Friday, January 31, 2014

Last Day of January 2014

Where has the month gone? I have been so busy I didn't see it!

People I know whose name begins with the letter J are Jerri, Jeri, John, Jack, Jeanine, J.R., Jerry, Joyce, James, Joann, Jan, Jane, Janet, Jeremy, Javene, Janice, Joy, Jill, Jim, Jimmy, Jean, Joan, Joe, Joanna, Josh, Judy, Judith, Joey and Jo.

Today is beautiful! The sun is shining, the temp is nice. This afternoon I will be watching my Great niece and nephew while their mom sleeps before she goes to work tonight. We should be able to play outside and swing and slide and get some great fresh air. I wonder which princess I shall be today?

Last time we played I was Princess Sleeping Beauty (PSB) and Trinity was Princess Cinderella (PC). PC' informed me her job was to do all the chores around the castle, all the gardening, take care of the animals, and so forth. PSB's job was to sleep. That sounds simple enough to me. I can get used to this being a princess.

Enter the little brother, Shane, known in finer circles as Prince Charming. And what is Prince Charming's job? (I had to ask) Well, his job is to kiss Sleeping Beauty and wake her up! So much for taking a little nap.

Almost is never good enough. Here are my almost's for the week.
* I almost put a scoop of ground coffee beans into my cup of coffee. I was supposed to add cream.
* I almost sat on the toilet before lifting the seat. I hate it when that happens. I said almost to quit laughing.
*I almost had an accident when another driver decided to pull out in front of me? He must have been blind in one eye. I am such a great driver that I avoided running into him.
* I almost ruined a whole pan of spaghetti sauce by adding ground cinnamon instead of chili powder. I was able to fix it with chili powder and a little hot sauce. Ray and Dane ate it and said it was okay, maybe a little on the sweet side. After 2 meals Ray said to toss it and even Dane wouldn't take the leftovers so I guess this was not an almost but a did.

I have been busy this week with preparations to host the Society of American Miniaturists in Corpus Christi. Emails have gone back and forth between several committee members and myself. Labels to be placed on tote bags and projects bags have been printed and delivered, copies of hand outs have been printed and folded and name tags created.

I especially like the name tags and am probably putting to much effort into them but the SAM members deserve it! I cut (with the help of a great die cutter) about 90 flower pot shapes, colored each one with several shades of ink to look like terra cotta colored pots, folded the tops down for more dimension, stamped the base with flower designs and am coloring the flowers to add some color. I still need to add the little butterflies for some more dimension. They are really cute. Emily will just need to add the names across the top and put them in the badge holder.

More work to do like make cards for each area of the workshop, make a couple of large welcome signs to be placed on easels, a couple for parking, send information for a press release, work on my welcome notes and information sheet for my fabulous committee. I also need to gather what I want to display for 4 days and dirty up my potting shed project with some dirt on the floor and workbench.

Our display will be open to the public from Feb 19-22 at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Our workshop will be held Saturday, Feb 22. The public is invited to wander thru and see what we do although they cannot take the workshop. So I hope you will stop by and introduce the kids to this great hobby. I'm really excited about it, can you tell?

Better close and let your eyes have a rest from reading. I hope each of you had a joyous January.

Still trying to get those thoughts out of my head and onto paper.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tinyteri Tuesday

I like that title. It has such a personal ring to it. LOL (that is laugh out loud in case you didn't already know)

My husband sent me a picture on my phone a while back. It was of a large fish he caught. I simply responded with the letters WTF. Most people understand this to be "What The F***" as did my husband. He sent me another text asking me did I know what I just sent to him and did I mean to send it? I said yes. He asked if I know what it meant. I replied "Yes, WTF stands for "Well That's Fantastic!". So now you know it is OK to use these letters.

Saturday I met with my favoritist local miniature club, Scaling Down in Corpus Christi. We went over details and schedules for our workshop. Then we practiced teaching the project and making some minor corrections to the instructions. Afterward we went to the Blue Frog and ate lunch. I did not eat blue frog since I don't care too much for blue food, except blueberries. I had the quiche and soup instead. It was yellow, green and liquidy. And the best part of that part of my day was I got to be with my best-est mini buddettes and talk and laugh. I love all the ladies in this group!

Anyway, Sunday, My sister and I drove, well I drove and she rode, to San Antonio to attend a workshop. It was fast and furious, the workshop, not the drive. Honie kept up. I sort of forgot to tell her that Tami moved rather quickly thru the class and would talk about the next step while we were working on the previous step. After thinking about it a little bit, I have come to the conclusion her class is a bit like learning shorthand.

Remember shorthand class? Do they still teach shorthand in school? Anyway, I digress. While learning shorthand the teacher would talk at a rapid rate of like 140 words per minute and you would be frantically trying to remember the marks for those sounds and feel completely lost at times. Then the teacher would repeat the same paragraph at 60 words per minute and you would do much better. My sister takes shorthand and is about one of the fastest typists I know so why the struggle? It was a new art form for her. And this art form is not about perfection. The lines don't have to be straight and things don't have to match up and every one's will be a little different. I will have to work with her so she can complete this project but we will go at a much slower pace.

Then I'll take her to another class...

So Monday I got up early and made coffee. I must have still be asleep because after I filled my cup with coffee and tried to add creamer, I reached for the coffee can and almost scooped a spoonful of raw coffee into my cup. WHAT!?! Wake up, Terri!

I did better after coffee and reading email. I went to my doctor to see what is going on with the pointer finger on my right hand. They took x-rays and felt all up and down my hand and arm. That part felt good and I told him he could do that all day and I wouldn't mind. He just laughed. ha ha I was being serious... He couldn't find anything physically wrong so he gave me some cortisone to take for a week and a wrist brace to wear. Typing with a wrist brace takes some getting used to. I slept with it last night and did OK. Haven't tried to draw yet.

So today I am off to watercolor class and then to the Art Center to arrange the final setup for our workshop in February.

Gotta run and watercolour something. Have a super day and create something. (If you bake a pie save me a slice)

Waiting for the glue to dry

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Creative Life 2014: The Challenge

Check it out! This is my 2nd year and I love it.
My Creative Life 2014: The Challenge: Welcome to My Creative Life 2014!