Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paper....and a real Jewel(l)

This photo was taken from the laundry room. I'm more than sick of the color of the walls by the way. They are getting repainted soon (right dear?). Here you see the back of Jewell "the gag" Gaynor, my friend since 1981, and her two guard dogs. I am not posting a photo of Jewell's face, as she's wanted in two states.

I have only now come to realize the depth of my love affair with paper. Any paper. All paper. Paper is such a versatile artistic tool. I have a great deal of paper, in many sizes and many varieties. And images to put on that paper....oh my gosh....LOTS! I'm looking forward to a new adventure with paper.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Malamute Moment ~

Here is Juneau, examining a bit of picnic fare near beautiful Multnomah Falls. He wanted neither the hard-boiled egg, or the sandwich cookie.....or, the water in his bowl (puddle water is so much better). He gets a bit nervous being away from home. Unsettled would be the word. I can relate.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hi Ho, Hi Ho.....It's Off to Stealth Mode I Go

I put my eBay store into hiding. A neat little feature they offer, for when you want to take a break. I struggled with the concept of it, because it's never wise to turn down sales, especially in this economy. Beyond wanting a break, I desperately need one. I have many ideas in my little idea bag, and not enough time to work on them.

I am still determined to find my niche on Etsy. It would be wonderful if I could cut all ties with "Fee-Bay," but I doubt that will ever happen.

This is a good place to say thank you to my husband, who is so very patient with me and my creative muses. He never refuses my requests for help and I appreciate that more than I could ever say. I love you Feff.

We are just beginning the process of refinancing our house. I had forgotten the enormous amount of paperwork involved. Even more so when you are self-employed. It's great when your house can work for you. That was always the goal, and tah dah, now we are there!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Catching Up

My poor blog, how I have neglected you....

Life....is good. My car accident case is settled, over and done with, finally. Physically not much has changed, but what a huge relief mentally. I'll be having breast reduction surgery in the not too distant future. Still trying to "process" that, though I know it's the best decision.

My friend Jewell visited from March 10th to April 3rd. I moped around for days after she left. She is one in a million and I love her to death. Jewell and Juneau developed a special bond. It was very sweet to watch.

I bought a couple, okay three, lots of costume jewelry on eBay. I also bought the book Mixed Media Dollhouses. Incredible....no other way to describe it. The plan is to take the ideas from the book and combine them with the costume jewelry to hopefully produce something a person might call "art."

Our neighbors are foster parents to three baby squirrels.

Hubby and son are doing well. Son will begin his driver's ed training in two weeks. Taught by a company who only employs current and retired police officers. Man oh man, that course is not cheap! I remember when you took it in school, for free.

That's about it. God Bless!