Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Postmarked 2010

There is a mail art call... collecting work for an auction to benefit a prison library... Here is one of my submissions--a hand colored leather purse. Crumbcake #2 helped me color in the lines. He asked so I said, "Yes." You can bid online or at the auction in California.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Katherine Michael is a good friend and ARTITST

I had a special treat today, folk artist: Katherine Michael came over to visit me! Can you imagine having a real folk artist in your house? Well, imagine no more--for me! And she brought lunch! She made a lovely taco salad. I love Katherine's work... you can see it here on her website: Above...I posted a piece of mail art that she sent to Richard Canard. Katherine did her first mail art show last year--the Chromatophore piece. Richard saw her work on line and struck up some correspondence. This was the piece that she mailed to him.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

precarious times

Post headache fuzzy brain is what I have. My eyes are squinting more than ever now. Do you think I might need glasses? Could it be that time in my life? I hate the shaky ground feeling. Unstableness. Something is not being said.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Photo courtesy of NASA

JANUARY 30, 2010

Doors open at 5:30pm

Planetarium show: Mars
Planetarium times: 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, and 8:30pm
Mars Lecture by Professor Darryl Schrader: 7:15pm
Movie: Star Wars: The Clone Wars 8:00pm
Telescope viewing: 7:45pm - 11:30pm

Join The Science Center of Pinellas and the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club for a fun family evening to observe Mars, full moon, and other celestial bodies. Professor Darryl Schrader of St. Petersburg College will be lecturing on Mars at opposition.

Ask about our Astrophotography Program!

A continued feature of this event will be to collect students (and family) names to be included on a microchip that NASA will send to Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, scheduled to launch in 2011. Participants will truly be part of Mars history!

Also sign up for the Glory Mission. "Send your name around the Earth" project Glory: "We got your back, Earth." Glory mission will measure solar energy entering the Earth's atmosphere.
A certificate will be provided to the registrants.

As part of our monthly Sci-Fi and Sky event, we will also be featuring the animated movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for all the family members viewing in our rear courtyard. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! In addition the Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up for Mars and the Full Moon viewing.

$3.00 Per Person Donation

Adult Beverages will be available for an additional donation.
Pizza and soft drinks will be available for purchase between 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
Please R.S.V.P. for event and planetarium shows
(limited seating is available)
(727)384-0027 or
7701 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Fl 33710

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Prevention Magazine February 2010

Ok.. I had to rip open the latest Prevention magazine... (I got the subscription from sending in organic yogurt lids last year) So on the front cover it says, "400 Calorie Fix! Drop 11 pounds in 2 weeks!" Can you imagine that? That would be two dress sizes. The key is eating 4 tiny, well balanced, nutritionally sound meals each day.... Of course there is a book... that has all these 400 calorie meal recipes... Two dress sizes and I'd be swimming in my smallest clothes... but really... sounds tempting. A few years ago I weighed like 40 pounds more than I do now. So I was more of a size 12 girl... instead of a size 6. I joined Weight Watchers and lost it in about 4 months. But it's a way of life... a way of healthy eating and portion control and all that jazz... Loosing the weight was very freeing for me as a person. I used to look at myself in the mirror and just hate me. Now I like me. I was never "fat" until after I had my dear crumbcakes. Nursing them also made me incredibly and sometimes insanely hungry. Growing up I was always on the string bean side of thin... and never really enjoyed it... actually just the opposite. I remember one boy calling me, "Ethiopian Goldilocks." How mean was that? So goes to show... until this point in my life... I was never really happy with my body. Waited forever to "develop." Now I'm on the thinner side of round... and have breasts.. and a butt... generally curvy. Am I allowed to say that I like myself? Am I allowed to move on and worry about more important things like how to loose 11 pounds in two weeks?

My 10th place doll.... Gretchen

Momiji's blog... you can see the winner and scroll down and see my name...

Momiji Doll Contest Winner's gift package...

I received this little ditty in the mail yesterday from Momiji, Warwickshire, UK... full of cute little Momiji tsuff and a note letting me know how to get my dolls back and a couple of quotes from the judges about my dolls. My doll Gretchen came in 10th place out of 100s of dolls entered into the show.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mail Art Leaving FL

First mail art being sent this year... woo-hoo!! I want to make mail art for all the mail art calls that I currently have waiting on me... all to be done by Jan. 31st... can she do it????