Thursday, July 26, 2012

Finally time in the studio

     The end of the summer semester is coming to an end, thank goodness. I will have a wonderful two week break in between this and fall semester of school and it's studio time, hurrah!!! As most of you know I seldom talk about my  family and friends although I am truly blessed with wonderful ones each of them. My daughter who has worked very hard at getting her RN license has finished up and she is now an RN. I wanted to create something for her that was special to her and this child always wants jewelry, she loves it as much as I do. Usually she gets the first of anything I create it's just the way it happens in life. I started a set of stacker rings for her some time back and have been adding to them one by one, well she's about to get a bundle of six of them. I know she will love them and its going to be so funny because she will see this blog and know they are coming with me tomorrow and she will be dying of anticipation , mmm I wonder how long before she calls me squealing about them,lol. You will get to see them first and here they are. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Follow up on Doodling

There is this artist whose work I just love, its so moving and I get to follow the blog here on my site and I always enjoy the work so much that I am going to share with you. Oh how I envy the talent represented here I am so in awe. Now don't get me wrong this is art at greatness not like my lil doodles I do oh I so wish I had this talent oh boy do I. Enjoy the art of the site its totally fab!

Do you doodle

     I love to doodle do you? Since returning to school I often find myself lost in my doodles, just making little designs for no apparent reason, concentrating just lost in my thoughts. My mind goes in a different place, a place of lines and dots and dashes , black ink and oh my favorite of things to draw , mmms. yes I love to draw eyes don't know why or even when I started doing this in my life I just did. My first memories of drawing were actually of just writing my name, absentmindedly on a piece of paper over and over again. Who knows what a shrink would say to this but oh well. Then one day I just started drawing eyes , lots of eyes. Now they did have great eye lashes and eyebrows but yes they were only eyes. Well now I find myself actually adding noses and mouths always in a side profile , Then suddenly one day I remembered my mom who was a fantastic drawing lady just drew faces like this, maybe somehow since I spent so much time with her this somehow translated over to me, Life is a strange thing at times. So one who can't leave well enough alone did a little bit of investigating and still working on the intrigue of the doodling . Well while trolling for info I came across this and I am going to order the book and see where it takes me ,  Check it out When I get brave I will share some of my doodles with you. Till then keep creating its what keeps us all sane. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sometimes raising a family is REALLY hard

     I travel down a busy highway to go to school everyday and my highlight of the day is couple of events . One event is that I get to pass over a lake , truly it's always beautiful always every day even in the storms it is beautiful. My other favorite site is a nest on top of a light pole that I have watched from its very first beginnings. I first noticed some native floridian spanish moss hanging from it, that was my first sighting of what will follow. Now remember I pass by this light pole which is at a busy intersection of a major highway here in Mt Dora. Then the next sighting was by far one of the most fascinating. Here I am sitting waiting for the light to change , then up from the tree flies this big bird with a 3 foot limb a fat limb at that in his mouth crossing the intersection in the air, he just lands and sorta drops the limb onto the pole that is now becoming a little bit more full with stuff on top. Yes you are right he was building his nest or his wife was. This began my saga of daily birdwatching at the light , I actually hope the light will stop me . lol Now time has gone by most times one bird sits on the nest the other perches just a few light poles away from the nest. They have gone through intense heat and two tropical storms and daily rain and thunderstorms here in florida for about the last month I mean every day it rains and storms with the heat so high.They have endeared all of this daily. They live in a nest perched upon a super high light pole looking down on lots of traffic daily this is their life and they are raising their babies.I finally got a peek at the babies yesterday while stopped at the light. It was an amazing moment in my life. I want a live feed cam up on that pole so I can see them better, they have become my inspiration for life this pair of Osprey's. The babies are getting big now I have seen them approach the edge of the nest and my heart is so scared for them gosh I hope they don't fall out. I continue to watch daily  this lil families struggle to survive in the wild on a high light pole that is probaly not more than two feet wide and a gazillions of miles off the ground , above exhaust fumes and intense weather conditions and still they thrive, they have adjusted to living in our world somehow and we get to share the wonder and the amazement of their struggle to survive .

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Finding cool stuff on etsy!

I simply love etsy. I love seeing all the really cool interesting creations people make and love all the old vintage treasures you find there. Etsy is the best entertainment around especially if you live in Mt Dora Fl. Another story for another day. Okay back to etsy , while I was doing my brain downer from homework I search etsy and check out facebook and my flickr and all this cool stuff that keeps me somewhat sane from doing math homework Algebra totally sucks trust me. So here is my coolest  find for the moment  I think these are the coolest thing I have maybe ever found on etsy, I love them gotta have some of these babies , are they the wow or what ? Made me laugh my self crazy I love them . Okay folks not making jewelry these days trying to get through this summer madness of school , for certain the last summer I ever spend at school . Duh? Oh well something else to put on my knownledge list of information in life experiences. Summer school gotta love it.