Monday, February 19, 2007

And my little dog too...

I was off work today for Presidents Day so my friend, Jen, and I went antiques shopping. I scored some great finds including some wonderful cigarette cards with dogs on them (they didn't quite make it into the photo) , a cabinet card, some prisms, an old Sherlock Holmes story and blue & white dog figurine that will join the growing collection of dogs on my book shelf. I'm not quite sure what's up with the collection... I refuse to believe that I'm growing up to be the crazy dog lady but a couple of them just speak to me and I don't want them to be lonely. Okay, maybe I have crazy dog lady tendencies but they are latent and I'm not acknowledging them further!

Anyway, I have great ideas for the pieces I bought today - especially the bright green prisms. Hopefully they'll work out as hoped. Work has been a little bit crazed but I have some new art commissions that I'm really excited about and will post more here once I'm finished... I don't want to jinx myself. :)

We did do some movie catch up this weekend including Catch & Release , Because I said So and Breach. All of them were good but my husband definitely liked Breach more than the chick flicks. Although he usually likes a good chick flick he wasn't thrilled with these choices but I really liked them. I love Diane Keaton and I liked the story in Catch & Release so they were both good for me.

I'll try to do better with my posts this week. Happy Monday guys!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My Gift for Valentine Exchange

This is what I made for the Valentine's Exchange. I finally figured out how to use alcohol ink on the domino and created a background color and then stamped a layer on top of that including tiny hearts in red. It was really subtle and a heart was definitely supposed to be included in what we made so I worked a larger heart image into the collage. I sealed all the layers in between so after stamping I sealed it. Collaged. Sealed. Etc. And then put on several coats of diamond glaze at the end. I was really pleased with how it turned out.

On the illness front, I've finally turned the corner and the cough is down to a reasonable level. I'm taking only over the counter drugs now and can do things like go to the grocery store and not be too exhausted to move! Although our trip to Costco yesterday did not go entirely without incident. I know I've mentioned that I'm slightly clumsy and accident prone but that may be understating things a bit. This should clear it up for you. I bought a magazine yesterday at Costco that they put in the box of stuff but somehow it manged to fall out, slide out of the cart and fall underneath my foot at the exact moment I put my foot down mid-step and I totally wiped out in the Costco concrete parking lot. This is when my additional padding to my butt came in very handy although still sore - nothing is broken. My husband very nicely helped me up and pointed out that this would only happen to me and that it was seriously odd how the stars aligned to put all those things together at once. He blames my magazine selection "Everyday with Rachael Ray". She's not his favorite!

Thursday, February 08, 2007


I hadn't realized it's been such a long time since my last post but I've been busy and then had bronchitis for two weeks. I haven't done much the last week but take my prescriptions, watch movies and sleep. And cough. Let's not forget the coughing from hell. It's been fairly miserable so won't bore you with all the details but not much art's been getting done but I have been able to open My Valentine's exchange gifts. You can go here to see what some of the goodies have been so far.

I'm hoping to feel better this weekend and get some projects done and have something far more exciting to write about. :)