We are throwing routine, tradition, and comfortable habit out the window and caution to the wind and going to Islands for dinner this Tuesday. Today is daughter's actual birthday but she had a soccer game tonight so Tuesday we are eating out and it's her choice. One never knows how much one might appreciate Tuesday tacos unless they avoid them now and then.
Started back to work today, sort of. Had lots of odds and ends to take care of after a long week last week and long weekend. Vacuum blew up today - that was exciting. Actually, it was a bit more like a fizzle than a blow up. It's all of the lbs. of Husky hair we've been vacuuming and the machine finally admitted defeat today. Is there anything more un-fun to buy than a vacuum? I do have to admit, though, it was kind of fun to vacuum with the new one. I hated to leave my bag vacuum to these new fangled bagless ones but it seems to work better than I expected. I just don't like seeing what I was living with before it got sucked up. Bags kept the yuck out of site as it was emptied. Okay, 'nough of that. I did finish one piece today - started it days ago.
Pensive in Flippers
copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 9/28/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download or use this image in any way without my permission.
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a face from flickr's Suzee Que, a body from keeperofthenest.etsy.com, wings and crown made from wings from greatmusings.com, and flippers scanned from an old catalog and altered. All of these pieces were reprinted, hand trimmed, and hand colored. The main background and gold border is from Itkupilli.etsy.com, and the checked border is form Crowabout.etsy.com. The rock wall and waves are from designer Nicole Young at Digital Scrapbook Place. The words were made from lots of digital scans of vintage ephemera and taken from something my husband has always said to me and the kids.
I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and then really plan to roll up the sleeves and dive back into art work and all that that entails - full swing and full speed this week.