Ranger educator

Sunday 25 October 2009

Breathing again

a few days ago Patty aka Eclectic Archivist sent me a mail saying that when i come up for air there was an award waiting for me on her blog... this made me smile... kind of gave me a reason to blog again... good one Patty! :)

The award comes with rules...of course:
1 Thank the person who gave you the award... Thank you Patty!
2 Copy the logo and place it in your blog. (see the logo above :)
3 Link the person who nominated you. ( linked in first sentence of this post)
4 Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5 Nominate 7 "Kreative Bloggers".
6 Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate7 Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know your nominated them.
so.... 7 things about myself no one would really know huh?
1 i can't whistle, i just cannot produce any sound when i try! it is so funny!
2 my students called me the Grammar dragon behind my back ( i taught English for many years)
4 i would love to speak perfect French and Spanish
5 as a young girl is was a really good gymnastic
6 i am a huge METALLICA fan wohoo nothing else matters...
7 i adore strawberries and raspberries....mmmmmm delish!

okay seven things about me you may or may not know or even want to know lol but there they are.
now to name others to do some sharing!

okay that is only 5! i like to cheat sometimes lol
so what have i been up to??? well first of all, the whole ordeal with my mother's death, especially the family issues that came with it, it all took so much of me that i could no longer put up with the pain in my leg and foot so i finally went to doc to get pain relief! not an easy deal with Suddeck so for the last four weeks i have been following a plan of morfine patches and neurontin, dose gets higher every two days. pain is less, not gone, in no way gone but the edge is off it so i seem to be a little more mobile, ont he other hand the meds are doing my head in! they really take getting used to! i can cycle a little on the home trainer! i'm proud of that!

i have been drawing and painting, i haven't got everything on photo but this one is my latest, i put her on my facebook and have recieved some really lovely comments. thank you!

to think that a year ago i took my first class with Suzi Blu! i had enroled in her Petit Doll class just before i went to Ranger U, i had never drawn a face before in my entire life, as a mixed media artist i had no need to, for scrapbooking neither, so it was purely to challenge myself and to get my mind off the pain in my foot ( i had just had the surgery then) i never, in a million years, thought i even had it in me! and today i can say i am really happy with my faces.

and as a Ranger addict of course i use all things Ranger in my paintings: paint is mostly CH studio paints mixed with Golden glaze, i also use Adirondack Dimensional pearls mixed with CH, water, perfect pearls. stamps are Tim's! inks are all Ranger, Grungeboard is uhhhhh.... Tim's! isn't it great how you can use all the wonderful Ranger goodies in Mixed Media paintings?? i love it!

catch you all again soon!

(not checked for typos! you know me!)

xxxx love!