Tag: Art

Quick question . . .

Quick question . . .

I noticed this morning that I have 54 followers. I was impressed! So I’m thinking to myself let’s ask them a question and see how many participate participate in answering. PLEASE just scroll down to COMMENT for this post …

It’s an EASY 2 part question. The 1st part is simply yes or no.

1. Have you or have you not ever created an art journal or pages in an art journal?

2. Depending on number 1…

If yes, please tell (A) how you create in it and (B) Why you create in it? ( Like, what do you get out of it?)

If no, please tell why not? (i.e. Never heard of it, Don’t know what it is, Preconceived perception, You think it’s all about writing and don’t like to write, No one’s ever mentioned it before)

My latest 2 pages in my hand made journal (book)


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They made it!

They made it!

Well the birds made it to their new (temporary) nest… or home. The pictures are bad due to the glare but a couple people that visited sent me some that weren’t as bad as mine! Thank you!!

A few people have asked if they will be for sale and I have decided yes… they will,… but in the 3-figure (each) range, so if you are interested email me for more info. If you want to go visit them, and they’d love that as much as I would!… they can be seen at Grand Prairie (open air) Mall in Peoria, IL The storefront has no name to identify it.. .but it’s located between Eddie Bauer and PINK.

Mom and Baby (some glare touched up)
Dad and Baby (retouched some glare)

YES, Mom’s legs are made of slinkys… but you should SEE her feet and toenails! and Yes, she is wearing a feather boa and matching feathers on her Hat (is that wrong somehow?) !

Meanwhile, Yes Dad is wearing leggings or pants that I sewed just for him! and they fit like a glove! I felt his red bow tie set off the mood perfectly in case his oversize sunglasses didn’t!

And yes… Baby bird is settled quite comfortabley in her grapevine nest… with a cute little has as well.

Please leave comments below… i LOVE reading comments!!



…and how my week ended

Tuesday (I thnk) brought some good and unexpected news… I was awarded Honorable Mention at the Illinois Art League Member Show for my entry of “Peek“! I was thrilled and honored – Peek wanted to ride the rides at the carnival but he was too short…

“Peek” by Ruth Inman, 2021 (20″ x 16″)

Thursday I woke up with a frog in my throat… (Hmmm) … but I got thru the online class fine where we painted and ink detailed a cute little night time scene. Thenmy Friday morning class of 1 was ok, as we sit at a table that is more than 6′ apart, and I had no further symptoms at that point. Same for my 1pm meeting, they sat on “That” side… while I stayed on “This” side.

Next up was the Artist Meet ‘n Greet at the galery where my Ursula was on display, sitting up straight on her chair. I wore a mask most the time and talked with less than 6 people and left when my feet no longer wanted to up stood on.

Husband & I met for dinner, and after being turned away at 2 places for ‘no reservation’ we found a place that had a table for 2 outside. Dinner was wonderful, mostly raving about the cream of Mushroom soup. I have never seen it like this before and was quite skeptical… BUT OH MY GOSH! I have never tasted it so good! (Albeit they needed to strain the pepper? bits from the bottom of the soup) WOW!! – AND we had a very talented Sax player entertaining us on the sidewalk during dinner! He was wonderful… Thank you nameless sax player!

After dinner we walked the 2 blocks down to the small strip mall where MORE music was playing and a new winery had opened. We went inside as the music was so loud my head was beginning to hurt and conversation was impossible. The wine was good, I tried the mango moscato, but I eagerly await the Ice Wine they will be having in a couple weeks, arriving from California!

I was beginning to feel draggy so we went home after 1 glass of wine, where i sat in my recliner and basically fell asleep. I had began coughing a little bit before that, but by morning I had a full blown COUGH. (The kind from DEEP DOWN)… Not happy with this development, I did check my temperature and it was a little high for MY normal… so I did the respectable thing… got on the internet and arranged an appointment for a covid test. Sheesh… really? Best to be sure. So I am spending the day sitting at home watching the birds out my front window and maybe I’ll sketch a new one… maybe.

And THAT my friends…. is the REST of the story… (of the week)

Catch ya after my test tomorrow!

The Covid test came back Negative – YAY!! It turns out I have a Sinus Infection… Boooo….