Wednesday, December 20, 2006

What if...

Misha at the lake.
George Bush. Comedy of Errors. He is giving a special Addresss the Nation speech right now. I just heard him say "They can't run us out of the Middle East." OMG. For real he said that. How can someone be so ridiculous even when someone else is writing the speech for him?

What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

Monday, December 18, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006


This little box was just a plain beatup wood box that looked like it was headed for the trash and Voila! Now it's fit for the King. I had a lot of fun painting it. Every surface has coat after coat of paint and glazes.
My dear friend stopped by yesterday and in the course of the conversation told me that "I was a tuff little nut"! I thought that was just too funny not to write down some where.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Once a month posting

Collaged story: "Courtship by Numbers. Collage, image transfer, acrylic.

Looks like I've got this down to one post a month.
New work from Linda's House of Crafts:

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Ahhhh the decadant life of the Unemployed. The big questions being: Can I finish off this half gallon of heavenly hash before the afternoon show that I want to watch comes on? Or will it not mix too well with cocktail time at 4:00?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

been a long time coming

If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. ~Will Rogers

Friday, July 21, 2006


I feel like I'm in the tornado in the Wizard of Oz my whole life whirling up up up in the vortex and when I come down I won't know where I am. Everything will be strange and different. I'll be someplace where I have no idea where it is, searching to go back to someplace that I know.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


My camera is driving me crazy. How can it take such awful photographs? The light and color is different on each photo even though I take a bunch of photos at once. aaagggghhh.

And while I'm in the mood for complaining...Why is it that I can't get an image to transfer even though it seems like I'm doing everything correctly. They just come off with the paper.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Finally an update after all that's happened

Copper, sterling silver, crystal, tiger's eye pendant

I love how clear and beautiful the photographs are on She has a Nikon D70 (I think) Very expensive camera but beautiful pictures.How could my camera take such crappy pictures? I thought that I had found the book for it but it turned out to have only a couple of pages of how to set it up and no other info just a thick book in many lanquages.I've slowly been working on my art journal and techniques for backgrounds and transfering images-no luck what so ever with inljet transfers - but I'm still trying. Can't wait until that Claudine Hellmuth's Collage book gets here. Amazon had it ready to ship last Thursday and the post office picked it up today -SIX DAYS! Then usually it gets lost in Warren-something-or-other Pennsylvania for DAYS! not unlike the Bermuda triangle and finally it will arrive at my house. I should just pay the freaking postage for faster shipping.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Another project completed!

I had this plain white little cabinet that had been a present with bath soap stuff in it. I decided that I would paint it to match my bedroom and hang it on a wall space that just needed that little something. And Voila! There are many layers of paint colors and textures on this cabinet that my photographs just don't show.

Friday, April 14, 2006

The week from hell

My daughter and I had birthdays this week. My parents will be gone on Sunday. The only good thing about them moving is that I've been at the BEST rummage sale I could ever imagine all week. And everthing was free. I have been on an emotional roller coaster. Good thing my one brother was here. "Just let it go, Linda" was what he said to me a million times.
I would have choked my other brother if he had a neck.
So if his name was Lard Head or Lard Ass, then people could just call him Lard for short. "Lard. Hey Lard..."
I got a present. Ciao Italia. I've wanted this cookbook for ages. It looks great and explains about alot of things, like ingredients, etc.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

More photoshopping

So my plan is to learn a new Photshop trick (most) every day. (I say most to be realistic). Here is one that uses another masking technique to make it look all fuzzy. Just like the original Star Trek shows did when the camera was on any women in the show. If you don't believe me check for yourself. By the way we are at a little town right on the Mediterranean on the beach really and that is my bathing suit. I'm not just wearing any old thing that low cut.

Sicily - My Italian sisters - Francesca, Me, and Rosella

Friday, March 31, 2006

Bee gripes

So my boss just told me that he had someone else do the poster to advertise the bee class. Isn't that my job? What am I here for?
Does it seem insulting or am I being "overly sensitive"?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Another "model" photo and more

Here is a link to an outrageous 1960's motel and supper club-"The Gobbler".
"It's going to be a futuristic, state-of-the-art motel with every modern convenience from water beds to 8-tracks. The entire dining area will be covered in deep-pile pink and purple carpet. But wait - here's the best part. It will look like an abstract sculpture of a giant turkey. We'll bill it as a romantic getaway - and call it The Gobbler!"

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


I've been learning and trying some new techniques in Photoshop. One I read about here. It's supposed to make a picture look like it's a model. I don't think that this one looks like that without people but I do think that it looks really lovely. Later I will try to find some people to put in it. I took this photo of a coutyard in Rome. I love the colors.

Friday, February 17, 2006

The hat - minus the mullet

Not so good of a pic but the best for now. The "mullet" flap in the back HAD to be ripped out. I just couldn't deal with how that looked AND the ears. For those of you who need to see some guys with "mullets" you can go here. I was surprised, but there are people who don't know what I'm talking about when I make comments about "mullets".

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Items that might be of interest to others besides me

Here is a nostalgic web site: Food Timeline-- history notes: popular American foods by decade(1920-1980). Verry Inkterestting! It's amazing what people ate changed so much each decade especially in the 50's onward. Check out the 1960's SIGNATURE DISHES & POPULAR TRENDS.
Lots of fascinating explanations about the origins of recipes: examples: devil's food cake, chicken wings, Tang, and on and on. Just keep searching you'll find it.

At the 1964 World's Fair I am wondering what the designer for the food pavilion was thinking when he named it the "Festival of Gas" ?

Rhinestone Room Inspiration

An old man spent all his time decorating every spot of his house. This has been salvaged from the house when it was condemned/torn down and is now in a museum. And dang if I can't remember where I saw it. Maybe I came across it when I was trying to find N.C. Wyeth illustrations?

Friday, February 03, 2006

Other blogs and so on...

Valentine's Day card from a collage that I made for a South American Explorer Magazine cover:
(My permission to download and use as a card)
I have found some pretty unusual blogs:
The Daily Mumps
A Softer World

And this one is fun:
my house is cuter than yours

Bet you're wondering what the saying for the week is aren't you?

Saying for the end of the week:

Help pick out a saying. It's your turn! Go on.......I know you want to......

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What's happening

New knitting project to start today. Can't wait to get home. I don't know-I just saw this hat and for some unknown reason I felt that I had to own it.
I know call me crazy. I wanted the yarn in a charcoal grey heather but that wasn't possible. I don't even like cats. Maybe I can knit the ears bigger like big dog ears.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Frantic (Is this the name of an Alfred Hitchcock movie?)

I'm going to have to cut back on my Martha Stewart OD-ing (pronunciation: o - dee - ing). Over the Holidays I went crazy gathering recipes, planning, baking, making, buying groceries, cooking, and on and on. Except for one other person, twice, I was the only one sitting around looking at all of it. Very depressing and fattening. And I'm still eating the stuff from the week before Christmas.
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