Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
I spent the weekend cooking and cleaning the house. We had the whole clan over to celebrate two birthdays in the family. Gone are the days when we each would have our own separate day of celebration. As the kids get older and more involved in their own lives it gets harder and harder to find a day that fits in with everyone's schedules. I don't mind though. It makes the parties even more fun when you celebrate two or three occasions at once.
We have a busy week ahead. Will write more about it in a later post. Going to bed now as I have to get up very early in the morning.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
We've been busy shopping for flooring, fireplace stone, light fixtures, etc. for the cottage. Got an email yesterday telling us that the walls have been plastered and will be ready for painting next week. This is where we have to kick into high-gear to do out part. We have opted to do all the painting ourselves as well as installing the floor coverings. It's called good old fashioned sweat equity. We did a great deal of rehab work on the house we currently live in, but we were 26 years younger than we are now. So I have a feeling we are going to need need to have mega doses of Advil on hand after next week. We ordered the bathroom tile last night...should be ready to be picked up in a couple days. Tonight is paint selection night. I hope I will be able to make a decision on colors.
Don't forget tonight is Project Runway's season finale. Also, Linda Woods and Karen Dinino, of VISUAL CHRONICLES fame are going to be on THE VIEW tomorrow (10/19). Click here for more details. Finally, I signed up for this class and I sent for this kit to use with it.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Casey suggested FEAR for Studio Friday's topic this week. No doubt about it, this was really thought provoking. Here is what she wrote:
"I am filled with fear. Fear of what ifs,fear of the unknown, fear of the known ~ patterns I tend to fall into, bad patterns I have spent years trying to break free of. I think part of dealing with fears and breaking out our superhero capes to fight them, is naming them. Not tip-toeing around them, letting them linger in and out quietly, lurking in the shadows, giving them power, but to drag them out into the light, so the sunlight can shine through the holes that fill them, holes we otherwise can’t see. We doubt ourselves. How can we not? Regular jobs rely on managers and supervisors to tell you what to do, how to be, what to say, how to act. But as artists, we must rely on ourselves to find vision, truth, creativity. Talk about pressure. This is part of the struggle and the brilliance of so many artists, the thing that makes us insane with fear, but also the thing that makes us strive to do and be more ~ the thing that brings out our own unique creative genius, our own vision of art and story.We all have insecurities and fears, but that’s all they are. They are not fact, they are not truth, so let's drag them out for the world to see, and maybe, just maybe,we’ll realize some of them aren’t so scary."
If you want to see Casey's Studio Friday submission click here. And click here to see what others did.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
This is my 100th post! I can't believe I have written that many posts already. I didn't realize I had that much to share. You know television shows make a big "to-do" when they tape their 100th show. What a coincidence that we just happen to have cake to celebrate with!
Quilts similar to those shown below were raffled off...alas, I was not one of the lucky winners, boo-hoo!