Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Random Tuesday....Here we go again!!

Well, my sweet dear friends!  So good to see you again!  This is a momentous day.  My 200th post!!!!   Wow!  That is pretty impressive.  So to celebrate that I am going to have a giveaway!!  More about that in my next post.  But it will be a print from Diane Duda!!  Her work is so whimsical!  I will post pics of the print and a sign up next time!!

Let me see how Random I can get this time around.  Georgia (my 14 year old granddaughter) has been staying with me; along with her eleven year old brother, Lee Jr.  She has been helping me with my fiber sculpture!  Yesterday, however, we spent 4 hours at a glass class and we had a blast.  Here are some pics...

Georgia and her work!

Close up of Georgia's work!

Close up of mine!

I this class, we were to cut out shapes in differing colors (or same) and layer them.  The pieces Georgia and I created will be pendants for necklaces.  The layers will melt and mix together.  Then we need to sand them and attach a bezel so that we can add a chain.  Looking forward to how they turn out.  Find out on Thursday.

Dr. John took Georgia up the mountain to take pics and visit the mountain gift shop.  The mountain is called Sandia Crest!  It is over 10,000 feet above sea level.  Had to share some pics...

Well share one pic of Dr. John getting ready to take some close ups.  I will share the mountain top pics in another post.  Still editing them.  Both Georgia and Dr. John took over 200 photos each!!  Whew!  A lot to edit!!!!

Georgia had dark blond hair and wanted it to be brighter.  So I bleached out her hair and this is what we got.

As you can see, she is gorgeous and also, she loves her hair.  I was going to tone it down some; but she wanted it bright!!!  So she is now a bright blond beauty!! 

You know I have been on a campaign to get a larger studio.  Dr. John posted how he was not against me getting a larger studio!  He just didn't know how we could do it!  Sigh!  Anyway, some of your wanted to see my crowded studio so I took some pics.....!

As you can see...quite crowded.  In the foreground in the fiber sculpture canvas number one.  In the background, on the left is canvas number two.  On the right is the handmade paper stacked up.  The rest is miscellaneous supplies and such.  Packed to the rafters I am.  I think one way to go is to get a storage shed to put all the misc. supplies in.  That would free up some room and I could move around better.  More to come later.

Hey!  I got two new babies to add to my ever growing doll collection.  I call them the twins.  I am not too sure about their story, but I thought they were adorable.  I am researching them.  What do you think?

Aren't they the cutest ever??!!

I got a blog award from Eddie Bluelights of Clouds and Silvery Linings!!   Thanks are the best.  If you have never visited his are missing out on a real treat.  He does a feature every Sunday called the Sunday Roast.  What fun it is.  He pics a blog and asks the blogger to answer some insightful and amusing questions.  Stop by his blog and give a shout out!!

As with any award, there are a series of questions that Eddie posed for me to answer.  So here we go...

1.  Do you write blog posts to please yourself or please your audience?

I can say honestly that I do it for both.  Myself and my audience!!

2.  What do you consider your best way to interact with your fellow bloggers?

Best way I know of is to visit their blogs and leave comments.  I love getting to know them and see what they are up too.  There are many that I follow on a regular basis.  I consider them to be dear friends.

3.  If you were starting your blog again, would you do something radically different?

No!  I like the way my blog has naturally evolved.

4.  What is the most significant thing in your life to date?

I would say my Gastric ByPass Surgery for sure!  It has changed my life for the better!!

5.  Would you like to appear on the Sunday Roast program?

I have already and it was fabulous!  Thank you Eddie!!

6.  What do you like to do in your free time?  And will the pretty ladies have dinner with me tonight?

In my free time???  When is that??  HA!  I guess it would be to catch up with all my grandkids.  What they are up too and who they have crushes on.  Things like that!  Also I read!  So that is always a treat to be able to read some of my books.  I have quite a collection.  I also watch baseball games on TV...I am a big Cleveland Indians fan and a Boston Red Sox fan!!  I am a Boston fan because they have drafted several of the Cleveland players!!  Sigh!!

7.  If you could go back in time, which event would be of most interest to you and why?

Jane Fonda laughing it up with the Vietnamese while our POW's lay starving and beaten in nearby camps.  I would have voiced my disgust with her actions much more strongly and called her on the carpet for her ridiculous and un-American actions.  I would have done more to welcome home the Vets and made them feel welcome.  Our men and boys served gallantly and they deserved respect and honor and were treated so badly.  I would have done more to rectify least done a better job of doing my part!!!

8.  Are you addicted to blogging?  Do you think it is addictive or can you take it or leave it?

I don't know about addiction...but I love blogging.  I look forward to comments on my blog and I also love seeing what my fellow bloggers have been doing and what they have to say.  Is that addicted??  Ha!

9.  Which person on the planet Earth, past or present, do you admire most and why?

Jesus and Mother Theresa!  For obvious reasons...selfless until their deaths.  Mother Theresa commited her life to serving others and did her best to encourage us to follow in her footsteps in some part.  I have yet to be able to do so...she was amazing!  Jesus not only served others...He gave His life for all of us.  That is something that is still hard to fathom.  But I am glad He did it!!

10.  When life is over do you think it is curtains or is there an afterlife?

Oh an afterlife for sure!!!  I believe this is only the beginning.  We have much more in store for eternity of being that person we were designed to be.  I will have the most fabulous art studio!!  I plan on being able to write plays, poetry, take photos, sculpt, paint and such for ever!!!  I have written several plays and had them performed.  I miss doing that!  And I love the idea of having unlimited time to create!!  Woohoo!!  Come on afterlife!!

Make sure to pop over to UnMom and do your Random Tuesday link up.  You know you want too!!

Sorry!  This is longer than I figured.  But Eddie was so gracious to give this award to me, I felt I needed to address it today before I forgot about it.  Thanks again Eddie!  I loved his questions and I ask you all to take this award and answer these questions.  I am dying to hear your answers!!

Have a blessed and magical day!!
Hugging you


Brian Miller said...

congrats on the milestone...the glass class sounds fun cant wait to see them melted together...hope you get your bigger studion, you obviously need it (see i am trying to help, smiles)

Sharon said...

You are such a creative lady! Your granddaughter is very pretty with such a sweeeet smile. Wow...200 posts...congrats!!
One day my "grands"will be old enough to "work" with me in the garden...sigh...
Oh, and not having any type of 'crafting space other than the DR table, I am jealous of your studio, as it is! :-)
Hows that for random comments???
Have an awesome week!

Tabor said...

I keep forgetting my milestones. Your granddaughter looks like a fun girl and you are blessed that she shares your interest in art!

Indrani said...

200 posts WOW!
That is great achievement. Congratulations!
Your grand daughter looks sweet.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! How wonderful that your grandaughter is there to share in the celebrations!

ellen abbott said...

Your studio looks like my studio.

How much fun is that, that your granddaughter likes to help you in the studio. Mine do too. Neither of my kids were interested.

auntiegwen said...

Congrats on your 200th post. May you blog many many more :) xx

Diva Kreszl said...

congratulations on reaching 200 posts! your granddaughter is quite beautiful and it is so wonderful that you get to spend this creative time together!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Congrats on 200 ! Here's to the next 200 too !
Lots of juicy tuesday randomness here, SueAnn. Love that you and your granddaughter are having such a great time together. Makes me long for the memory making days that I spent with my own sweet Grandmother. We were expert shoppers, cooks, and swimming hole adventurers together...Miss her.
Enjoy the magic ! Big Love to you.

Hilary said...

Congrats on your 200th post.. looking forward to your next 200.. and many, many more.

TechnoBabe said...

Two hundred posts! Hooray for you. I know you have fun blogging, it comes through in your posts.

Cinner said...

Wow, congrats, I am wowing about your studio....mine is the kitchen table. I need to work on that. love your random tuesdays.and learning more about you. take care.

VioletSky said...

I hope you get a bigger studio so you can keep on creating bigger and better masterpieces!

and, Eddie is one cool dude, isn't he?

ooh, look - the word verification is winna!

Mimi said...

Your granddaughter is so beautiful. It must be so much fun to have them around.

Have a great day!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Congrats on the 200th post and the award! I bet your grandaughter loves hanging out with you!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Fabulous blond hair and necklace pendants!
And i enjoyed very much your interview!;)
Hugs, I'm grateful for your nice comments and bloggy friendship!

A Dancing Mango said...

Wow.. that is one eyeful of a post!
So much to say.. your grand daughter is beautiful!
The glass that you are making you will love and I am certain by looking at it, you will be thrilled.
I did glass fusion for awhile when I lived in Florida.
I will share a piece I did on my blog for YOU! Tomorrow..
enjoy and congrats on your award.. so fun eh?
Hugs, xo

Michele J said...

Happy 200th post!! A glass class sounds so much fun. Never thought of taking one but if I had the opportunity, I would like to try it.

Georgia's hair looks wonderful. I've seen some try to whiten the hair with some sad results but this looks fantastic! It really suits her pretty face. She's got such amazing eyes!

Take care!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Congrats on your 200th post!! It's appropriate to have so much to say on such a significant post :-) You live life fully and it shows through your posts. Thank you!

For Dr. John:

Sue Ann's photo editing fees: Increased studio space. ;-)

SandyCarlson said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!

Your granddaughter is beautiful. You girls sure did have some fun and make some beautiful items at that class.

Your studio is something else, too. You amaze me.

She Writes said...

Beautiful granddaughter of yours! She must love coming over to your place.

Zuzana said...

Congratulations on your 200th post.;)
Your granddaughter is beautiful and I loved all the answers too.
Thank you so much for your kind visit and a wonderful comment, have a lovely week:)

Land of shimp said...

Your granddaughter looks gorgeous altogether! Maybe you could let her add a bit of pink or purple to her hair (*ducks* just in case), maybe blue (*double ducks* quack).

I love the glass work, also.

Do you know, I'm not actually a fan of dolls. Yup, I'm one of those people, people who are a little bit leery of dolls usually...but your little twins are adorable, even to the easily unsettled-by-dolls me :-)

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on the 200 and the awards.

You are creative in so many areas of your life!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Georgia takes after her grandmother. She's very talented!

Isn't Eddie Bluelights the greatest! Congrats on your award and great job on the answers. I learned more about you... and I totally agree about Jane Fonda.


deb said...

oh I loved loved all of this .

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

yay for random posts..your creativety..your award..and 200 posts!!!!!!

christopher said...

Congratulations on the 200th post. Beautiful pictures...keep it going!

Suldog said...

Happy Bligiversary, SueAnn! Eddie gave the award to me, too, the poor soul (he knows I generally insult - in fun, mostly - the folks who give me awards.) I'll have my answers up next week sometime.

Julie-ann Brown (Bowden) said...

So lovely to hear from you, Your granddaughter is so pretty.
Love those two cute girl and boy dolls.
I bet you'll be wanting a little furnace to heat your glass, they looked to cool!

Loads of love!


Gary Heller said...

Yes, I was going to say also that Georgia and her brother must love coming over to Granmas, you do some really cool things with them. She looks brilliant with the bright blonde hair!
You all are having some good fun, love to share in it by reading your great post.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I LOVE your RANDOM!!!! You are so awesome!! Georgia is absolutely gorgeous!!! And YES!!! You DO NEED a bigger studio...I'll help you lobby for one...I'm lobbying for one myself ;-)) And congrats on your award!!! I loved your answers...And definitely, Jesus and Mother Teresa! Perfect choices :-)) Love you!! You are wonderful!!! ~Janine XO

ethelmaepotter! said...

I'll add my congrats, too!

I love your random posts, and this one had the added factor of Eddie's questionnaire. (He awarded me the same, so I need to get on it NOW.) You've written several plays and had them performed???!!! You MUST post about this revelation!

The twins looks so familiar; have you uncovered their history?

Thanks for the hugs when I needed them. I'll do the same for you whenever you say the word!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopping by to give you my love! Have a fabulous weekend, dear SueAnn! Love, Janine XO

Magaly Guerrero said...

Would you adopt me? And if you do, would you take me to fun classes and do cool things to my curls? Please!!!!

You make me miss my grandma, we did a lot of planting together and guess what? We did each other's hair. My curls were so unruly (still are) that I used to scream when my mom combed it, but not my grandma, she would make me fall asleep. I miss her.

Congrats on your award, and like you I also love blogging and how Pagan Culture has evolved ;-)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Can't wait to see the glass creations. And your granddaughter is a beauty!