Chained Dogs

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another Altered Box & An Off Color Joke

I have always loved cheese but I've really been on a cheese kick lately and have been recycling the cool little wooden round containers that Brie comes in. I altered this the other day using one of those empty Brie containers. I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for yet so for now it's sitting in my curio. I'm so happy that I'm on a creative roll lately. It's been months since I've been able to create things I like alot so I'm really enjoying this and not taking it for granted.

I received the latest issue of Somerset Studio in the mail today and am so impressed by an artist that is featured in the magazine that I had to share! Check this guy's work out - it's amazing!!!

My friend, Cindy is always e-mailing me funny stuff. I really couldn't resist sharing this one. I got a good laugh out of it.

An old lady dies and goes to heaven. She's chatting it up with St. Peter at the Pearly Gates when all of a sudden she hears the most awful, blood curdling screams. "Don't worry about that" says St. Peter, "'It's only someone having the holes put into her shoulder blades for the wings."

The old lady looks a little uncomfortable but carries on with the conversation. Ten minutes later, there are more blood curdling screams. "Oh my God" says the old lady, "now what is happening?"

"Not to worry" says St. Peter, "She's just having her head drilled to fit the halo."

"I can't do this" says the old lady, "I'm going to hell."

"You can't go there" says St. Peter, "You'll be raped and taken advantage of."

"Maybe so" says the old lady, "but I've already got the holes for that."

Well, we're off to make a late night ice cream run. Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Yeah - Got my Mojo back!!!

I did manage to do the photo challenge I wrote about on Tuesday's post, although I think I would have done better with it if I weren't so distracted! Long story that still hasn't ended so I won't jinx myself by posting about it but suffice it to say that Tuesday's photos definitely sum up what June 2008 has been all about for me. Please keep your fingers crossed and if you pray, I could really use some prayers about this "mysterious" endeavor. (And I promise I will share the news if it actually comes into fruition.)

And as for my mojo - My muse jumped out of the box along with this awesome Bad Girls Project kit that I received and assembled last weekend. She even decided to make herself at home for a bit and hung out long enough to inspire me to turn a little round Brie box into a really cute little storage container. I love how it turned out and will post a picture of it as soon as my camera batteries re-charge. (Don't you hate when your camera batteries die when you need them!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Take Pictures Tomorrow!!!

So I have been pondering whether or not I should do the monthly challenge at Shimelle - I mean, it goes for a year and stared in April but the more I think about it, the more I think I should. Better late than never and I have been meaning to make it a point to routinely practice my photography anyways...

The only thing is, I haven't been scrapping very much this year. I'm feeling creatively blocked not only with scrapping, but with my art as well. I mean, the ideas are in my head but they never come into fruition the way I think they should. It seems like the harder I try to be creative, the crappier the project turns out. Anyways, enough whining...I guess I should just pick up my camera and start using that as a way to creatively express myself for now. Guess I just made up my mind about that challenge!

Monday, June 23, 2008

As A 1930's Housewife I......

Suck!!! Laughing my ass off on some of the questions though! Good thing I'm really not a 1930's housewife!


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

On the home front, not much is new. We Bar-B-Que'd with some of the neighbors from our apartments. There were people and/or families from 6 different apartments and beer so it was fun! Some one there said, "It's wierd how we've all lived here for years & years and it took this long for us to talk to each other." It's true - how strange that we all had so much in common and had such a good time and it took us years to finally realize that because we never talked to each other. Anyways, fun was had by all, the kids all got along great, Jimmy has a new "Best" friend, and Kadee landed (hopefully) a baby sitting assignment.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I am inspired by Artful Blogging

I just finished reading Somerset Studios Artful Blogging (Vol 1) and am totally inspired! This is the type of mag that you can read from front to back, or you can pick and choose what to read and either way works. And it is so easy to put it down for a couple of days and then come back to where you left off and not be lost. It was a great read but I have to say, it wasn't Somerset that made this so inspiring (although I do love Somerset) - it was all the contributions the artists gave that made this issue such a great source of inspiration! If you haven't seen this, you really need to check it out!