Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wild Child

My goodness! It's 23h00 on Saturday and I've finished all of my laundry!

I also watched some shows on line and I think finished my painting. I say I think because my so called finished projects never ever feel complete.

I will try and take a picture again tomorrow in the natural light. The fluorescent is reflecting badly and creating all sorts of texture. I would really appreciate some feed back if you all don't mind. I've been staring at this for over a year now and I think I'm numb to my efforts.

I've been watching Sons of Anarchy. I started watching because I'm a big fan of Ron Perlman. Then I tune in and lo and behold there is Katey Sagal. She has come a long way from Peg Bundy. It's not every one's cup of tea. I am right into this one. It is rather dark with odd comedic lines. An outlaw motor cycle gang trying to protect its small community and lifestyle.

So like I said, let me know what you think. I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. Happy Saturday all. :D

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weird News Stuff

I'm at work at the moment and a bit frustrated with the little project I have been assigned, so I'm walking away and glancing at weird news stories. Quite a few have jumped to my attention. For instance, this one! If anything, I now have another reason to visit Australia. "Hundreds of seemingly drunk parrots are falling out of trees and the sky in a northern Australian town." Okay, you have my attention. The experts are suspecting some sort of plant that the birds have ingested. As a result of this article I can add another little tidbit of information to my status of guru of useless information, avian hangover food is fresh fruit and sweetened porridge.
This article was from a few days ago. Every season there is a bizarre fad that all the kids just go ape shit over. lol. This season apparently are Bandz. A simple, plastic bracelet in all sorts of colours and weird shapes. The main concern of the school officials are the distraction they provide during class. Yes, I can see how that would be true. You can also add into the mix all the "behaviour problems". For example ADD, depression, anxiety disorders, self image and so on and so forth. This is not really a fun line of thought. Let's switch back. Can you remember a trend that everyone was following when you were in elementary school? I can remember a couple. Good on me! The alcohol hasn't killed all the brain cells as of yet. We had jelly bracelets, thank you Madonna for wearing a ton that went from her wrist to her elbow. We also loved gimp bracelets! These were made with multi coloured plastic lace that you braided or wove together. This may have been the gateway to knitting for me.
I guess I should do this work thing now. I hope you are all have exciting Wednesdays!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Artsy Stuff

In a few hours our week end will come to a close. That didn't last long. Mine felt like it was in hyper mode for the better part all thanks to this little gift from a youngster who comes into my office on occasion:

I haven't blinked in three days. Maybe she can introduce me to crack next :(

I love summer. It is only May here, (correction the end of May). Our weather is showing record highs that news people are explaining that we have not had since 1939. I love it. I have always been sun charged. I get a lot finished when the weather hits the high 20s.

I worked on my painting all week end:

I'm not sure if you can see a change, but I can. I've gone in and cleaned it up a bit. I have also tried to add some depth with some light and shadow. I am thrilled with the direction this work is taking.

I have also worked on my cardigan, but only after the sun set. I have no intention of working under a blanket in warm summer months........again.

I hope our summer weather stays with us for the season. I'm off to hang out on the balcony with the fuzzies and watch Sunday pass by. See you later.