Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
You were Marie Antoinette, the young Austrian Princess whisked off to France to be crowned Queen. Marie Antoinette suffered much oppression and hatred from the French people because of her love of luxury. She was graceful, extravagant and loved a good party! She was a social butterfly who flitted from event to event, always in the latest fashions. She faced a lonely, friendless existence in France so she made her own fun and drew comfort from her indulgence. She had a very kind nature and was a devoted mother and giver to charity, which is a side seldom seen of this famous, misunderstood Queen who was a fashion icon as well as a monarch.
Take the quiz and let me know which queen you are!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wahooo...made it through another holiday. This year I was so sick and am just now getting over a horrible cold. My poor family probably thinks the dinner and general house cleanup fairy died. But, no she is slowly coming back to life and looking around at a messy house. Time to dust off the broom and get to work. I love this time of year - actually to me this is spring cleaning time. I generally throw out what we don't need anymore and start fresh for a new year.
Artfully speaking I plan to do the same. As all artists know there is so much 'stuff' packed here and there that we cannot seem to get rid of. Some trash will be turned into treasure someday. Perhaps I just need to organize a bit? Hmmm..that means buying more 'organizing' stuff. Or... I could decide to not have a garage sale, donate all the stuff to charity and put my artsy stuff out there. (Down south garages are meant for storage...unfortunately we can never seem to fit our cars inside them. For those of you lucky few up north with basements...I just say LUCKY YOU!!)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are a Marilyn!
You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."
Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.
How to Get Along with Me
- * Be direct and clear
- * Listen to me carefully
- * Don't judge me for my anxiety
- * Work things through with me
- * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
- * Laugh and make jokes with me
- * Gently push me toward new experiences
- * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.
What I Like About Being a Marilyn
- * being committed and faithful to family and friends
- * being responsible and hardworking
- * being compassionate toward others
- * having intellect and wit
- * being a nonconformist
- * confronting danger bravely
- * being direct and assertive
What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
- * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
- * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
- * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
- * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
- * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
- * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
Marilyns as Children Often
- * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
- * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
- * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
- * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
- * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent
Marilyns as Parents
- * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
- * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
- * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
- * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I was playing around with a photo editing software on the "lady with
pearls" photo and now I can't remember which software I used. It
actually distressed the photo and put these cool corner designs on it.
I will have to keep looking!! Should have written it down. Feel free
to use these photos...don't they look cool?!!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Well...here we are at Election Day...FINALLY!! I can't wait till we are done with this! This picture is my first prompt from the Soul Journal group that is continuing the journey from Sarah Whitmire's Soul Journal prompts. This is the "Instant Gratification" prompt. I loved this exercise. As I was trying to figure out what one word to use and pull down from, I was listening to the continuous election rambling on one of the news channels and waalahh. I found this picture of the Statue of Liberty and glued her on. Then messed around with other stuff, put a glaze over the top of her and I must have used the wrong stuff...I probably dipped my brush in glue or something and she started peeling away. CRAP!!! But, I really wanted her, so I thought about it and then decided to write about her anyway and this is what I came up with.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day...go VOTE!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Well...I didn't realize just how long I've been away from my blog. Holy moly!!
I've been busy making 120 faux crocodile 4x4 pieces for a fat book swap, coaching cheerleading squad, working my butt off at work and everything else in between that I don't even want to get into.
My daughter has gotten me hooked on the book "Twilight". A lot of people have already read this book. I am almost finished reading it...and WOW - what a great author. This book is truly amazing and even now it is pulling me back into the story...having a hard time staying away from it. I'm about 2/3 finished and will probably finish it in a couple of days if I do nothing else! Then, my plan is to journal...journal and more journal about my thoughts on this book. Can't WAIT to see what that creates!!
I miss reading all of my blog friends daily passages and hope to get caught back up soon. Ciao for now my friends...
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I've learned that Gesso is my friend :D
I think I like my house now...I just need to add the people.
We were supposed to go back to our taped pages and this is what I did last night. I like the bright yellow with accents of red and blue. I used black electrical tape underneath.
Pages 5 and 6....I gessoed over what I did previously and am still not quite happy with this, so I might go back later. We were supposed to add something metal and I love the key that says "Do Not Duplicate"...really fitting for this journal, don't ya think? I (me, myself and I) cannot be duplicated!!
Tags from the Crinoline Swap...they are all so fluffy and pretty!
Friday, September 12, 2008
At Frank Sinatra’s suggestion, Marilyn Monroe kept her life inside two filing cabinets—letters, invoices, financial records, and the mementos that meant the most to her. After her tragic death, in 1962, at the age of 36, the cabinets, together with an assortment of jewels, fur coats, and other personal belongings, were stashed away by the actress’s business manager, Inez Melson. This secret trove would remain virtually unknown to the world for more than four decades, until photographer Mark Anderson began an epic two-year project of documenting it. His photographs, made public for the first time, offer new insights into the life of Hollywood’s most iconic figure.
Look at all these prescriptions...poor thing - no wonder she was so out of it all the time! Here's the link for more: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/marilyn/marilyn