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I've been an artist my whole life and have had so many exciting art related jobs, which makes me kinda of a jack of a bunch of trades. I'm also college grad with a BFA and went to the High School of Performing & Visual Arts here in Houston. Visit my shop at Etsy and I promise you'll most likely receive a Smile to take with you! I decided to mention that about 10 years ago I was on chemo for 2 years. The chemo worked, but left me with other Heath issues, such as a case of Fibro which left me with having to get disability.Sad news, since I had a great career, that I can not work anymore. With my Faith and determination, I am determined to still do my art. My art gives me inspiration and thank you God! Oh, and please follow my blog! I'd love to have yall join me in my show and tells and also would love to hear what yall have to show and tell!:)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A lot of New News! Read all about it!

Hi Yall on Saturday!
I have several things to write about and one of them is, I am going to enjoy part of my day visiting yall's blogs and make comments! Yay!!! I'm so excited!
Kenzie is happy about that too because she can lay in my lap and watch the computer screen. Have any of your cats or house pets ever done that? The other day I was watching a short video in an e-mail a friend sent to me and Kenzie was in my lap and she was watching it very intensely because the sound was on and she was listening as well as watching, then she looked up at the speaker and then at the man talking and then she looked back at me and said quietly "Meow?" and then she looked up on the screen again, then smelled it and then patted it with her paw and then she shouted "MEEEOOOOWWWW!!!!!" and flew out of my lap! Well, of course I don't have a video of that, but it was so funny and she continues to jump on my lap to snuggle & watch the computer. Right now though she is laying on her grayish blanket that Peggy made, which is on my small couch in this room I am in.

Talking about Peggy and her blankets, well, Kenzie continues to hog both of my blankets that Peggy made and one of them is mine really, because it's really a shawl and is on my bed....above is a picture of her, I kindly wrapped it around her to help her be warm and cozy.
Hey, here's a game for yall!
Find the kitty in this picture!

I have more news about Peggy from Peggy's Place! Did yall know that she is quite the artist, yet she won't admit it! Here are 2 things she sent to me that she made! They are so fabulous too! I was attracted to these bright orange flowers that I just had to buy to put in this gorgeous vase she made!

And from time to time, I will probably change around the flowers. She suggested lilies and I think these are lilies, but they are a bright orange that looks perfect in my living room, yet next time I'm at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, where ever, I may just pick me up some white lilies. I LOVE her vase!!!! I desperately needed a vase, and who knew, it was magical.....Peggy somehow knew. I hope yall visited the article I wrote about cat blogs and if you haven't, yall must! You can find all my links on the right side of this page and each one I've got posted has a link to the particular article. I had to take out the music of the 2nd and 3rd darling cat bloggers videos,amongst others, having to do with some technical issues, but Peggy's music that she chose is still there, at least I hope so!

Now here is another treat Peggy made and sent to me! I have one of these as I think they are so beautiful, but the jeweler that made them bought it already made and she made a necklace I bought from her. They are made out of Dichroic Glass Beads and are very difficult to make as well. Peggy took a class and made this one, which is and I will defiantly proudly wear it, because I absolutely love to wear jewelry and this is one of my many tastes in jewelry wear and especially handmade!:

I adore the little pink bag it came in too. I collect them and they are displayed in my special place in my big bathroom along with my special jewelry, where, of course, Peggy's Necklace hangs.
Thank you so much Peggy! I will cherish your pieces forever!

Next on my list of things to tell yall is, I have a new article on Indiesmiles. You can also find the link on the right side of my page and it's about one of my favorite artists. She is so interesting along with being overly talented. I own one of her pieces I have mentioned before in older posts:

I have a personal meaning for loving that piece so much, but yall will have to go see the article I wrote about her and learn who she is that inspires her to do her wonderful art. You can go to this link: www.indiesmiles.com since it's on the home page right now, or just click on the picture on the top right under my followers to take you there. The comments will be there so please make a comment. They are so important to me, and who knows, someday I may approach one of yall to do an article about as well!

And on my last news, which is very disturbing to me is, someone here in Houston has stolen my identity. I got a letter from the electric company that I was a co-signer of a customer that had an outstanding bill of 400.00 and that would be applied to my next phone bill. It gave their address and Electricity account number. I was mortified and had a feeling I had been raped, which I have been ages ago, so I can say that. I called the Electric company and told them the story, and so far nothing has been changed but that they were going to be doing an investigation. I will know what happens in a matter of 5 to 10 days. I am not paying that bill what so ever, if I have to go to court or take a lie detector test, this person will not get my money, or rather, the electricity people won't get my money. Since I am innocent, let's see if the system works. Now why would I co-sign when I don't even have a credit card and I'm on disability? Good Grief!!!

On that note:
I am now going to take a wonderful journey into yall's blog worlds!
Have a wonderful Saturday to all of yall!
I know I will!
Linda :)


  1. You have been a busy lady...good...as far as a bill wow...Hope everything works out.

  2. Kenzie is so cute! You've had a lot going on and received some wonderful gifts! I hope everything works out with the stolen identity. What a pain in the patooty.

  3. I hope you're checking your credit report to make sure the electric company fiasco is the only thing done. Good luck!

  4. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for coming by my blog... it was fun to hear from you!!

    So sorry about the identity... I agree with the other commenter, you should keep close tabs on your credit report.

    Love your photos by the way!!!
    Have a great day,
    Katie & Glogirly