Normally I would have enhanced this picture to show the pendant better because it has a delicate flower design, but my computer is ACTING UP!!! My pictures go somewhere I DON'T put them and can't find them, my broadband acts like dialup, and a lot of other things are not working properly. It's time to get rid of XP and get Vista or something and a NEW COMPUTER (Universe, are you listening)?This one is five years old now, and I think in computer years that's jurassic. Hmmmmm, maybe on my trip next week to CC I can gamble enough winnings to get a new one! If only, if only, I don't get greedy and LOSE IT ALL BACK TRYING TO GET MORE MORE MORE!
Well, I'll seeya later if the creek don't rise and this machine I'm illiterate about cooperates! :) Help......I'm being swallowed by a Vivitron!
The Rockin Girl Blogger Award on the sidebar came from Violette. This is just my lucky day!
Notice the World United Bloggers Logo.....more about that later. It's a GOOD thing!
I sure hope I can get some art done today. I dunno. Maybe a slump here!
I had to post this. It's a card I got in the mail from Savanna (most of you know who she is). A sympathy card she made. Top photo is back and front, next photo is both sides of inside. It is so very precious, I cannot even express how heartfelt this is and how much I am touched by it! A child like this is certainly a wonderful reflection of those raising her! This is something I will treasure forever!
The other picture is an ATC I received at the same time from Mz. Ninnie. It's all glittery with angelina fibers. I am so pleased with it, but I hafta say, Mz. Ninnie, that your wonderful artwork pales in comparison to the angelic work of that little lady! :)
This (below) I painted on a straw purse I got at a second hand/antique store last summer. I don't think it has ever been used. I've been waiting to figure out something to do with it. At first I was going to embellish with 3D items, but the other day I decided on paint. I used acrylic, then sparkle mod-podged it, then a light spray with clear acrylic. I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think? I do appreciate honest critiques!
I am making some "Good Luck" dolls. They are dolls made with stuff I have just lying around and need to do something with. I made three polymer clay heads, glued them to Cassia sticks, and this is the first finished Good Luck Doll. She is made with raffia for her body, her skirt is rose petals glued one by one (thanks Redhead), and her white top is some of that sparkling yarn I needed to find a use for. (I have MORE...sigh..) She has a little tag about good luck. I'll be making more of these with different "stuff".
But today I have to go to the dentist! Aaaiiiieeeeeee!!!!!
OK OK, the new car! If you look on my sidebar and see Dr. John in the link list, go to his blog (The Fortress), the FRIDAY post, and you will see a picture of my new car that I won. I am so excited and lucky! It's true! I really did win a car!
Honest! No joke! I did!
Now for another story that really has me fuming, and this just happened a few minutes ago! I belong to an on line group of bird owners and when anyone has a problem they ask for help, and someone with the same kind of bird is always willing to provide friendly help and advice. But this time, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr, a DUMB lady wanted to know why her blue and gold macaw was plucking, and had ALREADY plucked all of his gold chest feathers and was starting on the blue ones. She said she called a vet that does house calls but he had not shown up yet. WHAT???? House calls? Already plucked all the gold? What is WRONG with this woman, that she would let this go so long before she tried to get help, before she even called a vet, and perhaps not even an AVIAN vet! She said a friend told her to spray the bird with something that tastes bad but that didn't work! WHAT??? I asked her how she would feel if someone sprayed her with a foul tasting liquid if SHE had a nervous problem! Then she said she was afraid of the bird. WHAT? She won't touch it because she is afraid of it?? WHY does she have it? Well, I told her to find a certified AVIAN vet, told her the name of the drug that can help if it isn't too late, and then asked her why she waited so long to seek help, that it may already be too late if the bird has already destroyed the feather cells beneath the skin. Then I told her she needed to find a rescue place for this poor creature, because she was not qualified to take care of this bird. Yeah, I did that. I was not nice to her. But nice doesn't save animals that are living with people that don't know how to care for them, and wait til the damage is done before they ask for help. And if those of us who care don't stick up for them, who will? I'm trying to cool down! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Before we were a totally free country, we were part of the British Empire, occupied by British troops, paying our tax monies to the British Government. (I love all you UK friends of mine-don't forget that! This is merely a sort of history lesson!). So the Colonies revolted and started a war for our Independence. The American Colonies wanted freedom so bad they even got the French to help us defeat the Brits. It was called the Revolutionary War. Remember your history lessons?
So, while we are out there exploding all the brightly colored SKY ART and eating our ribs and burgers and having fun, and thinking how much we want all our troops home, let's try to remember our roots, and think a little about our founding fathers. I for one am grateful to those Colonists who, over 200 years ago, wanted their freedom. Because they passed it down to me.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
.....and it's POURING down rain here!!!!! :)
Last week when I was feeling so anxious and funky, this may have been the reason. You think??
The pics were taken in my yard. I felt like I could reach up and touch these huge thunderheads. The lightening was pretty bad but I didn't stick around for pictures of that!
I have been floundering a bit in my life, wondering why I am even here, what purpose could I possibly have, why even bother? In my mind-wandering search, yesterday I somehow was led to purchase a set of Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards and this morning gave myself a reading. I was amazed, astounded, excited, and I think my jaw was touching the floor! It was so true-to-life (and how could that even be??) that I wanted to share my reading here with any of you who may be interested, who may believe, who may need guidance, who just want some entertaining reading with your morning java. Whatever the reason, if you read to the end (I am not noted for LONG posts!) know that I appreciate you. And if not, enjoy the wonderful artwork at least. And if you want to know anything about the artwork, just ask. I have a resource of names and websites for these original lovely paintings.
And thus a new month, a new beginning, an inner search brought to a close.