Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Now this is more like it! A perfect fall day! Endless blue skies and pillowy clouds...
...69 degrees and...drum roll please...only 35% humidity!! Ahhh!! What a glorious day!
One of my signs of fall is the lawn turning brown around the building.
Odd those small dots of green...like measles or a rash? Wonder if it is because of all the chemicals they spray on the lawn?
Confession. I must have over-watered my philodendron. There are a lot of yellow leaves since I soaked it last time. Sadly, I am notorious for over-watering. :(
Exciting news! I ordered some cards from Judith Edwards-White and they arrived yesterday! She's a painter and scratchboard artist in Australia. I stumbled across her blog quite a while back and was totally amazed at this scratchboard art! Blows me away! These pictures are literally scratched off of a black painted canvas. The cards are enclosed in a cellophane wrapper when they arrive--pardon the glare.
I took a few out so you could see the detail!
This raccoon--"Snack Time".
"Freckle" is actually a rescued koala living at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre in Brisbane.
This baby chimp cradled in its mother's arms is called "A Mother's Love".
You can see the cards she has had made from her scratchboard art on her blog here. I am just fascinated by this medium which seems to work like magic under the right fingers--LOL! No, I have never tried it and probably never will. I don't think I have the talent (or the back) to patiently lift an image from the darkness with thousands of tiny scratches.
Anyways, just wanted to share this treat. :):)
I had been thinking about the seven things for Dee's award and I think I am just going to have to link you to my past blog post here, since I am not getting around to thinking of anything new it seems. This will have to do, I guess. Sorry. I hope you don't mind, Dee.
I also have been meaning to mention the Colorforms hint I got from GA--LOL! After living in crowded downtown Minneapolis for a couple of years I discovered that I had somehow morphed into one of "those" drivers--swearing under my breath, pounding my hands on the wheel--generally getting disgusted, impatient, and frustrated with anybody who held me up or did anything stupid or dangerous on the road.
One day I am in my usual hurry on the way to work (always got there early anyways-duh!) behind this pokey driver I could barely see above the headrest. I am sighing and swearing to myself and saying, "Come on! Come on!" out loud in the car and doing that stupid thing where you grab the wheel with both hands and shake the wheel back and forth thinking you can somehow magically push that person along faster.
Suddenly in my head I heard, "What if that was your dad up there in that car...or your son?" And I had this vision of him peeling off a Colorform head and popping another one in its place...of my dad, grandma, son, friends....peel and stick, peel and stick, peel and stick. Hard to explain, but it made me laugh! Dissipated my anger and slowed me down.
Whenever I start to feel that annoyance and impatience on the road...well, good old Colorform heads come to mind...and I giggle and relax. We are always more patient with people we love. And we should love everybody. Colorform Heads also come in handy waiting in lines, talking to phone call centers, etc, etc. Peel and stick. Peel and stick. ROFL!!
Oh! Carol Burnett made her guest appearance for a couple of days on my dying soap last week. Such a delight to see her, brief as it was...even without the cat fight this time--LOL! I just loved the Carol Burnett Show!! She's such a sweet lady! Lookin' good, too!
Dagan and Leah are supposed to come tomorrow night after work. Due to cancellations from both sides we haven't gotten together for a month! Will be so nice to see them. :):)
On this perfect day I am heading out to the porch with Karma to read for a while.
Have a great Colorform Head day! :):)
"We must we willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."