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Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Corny I know, but I am starting off November with fresh goals, and a big one is to blog a little more regularly. I am still on the fence about Blogspot or Typepad, but I have created this blog Lisa Call with Typepad.
Both services are very similar and I am trying my hardest to determine which one is easier. Blogspot is free and a lot easier to get to the HTML code, but I love the photo albums with Typepad so for now I am going with that.
I had thought about going with Lisa Marie Call, but my mother only uses that when I am in trouble and it was long...so I have skipped over to TypePad. Stop on bye and let me know what you think...do you have a preference - www.lisamariecall.blogspot.com or www.lisacall.typepad.com. My only little vote this week!
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Nelson Henderson
Posted by Sweet Petunia at 10:40 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I know I know...it has been a while, but trust me I think of posting often. I just have been running since I got back from Art & Soul. I didn't take any pictures, but it was soooo nice to see some of my former students, friends and meet all my new students. I drove home on Tuesday morning with the sun shining and my heart was full to the brim. These retreats create such joy, and I just love the energy my students create. Pure Enthusiasm! If you were in one of my classes and took a picture of your project and posted on a blog...send me a link I would love to see it.
Here is Marie's finished bracelet from my "Fusing" class.
What can I say...I love mary janes...fancy ones, comfy ones, sporty ones. I purchased these shoes on my one free day at Art & Soul...I was sad that the one class I signed up for was cancelled, but so excited to do a little shopping in Portland. I purchased these based purely on color. Hopefully they will be comfortable..Danskos are suppose to be good for your feet right? I saw a pair of georgeous blue boots in the shop window, but they made my feet look even larger than they already are....so when I saw these...I had to have them. I am trying to save the economy one pair of shoes at a time. I can justify just about anything don't you think?
I am a mom first and foremost and everything on my schedule comes after that except for you Jeff! Soccer season is almost over and this was the first year of having both girls on official teams with games on the same day so it was a little crazier than normal. My oldest daughter's team will be in the play offs tomorrow and then we'll see if we have one more game. Then we are on to basketball.
So if you cruz the blogs and visit blogs that the owner posts regularly be sure and drop them a line saying how much you enjoy their blog...because they are all my heros. They make the time to connect with us and share their stories.
I'll post a little about ArtFiberFest and my new addiction soon!
Posted by Sweet Petunia at 5:08 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
So I have posted about this before, but I will post about it again...Bloglines is a life saver. You can add blogs you watch to your list and then check it to see if they had a post. If you read my blog and get irritated that I have not posted in a while, I strongly suggest you look into it. Instead of surfing all my favorite blogs to see if they have posted. I just go to my bloglines and can see a list...a very long list and then it indicates if they posted. I click on it and I can see the entire post or go to the site. How cool is that?
So I went to a the Seattle Bead Society bead show last weekend and got these lovely beads made by Cynthia Troops and Dan Adams. He makes the glass beads and then she puts the enamel on...aren't they wonderful? I got their late on the last day and you should have seen the other ones that had already been sold. To quote styalist Rachel Zoe..."I die". I sometimes get sucked into crazy reality shows...sometimes just because I can't believe people really behave that way. BUT I got to see some great stores with vintage dresses and lots of pretty accessories. So not a total waste of time.
When I returned from the bead show I found this little guy...isn't he cute? So what is a mom to do? I have got to be more specific when I leave the house for an extended period of time or who knows what I might find. I do think Jeff might be at his max capacity for pets, but I have made it perfectly clear that we are not getting a pygmy goat. I thought I was pretty clear about the bunny, but obviously not. Lucky for everyone he is soooo cute.
So here is the chicken house Jeff built...I think their original plans where to make it rather "barnish" and paint it red, but that was not my vision. I think it turned out cute...so now the chickens have a home with a nice dry run. Never mind there was a trip to the emergency room for the builder. I tell you things can be pretty comical around here.
Here are my girls...now we wait for eggs...just a couple more months. Can't wait to see Lilly's blue eggs.
I am sorry this post is all over the map...but I have started teaching at another local bead store and gearing up for Art & Soul in Portland and have had no time to blog and I hate to say that I probably won't be back for a couple weeks.
So wishing you peace for now.
Posted by Sweet Petunia at 4:16 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So Jeff wanted to use my Ipod the other day while he was going to work out on his bike. I probably should have warned him that most of the songs are kind of mellow. Well after his work out he handed me my Ipod saying "none" of the music was upbeat. Can't imagine how he wasn't inpired to bike faster by the music from Pride and Prejudice.
I don't really workout to my Ipod...but after his comment I thought I would add some less dramatic music and this song makes me laugh and bop around the house like a school girl. My 12 year old didn't know what to think of this music...her eyes were wide like I had really lost my mind this time. Who doesn't like "The Love Shack"?
Posted by Sweet Petunia at 7:47 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
Summer is a crazy time around here. I have a camera card full of images to share, but just a few at a time for now...as I have much to do now that summer is almost over and deadlines are looming.
I returned from a wonderful family vacation...you will notice a ton of old faded rusty parts. My card was filled to the brim and most where close ups of items with great patina. Most people I am sure were wondering what on earth is that girl taking pictures of? I was up close and personal with rust. If you are reading this...you probably understand.
There were many local towns with lots of rusty old equipment and memorabilia from years ago. Sad actually how things have changed in some of our farming communities in Eastern Washington. I love apple orchards! Not sure if it is the color or symmetry I am drawn to, but I would love an orchard. Then I could be a really farm girl. I'll have to share my chicken pictures another time for my little chicks are almost full grown now. Just like my girls...all too fast.
Here is one of the old town museums...actual buildings that exist in a practical ghost town.
Posted by Sweet Petunia at 2:38 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am on Ebay restriction for a while. I wanted to get a couple dolls to use in a couple of art projects and before I knew it I was in over my head. I set my max bid really high thinking no one will bid it up that high, and they did. So now they are keeping me company in the studio, but I will have to sell a few because I can't keep them all.
I have a mix of broken and perfect ones, but I love the ones with the imperfections. Kind of like us don't you think?
I have lots to report from the PMC conference, but that will have to wait until I have more time. Let's just say all the buzz was about the new Bronze Clay available now at Rio Grande. It is far more affodable than PMC and some georgeous patinas. I have already sketched out many new designs...using the two metals and can't wait to get to work.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Posted by Sweet Petunia at 6:54 PM