Monday, December 27, 2004

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." Ben Williams

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Like all families, mine can be a little....lets say, "tiring". Well this year went pretty smoothly if I dare say so. I just got back from a car ride around the neighboring towns looking at the holiday lights. We started this about 5 or 6 years ago; it was me, my mother, my grandmother and two of my neices. It was sooo much fun that year. My grandmother got to see the lights and my neices, mom and I sang at the top of our lungs. We try to do it every year on Christmas eve or Christmas night. Unforuntately my grandmother isnt comfortable out after dark now. We tried to bring Yellow Dog the past couple years but he just gets way too excited with all the girls and the singing. Its still fun. My Mom had the most fun this year. She deserves it; she has a lot going on. Anyway, I hope evryone had a wonderful holiday and I wish everyone a happy new year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Here are two of the peices I have completed. I was able to scan these in now that I have my scanner hooked up to this new computer. I need to recharge the battery for my digital camera before I can post images of my larger pieces. I usually charge it as soon as I see the warning light come on but I must have forgotten last weekend. Im a dork; a busy dork! These two little cuties for now....
This is my favorite. I have had it on my desk since its completion and was thinking of keeping it. Then I thought of how perfect a gift it would be! It is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1/2" on wood; sides are painted black and framing is not necessary. It is free standing but can be hung. Absolutely adorable on a shelf or desk!
YellowDog under Tree is on a piece of 9 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 3/4" hard maple; sides are painted black and framing is not necessary. This piece is also free standing or can be hung if simple hardware is added.This is a nice simple piece. There is a tree in my front yard that YellowDog always likes to sit under when he has finally tired from chasing chippy and all his fast little friends.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Heads up! Super YellowDog and the smallest piece posted below (yellowdog with hills and sun) are no longer available. They are both on their way to good homes in time for the holidays! Thanks again to everyone. As soon as I am home during day light hours I will take some digital pics of the newest pieces I have available; I have a new favorite to reveal!

Monday, December 06, 2004

*PHEW* I have really started to love working the Holiday Bazaars but they are all so close together! Im pooped! My final bazaar of the year was Saturday and I spent Sunday making special request items I received. Im happy to say I am all caught up. For anyone checking out my site looking for items like those I sold at the bazaars, just email me with questions or for information. I have some items left and I will gladly make more if there is something specific you are looking for ( ). I will include a section on my new website for items other than my paintings--promise! I was asked to donate a painting and a wild woman pin to my local grade school so I guess that is my next project. I have several paintings in progress that I hope to finish up this week or this coming weekend so check back---I will post them here soon! I think I have also decided upon the look for my ned site--wish me luck.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by over the past week. I appreciate your interest in my work!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Here is my latest painting. I call it BrownDog says "Huh?" I love it; every dog owner knows this look! The red background is the best; very bold and bright. Love it! Contact me for more information.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

I finished a peice today titled BrownDog says 'Huh?' Its a cutie! I am having trouble getting a decent digital image but look for it tomorrow or the next day. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 15, 2004

Wow! What a great response from the Humane Society Auction! I cant wait to hear how they did overall. Dont forget, not everyone is able to provide a four legged friend a new home but most can help by donating blankets or warm towels (for bedding), canned food or even office supplies to help our two legged friends in the office. Check out the Humane Society's web page to see what they need the most. I am flattered by the emails and hope to have my new web site up soon; until then I will post new work here in my blog for super easy access. They go so fast, I cant keep up! But thats a good thing--you keep asking and I will keep painting! So by request, I have posted images of the yellowdog pieces I currently have available. I have several in process but if you have a yellowdog(or brown dog or black dog or even a kitty!) just drop me an email and I will gladly try to incorporate some personal details of your best friend into a piece for your review. No promise to buy needed---if you love it you can buy it! If you dont love it, I will find it a home at a later date but appreciate new ideas! Again, here are the pieces I have currently available; all of these peices are on wood and of varying sizes. Please email me with any questions at !

Yellowdog at AppleFest
(Yellowdog at AppleFest close up)
Yellowdog on Autumn Stroll. This is one of my favorites. The colors look much brighter than this image portrays (sorry, still mastering the digital camera).
Super yellowdog! Yellowdog actually saved his arch nemesis, Chippy the Chipmunk, so I thought he deserved this. Do you have a super yellowdog?!

Yellowdog is definitely a boy but pink being so "in" we had to give it a try. This peice was actually one of two done for a customer to choose from. This is my neices' favorite.
This is the smallest peice listed; I like this little guy! Enjoy! And dont forget to support your local animal shelter and please send me an email and tell me what you think or what you would like to see.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Wow, it has been so long since my last post, I had a lot of trouble remembering my password! Yeesh! I like keeping a blog so I have no idea why I am so terrible at updating this. Oh, well. Try try again.

Work is about to get crazy busy. I think I am getting burnt out on this position. I dont know how much longer I can continue with these same battles. Usually I am refreshed and ready to go but this time I am still feeling beat up and kinda of pissy about everything.

Yellow Dog is having major allergy attacks so I worry about him. He looks soooo pitiful and all I can do is drug him--which I hate! Poor fella. He was also bit by a snake last Thursday. For crying out loud! Its Vermont--what the hell is a snake like that doing in my yard?!? He is ok. He can be a momma's boy at times but he is pretty damn tough.

As much as I hate to I should get back to work. I didnt sleep well last night so Im exhausted today and I am fighting off a head ache. A smart person would go home and start fresh tomorrow. But not me!

Lets see if I can do better at this.....time will tell....

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

My computer has really had me stressed out lately. I was soooo lucky with it for so many years I guess I cant complain but I also cant figure out how to finally fix the damn thing. Everyone seemed to think I needed to reinstall windows so I backed EVERYTHING up and I couldnt do the reinstall. Then people told me I probably have a virus and need to take care of that first. Ofcourse they say I need to buy new anti virus software which comes with new firewall software--all of which I have but for some reason they think I need all this new stuff. Hmmmm.... Who is this "they" and "people" I am talking about you may ask. Its a combo of friends and coworkers and even the company I bought my computer from. I just dont know what to do. I will try two more things than I may have to bring in some hired help! I was moving right along on my web site until this happened. Wish me luck! I want to get this taken care of so I can actually go back to PAINTING!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Things were going so well and now there is something up with my computer at home. For some time now, depending on what I was doing, my mouse would freeze up for about 20 seconds. Last night my computer was soooooo slow. It was slow to close windows and locked up on me several times. It was terrible. I dont know if its a virus or maybe all my web site work has bogged down my faithful but not-so-new computer. I have used PhotoShop a lot lately, so Im hoping thats all it is. I have to say, my computer has been very very very good to me thus far and I have been amazingly lucky when it comes to viruses--this would be my first. Gosh, I hope thats not it. Wish me luck. I really really really dont want to go through the process of buying and hooking up a whole new system.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Ok, so my ass kicking has slowed down some on my site but Im still excited! We had a major upgrade this past weekend here at work and when I ran something today all hell broke loose. *sorry shawn* So Im sitting here wishing I could go home and work on my web site. I have other stuff to do but I cant focus since the more pressing stuff is staring at me from my email screen--someone actually yelled at me (via caps). Whatever. It will all be fixed soon enough. I probably would have been distracted anyways today.

How about I give you a little preview of my newer (not newest--Im getting there) pieces. And when I say "little" preview, I mean "little" so I can show you my new thumb nail skills. here goes....

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Doo be doo be doo...
Im sitting here listening to Jaime Cullum and kicking ass on my web site!! Thats right, I finally mastered the thumb nail things and have almost finished turning my latest 300 pieces into itty bitty images. Yes, I said 300. I know, Im terrible. I guess I just couldnt motivate myself when I knew I was going to have to wrestle with my web site. But FINALLY I feel like I can catch up and stay caught up. Wish me luck! I still have plenty to do but I least I feel like Im getting tons done. Back to kicking ass and listening to sexy Jaime...

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Yellow Dog Art Gallery Rule #14

No jumping up and down when wearing a loin cloth.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

I get so depressed when people disappoint me. There are a handful of people for whom I have so much respect for that when they disappoint me I am just so upset. Well, first I am confused and I flounder trying to make sense of things and then it hits expectations for this person were just too high. I understand its not their fault I regarded them so highly but at the same time I would hate to think I should lower my expectations for people. Do I really need to constantly remind myself that I should expect less of people? I just have so much faith that sometimes people are capable of so much more than they are opening themselves up to. I get so bummed when someone I hold so highly does something or says something so close minded. Enough babbling...back to dealing with reality and growing up I guess...

Monday, June 21, 2004

Yeesh. Long time no post. Actually long time no ANYTHING! The sad part is Im not even that busy at work--busy enough but not so busy I cant keep up on life. I tend to do best under pressure--both professionally and personally. Nothing all that exciting is happening and I cant seem to motivate myself to MAKE anything exciting happen. I guess Im also kind of sad lately. A very close friend is moving away. Or should I say ANOTHER close friend is moving away. I simply am unable to keep anyone on the east coast. Another friend is getting married and although I hate to say it and I want to be happy for him, I dont think it is a good move. Just my opinion. They are a horrible match--dont really like to spend a lot of time together and both try to cheat like crazy. Healthy relationship, huh??! Not to mention she is mean as hell. Oh well, time to cut my losses with that one. This short little post has turned into a huge pity fest so Im ending it for now. Until next time...on a happier note...

Monday, May 10, 2004

Well, today was back to work day. I was lucky enough to get a couple weeks off and today was to be my first day back to work. Late yesterday my throat started to feel little scratchy but I assumed it was allergies since I had been outside for days straight. No such luck...Im sick. *ICK* Boy oh boy am I sick. I went to work and had just enough time to see how much work I have to catch up on and then had to leave. I didnt want to spread my cooties to everyone and I was kind of embarrassed--I was grossing myself out. I would have been pissed if I had gotten sick over my vacation but Im not all that thrilled to be sick now either. I have plenty of good honest sick days but I have a ton of work to catch up on. Oh well. What can you do. I should stop bitching--no one likes to be sick. Im tried to sleep this afternoon but no such luck. Now Im sitting here trying to figure out what to do with myself so I can sleep tonight...doo dee doo dee dooooo

Monday, May 03, 2004

Everyone probably knows this already but just let me assure you...painting your walls is not always as fun as painting on a canvas. Well, I guess to be fair the walls arent at fault, the pain comes when you have to paint each and every inch 3 or 4 times....blah blah blah blah blah. Yeesh. As much as I love my new clean colorful walls, Im not sure I ever want to do that again. Pay someone else to do it? Now thats an idea. Or, I could make sure the man I marry is good at, I like my first idea much better. Time to go back to staring at my beautiful walls...ah, the exciting life I lead...

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Is it possible to be someones friend when they really arent a friend to you? I guess that is a silly question, ofcourse its possible. Healthy on the other heand...not so much.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

One more try. The last photo was an oldie (but a goodie). This is one of my newer paintings. Not NEW new but newer than the others on my site. I thought this might be a good way to give you a sneak peek....

(ok, so I need to figure out how to make the image slightly smaller; afterall, the man on the moon doesnt need to see it. Well...?)
This is a test. Lets see how easy (or hard) it is to post an image in my blog....

I was venting to a friend the other day how rude a person was. I was explaining how some people are just complete asses. In the middle of my calm, yet serious venting, some woman rudely interrupted us and started being a total ass to my friend. I dont know if we were tired or if it was the pure irony of the situation that stunned us silent but we both were in disbelief. Then we snapped into kill 'em with kindness mode (which I like to call being the bigger person). Well, long story short the woman didnt get the hint she needed to collect herself so we put her in her place. *PHEW* Mean people are such a pain. Mean people are such an annoyance. Mean people suck. Hey, I like that....MEAN PEOPLE SUCK! Yeah, thats good. I should put that on a bumper sticker....

Monday, April 19, 2004

At this very moment I should be working. Yup, I should in no way be typing a Blog. I have sooooo much to do but I just can not focus. Im pooped from the past few months and my new office window taunts me with the GORGEOUS weather. Its sunny and almost 80 degrees--a rarity for an April day in Vermont. Well, I actually do remember a few April days in the 90s a few years ago. Blah blah blah...I cant believe I am writing about the weather. I should be at home and playing outside with Jackson......

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

YAHOOOO! I finally SUCCESSFULLY made a change to my web site on my own! I know, I am pathetic. But man, am I excited! My next task is to get a direct link on my site to this Blog...wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

This is both a representation of this blog entry and an expression of how I feel lately. I am seriously pooped out.

I was at dinner with some friends the other night and after telling them a little about my week they all told me I should write a book. Well, Im not stupid. I know they are my friends and they are good to me and laugh at everything I say so Im not so sure my life is worth a book. Well, at least not one that many would read. HOWEVER, I thought maybe it would be fun to log some of this even if its just for myself to look back on. Some of these "stories" are extremely personal and my take on things may unconsciously upset a friend or two so Im thinking I may start another real connection to me....and see what others think. Does anyone really read this stuff.....?

Back to work *YAWN*

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Again, way too long between postings. Im a slacker when it comes to this stuff. Not that I dont have a lot to share--I just barely have time to breathe lately. Anyway...its Saturday and Im in the office. Sad but true. Not all that sad though, I am getting a lot done in this quiet environment. Wow, people were B-ITCHY yesterday. A couple more so than others but I figure, I did my time in high school--I dont need to worry about what is up their craws unless they are direct about it.

Work will only get busier the next couple weeks but then I will have a week or so off. I hope to spend that time painting FINALLY! I also desperately need to update my web site. Im embarrassed its so old. I would also really like to get one of my brothers set up with a web page. I can barely handle my own--Im not sure I will be much help to him. He is a true artist. He would never think or say that but he is. When he gets an idea he is so driven and he is able to make it come to life so quickly. He works so hard, I want to help him get online and maybe sell some of his large items so he could make some money doing something he truly enjoys. Blah blah blah...enough gushing already.

Back to work...

Thursday, February 19, 2004

You know you are finally an adult when you find yourself taking care of a family...even though your single with no kids. Now THATS a bummer of a serious moment at the end of a great comedy.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

GEEZUM CROW!! Where has the time gone. Just as I think I am going to have some free time to play around I wake up and a month has passed! Oh well. This is the first day I have ever wished I was fish....cant they sleep with their eyes open? Well, ok, they arent exactly "open" but they have that cool clear eyelid thingy,right? Oh hell, I just wish I could take a friggin nap!! What can I do to wake up?? I have eaten every piece of sugar filled fruit I have along with a soda loaded with caffeine. Maybe a walk will do it...a walk straight to my house and into my bed, maybe!?!

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

I noticed today that I havent done this for a while so I thought I better at least make an attempt. Its strange, when I first set this up I was so excited and had to be careful not to annoy myself! Now, however, I find I have all these crazy ass things that might actually be of some humor to some people (might being the key word) and Im too damn busy to even sign on! Life....I guess if this is my biggest problem I dont have it so bad...

Monday, January 19, 2004

My plan for the long weekend had been to work on my web site and try to improve this blog. That didnt happen. Instead I tried to do a mini "clean sweep". Definitely easier if you live in a warm weather climate where you can bring your multiple rooms worth of junk outside. It also helps to have a crew of people to move all the heavy stuff along with a designer, carpenter and an extra $3000. It has pretty much been me encouraging myself to throw crap away. Not bad but not as rewarding. I guess I can look forward to the worlds biggest garage sale come May. Yeah, thats not helping. A pseudo clean sweep deserves a pseudo reward...Im going to go make myself a yummy dinner (yes, Im going to COOK) and have a liquid dessert (Baileys and ice in the largest glass I can find). Maybe a shower first since I seem to be wearing a years worth of dust....

Thursday, January 15, 2004

*AAARRGH* I tangled my slinky!! How am I supposed to get through the work day without my slinky. My brain does not function properly with a slinky to fling around :( I always tangled my slinky when I was a kid but I have made this tiny little silver number last over a year. I should just be happy with that. but Im thinking I may still find a way to fix it....
Wow, what kind of day do I have ahead of me if it is only 7:15 in the morning and I am already craving a bacon cheeseburger?! I hardly ever eat red meat but my body must be trying to tell me, I should have had dinner last night. And that maybe I should try going to the grocery store more than once or twice a calendar year.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

My life would be soooooo wonderful if I could just add 8 more hours to each day. Who can I contact about this?!?

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

My job teaches me a lot about patience. Mostly, that people simply dont have any....

Monday, January 12, 2004

Ok, time for my very first posting! I know it doesnt LOOK like my very first posting with all the tests you see but they dont count. Its my blog and I say they dont count so they dont count! Im such a baby today.

I have to say, blogger seems like the easiest thin gin the world but when I went to set myself up, I had to call in the troops! Does that make me an idiot? Maybe I shouldnt pose such questions on a public blog...I may get answers I dont want.

I gotta get back to work. Before I go I want to thank Shawn for "fixing my shit" once again!
Sa da ta, man, sa da ta.
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