Tuesday, January 29, 2008
i've been a little stressed out about Tucker who gave me such a scare the other day at school (all is fine...)- but it really affected me and put me in that "worry" mode about him. For those of you worriers out there, you know how stressful those feelings are. also, the heater on tucker's new hot tub is not working and when i called the company they told me they went bankrupt! jeff's truck won't start and my less than 7 month old tv died! what's next? i'm also working on this valentine's charm swap, which, quite honestly, i will be glad when it is over! just way to many people to keep track of (50 participants). i can barely remember if i had lunch, let alone juggle all that info! can't wait to go to the post office with 50 priority mail bags! and i have to pre weigh them before i go to make sure they are all under a pound (because they paid the $4.60 under a pound priority rate). people sent different bags, boxes, etc. not much continuity. just hope i don't get that grouchy mail guy!
but anyway, i just opened my email and recieved the nicest note. i have to say, "it made my day".
Sent by JoleeJane on January 30, 2008: Hi Keica-I had to write to tell you how amazing your art is!I noticed you had a blog so I went and checked it out, you are truly gifted.I love working with some of the same materials you use- I just cant get enough sometimes;)anyway thought you should know you are admired from CaliforniaJane
huh? am i right? how nice was that?
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|What Kecia Means|
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
Monday, January 7, 2008
I decided that after Christmas i wanted to do a little more organizing of my studio and make better use of my space. I'm always tweaking stuff like this and each time, it gets better and better. so my idea this time was to empty this one drawer in my studio that was crammed with fabric and such and create a little sewing niche. the sewing niche was in my walk in closet, but it is quite cold in there during the winter and hot during the summer, so i don't like going in there! so by moving a few things around, i brought my sewing machine into my room (it's like a little side room off my bedroom. i have a rattan screen separating the area, so i don't really see it at all. then inside my closet i set up my ironing board and a vintage suitcase and am in the process of ironing all my fabric, which will then go into the suitcase. this way when i need something, it is nice and neat and accessible (not crammed in a drawer!).
yesterday morning i woke up to this scratchy, flappy noise on the roof outside my window (remember i like to keep my window open when i sleep). at first i didn't look because i assumed it was squirrels running around as usual. then it kept getting louder and weirder, so i took a peek. what a surprise! there were 8-10 European Starlings (black bird with white specks) out there. they were taking baths in the gutter which still had some water left over in it. it was quite a sight watching them! so i got up to get my camera, but unfortunately when i came back they were gone.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
My husband and i (and Kirby) decided to take a walk over to where some new construction is beginning. That lot has been trees ever since we moved here in 1995, so it is really sad to see them coming down - to make way for over sized, no personality, ugly mcmansions; to be filled with 3 car garages with Humeers and Escalades. the state is crowded enough as it is, but let's build more houses! at this point, i don't know where the deer will go from here. maybe they'll head to the quarry area behind my house.
but anyway, we decided to go look around to see if we could find any nests. we looked in the trees that were taken down already and we went through the trees that were slated to go down next. we ended up finding 5 nests - and i'm sure there is plenty more! I was happy to remove them from the carnage of bulldozers and fallen trees.
My favorite mixed media artist, Karyn Gartel, of The Altered Diva, http://altereddiva.blogspot.com - is going to be teaching again! She said she wasn't going to be doing any teaching this year, but lucky for us, she changed her mind.
She will be teaching in Wisconsin at a new retreat called, "Raven's Nest Art Retreat" Isn't that a great name? The retreat takes place in October 16-19, 2008. Take a look at the website to see her classes and the other teachers you will find there. http://www.raevns-nest-art-retreat.com/home.html