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Monday, October 31, 2011

World Wide Tipping Point

I have added a counter to the right for this site\movement. You can check out the site here
I am pretty well buried getting ready for an art show this weekend, but will listen to some of the talks later in the week. I was either 11,979 or 11, 980 (not sure which)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Flash Mob at the NM State Fair

I finally found out where the video was for the flash mob!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pinterest and fabric tape!

I get so lost on pinterest and it is so intresting. This is a link on how to make fabric tape:


check it out...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yeah I know - ANOTHER amazing TED video...

Although this man's English is hard to understand, he has some fascinating pictures and quite a funny presentation.

Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of
Publish Post
water harvesting | Video on TED.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Quinn Creative inspired me

After seeing a post on QUINNCREATIVE I was totally inspired. I took my brand spankin' new 12x16" totally blank moleskine journal and went to work. Although this is different from what Quinn envisioned, I love it and the process. Of course, being a quilter, I see it as a nine patch! Enjoy.
The funny thing is that I thought that I was at the front of the book, and it turns out that I was at the back of the book and upside down!
My words are: Nrrd, evocatuer, mother, techy, tactile, creative, artsy, spiritual, dedicated. Somehow I just could not put artist in. Wonder what is up with that?
The right hand page is things that I love. My words were kittehs, spirals, fabric, the internet, spring, fall, chocolate,  red red wine, and labryinths.

Going Green with solar light fixtures

I went to a open studios tour (Alameda Studio Tour) in Albuquerque on Sunday. It was a beautiful day, and I really enjoyed seeing all the art. I had been invited to the tour by Paula Garvanian, who is a master gardener, landscape artist and solar artist. She takes discards, lights them with solar panels and creates the most amazing outdoor light fixtures.
I bought this small light for my balcony and love the ambience it gives off. The pictures do not do it justice, but here goes:

She has all kinds of concoctions, all sizes and I love them all. Leave a comment if you would like to contact her.
I plan to buy more of these little gems (this one is about 8" across and about 10" high overall) and was only $21. What a deal!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

What a Sunday

Great Sunday, I went to a forum on what to do with our church mural as we build a new building, then went to the service and found this in the Order of Service (at First UU)

Affirmation by William Henry Channing
To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not repspectable, and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quitely, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.

When I got up this AM and saw all the balloons in the air, I knew it was the anniversary of my father's death. We came out of the hospital after he died and the whole sky was filled with beautiful balloons. That was the first time I saw a mass ascension. It was breathtaking and will always be associated with his death. It has been 18 years, and I still miss him!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Maybe not Fall anymore

This is what I woke up to this morning. I was puttering around and glanced out the window towards Sandia Peak and it was covered in snow, way down the mountain. No snow at my house, but pretty close!
We have had more precipation in the last month than we had the rest of the year!

I was inspired by a post on Quinn Creative to create a wavy lined nine patch, and fill it in with your attributes (only positive, not negative) and then journal about them. I took it a step further in my huge moleskine journal (blank until now). I had so much fun on one page that I put things that I love in a nine patch on the facing page. It was kinda strange, as I thought I was using the first page, but in actuality, it was the last page... so many of my words are not right side up, but I do not think that matters. Here is the beginning of the coloring process.

My words are creative, artsy, techy, nrrd, mother, evocatuer, tactile, dependable, spiritual. . I had impatience (which is very negative) so I took it out and put in the evocatuer. It is a very interesting process and I will post tomorrow when I have finished coloring. My Loves are Kittehs, the internet, fabric, spirals, labryinth, chocolate, red wine, fall, spring

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Joanne's Haul

A local Joanne's is closing (there are three in Albuquerque) and I stopped by there. They had 50%, 75% and 90% off. If you live in Albuquerque, go before Oct. 6th, as that is the last day. Of course, they didn't have that much left, but a lot of stuff (buttons for 10 cents, ribbons for 25 cents, fancy yarn for a dollar, and a HUGE flower pot for $10) Anyway I bought all of this plus the flower pot for $28. Can't beat that!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Finish this Book by Keri Smith

I just ordered "Finish This Book" by Keri Smith. See below if you want to order your copy!
The premise is that this unfinished book needs to be finished. This is the starting page, don't you love my purple fingerprints? Since I had a variegated purple to blue ink pad, I figured why not purple fingerprints??
This is a sign that you are supposed to post so the people around you know you are seriously pursuing a great task. Since my two cats can't read, this was a little unnecessary, but I made it anyway!

The decision here was Option One - put the book on a shelf or give to someone who might continue with finishing the book, or continue -Option Two. I chose Option Two

Ponder this...

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. Jimmy Carter