Monday, September 18, 2006

Where has time gone? September is almost over. The fall weather arrived with a vengeance on the Coast yesterday. It was overcast and cool and rainy. I guess our shorts and sandals weather is over for this year. Time to put the fireplace on and veg out in front of it with a glass of wine and a good book.

Seeing as the weather was not great yesterday, DH and I made a run for the border. I needed some card supplies that I can get in Bellingham way cheaper so off we went for breakfast and a quick run to Paper Zone and Stampadoodle. I love both those shops and could spend all day there, but didn't. I was finished shopping quite quickly and I think DH was quite surprised at how little I purchased - I think he had visions of a trunk load of paper.

Christmas is just over 15 weeks away - can you believe it? The shop I sell my cards in has 2 open houses coming up - one at the end of October and one at the beginning of November. The shop owner likes to have all his stock in for those dates so I will need to have everything ready for him pretty much by mid October. I'm really looking forward to creating some new Christmas designs - I always have fun doing those.

Will post some of my new work once it's done.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I wanted a blog in the worst way but didn't really know what I'd do with it once I got it. That's pretty typical of me - all these fantastic ideas swirling around in my head but not always able to focus on a goal and then work toward it. My friend Faith was so kind and came over and helped me - no that's not totally true. The fact of the matter is that Faith did it all while I watched and asked dumb questions.

I really want to keep up with this blog business. My hope is that I can use it as a vehicle to post some of my artistic endeavors and experiments. Maybe it will help me to keep focused and work toward some of the goals I have set for myself - doing more art for art's sake, stretching my artistic muscles and, hopefully, having some of my art published.

I wasn't sure what to call my blog. Friends have always told me that I have a way with words - sometimes eloquent, sometimes entertaining and frequently profane. Maybe it's the frustrated writer in me but I soak up verbage and vocabulary like a thirstly little sponge. I love the turn of a phrase, the poison in a particularly pointed remark and the poetry of a well turned phrase.

When I was growing up, one of my mother's favourite, and oft repeated phrases was "Sandra you don't need to get the last word!" Since I am the queen of the last word, it seemed totally appropriate that I would name my blog "last wordz". I hope my art, my musings and my "last wordz" prove to be both enlightening and entertaining!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Welcome to my new blog!!