A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, October 31, 2009

October Swap

Here is the October Swap. The them was Scarecrow. I found a color page on the internet and printed in watercolor printer paper. I used the new water color paint set I got from Hobby lobby. It was the pans and not the tube. Very easy to use and compact and not a lot of stuff like you need for the tubes. I added some yarn and that was all there was to it. I think it is kind of cute.



Happy Halloween


Halloween at Robins... I talked them into taking Lucas trick or treating. He had a blast!

Kathryn as dog food

Friday, October 30, 2009

This little lizard of mine

I was driving to work and I looked in my mirror and I saw something on my back glass. It sort of looked like a lizard but then again it could of been a leave. I didnt think much of it anymore. I kept going and when I got closer to work and the sun was brighter and I happened to glance back at the window again... it was a lizard. I got to work and took this photo. I then captured the lizard in a cup and let it go in the front by the bushes. Mickey locked me out but I fooled him. I had a key. I had drove all the way down #1, 26 and 77. It was a 40 min drive and that sucker stayed on. Gotta give that lizard props.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Party

The Halloween Party in Lexington was scheduled Tuesday but it was reschedules to Wednesday because of rain. I was super glad it was moved to Wednesday because I would not of been able to go and Conner would not of been able to go. But since it was changed to Wednesday we were both free. Conner dressed up as Mario. I dressed up as Singapore (fyi Singapore is my cat, black and white the bestest cat in the world). Conner that that was the funniest thing he had ever seen. He jumped in the bouncie houses (three of them) we ate hot dogs and waffles and Conner had 2 snow cones. Thats a boy who loves his snow cones. He was having too much fun in the bouncie houses to even enter the costume contest. He even met another Mario!

Here is one of the bouncie houses video... well alright ... it really isn’t a bouncie house but it sort of is.

Conner wrote me a thank you note... he is the coolest kid in the world!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Girl

I was doodling at work again. I should work more and doodle less. I think I will make a family with mom dad childern pets etc etc etc. This is just the beginning.


Sunday, October 25, 2009


Conner had dirty socks so Grandma put them in the wash. Grandma gave Conner a pair of socks but they did not match. Grandma said you cant wear them they do not match. Conner said yes I can I want to be like Aunt Karen!

Friday, October 23, 2009


I got some new music to play on my zune player.

I got some Glee Cast songs
I got the new Michael Buble CD
I got Abba's greatest Hits CD
I got some past American Idol contestants songs including Adam Lambart. He was Robbed!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Zune player

I just noticed on the back of my zune player it says
"Hello from Seattle"
Then it gives the spec information like the serial number and the model number and that fcc number and the imput number etc etc etc. After all that important information is printed it says

Assembled in China.

Ha ha ha ha

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

That Kat!

I walked by the bathroom and Kat was sitting on the sink. She hissed at me. I took my hand and I pushed her rump so she flew out the door into the hall right into the path of the golden retriever.

I know I know thats mean. But it is not animal abuse. If it was into the path of the Rottie that would be animal abuse.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Conner let DeSoto out of the kitchen and he says to me… Aunt Karen what is DeSoto interested in?
I said his puppy.
So Conner gets DeSoto’s puppy and bribes him back into the kitchen.

Conner Loves Mario but his mum will not let him bring the game to Grandma’s house. So Conner drew his own Mario game and played that instead

I told Conner I drew a picture of Gary. Conner asked for a piece of paper so he can draw a picture of Gary too. Then I suggested he draw sponge bob and Patrick. So he did. His Mom did not believe he drew it. She thought I did.

Well Conner’s mom your wrong. This is Conner’s art work and he did not have a model for Gary either.


Conner drew a picture of a little girl that teased him. I hope that little girl gets lice and all her hair falls out and they tease her at school. Hey she picked on my nephew... I dont have to be nice.


Just a note. Little boys like to crinkle up their art work

Stupidist Toy Ever!!!!

Not Liking Kat at the moment ... her name is STINKER BELL not Kat!

I am not liking Kat (UGH DUMB NAME LATER ON SHE WAS RENAMED TO STINKER BELL) right now. I never liked Carlos so it stands to reason my Sunday did not start off well. Carlos was told by me (the drama queen) that the upstairs door MUST be closed. Just in case you were wondering why… the cats get upstairs and misbehave themselves some thing fierce. I lubs my kitties but I don’t trust them behaving themselves.
Friday I come home and I hear scratch scratch scratch at the door. Ms Lillie was locked up stairs. So I told Carlos Miss Lillie was locked upstairs. He said OK. I said not OK. The door needs to be closed. There is no box upstairs and they can get into the attic. Very unsafe for the kitties.
Fast forward to Sunday or has Mr. Monk would say picture go fast. Kat was in the den. Shocking but true. Ms Lillie spied her. Not as shocking. The chase was on. I heard the door open upstairs. A little tap by little paws and the cats were upstairs.
I go upstairs and I shoo Ms. Lillie away easy peasy. I find Kat sitting on my dresser in Carlos’s room. I pick her up, I am chatting with her. Petting her. Not fussing at her. I am fuming at Carlos but not at Kat. Kat is a cat after all.
We get to the door and she went ballistic. I have claw marks and scratches up and down my right arm. I was dripping blood.
I was so upset with Carlos, with Kat (STINKER BELL) and with Kathryn.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day which says, 'I will try again tomorrow.'
Author Unknown

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Went to the fair

Had fun at the fair. Saw the art, the sand sculpture, the craft building and the food I ate was soo yummy but so bad for you. I had fried mushrooms, them yummy cookies and cinnamon/sugar donuts. The players that were there were Kathryn, Me and Mum.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chinese Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb

Friday, October 16, 2009

Candy Cane Snake


Another doodle while at work.

Snake dressed for Christmas.

Water Color Doodle

I doodled a water color of Raggedy Ann while watching Dancing with the Stars yesterday. Wait you so observantly noticed. Dancing with the Stars is not on Thursday. Oh but the Magic of DVR say it is. With instant replays and the go forward button like Mr. Monk says.

My mother asked me why I was doing what I was doing. I told her it was the same reason she plays the slots on pogo. Cause I want to.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Favorite picture to draw


This is probably my favorite picture to draw. I draw it a lot. It came from cleo christmas wrapping paper of all things. The bow was red though. I made it light blue and gave it a bit of sparkle with glitter. This card was for a dot challenge in a card making group I belong to on yahoo.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

quote time

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Finished another book

I finished the Lost Symbol. I am so glad I didnt buy the book. Would of been a waste of money. Ink Death was much better LOL. The author had a one hit wonder with the DaVinci Code

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Today's photos my wizard of OZ stuff

ornament my mom got from Kansas This past September

Clock I made

Ornament where the Lion sings the king of the forrest song

Bean bags of the wizard of oz

Madame Alexander dolls from
McDonalds Happy meal.  I spent
a lot of time tracking these dolls down.
It was funner then the teeny beenie craze

My barbie collection.  Unfortunately this serious did not have
the wicked witch.  NO FUN!

Before there was a lot of Wizard of Oz stuff to be found
my mum found this table tile thing.  Pretty awesome I think.
Its four pieces on hinges.

a metal sign

the movie poster. sorry the book shelf was in the way

I found these at the dollar store

Wizard of Oz poster

a very larger wizard of oz book.  See picture at the bottom to
demonstrate how big this book is :-)

Signed poster from the
wizard of oz ballet

bag mom got for me from Kansas

These were toys from a kids meal I got them from ebay

would you believe I found
this in the dumpster at work.
I never been a dumpster diver but
I told Elly at work that there
was this tin in there of the wizard
of oz she said go get it.  So with her
encouragement I got it.  Stupid peeps for
tossing it LOL!

set of pens

a large book not quite as large as the
the book before it

snow globe of emerald city

wicked book

porcelain dolls

I think this is my favorite of the books
It has two together with the original


activity book



post card

post card

a post card that badly needs dusting

post card

a planner with the colored original
wizard of oz characters. 

Dover coloring book

post card

new stamp set I got for Christmas

This is the 8x8 I also got the 12x12 paper pack

coloring book

ballet post card advertisement

The original movie I have

a new Oz for a new age :-)

Before Judy Garlands
version I havent watched it



book I remember buying this book
in a mall on our way home from Cincinnati
I reminded Bill his anniversary was coming up
and he said a bad word and stopped at the first mall.

I found this map tucked in a calendar.

This is not my video but I do have this book.  They skip a few pages.  If I could find my tripod I would try to record the book. 

my pop up book

The first page. If you open and close the book
the twister spins.  The other pages
that are my favorite is the emerald city and
the balloon.  You can see those in the video above. 

The calendar that had the
map.  I will save you the pain
of looking at all the pages.  

my new movie

And here is that big book again with me reading it.  Yes thats me behind the book