.....and other random stuff......

Friday, April 20, 2018

I’m Not an Art Journaler


BUT…… I somehow stumbled across James Burke Creative looking for something to get me back into the groove, as it were, and I’m fascinated! 
I can’t stop watching his videos! I like his ascetic and his sense of humor and I’m determined to watch every single video! (If you go to his YouTube channel you’ll see what an undertaking that is!)

I’m actually learning a lot! Probably not the things he’s teaching, but I’m learning about myself!

Things I thought I wanted are turning out to maybe not be what I want after all…… 
And of course I’m learning about art journaling….and fashion sketching…..and eyelashes!!!! LOL

I’m ‘filling the well’ as they say.

I hope at some point some of his creativity will rub off on me and I’ll get back to making stuff instead of just watching other people making stuff.      :-/ (side benefit: it's keeping me out of the kitchen....which is always a good thing!)


Take a look! 
ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JLBCreativeCo
INSTAGRAM: @jameslukeburkecreative BURKEMATES: https://www.facebook.com/groups/17069 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jameslukebur

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

In the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather "macaroni"?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I’m on Instagram


Apparently I started an Instagram account some time ago. 
I don’t remember doing it, I haven’t got the app installed on my devices….well, I do NOW…..but until Sunday I didn’t.

I wasn’t following anyone on it but there were/are 27 people following ME!

I’m not sure if this disturbs me, confuses me or amuses me…..that people were following someone who, until Sunday, never posted a thing!

I also have no idea how to use it. I see a learning curve coming…..and we all know how well I adapt to new things…..snort.

I discovered that I had an account because Facebook notified me I had a new follower. I did what I always do in these situations and got in touch with tech support….aka: the boys.

I was texting Son2 about it when my phone rang……..the first thing out of his mouth was: “I’m reminding myself that you were the one who taught me how to use a spoon, so I’m trying to be patient here but…..REALLY?????” LOL

I’m not stupid but sometimes I get really frustrated and impatient with technology….so be kind and forgive me for all the stupid things I’m sure I’m about to do connected with this new ‘toy’…..

And if I go missing you’ll know where to find me….deep into the abyss that is social media …….



Monday, April 16, 2018

Punny Monday

 The saying ‘Getting there is half the fun’ became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Love, Defined…..


A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?'
  
The answers they got were broader, deeper, and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined!                          
 
See what you think:                    

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore... So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8  

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'  
Billy - age 4  

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'  
Chrissy - age 6  

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'  
Terri - age 4

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and just listen.'  
Bobby - age 7 
(Wow!)
  
'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate. '  
Nikka - age 6 
(we need a few million more Nikka's on 
this planet)
  
'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'  
Tommy - age 6  

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that.
I wasn't scared anymore.'  
Cindy - age 8  

'My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'
Clare – age 8 

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'  
Elaine-age 5  

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him
alone all day.'  
Mary Ann - age 4  

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think
it's gross..'  
Mark - age 6  

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it,
you should say it a lot. People forget.'  
Jessica - age 8
  
And the final one:
The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.  When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,’Nothing, I just helped him cry'.

Thursday, April 12, 2018