Monday, November 15, 2010

A Busy Weekend

Okay, okay, so I didn't blog for 3 days and I have no really good reason other than fun and fatigue.  Friday I went to the local high school and substituted in a Spanish class. It reminded me that 1) I still love teaching, 2) I miss my colleagues and 3) it is good to be retired, lol. After a day of subbing I was wiped out since I'm not used to getting up at the ungodly hour of 5:45 a.m.. Of course getting out at 2 pm is nice, but didn't leave any energy for much other than lying about like Cleopatra on the couch!

Saturday morning I went to my LSS for a class with the very talented Debby who taught us to use prismacolor pencils and Copic markers together. There is so much to learn. I am very good at coloring inside the lines, but I need to learn how to shade using both types of markers. After two and a half hours I was wiped out again, but this time out of sheer frustration. We were supposed to complete 3 cards and I only managed to finish 2. The third one will have to wait for another day. I don't know the maker of this stamp but wanted to share the results of my first attempt at these techniques. This little girl is a sweetie.

That afternoon I went to a gallery showing of this season's jewelry by Sheila Petrocy Green in East Aurora, NY. Her style is funky and chunky necklaces. Though I didn't buy anything this year (all my cash is invested in stash) I wanted to share a great piece that I bought last year. The large piece is a 2 inch bauble of carved coral. Each side is a slightly different shade, but I like this one the best. I wore it to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Pops concert on Saturday evening and kept checking it to make sure this side was showing! When you select one of her creations you have to flaunt it or the fashion statement just won't work. As with everything else, I try to go with the flow.
Sunday the Buffalo Bills football game was blacked out here. Not surprising since the team was 0 and 8. Who wants to see the hometown team lose again? The stadium is less than 5 miles from our house. Not a traffic problem to speak of. We decided to watch any football game on tv with friends and eat some comfort food of sloppy joes, carrot & celery sticks and a delicious apple pie made by my dear friend Sue. It was an early evening since I was still tired from Friday and Saturday. This is for the birds! I'm supposed to have more energy than this!

Today is sunny so I'll get outside for some vitamin D and a bit of garden cleanup. The s-word is in the forecast for later this week, but that can easily change with the winds of Lake Erie. After time in the garden I'm headed to the atelier (French for stash room) to make a little something fun. Hope you do the same today. Enjoy!


Nancy said...

Welcome to bloggerland, Vicki! Glad to have you with us in this world of addiction, I mean, stash collecting ... creating ... umm ... Well, since I really like "atelier", I'm thinking we need a French word for our passion - what would it be? (I took Spanish, 400 years ago)

Your card's sweet ... I'm so staying away from Copics! I am I am I AM! *lol* So, have you done your 3rd piece yet? Please be sure to share your progress - I know you'll catch on with the shading.

You're not far from me, at all ... We're going to have an "TimsOhioFans" get-together next year - you'll have to come!

Can't wait to see more art, read more here.

Hels Sheridan said...

WhoooHoo you got a blog and a very fine blog it is indeedily hun... thank you for your lovely email - bless ya x
Loving your card, very pretty - made me LOL that your cash is invested in stash... mm, sounds familiar LOL x

Lori said...

Aha! So you're a Copic addict as well? hahahaha I'm afraid to pick one up for that very reason. Your card is lovely, and so is the necklace!

Lynn Stevens said...

Welcome Vicki, So glad you took the plunge and joined us all in blogging, your in for a fun ride!
Adorable little card and the jewelry you bought last year is beautiful.
you should join in a few challenges. It will bring lots of new visitors!
Thanks for your invite and your sweet words. I'll be seeing you in blogland!
hugs Lynn