Friday, February 3, 2017

Censorship

Heroine rules my
 neighborhood.  In order to fund it....they have to take over the secret societies.  Still though...some of us are creating art...what the hell do I know about art?  What do I know about heroine? I can't even spell.  Or, somebody is spellin for me?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Grant 2017














I got a grant from The Ohio Arts Council for this upcoming season.  Funding is so important to what I do!  Thank you everyone who helped me make it through these slim times.  I promise, I won't let you down.  I will be offering prints at cost for Syd's World.  Get a hold of me, and I will hook you up.  Thank you everyone for helping me sustain myself and Syd through this time.  I wrote the grant in November....and will probably not see any of the money until mid February.  Grant writing is a lengthy and laborious process.  Thankfully, I have other talents and other places to throw my energy while I wait for funding...otherwise it would take years to get anything done. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Who Is This Drummer?



Who Is This Drummer?  I have no idea what this guys name is.  Thing is, when I heard this solo, I became a drummer instantly.  Before that moment, I was a trombone player, a piano player, a banjo player...and all the band instruments my kid sisters and brother played.  I play a whole bunch of instruments....thing is.  I heard this drum solo, and I was a drummer for life.  Anyone would be.  So now, we are being censored.  What, I am not allowed to acknowledge this guy...whoever the hell he is that played awesome drums....just because Hillary wants to shut down freedom of speech.  What sort of president would she have made?   All the sudden, I am not allowed to say what I think is the truth....because the opposing party wants to shut down a message that isn't like there's.  Glad I didn't drum with with those people.  Honest to God, I was inspired by this drummer, and I don't know his name.  I do drum with wonderful people from time to time....I live for those moments.  Wahru could do this drum solo....hands down!

Give Me A Better Drum Solo!

https://youtu.be/lSttPLaTx_M
  I have played with great drummers....and I will play with them again....still though this passage gives me pause.  I challenge all my drummer friends to come up with something better than this...and I challenge them to no put me where I can not see them.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Everything!


















Syd had to help me make a Christmas card for a friend of mine today.  He also thinks all Christmas presents are his...he loves opening up presents outgoing or incoming LOL.  I got everything I wanted for Christmas and my Birthday this year, because I got Syd back after a long illness.  Thank you everyone who helped us this year.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Ode to Billy Joe

https://youtu.be/HaRacIzZSPo


  Something very sad about Bobby Gentry.  She has something really sad about her eyes when she sings.  I sure hope no one ever sees that when I sing. I suspect that no matter how many times they raped her, and drugged her.....she could not hide her sadness.  Check her out on YouTube if you dare.  She has sad eyes...just like mine.I know those sad eyes.  They are the eyes of people not saving us from predators.  What else could it be?  I defy you to tell me.  Perhaps, we should stop writing the songs to expose our predators....or perhaps you should just stop electing them into office.  Then, the status quo wouldn't be able to continue making women like her and me sad in the first place.  How it would it be, if the pedophiles all the sudden had no power, and they needed to get out of our country.  I pray for this.  I have lived this, and I understand that people around me, never saw it.  This is how it goes on.  They get people like Bobby Gentry to sing her song...but she doesn't trick me.  I know.  I see it in her eye...and hear it in her voice.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Handcut Stone For Wedding Ring














A friend of mine lost one of the little triangle stones in her wedding ring.  To repair it, I used the jewelers saw to cut a triangle from a slice of stabilized turquoise.  I used sandpaper to fit it.  In order to handle it, I glued the stone on a wooden stick.  When the stone fit snug inside the channel, I glued the stone in.  In a few hours, I will cut off the stick, then grind the end of the stick flush with the stone.  This is the first repair like this that I have ever attempted, and the solution came to me through dreaming about it.  I will post the results as soon as I am sure the stone is secure.