Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hey! It's Just Me!

Yep!  Just me...answering some questions about...ME!!  Joanna at the Fifty Factor and even Suldog have answered I thought I would add myself to the mix!  You can join in too! 

So here we go:

Age    almost 64
Bed Size-   king – Sleep Comfort- luxury
Chore You Hate- folding tee shirts
Dogs- love all breeds, esp. bulldogs
Essential Start To My Day – iced coffee and diet mountain dew
Favorite Color – sky blue, pink, burgundy
Gold or Silver- I will take  both…thank you very much
House or Apartment - house
Instruments Played - none
Job Title – full time human –self-employed artist
Kids – one son….five grands
Live – New Mexico
Married – yes….39 years….woot!!
Never Again – eat or cook liver
Other Fun Fact  -  I love TV
Pet Peeve – arrogance and selfishness
Quote – If someone tells you who they are; believe them! 
Righty or Lefty – both can and do use both left and right hands
Siblings – three younger  brothers
Time You Wake Up – 2 AM to 3 AM
University Attended – Cleveland Institute of Art
Veggies You Dislike – Cooked okra
What Makes You Run Late – nothing…always painfully early….always
X-Rays – have had many….I think it is so weird to know they can look inside like that and see me really naked!!  Ha!!
Yum Food – Mashed potatoes and gravy; lemon meringue pie; sage bread stuffing and gravy; pumpkin pie…I love Thanksgiving dinner!!  
 Zoo Animal Favorite -  Elephant

So there you have it!  Fun questions and not too painful!
Remember to join in and visit the other blogs as well!!

Have a creative and magical day!
Hugging you

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Abstract Photography ~

I enjoy this weekly Meme every week...and seeing what others have come up with is exciting!  Please visit Nature Footsteps and check it out!

Here are my offerings...

Have a creative and magical day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Randon Tuesday ~ A wing, A prayer and a Party!

Stacy is Tuesday and that time again! Random Tuesday!!! Stop by Stacy's at Stacy Uncorked and read what is going on around the world!  Just click on the Random link above and it will take you right there!!  Always entertaining..never boring...go on!  You know you want too!!

Well...sick..that is where I spent my week...under the covers.  Missed going out on Dr. John's birthday did he...he took care of me!!  Sweet!!  Then there was the AMEC party!!  A Hawaiian feast!  Hula dancers and all.  Dr. John took our eldest granddaughter, Lisa, and also Butch and Cheri came along too!!  My second oldest grand, Cassie, stayed here and watched Frankenweenie and ate pizza!!  So we had fun too!  But....I missed the party!!!  At least, they had a blast!  Cheri took some pics!  I guess Dr. John is the party animal!!  Ha!

  Inquiring minds want to know what Dr. John had for dinner??  Ha!!  I am glad they had fun ...even though I missed the whole thing!!  Sniff!!

Lisa and Cassie

A wing?  That is Dr. John!  An angel of mercy all weekend long taking care of me!  Along with Cassie and my Grandpuppy, Otis!!

Last weekend, I took some pics of Cheri at work in her studio cutting Dr. John's hair!!  These will possibly be used on her new web site.  I have a link in my sidebar to take you there...go and see some beautiful jewelry!  She makes some beautiful pieces.

I entered a Juried Photography Show and hope I get in.  The show will be held in April, 2013 and is for New Mexico Women Photographers!  I have never entered a juried photo show, so this is a first for me. 
Anywho..this is what I sent...

The yellow photo I entitled, "Through the Looking Glass"!  And it is extremely altered!  Ha!  I beaded it and paper pierced the edges.  I mounted it on a canvas board and painted and stenciled all around the photo!

The show is called Insight.  And anything goes with the pieces you submit.  The only criteria is that is will be wired and can hang in the gallery!  Right up my alley!  So here's hoping....all pieces will be for sale at the show.  The other two will be framed.  They too are altered...just not as extreme!

I am also getting ready to go to Tucson...Feb. 8th!  Dr. John is coming along.  I will be taking two classes and they are right in the middle of the bead show.  So, of course, I have to shop before and after each class!

Called Art Retreat in the Desert!  Should be tons of fun...I will take pics and give more info next week.
The classes will be jewelry construction classes and I am so excited!

Well, the pillow is calling.  Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the earache!!  No throwing up!  Yay!

I will leave you with a gorgeous Sunrise photo!

Have a magical and creative day!
Hugging you

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Silent Saturday ~ Part 135 ~

Let's take a trip....

Down memory lane......

Dallas ~2011

Reflections ~ 2011

Thanks for walking with me!

Have a magical and creative day!
Hugging you,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Photo Art Friday ~ Open Seez a Me!

Photo Art Friday

Today's challenge from Pixel Dust Photo Art is to use "Hardware" as a source for your photos!
There are already some very exciting pieces being shown and you must go see!!  Fabulous works!

Here is my entries.....

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Abstract Photo ~ What's in a Shadow?

Another week, another photo totally manipulated into an abstract statement!  I love this meme !!  So much fun and it nicely stretches the creative muscles!!  Please visit Nature Footsteps to see other examples of this meme!!

Here is my offerings...

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Random Tuesday ~ A Tree, A Sunrise and a Photo or Two!


      Well I finally got my tree done! Whew! Had to wait for some cupids!!

Aren't they the cutest?

Two weeks ago, I started a stained glass class.  But I had forgotten to take any pictures.  So here are some class photos....showing the project we are working on and a couple of the students.

Diagram of my piece

showing glass

Julies' piece

Peg's piece

Instructor, Connie

Cheri and her IPad

Julie's piece

Peg's piece

The pieces of paper with the directional arrows on which way you want the grain of the glass to go.  We still have the edges of the piece to cut out, but the interior design is done.  This week we copper foil the edges of the cut and polished glass.  The copper foil is what attract the solder when we get to that stage.  Anyway, tons of fun!

Went shopping and out to lunch on Friday...we went to Hobby Lobby ( lots of Valentines deco), Pier One had some Christmas stuff and lots of clearance items.  Went to MaMa's Minerals to get some of the supplies I am going to need for my classes in Tucson.  That is coming up....February 8th!!  The classes will be held during the Tucson Bead Show...largest bead show in the country!  Drool!!  And you know, I just might have to do some shopping in between classes!  Ha!!  Ya think? 

I am entering a Photography Juried Show for Women in Albuquerque.  The show will take place in April and the entrants deadline is January 31st!  I picked out three photos that I have altered and such and found a really cool place to print my images larger!  Much larger!  I picked up the finished pieces on Saturday!  They are fabulous.  Bob did a wonderful job at The Artistic Image! 

One of my images I have put onto a canvas..I glued it!  And guess puckered!!!  OMG!!  I was totally besides myself...but I then said...Never can fix it!  So I cut out the puckers with my Xacto knife and now I have strong geometric shapes where the puckers took over.  I am attaching beads to that space!  It turned out so cool!  Nothing like a happy accident.  I will show you picks when I am done.  Woot!!

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Picture The Artistic Image has six separate services which are all different, but each is related directly to professional photography.

We are a Digital Imaging Service Bureau.  We will edit your images with your direction, or even apply special effects to your image files should you want them.  We print your images on the latest state of the art digital printers which are designed to deliver outstanding quality.  Most photo labs simply print the files you give them.  The Artistic Image looks at each file and if it will not yield a great print, we will discuss with you, what might be done with it to make a better print.

We will also Frame Your Images as they should be done, with quality being our primary goal.   When we mat and frame a print, they are supposed to enhance or complement your image and not detract from it.  The focus of attention should be on your image.  This will always be our main priority when working on your images."

Cool place and I will definitely be back there soon!  Nice to find a place that can work with you artistically!

Well, that's it from me!  Click on the Random Icon up top and it will take you to Stacy's at Stacy Uncorked!  Lots of Randomness going on there, for sure!!  Stop by!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you,