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Friday, March 09, 2007

This, That and the Other Thing....

Yesterday I debated about taking a photo of the thermometer on my back patio and posting it here....but I didn't because I didn't want to be that cruel to everyone who is still dealing with winter. We were in the upper 70's and this weekend is supposed to be even warmer!! This is about perfect for me. Goldilocks weather....not too hot and not too cold, it's just right!

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I've been ordering back issues of Cloth Paper Scissors....they're on sale right now for $5.99 an issue so I'm filling in all the earlier issues I missed. I think this is my favorite magazine right now. It seems to have a little bit of everything I like. I would subscribe to it but with everything up in the air about where we will move when we finally find a house, I just thought I would wait.

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Some of you read Crazy Aunt Purl but if you don't, every month she does Hor-o-scopes. They're usually funny and filled with her unique sense of humor. This was my horoscope from her for this month....

VIRGO (August 23 - Sept. 22)
Manners are for rebels. That's why I love me a Virgo. Ya'll have manners but in the STRANGEST and loveliest ways. For example, you can always count on a Virgo to have an opinion. And share it. But a Virgo opinion isn't a character assassination, it's merely fact and logic formed with interest. Ya'll manage to say things that others could never get away with because your manners are on the inside, closest to the heart, and you never desire to hurt folks or drag 'em down. Some signs could take a lesson in this department though I will try to mind my manners and not mention which ones. Interestingly enough, your candor and honesty (which is almost always spot-on) can make people think you have no soft spots of your own. But your ability to see into others with a new light is second to your ability to be wounded deeply by those who can't see you clearly at all. Try to offer forth a little patience with these characters. Not everyone will understand you because you are unique, and different from them, and it might take a while for that to shine out. It's not personal. And they'll get some manners of their own, eventually.


She never fails to make me laugh....or cry sometimes. I thought she had me nailed on this one. I do feel that most of the time people just don't "get" me. I've always been just a little bit on the outside and have done things differently from others. Such is the case now. I know Lisa is doing her One Heart One World giveaway with names due to be drawn on the 21st. I plan to participate in this. Remember I told you after my giveaway in February that I liked it so much I was going to do one every month, if possible. Well, I am going to do one but it won't be for a few more days and my drawing won't be on the 21st. That doesn't give me enough time! So please don't think I'm just going around entering giveaways and not doing one myself. It's coming....so keep checking in.

I made another little Dotee doll yesterday....



It's so hard for me to get a good photo of these! I also made three more ATCs....imagine that!!



I love this face stamp!! Or could you tell!! I stamped it on a magazine picture of some fabric. I like how it came out.



This one was just a bunch of scraps that I put together.



And this one is mostly metallics so it doesn't scan very good. I think I might add some other color to it because I think there's too much metallic right now.

So that's what I did yesterday while also going grocery shopping (ugh) and running to the post office and to Joann's for beads and felt. Oh, and I cleaned out one more drawer in the studio.

23 comments:

  1. Just popping in to say Hi!!! and I LOVE the atc's!

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  2. Holey moley those ATC's are fantastic, wow Janet - WOW!
    XOXO

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  3. I love your new art! and your Dotee doll is a cutie! We sure can't stop making them... LOL.. thanks for liking my bunny

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  4. I am a Cancer...
    Love your ATC's. It is fun to see what you have come up with next.
    I am having a lazy Friday. But I will take pictures of my new Birdhouse today. Arney put it up last night and we filled it with seed. I wish that I could watch you making stuff, I know that I would learn so much.
    Happy Friday.

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  5. Hello, I too enjoy your ATC's. I think of an artist as someone who regularly creates art---and that you do! Welcome to Finding Water!

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  6. I agree that Hor-o-scope has you pretty pegged...
    I LOVE the little bird ATC. I too like that face stamp, way cool as the lady on the scrapbook show says
    Can you believe I have never seen this magazine you are talking about? I have no time to blog today, my company is finally getting here.

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  7. ohmygosh, you are starting to sound like me...are you sure we're not related? lol. Love those ATC's they are gorgeous!!! sounds like you are cleaning out great over there! Now I better go check out my horo scope. lol. talk soon, Lia

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  8. Love the atcs and the little dolls are sweet-Cloth Paper scissors is a great read-I don;t have a subscription but I should-it's pricey. I heart Crazy Aunt Purl.

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  9. Hello! Popped in to say Hi,found you on the FW list. I love your blog - the little doll is adorable.

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  10. Cool ATC's, Janet! And adorable Dotee doll, too - looks to me like doing things your own way, certainly works well - keep it up!lol. I love Crazy Aunt Purl's blog - even though I'm only a wannabe knitter (as in "I wannabe - but I'm not" :)
    She should write the horoscopes for publication - hers are usually both more accurate AND more entertaining than the ones you usually see.
    Whenever you start your sign-ups for your giveaway - I definitely want in! xo

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  11. Another cute Dotee Doll! And I love your ATCs.

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  12. Not much you say, Oh, I didn't do a thing you say! Are you giving us the razz-berry when you say that, Janet? You are doing great!

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  13. Hi Janet!...hey..it was so cold and windy here yesterday and today! brrrr...It will be deathly hot soon enough. starting next month..... I love those little Dotee Dolls!

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  14. Hi Sweet Janet,,,I have missed the heck out of you. I am into making the Dotee dolls too. Go check out my first one. Aren't they addicting? Your ATCs are fantastic as usual. Hope all is well with you. I have been having spring fever as it has been so pretty here this week too. Rain tomorrow, but my flowers need it. Are you in the Dotee doll swap too?
    I have been meaning to write but work has been a killer this week.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

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  15. 70 degrees. You are a lucky girl! It possible I won't see 70 for another 2 months! Your ATC's are really pretty - nice work!

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  16. so much great art here! you are so productive!

    thank you for the link to those hilarious horoscopes. my best friend is a virgo and this describes her very well. i love her tagline too. great stuff.

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  17. Hi Janet

    Your Dotee doll is just wonderful!!! And your ATC' too - I like the metallic one - that face is terrific and layered the way you have is very eye catching.

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  18. Enjoyed reading the horoscope, I'm Virgo too of course and I think it makes us sound really quite nice:):) Your weather sounds wonderful, some warm sunshine would be very welcome right now, we get the odd sunny day but always with cool winds and today is another grey, nothing-y kind of morning. Enjoy your day and the sunshine Goldilocks:)

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  19. Your dotee doll is precious...and you know I love your ATC's.Gonna go check out my horoscope!
    :-)

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  20. The "One Heart One World Give away" is a great idea! It looks really fun too. I have not entered all but two of the give aways. I do not feel right about entering these and then not participating or doing a "give away."

    I do some things... and honestly, after seeing what everyone does and how beautiful they all are... there is just so much talent oozing. I know that I should not compare myself to others. We all are unique and individual. I just think that my creations are not worthy... then I think, maybe someone out there will really love what I do. Then I think it is to late to do something.

    uh, I am so sorry! I have let you inside of my head and my thinking process. I know... a little scary. LoL!

    Can't wait to see what you have decided!

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  21. Seventy degrees sounds wonderful...we have just warmed up to about 0c..!
    Your new ATC's and the doll are great...you are really on a roll Janet...!

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  22. All are gorgeous!!!! Love your Dotee doll.... so darn cute!

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  23. Don't do anything to the metallic one, it's beautiful!

    I'm a Virgo Rising, so I read virgo along with my sun sign. Very funny!

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