Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fun on a Tuesday in the Studio

Being surrounded with all my "stuff" simply gets me inspired. I am becoming a incurable packrat- or as I like to think, A "Collector"- ha !

I'm addicted to the sales on Saturday mornings that lure me out of my warm bed with the promise of the possible "once-in-a-lifetime" find..... The treasures are finding their way into my artwork, as well as my collage packets for sale, and it "connects" with me in a special way...

The vintage images and old mementos and memorabilia somehow fascinate me. Those special possessions touch me with the individuals personal history, which I find so irresistable.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Tracey Lynn

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Buffy Lynn

My darling daughter, Tracey, is arriving in about 10 days. She'll be in St. Louis for a couple of weeks before she leaves for her adventurous trip to the other side of the globe. She is a photo journalist, and photographic artist, and wants to go make pictures in Thailand and Tibet for 4 or 5 months. That's all well and good except she doesn't know a soul there, and doesn't even have a contact person and insists on traveling completely by herself. scares her mother to death.
It's not like she's completely new to this idea. She took off, after college, to move to Brooklyn N.Y. and was there that fateful day in 2001 for the 9/11 tragedy. I had no idea where she was, but she was fine, of course, and tried to race toward the center of the city after the planes crashed. She got as far as the police would allow, her camera in hand, and recorded her experience in some amazing photos. Brooklyn is a fantastic city, but very,very, expensive, even when you are holding down 3 or 4 jobs. She then set her sights on San Francisco by the bay....
She has lived in the heart of San Francisco for the past 4 years, with stints as the photo editor of the Yoga Journal, and setting up photo shoots for RED ENVELOPE for the past 10 months.(very stressful, from what I hear)
While there, she decided to train for a half-marathon, but then changed her mind, and ran the full marathon last fall. Her time was well under 4 hours, too. She recently hiked with friends, up Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, which was a 3 day ordeal, because you need to go slowly so your body can get used to the altitude.....
Sometimes her dad and i wonder where she got all this courage to try all these things, and to achieve them as well. I guess I do remember now and again saying, when you want to do something just go for it... I never knew she was listening, I guess.
To my darling girl, be safe, be careful, we love you so and want you to come back to us safe and sound.... you are something else !

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sneak a peek

I'll show you mine, if you show me yours..... but just a peek for now- hafta wait !

pantie peek !

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studiostuff girls-2005

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Last year Linda and I did a workshop on the atc's at the MAEA conference (Missouri Art Educators Association) in a little centralized town called KNOB NOSTER.... We went with all of our Art Girl buddies (studiostuff girls) who are all art teachers in the area, too.
This year we will do a collage workshop, teaching other teachers the methods of our madness- collage!!! It's always so much fun, and we get to see such wonderful ideas, great time to share with your sis, too....

Last years Knob Noster retreat....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Missouri girls in Arkansas

Sunday, August 13, 2006


We had a fun time in Arkansas visiting Judi. Can't remember when I've laughed so hard.....

Friday, August 11, 2006

New look, on an old server-ha ha

Great Idea- thanks. Lin

The server turned out so well, I'm ready to paint the town--BLACK--

Two coats of oil based enamel later, and it's transformed into a contemporary piece!!
The best part is this piece was a freebie-- a leftover from the UPSCALE GARAGE SALE several years ago...... it was unsold, and when I got there late, they told me I could have my choice of whatever I wanted, and then they proceeded to Load it in my car!!-Such a DEAL....