Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Respect Your Crazy People

I love Julia Sugarbaker. I think there should be a book about manners and attitude written by her. (Yes, I know Dixie Carter has passed and the show isn’t on the air anymore, but damn if this character isn’t a role model for women everywhere!)

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Art, Making Art, Learning Art, Expanding Art

I really loved having Thursday and Friday off. I really needed that vacation.

Thursday my friend Fee came over and brought with her a treasure box(es) of stamps, papers, all kinds of stuff! She taught me how to make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I’ve been wanting to make these for some time but never tried. I’m bad about that, wanting to do something but just never trying. But once I got started I couldn’t stop. The Tiffany and Co. card to the left was the first one I made. I love that cat stamp. Reminds me of Lizzie. Fee calls Lizzie Lil’ Peanut Head. It’s a perfect nickname for her, she does have a little peanut head.

I really got into it. It would have been hard not to get into it after looking at all of Fee’s cards. She’s made some really amazing ones. She even made one for me. It says Los Muertos Pueden Volar, which means the dead can fly. I think it’s pretty cool. Fee’s pretty much a fearless artist. She just tries whatever and does whatever really well. But we’re very similar in the getting our butts in gear and being artists.

Fee’s a really good friend. I have to say that I’ve always been really blessed with some wonderful friends. It’s funny, too, how I meet these good friends. Fee is a librarian at our branch library. Whenever I checked out we would always chat about the books. Eventually we swapped Facebook names and became friends. Then we hired her to walk Kat during the week days. Her work schedule is flipped to mine, so we rarely get to hang out.

That Moon Pie is calling my name.

Early Morning Musings

Kat and I have been up since just before six a.m. Since I wasn’t able to go back to sleep I went to the TV. This is what I think of TV at six a.m. I know, this is intellectual writing right here.

1. There are more juicers/smoothie makers/blenders for sale via infomercials than I’ve seen on the shelves at Target. While all the blenders/juicers/smoothie makers all look the same (think Magic Bullet), they have different names. I think it’s a scam. If it looks like a Magic Bullet and blends like a Magic Bullet…

2. Is anyone actually watching “The Real World” anymore?

3. The Hills is a really stupid show. How does Heidi Montage not see what a complete douche bag Spencer Pratt is? I’m so glad that show isn’t on anymore.

4. There is more talent on “Toddlers and Tiaras” than there is on MTV period.

5. There are treasures in the pantry! I found a bag on the floor of the pantry. Not only did it contain random junk I found eight more bottles of finger nail polish! Right now, my fingernails are painted Tiffany Imposter by Finger Paints.

6. If I have time, I might add Art Your Wondering on top of Tiffany Imposter.

7. I’m hungry. We don’t have any breakfast foods in our pantry. Finger nail polish, yes, breakfast foods no. That’s how our family rolls.

There’s not a whole lot of smarts rocking around in my brain right now.