Okay, it’s actually six, and they weren’t easy at all, but I wanted to share these pieces I just finished. They will be on display and/or for sale in the next two months. For more info, please visit my Web site at www.sunthingspecial.com.
Archive for October, 2010
Many artists I know wear bright colors and funky jewelry and patterns and unusual clothes. They definitely stand out in a crowd because no one else is dressed like them. Or they go the opposite route and dress from head to toe in black all day, every day. Either way, they seem to dress in a way that they don’t care what other people think. So I thought it was funny that when I walked into a hip art gallery yesterday afternoon about a dozen artists (probably mid-20s to mid-30s) were all wearing black T-shirts and dark jeans. It was like they were all wearing the same “20-something artist” uniform, which to me seemed a bit conformist in its own way.
Two qualities I can’t stand, shown in combination by parents who transport vanloads of kids to neighborhoods that are not even remotely theirs to go trick-or-treating and then letting the kids walk across the lawns and not show respect to the home-owners giving them treats.
Last night my kids went trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. This morning they are into their second hour of sorting their candy, trading their candy, and now, pretending they are trick-or-treating (one plays the home owner, one plays the trick-or-treater, one plays a parent, …).The most fun you can have with your candy without actually EATING it!!
Easy capeezy and you don’t even need a mixer!
Use the recipe here http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chocolate-chip-muffins-i/Detail.aspx
but with these three changes: 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 cup sugar and this addition: 1 tsp. vanilla and a sprinkle of chocolate chips on top before you bake. I baked at 350 for 18 minutes.
A batch of 12 just came out of my oven and I’m going to eat one right now …………..
I saw a guy last week carrying a baby in a backpack carrier. He was walking really really fast and the baby’s head was unprotected and bouncing all over the place. I’m probably just paranoid about child safety issues but this didn’t seem right to me.
No one cares about this as much as I do, but for the last several months we’ve been keeping track of the out-of-state license plates we see. I think we’re missing about 8 states, including Hawaii, which I figured we’d never get. Well, guess what plate I saw today on the car ahead of me getting off at the McKinley exit from 90-E in the Lakewood area? That’s right — the Aloha state. How weird is that???
A couple years ago when I was considering letting my hair go “natural”, I would look for other women with “natural” colored hair and ask them their experiences. One woman I met was a few years older than I and her hair was all white. I thought she looked great, and she said she got a lot of compliments about her hair color. Today I ran into her again and guess what color her hair was? Red!!! I asked her about it and she said that she was shopping for beds with her young son and the salesman said, “How nice of you to buy your grandson a bed.” Her son, humiliated, said, “Please mom, just dye your hair. Please?????” So she did. Great. There weren’t many of us as it was, and now there’s one less.
A couple weeks ago for some reason or other our answering machine stopped taking messages. At the time of year when you get up to 10 political phone calls a day (and you know who’s calling because you have caller ID), what a blessing that is. (I’m thinking we wait until Nov. 3 to see what’s wrong with it.)