Thursday, August 12, 2010

Art...Alli...and FITS...


"Fly" a digital collage by Jamie Miller (cloud texture by Sweet Marsha:)
background texture by Sweet

“Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came.
He pushed them and they flew.”

~Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1919)

I feel like I am pushing the edges all around me.  Seeing what I am capable of and able to tolerate.  Sticking my toe in the water.  Feeling around in the dark.  It's a whole new world for me. 

I started using Alli with my meals.  The nutritionist said that if I am going to be practicing eating well then why not use Alli to help maximize my weight loss.  Now I am using it and I am very careful about my fat gram intake.  Alli can have some really yucky side effects if you eat a high fat meal.  And, Lord knows, I don't want to shart myself in the Walmart.  So cucumbers it is:)

These next three photos are your FITS for the week.

I love the little boy in the chair so much!!!   That hair kills me.  I call him the Lollipop Kid:)   He is beautiful beyond words.

She is a true beauty and I have the original for you and also one I have colorized.  I love her hair and think she looks so modern.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thank you so very much for your sweet words and support.   Love, Jamie


Anji Johnston said...

Good luck on your 'new you' journey my friend. No matter what you think, you inspire me everyday. Have a beautiful, peaceful weekend. I am off to Galax fiddle festival with my son this weekend - I am so looking forward to the break! X

Dorthe said...

Your collage is fantastic Jamie, love the background tones-
And thanks for the images this week- they are wonderfull.
Dear I don`t know about that product you startet eating, but I wish you a very good luck.
Have a lovely week-end-

Terri Kahrs said...

Good for you, Jamie! Thank you, too, for these super images! Hugs, Terri xoxo

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh I am going ot use the phrase love it!!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

The Lollipop kid does look like he is holding on, its such an 'alive' photo.
cucumbers; SO good for you! I have made myself learn to love them, even my dog likes them now.

The Feathered Nest said...

omgoodness girl!!!! I had to SO LOL HERE!!!! I only hear shart from my wonderful five sons and SO know what that means!!!! I wish you the best using the Alli, it does strike a little terror in you, doesn't it?? You can do it girl!!!! Have a great weekend sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Rella said...

I have a whole 'box o love' here for you my dear friend! AND I have never heard the expression shart...this is new (even though I believe I understand) one for me. Lifting my cup of warm water with juice of one half lemon to you "Here's to cucumbers!!" and YOU.

xox Rella

Rella said...

p.s. I forgot to tell you I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lollipop kid...perfect description. thank you for sharing and your digital of him is stunning. Keep it up!

xox Rella

Amy said...

Glad to see you're back to blogging.... and love your art as always. Thanks for the freebies. They are wonderful.
Hang in there. It sounds like you are doing everything just right.
I have had a life long struggle with my 18 year old daughter who has been on meds since age 5 for brian chemistry issues. She needed meds before age 5 but no one would believe me. It's just the terrible 2's, they would say. It was much much more than the terrible 2's!!
I am glad to hear your stories.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Lollipop kid is da bomb!

Shart....I learned a new word, thank you! ;-)

Sending you good thoughts and prayers as you tackle this, my friend.


cindy said...

Shart...ROFLMAO!!!! Yes, I thought about the Alie route and frankly, it scared me. And I was afraid of the exact same thing my fren, for sure! But bravo to you brave girl for pushing the boundaries! Its good ain't it? Munch those cukes and hang in there honey!


PS...LOVE the images, that little boy truly does look as those he is hanging on for dear life!

Amy said...

yes, he's a super gorgeous boy..adroable suit jacket as well..such great detail..the buttons are amazing

Ellie said...

You are so funny; I didn't see it coming and there you said, it! LOL
I love the edge reference...visit my blog and you will see why!
Thanks for the great pics; I am on this journey..thyroid disease sucks!
I go up; I go down...always a battle.
Good luck, I hope this works for you!!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Okay, I just 'shart' myself reading your post! I've heard of that drug, Alli. I'd be scared to death to try that, I have no self control. I'd have to run around in Depends. The lollipop boy is totally amazing! I love the digital collage you created from his image. Lisa

Nancy Ward said...


Wanted you to know I posted a link to your blog a couple of days ago.

Nancy Ward

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Firstly there is no doubt in my mind that you are going to reach your goal. I can see by your blog that you have no issue when it comes to "making things happen"
and Second of all you are cool and quirky and I'm so happy I stumbled into your nest. Your generous inspiring nest.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Jamie! I am slow to do it but just popped in to check on you. Sounds like you've been working hard in lots of ways and I know it will all pay off for you. Just keep doin' what you're doin' and know that so many folks love you and are cheering you on!

Junk Fairy said...

Hi Jamie, I am a newbie in the blog world. I love you blog and all the great photos. I will try to make something and let you see it!!! It's
so nice when talented people share.

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Love your "Fly" piece Jamie! You made me LOL at the walmart comment! Hope everything works out for you! xoxo

QueenBe said...

Jamie, in reading your blog today I never knew you struggled with depression. I admire your artwork so much, I am so glad you have it as an outlet (and I am so glad we all have you to share with us). Good luck with the Alli.... Try and find one good thing to be thankful for every day, then go have a great week!

kay said...

Just discovered you, thank you so much for all of the inspiration!

joy said...

Hi, Jamie - I just came across your blog and love these images you shared today. Thank you! And, I wish you all the luck in the world with the whole weight loss/Alli thing! It isn't easy no matter what way you take to get there - I hate cucumbers! I do admire anyone who can be disciplined to eat less or no fat AND do cukes or veggies, etc. Now, I'm going to explore your blog further.

Tami Roth said...

Hi, Jamie!

Just thinking of you and hoping you and family are enjoying the Halloween time of year!

Hope all is well and miss you :)

*jean* said...

hi jamie - hope all is well, just a note to say i miss you in bloglandia...i hope you are feeling well, dear girl...

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with the Lollipop Boy!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Jamie! Stopping by to thank you for teh goodie bag @ the Wicked thoughtful of you! Can't believe you made everyone are too generous!

I didn't know you suffered from do put on an excellnt happy face! Your fun'ness disguises what you feel inside very well. I'm sending up lots of postive thoughts for ya...looking forward to seeing you again next month @ the Memorl Lane retreat. Won't it be fun?

Hanne said...

Your art is really wonderful! Lovely photos and a nice blog!

Joy for the Journey said...

Hi, Jamie! It's been a while since I checked in with you, and your art is as beautiful as ever! Thank you for sharing it, as well as your ups and downs. We're all with you! :)

Anji Johnston said...

Where are you??!!

Virginia Madison said...

I just discovered your blog and I have really been missing out on some fantastic art. "Fly" is wonderful. I hope to learn how to create digital art. What I have seen so far of yours is fabulous inspiration. Thank you for sharing the free images, also.


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