Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
A rich and pampered woman once went to Calcutta because she wanted to work with Mother Teresa. First Mother Teresa criticized this woman for wearing such nice clothes and make up. Later when this woman asked, "where do I start?" Mother Teresa was quoted as saying, "Start with the one closest to you". Does anyone remember "my God why has thou forsaken me?"...AND HE WAS GODS SON!!!!! Give her a break! Please! Sorry, I have always loved Mother Teresa and what she did with her life. When she was very young, she left a wealthy family to go and take care of the sick and poor.
About Frida. How could these two women have anything in common? They were human! All of a sudden, I hear that in 2004, they uncovered some of Frida's journals and have discovered some things about her that we did not know. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288152,00.html She actually played with puppets! Wow, she had a playful side. Again, not what we understood this sometimes dark and sad woman to be.
What these two women had in common is that they kept journals. They chose to write about some aspects of their lives in their journals. But, it has disappointed some to discover the women were not exactly as we had "painted" them over the years through various media. Some people are disappointed because they thought they had these two iconic women pigeon holed into certain characters. But, you must consider this. They only wrote in their journals what they knew might possibly be read by others. There are still things that only God and they understand about their lives. That is why I wonder.....why do we think we must judge others?
Here is Marisa and Mireya's pillow. I could not resist adding that photo to something she could keep. I worked on it last night and finished it this morning. Yes, I got up early! I can't sleep when Craig is not here and Biscut is not real happy with me because I'm not as fun as Daddy so he tossed and turned, I tossed and turned and finally gave it up. Now Biscut is napping on my bed. It's like, "Shew she's gone...now I can sleep". Heehee
Anyway, the pillow is just a small token of appreciation for my dear friend Marisa. She was so good to me this week. When I was having car troubles, I had to leave my car in the shop so she let me drive her car back to Big Spring (home) from Midland and keep it until the next day. She's just cool like that! So she gets this tomorrow at work.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Another piece I am working on is inspired by my previous piece of the African sisters. This was also done on wood. I incorporated a lot of texture and color. Here is a sneak peak of that piece.
I'm trying to take my time and do quality work. I have never entered an art show really and I hope I do alright. So...wish me luck. Happy Thursday...tomorrow...TGIF!!!!!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Modal type of viscose. Modal fabric has softness, good drape and is comfortable for wearing Modal fabric has good moisture regain and air permeability which is often considered better than cotton fabric, it is a good material for exercise clothing and health suit, which can serve to benefit physiology circulation and health of the body. Modal fabric has level up surface, fine and smooth and velvet, which have the effect of natural silk. The yarn has the character of high strength. The fabric has good softness and brilliant luster. The effect of the finished Modal garment is very good, and the form is steady. The garment maintains anti-crease properties and has relatively easy care.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I woke up this morning thinking about Tuesday. Tuesday is kind of a "nobody" kind of day. Yet, she is still present and ready every week to do what she must do. She is not the first day of the week-, she is not even the first day of the work week, she is just kind of there....quietly doing her job to make the rest of the week work. Does anyone get excited about Tuesdays? Probably not I'm guessing. She is not like Wednesday "hump day" the middle of the week when we say to ourselves..."I'm almost there....just two more days until Friday!". Oh, to be Friday. That is the famous day of the week. But no, she is o.k. with being Tuesday. She is humble because she knows....She knows that without her, the week would not function correctly...Friday would not get here. Saturday and all her glory would not exist. So, she continues on, from week to week and comes to us in all her plainess and lack of brillance and shine.
Some of us are like Tuesday. We may not shine above all the rest. We may not be that glorious special day of the week...the celebrity "Friday" or the famous "Saturday" but we exist. We are as important as any day of the week or anyone in this world. Because, without us, the world would not function as it is commanded. We are here for reason. Don't ever question that. You are a precious and unique human being always growing in wisdom and love...always doing the best you can to contribute positively to this world. Did I mention that you are FANTABULISTIC?
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Well, I just can't be outdone by Ms. Stacey who is fantabulistic. So, I am going to host a blog give-away too. Here is the deal. The objective of this contest is to stimulate ideas about who you are. Who are you? What is the definition of "you?"
- In order to demonstrate or define "you" first post a link to this site and
- send me a link of to the "self portrait" of you.
This particular piece was created with colored pencils and pens and water colors on a 9X12 piece of water color canvas. It has a black matte on it that gives it a nice touch. Though this lady does not look like me, it is very symbolic of the real me. I love my naps...I love the dress because it reminds me of Klimt art and I love the colors. So, good luck and spread the word. Sept 1st a winner will be announced!
He had called me sometime during the week and told me "I miss my family" and he sounded a little depressed. I had already considered flying him home soon so I told him this. He says "Mom...do you realize how much those tickets are?" I was proud to hear him say that but I told him I did not care...he was coming home! He was happy. I think he misses us and perhaps his girlfriend a little more. That's o.k...that is how it is supposed to go huh?
My friend Renea says it gets easier and easier so I will just keep pushing forward. On that note, pushing forward to all of my projects. The pillow should be done today. The two purses...I get a little bit done every day. Today, I gotta do laundry and housecleaning so the art will have to be during breaks or tonight when I'm done with my chores-(would much rather be doing art...but prefer not to live in filth).
Oh, me and Heather had a great day yesterday. We went to Midland to go shopping for her some clothes for work. We picked her out several cute little outfits and some other things. She also purchased that Post Secrets book so she read those to me on the way home. We had a great time. I can't wait to see her in her new outfits for work. She is such a cutie and she loves to dress up.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
- A Newspaper Purse I want to send to Haute Handbags
- A fabric purse-supposed to be a birthday present but totally did not get it done in time-she had to get something else-now maybe it will be a Christmas present-now I'm contemplating sending that one in to Huate Handbags-then if it gets published, it will be all the more special for my friend Renea
- A pillow. I found this great pic of my husband when he was 8 years old. So, I decided it needs to be on a pillow. Then, I will use this as my show pillow to take orders for customized pillows for Christmas. Here's the pic: