Monday, December 14, 2009

Ice, sleet, snow, ice sleet snow, winter is here.

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This morning we woke up to a thick layer of ice and it was still sleeting. I can barely see the house, in the field, behind my house, so following my WINTER DRIVING RULE #1, I won't be leaving the house today. More time in the studio!!

I recently joined an International Mail Art group: International Union of Mail Art,
One of the artists that introduced himself told me that he lives in,Saskatchewan, Canada and it was -53 there. I can't even wrap my mind around that temperature.

I received my calendar's of my photos that I had made at MYPUBLISHER. I am really pleased with how they turned out. I'll be sending the kids and my mother their special calendars this week. I used 12 of the photos that you can see up in the slideshow pictures. It was a hard decision. If you weren't around last year, I used this self publishing site and the calendars arrived looking like the kind that you buy in Barnes and Noble. BEAUTIFUL! BIG GORGEOUS PHOTOS! Last year I did two different ones. One was of sunsets and the other flowers.
Zeus, requested that I mix the photos up, this year.

I'm working on some mail art to send up this week. I'll post some pictures later today.
I had two gallon size bags of batik scrapes that I had been saving to make some fabric beads.
Yesterday, I got them out and ironed out the scrapes to find that I have some really nice sizes for making postcards. I completely forgot what sorting I had been involved in and sat down at the sewing machine and started sewing. TOTAL BLISS. I had so much fun.

Sesame Street is on for Riley and normally I tune it out but there is a sketch on now that is just cracking me up, DESPERATE HOUSEPLANTS. The gardener sounds like some "dude" from the 60's. He gave them water and sun. I had forgotten how funny this show is.
I remember when my oldest, who is now almost 36 used to watch it. We actually went to a panel, at the University, that was studying the effect that the show had on small children.
They were testing to see if it was too loud, to fast, to busy that kind of thing.
I don't know what the results were but I do know that all my children grew up watching it and Mr. Rogers.

Ok, now I'm off to check in with my favorite blog writers.

:)Bea Remember you have all you need, within yourself, to CREATE.


  1. It almost looks like an xray of an icicle.

  2. It's huge. It almost touches the ground from the end of the barn roof. :)Bea

  3. Wow, cold, beautiful, unbelievable, amazing.

  4. Brrrrrrrrrr!
    Your calendars sound awesome!

  5. Yvonne, don't feel to sorry for me. In 11 days I will be on a plane for St. John's to spend Christmas with my entire family. WHooooohooooo :)Bea

  6. I'm pretty excited about this year's calendar. :)Bea

  7. Wow, that is some icicle! I used to have a pen pal in Yakutz, Siberia and it got to -65 there. They had special clothes to wear or they were in mortal peril. Mad. Why would anyone live there?

    I adore sorting fabric scraps too. I love your postcards, as I've said many times!!