Saturday, May 31, 2008
I loved this movie! It is sweet and sad and funny and just plain wonderful. Watch the trailer and you get a small clue. Michael Pitt is a Revelation to me, I had never heard of him (I know I live in a cave :-) before. He is a darling actor even if he is a youngster. Loved this movie, did I already say that :-)? Well I did :-). The last couple of days I had off I cleaned up my little yard and planted some flowers. Gardening is such a wonderful, life affirming thing, isn't it? I also worked with my clay and for the first time in many tries, I actually have something to show, well sort of, it is not done yet, but I have completed half a cup and it is standing :-). I hope to complete the last half tonight. It is taking me a long time to get the hang of this. I sure hope I can get a little faster :-), slow does not begin to cover it. I worked on that half a cup for 3 and a half hours and it is only about 3 and a half inches high, that is an hour an inch! Pray for me people :-). It is a good thing I love doing it or I would throw in the towel about now. Any workers in clay out there with any helpful tips would be welcome :-). I also had a new idea for my large painting I have been struggling with and I came up with the title of my book-"Trust Where you are"-copyright 2008. What do you think of the title? Any input would be appreciated. That is it for me today, hope you are all having a sparkling weekend. OXOXOX
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
out loud. I could not figure out how to get the actual video here,
but I have the link:
It is a very funny video, but I do think you will all agree with me
that it is the ugliest house ever, or maybe it is just me :-).
If anyone would like to explain to me how to get a video
off you tube, please feel free :-). Hope all of you are having
a great Sunday.
This great photo by Geraint Smith. Earth, clay. My life as it was has changed. I am now obsessed with clay. I would like to say that after my seven hour day working with it yesterday, that I had something to show. I do not :-). I did learn a lot about what not to do, however. I tried to do too much too soon. I used too much water and I did not get my coils even enough. Basically my bowl turned into a cup and then it caved in on itself :-). I should have taken a photo of it, but I did not think of it until now. It would have made you laugh, it did me. I think it will be a little while before my vision of what I wanted to create becomes reality. I am just fine with that :-). I am now ready to go slower, be more aware and take all the time I need. Good lessons to learn for all things. I had great fun too and I could have went for hours more, but my back and shoulder started to give me problems. Another reason to pace myself :-). I hope you are all having a terrific weekend.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
if you want to :-). Lately I have been having the most magical
things happening. Ever since I have been practicing going with
the flow and trying to stay in the moment I have been having
extraordinary experiences such as: Thinking I would call a
friend about getting together and every time I think I'll call
I get a feeling not to call, then within minutes or a few hours
that very person calls me with the same idea. This has actually
saved me a little time and it feels as if the Universe is arranging
itself around me. Other things like that keep happening and it
appears I have to do very little to make things happen. Sweet.
In other news I am getting little snippets for my book. I feel I
am becoming more inspired to finish it. But first the clay. I have
had no time all week to work on it, but tomorrow I do and I
can't wait! I have reserved the whole day to play with clay.
I plan on not even getting out of my pj's all day. I may comb
my hair and brush my teeth, but little else besides play :-).
I am hoping to have something to show you soon.
I think that is it for today. Have a lovely Thursday.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
4 Things I did 10 Years Ago -
I moved to New Mexico from San Francisco.
I learned to drive.
I grew my hair long.
I met one of the love's of my life.
4 Things I did 5 Years Ago -
Changed my style of painting.
Started working at the best job I've ever had.
Met the other love of my life.
Started drawing again.
4 Things I did Yesterday-
Watched a movie.
Finished a book.
Talked to friends on the phone.
Organized my work room.
4 Tv shows I watch-I don't own cable, so I get no television where I live, but I have rented;
Six Feet Under
4 Things I Love to Do-
Run with my dog.
I won't tag anyone, but feel free to do this if you want.
Have a wonderful Friday!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
facebook, or somewhere, not here. I know people
are busy, I am hardly here myself :-). Do other
people get worried when their readership goes
down? Is it only me? It is true I tend to want more.
Always more. More readers, more comments, more,
more and more :-). I think it is because I am a bit obsessive.
Not a lot obsessive, just a bit, so don't get worried :-).
Other things I want;
To see the ocean, soon.
To love and be loved.
I want to go to Paris, London, Africa and Alaska, and I want to
go this minute :-).
To finish my book and get it published.
To be able to quit my job.
To buy a house.
To be 10 pounds thinner.
To run faster.
Okay enough of that, just had to get it out of my
system. Oh, I also want my family, friends and
animals to live forever :-). Also world peace.
Now I really am done. Oh, I forgot-free health care
Hope you all are having a great week wherever you are :-).
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I wish this was me right now. I miss the ocean and the beach so much I could scream. That is the only thing about living where I do, no ocean, no beach :-(. This beautiful photo was taken by Geraint Smith. A lot is going on in my brain right now, so for this post I am just going to ramble a while. First, a wonderful thing happened. Saturday I went to a friend's house and while there I met a man and woman who where also visiting. He is a retired veterinarian. I told him about my cat Mr.B and he offered to come over and look at him. He also asked to see Mr.B's blood workup I'd had done, so I had it faxed over to me. It took him two minutes to figure out what was wrong. His kidney's. They are just a little off, but he is losing weight so as not to make them work so hard. His weight loss is a good thing :-). He told me to get him some KD and to actually feed him (and my other porky boys) less, not more. So the food bowls are put away and my cat kids are really mad at me right now. I don't know how my vet missed this, but I am very disappointed in her for doing so. Mr.B has just bought about four more years and I could not be happier :-). Mystery solved. I felt so blessed last night after I heard this news. I felt like an angel had sent this man out of nowhere to help me. Life truly is magical. In other news I have had an inspiration to work in clay and make some pottery. I will do this in all my spare time :-). I am very excited to translate what I do in painting to clay. I will have to take the finished pieces to a woman in town to fire it for me, but that is very doable and she does not charge a huge fee. I can also do glazes there. Learning something new, I have always wanted to do, it is the best :-). I will start out with a bowl and plate and cup for myself and if they turn out I may start offering some of the pieces to you :-). I am going to attempt to get the clay in the next couple of days. I will let you know what happens. That's it for today. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Photo by Geraint Smith. Poem by Mary Oliver:
Mornings at Blackwater
For years, every morning, I drank
from Blackwater Pond.
It was flavored with oak leaves and also, no doubt,
the feet of ducks.
And always it assuaged me
from the dry bowl of the very far past.
What I want to say is
that the past is the past,
and the present is what your life is,
and you are capable
of choosing what will be,
So come to the pond,
or the river of your imagination,
or the harbor of your longing,
and put your lips to the world.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
to soon to tell, but I feel like something did happen.
Something shifted. He said part of the problem was
that I brought Max into the house almost two years
ago and he picks on Mr.B. I already knew that it
was a problem, but I had no idea it was causing
Mr.B to get sick. Anyway I am going to watch Mr.B
for any difference and I will let you know if I see any.
He also did a bit of work on me :-), he said my left
and right brains were out of balance, I knew that :-).
I feel a little light headed now :-). Have a great Thursday
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
these as much as the slightly bigger ones I did last and posted
here before the show. For what I am doing I need a bigger surface,
but the little 4"x4"'s were fun to do and I can sell them for cheaper
than the others. It was worth a try. I won't be doing anymore this
size. I have a big 47"x47" board waiting for me to finish and I will
either do that next or work on the book. Today I am doing nothing.
I should be cleaning, but I feel to read the day away and that is
what I will do :-). I am reading "No Country for Old Men", since
I loved the movie, I had to read the book and so far it is exactly
like the movie. I hope you all have a lovely Thurday and that
you are all doing exactly what you want to be doing too.