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T is For Tornadoes and Tasteless Coffee

 Hello Friends, The past two weeks Central Alabama has been through two giant storms.  They produced large tornadoes that came within a few miles of our home.  Luckily, we had no damage, but many people around us had lots of damage.  One family friend lost her Son. His truck hydroplaned during one storm and he ran into a tree - he was still in High School.  So many sad stories and lots of damage. When we were hiding in our safe place last week, I started shivering and could not get warm.  I figured it was from the stress of the storm or the power being out.  I wrapped up in blankets but it didn't help.  When the power came back on, I turned the heat up high, put on several more blankets and drank some hot chicken soup.  Hot tea. A shot of fireball whiskey.  Nothing helped.  Turns out, I had COVID.  I am doing much better now and that was really the worse that I felt.  Lucky again.  I am visiting with my friends at T-day (over at Elizabeth's Blog) and here is my ticket - a fun l

Butterscotch Beer and Hot Buttered Rum

 Hello Friends. It's T-day over at Elizabeth's Blog where we always celebrate a drink of some type (drinks in art, books, pictures, gifts, dinners, etc.).  Happy T-day if you celebrate it.  My youngest daughter gave me a lovely butterscotch beer last week, and I drank it with one of my grandsons today.  I loved it and wish there was more than one bottle - lol.  It was non-alcoholic and tasted like a very flavorful cream soda. I love the label too.  I also made some ATCs today to celebrate Hot Buttered Rum day (January 17th).  They are for an ATC exchange where the theme is to pick an unusual holiday.  I picked this one because I thought it would be fun to draw some rum bottles or cups of hot buttered rum (I did both). The images are from Artistic Expressions (the men) and Rubbernecker (the window and greenery).  I did draw the bottles and the cup.  I added a bunch of gold around the edges of everything, the cane, and the windows because the CAS challenge

The Mystery of Time, the Start of a Snowball Fight, and Some Chunky Mixed Media All Mixed Together

 Hello friends. It's a new Year and a new pledge to do more Bible Journaling, lose weight, declutter, and organize better.  I actually accomplished a few things on my list last year so I have high hopes.  Over at **Art*Journal*Journey* Mia has us using photos in our Mixed Media Journaling.  I used a fun picture my daughter took the other day and and also took inspiration from THIS cool clock. The clock was part of the inspiration challenge over at  This is a chunky page! Gesso on the bottom, and then a layer of modeling paste which I pressed a clock and some gear images into (old SU! set).  After the paste dried, I did a few water color washes, stamped on some snowflakes, and dabbed on some Tim Holtz distress ink.  Next came some white paint splatters, Snowtex, and Stickles Gel (love the stars in that stuff). You can see the chunkiness in this close up.  The bible verses are from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 - the Mystery of Time.  These verses are so powerful.  Eve