Blog snob...

Okay - I admit it.  I'm a Blog Snob.  

I follow about 20 blogs at any given point, usually quilters and artists (the majority of whom I've never met), and I regularly check out new artists if they appear on any of those blogs -but what will keep me from following a blog quickly is not bad art (there is no such thing since art by it's nature is so subjective).  

What I can not stand is a blog that consistently uses "of coarse", instead of "of course", threw instead of through, and other such glaring errors.  It stops my brain from even completing the sentence.  I can ignore occasional mistypes; I can understand if English is not your first language.  But if you are going to regularly put an essay or artist statement where the world can see it, the least you should be able to do is construct a sentence.  One from last week was so bad, that I had to go back to the profile to be sure the artist was, indeed, someone with the CV I thought I had read.

If you want potential buyers to see your art, then put it out there - but, really, get someone to read over your text because the impression one gives through the artist statement could stop your career before it begins.

OK.  Rant over.  Move along, move along...nothing to see here.


Delayed gift....

The former owners of our house were great gardeners, so we hope they never come back to look at the house - because until we have time to spend in the yard, the rule is: if it's green, let it grow (except for the little grass that we have... you have to have SOME standards...).

So, imagine our surprise when we pull into our driveway last night and THIS is growing in the upper flower bed:

Two Resurrection Lillies!! or their other name, SURPRISE lily - they sure were!

The owners before us planted dozens of different iris and lilly bulbs around the property and every year something new someplace different just...blooms.

Thank you, Mr. Weaver!  Your gifts keep on coming every year!


I think...

we're changing her name to Fleabait...


Official entrance to the 21st Century...

I think Dave & I just officially entered the 21st Century - while we are more technologically adept than some of our contemporaries we only just now (this weekend) broke down and ponied up for smart phones...

Dave chose the latest iPhone which comes with a lot of bells & whistles that he spent a great deal of time figuring out.

I chose mine based on the type of camera it had (of course; I mean - they ALL make phone calls, yes?)

Turns out the brand new LG Optimus G Pro has the best camera of anything out there:

  • 1.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera for Video Chat
  • 8.0 Megapixel HD Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera and Camcorder
  • Up to 3264 x 2448 (default)

It took me a while to figure out that the picture was so large, it didn't want to email... the original is almost 3meg...will have to a) see about adding a memory card and b) figure out what size I really want them to be.

So...ok on the camera part...now to figure out how to keep it from dinging every time I get an email!


Off to Alaska!

One of our grand-daughters, Ceithlinn, is part of People-To-People Ambassadors Program and is off to Alaska today!

We are so very very proud of her! She worked very hard to raise the money after she was chosen so she could participate.  We know her parents and brother will miss her while she is gone but just think of the stories she will have to tell when she gets back!  How wonderful that she is getting to travel at such a young age!