I was intrigued because knocking over outhouses seems like a mythic American activity, something Mark Twain created when he wrote about Huck and Tom. But apparently not. Also, I was a little surprised to learn that there were still outhouses to knock over in Orem in the 30's. Sometime between then and when I was born, people got busy and called the plumber, because I don't remember outhouses in Orem.
"Were you dressed up?" I asked.
The man looked at me like I was an idiot. "No. We just knocked over outhouses."
Meanwhile, I have a Halloween memory of my own in re to him. When we'd come home from trick-or-treating, he checked our bags to "make sure everything was okay." Then he'd steal all our Tootsie Rolls.
Feel free to post a few memories of your own. And have a spook-tacular day.
I am all about series books these days. Series help kids become fluent. Understand characters. Internalize story structure. Get to know authors. Support those kids who struggle with what to read next. Yes, it's true, they are not always "great literature," but I can expose kids to great books/authors during read aloud.
Ive just found out that i have been chosen to join CARDS FOR MEN on thier design team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how fab is that, im soooo honoured i cant tell you,
cards for men is a challenge blog that ive always like to follow and did enter as often as i could, now i get to design for them!
such an honour, i find being on dt's helps me with mojo issues as well, and i love the challenge,
You will have to wait to see my first creation for them which will be the next challenge that goes live next week,
there were 4 lucky peeps who got in including me, pop by and have a nosey at the other lucky peeps and of course if you havent been to cards for men before!!! what are you waiting for lol.
ill hopefully be popping by later today if time allows
hugs and have a happy monday xxx
Penny Berens stitches 5 hours a day.
|Penny's work (detail) is always filled with hand and machine stitching|
Judith Martin spends 5 hours stitching, 3 hours in studio designing and 2 hours researching. That's a 10 hour day.
|Judy Martin presents her work " Heart to Heart"|
Australian artist Dijanne Cevaal dedicates 50 hours per week to her art. That includes blogging, writing articles, teaching, designing, dying and making.
|part of Dijanne Cevaal's Sentinelle Series|
Before I became a mother and made that my career, I was a student at the National Ballet School and later a ballet dancer in a dance company in Vienna, Austria. I know about self discipline!
Now, I am a textile artist.
I sew every day, even on weekends. I spend on average about 4 hours in my studio creating and doing, depending on my family commitment.
Blogging, taking art classes, teaching, researching other textile artists, curating, writing my book...that is all extra! I fit that in when I can.
Confession: Sometimes I work on quilts unrelated to the quilt book I am writing or projects that have nothing to do with my teaching samples or my art work!! That is the equivalent of playing computer games when your boss isn't around!
I have decided to put aside every Wednesday for painting and preparing fabrics and papers for future works.
My dance training will come in handy.
Ive gone glitter crazy on this card too as you can see lol, i thought with it being mono in colour it needed a bit of shine, and anyone who pops by my blog regular will know im a sticklesaholic lol,
Im entering this card into a few challenges why im here lol
Totally papercrafts-glitter it
Pile it on-be happy
Simon says-anythin goes
I hope you like my card, please pop over to see the other dt creations, and maybe take a look at jennis digi's which for the most part are only 99p!!!!!
OK so I've been drooling over all the lovely cards that Lim make for a WHILE now and finally got a chance to CASE one of her beauties.
This card was made for a friend who asked me to custom make a birthday card. LOL I could go "artisticly" crazy as long as the main color was green and NO YELLOW!!! So what do YOU think>? Did I get it right?
Enjoy the pics.
(MEMO TO JULIE AND DYLAN: hurry up and have that baby, okay?)
Meanwhile, I'd love to see you at the launch for CHARLOTTE'S ROSE if you're in the area--TKE (15h East and 15th South) on Saturday November 5 at 2:00.
Should be fun. The women at TKE know how to make a party happen!
I moved some bedroom furniture from one room to another one across the hall. That is now the new guest room.
I moved my studio from the sun room to that empty room. It gave me an opportunity to sort out and donate stuff I have not been using.
I love my new space!!
I have room for fabric.
I have room for books.
I have room for projects on the go.
I have room for precut strips.
|My system consists of 3 swing lid garbage bins. Each bin holds |
pre-cut strips of different sizes. All scrap fabric.
They are close to my cutting table.
I have room for two tables- one for sewing and one for cutting and layering.
I have room for a permanent design wall.
I have room for a couch for friends that visit. (and room to hang some art!)
|painting on the window ledge done by my daughter, Isabelle|
I have a large north-facing window.
I have room for everything- my quilting stuff and my textile art stuff.
I still do all the messy fabric painting in my unglamourous basement where I have good light and a sink. You don't want to see THAT space! Scary!!
I'm seriously thinking of doing it this year, mostly so I won't feel like this year has been a writing wasteland. I think this is the first year in a long, long, LONG time that I haven't completed anything--the first draft of a novel or even a picture book. I was always getting started. Like a car with a failing battery. A little noise. A little energy. And then . . . nothing.
Maybe NaNoWriMo will help me salvage what has been a discouraging year.