Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Puppy's First Haircut

We have been thinking about having Brandy 'groomed' since the spring and finally because I had a bit of a bonus ($175), we decide to spurge and and just do it.  We took her to Petsmart, and I must say that for a seven year old puppy she looks pretty spiffy. Her hindquarters looked the best, but she would not let me take a picture of her backside.

We spent the rest of the bonus on a sauce pan, a set of sheets and I think we still have seventy dollars.  Bonuses are great.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Could of, Should of, Would of

I got to kinda of carried away with my alternation of dominoes.  I really like them even before I put a rubber stamp on them.

I have been able to give them away so far, but that is a bad thing because it means I can do more.  So far I have probably done close to a hundred.  Its the age old question of which came  first, the compulsion or the obsession

I decided to try a six inch tile. And because at  the last meeting of the Rocky Mtn Hi chapter of the Society of Decorative painters was demonstration on rosemaling I decide to use a Telemark style stamp.  What do ya think?

Some of the rosemalers brought  project of things they had painted in the past to the June meeting. I am in awe.

I agreed to be in charge of finding programs for next year for the monthly meetings for the chapter.  If you have any ideas let me know.  

I have to find something the rest of the society might might interested in learning more about and then calling a complete stranger and asking for a (free) demonstration.  Marilyn made a suggestion concerning pryographs.  Know of any wood burners in the metro area that are open to free demos?

Here is a picture of Paul and his hobby (camping).

In Judy's class we should have finished the elephant,and  a moose.  I also decided to try a llama on my own (using one of Judy's pattern) The picture of the elephant is my own and still unfinished.  I should wait until I am finished to post but who knows when that might be.

I am posting pictures Judy painted of the moose and the llama rather than my own, because my might have beens do not measure up to the way things are (moose looks real bad and llama has not even been attempted).

Monday, August 6, 2012

American Idol Bus

Just saw a posting in the Billings Gazette indicating that American Idol is auditioning contestants at Zoo Montana today. Turns out that the American Idol bus will be visiting 10 small towns around the country  starting with Idaho Fall.  The article stated that over a thousand hopefuls lined up at the zoo. One can but wonder what kind of acoustics the zoo had to offer.
 List of the small towns "American Idol" will visit for auditions:
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Billings, Montana
Casper, Wyoming
Grand Junction, Colorado
Dodge City, Kansas
Rock Rapids, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Joplin, Missouri
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Bowling Green, Kentucky