April 29, 2009

House fiascos continue but not too bad. The house is ours and it's so cute so that's what's important.

So I guess I didn't have enough fiascos going through the closing of my mom's house, so I decided that since that was over, I'd add on another. So I got a lionhead gold fish. I couldn't help it!! He was the cutest thing I've ever seen! He is fat and round and chocolate color (he's not gold) and he'd come to the glass with his round baby face and his little round mouth moving and his little fins going, wiggling back and forth. I couldn't help it.

So ...oh it's so long so as Inigo Montoya says in Princess Bride "lemme splain, no, lemme sum up"
I got a 2.5 gallon tank cus they said that was big enough. Nope.
I do research cuz his tank is pretty but messy. Not big enough for a gold fish
I go get ten gallon aquarium with the works.
Set that up, take other tank back.
Get two snails and a pleco
Hear from my aquarium expert friend do NOT put two snails in there or you will have a billion by Friday. So I take one snail. Then she yells that I got a pleco. Take that back.
So one snail, one pleco and one 2.5 gallon tank go back.
Then I go through "why is this aquarium cloudy it has a bio filter blah blah" then I find out it has to build up bacteria in the biofilter that will take care of the cloudy icky stuff but I have to be patient which is not my forte.
Anyway, here it is a week later, tank is clean, beautiful with live plants, my sweet lionhead pudgie fish named Wiggly and his friend the apple snail named Cedric who spends all day and all night keeping the place clean.
It really is beautiful and I feel accomplished!

So I have a lionhead goldfish, an apple snail, a chow chow, a fantailed beta, and half moon beta and two rabbits. O_o

Now I want a bird *falls over*

..........and a turtle.

.....and a corn snake...

No no I have plenty babies right now. I just spend way too much time watching Wiggly. I love the live plants! The curled bamboo is so beautiful.

This pic cracks me up.

Dante the Bun

Kyoko trying to get
Jackson the Half Moon

Not pictured but just as loved: Cedric the snail, Benny the Crown Tail and Molly the calico bun.

I won't be home all day tomorrow. So when in the world am I going to get back to my art?

And it's getting warm. I'm an Autumn person.
Beltane approaches.

April 23, 2009

I can't believe how long it's been since I've been here! I am NOT going to give up. I have been working on my website and a story I'm writing about some characters I made up ages ago. And then I have this whole mythology of a place in my head. And this place has been there as long as I can remember. And with gentle help of my Muses, I can get it done. I know I can!! I have been doing some new design art, but mostly I've been practicing on my Corel Painter with the Wacom tablet. I've had both for years, but I haven't actually done work on them in a while. I love drawing on this Wacom tablet.

I've been working on some art cards that are going in a new book that will be out this summer. I love the one called the Jack O'Lantern tree.

I did several of funky trees. And in my place in my head, The Grove of Seasons, there's a tree there called The Labyrinth Tree. I love it and will draw in into the map I am making.

And to catch up on my life so far I have finally closed on my mother's house, after a month of inspections and getting the seller to repair these problems. Then re-inspections and the problem not fixed then them fixing it, and it not fixed and re-inspection *scream*...BUT now it's all fixed and I can feel good about my 81 year-old mom moving in with no scary "surprises" showing up. I love surprising, but NOT in a new home.

The weather is getting warmer, and here in Memphis, it can get mighty warm, okay- HOT - here in the summer. I am an Autumn/Winter person, so I am dreading it. But what makes me laugh at myself about is that I act like I don't sit my butt inside the air conditioned home all summer. I complain about the heat like someone is making me go out and get a job as a roofer in July or something. I don't go out in it and I don't HAVE to...so what is my problem? I think I just like to hear myself complain.

And my dog is doing so fantastic I can't believe it. And I have no trouble giving her the insulin shots each day. Anything for her. She's my heart.
AND, I got a half moon beta fish (I already have a crown tail) a month ago. And then last night, I fell in LOVE with this bubble head gold fish at the store when I went in to get rabbit food for the two bunnies I have O_o ...and I couldn't leave without him! He loved me, too, I could tell. *lol* So now I have another tank with another fish! And he is adorable!! He's such a FAT boy. He's smokey gray (not that gold color) but he is a gold fish. He's so precious! I'd love to put a pic of him right here but he's way too wiggly so I don't have a clear one yet.

Now I need to go work on my website some more and see if I can get some of my art work in there. Someone has hinted that they might want me to do a color pencil demo and they wanted to see some of my art "do you have a web page" they asked? Why, yes, I do. Is there anything on it for me to show them? NO. I am so UNfocused! I need a keeper.