"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

A blast from the past...this is an ATC I made way back in 2007.  That's me as a Princess & my brother Bob as Bugs Bunny.  Cute little critters, huh?
Halloween is being postponed here until Sunday night due to the storm.  We no longer give out candy as we simply cannot afford to, so we miss the fun costumes, but it is what it is. 
Happy Halloween to all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It was a dark & stormy night...


Very dark & even more stormy.  The winds were ferocious.  The power went off...then on...then off...then on...then off...then on...and luckily stayed on the rest of the night.  At times it sounded as if the roof would cave in.  I got no sleep.  Sunny Cat was crying half of the night, not knowing what was going on.

It's bitter cold & raining...UGLY weather.  I really HATE the weather here in Ohio.  Actually, I hate Ohio, but that's another story.  I guess I have to be grateful that we're not on the East Coast where it's even worse.  I couldn't handle even worse.  I just could not handle it.

In the mountains south of here it's snowing.  Blizzard conditions.  You'd just have to shoot me.

The photo above was from a dare I had from my dear friend Tracy when we first moved to this awful place called Ohio.

She went to Huntington Beach & made a Sand Angel.  I had to go out in the icky snow & make a Snow Angel.  She got the better part of that dare for sure.

That will be the last snow angel I ever make.  Guaranteed.

I can still hear the winds & rain battering the house.
I'm thinking I'd like to have the house lift up & land in Oz.  Or Southern CA...that would be even better.

I'm also sending tons of positive energy to those who have it so much worse than we do...
I don't know how you endure it...
Hang in there. 


Sunday, October 28, 2012

There's still time to help...

The pretty kitty above is Sophie, who is no longer able to help in my studio.  We miss her & our Sunny Cat isn't a big help unless you want shredded ribbon or missing stuff!  Gotta love kitties!
If Sophie could, she'd remind you that there's still time to help our friend Melody & her Bits & Pieces Art Program.  I've already sent a big box of art supplies out to CA so Melody can continue her work teaching Art Journaling to at risk elementary school kids.  You can learn how you can help by visiting the link & watching her video.
Another dear friend of ours has yet another way you can help.  Queen Xina of SkyBluePink has a donation page to make it easy to donate items that are especially needed.  YOU could also win a prize...read about it in this post from her weekly newlsletter:
The Queen wishes gently to remind thee that Our artist friend Melody is
once again teaching several classes of at-risk children about art journaling.
And the Bits & Pieces Art Program could use thine extra art supplies,
or even a small donation. Her classes start in November, so now is the
time to help! The official web site has a more complete explanation of her
Art Program and an introductory video, too.

If thou wishes to help this wonderful cause, we at SkyBluePink have
created a web page where donations can be made to offset the cost of
Melody's top 4 items: blank books, scissors, ink pads, and loteria sets.
Thou canst simply add a small donation to thy regular shopping cart, and
we will see that the items on Melody's list get purchased wholesale and
shipped to her.

Xina has declared that there will be a drawing for SkyBluePink Gift
Certificates once this year's Bits & Pieces Art classes have begun.
Everyone who donates to this project through this web page will be
entered, and there will be multiple prizes!

While you are visiting SkyBluePink, be sure to look around...there are always sooooooooo many delightful "must haves" for all your creative outlets. 
Thanks for visiting & helping if you are able.  BE SAFE if you are in the path of this massive storm.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ribbon Ribbon Everywhere!

Well, I've been having some fun here in my studio.  I've been busy dyeing more ribbon for myself & for my Etsy shop.  I've done Autumn colors...bright colors...muted colors...
Even Halloween colors...I absolutely LOVE this color combo for Halloween...
it's called Halloween Treats!
These & many more are now available at KittenCreates on Etsy.  Please stop by & take a look.  Thanks!