Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Positives of the Negatives

*A note of reassurance to those, like me, who view the world with no taste for rose colored glasses, who view the world with the need for yet one more cup of coffee or mug of beer, who dislike weedless yards and neatly trimmed hedges and think a bounce in the step is a waste of energy: I am not usually like this.

Flowers are not natural to my image terrain. Don't know why. But in my desire to make my mother something she might like and enjoy showing off to her mature lady friends I carved her this pin. I'm taking a pic now... though it may be a week before its finished. (Which, is one reason I take interim pics, my stuff takes a while to finish.) I'll antique it (brings out the lines and forms) and set 2 peridot (green) stones. I also have to make a third gold ball for the third little daisy. But. I'm kinda happy with the casting, this thing I wouldn't normally have made.

And. Well. I have to mention the end of the New England Patriots season. This past season was a great one. Really. And that last game against the Bills was amazing. I looked online for a pic of them righting the goal post for Gostkowski's attempted field goal. Between that moment, the passes to Evans, the referee having to hold the ball until the center was ready for it, and Cassel's kick that the wind carried an extra 10 yards... it was definitely a memorable well played game. The whole season was. It would have been nice if they'd made the post season... a recognition of the effort and ability of the team, but. In some ways it ended well. It ended with a win and with them setting another record, as the first team in 23 years to go 11-5 and not make the playoffs. And, after watching some of the Ravens Miami game? Well. The Pats have a more rounded team than Miami, and by the end of the season were doing quite well. But, that Raven's defense is something else. Ed Reed is an escapee from the Matrix movie.

And. Lately out of money insecurity, I have been taking computer classes. *Its what you're suppose to do, right?* Its tough for me because I'm a thing type person. Making stuff is kinda where I'm at. But where I'm at and where money is at is two different spaces. So. But the positive of that is I now have a web site. The form on the contact page DOES NOT WORK. (had to stick it in for a class.) And the pics CANNOT BE CLICKED ON. And the navigation bar wandered on a couple of the pages. So I have to figure out how to go in and fix all this... without any software on my computer. Which I will. After I do everything else including washing dishes and cleaning the toilet. Might even vacuum some.

That's my list of positives for the day and I'm out of coffee. Cheers!


SleightGirl said...

That is really beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Jenn said...

Hey way to go on both the website (which is looking good so far!) and the pin (which is also looking good so far!). Can't wait to see the finished result of the pin with the stones and all and the site will evolve over time as most do :)

Gallery Juana said...

That is sweet of you to make a pin for your Mom! It is looking lovely already. Congratulations on starting your website. The pics of rings with the red background look great!

Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? Hope all is well.

gpdesignsart said...

It is going to be stunning! And I didn't find your blog boring at all. One of my all time favorite lines was that you think a bounce in a step is a waste of energy. I think I laughed out loud!