Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"My Own Private Idaho'

My husband and I are at our home in Idaho for the week, so I won't be able to post much during this time--the weather is lovely; blue skies, cottony white clouds, clean air, and fall colors . . . in short, a wonderful respite from all the traffic and crowds and smog we've become accustomed to the past 8 months. We are enjoying visiting with our family here . . . hope you all have a terrific week!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday Funnies - Joan Davis & Jim Backus

"I Married Joan" was one of my favorite sitcoms back when I was young. I loved Joan Davis and thought she was very funny when I was a little girl. This clip from one of her shows is a little fuzzy, but really brought back memories for me when I watched it. Joan Davis was a comedienne who performed on stage and in the movies, and then became a TV star in the 1950s. Sadly, she died of a heart attack when she was only 53 years old. Tragically, her mother, daughter and grandchildren all died in a house fire two years after her death. You can read more about her here and here:

Friday, September 19, 2008

TGIF Challenge - Minimalist

This week, TGIF is using a "minimalist" theme, which includes ATCs, inchies, twinchies, etc. This is my first attempt at a twinchie--not too good, but I will get better. I have a lot of trouble using "Stickles" even though I love that glitter and like to use it--I just can't seem to get a thin line going with it. I know some people who just use it so beautifully in their artwork, but I haven't been able to get the hang of it yet. If anyone has any advice for me on using Stickles, it would be very much appreciated! The image I used in this little piece is from Paper Whimsy.

Monday, September 15, 2008

TMTA - "Handwriting"

This week's theme for Think Monday, Think ATC is HANDWRITING--something stamped or hand written--I don't have many rubber stamps with handwriting on them, and I don't trust my own handwriting on a piece of art, so I did this. The image is from Digital Collage Sheets. Hope everyone's having a good Monday!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Retro Cafe Art Giveaway!!!!!!

Kris Hubick of Retro Cafe Art is having another wonderful,fun giveaway here: Check out her wonderful blog!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunday Funnies - Our Gang Silent Short

I'm not an advocate of spanking, but this is pretty cute, just watching these kids eat the cake:

Friday, September 12, 2008

TGIF - Anything Goes!

There is no specific theme for the TGIF challenge this week--it's open to whatever you'd like to do, so I made a little ATC. They are the easiest thing for me to do right now because I still have all my art supplies in boxes and have to drag everything out and work in a tiny space--that should change soon, though, because we are moving into an apartment while we wait (and wait, and WAIT) for our house in Idaho to sell! It will be so nice to have our own space again. Family has been so wonderful and generous to us, but there's nothing like having your own little private place to call home . . .

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ten on Tuesday - Favorite Movie Songs

Here's my list for this week's theme for Ten on Tuesday:

1. Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago
2. General theme from James Bond
3. Harry Potter theme and music
4. Psycho soundtrack
5. All songs from The Sound of Music
6. Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
7. Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
8. The Right Somebody to Love from Captain January
9. Theme from Indiana Jones
10.Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head from Butch Cassidy

Monday, September 8, 2008

TMTA - "Dancing"

This week's TMTA challenge theme is Dancing

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Funnies - Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton, nicknamed "The Great Stone Face" because of the always deadpan expression on his face, was a famous silent film comedian and director. He performed all of his own stunts, which were often very dangerous; he broke his neck during the filming of "Sherlock, Jr." and didn't even realize it until years later. He was amazingly innovative and talented. His story is very interesting; you can read more about him here:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

TMTA - Architecture

Well, I'm late again for Think Monday, Think ATC, but under the circumstances, I'm surprised and happy that I actually was able to get an ATC made this week! The theme is "architecture" and includes buildings, bridges and other structures, ruins, etc. I happened to have a little picture from Dover in my ephemera folder and thought it was an interesting painting of what looks like either apartment or office building rooftops.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yano--Ten on Tuesday

Here's the list for Ten on Tuesday and since I don't know if it means people living or deceased, I'll just put down who I'd like to meet from both sides of life!

10 People You'd Like to Meet:

1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Albert Einstein
3. Shirley Temple
4. Kate Di Camillo
5. C.S. Lewis
6. Elinor Lipman
7. Ellen Degeneres
8. Maya Angelou
9. Tom Brokaw
10. Above all, I'd love to meet Jesus Christ (not in the next life yet, though!) and visit with Him and ask Him questions!

Have a great Tuesday, everyone, and Happy September!