Friday, September 5, 2008

Love is not all........but it sure is enough for me.

Lately, with a BIG surprise coming this weekend (one that I will tell you on Sunday or Monday) I have been thinking about my relationship. I think as the years go by we tend to take the memories of the past for granted. We tuck them away in recesses of our minds and tell ourselves that we won't forget. Like old precious baby clothes we tuck them in a cedar chest and hang on to them for sentimental value. But how often do we take them out; our memories. We are so caught in the present which in frequently a struggle that we forget that we stored away these precious memories that wove together a lasting relationship. Those little sweet bits of memory that save us from the turmoil of today. Today is a day for me to reflect with my favorite poem.

Love is not all: It is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain,
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
and rise and sink and rise and sink again.
Love cannot fill the thickened lung with breath
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
It well may be that in a difficult hour,
pinned down by need and moaning for release
or nagged by want past resolution's power,
I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
Or trade the memory of this night for food.
It may well be. I do not think I would.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

We started dating when we were 14 and for 9 years he has been my best friend

My support system when no one else understands

I couldn't help but love him even when he looks like a neanderthal at Time Square

Or when his car breaks down for the 3rd time

They right right love might not be all....

But is certainly has been enough for us.

I love you Adam

Thursday, September 4, 2008

OHHHH SNAPPPP look what I did!

Lovelies, Lovelies you will not believe this...

Still not sure where the OHHH Snappp saying originated but I think it works nicely with this post. I live in the downtown district of Saratoga Springs NY. For all those who don't know where or what kind of town it is I will sum it up by sayings miles from Albany and VERY VERY ARTSY. Very much like Burlington VT. Anywho! I just found out there was an art supply store a hop skip and a jump from my work (also downtown) and on my lunch break I decided to take a hop in to see if they had antique varnish for my little lovelies. While looking for the varnish I came accross...... ready for this........ POLYMER CLAY!

I know I know nothing great and special, but...... to me it was because I never worked with it. For years I threw clay (not great at it) but I did it. I never loved it becuase I didn't like the way it made my hand feel after, all dry and cracky or what I like to call OOOGIE.. But I have done some reading about polymer and I decided that since I paint, do mixed media, sew and decorate dolls, knit, crochet, paint glass, etc..., I thought maybe I should branch out a tad. I am pleased with the results and will continue to grow. These are my first two little girls and I will be reserved in saying they are for sale although I would love to keep both of them. They are so new in fact that I didn't even name them yet! Well take a look and let me know what you think?!?!?! I am excited for feed back on this one and of course any tricks of the trade are much appreciated and welcomed...

Ahh yes and onto the business part (eBay listings) I didn't forget to list another one.. with the new clay endevour I just didn't have enough time in the day. I will be listing a new Halloween painting tonight to go onto eBay. And here it is....... please happy bidding there are three lonely girls up there right now with no bids (tear tear)...

I will be scarce in the next few days on and off. Mine and Adam's best friend is leaving for Germany on Monday, and our other friend is visitng from Burlington VT for the weekend and the car show so we will be busy with that. No fear! There will be tons of pictures. But I will be on and off all during that time for comments and questions.


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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Look at Merlin isn't she wickedly cute!... Video updates on hold :(

Hmmmm.. for about as long as I knew I wanted to do a Halloween Extravaganza I knew I wanted it to be dark and whimsy. Don't get me wrong I enjoy my cuties but generally I am a goth loving soul. But it is much easier said than done. I sometimes feel the innovation that goes into goth has to be that much more unique, goth/whismy is out of the ordinary and you can't get by without using your imagination. Ahhh, imagination I guess that is why the group us of on here do what we do we have active imaginations. Although, I wish I could capture the same imagination I had when I was a child but I guess I am just hardened by life. Needless to say the concept of Merlin didn't come over night. I took me some time to get the right face, the right body, the right devilish sunken in look. She FINALLY came to life last night and I couldn't be happier with her. Of course there is always some fine tuning here and there but all in all I think she is pretty darn cute.

Ahh the video camera debacle. I can't get a break with the darn thing! So it is all fixed all excited to take it home and do my first video update and guess what…… I don't have a DV port. For you that aren't familiar with the term DV (and believe me it isn't a bad thing) it is a port that your camera can plug into that will extract your video with sound onto your computer…… well, I am lucky my Adam is a beautiful nerd (nerds are my favorite) he bought a port and it should be here by the end of the week. So please standby it will be here soon enough.

Oh and one other little tid-bit I am excited about! This weekend is the Lake George car show. Lake George NY I like to think the equivalent to Myrtle Beach, SC. The boardwalk is a tad shorter but much more beautiful. Anyway I use to live in that area for years and I can always remember the car show. Why might you ask, because my dad restores custom muscle cars, and I have a little beauty myself named Velvet! She is a 1980 Comoro and she is fastttttttttt and loud. Just a little something special my dad and I do. Do you do anything special with your Mom or Dad, or even sibling? And as I get older I can only appreciate him more and more. I am very lucky to have two WONDERFUL parents!

Have a wonderful day my Lovelies and remeber it is one day closer to the weekend!! Or as the song says, 'everyone is working for the weekend'



Monday, September 1, 2008

Halloween/Autumn Extravaganza ’08/ Video Camera

Come one come all! That is right I have spent all weekend getting my little Halloween duckies in a row just in time to start my Halloween Extravaganza! Starting 8:30pm Eastern time the lovelies will be up for bids on eBay. I will have a ticker on my blog with all the items listed for the day and you know you can always reach my eBay from the My eBay link at the top of my blog.

Now that the business portion of this is over... I would love to thank all of your for the kind comments and emails I have been receiving with concerns and inspirational uplifts. These are much appreciated and greatly needed. I think we all need a little virtual hug now and then. There is always light at the end of the tunnel is you have hope. I didn't get much painting done this weekend. I did make a new doll and one painting that took a great portion of my day yesterday. I will be posting them for a looksy.

Oh and other exciting news!!! My video camera is fixed so now I can take you on a play by play oh me, my life, and my work. Please stay tuned for VIDEO UPDATES!!!!!!!! So much fun!

This weekend Adam and I spent a lot of time on the bike. We took about an hour ride up in the mountains and it gave me a chance to clear out the cob webs. I think I just needed some time to relax, I was getting a little nervous about releasing my Fall collection and non of it selling. I know that sounds awful but if things don't sell there is no money coming in to buy new products to create. One day at a time.

Again my heart was a little overcome with all the well wishes I recieved and I know I have some great friendships developing on this little blog world.

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday, I haven't been outside yet but it look beautiful!

Alright my loves I have to head out and at least think about putting brush to canvas.....

Oh and the little Office Gremlin is a commission that I did. Please enjoy and remember your Office Gremlin is never more than an email away.

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