November was a success!
I sold several pieces of my art work and NaNoWriMo wasn’t a total
failure because I did not complete the 50,000 words as I had hoped but I did
manage to get a respectable word count, so I at least have something to work
December is going to be another crazy and hectic month with
a couple of art shows coming up, a paying job, and art projects in the process. A while back I stepped away from the traditional canvas
because, well for one it was recommended that I do so and because the size of
canvas I was wanting were a bit much for my budget.As a result I went on the search for a new
media that I could work with.I have
always loved the idea of getting things that people are throwing away and
giving the items a second chance.A
second life I guess you could say.So
lately I have been painting on old table tops and computer parts.Yesterday I was driving and I hit the
jackpot.I came across this old wooden
door.When I asked the owner if I could
have it he graciously allowed me to have it for free since they were throwing
it out anyway.So, needless to say I am
currently working on a very large project.A beautiful tree because a solid door, and now that solid door will
become a piece of art that will hopefully last for many years to come.A third life…A new beginning.
My favorite scene...If you wake up in the morning and all you can think about is being a singer/writer/artist/etc...then that's what you are. Live your dream and be happy because life is to short to live any other way. That is my advice to myself that I struggle to follow everyday. That is my advice to all of you too.
The last few days have been rather hectic. The Halloween party was a smash! I made sure all the kids that attended got
their faces painted, played lots of games, and I sent them all home so pumped
up on sugar I’m sure their parents will be cursing me for weeks to come.
November is going to be a huge and exciting month for me. Aside for the usual Thanksgiving with the
family, I will also be participating in this year’s NaNoWrimo, and three art
shows. So, needless to say my hair is frazzled
and I’m over caffeinated. Thankfully
Bibbly is just about geared up and ready to begin her wild adventure across the
pages of my computer screen and my art pieces are ready for their grand debut.
For the month of December, I have two art pieces that I am
working on. One will be in the “End of
the World (EOTW)” art show that is being thrown by the wonderful art gallery “I
Think 219” in Big Spring Texas. In the
EOTW art show artist are supposed to create one piece of art depicting our
version of the end of the world. I have
my play list, my coffee, my idea, and my painting supplies all ready to go.
So, of course I will continue to post my art pieces on here
as I produce them and I will keep you all posted on my progress with Bibbly over
the month of November. Finally, last but not least, I will continue to post the
random musing of my sporadic mind.
Blood, guts, maggots, and brains are flashing before my eyes
as I surf the web in search of ways to keep a group of preteens entertained at
the Halloween party. Today’s kids are so
exposed to horror movies and scary music that the things that would have sent
chills down my spine at their age are ‘simply child’s play.’ When I was a little girl “Night Mare on Elm
Street” horrified me. In our house at
the time we had a long dark hall way. My
older brother, doing his duty as an older brother took it upon himself to hide
in the rooms along the hall where I couldn’t see him; when I would pass he
would jump out of the rooms behind me yelling “Freddy’s coming” which of course
sent me screaming down the hall because I thought Freddy Kruger was after me. In my defense I was only nine. My children on the other hand watched that
movie and laughed at the special effects.
They become more desensitized with every new horror movie produced now
days. I decided to take them to see
paranormal activity 4 because they have already seen the other three. The movie itself is not so much scary as it
is creepy, but the ending (I’ll admit it) scared me. I’m freaking out and trying to cover my son’s
eyes and my daughters…laughing. So,
since I am classified as a nerd by my children I’m trying really hard to come
up with ideas that will make the Halloween party fun and memorable. Luckily, there are people out there far more
demented then myself that have graciously posted recipes and game ideas for Halloween
parties on the web. Two of the most
interesting ideas that I have found so far are: kitty litter cake
and the eye
ball hunt. I’m going to today to get
all the props. I have already bought: Halloween
lights, fog machine, and created a couple of feel boxes that will be filled
with brains, guts, worms, spider webs, dead animal with maggots, and eye balls. The recipes for the feel boxes
are also provided on the web. The Halloween playlist is compliments of you tube
and my excessively demented children who knew the actual names of the horror
music. Wish me luck in my quest to
create a Halloween party that is fun and interesting for children of all ages.
for a link to a cool site with more interesting Halloween ideas.
Not my best look, but here I am doing my part to help promote Mid Land Art Show and boost our local art community. Thank you to the guys from Mid Land Art Show for the opportunity to present my work to the public.
Have you ever considered how many times in a day you check
the time. Time is truly the master of
all and yet there is never enough time.
This thought occurs to me as I sit here at work wasting time. My co-workers are busy discussing scheduling
and time off. While they are doing this
I find myself repeatedly checking the clock to see how much more time until I
get to go home. Sometimes I wish I could
have a day without time, a day where being late was impossible and work ended
whenever I decided to leave. But a day
like that wouldn’t really be a day, for what is a day anyway. A day is just another unit of time that is
measured in time itself. 24 hours, 1440
minutes, 86,400 seconds. All of these
make up a day. Our lives are literally
ruled by time. However, we consider time
so important not because of work schedules and doctor appointments, but because
with every passing second, time is lost.
With this lost time though, memories are made. Memories of your child’s birth, your
graduations, maybe your first kiss.
Memories are just moments in time that have passed in the milliseconds
it takes to blink the eye. However, in
old age we relive these memories of stolen time that we keep with us throughout
our time on this Earth. We measure our lives by the time that passes. We measure our lives in units of time because
we as human beings know that our time in this life is limited, so it is
precious. Time is truly the master of all and yet, there is never enough time.
As I mentioned earlier, I also write. So, on that note my current work in progress
(WIP) is a story titled “Bibbly.” The history
of Bibbly: I originally wrote this as a short story for a creative writing
class many years ago. I have played with
the idea of turning it into a novel but I had other projects going on at the
time. Bibbly is one of the many stories
that have been collecting dust on the metaphoric shelf. However, with National Novel Writing Month
(NaNoWrimo) literally just days away I have decided to work on a rough outline
and finish telling Bibbly’s story with more twist and turns along the way.
Bibbly lives in a network of tunnels deep beneath
the surface of the Earth. As a female
member of her tribe she is not allowed to venture to the forest above. On the
eve of an ancient ritual that will name the next leader of her tribe, Bibbly makes
a grave mistake that results in the capture of her father and puts all of her
kind in danger. Now, the only way she
can fix her mistake is to reveal to the world that the illusive Big Foot is
real, but how will she survive the humans in a world she’s never known? How will she survive the anger of the other
big foot tribes if she reveals them?
All of these are oil painting on canvas with the
exception of the last two. The last two
are oil painting on wooden pallet. I
will be posting my paintings here as I produce them but they can also be found
on my Facebook in the album titled paintings which are accessible to the
public. These particular paintings will
be displayed in an art show for local artist on November 10th and 11th,
I am a jack of many trades, but a master of
none. At least that’s what my mother
says. I am also just like every other person on this increasingly crowded
planet. I wake up in the morning, take
the kids to school, and spend the rest of the day working and trying to decide
which bills are getting paid and which are not.
In the mists of all the chaos I’m trying to practice two skills I find
great joy in: painting and writing. Both
are just hobbies since I make no income from either of these great joys, at
least not yet. However, like many
hobbies my works and works in progress are metaphorically sitting on a shelf
collecting dust. So, I am creating this blog
as an outlet for “The Random Musings of My Sporadic Mind.” You know the saying I’m sure; use it or lose
it. I hope you all find it entertaining
at the least.