Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The middle one, my first granddaughter, is now my height! "My how they've grown!"
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I just read about this on a blog today, and thought wow...etching without the acid business. I am told that it is considerably cheaper at the big box home and garden stores rather than the craft stores. $6. or less seems to be the going price.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The a.m. hours...
and then the p.m. hours.
If you're interested in joining in, now or later, all the info is here on Ali Edwards' blog. You can do this as elaborately or as simply as you like. It's really a fun way to see what you paid attention to when you look at it down the road a bit. A nice gift to leave your grandchildren too.
Monday, April 19, 2010
will it be a black eye?
Originally uploaded by redazadi
No I am not the victim of domestic abuse.
I am 5'7 and my dh is 6'. When he gives me a bear hug, my glasses often get crushed into his chest. Today they twisted a bit and I got a red mark under my eye. Tomorrow will tell if it turns into a black eye.
Everyone who knows him knows how kind and gentle he is but maybe I should go back to contact lenses to be safe!
Hope you had a Happy Monday!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I tried to get more done on the little art journal for the most recent trip to Italy and Malta but it sure takes time to get paint on and then be patient enough to let it dry! In between I did some punch outs of flower catalogs and some cutting of text from The Economist. I swear their headlines are the best for collage with many clever twists of the English language. After spending enough time with the art journal, and finding that baby wipes DO work on the cheap acrylics, work well enough to see the depth of the gesso, I said...Digital Time.
For me, the digital is so much faster and I CAN get it done in an hour or so. So here's today's piece for my dil. I know this would make her life so much easier, if she were back in her own home and not in the hospital 2 hrs away with Bekah. I wish home time so much for them.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Have I said how much I like rice? I really really heart rice.
I did have more grilled chicken kebabs and leftover green beans and tomatoes but oh just plain rice with some butter. It doesn't get much better than that. Well it did yesterday.
It was lunch while scanning a copy of Ali Edwards' Sharing Your Story: Recording Life's Details with Mini Books . Oh so many things that look like such fun to do.
It really was a good mail day. The same person who had Ali's book for sale, had this wooden set of alpha stamps, HeroArt ones, which were JUST what I'd wanted, and then there was a J. Jill catalog. A plethora of riches!! and all for lunch.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
(Yes, that should be April 10 - 12 )
This certainly qualifies as ALL ABOUT ME because there is no one else responsible for this room but me!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So far I've concentrated on my mess in the bedroom.
Now this sure makes me happy and I look forward to walking into the bedroom tonight, knowing that the clutter is just not hiding somewhere else. Tomorrow, maybe some time doing some of the same in the studio.
Friday, April 9, 2010
and home is where
- I can sleep as long as I like with no bus to catch or sight to see
- there is a hot pot of tea waiting for me when I wake up
- my daily rhythms fall back into place
- I have my dear iMac with its big screen and all my art things about
- I can hang laundry in the breeze
- my meals are on my hunger time frame not when a restaurant is open
- there are clothes for each vagary of weather
- and finally home is where the cat and his barfing still feel comforting for a while
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Well, I didn't but SmittenKitchen says she does it and I certainly trust her recipes. She says...
"* I make all of my dried beans in the slow-cooker these days. They are perfect every time, and the flavor of fresh beans — even the sad-looking ones from grocery store bins I used — is incomparable. No presoaking, just cover them 2 to 3 inches of water and cook them 3 hours on high. (I have learned that cooking time can vary widely in slow-cookers so allot more time than you might need. I often make mine in the day or days before and let them cool in their cooking water, which is then by then very flavorful.)"
I am going to try this as soon as I get home, in the delicious recipe she has on her blog. It's right up there at that link...Spinach and Chickpeas. I think that will balance out the Maltese Easter egg I ate, won't it???
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's that time of year again. A good time. The sun is out, the gardens are starting to look like they have halfway forgotten the snows of the February from Hell. And how about you? Are you hungry today, do you wonder where your next meal is coming from or do you just have to decide which grocery store you'll frequent today?
For so many of us bloggers, food is such a part and parcel of our lives that we cannot imagine what it is to be hungry. No, not hungry because we're cutting back on the 'white stuff' but hungry because we don't have enough food, or any food. Hungry because what food there is has to go to the children, not us.
I have never been hungry a day in my life. Never.
How many people you pass on the street can say that? How many ordinary looking people hide the hunger because how can you tell someone you don't have food in this land of plenty? They're there and they need your help. Today.
So no April Fools, just April FOOD. Let this month be the month you share your abundance by letting another person eat. Do it by clicking this link
Feeding America and finding out where you can make a difference for someone. Do it today.
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