Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My new art project

Looks like figuring out how to build a home/studio on a flat bed trailer is my next art project.
This blog will be the place I will blog about it.
First step: scout for a trailer bed - we are officially looking for one.
Our location is Northern California. We are in Lake County, which is near Napa and Mendocino counties.
If you know one, want to sell one, or if you are an angel wanting to donate one, please get in touch.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Printing saga

By Guest blogger: Barbara Muir on 01.24.14

For artists, making art is life’s main goal, so what happens when we quit producing?

11 Ways to Work Through Your Grief and Return to the Studio

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Art Biz Coach Alyson Stanfield

Now that the fires are gone and life is back to what it was before, I have been trying to figure out Spoonflower where I could make designs for fabric, wallpaper and wrapping/gift paper. I think I still need to order a sample of fabric before my fabrics would be up for sale, but for now I am only testing this, and learning. I have no idea of what I'm doing yet. Below, a mockup from a design I uploaded today. Links are on the sidebar of this blog. While there, visit my Redbubble, I have new designs.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Everything is burning.


Since July 29th...wildfires have taken over my county. You must have been seeing it in national news, about the fires in Lake County, Northern California, named Rocky Fire and Jerusalem Fire. We had more than those two, but others were extinguished quickly and did not make the news. The origin of these fires are being investigated but you know I'm thinking there's a pyro on the loose.

Anyway, we have put on our media coats and have began documenting, much like we did with the Y fire in 2012. That was the first wildfire I ever saw in person. It was a tremendous thing to see. They always are. Feeling of sadness and awe, even excitement, along with fear, take over when  you see these in person.

I have been near the fire lines about 3 times but my husband has gone more times.
His photography and videos are being shown on his Facebook page.

I'm still threading water to catch up with a bazillion things, and not going fast.
It won't go fast, b/c I have a few activities I am to do on a regular basis.
Attempting to have a better balance on things. Good and necessary work that I had been putting off.
At least I have been getting enough and relatively good sleep.
That is number one right along with doggy love.

This is what's been like...

Above, Jerusalem Grade area, where Jerusalem Fire began (the 2nd big fire we have, ongoing). The burned area looks like a painting, or a computer animation. Photos never do justice to the real thing.

Below, first day I went to see the fire in person. This is what was happening very near one of our favorite places to take the dogs, Cache Creek Rec Area.

Below, some of the inmate teams that help fight these fires. This is a good program. These guys seem to love being out doing this. Who wouldn't?

Below, getting some retardant dumped, ahead of Rocky Fire, as seen from Highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks, California.

Cute Rudy Melo says hello. xo

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A woman

“You will manage to keep a woman in love with you, only for as long as you can keep her in love with the person she becomes when she is with you.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Women only nag when they feel unappreciated.”
― Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”
― Diane Von Furstenberg

Monday, July 27, 2015

Society6 promo - today only

“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.”
- Eckhart Tolle

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Be back soon,