Friday, August 26, 2011

Earthquakes and Hurricanes - Oh My!

Earlier this week, I was in my car at a stoplight, when my car started bucking...sideways.  At first I thought the old girl had developed a problem, but then I realized it wouldn't be shaking sideways!  I didn't hear the roar cause the car next to me was trying to share some downright ugly noise with the world.  I figured an earthquake hit. When I got to the vet, the ladies were all freaking out.  I have to admit, I lived in California for a few years and never felt an earthquake like this one.  Interesting factoid: did you know there are about 200 earthquakes per day anywhere in the world?  But, in the meantime, we've had 8 aftershocks...2 of which I definitely felt!

And now Hurricane Irene is bearing down on us.  We're in a tropical storm warning, but Ocean City, Maryland has evacuated!  I understand she's lashing NC and SC now.  They think the storm will hit us tomorrow evening.  Went to the store last night and most of the batteries were gone, the bread aisle had crumbs, there were a few cases of bottled water left, but milk and other supplies were in good shape...oh yes, oddly enough, cookies were in low supply!  Wegman's is a great grocery store...their employees were bringing out more foodstuffs left and me, I nearly got nailed by one of their big carts!  But my hat's off to them. 

So to all my friends on the East Coast, fingers crossed, be safe and see you on the other side...I'm not ready to go to Kansas yet!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Three Muses - Hats

Almost missed this one, then I realized I had already created a piece some time ago.  The picture is of my mom sometime in the 1940s.  I used a block sized ATC, some dresden, lace and a jewel or two wrapped in the lace and of course a bit of glitter at the edges and here's my mom in a little blue velvet hat.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Take a Word #42 Celestial

My celestial piece features a sweet little angel.  I think Deann has done a simply wonderful piece to start us off!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Take a Word #41 Faces

Decided to make an ATC using the hammered technique (good when one has a bit of stress!).  I hammered the paper, painted it, then hammered a little more gently.  I love this face...I think I got a while back from Naval Jelly Studios, but don't hold me to that.  June's examples are so extraordinarily beautiful!  Hard act to follow!  Thanks, June!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Theme Thursday - Paris

I've been working on a little book just I figured I'd show one of the pages I've made.  Timing is perfect. 

Three Muses - Angelic

Boy, am I late!  But I finally put together my piece last night after fooling around with it for way too long.  If anyone sees it, thanks for stopping by! :o)