Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The "Funky Art Queen" thing? It occured to me that the people that would be put off by my d.b.a. would be those that most likely would not be drawn to my art in the first place. Thanks again. I just love every one of you. Next blog......not all about me I promise. HUGS
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Finally, after a long 30 minutes of fretting and borrowing the neighbors cordless phone and phone number in case he called back.....I was going to give him the neighbor's number to call collect......he called back. He borrowed someone elses phone card. He called and he was so cheerful and upbeat. He told us that he got some kind of badge for his marksmanship for shooting a gun. He is not sure of his time on his running. He said it all seems like it has gone so fast. He told us so much. He said that when they practice the march for graduation, that when he looks over at the area where we will be standing, he gets a tear in his eye. That tells me how mature and knowing that he is. That's my boy. I am so very proud of him. I can't wait to hug him and tell him I am proud.
Here are some pics we are sending him tomorrow to keep him laughing and motivated until next week when we will be there in person to cheer him on. Please send him some prayers for strength, courage, and peace in his heart.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Weekend Update: The interesting weekend I was hinting about turned out to be no big deal. I was asked to be a hostess for a man from France who is on a bicycle tour through the US. Lisa called me and told me her sister in San Angelo had housed this young 22 year old man for a night and he needed a place in Big Spring for one night. After much "you are kidding right?" and "no way" type conversation....I agreed to do it. I was so nervous about the whole thing. Turns out, he has a friend in Midland and is going there instead. Shew! Oh, the funny thing is my husband who is usually the fuddy duddy, was all for it. The guys name is Sebastian.....(here is a link to his blog) which is the same name as my Golden Retriever. That would have been comical I'm sure. It would have made great blog material but I just could not get over the idea that some stranger would be in my house. Lisa is supposed to get a link to his blog so we can see more about this young man. Anyway, have a good rest of Saturday. Hugs to all my blog friends!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Renea, I think I put two of your items up. I hope it results in success for you. Put your purses up and you will be rolling in the dough. Heehee
OK, this all started with an interest in making metal art/found object jewelry. I bought all kinds of stuff to do metal art jewelry and I have made some pieces. Then, as usual......I start bouncing all over the place with different ideas and media to make jewelry. I have made some more fabric beads this weekend and I can't wait until they cure so I can make a necklace I have designed in my head. It is going to be bright and fun! Here is a metal piece that sat around with this guy on it for a while. I finally felt the desire to finish it last night. I called it "Date Night". My friend Kim and her husband (they are still newly weds) have a "date night" almost every Thursday. I think that is a wonderful idea. We should all have that. I hope they keep it up. (The other side is an old vintage ticket...like to a movie?)
Friday, May 09, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
It has been a great week so far. I have felt so much better since we got a call from Cody on Friday of last week. He sounded so upbeat and happy. That did me and Craig so much good. Cody said he is the assistant dorm leader and he feels he is one of the best marchers. He told his father that he is appreciating life so much more and not just "sitting on my ass". He sounds pumped up about his Airforce training and that gave me such comfort.
I continue to work on my metal, soldered, and found object jewelry. This is a picture of my current works in progress. I spend so much time on each piece trying to decide what it is I am trying to say and how I am going to say it. I love going through my box of metal found objects and old jewelry pieces to put each piece together. I have such amazing friends. Last week, Kim gave me a large zip lock baggy full of her old, broken, discarded jewelry. Then, today, Renea and Lisa gave me another huge bag full of discarded jewelry pieces. I have so much junk to turn into treasure. I just can't say enough about my dear friends. They spoil me.....really I don't know what I would do without them.
OK, now I must give you the Chandler garden update. I really wanted a huge garden this year....but we just could not pull it together . So, I have my container garden again this year. Here are pics of my tomato plants and my jalapenos. I have cillantro in the front yard in barrels. So, we have everything we need (except for the onions) to make an awsome salsa.