Sunday, February 21, 2010


For those of you who don't clip coupons you are missing out on a lot! Not only the handy savings, but the little gems that are advertised in the coupon inserts. Take these lovely shoes for instance. Breathtaking. These shoes are priced at just $49.95 that you can pay in three easy installments of $19.65. They only take 8-10 weeks to arrive once you send in the initial shipping fee. Now why these aren't available in other breeds I just don't know.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Reality and Tiger Woods

Last week I had a little reality slap in the face. On the same day my daughter turned two I also registered my son for kindergarten. How did that happen? He is going to be gone for half the day in a few months! Part of me is like yippee but the other part is really really sad. Then my little wiggles, she isn't allowed to grow up. What is going on here? They both need to stay little, innocent, and sweet forever.
And now my thoughts on Tiger Woods, .

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I'm writing a book. Say what?! Yeah, that's right a novel. I've been working on it for a few months now. I think it is coming along quite nicely but it will probably end up in pdf format for sale in my Etsy shop in the section titled, "Crap Nobody Wants." Yes, I do have that section in my Etsy shop. Anyways, I started on Draft Four tonight. I've been cutting and pasting from the previous drafts and adding things here and there to tighten the plot line. My previous drafts all ended at about the middle of the story. I figured I should get the first half of the book solid before finishing it up. I had stopped at a real, 'holy shit I can't believe it!', part of the story. Well, tonight I discovered that the last 14 pages or so, the really complex, plot twisting joy ride of chaos is missing. That's right, gone! I am a save button fanatic. I even email myself copies of the book to make sure I don't lose it if the computer craps out. I'm clueless as to how this happened. I know that I didn't dream that I wrote those pages. As frustrating as it is I'm just glad I didn't lose the whole thing. I think I would have thrown in the towel if I had lost everything. So there, the cat is out of the bag. I'm writing a book and I've hit my first stumbling block. Not to worry, I'll prevail. I have this odd need to see this project through. I'll keep you all posted as to when it's available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Charcoal Drawing

I had that itchy anxious need to create tonight. That feeling usually proceeds my best work. And sometimes not. Like tonight. I think my first mistake was pulling out the charcoal. I never work with charcoal. I think I'm still using the same stuff from a drawing class I took in high school. I got one somewhat decent picture, but the other sucks. I think my main problem is that I have the patience of a two year old. When I start something I want it to be done NOW because I can already see the final result in my head.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Magic Hot Dog Necklace

I was looking through the forums on Etsy today and in particularly entertaining thread I saw this listing mentioned. Now why can't I think of products like this? The description in the listing is as follows:

You can sell anything on Ebay... but what about Etsy?

I present to you my magic hotdog pendant with necklace. It actually has magic powers! As you see... it attracts cute cats and an a occasional dog. This necklace might also attract other wildlife so do not wear it near wooded areas. It also has the power to bring laughter and finger pointing! It also can keep you alive you get get lost. Simply eat and pray you don't die, either from being lost or food poisoning.

This pendant was hastily handmade with poor judgment and the consumption of a full pot of coffee. The seller is not responsible for any bad things that might happen while wearing this necklace.

This pendant comes with an adjustable black corded necklace.


To see the listing in Nixcreation's shop click here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Terrible Twos

This is my new ringtone. Only my version is the classical version, not Trans Siberian Orchestra. I think the fire in the video is a nice touch. It kind of reminds me of my daughter when she is throwing an unsolicited temper tantrum. Like the one she is having right now......

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Clay Figure

My latest project. She isn't done yet, but I'm getting close. At some point I'll probably mount her on a nice piece of wood. All in all I'm pretty happy with the outcome so far. This is definitely something that I've never done before.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Drawings and Hyde Park Art Show Ramblings

I realized I haven't put any art on here for awhile so I decided to put these two pencil drawings I did a few months ago. I really need to do more drawing. I'm always bouncing from one crazy idea to the next, constantly searching for my thing. Whatever that may be. I need to go back to my roots more often.
On a completly different note, I got an application for the Hyde Park Art Show in the mail this week. My first reaction was "pooh on you people!". But then I started thinking about it. They didn't accept me last year for my paintings. Clearly the judge was blind and lacked any artistic taste. I hope she doesn't read this. Oh, who am I kidding. I'm still convinced the only person who ever reads this blog is my friend Lisa who probably only checks it when she has nothing better to do. But I'm straying from my point. I didn't go to the show last year because I knew I would be pissed off at some of the stuff that got in over me. Shallow and immature, yes. But my friend Rick went and he seems to think I would have made a killing selling my clocks there. I've only tried to sell my clocks at a show once and it was at a very small craft show at a local church. Now I'm not being condescending at all, but people just looked at my clocks with complete mystification. No one knew who Salvador Dali was and certainly didn't know the clocks were supposed to be melting. I heard one person telling another they thought they were feet. What? So I think it goes without saying I didn't sell a thing. That was obviously a bit discouraging. Especially because I sell well online. The Hyde Park Art Show is on a whole different level. I think just about everyone that goes to that show would know who Dali was and I think they would understand the clocks. If my clocks are going to sell at a show this would be a good test. So I'm going for it. The worst thing that's going to happen is that I don't get accepted again and I'm out $30.00. The second worst thing that could happen is that I get accepted and don't sell anything. At least then I would know not to bother with art shows. I'll keep you posted Lisa. The judging is in April.