Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Watching Radar...

Well it's 12:39, and we just had a pretty good thunderstorm go through. I love storms, especially when they're at night. I'm addicted to watching radar.... some big fun eh?...But really,
I do like tracking storms. I go to a cool website
called: "WONDERGROUND.COM" They have Doppler radar, and feature weather related photographs, from people all over the world. I have pictures there too you can check out.
SEARCH: "COOLBREEZE".. To see my photos.

Well, I'm excited. I just sold another piece of art on Yay me!
The one called: "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake." It was purchased by another artist that also lists on Etsy.
My friend Teri first told me about the site a couple months ago. It is a website of "All things handmade" so there is alot of really cool art, jewelry, and handmade anything there. There's no bidding, you just see something you like, and buy it! Check it out.

Teri is also an artist. She and I met through Ebay about 3 1/2 years ago, when she purchased of of my paintings I was selling. Then I discovered her amazing pottery! which I had to have, and we've been friends ever since! We've never met in person, but it feels like we've known each other forever. We talk about life, and art, and work, and art! Swap interesting artsy websites, ideas, and laugh a lot! She's going to be

reading this Blog, and think I'm just being nice.... but I hope she
knows better! She inspires me, and I'm so lucky to have her as a
friend. My turn to call you next time Teri!

She and I were discussing Blogs tonight. What are they? what do you write about? who reads them? and why? For the few I've read, mostly by artists, I did find them fascinating, giving me a little peek into someone Else's life. I do wonder though, if one day, not so far off, this will be how we all communicate. In Emails, Blogs, text messages, and cell phones. People won't actually have to meet, because they will find out everything they need to know in a Blog. ... Si-Fi?.... I don't think soooo....

Ok. I'm going to finish watching Jay Leno, then go to bed. Hopefully, I'll have a good night sleep. I deliberately avoided caffeine tonight, and drank a beer instead. The night seems to have cooled off since the storm, and there's a nice cool breeze blowing in!

Go Check out Etsy, and see more of my art. SEARCH: "ARTKISSED"
And while your there, check out Teri's amazing, funky, colorful pottery SEARCH: "OFFCENTERART" or visit her website: "OFFCENTERARTONLINE.COM"
This image is the one I use for my "AVATAR".. (Did I spell that right?)
An "Avatar" is a small thumbnail image that you put on your profile page.
I never heard that word before in my whole life. ... don't know why they just can't call it a thumbnail.. LOL.

Bless you!
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Monday, May 29, 2006

Times Like These...

I spent a relaxing holiday weekend, just hanging out
with my best friend, doing art, and sleeping!

My best friend Gloria, came over on Saturday, and we
ordered our favorite Chinese food, and pigged out!
Then later, our friend Bev stopped by with her nephew
Park. Bev is recovering from breast cancer. She's doing
well, and
she's almost done with Radiation treaments.

Gloria and I sat on the porch, to enjoy a beautiful evening. We call it having "Times like these"... a line I stole from an old Tasters Choice commercial. Do you remember the jingle?... "Times like these, were made for Tasters Choice." The commercials always showed friends hanging out and drinking coffee. Well.. that is us. Old friends, talking about the last 30 years, over and over again.

We went on the internet, to get information about Las Vegas. We're going next January, to visit her sister & brother-in-law, who just moved there. I'm so excited!
I've never been to Las Vegas before. It will be my first big trip since I went to England in 2000.

Gloria left around 4 am. I went to bed, and slept till around 12:30. Got up, showered, then started doing an art project, and ended up working on it all night. I didn't go to bed till 10 am this morning! Then I slept til 4pm. Got up showered, and started another art project. I finished them both, and listed them on Etsy. I don't know how good they are, but it was fun spending the day being artsy.

It was really hot today, almost 90!.... too much too soon! but it was a really great weekend.
So, now I'm hoping I can sleep tonight, because I'll be in trouble in the morning if I don't!

I need to stop writing, and go color my hair!
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Saturday, May 27, 2006

My Daughter the Nurse!

She did it!
My youngest baby Allison, just graduated from Ursuline Collage, on May 19th.
It was a wonderful commencement, and so exciting when they read her name.

Her degree is in Nursing, and it will be official, as soon as she takes her board exam.

Now, I can breath a sigh of relief, that I will be well taken care of in my "Golden" years.

Her graduation party plans are in the works for July. A fun picnic in the park with family and friends.

Way to go ALLISON!
I'm soooo proud, and love you so big!

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