Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Johanna Parker Designs

Johanna Parker, another one of my favorite artists, of Johanna Parker Designs, is celebrating her 111th blog post and honoring the collectors. of her art. I have never had the good fortune of purchasing one of her works of art, yet love it all tremendously. Last fall Johanna was featured in a couple of magazines and I looked high and low for those magazines where I am from and never could locate a single issue of either. I emailed Johanna asking which stores carried the magazines she was in and it happened to be a few days before I was to head, once again, to Boston, MA. So, guess where I found the magazines and scooped them up from? You got it, a bookstore in Boston, MA. I hit the ground running once I got off the plane and boarded the subway heading to the closest stop to a book store location I know well. Many of you are familiar with Johanna’s works of art. For those of you not yet familiar with it you are missing out on a lot. Each piece is a sight to behold. Johanna’s art can be found in many places, but it’s highly sought after and difficult to nab a piece before they are already sold. When you have a chance please go pay Johanna a visit on her blog. I know she'd love to have you.

Fantastic New Blog and Collage Camp - KC Willis

Have you ever wanted to go to camp? Well, now is your chance. KC Willis is having a wonderful Collage Camp and holding a giveaway as well. You won't want to miss either of them. Please go visit the Collage Camp and when your through there head over to KC's blog and get a taste of it as well. While your visiting don't forget to get signed up for her giveaway. It's a whopper of a giveaway, but I'm not sharing what the prize is. Just my own little way to get you enticed enough to go have a look for yourself. I promise you will not be disappointed. (drawing June 15 '09).

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pondering Mind - Tick Tock Tic Toc Ti......

As I sit here this morning thinking about everything I need to do and what it is that will and won’t get done, my mind focuses on one thing then shifts to another. It’s always like that for me, thoughts racing a million miles an hour, switching topics and mental images.

If I did and accomplished those gad-zillions of things dancing and interweaving within my brain I would be very happy indeed. In my mind, I am many things and I accomplish a great deal. But in real life…uhg. My days go by to quickly, and I don’t accomplish squat…well, it sure doesn’t seem like squat when you have a list 10 miles long and only the first two are checked off. This is so NOT me, the gal in the picture has a smile on her face and lots of checks on her list.

I came to the conclusion yesterday that if I could be anything it would be one of a set of identical octuplets. Yes, I did say identical. That way there would be eight of me and each could set out on one of the many missions and tasks that lie ahead and get them done. Of course it wouldn’t hurt if each of me were also like an octopus with numerous arms so the multi-tasking we’re programmed to do would be even greater.

Now this ol’ world may not be prepared to handle a lot of me-z running around, but oh how I, myself, would love it indeed. Imagine if you wanted to be in 8 different countries (do we have 8)? I imagined it yesterday and came to the realization that had I been fortunate enough to be one of a set of identical octuplets each one could travel to a separate country and there “I” would be…in all of them at once. The same applies to doing things. I have so many different interests and things I want to do that once again if I were part of an identical set of “me-z” I could do many more of them and be oh so content.

I’ve never known what I wanted to be when I grew up…and trust me…I am now grown up…yet still don’t know. Not that it’s due to a lack of interest ‘cuz boy oh boy do I have interests. I want to be so many things and do so many more. Nothing famous or anything like that. They can take that job and $@#!* it.

I want to run a zoo, an aquarium, an orphanage (I’d love to be Mother Hubbard. No wait, wrong one, that’s the one who went to fetch a bone and there wasn’t one). I want to be the Ol’ Lady That Lived in a Shoe.

I want to be a marine biologist, an electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer, a mathematical engineer ( is there such a thing?), I’d love to be a physicist.

I would also like to be a paralegal ‘cuz I love law. I also love forensics and criminal justice as well. Oh wait, one more…I’d love to save the world. Several things always gets in the way of that though. Not rich enough, not smart enough and I for darn sure haven’t figured out how to save the world when I can’t even save myself from the world.

Yeah, you get the idea! Trust me my list doesn’t end there. The only thing I don’t want to be is a lady in a dress! No way, nope, not going to happen. I don’t want no dress or high heels slowing me down. Besides I need my ankles and I certainly don’t care for those breezes and drafts.

Did I mention I’d like to write a book, be in the X- games (on a motorcycle of course) and go in front of our legislatures and get someone to sponsor some legislation and get some d*!m laws changed?

Which brings me to another thought - split personalities or multiple ones as well. None evil or nothing like that all angelic and energetic, too. Now wouldn’t that be fun. We’d never be lonely or alone and we could play all kinds of games that take more than one player. I love games!
Monopoly anyone?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'd Love a Gourdie-Do, How 'bout you?

Linda K., The Gourdqueen, is holding her very first Blog Giveaway. She's another artist who's work I have admired over the years. Her sculptures are incredible and to see a gallery of her work you can look here. She also sells her work on SpookyTime Jingles, with a very talented group of artists and on PFATT Marketplcae with another group of very talented artists. Please take a peek to see some fantastic art, meet the wonderful artist and have a chance at winning a great work of art.

Things have been quiet here at Tumbleweed Trails as things are slightly hectic with so much going on right now. But I wanted to THANK all of my followers for following by sharing another artist, her art and a spectacular giveaway. I can't think of a better way to honor Linda for her artwork than by sharing it here with all of you. Enjoy here gallery and Good Luck in the drawing where one very lucky individual will have their name drawn for a Gourdie-Do.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's All Good...

Deb of It's All Good is celebrating her 100th post and would like everyone to help her celebrate. not only is she celebrating, but she's got a couple of delightful handmade items up for prizes in a giveaway. Her celebration ends tomorrow so you'll want to head on over soon to join in on the great event. I know, I know, such short notice by lil ol' me. Always a day late and a dollar short. Hmm, well ok, lets make it many days late and lots of dollars short. That's what happens in a Tumbleweeds way of life, ya get hung up on fences on occasion or chased through a field by some crazed bull.