Home Again, Home Again!

I’m so glad to be home. We visiting with family during our Thanksgiving break and really enjoyed being with them. It’s good to be back in our own place, though. Unfortunately, we’ve been fighting a cold since before the break. First one daughter, then the other got it. Before we came home, John and I started feeling the beginnings of it. I feel pretty blechy today but I’m doing my best to get over it quickly. Taking my vitamins. Eating soup. Staying away from sugary things for the most part. I’ll probably make fresh honey lemon tea tonight.

Anyway, here are the last two works I submitted for daily art challenges in the fb group I belong to. I hope you enjoy them. Note: They are not available for purchase. Only the digital art piece is available for download and that, only for personal use. Please keep that in mind! Thanks!

This is the first one:

Misfortune themed art challenge submission (untitled as of yet) - digital art, using Sketchbook by Autodesk - This is my first doodle on the laptop. I have the app on my phone, too and have done a doodle there as well. Just trying to figure out the tools and the program to see how it all works. This artwork shows a lightning storm, a crashing wave, and a whirlpool (or a hurricane if you prefer). I really can't work the pen/pencil tools very well yet. I think I need a stylus to be able to use it to the best effect. Oh, well. To see more about this work, please click the photo to go to my deviantART page.

Misfortune themed art challenge submission (untitled as of yet) – digital art, using Sketchbook by Autodesk – This is my first doodle on the laptop. I have the app on my phone, too and have done a doodle there as well. Just trying to figure out the tools and the program to see how it all works. This artwork shows a lightning storm, a crashing wave, and a whirlpool (or a hurricane if you prefer). I really can’t work the pen/pencil tools very well yet. I think I need a stylus to be able to use it to the best effect. Oh, well. To see more about this work, please click the photo to go to my deviantART page.

"Munchkins and Giant" - photo taken by Melody Kittles and edited with Instagram's presets - NO DOWNLOADS! This photo is copyrighted under a Creative Commons License All Rights Reserved (as are all my photos and artworks.) Please respect that. If you'd like to see more about this photo, click it to go to my deviantART page.

“Munchkins and Giant” – photo taken by Melody Kittles and edited with Instagram’s presets – NO DOWNLOADS! This photo is copyrighted under a Creative Commons License All Rights Reserved (as are all my photos and artworks.) Please respect that. If you’d like to see more about this photo, click it to go to my deviantART page.

 

Cold Weather, Cold Coffee, And Instagram

It is, indeed, cold again. But then, I guess that what winter is supposed to be…unless you live in the tropics. I wonder if there are any job openings in the tropics… Anyway, I’ve been so busy this morning that my coffee keeps turning into an iced coffee before I get a chance to actually drink it. I don’t mind iced coffee. I’ll drink coffee in almost any incarnation. But on a cold day, I really do prefer my coffee to be hot. Cold coffee on a cold day seems a bit redundant to me.

I opened an Instagram account today. It’ll be much easier to share photos of my work there. I think John will keep posting his photos through the avenues he is already using. I think I’m going to like Instagram, at least for quick posting. If you’d like to follow me there, you can click here. The only photos I have posted there, so far, have all been posted here at the KFA blog. I don’t think I’ll be too hard to find. I probably will /not/ be posting photos of the items the girls make. I’ll let them post photos of their creations as they get old enough to open that type of account. Now some might say this post sounds more like a personal note, but since I’ll be limiting my photos to mainly my created items, I think I should let our readers know the Instagram account exists. I will probably post other photos from time to time but these will all be photos of landscapes, still life photos, and others items of the like which I’ve edited.

I’m going to get back to work on that chain, now, and perhaps I’ll start another pot of coffee perking on the stove. Maybe I’ll get a chance to drink it hot this time!

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee’s frothy goodness.”  ~Sheik Abd-al-Kadir