“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Silas and his Dad

Every morning Scott and Silas sit on the deck step and let Maddie out for her morning bathroom break. They look so cute together... and I can hear Silas chattering about Maddie and dreams and what he wants to eat for breakfast. I love to watch them....

A few more September Photos

Friday, September 29, 2006

Several September Snapshots

September was such a mellow month, probably because most of the time the boys were chilling out, recovering. But we did have a little bit of fun here & there... Here's a few photos to prove it. And there's more pics at http://picsbytj.blogspot.com/.

Nicklecreek Rocks!

Oh My Gwad!!! We just got back from the Nicklecreek concert here in Athens, Ohio (at Ohio University) and it was AMAZING!! Absolutely amazing! Even before I knew they were coming to town, I've been obsessed with them.... listening every night - using their music to stir up my creative juices, jumpstarting a night of writing. Afterwards I picked up their only CD that I do not already own and Chris signed it for me. He was so super sweet. I look forward to seeing him in a future show and buying up his albums! And he was the only one (aside from the bass player) to come out and meet folks, sign things, converse and so forth. What a nice fella! The show was amazing - like I already said - and I hope they get back together so I can see them again!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Another year at the Backwoods Festival

We made it through another festival out yonder in Thornville, Ohio. Sigh.. It took weeks, no... months, to get ready for the show. I had my own booth this year and it did pretty good, though my profit margin was nil. The paints costs quite a bit, and I spent my earned money on the kids so they could eat, shop, and have a good time. Not too sure if I'm doing it again in 2007. Seems like I would do much better selling on-line and to galleries and shops. I'll post a few of my pieces on this blog and if you're intested in purchasing them, give me a holler at missterrijean@yahoo.com and I'll let you know what pieces I have.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Some of my work for Backwoods

Paintings on various windows - most of which are old, recycled windows my brother picks up for me when he's working (replacing old house windows).

I've sold most of these pieces, but I have others. Email me at missterrijean@yahoo.com if you're interested in seeing what I have. Most are regular window size and come with a chain so you can hang them over top of your current window. Some can also be placed on a wall - white usually shows the work best. I also have mirror pieces, and I can customize some designs.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More artwork

Let me know what you think!

The big double-door room divider was one of my favorite pieces - and it was difficult to let it go. It turned out so very beautiful - but I have another set that'll go in my house... so I parted with it - and sold it - to a recent happy customer. I priced it pretty cheap - $100 - and she grabbed it immediately. Not too shabby, for a weekend of painting and having a good time out in my deck in the sunshine, eh?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The show must go on

Poor Alex. He's been out of it since the Aug. 24 accident. I've taken him to daily doc appts ever since, and he's had x-rays, a cat-scan and a MRI. He's drugged up, hurtin' and missing out on his last month of summer. Talk about being bummed. But he did work really hard in hopes he'd recover quickly and he could play an important show a few weeks after the accident. Well... he played all right - but he was sore the next day! One step forward and two steps back. But... they played really well and we left right afterwards so he could take his med's and rest in bed. He didnt even stay and watch Grayface, one of his favorite bands. (Notice the pic with him playing in his neck brace?) Oh.... and doesn't Miss Chrissy and Miss Shannan look beautiful?

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Through a long lens

I love my zoom in lens. I could get super close to this spider, and yet be far enough away for it not to creep me out and scream in fear of this tiny, little fella somehow getting the best of me. The spider was absolutely fascinating and I loved watching it - from a distance.

Friday, September 1, 2006

August ended with a BANG!

The boys were sitting at a red light when a distracted woman creamed into them going at least 25 mph. Their car was then propelled into the truck in front of them. Both boys were hurt, with Alex getting the worse of it. Alex's car will be totaled out, and the boys are in for a long recovery. Poor fellas.