Thursday, August 16, 2012


'nuff said.

although it may not be that bad :) I never thought I'd be laid-off but they closed one of the branches of the flower shop, and it was the one i was running.

here is to new starts!

other than that no real news...keeping busy working on too many things at once ...again, not always a bad thing.

Asheville in two weeks! Birthday coming up (36! gulp!)

My Mom is moving out of her house in two weeks also..the house she moved into with my brother when my parents split 10 years ago...I know she is tired and I wish I could help her more!!! It's sad to see the things she painted on the walls and all the amazing decorating and love she put into a place that looked barren when she moved in, go away...get covered up with paint...sigh..and I know she and my brother are going to miss it. I'm going to miss it, except that now she is on MY end of town which means more visits..more mother-daughter movie and tea nights when frank goes away...and i may actually even see my darling brother!

I hope everyone is enjoying these last weeks of summer!
big hugs!
pictures of new work to come very, very soon!


Friday, August 10, 2012


It's raining. Again. So much for long summer days off hiking and working in the yard. The storms have been so bad here...on and off, and then so humid in between. Having only one room with Air Conditioning is fine most of the time ( I lived in Baltimore for years with none at all) but I do wish we at least had a better cross-breeze in the house. Everything seems so stale.

It's my second day in a row off, which is especially nice because It's time for the cramps ( yeah, ladies you know what i mean!), and I hate going to work when I'm feeling like this. But one thing it makes me do that I don't like is watch day-time television. I usually watch documentaries while I paint, but our Netflix isn't working ( I swear it was all much more simple before we got 20 different machines and remotes to run the dang television!). So! I have my coffee ( instant because I am extra poor this week), my pillow props, my heating pads...and I'm all ready to watch some morning cartoons...and all then I can find are informercials!!! Get Thin, Insanity Workout, Cook this way or that way, Wear this make-up because Cindy tells you to, You NEED this super confusing thing to clean your whatever-it-is or you're just not COOL! 
Infuriating ( they used to put these things on at 3a.m., and now they are taking over morning television).
Other options? Depressing news? Religious services in another language and...oh! Trash T.V.! Something about 19 Children, The Kardashian mess OF COURSE! , Dog the Bounty Hunter, ....

I knew how bad television has been for quite some time! I remember watching Survivor, years and years ago on the floor of my bedroom in my parents house with my ex-boyfriend...and how cool it was...I never knew how BAD it would get. And what IS our fascination with watching other people's issues on television? I have enough problems of my own...and it doesn't make me feel better to watch all of this crap! I wonder sometimes though, if it does make other people feel better about their lives? Like "Wow, these people are REALLY screwed life seems normal in comparison"...or if we're becoming such a sick society that we actually enjoy watching other people make jack-asses out of themselves or go thru pain, or eat raw cow eyeballs. At any time of the day I bet you can turn the television on and find 1. A child being abused 2. Someone cheating on their husband/wife 3. Someone getting shot 4. Someone talking about how you aren't happy until you are a size 3 or have these new longer, lusher lashes....A car crash, a shooting, a bidding goes on and on. And you know what channels I want to watch? They are the ones I would have to pay extra money for! I can't watch Green T.V., or the many National Geographic stations....

All this to tell you that MY choice this morning is a show I SWORE I would never watch..."Gallery Girls", a show guessed it...Girls in NY that think art is cute and cool and have big pocketbooks! The description actually says "...These women all share a passion for art, but are divided by their Manhatan and Brooklynbee Lifestyles...." THIS should be rich...

47 seconds into the intro and I've already heard one girls say she's completely narcissistic and wait! They aren't talking about art, they are talking about money and how Brooklyn girls wear "red lipstick, weird jewelry, wierd clothes and try to be cool" and The Manhattan girls are "all blondes and all belong to the same sorority" and..." I was obsessed with Sex in the City and I want to be like Charlotte"...This is not starting well. I agree with the girls saying "you work for free til you get a shot!" and about how cut-throat the artworld is....

Well...we will see!

In other, more REAL news....
I am painting up the finishing touches on three new panels for the Bike and Tattoo show this weekend. It's a  fundraiser for a little boy...check it out here...

And, working on a poster for my husbands band, MojoVisnu back to Gallery Girls!