I am posting a picture this morning that was one of my "Get excited & make something" giveaways. It is a small picture that was done with bees wax. This one went to Sharon at http://sharon-artfromtheheart.blogspot.com/.
Sharon sent me a note yesterday thanking me & telling me how much she loved it. We are also getting ready to take off on a camping trip Monday. We will be gone for a week & we are camping in Big Sur, Ca. I am just hoping the weather will be okay. We might get a bit of rain but hopefully it won't be too much! I will share pictures when I return. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Oh, one more thing....Mama cat has been spayed & she's doing great. The kittens are growing & I still have 4 of them. I have a feeling I am going to own more kitties than I anticipated...I am such a sucker for a kitten face! It's almost pathetic:>)
When I was blogging this morning I ran across a post on Sherry Goodloe's blog at: http://gotart4u.blogspot.com/ regarding this giveaway at: http://shardonexclusives.blogspot.com/. Sharon is celebrating her first year & her 100th post. Congratulations to Sharon! Check out her blog, leave a comment & follow her instructions for your chance to win a beautiful creation made by her.
It's official. The California Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8. Am I disappointed? ABSOLUTELY! I am not only disappointed, I am thoroughly DISGUSTED! My heart goes out to all the same sex couples that continue to be ripped of their rights to marry the ones they love. I am really not feeling very proud of my native state today. Sad, sad day in California!
I am really falling behind on my posts & I need to get with it. It's not that I haven't been creative & productive because I have. I've been working on my "GET EXCITED & MAKE SOMETHING" giveaway & I am finally done. I am going to wrap everything up & get it into tomorrows mail. I have goodies going to Renate in Germany, Gaby from Brazil, Diana in Canada & Marianne & Sharon here in the US. Your gifts will be there soon & I hope you all love what I've made for each of you.
I am posting a couple of pics from Universal Studios last week. My son has been on vacation so we spent a day acting like tourists in our native state of California. I always think of my dear sister-in-law when I see cows. She is a hopeless lover of cows & I thought this was so cute. The other one just makes me laugh. That sign was placed in the perfect place...Very L.A!
One more little thing....we parted with one of the kittens last Friday. She was placed in a WONDERFUL home & we were very sad to see her leave but so very grateful that she is going to such a loving home. She will be an indoor cat which means she will have a longer life span. I still have 3 more to go as I am going to keep one little boy. His name is Cooper & he is PRECIOUS! You'll see pics of him a little later. Happy Memorial Day everyone!
What an honor to receive this Noblesse Award from my very dear friend, Tweedles @ http://tweedles-georgie.blogspot.com/. It's really special when you receive an award from someone you admire so very much! Tweedles & her Moms have a fabulous blog that you must check out. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank ALL the wonderful bloggers I have met over the past two years for their constant support. I pass this award on to each & every one of you! The guidelines for this award are:
(1) Blog manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade different cultures and beliefs. (2) The blog contents inspire...striving to encourage and offer solutions. (3) There is a clear purpose of the blog. One that features a better understanding on social, political, economic issues, and the arts, culture, sciences and beliefs. (4) Blog is refreshing and creative (5) Blog promotes friendship and positive thinking. Bloggers who receive this award should.... (1) Create a post with mention and link to the blogger who presented the award to you. (2) Display award conditions in the post. ( 3) Write some comments or a short story about what your blog has achieved..possibly citing an older post. (4) The Noblesse Oblige award should be presented to bloggers in concurrence with the conditions. (5) The award logo should be displayed somewhere on the blog.
I have been slacking a little lately & haven't made any artwork. I do, however, have this wonderful picture of my favorite little (I mean LARGE) Pug man, Kong. Kong is my sister, Gail's dog & he will be celebrating his 3rd birthday this year. He is a big boy with some long legs. He also weighs a bit more than most Pugs...but who cares?? I weigh more than I'd like to also! Kong is very happy to be living in California now & close to his Aunt Diane. His Mom is always entertaining him with trips to the dog park or Pug meet-ups. Life is good for Kongy! He is probably soaking up the morning sun around the jacuzzi as we speak! Happy Thursday!
We finally got some decent kitten pictures. They are all doing well & as you can see I am having no problems getting them to eat kitten food now. Looks like the two gray ones are males along with one of the white ones. The single picture is actually the runt of the group. She was a little skittish in the beginning but seems to be coming around now. Needless to say....we are enjoying these little guys!
I saw a post 2 or 3 weeks ago on Renate's blog at http://putalittlemagicinyourlife.blogspot.com/ for this Get Excited & Make Something giveaway. The first 5 to comment receive a gift made by that individual. I slipped in with my comment & I received this lovely bracelet from Renate. I love it! Thanks so much, Renate. Check out her blog, she has some lovely things posted (particularly her very sweet kitties.) I will continue working on the 5 gifts that I am mailing out & hopefully they will go out by next week. Have a wonderful week!
I want to wish all you Moms a very Happy Mother's Day. Unfortunately, my Mom is not here to share this day with us but that certainly doesn't mean that we are not thinking about her & missing her terribly after almost 5 years without her. Mother, we would shower you with love today & thank you for the wonderful values you've instilled in your children. We owe you so much. You were definitely one of a kind!
This is the 2nd mannequin I did last week. I am trying to find a less expensive source. I know I've been paying top dollar. I found a few at half the price I've been paying but her amounts are limited. I did however, buy up what she had. I will just keep looking. I've also been working on the giveaway gifts. I am hoping to get those out next week. Mama cat received a clean bill of health on her blood tests. They are all doing just fine. The kittens are getting so cute I can hardly stand it! Happy Saturday Everyone!
I am posting a pic of just one of the kittens we rescued earlier this week & one of Mama cat. The kitten is one very cute little girl, like her mama. They all seem to be doing well. There's three that are white with markings & two gray ones. I will try to get some better shots soon. I took Mama to the vet yesterday for a thorough going over. Everything looks good so far. They did blood work so I will get the results of that today. The kittens will visit the vet in the next couple of weeks also.
Back home after 3 lovely days up in Northern Ca. We were able to hit 2 of the three things we had planned. I did make it to Flax & Urban Ore but not the Alameda antique faire:>( The weather just wasn't cooperating on that day. Maybe next month! I did fit in a little visit to a fabulous garden in Woodside, Ca. called Filoli http://www.filoli.org/. I have placed quite a few photos on Flickr (link on sidebar) for your enjoyment. Friday we went up to Napa Ca. to the Rene di Rosa Preserve http://dirosapreserve.org/ It was absolutely wonderful. I even purchased the annual membership. Can't wait to go back again. We spent the day up in that area & stopped in Healdsburg to see some of my husband's family. Saturday was Urban Ore & Flax. The Flax people informed me that my sales receipt maybe the longest receipt in the history of Flax! Does that give you an idea as to how much paper I purchased?? It took hubby & I both to carry it all out YIKES! Sunday was pouring rain until the afternoon. We took a drive over to Half Moon Bay & it was pretty foggy but nonetheless beautiful. Last leg was a stop in Paso Robles (we own property there) as there was a stray cat that gave birth to 5 kittens at the property. We scooped up mother & kittens & brought them all home. Mama will be getting spayed very soon & I will attempt to find homes for the babies. I am looking forward now to doing some artwork! Happy Monday everyone! Flower pics posted are from the Filoli Gardens.