Friday, April 29, 2011

Help arrives in some places, not so much in others :-(

"Help arrives" ACEO pencil



It that time again…Paint Party Friday and although it’s been a busy week, I did manage to get some things done.  Allergies be darned, I’m still going to plant some pretty flowers.  I don’t have a very green thumb, though, but wait, out of the shadows comes a caped crusader.  Well, he’s not exactly caped but he is a crusader nonetheless. He is taking care of my flowers and I bet he won’t forget to water them. Seriously though, even though I wish I could have a little helper, it is simply a fantasy.  My helper will just have to be my better half.

Grrrrr...just to explain that I may be a little slow commenting on the other entries this week.  My wonderful, fantastic, never had a problem before Mac has decided it wanted to become a PC and it is making my life a bit difficult.  So, I have to revert back to the old PC (that all of a sudden seems to be working better)so I can leave any comment at all.   Patience is a virtue of which I have very little of. 
Thanks to Kristen and Eva we can all enjoy the beautiful artwork in this fun weekly event. 


40 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely one, Crystal.....my hubby put my little helper in the back yard a few days ago and he is doing a wonderful job. Would you believe I put up a post about my garden elf once and I was accused of being nonChristian for owning it. Be forewarned, my friend.

craftattack said...

Every garden in Germany - and a lot of the balconies, too - has its troop of *Gartenzwerge*, those little gnomes who make sure that the garden is kept in order!

Marlene said...

I love your little garden gnome, I need to get me one of those, my garden in turning into a jungle. The birds love it though as they have lots of places to hide.

Netty said...

Loving the gnome tending the flowers, a beautiful piece of work. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Such a cute little helper. :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Crystal...wonderful and fabulous..what a charmer...i love gnomes and all wee folk..gorgeous work!
victoria~

Lee Pierce said...

Love that little gnome! If he's gonna sit in the garden anyway - put him to work :D

Roban Studio said...

He's so cute! I used to have a gnome in my garden, but he succumbed to weather and erosion. His name was Norman. I'm on the hunt for a new one. Love your ATC! Happy PPF. :-)

La Abela said...

The devices are complicated but the pencils give you great ... Regards

✌Rabbit said...

I just adore the detail of your pieces. Brilliant.

Franz said...

Beautiful,beautiful,beautiful!!!:-)))

Have i nice weekend!

Ciao!

SHERI C said...

Your Gnome work s cute. I find myself partial to your horse art though. Cause, you know...I like them. HAPPY PPF!

maddyrose said...

I simply love your gnome. I'm crazy for gnomes anyway but your's is the cutest by far.

Gloria said...

Your gnome is so cute. Small in a big garden. Very nice.

Jan said...

Crystal, he is just to darned cute!!! But don't let that stop you from letting him help with the garden :) Love that little guy~~~

Tammie said...

such a charming little piece!
wishing you luck with your computers!

Melisa said...

This is utterly adorable! If a little helper like this ever does turn up, ask him to send a friend my way.

Jenny Blair said...

Awwww LOVE your little gnome :) Love "Blackbird" thats playing too.is that you playing? Tricky song to master :)..well was for me anyhoos, I'm a complete beginner!
HAppy PPF :)x

Gerri Herbst said...

Just adore this little gnome!Great drawing this week...good luck with your computer wars...LOL. take care gerri

Heather said...

hee hee! My dad is visiting this week, ( he's doing all of the gardening gnome jobs around my property! hee hee!) Love this! perfect for my week. I had pc issues this week too! My cable went out...agggg! Hope yours is fixable! xxoo

Sunshineshelle said...

OMG!! Your Mac too, I sympathise :( Well happy PPF anyway, your little gnome looks like he'd cheer you up - what a cute drawing, well done!!

ger chouinard said...

Crystal: Love your little Gnome (carried one all the way home from FL to CT last week and I have great plans for him). I'm heading to the yard myself tomorrow to clean up last falls leftover leaves and twigs - wish me luck. Thx for the visit!

Christine said...

this is such a cute one!

Hybrid J said...

Wonderful and whimsical ACEO. Well Done! ;)

Leovi said...

Beautiful painting, a ghost of these, I also need me, my PC is off when he wants. Sometimes cda 5 minutes, sometimes every 5 hours.

Denni said...

Cute little gnome! I love your blog you have some amazing work!

Diana Evans said...

Beautiful work Crystal!!!!

Hope you can join us on Saturdays for "Sweet Saturdays" links....

http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-saturdays-week-005.html

Pam Tucker said...

I'm always amazed at how you can put such detail in these small pieces! BEAUTIFUL work, Crystal. And I LOVE those little guys... ;)

Kristin Dudish said...

I love your gnome! (I have a bit of a gnome obsession, truth be told. Ha!)

Hope you get all of your computer problems sorted out soon :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. I just looked down at the captcha and couldn't resist offering you another definition (especially since it seems so timely!)

anlame: (adj.) when your analog devices start acting lame. As in: Crystal's computer is anlame. Ha!
(I seriously don't look at those captchas the same ever since I read your post! hee hee)

Annabelle said...

Love all the detail ...great work! Whimsical gnome and so cute. Happy Spring!

Lynette said...

Love the gnome, and the cake at the top of your blog! Hope your Mac gets better soon!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Great FUN- I'm glad you were able to paint your pretty flowers and share them with us this week! I want a gnome for my garden too.....

Mary Hysong said...

lovely and fun little image. Don't you just love to think there might be real ones hiding in the garden and if you sit real quiet and still you might catch a glimpse of them?

Pointy Pix said...

This is just so cute!! He's a perfect little gnome. I hope you did get some help and that your Mac is back up and working!

Anne said...

I love how you captured your little helper! He is so sweet and earnest looking! Great colors, too. His blue hat, that little bit of red in his bucket, the orange flowers. Just lovely!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Sweet little helper, loved his story too. Sorry about the personality disorder of your mac.

EVA said...

You and Kristin and gnomes!! LOL. Yours is adorable. If he does start helping you with the garden pls let me know and I will get one! I need all the help I can get!

Carola Bartz said...

Oh, I like your little "crusader" and I'm sure he'll like if you come out and plant some flowers!

angelself said...

Aw, too cute Crystal! I love him.
Hope your Mac comes back to its senses (pout)Kathryn

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Your little nome is adorable. I'm really late on PPF, and I don't have the broken computer excuse :(

what happened to your mac? I have one and am curious.

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