Saturday, January 31, 2009

Loosing Face

So I was going through some of my old photos the other day and noticing how I've changed over the years. The photo above of Brian and I was taken 18 years ago. One of the first things I noticed was that I had a really great smile back then. Albeit a crooked smile, it was still nice and big and toothy. Then I started looking at some of my more recent photos and my first thought was that it looked like my mouth was starting to shrink. That was until I came to the sad but true realization that my mouth was in fact the same size it's always been. The problem now is that it's just surrounded by a lot more FACE!

So I'm going to officially declare 2009 as the year I'm going to work on loosing the face! Well, some of it anyway.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

How About Some Beads?

When I first started this blog I thought I would be writing about beads. But so far not one beady post! My cats do silly things and therefore are much easier to blog about. But in the interest of beads, I think I'll share a little slide show of some of my creations....

Puck Update

I'm so happy to say that Puck has been the purrrrfect addition to our family. He and Harley tussle and play together every day and he respects Jamaica's space. He's such a little clown and quite the busy one. Harley is about a year and a half older than Puck and tuckers out before Puck is ready for his nap, so it's a good thing we have a toy box filled to the brim with play toys to keep Puck occupied until nap time.

I knew it wouldn't be long before we started calling Puck by nicknames instead of his given name. I'm not sure how it happened, but one day he became Puckleberry Pie. It just seems so fitting for his purrrrsonality. The shorter version is now P-Berry.
Here's a cute picture of him that I'm using as a graphic for some of my Cafe Press items. Pretty cool, huh?

It's kind of funny to watch Puck and Harley play together. Puck really abuses the play toys and a few I've already had to repair to keep the stuffing from falling out. But the funniest thing is to watch the horror on Harley's face when Puck pulls one of Harley's favorite toys from the box. It's almost as if Harley knows there's a good chance Puck will ruin it. So now Harley has taken to hiding his toys when he's done playing with them so Puck won't find them. I've found his favorite sparkly mouse in my shoes at least three times this week.

Here's one of my favorite Harley graphics that I recently finished. I'm hoping to have enough to do a calendar real soon.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy 2009 everyone! I decided to kick off the new year by doing something I've been putting off for a long time.

I just opened My Cafe Press Shop where you can find lots of great items related to glass beads and kitty cats! I've used images of my own beads that I made to create two really cool calendars.

Bead Dreams 2009 is more of a collection of colorful, abstract photos created by multi-exposing several bead photos into one.

The other bead calendar, simply titled Art Insomnia Beads was created with actual close up photos of some of my favorite beads.

And besides the calendars, I have some really cool goodies for the cat lover. Note cards, mouse pads, tile coasters, tote bags and more, all created with artsy graphics of my kitty cats. This design featuring Harley is one of my favorites!

So use the link above and have a look around. I hope you find something that makes you smile!