Welcome and thankyou!

Thankyou to all of you friends and family that are taking the time to check this out. I know I am a BIG TIME NEWBIE in the world of blogging......well actually anything computer wise and otherwise on the big wide world of internet, so thanks for being patient, kind, loving and understanding. Please feel free to help me out with insights and instructions and even suggestions.........just as long as they are nice. (smile)

This is me...............

This is me...............
What a beautiful place I live.....see that lake and mountians behind me!

About Me

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Shasta Lake/ Hayfork (always our real home), Northern California, United States
Love, love, love art. My favorite art theme is Jesters/Jokers, Gemini, Drama masks and gnomes/fairies. I Love my art friends. I Adore my hubby Bill, my 4 kids and my sweet doggie Uno. I love to read, travel, sports, music and most of all I LOVE TO LAUGH.....even at myself!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

trying to catch up

hi to everyone. I am trying, as always to catch up. We got the kids all moved into their new town house. then of course we had to get our house back into order. I have my craft room back and it took me days to reorganize it. took forever to arrange it the way I wanted it. after years of things being moved around, I have now tried to put the things I use the most closest to my work space. it may not be pretty , but it is mine. lol. I have been going to the gym with the hubby as much as possible. we finally decided we needed to get it shape, especially now that we live somewhere that there is a gym available. we had to find one with a heated pool, since my neck and shoulder surgeries have made it impossible to due much else, unless I want a migraine anyway. when the weather is cooler, the pool actually starts to get the look of the black lagoon, with all of the steam floating up. but I got external speakers for my ipod and turn it up as much as possible, to kinda take away from the creepiness of the steam. it is kinda peaceful in many ways, whenever I am the only one in the pool, which happens alot since we tend to go later than most people. they kids joined also, but they tend to do work outs on the excercise equiptment with bill. anyway, it has been a good thing and since the first of the year, we also made a commitment to eat better as well. it was tough while the kids were here, but now that it is just bill and I, we can control everything that comes in and what types of food too.

I have also been a tad busy finishing a few art projects as well. been working on altered art CD's, and several chunky pages. I love working with them both, mostly because it is a new size and bigger than artist trading cards. I think collage and altered art styles are my favorite to do, so I loved making them. I will post a few just to give you an idea of what they are and how they turned out. sandy

'lady jester' ATC

'lady jester' ATC
pen/marker pigment ink drawing