Monday, January 9, 2017

Life Lesson by Maddie

Happy Tuesday to everyone who's stopping by my blog today.
And a big hello to all the T gang ladies.
Last week I introduced you to Pete, one of our dogs.  Just so she wouldn't feel left out, today I am introducing you to Maddie, our other dog.
Maddie is also a rescue dog who came our way after taking a long ride in the doggie rescue van  from Georgia. We picked her out from a photo, and after a few phone calls, decided she was a good dog for us. And she is, but since I don't think she had never lived in a house  when we first got her, there was some adjustment time for all of us.
She has turned into a wonderful dog. Unlike Pete who is more of a doer, Maddie is more philosophical.
Here I am working on my page about her, with my mug of hot coco with a big squirt of whipped cream. Its in the new mug my daughter gave me for Christmas. No, my daughter is not having a baby, but Pete is her dog, so I guess that makes me Pete's grandmother. And of course my daughter loves to rub in that fact I had a grand dog and am a grandmother. :)
I am linking this up to T for Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover.

And here's my finished Art Journal Journey page. The theme this month is that every journal page tells a story hosted by me. :)
And in case you can't read  Maddie's thoughts about life, here they are.
1-if someone wants to scratch your back, let them
2-There are no strangers, only people you haven't met yet
3-If you have a chance to do something, do it.
4-Life is too short so just keep playing.
5-Stake out the best spot on the bed. You will sleep better if you do.
6- When riding in the car, look out the window. You might miss something interesting otherwise. (the same is true for riding in a boat too)
7-If you trip on the stairs, just pick yourself up and keep going.
8-  Life is too short to miss a cookie opportunity.
And my daughter is giving Maddie a back scratch.  She gets very excited when the back scratcher comes out.

I am linking about to Art Journal Journey. The theme this month is "Every Art Journal Tells a Story".
Hope you link up a page also!
Hope you have a T-riffic day!


Divers and Sundry said...

You just can't beat a good rocking chair. Adding hot chocolate with whipped cream and a wood stove? Perfection! :) Happy T Tuesday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your story and painting about Maddie, dogs are so clever! She landed at a good place with you, that's for sure. Enjoy your cocoa, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

haha, some of the advices let me think i´m a dog, too;) i love the page you made in your Journal. and i love to see how your dog enjoyes to be scratched by your daughter. happy t-day!

chrissie said...

Hello to you and your dogs.

The page is wonderful and so much fun

Have a happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

I loved reading about Maddie and her thoughts on life, Dogs do so know how to touch our hearts. Its a fun mug you have as well, I can relate to the words although I have always been mam to our dogs.' Go see Mam', being the most popular phrase used in the family.
Its a fantastic journal page Erika.
Happy T Day
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Maddie is not just cute - she seems to be wise as well! I LOVE your page and all the advices from Maddie are remarkable for everyone - a big philosopher for sure this girl! The photo of your daughter with Maddie and the grandmother's mug for being a good granny to Pete is just lovely!!!
Happy T-Day and Art Journal Journey dear Eika!
oxo Susi

Carol said...

Great post about Maddie!! Love the wood burning stove♥♥ We have a fire place and I love it but I grew up with a stove and love the heat they put off.

Linda Kunsman said...

Your drink looks yummy but I really am drooling over those fabulous markers-wow! Sweet Maddie art and a wonderful story about her.She looks quite content. Happy T day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Maddie the Philosopher ... LOVE it! :) I too have a Grand Dog ...his name is Scrappy and he's also a rescue dog...Sitting by that stove with a cup of hot chocolate sounds wonderful about right now.. here the wind is really whipping up.. i can hear it roaring thru the pines....rain expected in a few days... fingers crossed.. we need it.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting. My old computer had a major meltdown, and I had to reboot it twice in order for it to run again. I was able to visit a couple of people, then it went out again. I gave up and went to bed. I'll be SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad when I get my new computer back.

Your journal page is too funny. I simply adore it. And I adore Maddie, too. She's quite the charmer, I can tell. Her advice is good for people, too.

Had to laugh at your grandmother mug, but loved the hot chocolate with whipped cream. My kind of winter drink, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing your art, your daughter, Maddie, and your hot chocolate with us for T this Tuesday.

Let's Art Journal said...

I love your jounral page and Maddie's story really made me smile! Maddie is so precious and she looks so content having her back scratched :-). A mug of coco with a big squirt of whipped cream sounds ideal, I fancy a handful of mini marshmellows on top too - YUM! Happy T Day! J :-)

SLScheibe said...

Wonderful! What an adorable art journal page :) What a super list too. I agree with all of those points!

Corrine at said...

Maddie is a sweetie as I can attest. Who doesn't love a good back scratch. I like her philosophy and it makes for a contented life. xox

Jeanie said...

I love this post! Maddie makes some very good rules!

Krisha said...

LOVE your Maddie page!!!
Even with Grandchildren I'm grandma to their dogs your cup makes perfect sense to me. I had granddogs before grandchildren!
Happy T-day

~*~Patty S said...

What a fun page with your special grandDOG ♥
Cute back scratch photo too!
Thanks for making me smile Erika...Maddie sure is lovable.
Happy T Day to ya

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love Maddie and her very wise thoughts! Your cocoa looks delicious and I love the mug!
Hugs, Chrisx

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm not really a dog person, but Maddie is wonderful. I love how you captured her spirit on your page and her wise words. Mmm, hot chocolate with a fluffy cloud of whipped cream. To your health and your new mug.

Darla said...

It was fun to read your story, you crated a great page. Your daughter looks quite happy with Maddie.

Dianne said...

What a delightful page with Maddie's philosophy included! sooo cute! and the hot chocolate looks delicious!♥

Debrina said...

I love dogs! I had three beautiful dogs and they all died peacefully of old age. It's been nice discovering you and reading through your postings. I'm also experimenting with "art journaling" but not in a traditional sense. I'm doing a series of mixed media watercolours that I aim to formally publish by the end of it.

Halle said...

Fun journal page and AJJ entry. I grew up with dogs but now am more of a cat person. If we had a fenced yard I might be more inclined towards dogs but having to walk them in below zero temps sucks whatever love I have for dogs right out of me. Plus doggie do-do makes me gag. lol
Happy T day!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Erika, I bet you can see my big smile beaming at you all the way from Mexico. That is the most clever cute awesome scrapbook/journal page I've seen for a long time! I love Maddie's philosophy and printed out her rules for myself. Hope that's okay.

Happy T Day! Hugs, Eileen

Danielle L Zecher said...

Maddie is a cutie. I like her advice on cookie opportunities. :-)

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous and fun post Erika - I love LOVE the page you created and fun quotes by Maddie. Love your drawing too - that would make such an awesome stamp!
Gill x