Sunday, March 21, 2010


What a week. No voice of merit for another week and Friday I had to get a surprise root canal. Then today I finally could almost talk and I am starting to feel sick. Runny nose, sore throat kind of stuff... Why now? I leave for Artfest in three days. I have to get better. I just have to.
Here is my lovely apron I finished for a friend. I bet she will be surprised. Wait until she sees the secret pocket. It looks quite long in this picture (and don't worry gang this will be the last photo you will be seeing of me for quite some time) but she is taller than me so it should work out.
I love these teacups my fourth graders made. I love clay projects. I am always so excited to open up the kiln and see how the pieces turned out after being glazed. On on that note I think I'll try to crawl into the kiln. (kidding) Have a grand old week.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

semi full of Liberty of London

Target adventures involving L of L:
Well I was ready this morning at 8 am and drove to Target. I hoped they would remember about Day Light Savings Time and be open. They were. At first I checked out the women's clothing right by the entrance. Lots to look at there. Great two piece bathing suits if you can wear one in confidence. ( no bathing suits were bought by me) Well after that it was hard to find anything else. They were just shelving things- and very slowly I might add. I guess I thought it was like Christmas Eve- you got to sleep with high hopes of Santa putting everything under the tree by the time you wake up but this wasn't the case. I hung around for about an hour wondering when they would be finished shelving- what I would be missing and where were the coffee mugs? Finally I left with this wonderful chair that would not have been there if I had come later. The three best pieces (2 of these chairs) and a tiered cookie type plate were gone before 10.

I came home and had coffee, worked on bills and lesson plans and them decided maybe I would try the N. Charleston Target since I kind of needed a calligraphy book for school. Got to that store and there was Na Da- nothing. I thought oh cool they put it all in one spot. Nope, the first Target team manager I asked, said that the person in charge was not there that day so they were just leaving everything in the back. Humph to that I thought and asked another manager who said they didn't get anything in yet and neither did the other two stores in the area. (Not quite true since I just came from one that had some stuff). Since Chloe hadn't found her make-up at that Target, we went to the third Target that had yet other L of L things but no mugs. They did have the scarves and bags. It was a wild flower hunt and still incomplete but I may actually be sick of the whole thing by now as you probably are too just by reading this.
Other news: made a tasty Indian dinner that I was the only one able to make it to the table and enjoy. Humph again.

I think this journal page needs some outlining or something. Rather flat. Almost organized for Artfest- ha/apron almost done/actually have journal ideas- where is the time? /have not started my Italian lessons via CD/ and of course no National Board work.
So thanks for sticking by me through Liberty of London. It happened, it's over, farewell.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

an apron full

What no art this week? Yup that is right. Spent the day in Myrtle Beach with my friend Dana. We went to an apron show at the art museum. Here I am in apron heaven trying on two aprons at one time and even holding one. This basket had aprons to try on which were actually just as nice as the ones hanging up for the exhibit. After that we went to anthropologie but I only bought a pair of tights on sale because I am saving my money for... Liberty of London at Target next week-end.

Did you guys realize how many art retreats are happening this year? I want to go to them all, but probably will go to none. Here are the ones I would gladly attend if gifted with one. (I guess that gift could only come from a magic rabbit..) dottie angel, Valley Ridge, Where Women Create, Mary Engelbreit, Squaw Valley, Donna Downey's Imagine, JournalFest, a whole bunch of virtual ones, and probably even more. How does one decide which to go to?
Please check back next week because I expect to have most of my apron done and a journal page. I would love to share them with you.
Peace and fun for the week please.