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

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Cheers!!!!!



It's time for this years Mary Free Bed Art Show

I entered, and last Sunday, Donovan and I got in my little car and traveled down to GR(Grand Rapids-approx 2hrs south of us) It was my fifth year participating in the show, and the shows' 25th year- A Silver Anniversary for the MFB Art Guild. They even gave the participating artist a lovely silver frame with the invitation for this years show-art work done by Gerald Pudlick(who I am honored to call a personal friend)***be sure to check out what MFB has to say ***

It was a wonderful event, the ladies of the Guild really go all out and make it a very special day for us(the Artist)

For those of you who are unaware, the Mary Free Bed Hospital is a wonderful facility that works to help people with mental/physical limitations caused by birth or accident/injury. I, myself have never been a patient of MFB however, I did attend The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, when I was much younger. I still remember my experiences there.

Now, back to the art show, what makes this show special, is that all the participants have some sort of mental and/or physical disability. There are so many fascinating, creative, and very talented people at this show that I am again, honored to be allowed to call them my contemporaries!!!

I am so fortunate, to have the people in my life that I do, several of my friends came down from north west MI to see my work and support me in this show, while others supported me with wishes of good luck and sending their love. Thanks so Much to: Robin, Chuck, Pat, Elaine, Renee', Deb, Paulette, and as always, to my Donovan- I love you all so much!!!!!

One other person I wanted to acknowledge, my friend Verlie. a woman who in her own right is an extremely gifted and talented artist. Take a look. Verlie also was the person who introduced me to MFB.






Saturday, April 21, 2007

Earth Day

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and while I by no means think of myself as a conservationist, I do wish to support efforts in my own meager way. The images are frightening, however isn't that the way that Americans seem to be motivated best? By fear.
A point hammered home by watching Micheal Moores' Bowling for Columbine. Which I happened to catch the other day.

Perhaps fear is the wrong motivater, maybe what we need to do is develop a helping and sharing mindset, one that encompasses the need for the things that need to get done so that the next generation can enjoy the nature and animals that we fleetingly enjoy today.


What do you think?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It's Frigging April allready!!!!

You just gotta love NW Michigan in the Spring.....


Apr 11 Today
Windy with snow showers this morning evolving to a steady snow for the afternoon. High 38F. Winds E at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snowfall around one inch.
Apr 11 Tonight
Snow along with gusty winds at times. Low 32F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.
Apr 12 Tomorrow
Windy. Snow during the morning will give way to snow showers during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of wet snow expected.
Apr 12 Tomorrow night
Snow showers early becoming more scattered later. Low 31F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

I mean seriously.....we just had Easter for cripes sake!!!
Ok I'm kinda in a pissy mood.....I'm cold, and I'm tired of it.
fractal snowflakes.....kinda cool

Monday, April 09, 2007

I'm Baaaaaccckk!!!

I know, I know, it's been a while but honestly I've got a good excuse....
well maybe not a good excuse, maybe just an excuse....
ok, ok here is my awful reason for not blogging...Hopefully you will forgive me...
My egreeous error my sin was/is are you ready.....???

Ok enough! ok here it is......I got a job! I know it's unforgivable, but bare with me cuz it's really cool!
Here's the Skinny....
Last September, I took a job as an engineer/board op for the local radio station,when we would broadcast for the local sports teams, and their events I would make certain that the ad spots ran correctly. I didn't mention it before because I didn't know how long it would last.
Well about a month ago that part of my job ended. However, shortly after Christmas-time, I started my very own radio show on Sunday Mornings 9-12. OnOLDIES 101.5 WMTE.


In addition I was made Director of Community Relations Marketing which is a very fancy title for the fact that I am now the Telemarketing Department .
So, in short(the only way I can be)


That is why I have not been in touch!!!

Now, having said that, my plan is to blog a couple times a week-or at least once a week.
My goal is to blog on day that I journal. I recently got a new (well new for me) laptop and once I get a wifi card, I'm good to go (I hope)
So until we meet again,
see ya!