Sunday, June 15, 2008

Really Sad about Tim Russert

I want this to be a happy blog, but I am really sad about Tim Russert. I am one of the millions who felt like I knew him. The quote that keeps being repeated is, " He walked with Kings and yet retained the common touch." I think that is so apt. His love and interest in his fellow man came through in his smile, his eyes, and his voice. Wow! What a loss....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I have finally finished the Mermaid Shed

I have had so much fun converting this old work shed into an art studio. I wish I had taken before pictures...but I never seem to get around to it. I installed air, painted,added new lighting, and added a new window and a new door for more light. I like the mermaid on the front. It reminds me of the signs from Colonial and early English times when shopkeepers advertisied their wares and professions via signs due to the illiteracy rates. I guess not really relevant now...but it looked good and it matched the trim..haha. Take it either way. I had fun with the checkerboard. It was really easy and I did not fool with taping. I never tape as i do not have the patience. My husband saw the process and had to leave as I was painting b/c he is a measurer and a perfectionist. It only took me an hour and it would have taken all day. He said when it was all over that it was the best looking most inexact floor he had ever seen! I took that as a compliment.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pictures of My Mermaids

This is a picture of my baby, Daisy and my mermaids. I cannot figure out how to rotate this image:( It is a pix of me and my two friends as mermaids!
If I can get this figured out, I will post more.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Me Posing with My Mermaids

This is me posing with one of my mermaid cutouts at The Restless Native on Anna Maria. I am having a lot of fun working with wood and using my new skill saw. I got saw horses and a skill saw for Mother's day. I have discovered that the possibilities are endless with a saw and a big piece of plywood!

I am Blogging!

I cannot believe that I am blogging! I have created a website, I am just now getting better at Texting. What is next? Facebook? My Space? It really is fun and a whole new world. I am embarking on something new everyday.