Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We all love bonuses-right!?!

Gracie just told me today that if she gets 1,000 subscribers to her company blog she'll get a big bonus.  It's very fun and you'll be glad you did.  Who ever knew that office supplies could be this fun and you could do so much with them.  Please subscribe at:  http://blog.shoplet.com/ .  Oh and becoming a follower doesn't count.  Thanks!  It's my bday today and this would be a great present that doesn't cost anything.  She's my daughter, you know.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Snow Queen takes over the world or, at least, my mosaic

So the theme of this piece is the Snow Queen.  Do you remember that old Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale?  I'm not sure, exactly, how I'm going to tie it in as I'm reading the fairy tale right now.  My son, Charlie, loves that story and since I didn't do a graduation painting for him-it's going to be his.

When I finish all the edges I'll be able to post the final picture and tell how it ties in with the passage from the story.  Until then think of these crystal clear flowers as lilies floating on a pond that's streaming over the earth..........

Oh, just to remind you all of a few of my other heart mosaics I decided to post some.   All are named after famous literary heroines. The 1st one is Becky Thatcher from "Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.  The next 2 are labeled.  The 4th is Meg March from "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott.  The fifth is Olive Chancellor from "The Bostonians" by Henry James.  The 6th is Lucy Manette from "A Tale of 2 Cities" by Charles Dickons.  The 7th is labeled and the 8th is last but NOT least Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11-comment, I must

So the 10th anniversary came and went.  I was amazed at how I felt just as bad as I did back then.  It was like it had happened just yesterday.  Even though it has been that long I still have terrifying flashbacks of Chris, Charlie and Gracie and I standing in a room in one of the buildings.  Not to say that we were in that particular room but we could have been since it was only 3 weeks before that we had been to the top of 1 tower.  I have this horrible visualization of us having to make a choice of staying or jumping.  Then I have to tell myself to not "go there" and jerk my thoughts away.  Have you ever had that happen?  When you had something happen or a possibility that is so frightening that you have to stop yourself from thinking about it?  Probably everyone does.  Maybe if I focus on it and wear out the scene I might be able to reduce the power of the bad situation.

Okay.  Time to get out my book on cd and listen.  Distract my thoughts and move on.   Like to the fact that I've got lots to do around here and sitting at this computer is wasting my time..............