Ok. I am going to start saying thank yous on fridays. It is a good thing to do, and I saw another lady doing something like it on her blog, what a great idea! anyway.I don't know why I thought of this..BUT I would like to thank the universe for not ruining my 700 dollar brand new (at the time) digital camera that I stupidly left outside on a table..overnight..in the pouring rain. That happened last spring time, i think. I had only had the camera for a few weeks, maybe. I was taking tons of photos outside of my little one, and of flowers and basically everything. Then I guess I got distracted and came inside and never looked back, until the next day when i was looking for it and couldnt find it. YIKES! I totally freaked out when I saw it on the table in the yard..and the rain was pouring down on it. Well I have to say THANKS to NIKON for making a freaking awesome product. There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with it. I honestly can't believe it. And thank you! OH and thank you to Tokidoki..I am so obseesed. I found this today.
So I am trying to work on new designs between the millions of other things I have to do. I was drawing on little post-it notes with my daughter and I drew a ladybug so I decided to make it:) Regan LOVES them of course, but she named one of them starscream...after one of the Transformers...actually it might be a Deceptacon, not sure though. Anyway I am working on the pattern now but these guys are for sale on my ETSY site....
So this was my first attempt at embroidery. I've had this drawing laying around for awhile and needed to do something with it. I'm not to excited at the way it came out. I might do one of regans shirts, but I am a little scared at what the inside is gonna look like. The book I have tells you nothing about making the inside look neat. Oh well. I still don't know what to do with the owl. I wanted to sew it onto a shirt, but I don't have the slightest idea how it will look ok...think positive..think positive..think positive.
So I have been working on "art" pieces to hopefully get a gallery opening sometime soon, maybe within the year. I have this huge peacock, that I made for a customer on ETSY, but since my computer crashed right after, and I lost all my info on my harddrive, I have no idea who it was, or how to contact her. So I guess I will just hold onto it for a gallery, and maybe she will find me in the future. It really is a work of art. And I think my background of all the mixtures of art I have done really came in handy for it. Along with the fact that my dad is macgyver. (not the tv show one...long story, but it's true) ANYWAY. I have been piss poor and have been working my ass off. Something just doesnt feel right. I have been looking for a "real" job but it's hard finding a job when your resume says "stay at home mom" and your last job was a tattoo artist for 5 years. I think people look at that and automatically assume that I don't fit into a "real" job. I can't go back to tattooing, not only did I sell all my equiptment, but we moved away from where I used to work. Not to mention there is no daycare from noon to midnight! My husband travels like 4 months out of the year, so I am basically a single parent for that time. I could get a shitty job..but then after paying for daycare, I am lucky if I make 20 bucks a week. What is a woman to do???!!!!! Forget about going back to school. Which is what I really want to do. I have a degree in Photography...and I love working in a darkroom..oh wait everything is digital,give it to me now! OK..So I did apply at the portrait studio..in Walmart. and the "employee" test..It states. You may not have a goatee or beard, or visible tattoo or piercings.. WOW I thought people were over all that bullshit, guess not. I can hide mine anyway. just longsleeves,and collar shirts..all year around..but they didn't call me anyway. I thought about applying at hot topic..afterall im tattooed and know a little bit about music. Maybe if I tell them how cool my husband is, they will hire me...BUT WAIT. its minimum wage..right. BUT I could walk there if there was a crazy snow storm. That is a good employee..I guess I will continue to fill out applications at the mall, and keep creating stuff, and keep picturing myself win the lottery for a million bucks.:) OH in case your wondering why we are so poor...some asshole at my husbands previous job embezzled money and ripped off all the employees, and clients..for more than half a mil. and since he kept the insurance premium money instead of paying the insurance company....they canceled our policy for a year earlier..oh and my husband had 3 or 4 surgeries in that time..So now we owe the hospital 72,000 bucks. And our lawyer says we can't go after "asshole" cause the IRS already has him, and he has nothing to begin with. When I do win the lottery, I will sue his ass off, just to put him in jail, i dont care if i get a penny out of him. I just think he deserves to rot in jail. OK now with all that bull out of the way, I can think positive and in vision myself happy, healthy, and independantly wealthy. :)
I forgot to post about christmas...heres some pics..First Regan got some princess stuff from her Great Gramma, and on Christmas we decided to go stress free and go to our friends Tim and Anj's new awesome house, right down the road. We had a great time :) Regan loves their son, Sebastian, who she calls....habastian..and you can't forget pups..the Boss and Louise:) Thanks for a great dinner and a fun time..love you guys!!
from left to right..Anderson drinking soy eggnog, Rach, Anj, Me, Erin, and Tim with his head cut off (camera was set up on a table...Doug and mike are in the background dissing the camera. Happy New year!
I just had to make a ballerina for my daughter. All she does is pretend she is dancing on her tippy toes and twirl around like a princess. I used a stitch to make it look like she really had knee high socks on. I think it's so freakin cute, I could never sell it. It was nice to actually take time and make something with little details like that. I am now working on (still) my art show pieces. Hopefully I will be able to show them by January 25th! At the Curiosity shop on 4th and south street..philadelphia. We shall see :) OH Regan got her xylophone yesterday and she is so psyched. She was jammin like crazy. SO CUTE
In a city not to far away, I was once a tattoo artist. I have a degree in photography, so my photo albums are really good. I am a 31 year old mother of 2 kids and 2 dogs, I am obsessed with amigurumi, cupcakes,safety eyes, and anything made of yarn.