Monday, December 22, 2008


Wow, I can't believe that Christmas is in 3 days and that 2009 is only a week and a half away!
I have been working on many things. Sorry I can't yet show the commissioned piece, I was asked to wait until after the holidays so I don't ruin the surprise. So instead I will show you what I did on photoshopCS4. My uncle gave it to me a few days ago so I started messing with it and I LOVE IT!!!! I have only managed to make a few things because I didn't have too many images on my computer to work with and they took me forever to cut and put together...okay maybe it was 3 days.  I used over 100 layers on the frame image!!
I also got the gigantic manual for it and all I can say is-- I doubt I'm going to read it-i think I will just try to figure it out. I have a ton of ideas and an ephemera collection to photograph so this is going to be a fun new direction for me. 

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Pretty Little Christmas!!

Today is the Blog Party for A Pretty Little Christmas so in honor of it I am putting some pictures of my decor for this year. I really didn't have the energy or the $$$ to do too much this year so I kept it simple. The family tree is the white one with all of the kids ornaments and favorite colors as well as my more traditional tree in green and red by the hallway. The gift boxes are all going to remain empty until Christmas Eve because our curious kids pick them open and peek every year, so this year it will be a real SURPRISE!! hahaha! 

I wish I had more time to put up more pictures but there aren't enough hours in the day for me, maybe in 2009  I will start a flicker account so I can share more everyday pics with everyone.
Happy Holidays to All of You!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ms. Whisolbautum

Allow me to introduce to you Ms. Whisolbautum. She is and has been a social worker for orphans for as far back as she can remember, which doesn't say much since she has dementia and is forgetful. Ms. Whisolbautum suffers from cataracts and is hard of hearing but she is unaware of this.  

She is applying for work at MRSBO's in order to transfer her cases and maybe have better luck. For some unknown reason she has had several unfortunate incidents and accidents in her former orphanage. Also, her "precious" and "charismatic" orphans keep getting returned to her after just a few short days. She believes this is the result of living in an unsafe neighborhood filled with irresponsible uncaring adults. 
Ms. Whisolbautum has never married, there was no time for this. She had too many cats to raise and her duty and responsibility is and has always been to help the children. She won't retire until all of her orphans have been adopted...Unfortunately she isn't aware of the year and with her cataracts she can't tell that she keeps being given new children. And just between you and I--She also doesn't realize that out of the 50 years she has been working, she hasn't had a raise in 47 of those years! This makes her a highly desirable candidate for employment. 
She will begin introducing the orphans as soon as she finds employment and is settled in somewhere safe. 

Monday, December 1, 2008


first off, let me just say-I am electronically challenged!!
that includes phones, cameras, DVR, MAC, etc. If it has a battery or a plug I will mess it up.
So with that said...
I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but when I try to enlarge the pictures I post, it doesn't work! If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know. Thanks
I know i need lessons on all things listed above but my poor kids just don't have the time or patience to deal with my extremely short attention span and outrageous hypothetical situations.
Just kidding-sorta!


I have had a really busy week and weekend so I didn't get to work on too much. But here is a sampling of what I HAVE been able to do. 
This is for my daughter I used the girl in pencil image and tweaked it a bit, its acrylic and pencil on wood--she loves anime and bright colors.  SORRY for pics, I need photo lessons.

This is the original version of the girl above in graphite on paper 

This is Ms. Whisolbautum 
(or as the children say Mzzz. Whistlebottom)
She is a social worker that is trying to transfer her "cases" over to MRSBO's 
(just imagine cataracts, dementia, and moth balls) I hope she gets in.
If any of you have any ideas for photographing drawings or paintings in low light without a flash please inform me, my pictures with flash kill the image and without it they are blurry.
I had to scan the pencil girl and it comes out awful! It looks like grey paper-it's actually white.

I would like to sell on ETSY but I want to offer the best quality I can (in paper and printing), so if anyone has any advice, I am listening.