a tuesday morn pounce

sweet cassiopeia ring ~ jess taylor
an early morning pounce found this sweet bauble
by jess taylor. she has really fun jewelry.
not really a diamond kind of girl. have one and i respect the
meaning behind it. but not really me. i would pair this with
one of her silver bands for the complete wedding set.
just a thought.


44 - old habits die hard

Originally uploaded by indigochickie
i just began twyla tharps [the creative habit]
within the first 5 pages this is what i grabbed.....

"some people find this moment - the moment before creativity begins- so painful that they simply cannot deal with it. they get up
and walk away from they computer, the canvas, the keyboard;
they take a nap or go shopping or fix lunch or do chores around
the house. they procrastinate. in its most extreme form, this
terror totally paralyzes people."

44 years - i have a lot of work to do.

yesterday was filled with watching my oldest cherub toodle us around town in her new car. big smile didn't leave her face. we dined on scrumptous sushi and visited an art store where i bought
my first screen.



thursday *[bless my soul]

hey notes on etsy!

so many things going on here in middle earth.
new cards finally on etsy.
big day on sunday
two eve's of happy with miss c
finally getting some work done, amen.
two holiday shows coming up
laughing through emails with the girls.


friday *[bless my soul}

go buy a pack of bubble yum, chew through the sugary
grit and blow the biggest bubbles you can.

cmon' i double dog dare ya. its fun!

happy friday.



thursday and some sweet peace.

oh sweet peace..mixed media..12x6 inches

i recently submitted "oh sweet peace" to the
"of peace of artwork" blog. i found it via the most
talented leah piken.

"an art movement for peace brought to you by
1000 faces of mother henna and artists all
over the world."
kara was so kind to pick my artwork as a piece
for peace. thank you miss kara. you made my
day so very happy!

if you would like to see more peaceful works
of art, please mozey on over.


a cornucopia *[indie fixx giveaway]

goodies galore #1

if you love a good giveaway, and we all do,
head over to indiefixx and check out the
indie fixx autumn cornucopia giveaway
sweet baby jesus - there are so many goods
to look at and drool over. jenn was sweet
enough to include two of my prints, so thank
you for that jenn. this happy girl truly
appreciates it!

goodies galore #2

so here is the plan. i am going to tell you what i
dig in the giveaway, you run over and post a
comment or you can even tell your thoughts on
your blog, you know give a little shout out to
indie fixx, like i have an then hop on over and
let jenn know. but first, head over and read
through all the fluff and stuff to make sure
you fully understand how to play.

contest ends november 14th. so hurry up,
go on now - get over there and play!

[oops, almost forgot! here is what i am
-jewels karalee designs
-jenny hart's sublime stitching
-funky journal from ex libris anonymous
oh, hell - i dig it all.]

go on - get!



mister j....the belly rebel
many comments on my playlist and some questions.
intrigued? here are a few answers.....
momma don't let you sons grow up to be cowboys.
*urban cowboy came out my freshman year of high
school. i was dating 6pack abs, all state football,
wayne who is now a "joe 6-pack" still as cute as
he always was, but very different paths. he embarrassed
me so damn bad at that movie. karen and i totally
snubbed our dates, but fell in love with the movie.
needless to say waylon jennings was soon a fixture
at our swim practices. when you do nothing but
swim yards - you have to have something to
make yourself happy and prunie fingers get old.
limelight - rush
yes, i know. but seriously - i loved this group
and it wasn't because my boyfriend did. he
loved lynard skynard - remember, "joe 6-pack"
enough said.

and liz - i love his voice...wink

fat bottom girls - queen
are you kidding me???? you have to ask.

for the love of cheese it's freddy mercury!
and if you want to become a runner, but
don't know where to start - put this on
the ipod and just go.

in my life - dmb [beatles]

because i walked down the aisle to this one.

beautiful girl - jonatha brooke
daily reminder.

and because i love to dance in the studio....
say hey - michael franti

cmon eileen -
send me on my way - rusted root
i'm yours - jason mraz

and these just because of i am me....
beloved one - ben harper

redemption song - bob marley
love - john lennon
taxi - harry chapin
bartender - dmb

happy tuesday....


self portrait challenge mirror:1

quiet. canon rebel. october 7, 08

quiet girl
i would liken you
to a night without stars
were it not for your eyes.
i would liken you
to a sleep withou dreams
were it not for your songs.
~langston hughes.
looking for a specific reflections....look here.

beautiful girl

art altar
Originally uploaded by indigochickie
the first song i heard this am
as i sat here opening up my
blog was jonatha's "beautiful

i don't think of myself as a beautiful
girl, but hearing her lusty voice
sing those words, i felt beautiful
the corners of my mouth lifted
in a smile. i am sitting here
sweating from my cardio, crappy
workout clothes, a bit of bedhead
and i feel pretty cute, but not just
that - i feel good about me. i have
found so many creative souls who
surround me with support, kindness
and love. and today, for that, i am
happy, blessed.

here are my five happy things.....

1. purging the studio
2. the creative, nuturing souls who
each day, call, email - keeping me
lifted and on track
3. seeing each of you on your jouney
flitting through life - smiling and singing
4. my message in the phone from a one
miss jen gray - i am never erasing this.
i have one from swirly, 2 years old - can't
erase it!
5. empty canvas waiting for some color.

todays wish for each of you....color beyond
your wildest expectations.


flaming red rocket....not appropiate for the weak of heart

oliver, our dirty martini...
here is a happy little story to brighten your hump day.

last nite i worked out, played vball and came home around 7:50pm. little ollie
was out in the yard by himself and didn't run to greet me, so i start to head to
the house and realize...he still is laying in the yard. so i go over to talk to him
he stands and then lays down again. i realize something is wrong - so i go in
the house and ask bryce what is wrong with him and this is what bryce " the
mature one" says

"he has a flaming red rocket", very nice shakespeare, thanks for the editing.

so i go outside and he wasn't lying - poor ollie has the perpertual hard on!

so i finally pick him up to carry him into the house and go upstairs to call a vet.
god forbid the city of pets have an afterhours e.r. vet. oh no i have to call
lafayette. so i go to the studio to make the call and the kids ask what is wrong
and i say "he has an erection that wont go down. sir is in hysterics but then
little c says "bryce or ollie" she is half listening, god forbid she stops watching
tv. i said to her "why on earth would i tell you bryce has an erection. sir g at
this point is wetting himself.

so i call the vet, they tell me that i have to keep it moist with water or k.y. and try
to manually manipulate it to go back in. ARE YOU EFF-IN' KIDDING ME"!!!! what
the hell. so i go back down stairs toting my hair dye glove, get a bowl of water
to splash on the said "rocket" and my husband is giggling on the couch like a little
boy, because he IS ONE~!

nothing works, i make bryce go to walgreens for the k.y jelly - which cost $12!!!

i try that and realize that he has something bulbous protuding and it looks enflamed
and just bad.

so i call them again, i call a local vet to see if they have an after hours service
the vet tells me to put ice on it and doesn't offer to see him

so i finally tell bryce we have to take him to lafayette.

they have to put him under to get it in. the flaming bulbous issue was
the gland! so $200 later and back home at 11:30 - that was my nite
how was yours!

***upate*** [little ollie is fine, rocket again functioning in a normal fashion, i am sleep
deprived, but what the hell else is new.]

myself *[sacred]

myself : my favorite
Originally uploaded by indigochickie
my new little 50 mm portrait lens c
ame in the post yesterday.

oh happy day!