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I am an artist in my early(yikes)40's

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Ok, I admit it I have a guilty pleasure!

As hard as it is for me to admit this, I am addicted to PROJECT RUNWAY .
I know it's hard to believe. I abhore reality TV in general. However, this show, I really like. And this is why...

I think, because I'm an artist, I can see the value in creativity. In this program the contestants are fashion designers and they have to create a garmet on the fly that coinsides with the "theme" of that days challange. To be creative at all is one thing, but to be creative on demand is quite another. These people are all very talented(well most of them) And since I cannot sew a stright line,(believe me I've tried) they all have my most humble respect!!!

As far as reality shows in general, I will conceed to watching the first couple seasons of FEAR FACTOR. Only to be grossed out like the rest of the nation. When they started doing the couples FF, I told D(my guy) that I didn't care how much he loved me I wasn't going to eat bugs for him. Or anything else disgusting. I might be a feirdo but I have my limits, and being covered in bugs, or anything else, ie fish guts, toxic waste etc. ,qualifies!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

This is a really wonderful Link!!!

Thought provoking and interesting!

Who's the biggest threat to world peace?

Hint: It's not Osama.


Monday, February 20, 2006

It's Time

I have made a decision. I'm going to live my life like I have very little time left.
I'm going to wear the jewelry and clothes I love all the time instead of just special occasions. I'm going to drink out of the glasses I save for "company" (I'm gonna use the towels too!) I'm going to start projects and plan to finish them.

I've wasted a lot of time this winter whining about the fact that it's cold outside!!! I'm going to get off my ass and start doing some stuff. Damn I'm really annoyed with myself!!! I'm going to stop wondering if there is "something interesting on Dr. Phil-he and Oprah have disappointed me as of late. I'm going to turn off the T.V. and I'm going to bundle up, get out of the house!!!

Every year I enter an art exhibit where all the artist who exhibit are handicapped in some way will be my forth year and I have about a month and a half to finish my projects. (it seems to me they moved the deadline up a month but it's my own time management issue so I'll just quit bitchin)

Have you made any decisions?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Valentine to the women in my life...My Sisters!!!

I recieved this as an e-mail and thought it was worthy of posting

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter. "Don't forget your Sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them. "Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. "You'll need other women. Women always do." 'What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. 'Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!' But she listened to her Mother . She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned: THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you. Or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Small Apology

in the past few days, I have not been able to post.
So, Sorry for that.

A few musings on Snow

It is of course a four letter word! Growing up in Georgia, the state not the county, where there is almost never snow. I am as an adult unprepared for the sh**.

But in all fairness to Mother Nature, it is not just the wet cold stuff that I'm opposed to. It's the dark days. For weeks on end the skies will darken and one will start to grow webs between their toes.

Finally, when you think that you can no longer stand it the sky opens up and it's bright and wonderful. However, it's bitterly cold and you can't go out and enjoy it without looking like a tick about to pop!

After I grew up and moved my life to Michigan, My folks moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. So instead of going to GA for the winters, I went to UT. Then(in summer of course), I fell in love with my handsome partner for life. He has a job here so here is where I now winter.

A difference in snow.
In Michigan, the snow is wet, fluffy, cold, and sticky.
In Utah, the snow is round, hard, pebbly, wet, and cold. ( Good for skiing- not that I ski)
In Georgia, the snow is nonexistent!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

ooooh James Frey you're in trouble now...

AN UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!

To my recient blog regarding A Million Little Pieces

Oprah responds to "Lies"

I'm Baaaaack!!!

I had a great time visiting with Tina (my friends sister).

Hans and Carolyn thank you for a wonderful visit. I only get to eat like that when I visit my own Mom.

The kids were very cute, Elly you need to keep dancing-you're very good!!! Benno- keep workin on those projects you have much talent!!! I really enjoied playing games with you guys!

While my visit was great, I an reminded of the words spoken by Dorthy Gale "there's no place like home"

And to Ash, lets do it again real soon, I love road trips with you!!!!