Sunday, December 30, 2007

The one about Big B

Happy Birthday to Bobby! Hard to believe my little 9 lb toe-headed baby boy has been replaced by a 5'10" quiet 15-year-old teenager with man hands. He is happy today with his presents and a handful of cash. :)

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The one about February

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Have you noticed there is Valentine stuff in the stores already? My goodness.
I am well into Valentines myself. My local art group is putting together a 2008 calendar, with each of us taking a month. I choose February. :)

I really had fun with this!!! I think the best part is the beginning with the messy slathering on of the gesso on a scrap piece of cardboard (Its from a Priority mail box from a Christmas purchase), and then at the end of the project when I get to add the final teeny-tiny details.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The one about the two sisters

I am enjoying this series very much!! I tried these two little girls on a larger sized canvas. I have all sorts of ideas brewing for these innocent-looking faces I have been working with. The idea percolator keeps me awake at night!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The one about I Am Legend

Go see this.
Go see this in an IMAX theater.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The one about Christmas goodies

Today was the first day of our Twelve Days of Christmas gift swap. I took a picture of the whole pile and then I opened the present marked with a #1, which was from Tia. Gorgeous little birdie in a shoe covered with mica flakes!
I put together and sent off a collection of neat things for a white swap I was part of. It looked so cool, I wanted to keep it! I have been fascinated by all-shades-of-white artwork since seeing the white artwork in True Colors several years ago. I have yet to actually make something. When I receive my package in the mail, I will post pictures here.

Pretty glass bowl filled with JUNK to eat. I have to hide it in my bedroom so you-know-who (cough*Amelia*cough) won't get into it, and only bring it out after dinner for the kids to have some. When I got home from working out this afternoon, about a third of it was missing! Austin tells me it was Bobby. grrrrrr

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The one about birds and eggs

There are birds and eggs in my Etsy shop! I've been having too much fun again. :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

The one about short hair

Savannah wanted her hair short!! Even though it meant she couldn't have curly long hair anymore. It was a spur of the moment thing when we went to get haircuts.

Rob fixed dinner the other night. This never happens.

This is what it looks like around here lately.
I need a new pair of tweezers. LOL
Families are fattening. You want to make Christmas fun for your kids, but having yummy things to eat around the kitchen is defeating my will power.
My birthday earring sale is still going on---all month! :) I think my favorite part about making them is coming up with names for each pair. I just sold my favorite the other day.
Red is in concert here tonight. One of my favorite bands (i'm listening to them now). They were in the studio of some radio station this afternoon. The talked about their recent bad luck that turned out to be okay. Apparently they got into a huge accident the end of November and their van, trailer, merchandise and half their gear was destroyed. Amazingly, they all walked away from the crash because they were asleep and relaxed, as opposed to tensed up for impact. (someone was driving, of course, and he is okay, too) They were back on stage two days later. wow.
Linkin Park is coming in March--not that I would ever go to a concert again, but it still makes me happy. Not sure why...
I still have more Christmas shopping to do.
My visiting teachers brought me a present today! I'm not really a scented lotion girl, but I do like grapefruit scented things :) The lady who colors my hair uses a grapefruit scented shampoo. Mmmmmmm.
It's ten-thirty at night and I'm not even CLOSE to feeling sleepy. Why can't I be a morning person instead of a night owl?? I wonder if I could afford Ambien from off the street (that's a JOKE).

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The one about my earrings

I used to think making jewelry looked so very boring! Last month I bought a few things to make some earrings for quick gifts (or so I thought). Now I am hooked. I really don't remember when I changed my mind, though. I was in and out of Michael's that day with the materials to make the earrings. Next thing I know, I am shopping Etsy for more stuff! I think my friend Rena asked me if I was just dating, or something like that, when she saw I was playin' with beads. It made me laugh. I'll have to ask her what it was she said, exactly.

I make earrings late in the evenings while watching Ghost Hunters. Of course, all my jewelry has to have that vintage look. :) If my metal materials aren't antiqued or oxidized already, I do it myself. :)

So, to introduce my designs, and since it's my birthday this month, I am having kind of a sale at Etsy. I'll be 25 again this year, so all my earrings are 25 percent off thru the month of December. Place your order, put BIRTHDAY in the "Message from the buyer" section when checking out, but do not pay until I send you a revised paypal invoice reflecting the sale price.

Since I'm talking jewelry, I want this bracelet. hee hee

Monday, December 03, 2007

The one about more sweet faces

More sweet faces are now available in my Etsy shop! :)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The one about the icicles

Further adventures of Slappy and the Christmas tree.
This year, in addition to the constant uneven rearrangement of the ornaments, she has brought her tree manipulation to a whole new creative level. :)

Amelia, last Sunday morning before church.