Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Firefighters Save Puppies From Burning SoHo Apartment, One Revived by CPR -

Firefighters Save Puppies From Burning SoHo Apartment, One Revived by CPR -

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Art Box Wooden Varnished - Hobby Lobby

Art Box Wooden Varnished - Hobby Lobby

Lovely box

makes me wish I had wood working skills


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

Signal boost for Usullusa

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 ( usullusa is looking for part time work, casual work or otherwise in the NYC area, help bring some order out of the chaos.

If you or anyone you know in the NYC area can help please do.

Desperately needing a supervisor at my place of employment

One of my part time jobs has been without a supervisor for 6 months!

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.

This is too funny

And now I keep hearing that line from Blackadder about groups of sinewy tough men roaming the Welsh countryside terrorizing folks with their close harmony singing.

But you should go watch this. I would pay money for this single.

Doesn't anyone review easels today?

Some months back I was looking at Hobby Lobby's website and notice that no one had reviewed the art materials. So I went and left reviews on art materials I had used. Reviews are good for folks whom are just starting art and want to try to decide what to buy.

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.)