Saturday, March 26, 2011

Post to show my grand dog, Coal

I follow several blogs, keeping up with them from Google Reader. One of my favorite artists, Colette Copeland, of A Bird in the Hand, posted some pictures today that led to my quickie post here. Her doggie friend looks just like my daughter's dog, Coal. I almost thought at first I was looking at pictures of him and my husband did think so when I showed him. Here are some shots of Coal. I have better ones somewhere, I know, but couldn't find them just now.

Aren't they beautiful dogs?!? I will have to do another post soon and show my other granddoggy, Sammy. Can't be partial! He belongs to my youngest daughter, Holly. Just wanted to get these up here so Colette could see the resemblance.

Be sure and check out Colette's blog while you are there. Her art and blog are among my favorites.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Good intentions, you know the story

Well, you make promises to try to do better about blogging and next thing you know, things go wrong. I won't even get any deeper into this since I shouldn't really talk about some of the things going on in such a forum, but suffice it to say that life can be very challenging sometimes. The trick is finding the place where you can be "in your head" to be able to continue on with your day to day life, which as they say does go on. I'm trying to focus on the good, hope for the best, but make some contingency plans all the same.

I did finally make a little bit of jewelry, very simple pieces, which are pictured here. Have some other jewelry ideas in my head waiting for time and energy to coincide. Maybe I should not make any plans, but just sneak up on some projects here and there, as I've still not gotten around to journaling, drawing, and painting like I had planned.

Both of these recent projects are actually remakes of old jewelry. The multi-strand necklace is just old chains of different colors reassembled. The earrings were gaudy eighties items that had this strange orange glitter rock-looking plastic centers. I removed this tackiness and punched some dictionary scrapbook paper to replace the centers, topping them with some glass marbles. One side reads "creator(God)" and the other "creation", a reminder to me of the glory of what I am to the One who is in charge.

Today one of my talented coworkers did a "lunch and craft" class where she showed us how to make this really cute card with a suit and tie on the front. It is harder for me to do this type of crafting, as I'm more of a "put it together as I go" kind of person instead of one who plans and executes. It was a bit of a challenge to me, but one I really enjoyed. Plus, the end product is so adorable!! If I got around to doing more cards it would certainly be a way to use up some of that collection of cute scrapbooking papers I've accumulated!

I was fortunate enough to escape down to Tuscaloosa to spend some time with Thomas, Emily, and Craig last weekend. It was so nice to laugh and play and amazing to see how much he changes. He already exhibits a great sense of humor and is such a little ham! Love this little fellow!

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