Sunday, August 30, 2009

A beautiful rainy Sunday in Ga

A wonderful day to work on dolls for Magic, Mischief and Mayhem that begins in 2 weeks. So why and I procrastinating? We have to make 4 dolls and I think I started with the hardest. I am so afraid that the rest of them will be such a pain that I don't even want to start on them but start I must. I at least need to finish one of them today.
I went into my studio with full intentions of getting started and I saw this box that I couldn't remember the contents so I had to open it and put things away. Under it was another unknow box so I dug around in it and put things away. At this rate, I will probably bury the dolls and patterns that I need to work on. Any ideas of how to light a fire under my behind?

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Art of KC Willis

I love this artist's work, her fabric collages are primitive and natural. Lots of sepia and image transfers. She is having a shopping spree on her artwork if you check out this site. It also shows her teaching schedule, I sure wish I could take a class with her. Here is her incredible website so check her out, I am sure you will fall in love with her work too
"OK, so you didn't win the first $300 shopping spree...doesn't mean you can't be the name drawn in this one! I'm pretty serious when I do giveaways and this one is no exception. On September 5th I will draw a name and I hope it's yours. $300 worth of art of your choice from Lipstick Ranch. Fun.I'm gonna keep it short and sweet....write a line or two in your blog about my 2009 and 2010 workshop schedule being up and running and link to the Studio Retreats page. If you want to mention that the likes of Joanna Pierotti and Sarah Fishburn (to name just a couple) will be teaching here...go ahead. Oh and if you can't help but tell them workshops paid in full up front get 20% off and until the drawing is held September 5th those same paid workshops get one night of their hotel free here in lovely Longmont, CO....well I'll forgive you. And all of you who have already booked a workshop, here's your chance to blab incessantly about it and get in on the drawing. You can pick out your $300 worth of art in person! Very fun."

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Road Trip tomorrow!

I was asked to participate in a show in a Gallery I had never heard of. Well that is because it is in a town I have never been to so Sally and I are going to take a 2.5 hour drive to deliver my piece. We will drive through several ante-bellum towns that Sherman decided not to burn so this will be a great history trip too. We plan to eat at the Blue Willow Inn, which is an old family plantation that has been turned into a restaurant where they bring big plates of southern home cooked food to each table and every room has several tables. We will likely be seated at a table with people we don't know so it is fun getting to meet other people, many of them tourists. Then we plan to go gallery hopping and boutique looking. There is another town that has converted the very old brick bank into a restaurant. You can eat inside the vault if you get lucky. We may need to stop for another dessert there, takes alot of sugar to keep up with all the looking and walking tomorrow. It will be an art day with no art making, just gathering ideas.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Brutus the Dog

Sorry, I tried to bring his picture in here but couldn't figure it out. Let's just say this dog is really big and scary looking.

Thought everyone should know about this dog and his story.

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord. He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor.. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats. K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner .

Thought you'd find this interesting. Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!

Remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and that they depend on you to make their life a quality life!

~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!