Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Back again

Well, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. So many things have happened: I got a new day job at the same company back in June. Better pay, better boss-but then she quit. Getting busier there so I enjoy my time off by jumping into my art with more fervor.

My boyfriend and I are about to buy our first home - a town house in Issaquah - nice area and about 10 minutes from my sister's house. This has been quite an experience in itself...

Went to Art Fiber Fest, which started on my birthday this year and was in Port Townsend for the first time. It was awesome and I met a new friend Angelica from California.
This photo is the view from my sister and brother-in-law's condo on the Oregon Coast. It's beautiful!
OK, take care and I'll see you again soon.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

I'm published!!

Last year, for Art Fiber Fest 2006, I participated in a quilt square Swap, hosted by Shari Beubien. She gathered all the quilt squares from the participating artists, swapped them around, and created these wonderful wall hangings then sent them back to us. She also kept 4 of the hanging with her and mailed them off to Quilting Arts, Cloth, Paper, Scissors gals and guess what?

They published them in the current issue!! It had been so long I had forgotten she sent them to the QA/CPS folks. I was thumbing through my new issue (May/June 2007) and turned the page to page 62 and screamed!!

There were our lovely hangings in all of their quilted glory! On the facing page, they featured close-up pictures of the the beautiful square from Deb May and Suzanne Simantis. Then, I turned the page again and they had done a close-up picture of my square! I was so excited!!!

A big-huge Thank you to Shari for hosting - this is truly the best swap I have ever participated in. She put so much hard work into the swap itself and everything involved in getting them published.

Yummy Breakfast!

Collin and I found this wonderful cafe in downtown Bothell, on Main Street called Alexa's Cafe. We stopped in for breakfast today (Sunday) and had the best time. The service was friendly and prompt, the food was fresh and delicious and the prices are excellent. Collin ordered the Queen Anne Scramble and I had the quiche of the day, which was bacon and cheddar cheese - yummy! We left fully satisfied and not over full because you can order half-orders of many of the menu items, including the scrambles -which is perfect for us! I forgot to take pictures as it started raining just as we left, but follow the link to their web site and they have their menus and hours online.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Kangaroo Farm!

My friend Linda told me about this Kangaroo Farm in Arlington, WA, while I was at her house for a recent play day. So, I decided to surprise my sister and 9 year-old niece by taking them up there, with me and Collin of course, for a day at the farm. What a blast! They have Lemurs, Llamas, and Alpaca, an Emu named Charles and of course, Wallabies and Kangaroos - the best part is you get to pet them all except fort he Lemurs! They also had a bunch of Peacocks (2 breeds), beautiful chickens, turkeys, and some exotic Asian Pheasants in cages.
It was a beautiful sunny day too! My family was surprised and we all had a fantastic day! Ray, our tour guide, was so friendly and knowledgeable - a 5 -star day all the way around.
Here's the photos of this spectacular trip...I filled up my digital camera!

That's me kissing the llama Mr. T-he was actually very gently taking a snack out of my mouth!

If you look closely at the photo of the lemurs, you can see my reflection in the window-I didn't plan for that, but sort of like how it came out.

Anywhoo - enjoy!



Friday, April 13, 2007

Taxing weekend

Well, only because I have waited until the very last moment to complete my taxes!
I'll be crunching numbers this weekend but will reward myself with some art time once I am done!
Here's a goody for you to enjoy in the interim...



Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Yes, I'm still alive after ArtFest 2007...

Well, it's been how long since I posted??
My life has been busy for sure-I am so envious of people who blog daily or even weekly! I'll get there I think...just takes practice.
So, what have I been up to? I'll tell you...
I participated in 4 fat books for ArtFest this year - Fabric (4" x 4"), Paper 4x4, Paper 4" x 6" and Bee's fantabulous ATC Fat book! These are absolutely my favorite mementos of the weekend.
I also went to the beach journaling party for the first time - so cool! Judy Wise thought I was bartending and tried to pay me for a beer! I could have made some extra $$ but knew it wasn't right-I couldn't believe she just went to grab her wallet when I told her they were $3.00 - HA! I also met some cool journal artists - Penelope, and Dianne from Long Island. We had been emailing each other and ended up staying in the same dorm (225) and same hall! (40's upstairs). I enjoyed her company and her journals are so inspiring...check them out!

Here is a valentine I made this year...just a little goody to look at until I get my ArtFest photos uploaded.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Hello and Happy New Year!
I've been busy making art for swaps and designing some new stamps. I'm not precisely sure when they'll be done and for sale but I've got some cool sketches to use as designs.
I've decided that I will make more art for myself this year and discover/develop my personal artistic style.
I have this bad habit of "thinking Lack" - lack of time, money...as in, " I don't have enough time to finish X," or," I don't have enough money for Y." This is one of the major roadblocks to reaching my goals and is on all of my personal development study programs - your thoughts determine your reality.
I am going to change my thought patterns from thoughts of lack to thoughts of abundance - this should help bring about some positive changes I am expecting in my life.
Have a prosperous and abundant day!

Artfully yours,