Monday, March 24, 2008


Well , this is the fabric panel I posted teasers of a while back. It's either finished or I'm just done , one or the other. I've had it sitting on the table for days staring at it now , and I'm kind of leaning towards 'just done'. Kinda like it , kinda don't.
I did a lot of things I hadn't before , like actually burning it , which felt very optimistic on my part lol (took a picture then too , just in case we never saw it again). The background is layers and layers of things and I like that a lot - the hangy bits in front , not so much. But I wanted something to help the whole 'captive' theme along , so for now they stay.
Again , I apologize for my photo skills , I really tried. I took a LOT of pictures , and if I lost the reflection I lost focus , if I had the right colors I got reflection - I could whine endlessly but I'll leave it at that.

So my girl's now a pet of the Faerie - taken captive for her beauty and playful innocence , but at the same time made 'less-than' by that same captivity - silenced behind glass , her laughter heard no more , unless she's found once again by someone able to unravel the spell. . .dark , huh? What can I say , the Sidhe are a twisted breed. . .and the following is how the text on the manuscript reads.
Water Earth and Sky , sweet friend
You'll know , perhaps , or not again.
Forgotten in this bower home
Kin long lost , and all alone
Spirit sweet and laughter brite
Our bounty now , held close and tight.
Water Earth and Sky , sweet friend
Be your release upon the end
Linger here and sweetly dream ,
Cradl'd in these Faerie wings
Captured soul and image fair
Til one , perchance , does see you there.

Friday, March 21, 2008

More dinkage

We've decided to do some ATC's in one of my groups , and in another are working with various other techniques so I combined the two yesterday , and made my first ATC. The photo on the right is the original piece , and the photo on the left is a bit I used after cutting it up into eight pieces. Oddly , both are pretty true to color , but I didn't add any blue , soooo...don't know what happened there lol.
I've been feeling very reclusive the last few weeks , and have spent most of my time with my son or learning new artsy stuff. Or new to me , I should say - think they've been 'round forever lol. Some I've played with and some is still on the board - I'll try to share as I go along if I make anything interesting.
Hope you all have a lovely Easter - think we'll be dyeing eggs today or tomorrow , unless the Boy decides he just wants to eat them!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Six absolutely RIVETING things about me...

I got tagged twice for this game by Penny and Christine , so guess I'll give this one more try lol. We played a version of this in the Color Chronicles and I failed miserably at it , but I'll give it another whirl lol. On the bright side I just figured out how to make a link - whoohoo! But there's a dark side too - most everyone I know has already played lol , so I'm not quite sure who my 'six' are going to be!

Here are the rules:1. Link to the person that tagged you - 2. Post the rules on your blog - 3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself - 4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs - 5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their site.

Here goes -

1) I cannot cook in a messy kitchen - it gets cleaned first , I clean and tidy as I work , but I never do the dishes after dinner lol. I waddle right off to bed and some mindless tv.

2)I cannot have "just one" drink , nor can I drink alone. Just one puts me to sleep and/or gives me a headache , but a whole bunch keeps me entertained for hours lol. *cheezy grin*
(Edit from much , much later on 4/3: I meant with people , not alone , lol. whoops.)

I was "reminded" of this yesterday. My gf had a complete meltdown and being the good friend I am , I got in the car and brought her chocolate salt and booze, in no particular order. And then spent a few hours agreeing that everyone she'd come in contact with that day was a rotten human being. We left the baby out of it , but personally I think the lack of sleep for a couple of years may have driven this conversation lol. I had one Jack and coke and spent the rest of the day feeling like crap.

3) I cannot sleep in an unmade-feeling bed. If the covers have shifted too far to the left , or one has slid down and the other is still where it's supposed to be , I can feel it and it drives me nuts. I have often re-made the bed with my husband still in it. He doesn't care.

4) I don't like any of my magazines or books ripped , torn , or wrinkled. It irritates me immensely. I save them , and Most of them are pristine - but some of them have been desecrated and I was Not happy about it. Big no-no.

5)I rarely bake , but I like bakeware. If it has a design or you can put it in a mold it interests me. But actually using it for food is rare lol. . .it was news to my son that cake was even an option on any day other than your birthday , and the day he figured it out was Red Letter baby - my gf helped him out there. She likes to bake - I like to make soup. I love soups and stews - partially because that means in the near future , I don't have to cook dinner. - Right on. I think we can all agree that the end of the day is really No time to have to make dinner on top of everything else. Who wants to do that. . .

6) I enjoy working out. I hate starting , but once I'm there I'm in the zone , particularly with weight training although even aerobics I now find fun (if I get to do a lot of jumping and hoppage). (but I detest dance videos). When I train , I concentrate so fiercely on form and function it drives everything else away - all the stress gets pushed OUT. Go ahead , laugh - this has saved the life of more than one child. Training to music is out though , because I listen to the lyrics and lose count. :)

(tip - when I train I do it circuit style one set per exercise for a total of however many sets you're going to do. Speeds things up so you don't have to stop and wait for one set of muscles to recover before using them again - you just keep moving along.)

I obviously have a hard time sticking to the subject , so everybody else gets to list like O say - I dunno , more than six. Whatever , lol - and the nominees ARE -