Saturday, January 24, 2009

Have you ever heard of Artomat?
Check it out.....
Today I drove to Southlake to go to a store and remembered that Art251 was out in Keller not far from where I was going. Art251 opened towards the end of 2008 and they have an Artomat Machine!!!!!

I couldn't help myself.
I purchased 4 pieces of art...2 of them being from the same artist.
His work might just become something I collect.
They say three of anything is a collection and I am well on my way to 3!

William Hessin's
Bearded Bunny Blog

Karate Kid


Corey Hengen

Fiber Artist
Shirley Ruggiero
* All of these items are tiny and vend out of re-purposed cigarette vending machines!
They have to fit in a box (or be the size) :

3 1/4" x 2 1/8"x 7/8"

* the bearded bunnies are paintings mounted on wood blocks
* the black and white photo is mounted on a 1/4" thick piece of MDF
* the "Beachscape" is of course fiber art, 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"

I LOVE them ALL!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

JBS IV - Not to be forgotten!!!

Happy "Back to School" Day!!!

Make us proud Merkie Goobier!

Shout Out to the ShoresIV

Happy First Day of the New Semester KD!

Good Luck and have a GREAT Semester!

Knock 'em dead Katherine!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Oh I, I just DYED in your arms tonight....

I was putting together my Project 365 Kits first two weeks and realized I didn't have a photo for today. At least I did not realize I had one but it wasn't printed.

I dyed my hair earlier and took a few photos to see what it looked like.
Ya know mirrors don't work so I had to take a picture!

I always try to take "non-chubby" pictures.... LOL
Here ya go!

P.S. I will continue to copy Miss Megalicous as long as I can think of tunes to title my posts with!

You got it, You got it...

In the pattern of Miss Megalicious my title is lyrical...

For those of you who are Twilight fans, you might recognize it.
"I caught myself"
by Paramore.

And i just wanted to share Decoder...also by Paramore

So you ask... What did you get?

This is what I got....

Project 365!
So today... just as soon as the hair color is done I will shower and get all pretty then head out to print beautiful pictures of the past 2 weeks and begin putting my book together. It's going to be so cool once it's done.

For those of you who didn't hear about this project or want to do it on your own with your own supplies ... YOU CAN!

All you need is 12x12 sheet protectors that are separated into 6 slots for 4x6 photos. When the page is opened (one page on each side) you will have two sets, 12 slots for photos.

Then you do one spot as the "Week of" slot, 7 for each photo of the day and then the bottom 4 you separate into 8, one is blank or decorative and the other 7 are for journaling each day/photo!

Ok I'm off to wash the dye out of my hair!


P.S. I will be back with something else later this weekend!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Project 365 - Has Shipped!


My Project 365 Kit has shipped.
It is expected to be delivered Thursday 1/8/09


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Recovery of Galveston Island

Brian and I went down to Galveston Island yesterday to see what IKE had left behind.
I have a lot of fond memories of Galveston and it was sad to see those places destroyed.

The Houston Single Adults would hang out near this pavilion (i know it was more than that but can't really remember). I think this was North Beach if memory serves me right.
Maybe East Beach. The 5 Dollar sign is missing the more recent part of the sign with the 8 Dollar price. You can see how the asphalt below the booth is shifted and broken. The booth was tilted backward quite a bit.... It's amazing what Mother Nature can do. The Pavilion is in the background of the booth photo.

The three photos above were where I sang my ONE and only Karaoke song EVER!

funny quick story about that night... Crazy Drunk Chick was singing and we were rolling laughing at her.... She walked up to our table and put her hand on her hip (on top of the shorty short overalls with a tank top underneath) and professed
"Aint no Shame in MY Game"!

I thought for sure I would NEVER see anyone from that night again
... hence the reason I actually sang.
But wouldn't you know it...
One month later I was in my local Wally World minding my own business
... mind you I was in KATY and who do you think I see?
"Little Miss No Shame"!!!

and as you can see from the photo above... This was Stewart Beach.

Galveston has really been cleaned up but there is so much left to be done.
Here is a picture of Brian and I and then a few of him.... he try's so hard to remain anonymous from the 5 of you who actually READ my blog but I'm not going to let him!

The above photo will also serve as my "before" photo...
ugh! :)
* You probably don't know (unless your family) but I was diagnosed with Diabetes (type 2) about two weeks ago. I am making some significant life changes and realizing lots of things about why I am like I am... My body has no idea what to do with the Insulin it makes so I have WAY too much in my body. I'm on meds now and working with a Diabetes Educator/Nutritionist. I'm happy to say I have already lost at least 10 lbs.... maybe more!
Watch for updates!!!

I took a photo of him (with his camera) attempting to get 8 bucks from someone as they drove past the vacant booth.
It did not work :)

PS. he can be really goofy but makes me really happy... which is the most important thing!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'm so excited!!!!

I rang in the New Year watching Twilight for the 3rd time....Dallas had not seen it yet
(Shocking, I know)
so that's what we did!
The ONLY ones in the theater!

Oh and yes the fact that I hung out with Dallas means I went to Houston for New Years.
The main reason being to spend it with Brian but also got to hang out with Dallas.

Ok now back to the EXCITED part!
January 1, 2009 at 10:00am Central Standard Time
I was at the computer placing my order for this!Creating Keepsakes - Kit of the Month!
Project 365

I can't wait to get it!!!
Basically the concept is this...
Take a photo EVERY day
Journal a tiny bit about each day/event/photo... or don't journal at all!
This kit has soooo much in it.
The sheet protectors are designed to hold
7 - 4"x6" photos
a "week of" card
8 journal card slots
and some other stuff!

Here is a pic of a finished layout so you get the idea.

I can't wait to get it in the mail!