Monday, December 29, 2008
So, my 'creative' today is making a seat cover mend for Craig's truck seat cover. The side had worn and frayed out...as you can see I took the extra steps to make the repair barely noticeable..I am impressed how it turned out.
It DID help I happened to have some material that was the same...not faded but the same
I finished off the seams and followed along the edge seam so it would flow nice when he places it back on the seat...I even sewed straight...not that I can't but, trust me I am plenty lazy where it comes to sewing anymore.
Then I baked a cake from scratch! I baked 4 last week and I thought he had this out of his system, unfortunately he didn't and wanted another one...unfortunate because I eat it too!
I do not NEED any more decoration on me!
It is an old family recipe and it actually turned out to be one of the best ones I have ever made...and I have been making this recipe for many..many years!
We ice each layer that way it seems like more cakes...each layer has the top frosting too..yummy!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Here is the cooler before I began, it might be hard to notice but there isn't any organization anymore, spills, and left messes that occur when busy for too many weeks happen.
This isn't a huge cooler and I am cramped up in the farthest corner I can get to take the pictures.
I removed everything and scrubbed the racks and washed the ceiling and walls
then re-organized and rotated the stock.
The floor needs painting but it was scrubbed too. I began at 10 a.m. and 5 hours later emerged this...and I wish you could see it in its true state...this hides most of its glory.
Everyone ooeeed and ahheed appropriately...then I came home and took a nap!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
"Dive deep into yourself today, Mary. Bring more of your own spirit into your physical. Take small sips from each flower you land on. Realize however that if you stay focused on one flower for just a little bit longer, you can extract an even juicier gulp from that bud. Go deeper today, instead of just floating about on the surface. You will be richly rewarded by what you discover. A slight off-the-cuff comment can lead to an amazing conversation. "
I find horoscopes amazingly on target sometimes.
Let me tell you what is happening with Mary these days.
I am reading "The Artists Way" by Julia Cameron (GET this book!!)
She has exercises to help a person get into themselves and learn what direction they might want to explore. Excellent book...and it is helping me a lot.
Leading me to having conversations with the owner's of The Creamery, the gallery in town where I work, about initiating an art learning center within the Creamery for teaching art.
This could be a nice addition to town!
Last night at Fergie's (the other establishment I work as waitress) a conversation I had with a daughter of an artist in town, who I plan to try to entice to come and teach with the art center...indicates that the artist in question is excited about the prospect...so the persuasion might be an easy conquest. :)
The other book I am studying is "Energy Medicine for Women" this book gives exercises that are massages for where acupuncture needles would go and in a sequence that aligns the energy of the body so the body runs smoother.
(Aides in pain management, injury healing, disease)
I am still just getting into this book but, I think it is amazing too.
Bringing my physical into my spiritual!
The horoscope gives me the message that in my wanting to get a deeper sense of myself and figure out where to go next...I am making the effort at the right time and the discoveries might come for me and be clearer..since the alignment of the planets are sending me this message.
One can only hope!
I think things are shaping up for some changes though both physical, spiritual...and personal (career).
I am a BIG believer in Horoscope, Faeries, Ghosts or Spirits...Supernatural ...the unexplained...that can be explained if you just open your mind...
Do you believe?
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sharon @ http://www.mystoryart.com/ awarded me this prestigious award this morning. My challenge is to place it on my blog! I think I might have succeeded in the placement, but probably not a link to the award place.
I name 7 other artists to give this award to. I always find this a daunting task, HOW to I name 'just' 7 people.
I am going to try to remember artist who I may have not seen this award given on their blog. Everyone should have the award... I only KNOW real people! Might not have 'met' them, but that is just a technicality.
Anne Gaal http://gaalcreative.blogspot.com/ check out her website too, as she is an excellent photographer
Annie Littlewolf http://annielittlewolfstudio.blogspot.com/
grrl http://dneese.blogspot.com/ for that really different perspective....
Thank you for my award ms Sharon!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We have a kennel full of dogs that reside on the east side of the barn. Middle of the night checking on puppies, old, or sick/injured dogs requires just walking through a door while living in the barn but, trekking 50 yards or more if we build a house on the hill.
Since I am the one kennel checking, I decided to knock the roll out doors and put in windows and we will call the space plumb fine.
So, that is what we did.
If you click to enlarge the pictures you will see more of the details of the room. The quilts for instance I pieced and quilted...the painted lampshade on the side board of the dining room table I reverse painted using traditional methods (crushed glass and kiln not hobby paint and oven). The dog paintings I did...and any glass objects I did. The gorgeous painting over the fireplace, a lovely lady painted in pastel a local creek, Chris Cernitisch.
The fish were caught out of North Carolina...the various critter mounts came from Montana, Wyoming, SD...and Virginia.
That is all i can think to point out.
This is the bathroom where the 2 towels hang is the shower. Back in the foreground corner is the kitchen sink and the washer and dryer.
Standing at the kennel door as well as the entrance into my studio looking south through the building you see first the "dining room" that moves through the "living room" front door and then porch. The loft above is my "office" where I am sitting at the computer with a large plate window overlooking the "hill where the house was going and the creek where I watch deers move through.
Here is the kitchen. This center island is where I put most of the pots and pans. Through the door is the west side that I didn't go and take pictures of, but where we added 2 guest rooms and bathrooms.
This is the "living room" the fireplace was where a roll up door was. There is a door on the right behind the rocker chair to the front "porch".
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
You Are Teal Green
You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.
went to Anne Gaal Creative blog and took the color test...I am Teal Green and the above is the description...fun test..
check her blog out to take the fun test..
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Clicking on the picture will enlarge to see details.
Well it seems this feature isn't working! sorry they won't enlarge.
Memory boxes are used for so many kinds of memories.
To hold the first rose...or tickets of that memorable date...a box with the family crest...or a bible box with any meaningful passage stained on the lid....or the ashes of a loved one.
Then the finished box decorated and polished. No picture I take shows the details well. This cube can be hung by the added loop. In a window or any space where you want to share your memory.
Memories deserve a special place to be kept. A beautiful glass box is a sparkly place to keep your special memory.
thanks for looking.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I soldered side 2 of panel 2 today so I am almost finished the cabinet doors with the unheard of rounded corners!...except for the round corners a fairly basic cabinet door job.
Linda asked to see the piece large...i don't know what I am doing wrong to not make the page enlarge...until I figure such an equation out this is it.