Thursday, April 23, 2015

Woo hoo!

I have been having issues with ads on my blog and have been trying to iron them not to have any annoying things happening when viewing my old blog. Good grief...I'd load it to check and it would jump to an entirely different webpage for a product. If you viewed my blog and this happened, let me know. I've been "scrubbing down" the html of old trying to banish any adwear (I think that's what it's called). I checked it 4 or 5 times and that seems to have done the trick. But please, if anyone has an issue (or if this has happened to you) let me know and I will try to rectify things.

Another annoying thing was apparently flickr stopped having their cool sharing feature to plunk on your blog since blogger/google changed. This depressed me as I loved being able to upload things quickly and sort of a 2 for 1 deal (would upload on your blog). Anyway, I found out that feature is gone too. darn it. So, I will try and share links more often. I think this is why I have been so drawn to easy to share/post as well as Tumblr. Yes, I am on both. I'm still not caught on with twitter but it's fun to watch/read/share a wee bit.

My other distraction has been pinterest. Lord, that place is pure visual candy. :D I wish blogger would do faces on here...but then, again, maybe it's fine just the way it is. I've got to create some new banners for the blog but am glad I got the winter snow theme down. Of course, today we're having a pinch of snow...I wore my jean jacket and realized man, that is like wearing paper. Not good.

I need to dust off my camera and do some new photos. Nothing major to share just things I'm working on, making messes with and so forth. I guess I should be glad that it is cold as I'm getting some art things worked on.

Some super great news...I've been accepted into the Teaching certification program. Now, I'm waiting to get my classes as I have to get things ironed out with the schools having a glitch with my transcripts...which is very annoying and delaying me more than I like. I feel like I'm stuck in that play, Waiting for Godot. I know it will work out (it better) and things will be fast passed and crazy soon enough.

I've written to 1 school to ask about volunteering with their students for my working experience. I'm excited about this. I'll be subbing as well (now, that is another huge pile of It's nearly as intense when I got validated for working with the library to do passports. Eventually, it all gets accomplished...just not at the pace you want to go at...isn't that life for you?

In other works, I'm still doing my art, of course. I'm selling at a little shop close by, online and I aim to get more of my work out there/published. So, I'll be doing this as well. It's good to get my feet wet again and feel like I have something to share and say.

Well, I have things to do and I've got to do them. Just glad to have my blog bug free (I hope!)!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Took a tour of a new local shop in Altoona! Have to say, it was a lot of fun!

Today LaVonne Falbo opened her new studio and shop to the public. Well attended and full of surprises, this is a truly one of a kind shop with unique and quality locally made crafts, art and foods.  
I had a great time meeting a few people there and seeing what local artists were creating. From fun summer flip flops made from balloons, to metal works by Old Chinese

 and Country Primitives by Lisa Barner inspired crafts, everyone will find fun items!

Drop on by and take a look at some eclectic chandeliers, funky jewelry or some fun art dolls. Honestly, it feels like you've been transported to a little shop in England with the bunting and exciting art!    
Richard Edmundson plays some cool guitar at the opening  

  Cake by CakeWalk


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Some new work

Julie's Wild Flowers 2015

I made this for a competition for PSU and based it on my sister in laws love of flowers.
Today is supposed to be stormy and rainy~ April showers bring May flowers. So, I will be doing some quick gardening between the drops. Time to get my seeds into the soil and greenhouse. We went on a family walk last night and saw the first bat of the season! :D 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

some recent work

Beautiful day

It's Wednesday and the sky is clear, blue and sunny. Yesterday was gloomy and cloudy and later in the week, possible rain and maybe a little snow.

I'm feeling sluggish after a run around with the kids this AM. I should go shopping but don't feel like it and I should do more chores but don't feel like it. I could do some art but feel sluggish. Maybe a walk. Either way, I need to get going and do something.

I feel like I'm waiting constantly and it's stuff, little annoyances, stuff being dropped by other people and me waiting. I'm glad we're taking things easy but sometimes, it feels like you've got to be more of a squeaky wheel...I guess that's normal.

I'm annoyed I lost my pep after this AM. Plus, I misplaced my glasses, again. At least the dining room table is cleared off and I could either sand/paint it or else start some sewing projects. So much to do and I feel blah.

At least the day is gorgeous. Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Julie" angel

I created this for my mom and dad in law in memory of my sister in law who passed away in January of pancreatic cancer. I need to make one for me too. I miss you, Julie~

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Quote of the day

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.” 

- Rita Mae Brown


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