Monday, June 15, 2009

In Stitches

I have recently joined and I have to say, I have been blown away by all of the creativity I have been witnessing there. To be honest,this is the next best thing to having extremely crafty/artistic friends..not that I don't love my booze-hound buddies :P
On one of my recent Saturday outings with Demi, I picked up a cross-stitch of a rooster and I have been working on it here and there.So, today, while carousing craftster, I came across some super awesome stuff by Kate Westerholt.
Pure genius!
Not only is she great at the X stitch, but pretty witty too.
I am truly inspired.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Ritual

Every Saturday, my friend Demi (short for Demelza) texts me to find out what I'm up to.
Then our day proceeds like this:
1.She comes aver and plays with the dogs while we figure out where to eat
2.We go to some type of Asian eatery - usually over-priced, and we pig out
3.We go to a craft store and pick out some crazy looking crosstitch pattern while I walk around aimlessly trying to figure out what it is we came there for in the first place. I usually never figure it out and leave with a new hobby.
4.We always end our outing by dropping me off at my house from a car full of plants we just purchased from Home Depot. She's more of a quantity buyer, while I shop for quality :P
This is what I bought today

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Before I go to bed

I just wanted to post about Joshua Petker's awesome art.
His paintings were brought to my attention by a friend who posted his site on my facebook page, saying "you should be in these paintings".
What a compliment <3

I Need a New Camera

So, the time has come to upgrade and downsize my digital camera.
I'm torn. I really need something that:
-takes good pictures in low lighting
-has a fast shutter speed
-has manual settings
-is smaller than my clunky EOS 30D.
-has a video option
-be less than 300 bucks
So far I have yet to find a camera that meets all of these requirements.
This is what I have been looking at so far:
1. Canon Powershot SX110IS
2. Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
3. Canon Powershot SD1200IS

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Beginning

I've been wanting to make a blog for a while, but I'm such a procrastinator, it has taken me forever to get started.
I'm not sure if I want to make this a personal blog, or an art blog. Maybe I will do both here.
I have alot of time off from work, as I only work 3 days a week. So I am often cruising around online looking for new things to occupy my time. If I could possibly figure out a way to stay home and make money, that would be totally ideal for me. This is the first time in years that I have lived in a place that I don't mind not leaving everyday!
I am in the constant company of my two dogs, Logan and Stagger. They are kind of my audience in a way..heh...