Friday, February 25, 2011

Made it to Friday YAY!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I really can't believe it actually snowed here in the N.W. the past few days. We only had an inch of snow (Thankfully) but other places had a lot more.

Hello, up there, it is nearly March, we are done with Winter now!!! ( I know I can't really complain compared to what other people have had to deal with but I want some WARM SUNSHINE, PLEASE!!!!!!!  SOON!!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!!!!)

But of course, I did take a couple of photos but thru the window, I wasn't going to go outside, it was way to chilly (He! He!)

So, the other day, we were having dinner with our Son and talking about my incapability to be able to function on Facebook. Jokingly I said, there should be one for Old People like me ('coz, you know wandering around the house in my dressing gown for weeks at a time feeling like crap, has made me feel VERY OLD :)

So, we Googled, of course, and what do you know there is a fun page, someone set up. I had to share it, it just made me giggle and I needed a good giggle. It is obviously written by someone in Britain ( the ref. to tripe, a big give away, yuck! :(

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Also, I wanted to share that I blogging on fPOE (Female Photographers of Etsy) yesterday, if you would like to see these talented Ladies' work, here is the link; fPOE Blog

One more thing, Tiffany at Will Write 4 Food Blog wasn't feel too well the other day and just goggled "ugh" she came up with a very cute and funny image and she suggested that we should all do that and share them back at her blog. So, I Goggled "Grumpy" that being my mood a lot of the time right now and this is what I found :)

Grumpy Cookie from Mama Drama Archives

Now this cracked me up :)

Well, My Dears, I hope you all have a Lovely Weekend!

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where has the Time Gone?

I really can't believe we are 2 months into the year already! Where has the time gone?

I had a C.F.S./Fibro relapse in January; I guess too much partying over the Holidays. Not really, I take it relatively easy most of the time, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to what will trigger a relapse. I only know that the past 4 weeks have truly sucked. I haven't had the energy to do much but rest. It is exhausting to sit at the computer for long, so no blogging :( 
It is too exhausting to sit and hold a book to read and even then my mush of a brain can't retain anything so I find I read the same thing over and over :(     I can't really tolerate a lot of noise so watching TV is out for any length of time. Life gets very boring and frustrating and isolating. It is impacted by the fact that all my workspaces are in my home, my art studio, my sewing room and my office. So, with lots of projects sitting around calling to me to finish them and with no energy to do anything but ignore them it becomes downright depressing. Thankfully, I am starting to get a little energy back but it is a bad relapse and will take a few more weeks before I can try to start doing anything like photo shoots :(

So, what have I been able to do?  Here are a few photos I was able to resize or play with. Let me know what you think :)

Art Sculpture DownTown P.Town

Stack of paper serviettes in a restaurant added my fav. PINK :)


(BEFORE) I love this :)

(AFTER) This was fun but I do not think as good as the original


(AFTER) This one I loved creating. I added one of my fav. layers to this and added a little pink tones :)


(AFTER) Just cropped and added a little colour, I love how it just pops :)


(AFTER)  Way more interesting :)

These were a couple of photos I took in restaurants before the Holidays. I love the challenge of taking photos of Lights :)

So, what do you think?

I also wanted to share a couple of other things. As a lot of you know Etsy, in their infinite wisdom, closed down some of the community forums from their site. These were, what I believe, to be the very HEART of the Etsy community. Not sure what their thinking was behind this but it was dumb in my opinion. Anyway, some smart Etsians opened up The Unofficial Etsy Forums. My Blogger Buddy Aquariann blogged about it a few weeks ago, thankfully, I still feel in the loop. YAY! Here is the link 
so pop over there to share your blog links, promo or just chat to your Blogger and Etsy buddies.

One more thing, one of my fPOE (Female Photographers of Etsy) Ladies is having a giveaway of a beautiful 2011 calendar with such gorgeous photos I just had to share it. If you have a min. pop over and check it out :)

Well, I hope you all have a Lovely Day!

It is nice to be back Blogging :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.