Sigh. I was at an all-day Cub Scout meeting today and got my knickers in a twist over some rude comments one of the teachers made. Rude. Rude. Rude. Rude. Rude. Rude. Rude. Rude. Rude.
On an unrelated topic...I've been reading poems from this book:
If you haven't read poetry in a while, pick up this book or it's antecedent, Good Poems. The poems are non-threatening (some are almost prose-like), very accessible and very relatable. They are delicious little morsels of writing that will get into your soul and leave an imprint. Kleenex warning...some of these poems will make you cry.
How does this pic relate to personal history? It was taken at Women's Conf. a year ago. My friend Lulu and I were laughing so hard that the women next door told us to quiet down. This pic makes me think of laughter, of friendships past and present. It makes me think of giggling with abandon, with no fear of consequence, of the sheer joy of loving a friend and feeling loved in return.
Hell almost froze over today because I had my kitchen floor mopped before 8:30 a.m.
I know. It's shocking.
That little bit of housework entitled me to blow off the rest of the day. Ha. I wish. I ran errands, but I did manage to get a little art journaling done. This idea for this page came to me yesterday. I hope to work on the Art Journal Challenge prompts later tonight and tomorrow.
I've been scrapping like crazy this week...got the bug to get my China album done. So far I have 32 pages finished (I probably did half of those in the last 3 days). See, aren't the pages just scintillating??? (The pic stinks, I was too lazy to pull out my good flash. Sorry.) Don't you just want to lay down and roll around in all those finished SB pages??? No? Well, humpf.
I was in church today feeling weepy and emotional for no good reason, and an idea for an art journal page swept over me. I'll work on it tomorrow.
Just got Lynne Perrella's new book Alphabetica. I adore Lynne Perrella. Her artwork is beyond inspiring to me. I hope, hope, hope she's coming to Art Unraveled again this year. If she's coming, I don't care what it costs, I'm taking her class!
Alphabetica is pure eye candy. Lots of inspiration, and little bit of intimidation. (LOL!!) Fantastic book.
Haven't been feeling well the last couple of days, so today I made myself the ultimate comfort food: homemade scones. Scones are homemade white bread dough, flattened & fried golden brown. Slather them with butter (no margarine, please, that's just gaggy!!) and boysenberry jam, and you are in H.E.A.V.E.N., people. Heaven.
Can that be the most meaningless website you've ever visited, or what????? I didn't get to be "Emperor of the World" until I put in my first name, maiden name, and married name. With just my first & last name, my ideal job is a driving instructor. That's a wee step down from emperor, methinks.
Star McDonald's employee. *Snort.* Do you want fries with that? How about a minimum wage job, french-fry basket burns on your arms, and a manager who is a letch??
Newspaper carrier. Collecting was the worst.
Legal Dept. Scut Worker (not my official title) for Dow Chemical. I had to abstract depositions all day...ugh. Did you know that if you work in a factory and drown in a vat of chemicals due to your own carelessness, your family can sue the company that made the chemicals? If you drowned in a lake, would you sue God??
Technical Writer. Don't judge me by my current writing, I'm just not trying too hard.
4 Movies You Could Watch Over & Over
Pirates of the Carribbean.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Harry Potter movies.
4 Places You Have Lived
Terrington St. Clement, England.
4 TV Shows You Love to Watch
Prison Break (yeah, it's lame, but fun to watch if you don't think about it too hard).
I've been almost art-ing today. Getting ready to do the first two art journal prompts for Shimelle's 2nd Art Journal Challenge. I have my first page gessoed and I'm killing time while it dries. Shim asked everyone to post a pic of some of their art-ing supplies. Here's mine:
Sweet Carrie asked about my art journaling...I like to use a wire-bound book that has heavy-weight paper. I usually use 8x8 or 10x10 pages...I buy the journals in the scrapbooking sections of craft stores (M's, J's). I rarely write directly on a page with a Sharpie...usually I gesso & paint first (acrylics). Often I add layers of tissue or other papers with gel medium. Then I write with a Sharpie or any other pen that I can find on my desk. If a pen bleeds through, it just means you have to add more layers to the next page. :)
I've done nothing today but scrapbook and almost-art-ing activities. Laundry, dirty dishes...they can wait, right?
That's kinda funny in a too-close-to-the truth sort of way. The more I think about it, the more a bunch of my unresolved issues from adolescence rear their ugly, orthodontia-ed heads. Darn you, Blogthings.com.
It's the new year, rah rah. I haven't set a single goal or resolution, or even given it a thought. I'm still recovering from "the holidays"...and the three birthdays and the anniversary and the money flying out of my wallet like a bat out of heck. So, off the top of my little ole noggin, here's what I'd like to accomplish this year:
In general: exercise more, read more, eat less, "art" more, cook more at home, eat out way less, take more pictures.
To do: get my bike fixed up (haven't touched it in..cough...10 years) so I can ride w/ the kiddos, go on photo field trips with Sher, spend more time with friends, write in my journal(s) regularly. Oh yeah, and blog more. Woot woot.
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