Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Swashbuckler Soiree

Sweet Donna O'Brian is having a Pirate Party on May 3rd and has a open invite to join in the fun...blogger style.
Count me and me bottle o' rum in! I could stand to be "Queen of the Swashbuckler Soiree"! or not....just sounds like a ton o' fun!

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Grandkid Fun!

Last Saturday on our way to a few auctions and we stopped by the flea market. We had our two grandsons with us and they both found themselves a skateboard and were just thrilled. They had old stickers and scratched up paintjobs, so Sunday we had a play day with the spray cans and lessons in refinishing. James the oldest is studying the planets and the universe so he knew what he wanted to paint in hopes of being able to take his for show& tell at kid! And John wanted to do something cowboy. We had a blast out there on the deck and enjoyed the 80 degree's how they turned out. It's great to be the Grandma!

Tickled Pink!!

Yesterday I went out to the hwy to get the mail and there was a nicely wrapped issue of Artful Blogging in the box. Now I know I didn't subscribe (yet), so why did I get an issue? This is great! Tonight when I was going through some blogposts on my Blogarithm lineup I ran across a gal... Donna Downey via Tim Holtz's blog...who had the same thing happen to her. She had been mentioned in the issue about her blog banner. Then it dawned on me to page through and check things out. I was going to save back some time to relish the issue this coming week while waiting at the vet clinic, but curiousity was killing me.
There it was! Remember back in February when there was over 400 of us artful bloggers who participated in the very successful "One World-One Heart" giveaway event that Lisa Oceandreamer hosted? Well, my gifty and comments were cool is that!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Steampunk...the next FUN thing???

OK...I have to admit that I am a BIG fan of Michael DeMeng and his style of rustic art pieces. They force you to look 'up-close' to discover all the unusual found objects added on and are great as conversation pieces. Then there is the Steampunk trend that involves taking found objects that are functional and revert or alter them to look like they are from periods past. I totally GOT the whole concept when I read the wikipedia defintion where it said "fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne". Remember 'Time Machine'?

Love this steampunk cd player! And check out Micheal's blog ...
or just google Steampunk to take a fun e-journey to all the fun sites that give an overview of the genre...Steampunk.

I think it will be the next fun thing in Mix Media groups...I know I have been on a mad search through all the piles of junk-treasures that I have stored over the about You?

Another blog friend that has a cool Lamp/Light....