can't live without;)
  • A shot glass that my husband bought somewhere. I love it because I don't have to haul out all the little measuring cups and has all the different measurements on it.
  • Last, but not least, my little 'prayer' book. I keep all sorts of great sayings and quotes in here that I come across. It has to be unique and GREAT to get into this book. I think I bought that in the city somewhere years ago. Its about 3"x2"
Tomorrow is Tuesday again ...another list:)

Have a great day!
 
 
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26 comments:

aimee said...

I knew you'd come up with a great one! Love your list as always!

Alexandra said...

Leave it! I love it as is. You're sketches and art are always so inspiring. You're fun, too! :)

storybeader said...

your sketching is so realistic! I have to take more time, when I draw. Great idea for your little "prayer" book. I have a composition book that a friend gave me, and I carry it around from room to room! {:-Deb

explorenewness said...

That's a beautiful list! Great job!

Cameron said...

This is just awesome....which didn't surprise me at all, Fran....then I saw that you listen to the Killers and White Stripes....and I raised my eyebrows! Knew there was more to you than meets the eye...and yet another reason why I like you so much!
:)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

this is my new all time favourite.... love it a crazy amount...xx

Fran Traina said...

Thank you Aimee and thanks so much for the forum you've created! So much FUN:)))

Fran Traina said...

Ok you've twisted my arm... I'll leave it:)) that was easy! Thanks for your visit and I hope you have a speedy recovery with your banged up hand!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks so much and I like the idea you have a book too that you keep with you:))

Fran Traina said...

Thanks so much!!

Fran Traina said...

Oh yeah I just love the Killers.. I'm a little bit older than their typical audience ... I guess my speed is U2, the Police and such but I love their sound. A 50 year old friend turned me on to the White tripes LOL!

Fran Traina said...

Oh that is great to hear:)))! Was so much fun to do! I must say that your work inspires me to look around and find the beauty in the everyday

Mary Walker Designs said...

Everything is drawn so well and your paints really make your art pop

Karen said...

Is too much if i write down another compliment> ;) Love your drawing...

pauline said...

hello Fran!! Your artwork just blows me away. i had some catching up to do here. I REALLY love this one. Everything you do floors me. Just beautiful work. Hope you've been well, girl. I'll write soon. xox

Jenny said...

Absolutely stunning Fran... you draw so beautifully... and I loved reading about the pieces you drew... an amazing page...

Jenny ♥

denthe said...

LOVE your work! AND your writing! I'm your newest follower :-)

Gallery Juana said...

My Mom taught me how to crochet, so I can identify with how crocheting brings back memories of those we love. Fun to read the stories that go with each wonderful drawing.

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Gorgeous Fran!! Love the list and, as always, am blown away by your fantastic sketches xx

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Mary!!! Going to pop over to your blog shortly:))

Fran Traina said...

Oh no! By all means! I love your visits and kin comments:))

Fran Traina said...

Pauline , you are too kind! Thank you so much and I visited your space today. I love going there and I'm excited to see how much you're posting these days! It's inspiring:)

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Jenny!! I love looking at your blog and seeing all those wonderful faces you are making this month!

Fran Traina said...

Oh it's great to meet you ! I'm YOUR newest follower as well:) !!

Fran Traina said...

Hi Juana , thanks for stopping here and leaving such a nice note!! Really nice of you to share that about your mom. Crocheting is so meditative for me.

Fran Traina said...

Hey Lorinda!! Thank you so much for your kind words! Hope you have a terrific Valentines Day<3