Thursday, December 20, 2007

my Christmas/40th Birthday present

i had to share. spoiled rotten this year. i hope everyone has safe and happy holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

three blogs you must visit

I stumbled across these two blogs because Gail at the Shabby Cottage Studios (where i am a design team member) posted two new banners she created for other artists on her blog. gail did my banner and i love it, so i wantd to see what other artist she was designing for and what their blogs looked like. i kept following links and looking at these creations. OMG. i lovethese blogs so much i had to pass them on to you. i hope you love them as much as i do. the first one is vanessa and her blog is here at A Fanciful Twist. i want to buy her pottery and so many of her prints. here is an example of her work, this was the piece i saw on sherry's blog that drove me to vanessa's blog.
you gotta go read through this blog.

how did i find her, i found her through a wonderful lady named Sherry who you can find here at Esprit*d'Art. gail did her banner which looks like this. i don't know sherry, never meet her, but when i read through her blog i see such a wonderful soul. i have tremendous respect for her because not only is she a talented artist, but a breast cancer survivor too. and any of you that read my blog know that i have a special place in my heart for those who bravely battle that disease. i will visit this site again and again because of how she views the world! i get lost in her posts. kinda like i do when i read nina bagley's posts.

part of what i find so fun and interesting about the blog=o=sphere is the ability to meet and see inside of the soul of people we would have never met in our daily lives. go visit all three of these increadible people. i made it very easy to just click and travel to their worlds.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

locks of love, so proud of my daughter

my mother is a breast cancer survivor. i am so proud of how she delt with the whole thing, from chemo to radiation. it made a hugh impact on my daughter and she has grown her hair out twice for locks of love. she told her soccer team that if they won the soccer tourny in virgina last weekend she would cut her hair. now her team has never won a tourny, and they are playing up a level from last year. she and several of her friends were going to cut their hair at the end of the school year for locks, but as a little extra incentive for her team, she upped the ante and said she would move up the date. well, they won their first tourny last weekend, and she went on monday to make good on her promise. i am so proud of her, to give back and act on something she feels strongly about. she asked me to document the event. the only thing i don't like about the hair cut is this, it makes her look so much older! argggg! she is so beautiful anyway, now she is beautiful and looks older! here are the pictures.

before pictures

bracing for the first cut and the cutting of the ponytail!

the ponytail befor the cutting starts and after the cutting is finished

here is the final style, at first i think it shocked her and she was a little upset losing all of that hair, but now she loves it, and so does everyone at her school!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

gotta watch this video

this is the funniest thing i have ever seen! you have got to watch this. i laughted until i cried. let me know waht you think of this short video. i would love to know if you found this as funny and as true as i did. enjoy!