Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Stuff in a Bottle!
Things to Be HAPPY About FRIDAY!!!!!
1. running down a beach.
2. sunrise at 5am.
3. turning a plush bath sheet into a sarong.
4. yard sales.
5. a silly bubble of anticipation.
6. carrying cups of coffee out to the porch to enjoy the morning sunshine.
7. dreaming on the riverbank.
8. late roses.
9. wet babies.
10. feeling witty, confident, devastatingly feminine.
And.......five more for good measure....
12. a rolltop desk.
13. imparting an aura of passion, childlike innocence, or serenity.
14. rural roadside stands.
15. a street full of bookstores and art galleries.
Think on these things for abit...they should bring a nod and smile to your face!!! Have a LOVELY Friday...EVERYONE!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
A Little Bit of Yesterday.......
Here are the cabinet cards I found yesterday...I love this one...what a fine looking couple! On the back of this one is written..."I was 32 yrs. old"....I love looking at these cards...I always wonder about these people's lives....I especially love the baby cards...Do you ever wonder why these people never smiled??????
Okay.....The shelves in the hutch are "getting there"......I hope to finish that room today!!! (Except for all the paper I must go through)...If anyone needs any kind of paper item???!!! just let me know...I have tons of it...and I'm most happy to share! Background paper?????
I looked in some antique shops yesterday for cabinet cards...I joined a swap to alter 3 cabinet cards...If anyone has a surplus of cabinet cards I'd be willing to trade for something?????
I'm always tired at this time of year...the days getting shorter....getting darker earlier....the body is starting to adjust to daylight savings time right around the corner...makes it harder to get up in the morning....I don't know where the Summer went!????? It is still really warm here during the day....as soon as the sun goes down you can feel a tiny bit of Fall in the air...Fall comes late to Northern California...we see the leaves change colors...but...not for very long....and then Winter is upon us...which is usually pretty mild....Someone asked me the other day what my plans were for the holidays???? I'm NOT even ready to go there yet!!!! Part of me is still in that "Indian Summer Mode".....starting to think just a tiny bit about Halloween!
Monday, September 25, 2006
The Rules are:
1. Grab the book nearest to you...no cheating!
2. Open to page 123
3. Scroll down to the fifth sentence.
4. Post text of next 3 sentences on to your blog....name the book and the author. Tag 3 people.
I think it could be said that in the last decade of her life Teresia was in her old age. I do not know if elephants become senile. Teresia always seemed to have all her faculties intact.
Taken from...."INTIMATE NATURE" The Bond Between Women and Animals. This is a collection of many different stories about animals written by (just to name a few)...Dian Fossey...Jane Goodall...Barbara Kingslver...Susan griffin...Marge Piercy....etc.
I now TAG.....Maryellen.....Beth.....and Daisy........
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Kids and Cousins
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Some Angels Live in Jars !!!!!!!!
Remember I was telling you yesterday about my glass assemblage that was lost in the mail...Well...I spent all morning yesterday tracking it down! I talked to representatives...managers...regional managers...neighbors...until finally I was told that the driver dropped it off on someone's doorstep...(not mine)...the driver's note said the house was across from a winery...had a wide drive-way...and was green in color....soooooo...since I had to go run an errand....I decided to look for this house myself! To make a long story short..I found the house! My package was sitting on their front porch....nobody was home...I took it! An hour or so later when I got home...here comes the DHL delivery truck...I told him I got the package....he was happy....I was happy.....and here is my precious little "Angel in a Jar"...made by my friend Barbara Smith...Isn't she adorable!!??? I just love her...I love how Barbara used cotton for the clouds...and the little gold stars, and wings... the look on the angel's face is so sweet...Thank-you Barbara!!!!! Talk about hitting the jackpot this week on getting "Goodies"...all the garage sales....thrift stores....packages....I made out like a little bandit!!!!
This is a little wonderful fun book that I've had for years and years....I just found it again ...(when cleaning the art room)....This is the cover of the book...and below is a page from the book. When your cleaning out drawers...and cupboards...and boxes...and closets...and shelves...ya never know what you might find! Kinda like Christmas all over again!
Getting ready for that new hutch...TOMORROW!!!!!!
10 Things to be Happy about Friday.........
2. a cathedral of trees.
3. knee socks
4. seeing happy parents.
5. the brisk dusk of a late October evening.
6. the cool underside of a pillow.
7. tiger-stripe cats.
8. getting home, turning off the telephone, turning on the radio, and hopping into a scent-filled tub for one hour.
10. crisp cotton dresses.
I decided to make it 15 things this Friday....(just for the happiness of it).....
12. chicken-filled tacos
13. building a birdhouse.
14. making new bookstore friends.
15. wild roses over a cottage door.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I love getting mail! I've been expecting a package from one of my swaps...a glass assemblage. Barbara Smith and I swapped fairies in a jar....a package came yesterday...I assumed it was my little fairy...at the time I was busy baking cupcakes....so I set the package in the art room...
Last year I made a trip to Modesto to meet a bunch of friends from one of my art groups...We each picked a name and traded keys...we were told to send something to our partner using the key. I sent my partner Penne an altered book...."Life things" happen...I never did get my key. Sooooo....yesterday when I opened my package I found this beautiful cigar box purse!!!! You guessed it! It was from Penne....see the key on the front of the purse (left side)....this only goes to show you that "good things do come to those who wait"!!!!! The purse is also covered with beeswax....sooo cool! Thank-you so much Penne! I LOVE it!
Now....about the fairy jar from Barbara....it was mailed on the 12th....I haven't received it yet...soooo....I get the tracking page this morning from DHL....it said they left it on my doorstep on the 18th! I don't know who's doorstep they left it on...but, IT WAS NOT MINE !!!! I just can't believe the mail systems and delivery systems around here at times....DUH!!??? My family has lived in this same house for over 40 years....you would think that by now...they could GET IT RIGHT!!!!!! Anyway...maybe my little fairy will make it to me one of these days.....on to happier things....I'm cleaning out the art room to make a space for the new hutch! I'm going down to get it on Saturday morning!!!! I can't wait to start putting things away!!!! YES !!!!!!!!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Happy Birthday.... My Love...My Heart...!
This helicopter went back and forth so many times yesterday...so low....everytime it went over it shook the house....Andy went outside and snapped this photo. I am not complaining...this helicopter is carrying water to a forest fire that broke out yesterday near the little town of Kelsey....September and October are the most dangerous months for forest fires in California....after the long HOT Summer... before the first rain everything is so dry.....the firefighters in this area do a excellent job!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Are We Having Fun??!!!!!!!!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
"Still Havin Way Too Much FUN"!!!!!
I am SMILING SOOOOO HUGE RIGHT NOW!!!!!
There are many things that I can do with this...but..I have decided to put it in the studio! (for now)....hey....who knows???? just maybe it will give me more space in there...so I am better organized!!!
No laughing now! too hard anyway!!!!
I've been really really cleaning the studio today to make room for this....that's it in the photo...I can't wait to get that thing home...and start in!!!
NOW....I'M downright GRINNING!!!!!!
I also managed to score some GREAT old prints and paper for my ART...lots of "little doo-dads" for embellishment...a really cool old looking urn that I'm going to use as a planter for outside...a beautiful table runner with lace on the ends that is in perfect condition...a smaller type cabinet with little doors and shelves....PLUS.....Mary gave me a HUGE bag of beads.....!!! and beautiful Amanda and Sara bought me my Elton John T-shirt!!!! My cup runneth over this weekend!!!! I am so grateful!!! and FULL of so much LOVE right now...I could burst!!!! Thank-you...Thank-you....Thank-you!!!!!!! XXXXOOOOOOOO
"Fantastical" FUN and The Captain and The Kid
This CD is about his relationship with his friend and songwriter (one of the best songwriters I might add), Bernie Taupin...and the wonderful music they both created over a span of 30 years. Elton played a total of 9 songs from that new CD...and they are awesome!
After rockin...for an entire 3 hours....and 2 encores...later...he finished off the night with "Your Song"....everyone was singing and "flickin the Bics" to that one!!! I personally danced...sang...clapped...screamed...yelled.....and downright rocked and rolled...for 3 hours until I was about ready to collapse...and I was LOVIN every single wonderful kick-ass music stompin bit of it!!!!!! I think I'm still on a "Too much fun high"!!!! I've been playing Elton John CDs ever since I got back home!
The girls dropped me off back at Mary's place alittle after midnight...(it took alittle longer getting home because we got LOST in the parking Lot trying to find the car after the concert)...maybe it was those 8.00 cups of Bud Light!....) haha! Anyway...I was one tired but HAPPY little camper!
My poor cousin...Maryellen...she didn't even go to the concert...after all that planning and looking forward to it!!!! she decided the day before the concert to come down with that same flu that Beth had!!!! She gave us her blessing...and told us to "Go...and Have fun"....and WE DID EXACTLY THAT!!!!! just for her!!!! Bless her for being so SWEET!!!!
Sacramento was the 1st stop on Elton's tour....he will be playing in Utah....Idaho...Seattle...Oregon...BC and AB Canada...PA....and Atlantic City New Jersey...If you are in those areas...and get a chance to go....GO!!!!!! You will not be disappointed!
*******"It's alittle bit funny....this feeling Inside"********
*******"I'm not one of those ...who can easily hide"*******
*******"Don't have much money....but...if I did"*******
*********"I'd buy a big house Boy...where we both would live"******
I JUST LOVE that SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS......The picture above is the cover of the new CD "The Captain and the Kid"...that's Elton on the piano...(of course)...and Bernie on the horse...He now lives on a big beautiful ranch...that is where this photo was taken!
The rest of my weekend...is posted above! (It ain't over yet!!!!!!)
Friday, September 15, 2006
Okay.....this should really give you a laugh for this Friday!!!! LOOK at my hair!!!! This style was called "The DoubleBubble"......my 8th grade graduation. Me and my Gram Klare....(my Grandmother made the beautiful eyelet dressing that I'm wearing).
Well kids.....tonight is the ELTON JOHN concert!!! I am excited!!!!! AND before I go get ready....here are 10 more things to be HAPPY about for TODAY!!!!!
1. cloudy days and sunny thoughts.
2. crocheted bedspreads.
3.frosted-glass ceilings and pin-capped chandeliers.
4. ghost stories and marshmallows by a fire.
5. working on a project.
6. 50s music
8. true, lasting values.
9. braking for rainbows.
10. secret love notes and candy hearts hidden all over.
AND......my HAPPY thing for today is....."That I no longer wear my hair in the "Double-Bubble style!"......AND....that it is CONCERT NIGHT FRIDAY!!!!!!!! Hope EVERYONE has a DELIGHTFUL weekend!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
It's Raining Photographs....
I have never posted a pic of me and my brother!!!! So...here it is!!!!!! Taken moons ago...I LOVE looking at the pictures of our LIFE...
I'm still working on cleaning the studio!.....I have boxes and boxes of photos in the closet... I get side-tracked....start looking at all of them....there goes the afternoon....that's why I can't ever get that room cleaned!!!!
And...the big news today!!!! It actually RAINED!!!!! I went outside and played with my doggie.... got all wet...it felt wonderful...only thing is.... it didn't last long enough! It sure does smell good .... All clean and fresh!