Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thought to ponder

I had this little gem in one of my daily e-mails this morning...

"There is nothing more romantically isolating than self-righteous
indignation, blind trust, demanding proof of love, a victim mentality, jealousy or a desire for vengeance, unless it is the inability to get the connection between your convictions, words or behavior and the natural consequences. You get what you give. "

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


During my morning blog reading session, I came across a post discussing one of the articles from the eco artware newsletter . This site was immediately saved in my favorites. They have some amazing images of recycled art; but my favorite so far has been the article about the recycled airplanes. Go directly to their site, right now! You won't be sorry, I promise.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Daily Love Tarot: I love reading these damn things...

The Three of Swords card reversed suggests that you can overcome
this hurt or loss once you get the hint about taking things too personally or
too much to heart. The worst may have already passed, but now it is up to you.
You can either see things clearly and let go or choose to let the pain consume
you. However, you are not alone. There are others who have had similar
experiences and are learning to trust or love again. Lean on these people for
guidance on confronting and overcoming heartbreak. Learn how to turn hurt into
self-empowerment and action by pledging 'never again' to intimidation, jealousy,
ignorance or blind trust -- and then move on. Lay low and objectively let go of
the emotional drama. Holding onto it only increases tension and puts you on the
Even if it's purely for entertainment, they often give out some good advice, and stuff to think about...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sure you were blocked...

Quite a coincidence, huh? Happy Friday! A really big change is needed, otherwise this is all just a big waste of time. You'd think I'd be use to all of this by now, huh?


If you are lucky enough to be in central/NW Maryland today, consider yourself lucky. The weather is what I consider to be almost perfection. The sky is a bright blue with a few white fluffy clouds, there is a nice breeze, and it's about 75 degrees. This is the type of weather that makes me think of evening BBQ's on the deck/patio, with a couple of drinks, and a couple of friends, you know having a "steak night"; or a nice long Friday night Happy Hour with a group at a bar with outside seating. The weather almost commands you to get outside and enjoy mother nature since "perfection" is rare and you don't know when you'll be able to enjoy it again...I have a feeling that from right now until I leave work is going to feel very s l o w...

So, if you're lucky enough to be in this area today, go outside and enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Complete Printmaker

99.9% of the blogs and magazines I read are related in one way or another to art. I'm not lucky enough (or talented enough) to be a professional artist, but I am a hobby artist. I dabble in quite a few areas, and am always looking for new techniques and projects. I have a large wishlist of books I want to read, and slowly but surely I've been getting books here and there. This past weekend, I found one of the books that was high on the list and a little pricey in the bargain book section of Borders.
The Complete PrintmakTechniques/Traditions/Innovations,2000 revised edition was $2.99. This book is originally priced at $40.00 . I was thrilled, and thought that anyone who might stumble upon my blog from one of the art sites I frequent, will find this info useful.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday 8/4/08 advice from beyond...LOL & an important UPDATE!!

I'm pleased to introduce, to the cyberworld, Miss Mia
This evening, I was lucky enough to have a new family member join my household. She is beautiful, sweet, a little shy at 1st, has a slight stubborn streak, loves to cuddle, and I have a hunch that she's pretty damn smart.

Daily Couples Love Tarot Card Reading
The Three of Swords card suggests that dwelling on past pain, heartbreak or loss leaves you vulnerable to further attack or reopens old wounds. It can ultimately consume you, particularly if it is your own heart that has betrayed you. Thoughts of getting even will make things worse. Taking each betrayal or loss too personally becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy so that when you do finally let down your guard and trust again, you find yourself embroiled in the same emotional drama you vowed to avoid. Being on the defensive or carrying a chip on your shoulder practically ensures tension or wounded pride and your self-esteem may suffer as a result. Certain loss is irrevocable. The ensuing crisis can be a turning point for your relationship or love life, but only if you are willing to let go and take a chance.

Daily Horoscope
Although you are naturally comfortable in the non-rational realm of emotions, you may not be so competent communicating what you feel. Today, especially, actions speak louder than words. Instead of rambling on about some nuance of perception, just express yourself through a direct gesture that doesn't necessarily require any words at all.

Anyone who really knows me, knows that both of these "messages" couldn't have been directed to a more appropriate person... Cue the twilight zone music.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

8/3/08 Chinese Rabbit Horoscope...

Artists will be revived by an especially strong creative draw: let the ideas fly. Suddenly, you will find yourself longing to be surrounded by friends. Reconnect with an old acquaintance, you may find an unexpected resource in someone from the past whom you least expect. Also, don't be afraid to search for new ones, either.

Post Secret-FINALLY!!

No, I'm not awake this early so that I could check out the new secrets that are posted every Sunday. I just tend to suffer from insomnia when home alone... However, I almost jumped up and down and screamed when I read it. One of the MANY secrets I've sent in has been posted online! No, I won't be pointing out which one; it is a secret after all...but being all alone at home and it being 7 something on a Sunday morning I couldn't really tell anyone in person, so I'm telling you, all of cyberspace! If you do know me personally, and send me an e-mail with the correct guess; I might tell you...but I might not.