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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Flowers for my Brother

I took these flowers to church in honor of my brother's birthday. He would have been 69 this week, and even though he has been gone for 27 years we still miss him...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Glass Graveyard Class at Off Center

Lindy Hurst gave a sold out class utilizing found objects from the semi-infamous Albuquerque Glass Graveyard at Off Center. Pieces will be displayed in a show titled "Glass Grotto" at Off Center in February.
Class working away with recycle-upcycle items gathered by Linday Hurst

My friend Roberta's Virgin on melted glass, this is so gorgeous and she is not through with it yet...
My two pieces, the top piece is on something made of metal, very light weight, but it looks like an iron! Really strange, but it really spoke to me and it is ready for the show, just needs a title. The bottom piece is a work in progress, probably to be titled Princess.
If you are out and about in ABQ Friday, Feb. 3rd, stop by and see the show at Off Center, 808 Park Ave, just off of the traffic circle.

Aethism 2.0 - Wiki??

I was an agnostic (step cousin to atheism) for many years before I discovered Unitarian Universalism, but this talk speaks to me..

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Interesting Ted Talk

I did not know about the yellow dots on printers...

Sunday, January 22, 2012


OK, my life as suddenly gone crazy busy! Things are going very quickly and I have two shows and a large outdoor installation that all happen in MARCH!
I have ideas for the shows, but have not actually started either of them. The outdoor installation is really getting going...
here are some pictures:
 The Goddess Grove, Goddess tree in the middle and the guardians on either side
 Beginnings of Tree Crochet
 Amish Holiday apron donated by Caroline
 Dark apron in process from Ginger
 Suzanne's artist apron in process
Ginger's batik apron

More will follow as we progress on the installation, and I will post my pieces as they are created.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Catch up posts

I was so proud of myself for blogging so regularly in the waning 2011. But then the real world intruded and I had to return to work (I was on vacation the last week of the year, one of the perks I give myself every year). Needless to say, my blogging dropped off, but that is not all bad. I had two new customers that I was working with, in addition to Nia.
So, this will be a catchup post...
Lasso the Moon: it also suffered by my return to work, but I am being honest and not trying to post some previous day's pic. I got four photos during the first six days of twentytwelve. I can't guarantee myself that it will get much better until I retire (38 working days!!!).
fiddle leaf fig in my conservatory (day 7--blogger seems to have a mind of it's own about uploading photos!)
Day One Self Portrait

Day 3 Living Room Altar
Hide in plain site altar at work, Ganesh from W to vanquish my foes at work!

Book of Days, day 1-7
 Effy wants us to do a two page spread for major days, and I guess that New Years Day would be considered a major day. I did start this on New Years day, but it may take me all of January to finish it as I want to zentangle the letters, but we shall see.
I thought that I was being so clever to set my journaling in a date book style, but when I went to Flickr, I found out that my idea was not that original! Oh well. Jan. 2 to Jan. 6 are on the left, and the weekend is on the right. Tuesday was the day I had to go back to work after an 8 day vacation and Thursday I was just exhausted (tired fit the page better, exhausted was a bit much for the size of my book!)

I almost forgot- I also am on a $0 January, no unneccessary purchases: update, I have made it for the first 6 days of January 2012, but I did have a small setback. I did treat myself to Nachos from Hatch Chile on Friday, but since it is enough for two meals, I figure that I only made half a slippage.
Had an artists date last night to go to ABQ's Arts Crawl and found some great cards at an unbelievable price by a favorite artist and friend, but I resisted the temptation... My friend offered to buy them for me and then I could pay her back in February, but I was strong!! This is good practice for my retirement years!

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Thursday, and I am tired...

Long "short" week {isn't it amazing that a four day work week can be such a killer?} and tonight I am stretched out on my chaise lounge with a fire in the fireplace a kitteh at my feet and I do not plan to do anything tonight! And TGIF!
I am working with two new customers and trying to keep up with the Book of Days, so I am busy being creative, and have an artists date planned for tomorrow for First Friday Artscrawl in Albuquerque.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Venus and the Honeybees