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Old enough to know better, but at age 50 I started a second career as a Mixed Media Artist. Inspired by a friend who suggested I research Altered Art I found what I do, and what I need to feed my muse. I have been published* I have been purchased* I have been SOLD! at an exhibit* I have been invited to share and teach* I have been blessed that I have friends who "get it";

Monday, November 26, 2012

Would you believe STILL ON HOLD

Sometimes live gives you such a jolt that you will never get back on track.

This is what is happening at my house.

Since July 18 when I called 911 to come get my hubby to the hospital -

MRI and such, Infection Doctors, Neuro Surgeon, Heart doctors, ICU, back surgery (2), Rehab Acute Care Hospital, several transfers by ambulance from this hospital to the other, TEE (looking at the heart), EKG, heart monitors, LIFE VEST so if heart doesn't restart on its own he gets a shock to jump start, back to REHAB hospital...

Friday Sept 21st - he came home
He came home with a power wheel chair, a manual wheel chair, the LIFE VEST, 2 walkers, and IV to be handled by ME every 6 hours around the clock.. home health nurses, home health PT, Diabetes, diet restrictions -

Saturday Sept 15 I had the first BLAST to get the decorations finished for the WEDDING OF THE CENTURY on Oct 13th..

Saturday Sept 22 I had the second BLAST for making the 200 Jar pies for the wedding favors.

Then we tried to just keep going until we could catch our breath.

Wedding was fantastic, he was a bastid to me, didn't like the suit, didn't like the venue was not as Handicapped accessible as he would like... and on and on and on!

I danced and partied and danced and danced and danced - and blew off the tension that had been building.

He has had a pacemaker put in

He is scheduled for a heart cath and then a valve job...

He is still in that power chair because he is out of breath all the time he tries to walk with the walker.

 Does my art get done? Do I have any art?

Hell no, I can't get around the fact that my brain and life are tied up in his problems, and I enable him to be pretty much dependent on my help... unless I ignore him and make him do the stuff that is HARD... sure it is easier for him to let me tie his shoes... put on his sox, empty the urinals, make his meals

SO when this roller coaster is pulled into the station, I may get my life back... and hope this coaster doesn't get off track and shoot off again leaving us in limbo.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

On Hold

Life is on HOLD while I try to get my DH back on track

Friday, June 22, 2012

More Yard Art

I have 3 buffet lamps sitting on my dining table, waiting to go up into the loft.

I left them there too long, and one of them turns into yard art solar lamp?!
And the coffee pot followed  shortly after

And the vintage water bottle on a stand 

If BIG BLUE (the lamp up in the loft) sees what is going on I may have to buy more solar lights!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bird feeder Bling

 Face lift for the old bird feeder , bling and spray paint

Ghetto ear rings from a close out

Bottom of the bird bath that got knocked over too many times, rebar and clamps fixed her up

Top section also repaired with rebar, and stands very tall so I can watch the birds bathe

The work crew applies CWF = finally, after a 3 year wait!

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Pond Pix 2012

 Pond after the crew re stained the deck

Sail shade keeps the fishes cool

view from the deck

Fairy finally got new wings, she formerly sat on a water feature on the deck, but got knocked off and has been wingless for a few years

I need to plant some posies behind her

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Wall

A forum friend posted this and I HAD to add it to my black wall

Free handed, no rulers or pencils used, just some metallic markers... saw my mistakes up close and personal, but that just gives me another reason to be FREE!!!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunflower clock

Sunflower clock.. when a sunflower seed is hit by lightning
all kinds of strange and wonderful things happen!
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mars Local Solar Time

Clock that I have worked on for a few weekends
Having problems taking pix of it, will take it outside for natural lighting
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Waiting for the glue to dry

One of the most serious problems, I have no patience waiting for the glue to dry.

I waited for stuff all my life.

I keep thinking about how I used to work WET, but now it makes me sorry to have to say: I shuda waited.

I have stopped and started on this clock several times, cause it just wasn't right.

I do my best work straight from the shower.  My head is hit with water and BAM, another idea.

Right out of the shower I go to the white board over the vanity and scribble my idea.. and most of the time the ideas are GOOD!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

boo tin eers

A preview of the boo tin eers I am making for the October wedding. Decor is TWIGS AND BERRIES.. lol
They are spring clothespins with hand made ribbon flowers and such. Its a start!
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