KpacoTa CnaceT Mup-Beauty Will Save the World

(Quote from Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky's THE IDIOT, 1869)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Kenny...9:16 am today

...peacefully passed away after a drastic change on Sat..

I love you my honey.
Memory Eternal. xo

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Be not afraid...

Be Not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid of staying still.

Japanese Proverb

This is a piece I needle sculpted in the nineties, entitled, 'Man in the Moon'...what else? He's made from an old quilt, and that's Mongolian Tibetan Goat Hair, my doll hair of choice. He is large, and resides in my son's room now.

I was into needle sculpting in cloth , and studied under some very nice doll artists back then; my favorite being Akira Blount, a super talented , warm and friendly doll artist.

So today, and lately I feel as if I am going so very slowly. I can certainly agree with the proverb.

Two weeks ago I did a local show and competed the whole time with the wind, holding my tent down as I was writing receipts- at points just standing up and holding on for dear life. I thought that we (daughter's work also) did bare bones, but was surprised to see that we made quite a bit more than I thought after counting, (I finally counted up a few days ago),which made me feel much better about the whole stressful day. I was only able to put out 1/4 of our work, so making more than expected was great. Couldn't put much out because of everything blowing in the wind.

Today was a community yard sale and sales were very lousy. That is because I was not running the event. I started it in our new neighborhood, and would put out 40-60 signs, flyers, ads etc. We live in the country, and that's the only way to advertize properly. The newspaper ads never seemed to be enough. So whoever organized this one, with their 3 or 4 signs, and 2 ads, and going 6am-2pm (???), didn't do much else in terms of signage. And I can't blaim them, because it was so time consuming to do what I did. But, I would always reap the benefits, and people were out looking for me today, but we did not put much out. My daughter hung out mostly with the young neighbor next door. We leisurely got out there about 8:30.

When I do a yard sale I go all out w/signs... I got tired of doing all the work and no one contributing anything, so I just do them for myself now. However, it was nice to see more homes out there today....although it was the common kids' toys and clothing and not much else. One home had a great , old Corona typewriter w/case, but it was not cheap enough for me.

Oh, yeah, the sale goes tomorrow also. Who is waking up before 6 am on a Sunday, especially in an area with a gazillion churches?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lara acepted into Photography Program!!!

All photos copyrighted- c LA-G 2010

A necklace in our Etsy shop, by me and Alex. I designed and made the pendant, and Alex did the jumprings, etc. Beautiful vintage button and bead on vintage bobbin. You can see it here.

I knew she would be accepted. My middle child takes photos even when everyone yells at her to get away from their unwashed faces...hahaha...a true photographer. I hope she enjoys herself and does well. She has a few very nice photographers in the family on both sides. One is actually known in photography departments at universities. Pretty cool.

She's transferring from a local college into a very nice program at a university in a neighboring steps. And there is reciprocity so she gets in state tuition. YooHoo! One day she will actually have a degree, I pray...and actually do something with it. OOps! ended a sentence in a if I haven't done that here before:) Someone upstairs wants this girl to graduate college. Let's just say that testing is not her forte. That goes for many other people in this world as well. She is definitely watched over and guided from above!

Hope this finds you guided from above as well:)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Some Belated Easter Food Pictures...Look and drool

Some belated pictures of Kulich (Russian sweet bread), and Cheese/'Sirnaya' Paskha. The XB stands for Khristos Voskresye/Christ is Risen.

PS- It is even more delicious than it looks!

PPS- Getting ready for Greenfest this weekend. Never enough time to create everything that I want to for shows. And I still feel the urge to not stop- except for our home situation with my husband and his ill health, which, by the way, looks to be on the up and up. Amazing man.