Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Sixth Day of Christmas.

I made a Kokeshi doll today. A few months ago I made three of them. They seem to be really popular. People often want something that's familiar. I just have to buckle down and work on making them faster. They don't have much detail, but I have a bad habit of fiddling with things. My prices have to be competitive to the ones on the market. Maybe I can and maybe I can't. We'll see.
I've gotten several views on my fish piece on Etsy. I looked on the treasuries and didn't see it there. It might be on someone's blog. Good!
Cassidy took Watson away for a slumber party tonight. Two cats and one dog. This will be a nice break. It's freezing outside and he's just a puppy, so he get's restless and crazy.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Fifth Day of Christmas

I have gotten back to work. I just haven't put my finished work on Etsy. I have my annual post-Christmas-it's freezing outside blues. Everything I make doesn't look good enough. Eventually I'll put them on anyway.
The necklace is an incredibly thoughtful gift given to me by Penny and made by Kathy. I love it.
Tonight Jim and I will go to Bill and Robbie's for an evening of music, dogs and cats. Fun!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Night

I must be looking in the wrong places but I can't find a Christmas song video that pleases me (that I haven't used). I think there must be a market for more quality Christmas videos.I've never been very fond of Christmas night. Everything is over and it's time to clean up. I've always preferred Christmas Eve,which always felt rather magical.Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I've had one of the best Christmases, ever.
I will recycle this sweet,magical,heartfelt, incredible version of "Over the Rainbow" which I only recently became really aware of, although I've heard it for quite a while.
This song has wings. Part of it is the singer's funeral. Maybe that is part of the reason that it has turned into a great song for a funeral .The word" wistful" comes to mind when I hear it. Judy sang it at both her parents' funeral and we all cried.
Not a Christmas song but a universal song. I love it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

I've been busy with Christmas stuff. My computer is down, so I'm using the one in the basement. I can hear Watson upstairs doing something naughty.
Molly loaned me her facebook password so I could write a message to a friend. I took advantage of that to creep around and see old friends. Interesting.
"Bad Santa" is a vulgar,crass, very funny movie. Not for the fainthearted. Good antidote to all the sugar coated stuff trotted out at Christmas.
Well, I can tell that I'm procrastinating.
I used the snowblower on the driveway early this morning. I'll do it again after the second snowplow makes it's large snow dam at the end of our driveway.
White Christmas, indeed!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Brittany as Tai

I just read that Brittany Murphy has died at 32. Awfully young. She made herself look very different than she was in "Clueless". Clueless is my all time favorite teen movie. Funny as all get out. Brittany is the cute redhead in the preview. You could hardly recognize her later on.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

My computer is in the shop so I can't take pictures. I don't see many Christmas song videos that I like on youtube. Here is one I like a lot. It's from"Meet Me in St. Louis".

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa Baby

Two Santa pictures I came across.When Molly showed me your picture on Facebook,Jamie, I had to look harder because I knew I had this one. The other one is Cassidy who was not happy. About that time there was an event in Orlando that we went to. One of the people had a homemade Big Bird costume. A ratty, creepy , dirty Big Bird costume. Cassidy ran over to him and hugged him. Go figure.


Bad computer.
Bad dog.
Here is a colorized version of the original "Santa Baby". Sweet!

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Snow

Finally got back to work. If I want to leave the house I have to hunt for my other snow boot. Watson has a shoe fetish. At least he doesn't destroy them. He certainly knows how to hide them, though.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa Picture

We just got back from the Mall of America where we had Watson's picture taken with Santa. He was just like most babies when Santa holds them for a picture. He was scared.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Watson is an absolute brat.
Out of nowhere he took my book off the table and ripped it up. I was in the next room. He didn't rip the pages I hadn't read, fortunately. It's called"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and I'm enjoying it a lot.
Here's one I can't pass on to you, Jamie.
Trying to work on skeletons since that is what people seem to want.
Also trying to make this puppy into a well mannered dog.
Both projects going s-l-o-w-l-y.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh, Deer!

Well, I killed my first deer tonight. I was driving down Galaxie, almost home, when a deer skidded across the hood of my car. I called home and Jim called the police. A guy stopped and we watched the poor thing die. Another guy stopped and said,"You want that? No? Can I have it?" He was thrilled because he's a hunter and he told me it was a ten point buck. He was going to Wisconsin next week to hunt. I asked him if this one counted toward his limit. He said no it didn't, but that he would have to register it .
My hood and one headlight are a mess. The police were very nice. I'm glad the deer didn't come through the windshield. He would have taken me with him.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tony Shalhoub

Tonight I'll watch the last episode of "Monk". It will show who killed his wife, Trudy. I think Tony Shalhoub's character of Monk is one of the TV greats, along with Barney Fife and Eddie Haskell.
My father-in law, Bill, used to enjoy Monk, too. He's been gone for a few years now and I always felt a link to him when I watched it. Sigh.
I sold my hundredth piece today. It'll go on top of a wedding cake.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Must be Santa

Here's an interesting Christmas video.
I've had some failures sculpting. I'm taking time out to do Christmassy stuff. Decorating will be tough with a puppy. Everything goes in his mouth.