Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blogging Break

Hey!!! I don't know if you've noticed but I'm having a bit of a blooging break here!!! I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm tired and crabby and just in general overwhelmed, so all three of you who read this,excuse me for awhile!! I'll start blogging again on May 1.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Ides of March!

For Thornton Wilder's novel of the same name, see Ides of March (novel). For the band of the same name, see The Ides of March (band).

Vincenzo Camuccini, Mort de César, 1798.

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martias) is the name of the date 15 March in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other eight months.[1] In Roman times, the Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.In modern times, the term Ides of March  is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated, in 44 BC, the story of which was famously dramatised in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.[2]   ==Etymology==The term idūs (ides) is thought to have originally been the day of the full moon. The Romans considered this an auspicious day in their calendar. The word ides comes from Latin,  meaning "half division" (of a month). The word is probably of non-Indoeuropean origin. [3]==Assassination of Julius Caesar==

Main article: Assassination of Julius Caesar

Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, 44 BC, after declaring himself dictator of Rome, for life. According to a near-contemporary biographer, Caesar summoned the Senate to meet in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March. A certain soothsayer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: "The Ides of March has come," and the seer said to him softly: "Aye, Caesar, but not gone."[4]As the Senate convened, Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death by a group of senators who called themselves the Liberatores ("Liberators"); they justified their action on the grounds that they committed tyrannicide and were preserving the Republic from Caesar's alleged monarchical ambitions.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Art Friday- George Webb

Metal angel



Pied piper

Sculpture, my least explored medium!  The one I’m the most curious about! I have no link for these but isn't his work incredible!

Art Friday- Marilyn Moore


Really there’s nothing to say. It’s just stunning! Check her out.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Etsy love

I love etsy!!! I hope if I keep showing etsy, everyone I know will shop there. Here are some of my current favs!!!

Custom Crocheted Raptor Skeleton

knittingneedle  Check this stuff out!!!  Really go to the shop and look this stuff is awesome!!!

Summer Breeze - Original Mixed Media by Lee Gainer

LeeGainer   Very cool fiber work!!! I want this so bad it hurts!!!


Seahagstudio  Nice mix of vintage and handmade!!! I may be a little biased,she’s my best friend and cousin!

Zombies tee (guys and girls)

almightee   just what it says!!! About half of my male shopping is from here!

Silver Frozen Charlotte

redvelvet  just go look I can’t do it justice!!

Ok there are my top 5, but remember there are a million shops on there! Take the handmade pledge and buy from these artisans!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Halo Hell

Tristyn is learning to play video games! Yay!!! Yuck! And driving me insane!!! He really doesn't get it so it’s “nana, do this, Nana get me unkilled, Nana I can’t drive…” Ad nauseum. I am not a gamer!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tristyns Big Moment!! Harlem Globetrotter Style!


He's the wee boy near the end in the blue and white shirt, learning to pass the ball behind his back!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy March!!!

It’s a busy month for me!!! I have tons of stuff coming up, and it’s a big birthday month and oh me, oh my I’m ready to go outside!!!!

4th 010

Friday, February 27, 2009

Oscar Martinez

Oh Oscar, how do love the??? The Best thing about the internet is the ability to browse. My God!!! The spectrum of art is mind boggling! I can literally sit for 8-10 hours and  just jump from site to site. I’m developing a healthy respect for current contemporary artists. I used to feel their art was too subtle for me, but now…

Oscar Martinez is a current fav!!! I love everything about his art!!!


There is not one single piece on his site that I don’t covet. I hope you’ll visit him!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

If your looking for me

I’m at moms this weekend!!! You know who gets out of you know where this weekend!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday Visitors

Tristyn, little boy lost and alone most of the time was thrilled to have company this weekend. Janice’s friend brought her little boy Jude over to play. They are both car boys so it was Grand Prix mayhem in here!!!!





Sunday, February 22, 2009


Tristyn was a really good boy this past weekend. Tammy promised him WWE, we don't have WWE here just local little wrestling. He LOVED it!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


My big girl is 28 today!!! Isn't she lovely???


Art Friday-Edgar Degas

A favorite of mine. Mostly he intrigued me as he was often referred to as “the Invisible Man”. In an era rife with foppish painters he was slow and steady and a gentleman. And his quiet art shows that. I, like everyone else love the Ballerinas. What’s not to love…




But everyone forgets his beautiful nudes. Paintings he described as”painfully uncomfortable” to paint. I think these are his sneaky bests!



The colors are just perfect!! And here are his even lesser known landscapes. He said in a letter to his mother that” I am quite unsure why ANYONE would paint landscapes. There is no real life or movement in them”  He was wrong…



If just one day, I could paint like this, I might give everything else away!

He’s always been a fav, so you can guess that during a spur of the moment trip to New Orleans, when Andy and I got stuck staying in his childhood home, I was thrilled. It was a hideous mess, they were remodeling it and we literally had to move debris out of our room, but I loved it!!! And I stole tons of crystals from his chandelier. they were going to THROW THEM AWAY!!!!! Retards. I have them in my studio to help keep me motivated!


We stayed right on the top floor in the front rooms. The Windows are so tall you can open them and walk out on the balcony. ( where I met a vampire<G>).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This is for you Tray!!!

Now SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Our Little Valentine!!!

There’s really not alot you can say about this picture<G> If you know us, you know he’s an ear freak and he loved these!!!



Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines day LOVE!!!

Yesterday we were invited to a Grandparents Valentines Day Program at Tristyns School. And it was adorable! Only Kindergarteners and their parents and grandparents. It was'nt crowded and much more enjoyable than the Christmas program! The kids sang 5 songs and had some small speaking parts, the whole thing took 30 minutes. Then they took us to the cafeteria for breakfast(donut holes and drinks) It was great. The only sad note were the three little pockets of kids with no family present. That made me really sad! Here's the pics.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Art- Graffiti

This is a no link post. I just love this art form and wanted to share it! My question to you is: Do you love or hate it???



We live in a town that goes apeshit over it. Every little mark is hunted down and eradicated. I think why??? I mean walls are really PLAIN and UGLY!!!  Dress them up. I love it. I love the days Tristyn and I sit and watch the trains and share the art!   If your lucky enough to have it where you live, i HOPE you enjoy it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I needed a little Spring!


My crocheting blitz is still in high gear but I needed to put down the brown! So I’m working on some Prayer Shawls for my Spirit Jumper girls. (solids, not these two colors together)<G>

Tristyn and I made a quick trip to Toy hell the other day to buy his hunk of junk omnitrex, but I think the only thing worth buying there is their Shopping Totes. They are beautiful and functional and my favs from anywhere. And at $1.49, a hella bargain. I have a ton of these but here are my new ones!!!





019 (my fav!!!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dads test came back

NO CANCER!!!  Just  spots to be watched. Thank you Jesus!

It’s been a week!!!

Here’s the funny boy and the silliness he’s been up to!


We do NOT know why!!!

And he wanted me to tell you he is the proud owner of this!


The Ultimate Omnitrex.  If you have a wee boy and he wants this very OVERPRICED piece of shit toy, I beg you to say no! Crappy construction, absolutely no play value and it’s way more work for mom than play for kids. Also you have to purchase separately at $5.98 ea the little guys that go on top. STUPID! All that aside, he loves it.  I should have bought the damn Legos he wanted!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bet you thought i forgot!!!

But nope!!!!  I know 8 is an even number<G>


Today  i wanted to show you the last of the snow pics!!! these are from the day mom and dad and company came to bathe!001




010 They don’t come here much, so it was fun!