Monday, May 24, 2010

Cleaning update

click to enlarge if you want to see my junk !
Here's Jerry helping with the clean up
because husband Michael is so not into helping me clean up my mess .
Today [ Monday ] I will make my fourth trip to the dump !
I will not stop ! Actually I made June 1 st my date to stop cleaning .
A lot of my old frames got wrecked in the basement ....I still have a ton of good frames though .
Maybe tomorrow I'll take photos of the basement [ it's still such a mess !!! ]. I can't believe I let this happen .
It's okay , it's okay .... I will not hate myself for letting this happen .
Why haven't I lost any weight ?
up and down the stairs , my body aches and I'm still fat ! ha ha
okay > see ya tomorrow !

Saturday, May 22, 2010

paintings at Real Art for Kids

If you have a moment .... visit realartforkids blog . Beverly Kaye posted three of my paintings and wrote some lovely things about ME ME ME ME !!!!!!!

Click Her blog heading [ title ]...where it says curiouser and curiouser ... and this will take you to The Beverly Kaye Gallery

Thank you Beverly ... Love you !
This made me very happy because all I am doing now is cleaning the basement !!!! so .... her post made me feel like an artist again !

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'm still here

I'm still cleaning , I should have taken photos of all the junk and rotted broken down frames that were in my driveway .... I made two trips to the dump on Monday .... about ten more trips .... I'm thinking .
but it rained yesterday , and today was rainy too ... so I made a pillow today.
My basement still looks awful , WHEN did I bring all this junk home ?
anyway > thank you for visiting , and always for your comments
this pillow is in my shop
tomorrow > I'll be cleaning again !

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I'm a little annoyed , frustrated that I can't seem to get my house clean .
There's still piles everywhere and I'm really mad at myself
I took a break and went to You Tube
Listening and watching >
Fleet Foxes - - - White Winter Hymnal
and then
did you ever watch the black cab sessions ?
look up
Black Cab sessions Fleet Foxes
Their version of Crayon Angels is so good
sung in the back seat of a cab in England
wish I knew how to post videos

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Homely and Lonely.... or how to wreck a really pretty plate

I used to do mosaic work .... so ... you know I have 150 plates in my basement .
You also know I am supposed to be cleaning and getting rid of all this stuff !
but as I was putting the plates in a box for Good Will .... I felt like painting on one .
That is the story of Homely and Lonely .

This was actually a lot of fun to do
I just primed the area I was painting , used acrylics and then put on 5 coats of polyurethane .

obviously it is a decorative plate , wall art or here it is on a little easel
no dish washer please
dust with a cloth

in my shop

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

art doll .... Gordon

I took a a break from making my wood cut outs . It has been quite a while since I used the sewing machine and it's like I FORGOT how to SEW !
oh ..... this took me a long time to make .
I love to go back and forth [ drawing , painting , sewing ] but it takes some thought and effort to get back into a medium that I haven't done in a while !
Gordon is done and he's pretty cute I think
I used to have two wonderful cats named > Peter and Gordon
another clue to how old I am ... ha ha
Gordon is in my shop
Happy Tuesday
OH > I think I gave up on my vintage Tuesdays
I can never stick to ONE thing !