Notice Stamper's Sampler has the new cover up-this is the one with my On A Sunny Day book. Its listed in the contents-wow. I still can't believe I have a whole feature article! Did a bunch of scrapping this morning- but I have been sooooooooooooo bad with my camera lately-really need to photograph and upload some of my pages. But today my ambition is not here-its a good tv day- at least right now-after my 90 minute nap-going to finish my Leadership Teacher paper and am watching episode 2 of Long Way Round- can't wait till they hit the road.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
OK, so hope you are all enjoying your long weekend. Today has been gorgeous. Planted my flowers in my deck containers and got my screen porch set up. Then I went and enjoyed it-read and took a nap out on my lounge chair. The deck looks great with some color out there too. Awe-summer!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
OK, I'll admit it, I love Junk food. I love food period-which is probably why I could stand to lose 20-30 pounds and be a slim trim svelt version of me. I usually eat pretty healthy...not perfect-life is too short for perfect...but pretty healthy. Lots of oatmeal, fruit, tea (although grrr-I love Snapple Peach and Raspberry and not diet),skim milk. Anyhow- tonight Dave is bringing home KFC-haven't had it in ages! I am soooo hungry right now. Biscuits, slaw, mashers....mmmm. OK, this is only making me more hungry. Should go back to reading The Hot Zone...me who loves gross diseases is being very grossed out by this book. Call it professional reading for microbio- a free copy from the discard pile at the school library- its literally falling apart. Still no art photos of my London scrapbook yet...still working hard on it and having a blast. Can't say I've had so much fun scrapping for awhile and I think some of that is doing this alphabetical theme-its like doing a list and organizing...ok, I am a geek. Still no photos of my ocean book in Stampers' Sampler- wow-still excited about that. Still in a rubber stamping shopping mode...oh to have lots of extra cash- and in this economy, with gas at almost $4.00 a gallon who has extra cash. Maybe why I want it so much...but what is cash when you can do art...watch Gattaca...(very weird watching Gattaca at home when I always show it at school)...and its May. Love spring and these long days...stays light until well after 8. Oh well, may I not gain 10 pounds eating this chicken tonight...may it not be too greasy and gross...
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thanks Cristen for picking my work to grace the pages of the magazine. I'm thrilled and honored!
Also, here's another first for me ( having my work as full article by itself is a BIG first-wow)- two magazines out at the same time have my work in it. Sew Somerset which appears June 1 and now Stamper's Sampler which appears June 1. Also, this the 10th time I've had my artwork published-I know, I can't control myself here- but that's no small accomplishment and I'm not only proud of me but thrilled some people appreciate my artwork to want to publish me.
WOW! Don't mind my ego- but I am so like a little kid the way I get a kick out of that.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
I'm really honored and excited to be a part of the latest issue of Sew Somerset. My copy surprised me in the mail today, and I'm so thrilled with the page layout I got. Wow. Thanks to the editors at Stampington and Somerset Studio- I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their fantastic magazine. (Also, check out the other great art! There are some really talented people out there!)
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Mosaic for Mom
Happy Mother's Day
Here's photos of my Mom when she was young and sexy. Now she's 79 and sexy...and my mom. We don't always get along, but she is my mom and I love her! Happy mother's day Mom!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
If you're ever traveling up route 1 in Southern Maine, check out this great flower shop. I think its either in Ogunquit or Wells. The woman who runs it was kind enough to let me take these photos last Friday when I was out with Joanne. I just had to stop though because the COLOR caught my eye.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Back to work after vacation ends
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
photo day out
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Haven't been home 1 night all week. Monday I met Lynnie at the Olive Garden, Tuesday I had to get Katie as we were leaving a car for her at my mother-in-laws, yesterday I went to Mom's and stopped in Nashua at Costco and Trader Joe's on the way home and tonight I started my drawing class. I have never had a drawing class, and it was interesting. She wanted us to try to think with the right side of our brain- get away from the logic and the "rules". We drew a sketch of a Picasso sketch- but drew it upside down. Was cool how it came out although my head was a bit small compared to the body. We also drew crumpled paper and our hands without looking at our drawing.
So I have accomplished a lot this week and relaxed a lot too- but as usual with me and vacations- feel like I have got nothing done. I did vac my car and clean out my closet (a must do as it was a mess and I needed summer clothes though its been cold this week-and rainy earlier in the week too). I printed out many London photos-though not all since I take so many photos. I played with clay. I did the cover to my London scrap book today. I visited Mom and did some bark mulching. I finished the Mistress of the Art of Death and started a book I read years ago-" A Year in Province". Still want to make some cards and defrost my freezer- but I have to remind myself I still have 3 days until I have to work-and Dave says he's working Saturday and Katie has a Saturday snow day make-up Saturday so I may be home alone again.
Ok, and since its Mayday- I will quote a song from a great old 60's movie- Camelot- 'Its May
The Lusy Month of May'