Sunday, November 25, 2012

Arty Curiosities & Other Stuffs

OK, so I came home from LA on Tuesday night and stayed home the rest of the week because of the Holiday and in doing so I have been experimenting with my Gelli Plate. Here is a pic of some practice prints I did with stencils:

I want to do a bunch more and add more layers to show very faint backgrounds as the very first layer and then add more layers. I need way more practice to make better backgrounds and find better colors that work together.

My friend Cheryl that lives in Washington and belongs to a great AJ Community there posted some home made tin type pics she made on her blog. She explained how to do it with transparancies and sharpie's. Cool! I am definately trying this.

AND in Tim Holtz' 2nd book, A Compendium of Curiosities Vol II on page 55 he shows a technique called Reflective Imagery. He shows how to take an antique looking paper photo, put packing tape over it, put in water, rub off the paper on the back to make it a transparency and tape it down on a piece of metal tape and then stick it to a clear fragment with Glossy Accents. Makes it a charm! COOL! I love new arty stuffs!

Yesterday my day was planned to go see "Hitchcock" at the theatre, but alas, it was not playing in Modesto yet, so no movies for me. Instead a person I used to work with asked me to go with her to Bingo.

So I did and had a blast, but alas, I did not win. I have not played Bingo in a very long time. It was fun to remember exactly how to keep up. And they sure play some confusing games now a days. Whew! I am going back soon, as it is cheap fun and I will win! Grrr! I am determined! LOL!

Do you all watch The Big Bang Theory?? It is my new sitcom love! I watch it as often as I can.

This week I was saddened when I heard that Larry Hagman had died. I loved him in I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas in the 70's as evil JR Ewing. I began watching the new Dallas that began this year also. He was as good as ever again as JR. Hope they continue it because it is now centered on JR's and Bobby's sons.


Well, that is it for another week. I must return to evil work tomorrow! Grrr!

Stay safe!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Easy Days Ahead....(I Hope)

Hey folks,

Just a short post to say Hey and to let some folks that care and read this blog that I am still alive and kicking.

As usual I have been busier than a cat in a room full of rocking, rocking chairs. But hopefully things will slow down a little soon.

Yesterday I wernt with a friend to the movies to see the new Lincoln movie. Since I am and have always been a Lincoln nut, I really enjoyed this. And since I never go to the movies and haven't since I went with my old Boss and the Ops Manager when we played hookey on a work day, a very long time ago, LOL, to see Nannie McPhee, it was a fun time.

This is the new fun arty thing I am jumping into next week. This is an amazing toy to use for making great prints. Check out Samantha Kira Harding Video tutorial that is now a separate blog post under this one. WOW! I need You Tube / Blogger Lessons STAT!. LOL

Anyway I will now go so you can watch it. Remember it is the next post down!

And in closing, this means that I have to fly to LA tomorrow for a class on Tuesday and will be home late Tuesday night. But I will be home the rest of the week! And then I will play with my Gel Plate! BYE

Learn the Basics with the Gelli Arts Gel Plate!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Through the Windshield

This is pretty much what I see these days. I travel back and forth to San Francisco each week for work and stay a couple of days and then travel back to my home office. That's about it.

This past week, a number of happenings have really slowed me down.

First I had my debit card hacked and purchases were made to my acct. Luckily B of A contacted me immediately to inquire to the purchases. They were made from a Gaming Company in Europe. Since I am not into gaming, it was easy to figure out, but I had to cancel my debit card. So now I am waiting on a new one to arrive, so until then, unless I write checks or go to the bank for cash, I have no immediate fundage. Interesting! I have to change some other stuff also. I have had a paypal acct with my debit card for at least 15 years that I use to buy tons of stuff online. Now I can't until I get a new card and number. This just plain SUX!

Also my beloved Ipod Touch quit charging this week. So I left it plugged in one night and the next morning it had a full charge?!? No lightening bolt when it is plugged in but it charges. I guess the battery is going. Ugh! Yes, my music is on my phone, but it burns up the battery quick, and I kinda need it for work.

In the course of these weeks I have let my Art Journaling go to the wayside. Yes, I hang my head in shame. But I am looking at stepping back into it full on again, soon.

And nowwe just found out the Hubs has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, Diabetes and high C! Yep he says I gave it to him! LOL

I wanted to give a quick update to the happenings in my world.

Have a safe weekend and I will catch up with ya later.