Saturday, February 23, 2013

All In A Day

Good Morning, my bloggie buddies.  I said I wouldn't be neglectful anymore by staying away too long, well, it's been a while.  I've been busy doing, making, thinking, crying, laughing...well, what all the rest of you do in a day.

I think I mentioned that I was in the process of making a couple of dolls for submission into "Art Doll Quarterly," and hoping this time something will "stick on their walls!"  As I said in my last post, some of their selected pieces are either, what I consider, sculpture or just cheesy, but having different perspectives is what makes the world go around and around and I hope my work will influence someone's world!  I don't know why this is important to me, since I'm not of a competitive nature nor do I give a holy baloney what other's think of me or my work, but somehow, I want to do this.  "If at once you don't succeed, try, try, try again," has become my motto as of late.  I guess it's my post-menopausal brain guiding me into the darkness!!  LOL

My mother has had a few set-backs lately.  Almost a month ago, the specialist administered a epidural into her spine to alleviate her horrible leg spasms.  We hoped she would be that percentage that didn't need the procedure more than once, but no such luck.  The leg spasms have returned and 10 fold.  As I mentioned in my last post, my sister is caring for her and I thank the good Lord for her every day...she's a Godsend.  My hubby and I were planning on a short trip to Tucson, AZ for this week, but when mom landed in the ER last Saturday, due to the return of a particularly horrible spasm, he canceled our reservations and we decided to have what my daughter calls,  a "staycation."  However, my sister is aware of our presence.  We were planning on going out with some friends last night, but when my sis called needing my help in getting mom into bed, we decided to make some homemade pizza instead.  I went over there to help her get mom into her bed and stayed for a bit since my mom wanted "her girls" to keep her company.  I returned to my pizza dough ready to be punched down and spread on the sheets,  good timing!  The evening turned out fun and we all had our fill of veggie pizza or sausage...I only ate the veggie!! LOL

Today, my hubby will be taking an online drivers course, due to his speeding ticket this past Thanksgiving weekend outside of Sonora, TX.  The deputy was the usual Texas, pot bellied cop cliche, accent and all.  As he walked away, he told us to have a "good day," and you can imagine my reply, with windows securely shut, however.  Well, the course will be several hours long, so I will have to relinquish this machine to him soon, so I must make it quick.

I'll be spending my time in the studio, continuing on my little offerings to said publication, listening to some new cd's I treated myself to the other day, Philip Philips, the 2013 Grammy picks, Gotye, The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.   Music, books (the real thing, no downloads for this gal) and art supplies are my weakness.  Oh speaking of books, I just finished a really wonderful read, it's called "The Prisoner of Heaven,"  by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  He hales from my European home ground, Barcelona, Spain.  It's a real page turner and if you like intrigue, you'll like this book.  I haven't read his other books, but I'm hooked now.

Well, my lovelies, it's time to say adieu for now and I'm sorry there's still no artwork to display, so I'll leave you with a photo of my "power to reckon wtih," Zoe, after engorging herself on a rather large, pink cupcake.  Peace out.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time, Time, Time, What's Become Of Me

Good morning, my few bloggie buddies who still might remember me!!  I have been so absent, that I've almost forgotten about this stupid new blogger thingy.  I know for most of you, it's become a everyday format, but I'm still figuring it out!!  LOL

So what have I been doing lately, well, a lot of nothing, creatively anyway.  I've been a bit out of sorts since about Sept. and my muses are slowly returning from their long vacation at a small bar in the Bahamas, the sluts!!  I'm working on some new/old dolls to submit to Art Doll Quarterly.  I attempted a couple of years ago to submit some of my box dolls, but they were not accepted and I was quite miffed since the issue that I submitted them for contained lots of dreck (Yiddish for "caca"), well, in my opinion.   I didn't renew my subscription and until last Fall, I hadn't purchased an issue.  How's that for Prima Dona behaviour!!??  LOL  Ok, so I put on my big girl chonies and decided I wasn't "all that" and subscribed again.  The mag still has lots of dreck, but they also have some wonderful works of art too, so I just have to expect "the good, the bad and the ugly," when it comes to any art publications.

I want to take a moment to thank my sister, who moved her home and life, back  to El Paso to care for our mother.  In my last post, I wasn't kind concerning her cooking skills, and for that, I have apologized.  She has "da touch" in the kitchen also and has been caring for our 90 year old mother since then.  My sis is a God-send and I thank Him everyday for her love, care, concern and dedication to our mom's needs.  My sis has a heart of gold and and some big-ass stones along with that...the lady has "hutspa," lots of it.

In December, we had to say good-bye to our little Mr. Peanut, a.k.a, Senor Cacahuate.  He was diagnosed with liver cancer in the early summer and doctor said that he could live for another 6 months, year, maybe two, but our little guy made it to the 6 month mark.  I cried the entire time I put away Christmas of '12, on Dec. 28th.  He had a rough start, but my stepdaughter chose him up at a animal rescue facility, since she was told he was unadoptable due to his bad disposition...I would be pissed off too if I were mistreated and kicked in the face, breaking my jaw, by my owner.  He quickly took to all the lovin' provided by his new family and when Jessi moved up north to Chicago, we kept that little guy here with us.  Thank you , my sweet/bad-ass doggie...see you in heaven, because all dogs do go to heaven!!

Before I leave you, I want to post a pic of my little Zoe girl taken on her first birthday.  My daughter had a big Lady Bug theme party for her and Zoe will not have any memory of that festival, but her parents will!!  So here are my goils on her Zoe's "burpday" as my daughter used to refer to them around the same age.

Have a great week, my friends, and I shall return and post again, this time with pictures of my creative endeavors...sigh.  Peace out.