Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Argh. I should have waited. Look at these listings!
Bidding starts at $34.99!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Like William Donohue and his Catholic League. (BTW, William Donohue says that the Church does not have a pedophilia crisis, but a homosexual crisis. I'm not even going to reply to that because I'll get too angry.
Anyway, go to this link to see how this stupid Catholic League bullied the Smithsonian into taking down “Fire in My Belly”.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Student Art Sale 2010 by the numbers:
Total Sales $1978.00
20% of sales from students $398.00 (which are added to the Scholarship fund)
Raffle donations $155.00
Total for scholarship Fund $553.00
So yeah! Thanks to anyone who helped spread the word, or who came by and purchased something.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Eastfield College link...
Eastfield College on Facebook
Come on by! There are some bargains. I know a couple students were selling off works that were a couple years old and they really under-priced the items.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Not bad on the price. If I hadn't already purchased the set of 24 I'd be very tempted to buy these.
Friday, October 8, 2010
The pack of 24 is only $26.32, plus it comes with a four pack of Winsor & Newton brushes. They are the smaller brushes, but they're not eeny little ones only a miniaturist could use. There was a size 1 rigger, a short flat, and two rounds, a 1 and a 5. Plus the Inktense set came with a small 4 1/2 by 6 inch sketchbook attached. All that for about $30.00!
*gives high sqee*
Sorry, it's just that I've been wanting the 24 set of Inktense pencils and they've been going for almost $20 on eBay. So I figured at that price I might as well buy from Dick Blick and pay a little extra for shipping to get the free gift. I didn't expect to get a sketchbook as well.
Anyway if y'all know any art supply addicts pass the word. I'm thinking of ordering another set for a friend's daughter. I got her a set of 24 watercolor pencils for 5.88 (eBay) and a set of 24 Graphitint (Michael's clearance; was 54.99, priced down to 7.99)
Now I don't know what to do with my gently used Inktense pencils. Maybe sell them on Etsy for shipping cost only?
Actually Etsy won't let you do that, you have to charge for what it would cost to ship, and put shipping down as 'free'.
Found that out from someone who sells off her scrap watercolor paper. (I think her shop does graphics and scrap booking printed stuff.) She ends up with these rectangular scraps after cutting down her 22x30 sheets so she 'sells' them for shipping only on Etsy.
They actually sell too. A lot faster than other supplies.
Anyway if y'all know any other arty types let them know about the Inktense pencils in case they want some.
Edit: The person selling the watercolor cutting blanks is Orange Art Cat. Orange Art Cat does art photography and prints on the watercolor paper.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Scroll down about 1/3 of the page.
If you live nearby it might be worthwhile to enter this.
Good luck to all who enter. And if your piece doesn't get chosen, don't take it personally. You never know what the Juror (judge who judges the entries) is looking for. I've seen shows where everything looked the same and ones where everything looked wildly different.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Boosting the signal would be greatly appreciated.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Last Thursday she forgot to change the date on the RF unit and so it was showing the sale sign information for that day instead of the next day. She scanned menswear, then remarked to me that none of her sale signs changed. I asked her if she had changed the date to tomorrow's date. R said... "Oh... s***!" Thankfully she only had a small portion of menswear so it wasn't too bad.
Today when we started I reminded her about changing the date on the walkies we use at work.
She left up the expired sale signs on what she scanned today. I asked P (store supervisor) if he heard me remind her. He said he did. Good. I reminded her so that this in no way my fault that the newbie screwed up again.
Oh and P and R had this little exchange...
R, going past P: "How are you today, B."
P was busy looking down at her RF and didn't reply. So R asks her again.
P looks up and responds. "I wouldn't know how B is doing."
R; "Why wouldn't you know how you are doing?"
P, "I'm not B."
R "Well, then who are you today?"
P, "Same person everyday; I'm P."
I find that with R, you have to break stuff down as into as simple bits as possible. Showing her works sometimes. And a *lot* of times she gives you this blank look when you are explaining something to her. She'll say "Okay" when you ask her if she got it. Then later you find out she didn't understand what you were trying to tell her. If you don't understand me, let me know, dagnabbit!
J (our new supervisor) said whatever she's on, he wants some. lol!
The darned thing is that one of the supervisors really likes her and when we've complained about R having problems doing the job, she will get after us and remind us that Ad Set is a team and we have to help each other. But we spend an hour or more fixing her mistakes.
Sigh... I'm frustrated... I want a new job.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
AFGHANISTAN UNVEILEDby Brigitte Brault and AINA
Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects on Afghan women of the Taliban's repressive rule and of the U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign. Leaving Kabul for the first time and traveling to rural regions of the country, the filmmakers present footage of women whose lives have been decimated by recent events.
And another link
*edited because my brain had teh dumb for a bit*
The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that will air on POV later this summer. Q&A is a three-minute film featuring the audio recording of Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviewing his mother, Sarah. Joshua's unique questions and Sarah's loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best — and the most challenging — parts of being a mother.
Germans in the Woods
Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer — just as Robertson is haunted still by his memories of that battle.
Go watch. It's wonderful.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Go check out the link and view the pictures. Aren't the mountains pretty?
Monday, September 6, 2010
and this post
In case you can't see the posts, here are the images...
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Just a little test page. Well two really.
I found some art supplies at Michael's on the clearance rack! I love clearance.
My mom needed something from Michael's and I happened to look at their clearance. I saw a tin of 24 Derwent Graphitint and a Derwent 24 Watercolor Collection. Both had been originally 54.99, one was priced at 29.99 and the other was priced little bit lower.
I decided to go ahead and get them as I've been wanting to try out the graphitints. At the register, the Watercolor collection came up as 7.99 and the Graphitint as 10.99! I went back and got the other two remaining tins (1 Graphitint, one WC collection) plus 3 tins of 12 Aquatone.
I love clearance!
Not sure what I'll do with the extra sets. Maybe give them away as Christmas presents?
The WC collection one is interesting, as I've not seen one with these pencils. Most I've seen have half Aquatone, half pencils. This one has 6 Aquatone, 6 Inktense, 1 water-soluble graphite, 8 watercolor pencils. (Though now it's 7 as I tossed out the Chinese white.) Also has an eraser, brush and pencil sharpener.
Does anyone really use Chinese white? I'm rethinking having tossed it out because I have a pad of colored watercolor paper by Strathmore. I might need the white in that. Don't know, I've never tried it. (I didn't throw the chinese white pencil away, it's in my pencil glass.)
The one with the bird at the bottom is the Derwent Watercolor collection. The other is the Graphitint.
I am so going to go to two other Michael's I've discovered. Wonder if they have more art supplies on clearance.
I'll admit that I am an art supply addict.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I can't figure what theme to go for? My street? I don't know about doing paintings on my street. (Lot of section 8 houses on it now.)
In 5 minutes sounds interesting...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
April - June 2010 - Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic
They also have a July -September 2010 competition, with the theme of "matte". If you want to submit something, click on the above link.
Well I found this guy on Blogger...
Rob's Art Supply Reviews
It's wonderful! If I could kiss Rob for doing these reviews I would!
You can go to this link to see the playhouses (if you live outside of the DFW area or you don't feel like beating the crowd to the mall on tax free weekend, right before school starts.) http://dallascasa.org/events/parade-o
I love going to look at the playhouses. They come up with some interesting designs. My favorite one year was a playhouse made with weathered looking wood in the shape of a fish. The fish playhouse had a sort of steampunk feel. The eyes of the fish were the windows. There were other windows as well.
And the teeny sheriff's office with jail cell, and wooden rifle rack another year was too cute.
Link to CASA Dallas' homepage, which will tell you what they do...
I don't think I could do what their volunteers do. I'd have a breakdown, I'm sure.
Boosting the signal would be appreciated.
Now when you buy a ticket you are supposed to put the kid's name down on the ticket. Hmmm... I know someone who has a 2 year old and I could put his name on the ticket... but would I be jumping things wanting to put a 4 month old kid's name on one of the tickets?
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
She also has a facebook page...
Passing on the signal would be greatly appreciated.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Please help out if you can. Boosting the signal would be greatly appreciated.
*trying to stay cool in Dallas, Texas with no ac*
This Saturday is the deadline, folks! Please help if you can.
On that note...
Okay, I'll admit that I bought the big box of 64 crayons rather than the box of 24 that was on the list. Hope that's okay.
It's just that when I was little I always wanted the big box of crayons, but my mom would never buy them for me or my sister. In my mom's defense, I was terrible with my markers and crayons. I was always leaving my markers uncapped on white articles of clothing. (I swear those markers dragged themselves there!) Or I left my crayons on the floor, and then accidentally trod on them, thus grinding them into the carpet. I'm sure my mom was picturing the mess the big box of crayons would leave once I scattered them all over the carpet and jumped on them.
And there was always this odd thing going on too, in school with the boxes of crayons. Those kids who had the big box of crayons always looked snootily down on the ones who only had the small box. So I thinking how some kid might feel really cool, stepping into school with the BIG box of crayons. And then I started sniffing the big box of crayons... and well...
I do hope it's okay I bought the larger box.
And now I salute you parents who go back to school shopping all the time! Especially if you have your kids with you. I got lost in the school supply section. It took me way too long to get the stuff, and I didn't even have kids with me!
I'm surprised that I've never seen any kids duct taped to the shopping carts. I suppose CPS frowns on that.
Monday, August 2, 2010
On that page you can find a list of school supplies needed and a donate now button.
This organization helps homeless kids. Go here for their main web page and to find out about what they do.
If you are in the Dallas area and want to drop off stuff at their offices; 10555 Newkirk, Dallas, TX 75220
You can see a bit of the backpack fill drive on Meetup.com
If you can help, please do. Boosting this signal would also be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
VICTORIAN WOODEN ARTISTS WATERCOLOUR PAINT BOX JMMANUEL
Isn't it beautiful. Worth every penny, IMHO. I just don't have that kind of money right now.
I should take some of my older paintings off to iSoldit and see if they can sell them for me. (Seeing as how I've never sold on eBay and I have no idea how to do shipping.)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I don't kow Usullusa other than what Spark in Darkness has posted on his LJ.Anyway... snipped from Sparky's LJ...
Usullusa is going through several kinds of hell after coming out to the family. Parents have not taken it well and are making life quite intolerable. All kinds of chaos and terrible sh**ness abound – I am so deeply sorry for them, no-one should have to endure this rollercoaster.
As detailed here (http://usullusa.livejournal.com/88843.h
If you or anyone you know in the NYC area can help please do.
I was attempting to do the supervisor's job for a bit but I've given up now. It's just too hard to do both my job and the super's as well. Plus I'm not getting paid any extra to do that job. I am beginning to feel disgruntled and taken advantage of. I started doing the extra work with the anticipation that there would be a new supervisor soon. It's been six months and no new supervisor. I feel like the company has taken advantage of my good willingness to help out in a time of need.
So I've given up attempting to do it.
I mean how hard can it be to find a part time supervisor in this economy? I have the impression that they are not really trying to find a supervisor.
It's a part time position at a major retail company. If you want more information please contact me via email or private message.
Is that not a beautiful set? Perfect for watercoloring. But way beyond my budget.
Hmmm... now how would I make a set like this? I have a small VanGogh watercolor set. I'd need a strip of leather wide enough and long enough. I have never tried sewing on a buckle. Perhaps just a tie. Two buttons and a string to go around them?
How would one do the inside pockets? (As I don't have much sewing skill.) I love how one of the brushes was just cut to fit. Hmmm...maybe a wide elastic would be better at holding the pencil and brushes in place. And a small plastic palette would be lighter than the ceramic one. I like the eeny water bottle/flask near the watercolor pan box.
I was trying to find information on table top easels. I have found enough information that if I can find pre-1940s easels on eBay I should buy them.
I was trying to decide between a Winsor and Newton Arun table easel, and a Jullian Plein Air table easel. I'm not finding enough reviews to help me decide which one. Sigh...
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Both these easels are on eBay. The one deciding factor might be that the W&N is new, while the Jullian is an estate sale find. (So it's probably older and therefore might be better made.)