Monday, February 25, 2013

yummy cocktail hour
& dinner with some
 grilled fresh salmon
topped with avocado salsa
weekend feast

Friday, February 22, 2013

ode to ink
in my former career
as a graphic artist
all was hand lettered
& pages set up with
a Tsquare & blue pencil
i enjoyed the process
ink, pencils, rulers

today marks a week that
the office is getting some
attention to cleaning
when i came across all
the lettering supplies
i just had to stop &
do some pin & ink
kinda out of practice

pens were clogged &
cartridges dried up
when i loaded one
in a pen
it exploded!
all over my fingers
what a mess
i'm still sporting ink

then i set on the journey
of cleaning pens
rinse in cold water
never warm or hot
then soak in one cup
of cold water
add one teaspoon ammonia
soak over night
air dry completely
before reloading ink

this reminded me to
take care of my
 wonderful cross pen
Lapis Lazuli
a gift from mr.
after cleaning
a search for cartridges began
went to 4 places yesterday
no luck
doesn't anyone use ink?
came home ordered
on AmazonPrime

fingers still black
but there is just
something magic about
writing with real ink
do schools teach

this is a long post
about a very short

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

day four
clean out clean up

 vintage supplies bring inspiration
 label making needed
this afternoon
 i give this desk just
a few hours to look
this "empty"
well, empty to me

where i stand to work
could use vintage stool
but i alway end up standing

beatrix potter
she has her spot back &
a window to look out &
now i'm waiting for my friend
to come over & sit & chat
after all this work, i think it
is about the same
even though there is a very
large pile of trash for trash day

it just takes alot to bee me
often being a full time job!

Monday, February 18, 2013

this project started with
the new issue of Where Women Create
when i saw Jenni Bowlin
featured in the mag
it was a must buy
i hadn't purchased it in awhile
as there didn't seem to be
anything new &
the article about
vampires, portals to witches
kinda freeked me out
my daughter told me that
Jenni Bowlin is the
nicest person she has
every met
once Jenni came to my house
& what a wonderful time
we had looking around this
old castle of mine
she is so talented
& we have the same
love of vintage
i want my office to look like hers!
 so i spent the weekend rearranging &
throwing out & cleaning & sorting & etc
basically flipping the office
after one whole day it didn't
look any better
work in progress
i must get things undercontrol as
there are many projects awaiting
my attention
wedding, faithbook, & women's retrest
& random fits of creativity that
often get me off course

as tired as i was from this maddness
poor poor Mary
still haven't gotten over Downton Abbey
wearing black today

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

have the best blender
in the world
 last night i loaded it up with
green pepper red pepper
celery corn zucchini onion
garlic carrot parsley 
added 1/2 cup water
seasoned with salt & pepper
hit switch & blended it to a
smooth concoction of fresh

garnished with
avocado, green onions & cherry tomatoes
no real cooking involved
"went great with the steaks"
grilled just right
tonight: Jason's Deli

Sunday, February 10, 2013

many different projects
being created in
this magic space
there are so many new & improved
artist supplies on the market today
& thanks to my very talented
daughter for knowing them all
& sharing them with me
however, ever once in a while
i must resort to tools of the trade
from my "art major"
days at baylor. ..
a tsquare & metal edges are
hard to beat & i shall never
give up using rubber cement
for some things needing glue
 who could forget
the scent of this adhesive?

now on to using a glue pen
for delicate intricate gluing

bee creative!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

spring 2013
Questions from Jesus
 greeting table
with name tags
 brunch celebration
 color theme: black & white
  the cream provider sported black & white
craft each week to
add to the fellowship
& friendships made
at faithbook

what a wonderful start to this spring study
Jamie McCallum
leader & teacher 
38 ladies signed up
to join the blessing
of faithbook
friendships & fellowship
 studying,singing, eating, sharing
& praying each wednesday morning
God Bless