Friday, February 27, 2015


Goodbye, Mr. Spock ~ you will be missed.   Now you boldly go...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


A while back, I hostessed (if that wasn't a word, it is now!) a mini-swap for a couple of blogland buddies.  No theme; just any little bit of art that you thought might make someone smile.

First up is this mixed media artwork from the always colorful and talented Erin of Altered by the Sea. The picture doesn't show all the wonderful texture & life of the piece (click to biggify), and the bright cheerful colors brighten wherever it is!

Next is this woven wire heart assemblage from the lovely Carol of Art and Sand.
Her art work is as much fun as her blog and colorful house are! The word tag at the bottom reads "Dream as if you will live forever" ~ a sentiment I love.

Erin & Carol ~ thank you so much for joining me.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


My versions of the Tim Holtz tag for July 2014...  (told ya I was slow!) The first shown is one of the first batch I made; I wasn't really happy with the way my faux sand turned out. But I had a lot of fun making them! There were several techniques that were new to me...
As always, click to biggify ~

On later ones, you can see I embossed the background, and changed how I made the sand. I ended up making a total of 14 of these, and though I enjoyed making them, I was glad when I was done!!

I know exactly which of TH's tag I'm going to try next!


Sunday, February 1, 2015


Eat shit and die, you arrogant sons-of-a-bitchin' assholes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not that I was rooting for NE ~ but I was sure as hell rooting AGAINST Seattle!!!

Love that they lost in THE most humiliating way they possibly could have!


Saturday, January 24, 2015


You know ~ the one I so carefully made sure I got before the flu season started...

The one that they are now saying is only 23% effective...
(or is it that it is only effective in 23% of the population?) 

Yeah ~ that one.


I've been sick with the flu for 2.5 weeks now, and I'm hearing from folk all over the country (and here near home) who are going through the same blasted thing!
For most, it is lasting 4-6 weeks ~ just shoot me now and be done with it!!!

The CDC really messed up it's guesses this time.

I have been working on a project (albeit slowly), and I DO have some fantastic news to share...

But I'd like to wait until I have a bit more energy to share with you...

Off to indulge myself in a mugful of my "Just What the Doctor Ordered"...

Wash Your Hands!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015


They abandoned the little black car on the street where our niece lives.

Fucking scary.

Here are some of the cartoons honoring the cartoonists who died, and freedom of speech.

Je suis Charlie ~

Monday, December 22, 2014

R.I.P., Joe ~

Godspeed your way to up where you belong, with your friends ~

Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...