Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Sketchbook

New sketchbook started. Quick watercolor sketch done while driving through Yreka area I-5 way north California.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dec ATC Trade cont..

Sometimes the backs are more exciting than the front.

December Santa Barbara ATC Trade

These are my ATCs for the December SB trade. This is the fronts with blue paint and I stamped it with a snowflake stamp with white ink (not sure if you can see them in this photo). I then cut out design with xacto knife. I will ost the backs next.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Charm Made

charm made for my sister's birthday. It is a ginko leaf, one of her favorites. I want to make more leaf shapes for my chain bracelets.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

ATCs for Nov

ATCs for the SB tade day the second Wed of evey month...these were for November. It has been a long time since I have had time to really do mine right. I have not been able to make more than like 7 for each one.


This was my workbench a few weeks before the show. I found it real hard this year to work after I got off work. I used to stay in the garage till like 10 or 11 at night after working all day and driving home. I always get that feeling tho that "this is where I want to be" and I enjoy the work usually. The main difference is how tired I get now. It has been a little hard to focus too, understandably. I have a few other pieces almost done I hope to be posting too.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Photos from Queen of Arts

It has been a Long Long Time...

It sure has been a while since I have done any real entries into my blog. I am going to try and be good again. My life has changed A LOT since July. I am doing very well and won't go into crazy details. Important thing is that I am happy and I am healthy. The 2007 Queen of Atrs show is now over and I just have a few stragling orders to take care of. I am goin to Colorado for Thanks Giving and I am VERY excited. I only wish I had more time. There seems to never be enough of that. LE and Jon will be comming to Colorado too which will be awesome. I really miss Mano and Pana and all the Brock gang! I will go to a Thanks Giving dinner next weekend with the McNutts. MMMMMMMmmMMMm 2X the turkey ...yay yay! It will be good to see everyone. And speaking of everyone... it was so nice to see all the artists and patrons at the show. I often forget what it is like to be with so many people with like intrests who really care about eachother. So many great people with so many great things to share. I wish we could all get to gether more often. Maybe the Art Clinic will be a good forum for that. I always have such large hopes and expectations after those shows. If only I could just keep up on production better. SIGH I am still trying to figure out how to make my life work right hehehe. I guess that is a constant for everyone. Anyway...I am going to load and post some photos of my work from this years show. I am considering starting a new blog that is all about my art....but maybe I just add more art to thisone. Hehehe, after all, drinking fun drinks is gonna be out for a bit lol.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sketch 3

This is from a jazz gig in Mount Shasta. Quick sketches of the musicians. It is fun to draw moving targets sometimes.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Old school Solvang steins at the blue windmill with Shaunna. Then we got our nails done. Very fun day!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Mom's Day

Went to Cambria and Morro Bay for mom's belated Birthday. Had a lot of fun liesurly shopping some of her favorite spots. We topped it off with a trip to Haufbraus (spelling?) for some killer french-dip good!!! When we got home at around 7 PM I went to bed and did not get up till 10 AM. I guess I needed some sleep.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

My 5 min Work Break

This is my work station at work today. Notice my favorite photo of Donny and my cat next to the screen. On the screen are scans of a patient's joints. I will be doing this all day. Lets hope I can stay awake. Donny is comming here today so the day is lagging. I took tomorrow off to hang out with him. This is my attempt to try and use my phone to blog more. It is nice to have a better camera on my phone and a keypad too. I hope to post more journal photos. Too bad Ican only send one photo at a time....Later!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Test Test....

Here is a page from one of my current journals. I am testing my new phone out.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

WoW Hardware store music video (music by Wierd Al) world of warcraft

This is a very funny music video of the hardware store song, Its all "filmed" in WoW and made by Slegg and Maere on Stormrage Eu server.


I forgot that the photos I wanted to post are on my laptop and here I am on my regular PC...oops. My cell phone is having trouble keeping a charge so I think I am going to get a new phone this weekend. Maybe one with a better camera so I can post better photos when I am on the go. Maybe even one with a key pad so I can do whole entries...that would be cool. Blow by blow ...Jill's life...what a blog should be ... right? Oh and it has to be no more than like 100 bucks. We will see. I am hoping to go out to the movies today, but it might have to be tomorrow. I have so much to accomplish this weekend (of course that is why I am blogging now). Finish a jewelry special order, finish a portrait, phone calls, work on a painting, journals, finish a gift for Anna... Again I have way too much on my plate. Of course you cannot forget the WOW. Need to get Meetoo to level fifty-something soon so I can get the new Burning Crusade part. There are already random demon bosses roaming around as a sign of the new black portal opening up. OOooOoo scary. Heard some REAL funny jokes about one insident in Booty Bay with a big monster named Kruul or something. I would try and explain but you really had to be there. It was something about him wanting cookies and not getting the right kind then going berserk. I was told to go to google video and enter "wow hardware store" and "wow big blue dress". I have not gone yet but plan to tonight. It is sad how much I truely love that game. Non-gammers discount me a lot for it, but it is really not what they think it is. It is not just some mind sucking game, it is not nintendo it is a whole community, a world in itself. There are real people there communicating and helping eachother out and making eachother laugh. It reminds me of the old days when the internet chat room was young and everyone was on being social and clever...then a bunch of crazy sex starved people wrecked it for everyone. The main thing is time management. You need to make sure to take care of real life too and not spend every free moment there and there alone. Moderation in everthing. I make a lot more lists now with time restrictions on them. True I play almost every day, but where regular people watch 2 hours of TV...I watch little to no TV and play instead for an end of the day escape from reality. We all do something to escape that is a total waste of time and this is just what I choose to do. I will post some WOW pics from New Years Eve tonight or tomorrow. Later!