Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Art, Observations and a Couple of Rants

I have to apologize to Pam at She sent me the most adorable dolly, Alice, I won in her last giveaway. I have a couple of other wonderful little sweet stuff I have won during the past years from our wonderful and talented Pam. I love her art and her sense of's evident in her work.

As I mentioned in my last blog, I haven't really felt too creative, but I'm slowly coming out of the artistic fog and getting into doing more. That ugly art I mentioned is coming out pretty darn good, thanks Anne! I just might make more of those. As soon as I'm done, I'll post in here and you be the judge. I did create a little something for my sweet man's first grandchild who is graduating from h.s. this weekend in the Houston area. She will be attending Baylor U. in Waco, TX in engineering...the kid has "brems!!" She once called me and wanted me to help her with a novel she was reading by Ayn Rand!!!! Holy Moly, Ayn Rand in her sophomore year!! I still haven't had the cajones to begin "Atlas Wept." Anyway, guess who became the student and who became the teacher during that conversation!!??? I digress, but I made her a candle stick doll of Baylor's mascot, an American Black Bear....his name escapes me right now. I was planning on giving him a full set of teeth, but after making several attempts to add those damn canines, I said the hell with the teeth, I'm painting those babies in!! Anyway, he turned out pretty good, the only detail that bothered me was that the mascot's got blue eyes. Now how many American Black Bears out there have blue eyes??!!?? Ok, maybe we'll never know because most of us won't stop to check out eye colour if ever confronted by one!! My hubby told me his grandsons actually put their fingers in the bears mouth and realized he had teeth!!! LOL

As said in the Monty Python programs, "Now for something completely different." The other afternoon after taking a break from a few chores, I sat down and turned on the boob tube (did any of you back in the 70's see that movie??) and was struck by a train crash...not really, but that's how it felt. Ever seen "Toddlers and Tiaras?" I was dumbfounded by these people, the parents of these little girls...what's wrong with them??? Many will go into complete financial ruin just to keep those little darlings dressed in the most obnoxious outfits fit for a hooker standing in front of the public library!! And speaking of hooker, these children are prompted to dance like an exotic dancer by their rather stout, unattractive mothers out in the audience...what schmaltz!! Ya think these parents are living vicariously through their children??? Many of these little darlings actually throw temper tantrums if they don't win and some parents storm out of the auditorium because they're little beauty wasn't even a runner up. I know there's money involved and many of these parents are putting their winnings away for college, but at what price to the child?? So, if anyone is involved in these contests please give me your views.

This is sort of a rant/observation, but you know me by now...I love tracking!! LOL We had our first book club gathering last night at one of my favorite pizza places. To refresh your memory, we read "The Shack," by Wm. Paul Young. Out of 8 of us, only 2 of us gave it a one...didn't like it. My friend El (anthropologist by day and lead singer in a Goth band by night) and I found it a bit too preachy, plus there was all these references to Creationism, which I am not. What's wonderful about this group of old and new friends is that we all don't agree politically or religiously, but we all respect each others views. We live by the words of Voltaire, "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." Sooo, I mentioned that the last 150 pages were probably the most interesting, especially the section on "perception." Recently, it was brought to my attention about a blog concerning someone's perception of me. So when I came across this paragraph about perception it got me thinking....ok, I'll quote it from the book:

"...Paradigms power perception and perceptions power emotions. Most emotions are responses to perceptions-what you think is true about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false. So check you perceptions and beyond that, check the truthfulness of your paradigms-what you believe. Just because you believe something firmly doesn't make it true. Be willing to reexamine what you believe. The more you live in the truth the more your emotions will help you see clearly..."

And so I have reexamined my paradigms, and this person's "truth" and still found it false, but then, I'm the negative subject matter. I'm not taking it personally since her emotions are wired differently than mine and her truths are her truths, not mine. I don't live in certainty, who does, but I know I love what I'm doing, who I'm loving and who I pray for constantly for peace of mind where ever that takes them. I live in the "now" as authentically as I can and just try to be as good as I can be...can't ask for anything else. Sounds kind of simple, but I discovered I like simplicity, like Thoreau (however, I still haven't lived my life so simply that I almost starved to death)...there was too much conflict and tumultuous moments in my past and I'm just glad it's all over and can sleep nights knowing I tried my best, even though for some, that's not enough and therefore blame me for my short-comings that they believe affected them and their lives. All I can say is "move on." Just be happy and authentic, "To thine own self be true," even though you have to question your truths sometimes. Well, next month is my turn for book club; we'll be reading "The Witch of Cologne," by Tobsha Learner. It's just a good read about a Jewish midwife, Lilith and love!!

Well, that about does it for me. I'm thinking I'm going to have a giveaway here soon. I'm not celebrating anything like the number of followers I have...I've even lost a couple, or the number of blogs I've distracted or bored you with, just because!! Details coming soon. Peace out.


julie Haymaker thompson said...

only in texas would the bear have blue eyes..Tee HEE

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh don't get me going on kiddie beauty padgents.......I think it is OBSCENE.
Plus, I can't figure out what the *H* is wrong with any mother to DO that to a child....especially with the sickkos on the loose out there!
Okay, I have to go get something cold to drink---been out cutting again and it has gotten HOT.
RAnt all you wat...we'll read more!!! ;)


Linda in New Mexico said...

Helloooooooooooooo muchacha. Gotta say, you are so much more literate than I am. I read but most of the stuff I partake in comes from the children's easy section in the liberry as Ry calls it. I am going to read a real big person book, come September, if I remember how by then.
As for frufru, stupid, obnoxious live thru your children parents.....well they rank right up there with churchies. In that case, no matter who set fire to the sanctuary or what happens, their kids couldn't possibly have done anything wrong because they have been going to church since they were born. Okay and????????
I don't understand parents anyway. I am thru trying to understand much of anything. Kids, grands, parents of grands you know, the regular suspects.
I'm so happy you have been "busy" with the creativo part of yo brain. Let the rest of it blow away.......
vert word is spascoro...that must be that new day spa in socorro The Spascoro...only folks from around NM, TX will understand. LOL

Deborah said...

Oh so much here! My elderly brain cannot retain it all. I did see a preview for that pageant show you spoke of and was so overwhelming sad for the little ones. We should never put our children in adult situations, which is why I had such a conflict with Barbie.

I love your rants. Yes, really.

The bear is fabulous! Perhaps he has a little French Canadian in him.

I also love your attitude. Since quitting my all-consuming job, I have been greatly enjoying being simpler. Not even missing the money. As long as I can buy food and keep my home, I'm good. And it feels real.

I cannot remember the rest of your post. Must go back and read again. I am OLD and BLONDE...dangerous combination! **blows kisses** Deb

Gloria said...

I love the doll and your new art too. Well done. We all rant from time to time and I don't think you are ranting, you are just voicing how you feel. Like you said as long as you can buy food and keep your home, all is well.
I agree. Have a great weekend.

oldblackcatboo said...

Lucky you! Winning Pam's cool creations!
I love your blue eyed Bear!
I love Monty Python.
I think beauty pageants are STUPID no matter what age they are. Who cares how pretty they are on the outside? No wonder there are so many silly superficial girls in the world!
I think I know what you mean about's like thinking that someone was the source of grief and conflict and feeling anger and dislike and finding out your whole perception of the situation was "off" and purposely misguided by an other individual to create those feelings and then realizing the reality and letting go of those emotions and letting the past be the past and so that the anger can drain away into understanding...
In other words, WHATEVER, it's over, forget it and get on with your life....
But wait, did you say someone is trashing you in a blog!
Whoa! What the @#*# !!!!!!!
MY perception of you is that you are a funny creative sweetheart and my emotion for you is HAPPY!
Happy to know you!
Now you got me ranting! LOL!
XOXO - Cindi

yoborobo said...

Georgina! My sweet! :) I am so happy you like Alice. She has found the perfect home. Now, on to your ranting (it's like dessert - the best for last!). First, you are an amazing, intelligent, funny lady. Those that don't get that, well, eh. I have had people 'drop' me, too, and here's how I look at it: they are tidying up their blog roll, and I didn't make the cut. lol!!! WHATEVER. You always brighten my day, and talk about such interesting things. I would miss your blog A LOT. I cannot stand any beauty pageants. Seriously, who cares who the prettiest girl is? I sure as heck don't. I care who the funniest girl is, or the one with the biggest heart, or the smartest, or the one who helps other people, etc.
I like simplicity, too. I treasure my family and my friends. I love having a roof over my head and good food on the table. Anything above and beyond that is icing on the cake. Have a loverly weekend, mi amiga! xoxoxox! Pam

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Janine said...

HI Georgina,
I love that blue eyed bear with his sharp teeth.
I have been away for a while, but I promise to come for a visit now more often.
Have a great sunday

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love your new baby...she is wonderful AND SO MUCH FUN! You are so insightful ...the baby pageants are totally abusive in my eyes and my heart. I love all children and the things and hoops the parents put this children through are horrific1 Have a great weekend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

wyanne said...

I love the bear. I grew up in Waco. My dad went to Baylor after retiring from the air force. We went to every football game. Such great memories as a child. And I think the blue eyes just give him more personality!

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