with fresh snow to usher in the new year
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
best buy was crazy, but i have to give the geek squad credit- they helped me figure out a way to access the data on my old computer's hard drive so that i could do the data transfer myself and not be down for 3-5 days. thought i'd need a new scanner, but we may be ok with just the new computer. which has handy spots for the camera cards right on the tower.
after downloading and reinstalling programs and finding new drivers to work with windows 7 until 11:30 last night it was very cool to wake up to winter wonderland. here's this morning's walk.....
back to the gallery tomorrow, then home to make black eyed peas to eat under the table for good luck tomorrow evening. ( don't ask me where the under the table part came from- i think my friend made it up but we have to do it anyway!)
have fun under the table or where ever you may be tomorrow night-
Monday, December 28, 2009
in the meantime i did get a little more done on this. added some intererence dots, some gesso-ed words & numbers. getting the layers going. coming along.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
i also printed some apollo transparencies for future use and drilled holes in the plexi of the bench. that piece should get closer to done tomorrow- i have (now at least) a good idea of where it's heading.
feels good to play again! and there's all day tomorrow.
Friday, December 25, 2009
i was lucky enough to see the raconteurs in austin in 2008. jack white is genius. and now i know that i really DO hear the blues on the dead weather cd.
here's to inspiration in the new year!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
yesterday, the 23rd- bright blue with puff clouds echoing the white of the snow.....
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
i'll be working on that:)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
busy at work. looking forward to a long weekend, nowhere to go, no one to see, nothing i have to do. maybe i can even make some art, remember to breathe, be thankful.....
Monday, December 21, 2009
i didn't get much art made- haven't lately between running around, mother in law's stroke (she's better and was moved to rehab this weekend) and work, but things should slow down.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
i haven't had a tree the past few years because we've been gone on or around Christmas. i really enjoy getting out all of the ornaments- lots of memories. i think that some are from sears 30 or so years ago when i had my first Christmas alone.
then there are the ones from special occasions- like the year we were in yellowstone for my parent's 50th anniversary.childhood memories- the troll makes me smile
and a wreath carrying tyrannosaurus rex from the same (given to my grandmother). it's a very eclectic tree and it makes me happy. rest of the decorations will make their way up over the next few days.
Monday, December 14, 2009
busy day at work, also got the snow tires put on. got nephew's christmas gift bought. got some cards in the mail & immediately felt PRESSURE!
i had an order for some photos, which was nice, so i found the images ( really do need to get things organized- that took longer than printing did!)
while i was at it, i printed the transparency for the bench piece- cactus & cactus flowers to transfer-
and i was thinking the plexi piece would go over those elements something like this- still working through it. the cactus itself may be too dark- will take some playing.
i like old baldy on this piece. i'm afraid to put him on just yet, for fear i will want more layers or something in that area & it will be hard to protect him. but i think if i judiciously use spray var i should be OK. i think this may be printed on a 3m transparency, tho, so it may not work anyway... hope to try tomorrow night.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
took down the show this afternoon. depressed to pack nearly everything i put up to bring back home & put in the closet. of course, my mood may have been colored by other things...... and on top if it the day was very gray....
i am normally a pretty optimistic and happy person, but there are lots of folks i know going through hard times right now. one friend's father has bone cancer and is dying, another's parents' house burned down last week. two deaths in the past months of good people, one of them only 60 years old. another friend going through a divorce. losses of pets.
reminding me to slow down, be grateful and count my blessings. and there are many.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
this from saturday's hike-
this from sunday's
a lovely snowy monday