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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


OK, I just spent two hours being inspired!  Pinterest has the most intersting pictures and words!
Blackberry Sage Cooler, looks luscious. Check out the site and see what I have pinned.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I mentioned the Prayer Flag Project. This is my first take on it. My Prayer is ALWAYS for peace. I will forward them to the project later this week.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Prayer Flag Project

I found this site on the internet, and plan to have an Artful Sunday to work on this, when my tribe reconvenes later in the fall!


Busy, busy week at work, and I had to work today too, so I am going to veg out tomorrow and try to do some art. I may make some prayer flags!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

But I am going to get back into posting.
Here is a quote:
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
     - All from Desiderius Erasmus

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Paper Airplane Movie

This is an inspirational movie about thinking outside of the box!

Paper Airplane Movie

Friday, August 19, 2011

Optical illusions

It is late and I am tired, but you need to check this out... amazing optical illusions (watch the videos that come up after it, and they are fantastic too!)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My VERY favorite poem

I love this poem, and this is it read by it's author Mary Oliver

Monday, August 15, 2011

Buffett's fiscal plan: A millionaire's tax

Buffett's fiscal plan: A millionaire's tax
Watch out, my liberal leanings are coming out here, but this sounds like a plan. I certainly will never be a millionaire, and I don't know anyone who will. If Warren Buffet is willing, the rest of the millionaires should bite the bullet!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies won't believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard,

Quote of the Day

"The best time to give advice to your children is while they're still young enough to believe you know what you're talking about." -Evan Esar

I worked on more cereal box backgrouds last night while I listened to a downloaded book on tape, a service that the Albuquerque Library offers. You download to your device and listen at your convenience. I find it is a good thing to listen to while I work.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

"After all, the goal is not to make art, but to be in that wonderful state that makes art inevitable. Robert Henri

An interesting video from Jan Phillips Museletter

Friday, August 12, 2011

Amazing Video -The Crevasse

there are also some other amazing street art videos on You Tube! Click here

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Christmas in August!

Merry Christmas to me! This is my Christmas gift from my sister! She wanted me to have it now, so I brought it home and put it in my garden window. Baby Cakes looked askance at it, but she has decided that it is OK (the garden window is her territory!) It looks great with the sun shining through, or at night.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Slow Motion Owl landing

Stampington and Company

Tonight when I was checking my email, Stampington and Company had a great page, well it really is 4 pages cram packed with ideas. Some of them are too cutesy for me (lots of birds...) but some of them look really interesting.

The website is here:

I love summer, and the fruit is the best! For the last two days I have had the most luscious white peaches. There is nothing better than a good peach, unless it is a good apricot, but I think that they are no longer grown. I have one more peach for tomorrow, and I am already anticipating eating it!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Flexagons -

One of the art books that I bought from Amazon was "Making Handmade Books" by Alisa Golden. One of the things that caught my eye was the Flexagon, which is a 4 sided construction (kinda hard to call it a book...) This is the first side (I could have been a little more precise on the folds)

You open the middle portion that is horizontal here, and from the way it is folded and glued, another side is displayed. This is side 2 (no particular rhyme or reason about what I glued down and color may have shown better)
Side three, with just a smidge of a gap. You can see the dog in the example above my fold.
Side 4, which is the best fold that I did. I will try again with either colors or a picture.
All in all a very interesting fold, which I think that I could use for some publicity mailings. And the book is great, available for order from Amazon in the right column of my blog!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Message from the Universe

Several months ago I signed up for a "Message from the Universe" daily email.
Todday's message was right on!

The entire world will be a richer place, Shari, once you retire and have your artistic sensibility.

We knew this when we helped you pick your dreams.

So let's get cracking,
The Universe

Some of them are just cute, but some of them are right on!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Have the Courage to be Imperfect

A small wallhanging, reads "have the courage to be imperfect". I have no problem with that! It is not finished yet, I still have to whip stitch the binding. If you look closely, you can see the pins in the binding.
We got a nice rain this afternoon, and it is nice and cool now (I have turned off the air conditioner and have the windows open, which is very rare in NM in August!).

Monday, August 01, 2011


Have you even been wandering the interwebs and seen an article, photo or offer that you wish that you could share with everyone? Well check out pinterest. I am not sure how I found it (wandering the interwebs one night...) but when you come across something interesting, you can click on an icon and set it up on your site.
Most of you know I am a quote junkie, and there are a LOT of quotes out there. If you are lazy, you can repin someone else's pin on your site (that is all that I have been doing lately, as I have been crazy busy with art and work!) Anyway, you might want to check out my site and sign on for Pinterest