Thursday, February 11, 2010

Excerpts from a Dog’s Daily Diary from If Johnna had a Blog

Happened on this blog and felt this lady had been visiting my house. We have 6 dogs

Excerpts from a Dog’s Daily Diary:

8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 am – A truck  ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 pm – food! My favorite thing!

1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!

7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat’s Daily Diary:

Day 683 of my captivity:

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.
Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the floor.
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am. The audacity!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow– but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released — and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded!

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe…for now…

 So this This is  my life with Animals...
My husbands dogs- Cheech and Chong
My daughters dogs (  she moved out dogs moved home)- Cledus, Eady and Ally
My son dog (he moved out dog moved home)- Bogey
My other sons cat- Squirt and Bird Kenny

Tuesday was my day off and  one of the dogs ( Probably Ally) pulled a garbage bags out of the can and  over the fence. Then  it became a full canine  affair to string the contents of the day over the entire yard. Leaving evidence for me in every concievable areas. By 8:30 am ...  Mission accomplished chew everything in to tiny little jiblets.They were all so proud that they each had their own  yogurt cups and water bottles for toys. Only the best  TOYS for our animals. They actually think water bottles are the ultimate toy!!

The cat as usual over ate and rewarded me by reminding ME to tell his father that he was feeding him too much.

And last but certainly not least.

I let the bird out of his cage to fly around a little, so when I opened the door he flew on to the top of the exterior door. I called my son to get him down for me.

I look up to see him reaching for him with a yard stick as he flys off in to the pine trees at 5:30 pm on a 35degree night. We look for him off and on Super Bowl night..... knowing fully well that he is not coming home until he ( Kenny the Conure)  is good and ready.

Kenny  has a grand time flying around and return home around 4 pm the next day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I need a Photo of Me so I need your vote!!

Ok I know this will come as a shock since I am the only one in the world that feels this way.

I hate my photos... no matter how my I take or have taken I Hate them all. Shocked as you may be to hear this I  am not young, tiny and cute any more.

I am only 5'1" tall and that does not even qualify for petite ( 5'2"- 5'6"). So now that I am too short for my weight, like how I put that I need help!

 I went to my friends house the other day and had her take photos of me so that I could send a photo of me to CI. Not the best time for photos..... 2 pm in the after noon Fl sun  only accentuates my constant dark circles. But... we hoped for the best and she took about 100 photos so I could possibly decide on 1 photo.

So give me your opinion on these two photos until I find something I like better. I have progressed since my original non photo, to the one of me holding my nephew ( not a face shot).

Does any one else have this issues with posting photos of yoru self. Maybe I should have to post a photo a month because any photo is a good photo!???!  Are there any photographers out there that can help me with a new photo?
Ok so I have plenty of great hair and  crystal blue eyes.

Thanks for checking in and have a great week! - Gayle

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Damian need a new photo for his Face Book page!

These are photos of  my youngest son Damian they are over 30 years apart and those Doritos are still around this house. Some things never change!

 I love taking photos and my husband keeps telling me my photos are hidden by my scrapbooking.
My one goal this year is to take more photos.

One thing that has not changed in my live is my love of photography. When I was young and living in Orlando with two small children I got my art fix at Crealde Art Center in Winter Park, Florida. In exchange for classes and the use of their dark room  I went in 3 times a week and mixed huge containers of the photography chemical. It was absolutely worth the time because my children and I got to take some fabulous classes for free.  I met some very creative people.

So this year I hope to focus more on my photography, which has been a constant hobby in my life.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Facebook | Cheryl Eaton Mezzetti

Facebook Cheryl Eaton Mezzetti: "The two best times to keep your mouth shut is when you are swimming and when you are angry'. ~anonymous"

Butterfly Rain Forest at the Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida

My husband and I went to visit the Butterlyfly Rain Forest in Gainesville on sunday. I was a little cool and the butterflies were not as active as they could have been. I am told that they like 60 degree or warmer weather.

We were actually able to watch them release butterflies at two different times through out the day. That actually have a full hatching lab at the university and you can see the larve at various stages before they hatch.

If you are ever near Gainesville of live near the University it is a great place to visit. The also have a Florida natural museum at the same site.

It has been reallky cold this winter and some of  the plants are not loving the weather, but it was a beautiful day!!

This addition to the Florida Museum is dedicated to research and education about butterflies, moths and global biodiversity. The Butterfly Rainforest is a four-story, outdoor screened enclosure with waterfalls, a walking trail, lush subtropical and tropical plants and hundreds of live butterflies. Learn More...

I am  working on some altered art pieces for submission to magazines and I hope to incorporate some of the animals and foliage that I took many pictures of.

Creative Imaginations Sketch Jan Sketch winner

I have been sick this week with a headache, but this has been a lucky week. I will share more later!

I found out that I won the Jan sketch at
Creative Imaginations!~!!
LOve winning free things to play with!!


This is  Creative Imaginations blog if you want to play along with their February Sketch check it out here.

Is used the Narrative collection and mixed it up a little. The photo is of me and my brother. I love the new Martha Stewart punches.

February 04, 2010
January sketch winner!
You girls really rocked the sketches, by far it was the hardest decision for everyone to pick one...we loved them all! We were amazed at the talent that each of you shared, it made the selection of one winner difficult. We want to thank you and ask that you keep sharing your work with us, you may find that we feature you on one of our Inspiration Mondays!

Our January sketch winner is Gayle Martin with her beautiful layout called, As I remember it. Gayle shared the inspiration for her layout "This is a photo of my brother and me on Valentines Day. I used two different Narratives paper for this page. For the back ground I painted Luminarte paints on the back side of Creative Imaginations paper. I then layered the patterned paper on top of the painted white paper. I also used Luminarte paints as a spritz on the narratives paper collection and the flower embellishment."

Gayle will be receiving a prize package from Creative Imaginations and joining our design team in March.We are looking forward to seeing more of her work!
We will be posting the February sketch tomorrow on our blog for another fun sketch month!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shimmerz Vibez Goodness

Walking on the Wild Side created with Shimmerz Vibez new colors- Jeni B Blu and Before Dawn.

First I spritzed the Making Memories passpot paper with  the above  two colors. I then sprayed the paper over lay with a combination of Jeni B Blue and Before Dawn . I actually randomly sprayed one on top of the other. Next I painted in the clouds with Shimmerz Blingz-Hi Ho Silver using sa small paint brush. This color comes in a jar and the paint has quite a bit of texture to it.

Together is Shimmerz paints at their best
 First I gesso the canvas and added reqular acrylic paints as a base. I then used drywall tape ( the mesh type and pressed Spackling thru the mesh to create a testure on the canvas. Next i added some tissue paper and elements for visual interest.  I then  layered Shimmers Blingz color on the canvas and once they were dry I got busy adding my favorite new products.
Shimmerz Vibez   for intense color
I used Jeni B Blue, RazzleDazzle Berry, Sunset Strip and Before Dawn
Some of the paints were spritzed on the canvas. Other colors were painted on directly from the bottle witha paint brush and last but not least I  opened the bottle and used the spray plunger to dribble paints over the canvas. I have ordered all of the other colors in the Vibez line because as you can see I like paint and I love color.
What I like about Shimmerz paint is the clean up easily with water. No going to work with hands of many colors.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Introducing Shimmerz VIBEZ!!!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Creative Imaginations Sketch Challenge

 I was visiting the Creative Imaginations  web site and blog and saw that they had a sketch challenge forJanuary.  This is a photo of  my brother and me on my dad's car. This is in our front yard on St John's street in Lake City.

My mom made this dress for me for Valentines day. The dress  was a sheer red with white dots. I think it was dotted swiss. I will have to remember to ask my mom about it. Those shoes had to be polished with white shoe polish.

I think I was about 5 years old in this photo, my brother is 14 months younger than me.

 My sister and I always comment of the bangs that my mom cut for us. My mom said the style was to wear them very short. We always ask if crooked was also the style?

The scrapbook papers are Creative Imagination and the back ground and top papers are painted with Luminart paints.

Today my husband and I went to the Butterfly Gardens and The Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. Now I have 90 photos to edit. .
I pulled together some of their papers from my stash and posted this on their web site today.

Living in Lake City doesn't exactly offer you lots of opportunity to buy scrapbook products.  We have two scrapbook stores that I buy as much as I can from. I want to make sure they stay in business, but I also shop on line to buy the most current products. This is a GREAT TIME of the year .... you can see all of the new prodcut lines that are coming out.