Monday, April 23, 2012

Art Festival and Water Gardens

This weekend was the Ft Worth Main St Art Festival-one of the best i must say.  We went out there on thurs to spend our tradition opening day looking at art.  Lunch at Jake's Hamburgers, then art.  I didn't take any pictures of the booths-i'll post websites later to some of my favorites.  I went back friday evening to listen to some music and walk around again-just for the inspiration.  Sunday we headed back yet again. Can you tell i like to make a weekend out of it?  Lunch at Razoo's, more art then off to the Water Gardens.  Haven't been there since they did renovations.   

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Too Much Information

Just found out about this site:  from Pam Garrison's Blog
There is allot of information out there on us all-she tells how to go to the site to have your info
removed.  It probably gets added back months down the road so you may have to do this on
occasion.  It has too much info for comfort.  Check it out. (

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Third Time's the Charm

I've been trying to get my camera to upload pictures for over a week now-for some reason, they didn't want to load until today.  I can finally show what i have been up to lately.  First is some fabric (white cotton) that i decided to paint and stamp on to use on some "pod dolls" i decided to make after seeing some large pods in a tree recently.
Started by spritzing w/tim holtz sprays.

Stamped the white image then added the black circles.

Closer view of the fabric.

Last, i added the text in black.  When i finish my prototypes for the dolls i'm calling "pod people"  i will post them here~

Today while mowing out in the "country" i came across tall grasses that had been slept in.  If you look closely you will see a large indention on the left and a small one on the picture on the right.  I'm pretty sure they were from deer-mom or dad left the large indention and the baby left the smaller one- Don't think it shows up as well in the pictures as it did in person.  Saw tons of butterflies, a roadrunner, few hawks and baby birds who could not yet fly.  Gary came across the item below.   It now resides with my collection of "nature finds" for lack of better description. (along with my skunk and opossum skeletons)  It's about 3 feet long. 

Snake head (rattlesnake)

Monday, April 09, 2012

Trudi Sissons (Twodressesstudio) needs help to narrow down her moo card choices.  Click on her link (above) to get the scoop on how to help-and she's making it worth your while with a chance to win a copy of Seth Apter's new book "the pulse of mixed media" as well as sets of her moo cards~
Take some time to check out her blog while you're at it, her digital work is stunning.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Texas Tornadoes

Yes, we do things bigger in Texas-now officially say there were 14 tornadoes here on tues.  I sat in front of the tv watching the coverage-pretty amazing when you think about how they can broadcast a tornado as it is happening.  The most unbelievable was seeing the semi-trailers thrown through the air like nothing-and being glad my son was nowhere near here.  We just got rain in my part of town-thankfully.
  I lived through a tornado when i was in elementary school-in Hurst Tx.  Think it was 1972-hit early on a sat morning.  A section of our fence came through our sliding glass door-thankfully my brother and sister were not up watching cartoons yet as they normally were on a sat morning-30 min later would have been a different story.  I remember my mom yelling "TORNADO, get into the hallway!"  we all ran into the hall and did the "duck and cover" we learned at school (Harrison Lane Elementary) By then it had passed through.  My dad finally entered the hall and my mom said "where were you?"  she had thrown all the covers over on him and tangled him up-he had just gotten loose.  Our dogs were blown into the front yard-dad brought them into the bathroom for us to dry off when he went out to check on house and neighbors.  Our dogs never liked storms after that.  Our fence was blown over/away,  sliding glass door gone and some other damage, but nothing too major-so i think we should all be exempt from any other tornado for the rest of our lives~