Saturday, March 7, 2009

Getting ready to "Etsy"

I am in the process of working on a few pieces for Esty.  I am excited about some new techniques using mixed media I have been working on.  I started the bigger work I call "lonely bird" this fall and found it while cleaning and decided to "get back to it."  The other little garden angel reflects my yearning for Spring.  We had wonderful weather this weekend and it smells like spring outside.

  Well, I am still scaling down my materials and am FInally finished.  After a long two weeks of moving stuff around, I decided to move back into the Family Room. (Ruth, I know you are laughing at me right now if you are reading this.)  I scaled WAY DOWN.  I think after years of struggling, I am finding out where my vision lies and am so excited to explore some of the ideas I have been "sketching" for the last few years.  Hope you like the little pieces.  Ethan is hanging on me like a monkey and Ellory is anxious to get back on the computer to work on her latest chapter.   So, here's to a really exciting Saturday night in Western PA!:)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Taking it easy

Just a quick note.  Apparently, I have been walking around with hypothyroidism for quite awhile.  I had a battery of tests done this fall when my blood work showed low thyroid levels.  Well, I have been to the docs a few times since then, and for some reason my tests got overlooked.  When I went to the docs on Monday (he is a wonderful doc, but very busy) and told him how horrible I felt, he rummaged through my file and found the tests results.  Well, he said, no wonder, your uptake scan showed low thyroid function and you need to be on medication.  The good news is, in a few weeks, I should feel like a "new person".  I have felt "in a fog" for the last few months and doc said that is a symptom.  I should start losing weight AND having more energy, hence keeping up with family and able to actually get back to creating consistently.  I have heard that meds can take awhile to adjust but I have had this problem "on and off" for years so I am encouraged!  I learned a big lesson... follow up with your doc because no matter how good they are , they are only human!!:)  Hopefully I will be back to creating in the next few weeks after meds kick in and also I need to make more of an effort to keep my asthma in control..)  Thanks to all who left kind thoughts my way via blog and email.:) 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Radishes: THe curiosity corner

Haven't been doing much blogging here and have to get caught up on emails once again!  I have been "under the weather again" and am struggling to keep up with life.  In the middle of not feeling well, I am in the process of scaling down my creative clutter and moving it into the dining room which is gated.  Ethan is just at a bad age now...not his fault, but I am so scared of the little guy getting a hold of a pair of scissors and really hurting himself.  He already grabbed a pair and cut a piece of his hair before a blink of my eye.  Well, I will take some pics when I finish.  Here are some pictures of my "curiosity corner".   Well, what can I say, I am not happy unless I clutter up a space.  Most of the little knick knacks are presents accompanied with some of my pieces I slapped up.  Well, I know it's not the greatest, but it puts a smile on my face.:)  I am still working on the duct tape snowman tutorial.....I go to the doctors tomorrow and am hoping to feel better soon!:)  Well, off to clean the kitchen!!:)