Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jeez it is June already?

Amazing how the time flies when you are living life. My poor neglected blog. So much life lost in memories because I didn't write it down. To anyone out there who still comes by(you poor souls...or fools...not sure which), bless your ever lovin hearts.

So life is rocking along as it always does. The job is still great and I love the company I work for. How wonderful to be able to say that. It's not the work, but the people. I just love the people there.
I'm still living in an apartment but think some changes are on the horizon. Living in the complex has it's pros and cons, but the reality is this doesn't feel like home to me. It feels like transition and I'm coming out on the other side of the transition ready to take root.

What does that mean? I'm thinking about buying a house, perhaps even a little property along with it. A few acres would be for the art studio, and a garage apartment. I want a place I can put a killer garden in. I miss my garden. So many missed past times...

...many things to accomplish...can't think about the past. The present seems pretty important at the moment. I'll think about the future in the future...

I'm learning to play pool from my dad. We've done a lot of mending and being taught something from dad is always valuable to me. The man knows how to play pool and I'm finding I might have a little Ray Martin in me. We'll see. :)

I'm also learning how to play darts, although darts moved over a little bit for pool. But wait...what about those trails? They still call...I must find time for nature. I have camped off and on over the past several months, so I am getting out in it some. It is my life's blood and the pull is strong. But hey, think I'll hang out in dark cool places for a while and wait out this dreadful triple digit heat.

I heard from an old friend today and he inspired me to write. Thank you Jesse. It feels good to get some thoughts out in writing. I have so many photographs! They pile up fast and getting them on my blog is certainly on the list of things to do before I die.

Cheers to anyone who sees this,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hello Beautiful Day

Finally the sun is shining and it is warm!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gearing Up for More Camping and Other News

I have a few trips planned in the upcoming months. I've been car camping quite a bit lately but haven't posted much about any of it. The exciting stories are the backpacking ones, and I haven't been backpacking in ages. I will eventually remedy that.

In other news I am in love. It blows me away to write it and still blows my mind to say it out loud. He is a wonderful guy and I've never been treated so amazingly by any man before him. I've been missing a lot in every relationship I've ever had which is increasingly more obvious as time goes by.

I've missed out on a lot, but this man, he has my heart and I'm okay with that. I trust him to take good care of it. I have his too.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Still Alive

and as usual there is so much going on I have no time for my blog. Sorry folks...but here is the update:

still working for a good company

Ben is doing well

my health still sketchy but I'm not letting it stop me

I'm in love

oh and I have gone camping a few times...finally made it enchanted rock about a month ago.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Make You a Zombie

I spent some time yesterday on youtube looking at vids on how to do zombie make up. I wanted to go to the Zombie Ball this year but knew I wouldn't be able to pull it off in time. Work has been demanding of my energy these past couple of weeks leaving me too tired to think about going out and having fun, let alone making a production out of it.

Face it, creating a great costume and doing makeup properly takes time. For a good zombie effect, one needs liquid latex, proper adhesive, zombie colors such as gray, charcoal, white, yellow, purple, green, red, in both powder and creamy formulations, and perhaps even some creepy contact lenses. Spider webbing and something to rat up the hair to give it a cruddy and dirty appearance would be cool and make it look like you crawled out of a grave. Then of course dirtying up clothing with special paint effects and the right kind of tearing, etc...would add that extra special zombie touch.

I want all of that stuff and am going to pull it together for the ball in 2011. Hitting the Halloween clearance sales will be productive. I'm thinking it would be cool to play around with this for a little while...I'm sure Ben would love to be my guinea pig. We could have all kinds of fun making him look like a little zombie boy.

It's good to be an artist! This is an all new medium to explore and that really revs me up. It would be fun to advertise my services next year and charge a fee to do peoples' special effects makeup. A digital video camera is looking more and more like a necessity to me these days. I totally need vids on my blogs for fun and entertainment of course, but also for business. Those little cameras are a wonderful tool...

In any case, I will be at the Zombie Ball next year with a date! Hopefully he will be tall and handsomely ghoulish with most of his body parts still in tact. It will be great!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Twenty Snakes in a Row

Tonight was fun. A friend of mine owns twenty beautiful ball pythons because he breeds them. He has many different hybrids that are gorgeous and some are quite large for the breed. I had the pleasure of feeding all of them tonight.

This was a process. Several of the snakes are quite mean because of their genetics, so grabbing and putting them in feeding buckets was challenging. I got struck at many times by this one snake in particular and was thankful her aim wasn't true and my reflexes were quick. The best part of all, is almost all of the snakes grabbed the rats out of my hand. That was cool. I held the rats by their tails of course so I was out of the strike zone. Before I could even drop the rat in the bucket it would be snatched away from me immediately.

I had a great time and can't wait to do it again. I get to feed them all one more time before their owner returns home. Bonus! Next time I hope to have someone video tape it all.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yay Friday!

Get to see my boyfriend, have dinner made for me, and just relax. I'm so ready.