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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Something About The Eyes

Well, she is finished.  I don't know what's up with the triangles adorning her head, but I like them. I was in a triangular mood I guess.  I used my usual favorite things: acrylics, watercolors, pencil, & paper(for the collage elements).  I have a title I have been toying with in my head, it has to do with looking at things differently, seeing things with new eyes.  I might stick with the title I have in my head, or who knows I just may call her...Girl With Triangles :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Partially Finished

This is a piece I have been working on, here & there.  I haven't quite decided what else I am going to put on the canvas, to finish her.  Here it is so far:

We said goodbye to my little bird friend, Hobble, today.  I was really hoping he'd pull through.  Sad when I think he will never get to feel the breeze through his wings again, & the warm sunshine :(

Sunday, February 19, 2012


In between painting Cody's room a color called "Barely Jade", & doing a few other smaller projects, we headed to the park for a picnic.  I wasn't very excited about it, cause it was grey & cold.  That doesn't deter the kids though, so off we went(me with my bad attitude).  When we got there, we headed over the sidewalk & onto the grass to find a place for our blanket.  As we were walking, India told me a bird was staring at her. I laughed a little & kept walking ...because if you know my daughter, you know she has a little bird phobia.  So off we headed & had our freezing cold picnic, kids ran up &  down the grassy hills & played. Later, warming up, back in our car, the kids were still playing on the grass in front of me & India said to me that the bird was still there.  Then she pointed to this little thing, I never would've seen on my own, on the edge of sidewalk & almost in the grass.  I went over there, & the little feathered guy let me scoop it right up.  Hmmmm, so I knew it is not doing too well, if it let me pick it right up.  I was telling the little bird(telepathically, as if I speak bird)... you are lucky little guy, the right person found you...out of all the people going to the park today & you got me, crazy animal lady.  So we put him in a little hat, & off we went to find bird formula & medicine to take care of him.

He is not opening his eyes that much, & when he tries to stand he seems to fall over.  I can't tell if there is something wrong with one of his feet, it looks kind of like it, so I named him Hobble.  I don't know if he is long for this world, but I am doing my best to make him comfortable, & I am hoping I can nurse him back to health.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Post Sugar High

Hello.  I think my kid's may be having withdrawals from all the junk they consumed yesterday.  Valentine's parties at school, treats they brought home....& then we let them have chocolate fondue, of course.  Me, I am not to into Valentine's Day, as far as expecting a big fancy dinner, or something like Richard showing up on a big white horse  & pulling me onto it...& then we both gallop away, towards the sunset. That would be funny.  I do like the fun  decorations, & doing little things to show my family I love them.

The day before Valentine's, we had the first Brownie meeting in our house.  It all went off without a hitch, much to the relief of nervous Nelly here :)

Well that is it for now.  I hope to have some new art in the works soon.  Just waiting on the creative juices to kick in.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Missing A Place To Create

I am living in a temporary state of messy, chaos, & it's getting to me a little(silent scream).  We have had our new floors put in downstairs, so furniture all moved from there.  The art studio/office is gone, & being changed into the girl's room.  My desk, supplies, random junk, computer, cables, etc. are all in a messy heap in our bedroom.  Carpeting guys are coming in 2 days, to put in new carpeting on the stairs, & our son's room everything has to be out of that room. But I don't mean to complain, the new wood floors look great, & I am grateful to be able to get all this done.  I know pretty soon, all the mess will be a distant memory(I hope), & we'll be settled back into this place.  But I am missing being able to do my art, things are so all over right now, I don't even feel like attempting to carve out a little place to work. It's kind of a pain in the big Lebowski, not being able to locate anything.  The other day I went in the garage to look for my little notebook that I write ideas, sites I like, etc. in, & ended up giving up & high tailing it out of there, after I caused a major avalanche of papers, cds & who knows what else.  Anyway, the closest I've come to making anything lately is cutting out paper Valentine's hearts to liven up our walls.  

                                                      Yay!  New floors

                                                 A few hearts about

Monday, February 6, 2012

Yup, 38 today

It's the tail end of my birthday...pretty good as far as birthdays go.  I was watching something the other day, on the boob tube, the lady(she happened to be Jane Fonda) was saying how she views her life in 3 acts.  The first 30 years are act one.  From 30 to 60...act two.  60 & so on, is act three.  She was saying right before she was going to turn 60, & enter into her final act, she took a long time evaluating her life, her decisions, how she got to where she was, & understanding who she really was.  Anyway, without getting too serious or hokey...I do think that is something I would like to do more of, & better to do it sooner rather than later.  Nothing bothers me more than the thought of getting towards the end of my life & not having done what I was put on this earth to do, or the idea of having a lot of regrets....don't want that!  Anyway... 38, go me!

A note from my oldest daughter.  I am going to take it as the slightly eccentric, fun kind of crazy she means...not in need of a good dose of meds, kind of crazy :)

     Birthday gift from a friend....I shall be practicing my henna tattoos soon.

          More fun birthday things. Love the locket(& book too).
          Very cool stuff by : The Black Apple

P.S.  Do you know what my practical husband got me for my BD?  A shiny new giftcard to Target with a post it note on it, saying it was to buy a new bra :)