Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sculpture Artist

I saw Deborah G Rogers at the Va. Beach Boardwalk Art Show last week. I see her every now and then at these large shows.I wish you could see more of her work. I am always thrilled to see what she has done. Her work is so special. She is a self proclaimed "narrative sculptor". I only have one picture to show you of her work which I pulled from her business card. I could find nothing about her on the internet. She told me she was working on a website for later this year. I am looking forward to that. She has put in an application to the Craft and design Show and said if you don't see me there, they did not accept me. I told her they have scaled down the size but she belongs in that show and dont see why she would not be accepted.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Giant Rooster Art

I took these pictures at the Federated Warehouse which I just found out is no more. It was kind of a salvage store flea market with furniture, signs, very large scale items. This rooster caught my eye. I dont know how tall it was but much too large for me. I was sad to see the place closed down. It was a fun place to brouse. If you like something, you better take a picture of it before it is gone.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I just set myself up on Twitter
please follow me and I will follow you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Green Product

Are you making an effort to recyle, reduce and reuse? I just received Bio Bag doggie poop bags in the mail. They are made from plants instead of petroleum and will compost in 45 days as opposed to 100 years. I believe these are sold at Whole Foods. I will have to do a cost comparison. I estimated this came to about .08 a bag. Go visit shop green duck .com and see a variety of bags as well as cups for cold and hot drinks, plates and cutlery. All are biodegradable so you would be doing the planet a great favor.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Diet talk

Anyone on a diet? I just tryed the Sacred Heart Medical Diet. I have tried to avoid a real diet for forever. I sucessfully completed the week of dieting and lost 4 lbs. I am very pleased with these results. I did not do any extra exersize either. Just my ususal dog walking. The diet promised 10- 17 lbs, but I knew that was just not going to happen for me. I have managed to not drink Diet Coke for 2 weeks also. I feel I can keep that craving at bay for now. I can't tell you how much I craved Diet Coke for so many years. I feel I have reset my eating habits. I am eating so much fruit. Happy Spring into Summer!!! Bon Appetit!!!

Nothing but soap's great giveaway

This is a very creative giveaway! "Buy" the soap, then Blog about it, then use it and give the feed back review on Etsy! I love the whole idea of it!!! Nothingbutsoap is the Etsy store. and the giveaway listing is here. Join me in this most creative swap!

First the soap - Eucalyptus Hemp & Tea Tree olive oil, hemp oil & shea butter soap
Intense Eucalyptus and rich Tea Tree with peppermint leaves make this an eye opening treat. The eucalyptus will energize your day while hemp, shea butter and a wonderful base cleanse your skin. Eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils are known for their medicinal properties in anti-fungal and anti-staph capabilities. Peppermint leaves are added for additional exfoliation. An intense experience to remember.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Everyone's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)

I heard this song on the radio the other day and if your old enough it might make you cry at the truth of it.. I love to hear Baz Luhrmann read this. OK read this here or go the the link here to listen.
I hope you get the nostalgic value from it that I have..

by Baz Luhrmann
Ladies and Gentlemen of the class
of '99. Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you one tip for
the future, sunscreen
would be it. The
long-term benefits of
sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the
rest of my advice has no basis
more reliable than my
own meandering
experience... I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh,
nevermind, you will not
understand the power and
beauty of your youth until
they've faded. But trust
me, in 20 years you'll look back
at photos of yourself
and recall in a way
you can't grasp now, how much
possibility lay before
you and how fabulous
you really looked. You are NOT
as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future;
or worry, but know that
worrying is as
effective as trying to solve
an algebra equation by
chewing bubblegum. The
real toubles in life are apt to
be things that never
crossed your worried
mind; the kind the blindside
you at 4pm on some idle

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts. Don't
put up with people who
are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on
jealousy; sometimes you're
ahead, sometimes you're
behind. The race is long, and in
the end, it's only with

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the
insults. If you suceed in doing
this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters.
Throw away your old bank


Don't feel guilty if you don't
know what you want to do
with your life.
the most interesting people I
know didn't know at 22
what they wanted to do
with their lives, some of the
most interesting 40 year
olds I know still

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll
miss them when they're
[ Find more Lyrics on ]

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll
have children, maybe you
won't. Maybe you'll divorce at
40. Maybe you'll dance
the funky chicken on
your 75th wedding anniversary.... Whatever you do,
don't congratulate
yourself too much or berate yourself either - your
choices are half chance,
so are everybody else's

Enjoy your body, use it every
way you can... don't be
afraid of it, or what
other people think of it... it's
the greatest instrument
you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have
nowhere else to do it but in
your own living room.

Read the directions, even if
you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make
you feel UGLY.

Brother and sister together we'll make it through.
Someday your spirit will take
you and guide you there.
I know you've been hurting, but
I've been waiting to be there
for you.
And I'll be there just helping
you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they
might be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; They're
your best link to your
past, and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come
and go, except for the
precious few you should
hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography
and lifestyle because the
older you get, the more you
need the people you knew
when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but
leave before it makes
you hard. Live in
Northern California once, but,
leave before it makes
you soft.


Accept certain inalienable
truths. Prices will rise,
Politicians will
philander, you too will get old.
And when you do, you'll
fantasize that when
you were young, prices were
reasonable, politicians
were noble, and children
respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe
you'll have a trust fund,
maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never
know when either one might
run out.

Don't mess too much with your
hair, or by the time you're
40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you
buy, but, be patient with
those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia;
dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past
from the disposal, wiping it off,
painting over the ugly
parts, and
recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Face Book drive Give Away!!!

This is my first give away!!! I am trying to build my Face Book Fan list. I will run this for about 3 weeks so that I can reach enough people. I have a really cute pink shirt to offer up as the give away. This is an Anvil XL cotton shirt that measures 19 1/2 wide by 22 1/2 from top of neck to bottom. This is kind of an in between shirt. not clingy or boxy and oversized. Let me know if you have questions. The butterfly was done with batik. It is really in reverse. I apply the wax in all of the areas that are not the butterfly leaving a boarder and paint the dye on the butterfly.I let it dry completely and boil the wax out. Then I dyed the pink all over. OK the cut off date will be June 24th!!
Here are the guidelines:
1) become a Fan @ my Fan page
2)post here to identify yourself as you are shown on FB
3) if you care to blog about this giveaway, let me know for a second entry
4) bring a friend with you to FB fan page and let me know, that will be a third entry
5) make a purchase from my shop and that will earn you 3 extra entries
6) if your are already a fan, just post here or on FB to say "please enter me in the give away"