Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm off for San Jose' California...


It's my Birthday tomorrow...
57....
My Birthday and my husbands Aunt's 92nd Birthday!
I hope to be so lucky!

Since we're going to San Jose' It feels more like a trip than my Birthday... I'm not a fan of flying...... valium ~ yea....

I'll be gone till Monday but hopefully checking in with you...

Oh yea and the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party on the 27th!!!!

"The Boat that Rocked"

This is a trailer for a movie coming out...
I love almost every actor in it...
I also am a child of the 60's so I "get" it LOL.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Awards...



I want to thank Michelle at http://thestudioatcrowhavenfarm.blogspot.com for awarding me some fantastic awards.... (be sure to check out this incredible woman and see her art work!!!)

She awarded me these awards when I was on vacation and now I'm going to be gone again till Monday... I'll try to pick up when I get back... hopefully!

Thank you again Michelle!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A couple more pics

A old carving he did on his garage..I like how it all blends together.
Looking down from one of the stories I think the second (there's 3 floors and an attic)
Catwalks all around the perimeter of the floors
One of his ponds
Inside one of his studio's
just 5 more for now...

Just a couple more pictures

Details of the rock work
The guest houseHis fireplace that is 3 stories high (and of course he did the stone work : )

He built everything by himself. He did the the stone work.
Another view of his house
Here's a few more..

Home


Big Sky Country.
Hey they named a street after me!
Driving up to my Dad's placeThis is where my dad has his studio and the corral when we had horses.


Just one side of the houseAfter 8 hours of driving I made it home!
I love to drive, BUT I broke my tail bone the second day I was in Montana. OUCH!
It doesn't hurt to walk so I when I sit and am not aware OUCH!!!!!

It was a good trip all in all...
I'm tired and now getting ready to go to San Jose' Ca. (Sounds like I'm a traveler... : )

I'm going to add pictures... heavy blog with pictures.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hi~From Missoula Montana

I'm still here in Montana and loving the "Big Sky" Country...

*I've been out to see my dad.
*I've been driving all over the place.
*I've missed being able to write to any of you.

I'm on a computer in the lobby of the hotel I'm staying at.

I've been leaving Goblin cards all over the state... it's been fun and I hope the people that pick them up will enjoy them... and if not? Oh Well...

I hope you all are doing well...
I have lots of pictures to share when I get home.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tomorrow Off For a 7+ hr. Drive


First through the Cascade Mountains
Then miles and miles of wheat fields (Eastern Washington)
 Through the top part of Idaho. Coeur d' Alene lake area. 
Then down Look out pass into Montana.  I like to stop in Haugan Montana where the 20,000 Silver Dollar Bar and gift shop is. It's the only thing there!
 After that it's all down hill to Missoula Montana. Which I hope to get to in time to have dinner.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday ... and it's getting closer.



I'm leaving for Montana on Saturday for Missoula (one of my favorite towns). Then on the Great Falls, where I grew up. These pictures are looking off one of the bluffs at my Dad's place. The rock formations there are amazing. I just love the wide open spaces. I'm hoping to stay there 4 days and 4 nights... 

All in all I hope this is a great trip... because I think if I don't do it now, it would get harder and harder to do. I can already feel that pull.... more comfortable at home, routine's at home, art and computer at home....my chickens!

Then on home to Bellingham to fly out on my Birthday to San Jose' Ca. To visit my husbands Aunt who turns 92... I won't tell you how old I'll turn. lol! BUT I will tell you I'm going to one of my most favorite restaurants.. "Original Joe's" on my Birthday!

Thursday... 

Later Thursday ....
My husband and I went out to dinner with map and calendar in hand... I think I'm always biting off more than I can chew. I'm always looking at the end and never the middle of how to get to the end. So now I'm all confused. I don't have enough time, we don't have enough money and this trip is looking shorter than I imagined.
I'm not sure I'm going to get to what I originally wanted... maybe another day...

I'm definitely bummed.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Framed" Bunny Goblin, Willy and PIGS!




Hello to Wednesday~

I have framed the bunny goblin, I've decided to sell Willy Winter, and I put my 
"Pigs"  on Etsy.... so 3 new things... for now.

I'm planning on leaving for Montana this week-end.  Then maybe South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore and then well... that's to be seen... I have to be back home by June 26th (my birthday) to fly down to San Jose' Ca. for 4 days. 

It sounds like a whirlwind life, but it is not.. trust me... 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wow two awards!



I'm speechless...both of theses are such cool awards! 
I have gotten 2 awards in two days... I want to thank you so much  Abi and Michelle

Both of these women are wonderful!!! And talented. Please check out their blogs!

From Abi I had to find 15 new blogs... and Michelle choose 5... so I'm going to do my best (because I love so many of the blogs I find and follow) and choose 7...

She does wonderful and beautiful dolls!

Fabulous jewelry and dolls!

She is an amazing doll artist and painter!

A great new artist I have found Miriam at http://fairystudiokallies.blogspot.com
Be sure to check her dolls out.

One of my favorite artists!

An extraordinary art doll artist.

A wonderful doll artist and teacher at http://nancyesartdolls.ning.com

I want to add another great Artist and she is so faithful to read my blog ~thank you Sonia~ at http://darkravensnest.blogspot.com

All wonderful people and artists!

Monday, June 8, 2009

I put one Goblin card on Etsy.


The Goblin that is a Bunny for Halloween...
Any feed back welcome!

NEw Goblin CaRds

Slumber Party
Goblin Fairies in a Frame
Tina's Birthday
Fairy Goblin
Goblins Halloween 

I finally found how to waterproof the cards.
So, I'm going to take pictures and sell them on Etsy hopefully by Wed... 
I also thought about Zazzle.. Has anyone ever used them? I know Gail Lackey has (I have a great cutout of one of her dolls) But I thought of putting them on a cup...

Be cool presents for me to give~ eh?


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Good-night Sunday


There was such a squabble outside... my chickens were all a flutter, my cat wanted inside... only to find it was a young precocious sea gull on our roof! They can be so noisy!

Tomorrow will be another week.. another chance of going to to the gym, finishing the "Goblin" cards, finish Sarah, my traveling doll project and also the few other projects that I have in the fire...one is to plan a trip to Montana...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Goblin Cards








I think I might sell them on Etsy... 
There's a postcard on back. We'll see... I've been so high on Vicodin I'm not sure what's up... Oh that reminds me I want to see the movie " UP"!

I am so glad it's Friday... no appointments of any kind ~ YEA!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Done with the first root canal




Next week will  be the second...
Done with another cortisone shot, hopefully that will be enough...
Beautiful warm days.
Hummingbirds, the closest things to fairies we will ever see.
Chickens clucking, laying eggs for the neighbors and myself.
Finally lettuce, beets, carrots coming up, miraculous... almost.

I'm painting watercolors of goblins... 
Fun, thoughtless... not thinking about dolls at the moment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I've just to try this...


I joined picnik  http://www.picnik.com  it's a tiny version of playing with your pictures.  I've been having fun with this...

Now this is my kind of car...

As a wanderer in life... a nomadic kind of person... one that would want to travel her whole life. This is what I need!

  Colim: the detachable caravan
Colim, a new vehicle designed by Christian Susana, is a great blend of a car and a caravan camper. The front part of this unique looking automobile can be detached, if you are not going camping with your family, and used as a two-seater car. Colim might not be the best looking vehicle, but it is quite useful given the flexibility it offers. (Source)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday ... not so good...

Teeth pain is the worse! I have 2 implants... and wish I could have my whole mouth done! I'm not sure that every tooth in my mouth doesn't have a root canal~as I've had so much dental work! All my front teeth are capped (Sonia) so.... Keep on Keeping on... Thank you everyone!
Over this week-end I just knew something was happening with my teeth (I have the worse teeth in the world) It got worse and worse... Now I do believe I need not one but 2 root canals... I'll (well I already know) tomorrow. Blech.....