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Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I am getting that fuzzy, disconnected feeling that comes over me when I have gone too long without creating. I have simply been too busy with family matters to carve out barely a moment in my studio. I know this is temporary, but I find myself a bit unhinged. The cure is a few uninterrupted hours with paper, scissors and some glitter, of course! Soon, soon...
Monday, May 26, 2008
So, I am taking care of the husband (still on crutches). He has physical therapy 3 days a week and I am going into work with him every day for a few hours. Somehow, though ,I have managed to make and tape up all these pendants. Now on to the soldering...
Yesterday afternoon I had a slight flash of semi-brilliance. I always feel bad when I stay inside on such a beautiful day, but I really needed to get started on my soldering. I have a show in 2 weeks. In a rare moment of clarity it dawned on me that I could sit OUTSIDE and solder! So, I gathered my soldering supplies, a cd player and an icy Miller Chill and soldered for a while in my backyard. Yes, it was warm, but I like that. I had my Flamenco music on and my view was my tiki bar, palm trees and flowers. What a lovely place to work! It made me remarkably happy and erased my guilt about wasting a gorgeous spring afternoon inside. I think I have discovered my backyard studio!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I keep passing this beautiful pasture and telling myself that I need to bring my camera and get some pictures before the mounds of pink blooms are gone. Today I stopped and used my iPhone to take a few shots. It is a glorious sight, though my camera phone photo does not do it justice. Still, it is a good thing to stop by a sweet pink field and savor a moment of beauty.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
So, I am working hard at my nursing duties. The husband is getting better, but this is not something that involves a fast recovery. He is being remarkably content considering how active he is normally. I am rather proud of him. He is being a good patient.
I did manage to tape up a few collage pendants this evening!! Yea!!! And the weather is gorgeous!! That always makes me happy.
Well, time to dole out the pain pills and tuck my patient in for the night.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
As you can see, I am sea dreaming again. This photo conjures memories of a most fabulous day in the incomparable Virgin Islands. This was our catamaran for a day sail that I wanted to last forever. Yes, the water is that blue, that clear and that calm. I would move there in a heartbeat.
Monday, May 05, 2008
So, the husband is improving... slowly. Had to redo his bandages today and it felt like an old episode of Twilight Zone... unrolling all that gauze and then... eeek! Looks like Frankenstein's knee... lots of staples! Poor guy. He is going to be in bed with his leg in a crazy orthopedic contraption for a while.
And my daughter has some sort of weird flu-type bug. I feel like I'm running a mini hospital here. Be kind to the next nurse you encounter. They work really hard! I must say I prefer being the nurse over the patient. I've had a enough of that to last me!!
Oh, yes, I forgot... my son Ian has a cold. I think we need a quarantine sign for the front door.
I feel fine.
So, have I made any art? No. Only the digital collage above. I'm too busy handing out meds, etc. Maybe tomorrow.
Art Fest looms and I need to get busy!
Off to dream of St. John... where I took the photo of the sailboat in the collage.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
The husband is feeling much better today. Seems that shot of morphine helped him over the hump. He still has a lot of recovery time ahead, but he is feeling a bit more human today.
It is a glorious spring day here in the Dallas 'burbs. I love hearing the sweet sound of lawn mowers and leaf blowers. To me it say... "summer is near!".
If my nursing duties will allow I hope to spend a little time in the studio today. I am starved for making art!
Saturday, May 03, 2008
I found some great plastic flowers, a couple of birds, chandelier crystals, an angelic planter, little decoupaged jewelry box, golden candle holder, a nice framed print and a Masonic symbol. Look! It is Marie Antoinette and her prissy husband! I adore them! I visited my key lady and found a some great rusty keys. The two "frozen Charlotte" doll heads were my first purchase. If you look below you will see that I had put 2 of them in the digital collage I posted before we went to Canton... then I found 2 just like them. WOW! I found a little vintage bling. Most of it was waaaay too expensive, but these few pieces were dirt cheap. There are 2 cute mini vintage glass bottles and a nice shabby rose thing.
I was on the hunt for religious objects, so I was pleased to find a crucifix, 2 statues, a plastic framed icon and a packet with a crumb of a relic and 2 holy medals. The candle stands will hold altered nests and I just thought the glass tray was sweet.
Here's a close-up of some fabulously shabby old plastic posies!!!
And... here's a funky plastic hula girl fan, a sweet figurine in a circle of glorious plastic roses, some teeny plastic deer, etc... and 3 wonderous pimp cups!!! Well, whatever they are... huge, crazy glass goblets that I have an obsession with. I have several already. They are so fun and look really pretty with seashells, floating blooms or a nice cocktail in them!!
So, it was a good, not great, shopping trip, but we had fun and I will enjoying creating with these wacky treasures!
Now, back to my patient. He is feeling pretty rough...
Friday, May 02, 2008
The tornado was one of a couple twisters reported around 9 a.m. in Van Zandt and Smith counties.
They appeared to be small on weather radar, but the one in Van Zandt County was destructive, according to the National Weather Service.
Joe Harris, a meteorologist with the agency's office in Fort Worth, said that officials in Van Zandt County reported an overturned car and minor injuries around Canton. The city is about 50 miles east of Dallas.
The tornadoes developed as a cold front pushed east across North Texas and on into East Texas, Harris said.
"Thunderstorms fired up along it," Harris said, "and as it got to Canton one those storms decided to be the bad boy and got wrapped up. A tornado popped out of it."
So, Sis and I missed the Canton tornado by one little day! Shysters!!! Yikes! Egad! That is too close for comfort! Tornado season is kicking my butt!