Sunday, April 22, 2007

I'm nearly there!

My computer is running great and I bought a new digital camera today. I'm nearly there! I still have to introduce the camera to my computer but, once that's done, I'll be back to posting more pictures. And pictures are worth 1000 words!

I'm ready to be back in the studio. I've spent this weekend getting my front yard in shape. Splitting and replanting lilies, mulching, stringing pretty tree lights, putting out decorative bird houses, etc. So, even though I was not able to be in my studio, I was productive.

Etsy's giving me a bit of a headache. It was down for a few days being "fixed" or "updated" or something like that. It's all done and back online but now pictures/graphics are either taking a terribly long time to load or not loading at all. No one is going to buy artwork based on a description. I hope they get that bug fixed soon. Until then I won't post anything. I don't want to pay for the posting and have the front page "new posting" feature go to waste because the graphics aren't working. I count on that free publicity to get people to view my other artwork, too!

Well - I guess that's it for today. Now to have my new camera say hello to my newly reformatted computer. This should be fun...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This has not been a good 2 weeks. My computer went completely AWOL on me and my dear, sweet, oh-so-patient husband is in the process of reformatting the whole thing and, as long as he's at it, he's souping it up with some DVD reader/writer which also does some other cool stuff. (I know because there were a lot of acronyms in the description!) Anyway - I am not up and running properly, yet. He should be done fiddling with it in a day or two. The other thing that has set me back a bit is that, when I was in CA visiting my lovely daughter ... who is 20 today so "Happy Birthday Little Dolly" ... I lost my camera the 2nd day I was there. Now I cannot take pictures of my work in progress or post anything for sale until I get another one. In the meantime, I am working in my studio, trying to lose a few pounds before Cheekie's open house (she's my 2nd daughter), my surrogate daughter Amanda's wedding, the Dahl family reunion and the Perron family reunion all coming in the next 2 months. If I had that camera I'd've taken a before picture ... okay, maybe not. It's easy to make statements about what I would do if I could when I know that I can't. (Did you get all that?) The picture at the top of this post is my little Ashley when we visited her last fall. This picture was taken at The Taste of Monterey where we go for wine tastings whenever we're there. (Check it out if you ever find yourself in Monterey California. It's a nice relaxing atmosphere to taste in and they have a nice variety of wine and gifts.) Anyway - When things improve with my computer and I obtain a camera I will post some new pictures. In the meantime ... God bless you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Happy Easter!

My computer went on strike when I tried to load some music onto my iPod and I couldn't use it for a coupla days. Now I am trying to load my iPod using my kids' computer. (Bad Mammy!) My computer just came back from it's vacation and I'm just getting ready to go on mine.

I am packing tonight so that the kids and I can leave for the airport tomorrow after I get home from work. We are heading to California for a long weekend for them and a week long stay for me. My oldest, Ashley, is in Montery at the DLI learning Arabic for the MN National Guard. We will be celebrating Easter with her and then on Thursday her fiancee, Tim, graduates from Russian school at DLI, so I will be staying there to see him graduate. I will also be meeting my daughters future in-laws. I hope they like me.

I will post California pictures when I return in about 9 days.

I am working on a coupla small things that I will post when I finish. Probably not until the 3rd week of April.

Until then, Easter blessing!
Shelley Ann