Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Please send some positive thoughts over to Marsha's dad (that's Marsha of Tumble Fish Studio). Her news today about her dad's health wasn't so great. We'll be thinking about you and your dad, Marsha. Thanks for the updates on your blog.
Unless you live in Middletown, Ohio and there is three inches of snow on the ground.
Get your little truck back here and deliver the mail. Wimp.
I'm getting great comments/emails about these last few pieces. Thank you to everyone who commented and encouraged!
Oh, and Marsha... Yes you did too inspire the Virgo Butterfly piece! You're inspirational, and that's that! :)
Monday, January 26, 2009
- She loves getting a little bit of spit in her throat and then breathing heavy like Darth Vader. I swear she enjoys it.
- She has an eyelash infatuation. If you're brave enough to let her near your eyelashes with her little fingers, she strokes them with her index finger.
- She doesn't have a favorite blankie, but she takes a burp cloth to play with until she falls asleep at night. (She's a great night time sleeper with a pretty regular 9 PM bedtime, but she's still not such a great napper.)
- She clicks her tongue for the cat like we do.
- Lately she's infatuated with her tongue.
Now Harper says Good Night!
I'm feeling a bit out on a limb with the art stuff recently - in good ways (stretching out of my comfort zone) and in more difficult ways. I want to sell my work, but I'm not quite ready yet. I have the motivation to create, but I'm struggling to find my own path and some kind of style. (Not a new struggle really. I've always been a bit all over the place stylistically and have trouble making more than a few things in the same style.)
I got a good introduction to making collages with Nancy Baumiller's flickr collage group, but I'm moving away from doing collages for the group in order to work on my own style and to find my selected images to work with. I also found that I really was only getting one collage done per week while in the group. I have no idea why that is. Now that I'm moving away from the group (for now, at least), I feel like I'm moving away from a group of supportive artists too. Not my intention and probably not even really the case, but it's still how I'm feeling.
Moving on... the good news is that I'm creating! And therefore working on my goal. YAY! :)
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I took a photo so I'd have proof.
I immediately regretted taking the photo because I saw what a bad hair day I was having, and I almost bailed on the plan. Then I realized that the photo showed me still in my house, so what the heck does that prove?
Well, you'll have to take my word for it. I left the house. WOOHOO!
My leaving the house celebration (Oops, I mean 299th post celebration!) included a trip to the post office to mail the notes I'm holding in the photo above. They're ATCs headed to France and Italy. Too bad my celebration didn't include a visit to one of those places. After that, I headed to the antique mall and got the treasures shown below.
Then I stopped by Java Johnny's to get a chicken salad sandwich and some Chai tea to go.
My little celebration was no thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride, but it was a change from my normal routine. Every once in a while I need to remember what it's like to put on shoes. And pants.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Here's something else that's fabulous... Marsha's having a sale on her Etsy site (see link above) to clear out her stock of older work. I've snatched up three of her small pieces so far. Marsha even went above and beyond to redesign one of her works that I had purchased because she wasn't happy with it... I can tell she's an artist because she's pretty critical of her own work!
Well, Miss Harper is throwing a mini-fit... well, as much of a fit as she throws which isn't much...so I'd better go.
Check out Marsha's sites... she has some amazing deals on her fabulous art! (P.S. to Marsha... can't wait until you post your new work!) :)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Those commercials freak me out and annoy the heck out of me at the same time. I don't need someone to try to make me feel insecure in my own home at every commercial break so that I'll buy a security system. My house in SC was broken into twice - both times in broad daylight when it was obvious that no one was home. I'm guessing that's how most robberies go rather than the we're peeping in your windows at night version. But then what do I know.
Next random thought... why aren't parking lots designed better? I mean, I know they're for parking cars, but what about us poor saps who have to walk behind all those cars who aren't looking where they're going when they are backing out of their parking space? If you couldn't tell, I had a little incident at the grocery store the other day. I was paying attention. The driver of the car wasn't really. I'd blame it all on the driver, but then I got thinking about parking lot design and forgave him.
Final random thought (for now)... I've been thinking about my twenty year class reunion lately. It's still more than a year away, but I'm already wondering what kind of event we can pull together. Really glad the internet exists because it shouldn't be too difficult to track folks down. This brings up a side random thought about how at our ten year reunion I swore that I wasn't going to go to any more reunions. I probably said I'd never have kids too. Looks like you just can't believe anything I say. :)