A good effort

April 5th, 2011 (11:46 pm)

Socks for Japan is a cool concept for extending a bit of kindness to those affected by recent catastrophic events in Japan. I share these photos not because I want anyone to think I did some great thing. In fact, it's a very small thing. The great thing is the concept: Sending new--NOT worn--pairs of socks to a direct-aid group who will get these comfort items to the men, women, boys, girls, and babies who have lost everything. No big overhead, no paid staff--just a bunch of people who can leverage their location and time into helping with relief efforts.

To find out more about how you can participate, see photos of the process from Japan, and even get your personal notes to the recipients translated into Japanese--here's the link again: Socks for Japan. Because in my own life, it's often been the smallest gestures that helped me cope with the biggest challenges.

Thanks to Houston artist Jennifer Mathis for indirectly guiding me to the Socks for Japan web site.

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April 5th, 2011 (10:48 pm)

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April 3rd, 2011 (03:06 pm)

It's been a while since the table looked like this on Craft Night. Lindsey was Bedazzling a Shake Weight for use as an honorary "reward" for a group in Rhonda's office. (Apparently one becomes temporary owner of the Shake Weight of Shame after a screw-up.)

Here it is in an unfinished but still glam state:

Meanwhile, I'm working on a new series of paintings that will hang at Té House of Tea during the month of May. More on that as it develops. =) In between bouts of painting and cooking and gym going and other things, I'm weeping copious amounts of tears over "Brothers and Sisters" on Netflix. I love family drama with a good ensemble cast. I'm in Season 2 now.

Button Sunday

April 3rd, 2011 (12:18 am)
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Busy Beaver Button Company created a few buttons while the Bronx Zoo Cobra was missing.

And of course, just in case she was wearing a disguise:

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April 3rd, 2011 (12:08 am)

It's the last day of the Week of Cow Poetry using words from a set inspired by Joss Whedon's Firefly. Either they talked funny on the show, or this magnet transposed a couple of words. Ever the editor, I marked the phrase to read "read a" instead of "a read."

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April 1st, 2011 (11:14 pm)

Photo Friday, No. 240

April 1st, 2011 (12:18 am)

Current Photo Friday theme: Elaborate

Lila turns three with a princess cake made by her grandmother.

(Click here to view larger version on black background.)

Another view:

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March 31st, 2011 (05:42 pm)

One of the things I've had the most fun with this week was following @BronxZoosCobra on Twitter. Someone has been tweeting what the cobra, who escaped from the Bronx Zoo about a week ago, has been doing in the city while on the loose. Of course, the real cobra was never actually outside the reptile house, and she was found today and is safe and sound and back in captivity.

Will she tweet again? I hope so. Meanwhile, I imagined some words she might have for this week's featured Magnetic Poetry animal.

Next week I'll be back to pulling random words (and not cheating with gigantic photoshopped punctuation marks).

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