Friday, January 27, 2012

Weird weather and a couple of spooky dolls

I expect the Wicked Witch to pop by any minute. It is a'blowin out there. I walked to the mailbox and my hair flew out in all directions, scaring a frog that was sitting in the driveway.

Yes, a frog. A FROG. In January. And I saw a wasp. Pretty strange goings on here, nature-wise. We are usually covered with the white stuff right around now.

Maybe that is why I am sewing weird little dolls. Here is my latest batch.

On another topic, anyone else out there feeling like a sandwich? I don't mean eating one, I mean feeling like you are one. Like you're being squeezed by opposing forces? Like you need to be cloned big time?

I was talking to a friend about this. She said she is a bologna on white bread.
Maybe I am a cheese panini, since they get squished and grilled.

Now I am hungry. I will go make tea and sandwiches. The Wicked Witch should be here any minute now. I wonder what kind of sandwich she is? I bet it has anchovies on it. Or squid. Or whale blubber and bugs. Possibly a frog. We'll see.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

What I've been doing...

Hey all!

So here we are, fully entrenched in 2012. What have you all been up to? I have been writing, writing, writing. We have two more college tuitions staring at us, and the DH and I would like to have enough Mac n' Cheese to live off of in the future. Such is life today, no? Hurry scurry.

I did sneak in some painting before I started my writing project. I have been on a 'critters wearing crowns' bender. Now I am on a 'Wednesday Addams' bender, and I'm going to make a doll or two. I love Charles Addams, and I will admit to watching the TV show faithfully. What I truly, dearly love are the cartoons he did for The New Yorker. (That's him above, sitting the chair with the helmet on.)
And you gotta love that when he died, he was cremated, and his ashes were sprinkled in the pet cemetery he had at his home, called The Swamp.

I do so love oddballs. I wonder why.

Here are my paintings:
This last one is a little Wednesday.
Yes, I am a little odd myself. Thank you for noticing.

Monday, January 2, 2012


It's a brand-spanking-new year! Let's hear it for fresh starts!
I've been taking a personal 'inventory' (I refuse to make resolutions). Here's what I have come up with:

I need to learn how to say 'no'.
There needs to be more play time in life.
I hate diets.
I love being a creative person.

So I guess you can surmise that I will be answering 'no' to non-play requests while I eat apple fritters and paint and write at the same time!

I wanted to share a couple of presents I made for my kids. This year I made sculpey critters. I made a cat for Lucas, but I haven't taken a pic of it yet. Alex has to wait for his (I am holding it hostage until he comes home from Spain).

And here is a kitty I sewed. These are slightly addicting to make.
Life is busy here. I am going to try and earn some money writing (keyword = try). I am making friends with my new Mac. And I actually organized a section of my work area! Weee!

I hope you are all busy doing things you love, and sneaking in a donut now and then. I will be by to visit you soon. Hopefully you're up to no good, but not the kind that lands you in the slammer.