Charming goodies arrived in my mail box last week.
I got my 50 return charms from the *Oh So Charming* swap that I joined in on!
The following list is from memory, and as soon as I have some time, I will update the list.
Barbara Burkard- Pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Rebecca Higman- An amazing mirror effect charm! (I must learn how she does this!)
Carolyn's- BABUSHKA charm! What a "doll"!!!
Kathy Beringer- a charm of 3 adorable girls in a slide box.
Pat MacMicken- a funky white heart with butterflies.
Becky New- a bead dangle
Belinda Spiwak- Scrable hand charm
Sandee's- cute vintage image charm
Heather Rowley- Cool image charm
Tami Roth's- cool license plate with image on the front charm
Paula Dion's- cool book that does not really open charm.
Jo's- moon dangle.
Gillian Allen's- Mona Lisa
Face by Kate Hanson
Janie Pinterits- unusual assemblage montage
Ronnie Grundset- hairy fuzzy bobbin charm with bead dangle.
Sylvia Miller- vintage face gold dangle
Cory Celaya's- unusual disk charm
Catherine A's- bingo charm
Turquoize's -recycled painting charm
Carla Naron's- Woman charm
Dawn Seller's -light wrap charm
Betsy Zurakowski's disk and resin charm
Amelia Gill's- face charm
Joan Ellis'- Love potion #9 vial
Catherine Wegner's- plastic image tube.
Elizabeth Woodfords- poker chip
Ro Bruhn's- fun cap dangle
Katie Turner's- fishy
Deborah Jooyandeh's feather and bingo charm
Teresa Stebbin's wooden yard sick charms
Sheryl Powell's square charm
Suzi Luther's- palm tree charm
Bambi Doe Blake's- bead dangle
Jenny Gill- Money Charm
Kari Gibson- I think this is shrink plastic?
Mary Bosserman- bead and wire dangle
Kate Zamarchi- face charm
Gwynn Thoma- Rhinestone chain and face charm
Luni Ladi Doreen's face charm with halo
Susan Burgess, AKA Sanna's - R for she reads charm
Michelle Dressler's charm
Kristin Strandlund's bird charm
Margie F.'s LOVE charm
Carla Henderson's- charm stick
Vicci Henderson's- stamp map charm
Gina Louthian-Stanley's- Butterfly in a frame charm
Tina Shoaga's face charm
Monday, February 26, 2007
Charming goodies arrived in my mail box last week.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I was watching "HEROES" with my friend last night, and when the part where Hiro was about to get on the bus bound for Las Vegas, I heard a familiar voice and saw a very familiar face!
MR. STAN LEE!
I am such a fan, and although it may be a bit corny, I feel that he is someone who influenced my interest in comics.
So, I just had to look up, to confirm my belief that it was in fact him.
Sure enough, yes, it IS him!
Do you watch this show too?
I find all of it interesting.
We all have different gifts and talents... I like watching what they write for each character.
Although I think some of the gore scenes are a bit much, I tolerate it and enjoy the concept of the story lines.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Plastic bags are driving me bananas
I started singing bag songs...
I have opened and closed over 300 plastic ziplock bags today and not only am I tired of it. I am now making up plastic bag songs!
I am just exaggerating.
NOT ABOUT THE NUMBER OF BAGS- I have probably done more than 300 today as I have been at this for over 10 hours... yes I am SLEEPY! But I JUST made up the song, and have NOT been singing them all day.
I am VERY VERY VERY VERY HAPPY!
WHY you ask?
Well I just am!
I usually am!
It was sunny, and I LOVE cool weather.
The house is a nice cool temp, it smells clean here, I am very well organized, and
lots of friends have been emailing me today and keeping me company!
The man was at a basketball game in the city, so I had the house to myself ALL day long... swapping out art work and charms!
OK, I am about to go and do the 10 second tidy (you know what this is if you have kids 12 or younger who watched the Big Comfy Couch.
OK gotta run!
Singing this diddy now-
(The joy of the Lord is my strength!) ChaCha!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I am feeling incredibly great today!
Lots of snow on the ground.
The sun is shining brightly, and I feel so HAPPY.
I woke up really early and went for a walk, and had a fun adventure.
Now, I am sitting here, and I am about to go and get some zines to bind together.
I had a LONG break from working on them.
They were printed a LONG time ago, and I embellished them too.
It has been the cover design that has set me back.
Making my zine is one of my favorite "hobbies"
OK, I have to go and get to it!
I am SO excited!!!!!
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I am having a mixed week.
Some great, some good, some annoying, times.
My camera flash is not functioning, so I am not able to take pictures to post on the blog.
BUT I did find my old Hi8, so I will be filming my work, and charms, and STUFF. And then I can snap pictures of the screen, because it is already lit!
*bright idea huh?*
Anyway,I have not been anywhere special, to talk, about recently... but I have been thinking a lot and making plans.
Right now, I don't feel like blogging....
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I just got the following email from an indie director I met last summer- He is really talented---
Please check out the video about FREECYCLE that I produced for Current TV.
It features the FREEMEET in Brooklyn and a few FREECYCLE folks.
Also, if you like it you can "greenlight it", giving it a vote to get it air
on national TV. The greenlight button is located directly below the video.
By the way, CURRENT TV is national cable network founded by Al Gore - Time
Thanks for the support, and especially to those that participated in this
Yep, that is me soaked in the rain, happy about all of the awesome artistic finds! We got so many AWESOME costume jewelry pieces. Many wealthy people donate designer clothes, I got BRAND NEW DESIGNER SHOES AND BOOTS! With the tissue paper and price tags still in them! Designer dress shirts with tags, LOTS of antiques, little knick knacks to use in assemblage pieces. Fabrics, designer skirts that I will one day use for the fabric. For now we wear them! There were so many AWESOME vintage items, and we met a fellow artist that I knew from Alma Stoller's FAZ group. I am the giddy girl singing the praises of how good freecycle is for the environment. I have my hair up in a bun, my hair was so wet that day from the heavy rain. My hair is actually VERY long, it goes past my hips.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Gross food market rant, and spending the day organizing the charms for the swap, checking people's items, making sure they are sturdy, not broken.
Took a break and went to a local supermarket to get some stuff... While I was in the store, and this is a reputable chain, I found a jar of olives that had stuff floating in it. upon closer inspection, it was bacterial growth and the seal had been broken. What if a person with poor eye sight bought this?
I brought it to the customer service desk to have them damage it out- the girl just took it and made no comment.
Then we continued on with our shopping (the little gang I was with and me),,, And the next gross out was at the deli counter.
The bunch of us who were shopping were looming in front of the glass case where they keep the prepared foods and everything looked a bit old. So I had asked the guy working behind the counter how long the shelf life was for the salads etc. He said there is no set time limit. "When it looks old."
We were so shocked!
THEY TASTE THE FOOD TO SEE IF IT NEEDS TO BE THROWN AWAY DAILY!!!!
I told the guy that the food can be spoiled even if it smells fine, or if it has no funny taste.
I was standing there dumbfounded at the fact that he was/is willing to be a guinea pig.
We even started talking about the fact that people may be getting sick, food poisoning etc.
I do not order sliced meats often, and eat them even less.
Long story short... the item that I ordered, roasted turkey breast... was something that is usually marked with an expiration date right?
So on the way home we opened it up and passed it around for a snack.
OH NO! IT WAS TANGY!
It burned the mouth like a tangy bit of pineapple!
I made the child that I gave it to spit it out immediately. The kid had a cold and couldn't taste it.
What happens to the little children, who's parents serve this to them for Monday's lunch????
But what I tasted today IS A CRIME!
We drove back to the market, and got our money back.
I cannot believe this.
I live in a "rich" city and the food they sell us is ROTTEN!
This was the last good supermarket around.
I am so annoyed!
Hoping the little one who had the meat does not get a fever or worse, and I hope nothing happens to the rest of us who tasted the meat too. End of market rant-
*On to the charms!*
We have over *2000* charms being swapped in this round!
The first set of parcels are being shipped tomorrow morning.
It was SO much fun to meet many of the artists who participated with this event.
Our next one is in May.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Beau Ideal--- Have you seen it?
So, I am interested in hearing feedback from any readers of Beau Ideal Arts 'zine.
In case anyone who has seen or owns a copy, and reads this blog, PLEASE leave a comment!
What can you tell those who have not yet seen it?
What issue(s) have you looked at?
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Beau Ideal Arts is making a come back in February with issue #3.5!
Here are some of the pages from that issue.
(#3.5, is a compilation of issue's #1-#3) Beau Ideal Arts is published by 5 Finger Prints Press.