Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Theme Thursday Entry....

"The GateKeeper"

Digital Art Piece by Jamie Miller

Theme Thursday Entry

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Free Image Tuesday...Tintypes and a Toothless Sweetie...Oh and Tennis:)...

Here is Sweet James and his missing front teeth.  The right top and bottom tooth were knocked out when he fell a couple of weeks ago on the tile.  Talk about making a Momma's heart stop!  We were in the garage and we heard James start crying.  I ran inside and the first thing I saw was blood and 2 teeth just lying on the tile.  Thank goodness they were both baby teeth.  Last week he lost the left top tooth while eating ice cream.  I love to hear him talk right now.  Especially if what he is saying has lots of S's:)

Pretty Soon We Will Have to Feed Him A Liquid Diet:)

This first FIT is a full plate tintype.  It measures 9 by 7 inches and I believe that it is a copy of an earlier CDV photograph.  So kind of like one of the first forms of photocopying:)  I have several examples of this type of photo posted on my Flickr account.

This is an art piece I created using these Sweeties:)

This is Sweet Archie J. Pollock.  On the back of this CDV it is written that this photograph was taken on Aug. 4th, 1873 and that Archie was 4 years and 10 months old.  I really love his stockings and hat.  I am working on an art piece with him right now:)

The tennis lessons are going very well.  On Saturday the boys and I had a lesson together.  I could tell that they were proud of me for playing and David said several times how he could not believe how well I could hit the ball:)  It's fun and after an hour of chasing that ball you get your heartrate up pretty good.  Also on Saturday in the court beside us there were 4 men playing a game.  I wanted to run and hide.  I did not want to have the lesson in front of them, but I did and I'm glad.  I also told the tennis coach (a man) that I weigh 277 pounds and that I need to get fit and healthy.  My own husband doesn't know how much I weigh, but told that coach just as matter of fact as you please and...  the world still held on it's axis.  It's all ok.  I am starting to learn/trust that your attitude is so much more important than your size.

Quotes For The Day:

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. "
~Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." ~Emory Austin

"I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party!"
 ~Betsy CaƱas Garmon

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Proof of Fairies No. 277...

I had my tennis lesson on Monday and it was AWESOME!!!  I can't believe what a stress reliever it is when you hit that ball!!  I did better than I thought I would and when the hour was over I was sweaty and proud:)  I will post the FIT tomorrow.  This morning I am going to a Mother's Day Tea that Sweet James' class has prepared for us.  Hope you are all having a wonderful week!  Love, Jamie (Queen of the Court) LOL!!

Digital Collage by Jamie Miller
Fence by Elea24"
negative plate by Sweet Renee
Mushrooms and tree from Jantiff-Stocks
Thatched House from Cubstock

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Ghost House

"Ghost House"  by Jamie Miller

All images used are from the Art-e-ology Free Image Tuesday set on Flickr
Broken Glass texture is from Deviant Art member DozyStock

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Lost Civiliations: Proof of Fairies No. 2

I made a list of the things I would do when I lost weight. Things that I am not comfortable doing now at my current weight. And you know what? I am going to fake it 'till I make it and I am going to do those things NOW. Push through the uncomfortable feelings and do them anyway. Step out of myself and see what happens.

So yesterday I spent the whole day at Canton. It is a 400 acre flea market with so many wonderful antiques and treasures and junk that only a collage artist would love:) It is only open for a few days on the first week of every month so my husband picked the kids up from school and I had a day to myself for the first time since I can remember. I walked miles and I met so many great folks.

When I got home the boys would not stop hugging me and my husband said they both were crying when I was not there to pick them up from school. Which tells me we need to spend some quality time apart from each other:)

On Monday at 10am I start private tennis lessons. Which at this point just makes me want to cringe, but I will be out there trying to hit that ball in all my glory:)

Quotes for Today:

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway."
~Emory Austin

" To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway."
~Peter McWilliams


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