Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Struggling to work

Having a house full has definately put a damper on the amount of work I've been able to do for the past week and a half. I really really want to be working on that large dragon painting, but there's just no way with my current set up. In the mean time I've started up another fun masquerade themed painting, based on a really old sketch I found in one of my sketch books. I'm going to try to ink it some tonight, it will give me something to do when I take my baby sister out to the coffee shop again.

I think she's really set on moving up to Denton with us for college next year. It would be so great to have her here! She and I have been working on ideas for her to start her own Etsy shop. I make entrepreneurs out of people!

I don't know what I'm going to do when all the kids leave this weekend. (Ok, that's a lie, I'm going to clean my house from top to bottom and drink a beer!) But, I'm definately going to miss having them here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

My exciting week

Last weekend, my parents lost their house to Hurricane Ike. For the past week I've had my two youngest brothers and my youngest sister staying in our little apartment with us, as well as one of my good friends from back home. It's been a cramped week! It's been a lot of fun having the kids over, though cooking for seven in my little kitchen has been a challenge.

I checked online today to see if they would be going back to school on Monday, and no real surprise that they wont be. I called Mom to let her know, and to tell her we'd be happy to keep the kids for another week. The more I hear about the house clean up, the less I think there's going to be much of a house for the kids to go back to. Parents bought an RV so the kids would have some place to sleep, but FEMA has confiscated their generator (I guess it's their job to decide which homeless families deserve power?) So I'm pretty pissed about that.

My youngest brother (10) has apparently lost everything. All of his toys, games, clothes, everything in his bedroom had to be thrown away. My Mom lost all of her clothes too, but she doesn't seem as worried about that as with Tanner having nothing. I'm not looking forward to sending him home to that :(

We're taking them all out tomorrow. They've all been really good, and I'd like to do something nice with them. We have some passes to Six Flags, and most of them have never been on a roller coaster, so that should be a lot of fun.

In art related news, I got a DV cable and a tripod today, so I should be able to start work on the dragon painting soon! I imagine it's going to be slow going this week, but it will be good to get back to work again.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Be a follower :D

Blogger has a great new gadget that allows people to follow your blog! I've added the widget to my bar ->

If you have a blog, be sure to add it too so folks can follow you! This should make it much easier for people to keep up with their favorite blogs.

Recording of the dragon painting is on hold until I can get a DV cord for my cam corder. In the meantime, I'm making art pendants!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thank Goodness it's Friday

I'm so glad that it's Friday. First up, let me get some business info out of the way:

I'm doing a special give away in my Stickerella shop! Every order over $10 will get a free large orange ETSY decal. I'm doing my part to help spread the word about our great venue in time for the holiday season. It's also a great chance to get a custom shop decal to advertise yourself for the holidays too.

I think I forgot to mention that I've got my coloring books listed now! You can see it HERE

Hubby and I have been brainstorming a new business venture to focus on in time for Christmas craft shows. Supplies have been rolling in the mail, and we can finally start putting things together. That will also mean that we have a new shop to run within the next month, so I'll post more about that soon too. Morrigan is going to stay with her Nana tomorrow so we can spend the whole day working in the studio.

I found a great new band today, and I just have to share. Powerglove. It's a great power metal band that covers old video game music. It's too fun! They're coming in concert this November with Dragonforce (another band I love!) So it may have to be a special birthday present for myself.

I tried to start working on my YouTube video of my newest painting (the dragon I posted before). When I tried setting up my camcorder, I discovered that the cord that I'd need to pull video onto my computer isn't included with the DIGITAL videocamera. Honestly? They included a USB cable so I can pull still photos off (of my VIDEO CAMERA) but not video?? And of course, the DV cable is $30. Grr. So, the painting has to wait till the cable comes in. I've been using this time to refine my sketch though, and I'm really excited about it all.

I am SO tired guys. Thank goodness it's Friday.