Sunday, October 26, 2008

something's fishy!

my house is stinky. I pan grilled some tuna, salmon, and swordfish this weekend.
this is why I never cook and eat fish at home! it takes forever to get rid of the smell!!!

any suggestions for clearing the air over here??? I've been burning candles, sprayed Febreeze about, and even have a Glade plug-in, plugged in and nada is working.

anyone, anyone???

if only I could spray lemon juice over everything!

did some chores, some art, exercised, hit Rubberama, the rubber stamp convention with Mary, and some laying about. but not much of that!!!

here's the art...

came across e.e. cummings i carry your heart poem and what with halloween. love, and all, I had to use part of the poem with a human heart. i was gonna put some names in the heart, but...


and then there's this...been wanting to use the pix Cece took a few weeks ago. paired it with Joseph's Campbell's "Follow Your Bliss" quote. not so sure of the colors, but I played around with the piece for so long, I had to glue something down. used my new (old/new) dymo label maker, interchangeable font wheels, embosses like a knife thru butter, or something like that. pretty excited to complete an actual scrapbook layout!

getting excited for halloween. MadRetz, shan, Donna & I are off to Disneyland on Friday. can't wait!!! so looking forward to getting out of town! since I'll miss the costume contest at work, I wore my spider web tights this past Friday.

who'm I trying to kid, I'd wear these any day...everyday is halloween, ya know!!!

ok, last but not least...my 5 things!

1) cool hockey/skully t-shirt from MadRetz!
2) staying within my budget at Rubberama!
3) happy mail!
4) getting some art done!
5) a balanced checkbook!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees


Go see it. Read the book too!!!

Props to My Sista!!!


OMG! She's got her very own etsy...brave, brave woman!!! I'm so excited for her new venture!
Go check it out!!!

PaperCrane


Saturday, October 18, 2008

peace out, man!


I actually did some art today. A lil piece for my art journal. Just a reminder to self.
Aren't the tie dyed paper flowers just so cool?!
Happy to finally use 'em instead of hoarding!

Completed other work that I can't share, as its for a surprise!

Lazy afternoon...gym, chores, art. My kind of day!

: .)

5 things...

1) 3 MILES wogging!!! (walk/jog) + 30 minutes on the elliptical with
NO PAIN!!!
Yahoo!!!
2) The very best, sweetest strawberries from the farmer's market!
BUY LOCAL!
3) Lightness of being : .)
4) Vegetarian eating so far for a whole week, oh so healthy!
5) Organized art supplies!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Defying Gravity and Other Mundane Bits from this Weekend

Its amazing what these baby gymnasts can do!

Wow!!!

(And they've made the routines way harder than the compulsories that I learned in high school.)

Here's my Sis on the uneven parallel bars...


And on the beam!


Another competitor on the vault.


One of Sis's teammates on the beam. What a lovely pose!!!


Of course, Sis being the perfectionist she is wasn't happy with her scores. (I think she won 3 medals!) However, her team took first place!

Made me miss those glory days and become more conscious of the ache in my back. LOL!

I did some homework, and some work in a mini album (which I'm too shy to show...)

Below is the shrine (?) I started last weekend and finished up today. I bot a kit from Invoke Arts. At the rubber stamp shows, they sell mixed media goodies as well as stamps.

The piece is based on Nirvana's song Heart Shaped Box, altho' I have a different interpretation of the subject matter in the lyrics, I think. The heart is from a Lotteria card, circled by tagboard. Some paper roses, rhinestones, velvet ribbon and crocheted trim. Feels like it needs something more...



While I'm here, I should list my 5 good things...
(from the past week, not just today.)

1) Email from Sharmaine, all the way from Australia!
2) Phone call from my Linda!
3) Sharks winning 3 games in a row so far!
4) Lunch with the Yees & hangin' with my Girl!
5) Happy mail from Susan!

Hope you had a good weekend and have a good week!
: .)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

daisies are the friendliest flower


I don't think these are daisies tho'. (Photo taken by my girl, Cece!) It was pretty cold today, I don't think it will be flip-flop weather for much longer! (I'm looking forward to Doc Martens weather!)

Hum, an interesting day today. Why is it that I can't ever accomplish what's on the current "to do list?"

Went to the gym. Tried some running. Sciatic pain. Still not good. sigh.

Read for a bit.

Bot groceries at Safeway, broccoli shred was in stock. That made my day!

Laundry. Feeding. Dishwashing. Ribbon organizing. A bit of art. And I mean a bit.

Hockey now. GO SHARKS!!!

Tommorow, gymnastics meet. My lil friend, Sis is a gymnast!!!

Oh, then homework. I am enjoying my class, but homework is putting a cramp in my other creative time!!!

I hope you're having a gud weekend!!! : .)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

5 things

1) Lush's honey scented soap, sigh...wonderful!!!
2) Friends that make the effort to keep you in their lives.
3) World's cutest girls celebrating their birthdays! (Hi Madame Cupcake and myLinda!)
4) Uber talented art teachers!!!
5) A new day!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

it was bribery, I tell you!

or the act of appellation to my ego. (as said to Ragged in an email yesterday.)

some of my fav pixs for perusal. (hi Ben!)


Morro Rock at Sunset


Morro Rock, early morning


Sandpiper (?) reflection...same beach as above.


Yosemite berries, early spring.


Furry friend in fog (I couldn't resist!). Yosemite Valley.


A different perspective, grass, Mendocino Coast


H2C 2005


Xena Warrior Runners, H2C 2005


The Chihuly ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.


Self-portrait in shadow.