today's entry into my digital journal. It doesn't look I will be able to make it into the studio for another day but playing digitally helps satisfy the need to make something. "Seriously", I could use more hours in the day.
Not much of a mystery as it turned out to be just who I thought was digging holes in the yard. just a tiny baby hanging out in the garden, eating some ants and enjoying some sun. Must be a photogenic celebrity lizard as he waited around while I ran in the house to get my camera.
Here is todays biology lesson - The Texas Horned Lizard (actually quite interesting)
The Texas horned lizard, along with at least three other species, also has the ability to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to 5 feet. (how neat is that!!) This not only confuses would-be predators (heck, who wouldn't be confused by that), the blood is mixed with a chemical that is foul-tasting to canidae predators such as wolves, coyotes and domestic dogs (note to self, must teach Ralph the dog about this). If it is sufficiently agitated it may release up to 1/3 of the blood in its body! Horned lizards are unusual in that they are myrmecophagous - ant eaters - with blunt, noncuspid, peglike teeth for crushing prey.
Some Native American peoples regard the horned lizard as sacred. Phrynosoma cornutum, the Texas horned lizard, is the Texas State Reptile.
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pulling out favorite pieces of fabric and piecing them to make pillowcases soft silky vintage cottons. The daisy check fabric was a little girls skirt and the neat lime green and rose fabric was a Warrington flea market purchase. some are pieces of old drapes some are used clothing that have been taken apart for the fabric. This pretty aqua blue with flower bouquets was a blouse in a former life. it all makes for a nice stack of pillows. I never was one for matching and coordinating ,so a mixed bed linen collection is just right.
The web site has just been updated with the newest Basic Grey items I have added many of the acrylic journal stamps The Basic Grey Insignia stamp set and three new collections of the 6x6 paper pads All available plus many others on the Tuscan Rose web site (you may need to refresh your browser as I have just made these updates) Basic Grey Flourish Edges Acrylic Stamps Journal Block Stamps Journal Flourish Stamps Jouranl Swash Stamps Insignia Stamps Boxer 6x6 Paper Pad Sugared 6x6 Paper Pad Sultry 6x6 Paper Pad
today's journal pages cutting new stencils and back to spray painting after too long of a break. Above is a small portion of today's page. My journal is too big to fit on the scanner. This stencil portrait was sprayed on a piece of wallpaper and then added to the journal and then stencil and painted some more. love this vintage photo, a cat with an attitude that is just barely tolerant of having it's picture taken. This weekend I was very lucky to see this Luna Moth sunning itself on the side of the house. Always a rare treat, I could have happily sat outside for hours watching him.