Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Increments of Time!

Made a little art yesterday. My creative juices have begun to bubble. Honey at work....daughter at asleep....bed made.... laundry caught up....housework done for this week....dinner in the crock in the studio! I now have oodles of time to finally concentrate in longer increments of time. Yea! I'm headed there right now...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


"My software never has bugs,
it just develops random features."
I have been stricken with computer meltdown! I have not been able to get on the Internet in almost a week! EEEEEEK! When computers work it is outstanding....when they are broken....I am completely crippled. My "fix-er up" skills are basically fact, my desperate attempts at repair have often landed me deeper in the hole. So, with the aid of much duck tape and aluminum foil I managed to use my husbands desktop today. He is at work....shhhhhh. Remember a former post with all the parts in a muffin tin? Well, this is the end result of miscellaneous parts put together. These cute little girls are all made from vintage ephemera.
Once again volume will make them fabulous....imagine a whole tree covered in these little girls. Can't wait.
While reading this and thumbing wildly through blogs on your working computer...remember mine and all its illnesses. Amen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

World's Longest Yardsale 2009!

I am back....yea!!!! This past weekend was the World's Longest Yard Sale. Once again, I am so fortunate to live smack dab in the middle of two outstanding ginormous yard sales! My daughter's busy sporting schedule put my shopping in jeopardy...but, I managed to find a few hours free on Sunday. With minimal needed commentary, I have brought you some sights I found interesting....odd....or things I would love to purchase. You decide which one is which.... Yes, it was approximately 97 degrees outside and this faux fur was quite a distraction. Loved the mannequin! Don't forget Elvis is always ever present at any yard sale.
These shoes...or slides, as they were called in my high school days, were brand new. Loved the colors and found the brand name "Temptation" quite appropriate for the style of shoe. Hmmm.
I have a fascination with taxidermy animals. Who would want a weasel?
or a deer with its mouth revealing vicious fangs (the head in the middle)? I have never seen a deer so angry and mean. I want to always think of a deer being somehow related to Bambi....only Bambi. Do people buy stuffed deer heads from strangers?
The creativity of vendors teasing the public to stop and take a gander of their wares is my favorite. A mannequin in a bikini.....don't know.
Can't have enough photos of old typewriters. Love them.
This shell bowl looked somewhat like some type of tramp art...not sure. Very attractive in its own way.
Stack of blue suitcases....lovely!
A little table of pretties!
Yes, its Christmas in July. A mannequin in a Mrs. Claus my attention.
Enough said.
Stuff and more stuff. It was a hot...but, great day. I am so glad there was time to walk through some of the many...many booths.
School starts tomorrow! Woo hoo!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Connoisseur of Folly!

"At sixty, I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty,
but I know a great deal more about folly."
-Mason Cooley
Folly: a foolish action, practice, idea, etc.; defined by Webster's Dictionary. Not one to complain....whine...whimper.....I once again got up at the crack of dawn to take my daughter to yet another form of athletic practice. I slipped into the closet to put on my standard summer uniform (t-shirt, running shorts, and flip flops). Complete my morning ritual of brushing my hair and teeth, preparing some form of highly unhealthy breakfast and loading my car with all the appropriate sporting gear to round off the day. Approximately three hours later as I stood in line at the grocery store, I looked down to see what my feet were telling the world. In all the movement of the morning, numerous people I had spoken to, my family I had seen multiple times before leaving home....I noticed my feet were telling me the same message my head has been telling me for about 60 are inside and out full of "folly". Yes, I had on two different flip flops...and had proudly worn them for all of humanity to see. Now, I am not 60 years of age....but, I'm on my way to full blown connoisseur of "folly".
This is my latest project....obviously the product of "folly"....and sitting in the parking lot of an athletic place waiting on my daughter. The "folly" will soon be pieced together.....keep watching.
Plus, my oldest daughter, Daisy, is so tired of us all being gone.....she refuses to come inside. She only wants to bask in the sun and peak at me through the monkey grass. Yes, her own form of "folly"!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I have so missed my blogging time....but, Motherhood has certainly taken a huge chunk out of my day! School will be in session in just 10 days! My creative time will be back soon. Yea! remind us of some very creative and beautiful botanical loveliness...I purchased a $5 bundle of yummy sunflowers from our fantastic Chattanooga Market! Can you believe you can purchase this much REAL beauty for only $5? Enjoy!