Monday, February 15, 2010

OK, so you may have noticed..

..I have been kind of 'hit-and-miss' on some of my reading and commenting. Sorry.

Really. I miss you..but my laptop..my new, pretty laptop has a bum-cord.

Yep..not even 6 months old and it's power cord, it's very lifeline, was no more..

But wait..we have {insert a choir of angles singing 'Ahhhhhhhhh'}

...a warranty!
..and all I had to do was to spend about a hour speaking to someone not of my primary language..


 ..and since I speak no other language, besides my own brand of English..I had quite the pain in the ne adventure getting them to understand that "yes, I am most certain it was indeed plugged in..that I did try different outlets..and no, the transformer is not getting warm.."


So I am relegated to the art room where if you asked me 6 months ago if I even wanted a laptop, I would have said, "nah."

Now I can't function without it's warm little-self on me-self.

So, I have been sneaking a peek when I have a break at work..Shhhhhhhh...

But I wanted you to know I haven't become all of a sudden rude or forgetful or ditzy..hmmm..I guess 2 outta 3 ain't bad, huh?

So the umbilical-cord should be here on Thursday and I'll scurry to catch-up..I don't want to miss a word!

In the meantime, here are some sketches I have been playing around with..



When I used to oil paint, if I couldn't quite see what the problem was, but I knew there was a problem, I used to take it off the easel and hold it up to the mirror..and like magic, I could see what was wrong!



Well, I think my scanner is the new mirror 'cos I can see lots of room for improvement :-)



But, hey, isn't that whet life's all about??

What would you love to improve on? Something fun? What's stopping you?

Finding time is hard..
Making YOU a priority is hard..
Believing in your creativity is hard..

Choose your hard. I know what mine will be :-)

-me

PS- don't forget to pick a word or phrase for my "Stump the Nut" give-away!

14 comments:

All My Yesterdays said...

Ummm...can't quite find the word for..deep intake of breath...So, deepintakeofbreath Colleen! WOW, I'm in awe of you and all your talents! How beautiful! I think my fav is the one with short hair and *Doe* eyes!
Ok, letting the breath out....
Past my bedtime cause I've been playing around with some stuff on my blogs. Sneak by when you can...
And hope the umbilical cord thingy gets here as..ya,just that, and not some magical snake from the central east side of the northern part of India....knowwhatimean...
Keep creating!

Laurie said...

I'm so with you with the computer problems!! And for some reason, India is the country of choice for all of our trouble shooting needs! Never mind I can't understand what they're saying, but bless their hearts for trying.
The pictures are wonderful!! You're so talented!!

Lucy said...

You're lucky. Mine crashed about the day after the warranty went out and there was no talking with them after that. I still haven't bought another one. I can't justify losing $800 a year.

madrekarin said...

Can I just tell you that your comment on my blog made me burst out laughing! Oh, my gosh, you are hilarious!
Love your drawings! The one with the most critical eye is always the one who created the thing before them.
Oh, and you need not worry about a "next" giveaway. Remember the PIF from last year? My year is almost up and I am busy trying to get things together. I think a tiny flea market purse may just slip into the box. :)

Coleen said...

OMG!!...these are really beautiful!!! I did not know that you are an Artist!!! Have you looked at DJ pettits blog or Kelly Rae's..they do awesome work with drawings of ladies....you could be just as "famous"...more so....I know so!! go make the big bucks with your art and humor!!!
Heart Hugs,
Coleen

wendy said...

What talent!! Great pictures!!! I really need to start working on my ribbon embroidery again,stopped for the holidays and haven't picked it up since... you've inspired me to get moving! Have a great week!

Vee said...

Pickled Pigs' Feet...oh, not here...there.

I like your whimsical faces...very lovely. And I use my camera to see what's wrong and golly gee, there's a lot wrong in my world.

Sorry about the laptop and I loved this line: "Now I can't function without it's warm little-self on me-self." Ha!

My new computer sometimes greets me with "Your computer would not start. Would you like us to fix it?" Yikes!

Heather said...

beautiful sketches. what a bummer about the new lap top cord. so happy the warranty covers a new one!

Cottage Cozy said...

Who knew we would one day be so "attached" to our computers?

Jenny said...

Ok, what beautiful sketches. Super impressive. I didn't realize you were an artist! Hooray for you!

Sweet Repose said...

It took me an hour this mornin' to warm up the beast to post...I think I'm gonna be in the market for a new PC...SOON!!!

However if I have to deal with the New Delhi dialect on the phone...I'll explode...and don't call me Mom(mam)...

Just Breathe said...

Sorry about the cord. Hope you have a new one soon. So those drawings are yours, I like them.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Yippppeeeeee!! I love seeing your sketches Colleen! They're fantastic!
Do more, more, MORE!

Melinda Cornish said...

the drawings are beautiful!