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laudesan
12-03-2004, 02:16 AM
Chris where are you??????????

Nearly 5.30pm here, just walked in from getting the groceries..

Alan is working day shift tomorrow and Sunday, so I wont have the car until Monday..

Picked up my ring and it seems to be fixed yet again, but if the stones fall out agaaaaaaaaain..................I am taking it tio Wallace Bishop and NOT Prouds..

So how is everybody???

all's well in my little piece of the world..:)

I am going to read the last of yesterdays wash now.. ;)

Oh I know what I was going to mention.....

I went up to the Cafe Venice to see how my art weork was going if Tracey had sold any??

She told me 375.00 was tooo expensive for the "Autumn Walk" and her Chef was not going to pay that much. I said that I told him he could have it for 350.00 she was not happy and said it was far too expensive..

SO....... now I am wondering if she is telling every one this. She says she loves having my art work on her walls tho' Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..

Yorky
12-03-2004, 03:39 AM
Morning all :wave:

Well, back to normal today (I hope).

First of all, I rang Chris, Roun2it's wife, and she says Kev has had his operation and the surgeon is happy with the result. Kev is still in considerable pain, however the plan is for the physio to get him up on a walking frame today, hopefully progressing to crutches and he should be home after a few days. He has his painting gear to keep him occupied. I sent him all our best wishes.

Just getting ready for a hospital visit to see the ENT specialist - when I had my hearing aid fitted the technician referred me a I have tinnitus and they want to find out why :rolleyes:

Best of luck with the sales, Judy, it's always difficult to price your artwork, seems they won't buy mine at any price:D

We are planning yet another Warner's coach holiday 23rd-28th January at the Corton resort in East Anglia. £149 each half board, free drinks at the bar and two day trips. Ruth couldn't resist the bargain and is bringing 18 bowling friends along too ;)

Well, I'll have to get moving, car parking at the hospital is quite a problem.

BBL Doug

artmom
12-03-2004, 03:44 AM
:wave: , JJ! It's a lonely place here again at this time of the day/night!
Yorky, Hi, we cross-posted!
What business is it of Tracey what her Chef is going to pay you for a painting? :confused:

My framer will be delivering some more paintings today. One is my Cool Camouflage, one is Flattwo's Home Is Where The Heart Is, and the other is the painting Marvin Chew did for me as a gift in the RRII. I'll post pics later! I'm so excited! :D

We're going to meet Erin (vestalqueen) next week for dinner. She's still have a lot of difficulty with her wrist.

We "dog sat" Alex's puppy yesterday. DIL brought him over for a play date with Muppet, trying to wear him out. It's a lovely little beagle, but Alex is not "bonding" with him--he irritates her because he is so lively and follows her everywhere! I think she expected him to behave like a stuffed animal!! LOL At least there were no puddles and poops for Ed to clean up yesterday! :rolleyes: Muppet's nose gets out of joint a little when we pay attention to him and she pouts!

Cannot believe how mild this fall has been. We've only gone below freezing a couple of times and only a couple of degrees at that! I keep waiting for the shoe to drop! ROFLOL

Thinking of those in the Waiting Room, the Sick Room, and the Recovery/Rehab Room.

AWAYTC and may your today be better than your yesterday.

BBL with pics (I hope).

Lyn

laudesan
12-03-2004, 03:55 AM
Lyn exactly, what business is it of Tracey's, but if she has put in her 2 bobs' worth, ........ (when Wayne spoke to me and said he loved the painting and wanted to buy it and I told him the price he was wrapped and said he just wanted to check with his wife to see if she like it too)...........I am sure she has turned him off..

If she has, then she must be doing it to everyone. I am not giving my art away, and I am not underselling myself.. :( That painting is half sheet, and it is framed in a gold and timber frame that was NOT cheap ..

Pity about Alex and her dog..

Tania bought a dog for Reece. A little spaniel type dog.. Reeces doesn't bother with t at all, but Elise plays with him a lot.. AND Elisewas scared of dogs before they got Jackson, so I guess some good came of it..

Looking forward to your pics..

Hiya Doug, glad the jet lag is over.

Dreadful feeling, I got the feeling I was wasting time being tired too, and you can't get those days back either..

Thank you for your update on Kev. we do miss him around here and I have started a Get Well (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2963787#post2963787) thread for him.. :)

Maffet
12-03-2004, 04:24 AM
Hello all, :wave:

(((((( BIG HUGS TO KEV)))))) ... Yorky thank you for info about him and his health. I hold my fingers crossed for him.

JJ ... sorry to hear about picture. Hmm... price is always most horrible thing to ask for.

Just yesterday I was on opening show of exhibition of 35 painters in my "home" gallery (I have there one too) and just picture oposite mine was very small and print-like, I have seen price and said o.k. ... a bit expensive but ... o.k. ... during evening I found many people standing just befor this small picture and discussing. I was curious what they are talking about with so many flames in words. Lolll! It was price. I didnt counted well number 0 at the end. There were two more than I thought. Artist put on it so high price that it costed as all pictures in gallery togehter. We than asked him why he did it.... probably he dont want to sell it. Reason was diffrent. He was young student of art who studied in France. He told us that he just put on it price as it is normal in all EU in this cathegory.
Our market is very small and has no tradition, art itself has very low prices and still people here thinks, it's expensive and they didnt buy originals and rather buy prints. Just behind the border are people buying original art and twice or 3-times more expensive.
There was big discussion about that yesterday

Lyn, :wave: ... you are right... we have also nice fall here ... there was some freeze days .... exactly when we were changing our heating system and all heating were off. :evil: :D I love mather Nature, she has sence for humor.


Working hard at new work and than going fastly to home to paint illustrations or practise harp. We will have a lot of playing before Christmas on parties, so must rehearse with band. As for painting ... except that illustrations for book... I will try post some pictures next week, but probably to Ink forum :-) do a lot of colored pencils. I discovered that I need to improve my drawing skills, so I took my old pencils and dark papers and every evening when I sit with family by the TV after dinner ... traying to draw something from some family photo .... all what I find ... photos from zoo, our cats, dogs, flowers. It's great fun and of course ... good practise of hand.

painterbear
12-03-2004, 04:31 AM
Good Morning all,

It is just past 4:15 a.m. here in Ohio. Busy day today, DH and I will be going in to the hospital for fasting blood tests, then a quick breakfast and some grocery and other shopping before heading home. I'm usually bushed by the time we get home and spend the rest of the day just relaxing or reading.

Lyn, You are building a wonderful Art Gallery with so many fine paintings. Sorry Alex isn't in love with her new pet. Our neighbor had a beagle puppy once who soured me on beagles for all time. We lived in a duplex so our bedroom wall and their kitchen wall were one and the same. They would put him in the kitchen when they went out in the evening and close the kitchen door so he wouldn't make little puddles and poops throughout the house. BUT, that meant he would yipe and whine all night until they got home in the wee hours of the morning. Since I had two little babies at the time and needed every minute of sleep I could catch, I wasn't too fond of his little "Ah-roo, Ah-roo, Ah-roo"s.

JJ, Sounds like the lady is trying to knock down the price for her chef, hope she isn't discouraging other buyers as you think she may be. Have any of your other paintings sold there? Is she getting a commission on any of your sales on paintings hanging there? If she is, she would be cutting off her own nose to spite her face if she bad-mouths your prices.

Doug, Sorry to hear about the tintinnitus. That must be very annoying. Hope there is something they can do for you. Like you, I have no where to show my paintings and the customers just aren't finding their way to my studio closet to buy them. ;) LOL!

Thanks for letting us know about Kev's operation and post-op status. Hope his pain has diminished by now and he is beginning his recovery. I'm amazed they are going to have him up in a walker already. Bet he is glad he didn't have to postpone the operation because of a cold. Guess the echinecea (sp?) did the trick for him.

I didn't have any e-mail notifications on threads I subscribed to, I can't believe no one else responded to any of them. Are you all receiving e-mail notices on your threads?????

Hope all in the Waiting and Recovery Rooms are doing well.

I'm off to check out those posts that I haven't heard about and any new paintings in the Gallery.

SYL,

Sylvia

artmom
12-03-2004, 05:02 AM
Hi, Jana! and Sylvia!

Thanks, Doug, for update on Kev. That grandson of yours is really growing! :D Stitcher, isn't it wonderful to have those quiet moments with the grandchildren in your lap? Alex is 7 1/2, but still likes to crowd in with me in my recliner. :D

Yes, Sylvia, beagles have a really high-pitched yap, don't they! :evil: :D Of course, Muppet has a really deep bark that can also drive you to drink! LOL I agree, I'm very lucky to have so many wonderful paintings from WC! members. I still have more to frame--but they will have to wait until after Christmas! I still have one from Ale, one from Pat, all the ones from the Have Fun with Artmom Project and the one that I received for winning a naming contest!!!! :eek:

Lyn

laudesan
12-03-2004, 05:09 AM
Sylvia yes I am recieving my email notifications..

Do you think something has been changed in your options..?? Have a look, sometimes gremlins get in you know :(

As far as I know she is not getting a commission.. And NO nothing has sold in the 3 weeks or so they have been up there.... :confused:

Good luck on your tests, I don't mind fastng in the mornings myself, but if you are used to breakfast because of meds ect it can be ahrd.. ((()))

JudyL
12-03-2004, 05:41 AM
Hi,
Pampe, suggestions for long underwear, first thing I bought when I found out we were heading for the UK, in Yorkshire yet. Silk long johns, light weight so they arn't bulky under clothes, can be washed by hand in the sink. Also, on cold nights make lovely PJ's! True, they are a bit more pricy than thermal, but lovely!
DH says he will finish up the bathroom this weekend, and he wants a painting to hang on the blank wall, over the bathtub (?) I will have to think about that.
Busy, need to think about what I will take to Shiffnal next week, and California when we get back. I plan on doing Christmas shopping there.
Kev, listen to those doctors, it pleases them so.
JJ, sorry about the paintings, what would happen if you removed them?
Welcome back Doug, good to know you had a good time.
Gotta go,
JudyL

Ellen in Ont
12-03-2004, 05:55 AM
Good morning everyone :wave:
I am up early for no particular reason (just woke up at 5 am) :rolleyes: It will give me plenty of time to get everything on my list done though. I have to work nightshift tomorrow and Sunday nights so have lots to do. Next week is my "social week" when I have events or parties to either attend or host from Wed to Sunday. :)

Sylvia - glad you liked the pic of my TV stand but you won't find one like it in stores. My BIL built it for me from leftover pieces of wood from installing our wood floors. I made him a sketch of what I wanted and a week later it was done. He also has built me a butcher block table on wheels that I can move into the kitchen when I need more counter room during a big cooking day.

JJ - do you have any other places you could display your work? If you told her that you had to move them somewhere else because none have sold there maybe she would value them more when they are gone. Or you could offer her a commision for selling them. That might make the prices more "reasonable" in her mind. :D Do not underprice your paintings. I am sure it is worth at least that if not more. It sounds very reasonable. Liked the pic of your cute "presents" under the tree by the way :)

Doug - thanks for an update on Kev. Hope his pain gets under control soon. Hope they find a reason for your tinnitus. I have it in my left ear and they just told me I was getting older. :rolleyes: Those were great pics of your family. They do look like you as someone else commented. :)

Lyn - you might be having warm weather but the temp outside right now is minus 24 with a predicted high today of minus 15. Chilly.

Maffet - what a busy life for you right now but full of creativity. :)

I'm off to check out the gallery. BBL with xmas pics. I am waiting for the sun to come up to get some of the kitchen... hmmmm, better tidy it a bit first.

:wave: to JudyL - we cross posted

CharM
12-03-2004, 06:51 AM
TGIF Washers!!! I'm not sorry to see the end of THIS work-week... It has been a long and stressful one... Friday's are normally pretty quiet, so I hope this one rings true to form...

The only thing I have planned for the weekend is painting... I have a Christmas gift to finish, so I must get at it... and Magoo needs a haircut, but that's no big deal... and we need groceries, but I got a few things last night to tide us over... and the laundry is piling up, but it's always piling up... and DH wants to go to Costco... and... hmmmm... I don't know how much painting is REALLY going to get done... :D

Hi JJ... you couldn't sell original art in sleepy little Chatham if your life depended on it... people here have a *limited-edition-print* mentality... In fact, I approached one of the art galleries to hang my paintings and he refused... not just me, but all artists... he had no interest in local art at all...

Doug, the Army doctor told my Son that nothing could be done for his tinnitus... we know the cause of his ringing, but it's still pretty annoying for him... He would empathize with you... if you learn of a treatment, I'd be very interested in reading about it! One of my favourite pictures was of Alexander curled up on Ruth's lap... and isn't he growing like a weed?

G'morning Lyn! You'll have your very own world-wide Art Gallery! Definitely take some pics... Our neighbours had a beagle named George... poor George... absolutely dumb as a post... he constantly managed to *escape* from the house or his lead and we'd all have to go running to find him... he was too dopey to make his way back home again... :D Please be sure to give my best to Erin...

Hi Jana! Good to see you here!!! I'm really excited to see how your illustrations are coming along... be sure to let us know when you post them...

Syl... I've been meaning to ask if the roofers have fixed that turret??? And, did you get signed up for your new session of classes? I'm coming to Springfield next week, but it's going to be a whirlwind... We have a Staff Dinner on Tuesday night and I plan to leave Wednesday... not sure that we'll be able to fit any time in, this trip... :( :( :(

:wave: JudyL in her silk undies that double as jammies...

Oh, Ellen... you decorated the kitchen too???? You're putting us all to shame!!! It's a balmy -3 here in th SW this morning!!! The swans arrived a month late and they're not making any moves to migrate South, yet... so, thinking that they know what's going on, I trust we'll still have some mild weather...

I have a couple of minutes to spare, so I'm off to the Gallery...

Beaming healing light to Kev and hoping that his pain diminishes today (thanks for the update, Doug)...

White light to Barb and Arnold, too... special thoughts for Jackie...

Sending positive energy and good thoughts to all!!!

BobH
12-03-2004, 06:55 AM
I went up to the Cafe Venice to see how my art weork was going if Tracey had sold any??

She told me 375.00 was tooo expensive for the "Autumn Walk" and her Chef was not going to pay that much. I said that I told him he could have it for 350.00 she was not happy and said it was far too expensive..

SO....... now I am wondering if she is telling every one this. She says she loves having my art work on her walls tho' Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..
Maybe I'm too cynical, JJ but it sounds like Tracey likes the artwork on her walls and is doing her best to make sure it stays there...

Doug - sounds like a fun trip! Say, that 'tinnitus', is that like ringing in the ears? What do the docs say about that? Isn't that normal or is this something worse?

Lyn - I love this weather, it's exactly why we moved here! Can't wait to see the framed paintings. Send a "hope your wrist improves" Hello to Erin.

Hi, Jana! It does often seem like Mother Nature just travels around looking for people to pounce on, doesnt' it? :p

Sylvia - good luck with your blood tests.

I have to run. Hello to everyone I've missed and AWAYTC! Kev, listen to your docs and get well soon (can't believe they want you walking so soon!) I'm flying out this afternoon so probably won't be around until Sunday nite/Monday morning. So have a wonderful weekend and I'll talk to you later.

djdedman
12-03-2004, 07:46 AM
Morning Washuns

Learned I have been walking on a broken foot for abt last 5 to 6 weeks. X-rays had not shown it was broken before. Broke in two places.

It had not even started to heal the Dr said so put me in a special boot for several weeks, he also did his slicing and dicing.lol

After 8 or so weeks of wearing this boot will have to place both my feet in plaster to form casts, as I will have to have special shoes because of bones in feet being deformed. Later he wants to do surgery but said we will do it this way for now since I am sole caregiver for hubby and son.

Also continuing every 2 to 3 weeks cutting on bottom of both feet, until time comes that I'm able to have the surgery.

Also learned he is referring me back to my main Dr as x-rays shows I also have "osteoporosis", think thats the way you spell it.

Wishing a very speedy recovery to Kev.

Doug, hoping your problem works out.

JJ glad you are not lowering your price!

I have been trying to get things ready to decorate for Christmas, now not sure I even want to.

Need some coffee so will go for now, wishing all a wonderful day.

Back to my little world of gloom and doom. :(

bbl
Jackie

Uschi
12-03-2004, 07:48 AM
God Morning Everyone!!! Gray clouds racing across the sky, strong wind, snowed over night.

Flo and I painted yesterday, I had california poppies all ready for the background, thought I'd have a bit of fun with cling wrap, which made the background colour go right into the poppies :eek: . So I redid the drawing and masked the edges of the flowers and put the cling wrap background in again. Today paint the flower. Then went to open house at my grandsons' school.Then watched "Survivor" and "ER". A day in the exciting life of Uschi :rolleyes: :D

Doug, wonderful pics of Alex! Unbelievable how much he and his father look like you, it's what I'd call very dominating genes. Thanks for the news about Kev!

OUCH, OUCH! Feeling for Kev. Glad all went well and wishing you fast recovery!!!

Pat, your office looks just wonderful!! Wishing you lots, and lots of good reasons to get up early - business!

Ellen, that house of yours is a dream land!

Char - Congratulations to Magoo and Dan!!!!! Any news about Thibout? Hoping that against all odds you find lots of time to paint!!

JJ, hang that beautiful painting in your own house!! Solves all problems :D

Lyn, your gallery is getting more and more exciting!!! Poor Erin, she is such a sweety!! Give her a big hug from me when you see her!

Hi Jana!!!

Sylvia, are we going to see photos of that roof before it is covered by snow?? :evil: :D

Judy, what a great idea, I'll be heading to the store to get silk long johns purely for the use of PJ's.

Bob, Wishing you a wonderful weekend with your mother!!!!!

Sending good thoughts to one and all and :wave: greetings!
Uschi

Uschi
12-03-2004, 07:53 AM
Ohhhhhh Jackie!!! I am sooooooo sorry about all your hardships!! White light, strength giving energy and lots of hugs for you!!
Uschi

laudesan
12-03-2004, 08:18 AM
Last evening, Magoo and his best friend Dan participated in an *Improv Olympics* sponsored by all the highschools in our district... my Magoo, who appears to be quite extroverted, is really very shy... I was surprised (and secretly pleased) that he signed up for the project... He and Dan took second place!!!!! There were 60 teams of 2-4 students per team...
...

Woo-Hoo congratulations and HUGE hugs Magoo.. !!! :)

Ellen as much as I am truly lovng your pics of your Christmas decorations, I am also loveing seeing your paintings on the wall..:)

Gosh Doug that laad is growing fast. He is sooooooo gorgeous.. !!

Pat your office looks super, but why the chinese stuff?? I know you have Chinese clients, but you are English, and YOUR paintings would look pretty good on those walls I reckon.!!

Kate that painting of Dan is just awesome.. Looks fabulous framed. Lucky you..!!

JoAnn xrays were for my colon.. Seems I am o.k. now.. :) thank goodness. I do worry a little and like to keep on top of things, as my brother who is 15 months younger than me had bowl cancer last year and had a partial bowl resection. I personally think it is better if things don't appear to be quite right under the circumstances to get it checked out.

Uschi that is cheap for your prints.. Are you using normal ink or archival??? I hope you sell heaps and heaps of them, and I am sure you will they are just gorgeous..

Congrats on you 1000 posts Otter..:)

Pam ...........ooooooooooo..........lucky Hap.. Will he be home for Christmas. Has he TAKEN HIS CAMERA WITH HIM?????

Phew I think I am all caught up now, you guys sure were busy..

Me too actually it has taken me all day and evening to get to this..:) It is 11.18pm Friday here..:)

JACKIE.. So sorry to read you are going thru' so much. Email me..:) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/22284-11613-19488-friends.gif

Hi Uschi. I am seriously thinking of getting my work back, but if I do who will see it.. **sigh** least it is "out" there, for now I have no-where else..:(

White lights and healing lights to all who are hurting..

(( Barb)) Someone was asking, Our Barb had a mild stroke a week ago and was admitted to hospital. She has just come home, and is mobile with the use of a walker. She is having a terrible time with her eyes, and that is most likely why she hasn't posted much..

Huggles everyone I am off to bed is late....

Little Old Lady
12-03-2004, 08:35 AM
Greetings :wave:
ditto to all the replies
White light and hugs to Kev and Jackie!
I quit the Art League Newsletter job. The Pres emailed me saying that what she had said were suggestions not criticism and would I reconsider. Answer "No". I do not need that kind of negativity in my life.
Have a good whatever!
JoAnn

laudesan
12-03-2004, 08:40 AM
(((JoAnn))) I am glad you stand up for yourself. A lesson I need to learm more often than not..

I just saw in a thread about Monthly Classrooms (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234182)..

What do you think????

Now I am off to bed..

**yaaaaaaaaan**

droll13
12-03-2004, 09:04 AM
Good morning folks,

Late visit for me today - I got lots of much-needed sleep last night. Because I'm late visiting the wash, there are already TMTRTI. But I'm sending healing hopes to all those ailing or recuperating. Seems to be too many of us not up to par.

"Dave's Photography Adventures" (aka Photography for Dummies or The Idiot's Guide to Photography) continue. But every once in a while I get some I like. Here are 4 from yesterday.

1) The sun wasn't yet high enough to strike this bird, but made some interesting reflections off the water.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/23514-570_crop-01.jpg

2) Ah, now the sun brings out some warmth in the plumage
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/23514-572_crop-01.jpg

3) My favorite, I do believe
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/23514-573.JPG

4) I had to venture into digital zoom territory for this, then got lucky enough to catch him squawking.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/23514-586.JPG

Have a good day everyone.

MVLC1
12-03-2004, 09:10 AM
Greetings "mate".... :D
I am new to "wetcanvas" and am falling in love with it...!
I live on the Southeast Coast of Florida, USA. but am looking to make new friends around the world...=) I read your post, trust me, this is not a unique situation anywhere...I hear that all the time, "too expensive". I use to bring down my prices too when they would say that, but I finally realized it wasn't so much that i was bringing down the price of my work, but rather "Chaepening" myself, that I wasn't worthy that i was desperate to sell my art. I have since STOPPED doing that, this is what I figure the work is valued to "ME"! Period. You can't afford it? Not my problem. I know this sounds arrogant, but really, it's not. I can't afford a Ferrari, yet...=), but I agree with their value...An old artist told me a while back, "The higher the price, the prettier the picture." How true this has become. If someone tells me today that "it's too expensive." I usually tell them "I understand how they can feel that way, but I put in a lot of effort, sketching, drawing, transfering, painting, matting, framing, paints, paper and my time and experience has a value to me, and this is what I value my work at. Someone WILL pay the price I am asking for." Don't give them the impression you are desperate to sell your work. Your work is a peice of your soul, and it's not cheap. They want inexpensive? Then they can go buy a print, and have it framed...wait til the get the cost of framing slapped in their face... :D
Artist's have always been considered "second class" humans through out history, but I refuse to lower myself to that beleif, I work hard on my peices, I spend a lot of money on supplies and studio space, and I only work for free for my MOTHER, and the love of my life, when I have one... :) but everyone else pays. I do lthis for a living, I deserve to be compensated for what I do and to make a living with my skills...
Smile and tell them thank you for their consideration, and leave with your work, I'll put money on it they call you back in the near future, and if not, you don't loose money or pride, because in the future that same painting they thought was too expensive would be a bargin now, right?
Mike

Ellen in Ont
12-03-2004, 09:21 AM
Hi again,
Popping in with the promised pics of the kitchen.
JJ - thanks for the compliments about the paintings. They are not in their usual places - they move around to make room for the decorations. About displaying your work... our hospital has a wall in the main lobby area where they display artwork by local artists, either a group of different artists or one show all by the same artist. It rotates about every month. The rehersal hall of our local symphony also shows our local art clubs work rotating every three months. Also, our new library is going to be doing the same thing. Our local museum has a small room where local artists can hang their work for sale. Do you have anywhere you could approach with ideas like this? Maybe doctors offices, business lobbies etc. Use your imagination :D

These pics are of my kitchen which is also decorated. There are xmas oven mitts, ribbons, and snowflakes on cupboard doors, four different cookie jars and I covered the stool to look like a snowman (the nose is soft).


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/46258-stove.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/46258-sink.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/46258-window.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/46258-stool.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2004/46258-mitts.JPG

Better go, the cranberry, blueberry, orange bread in the oven is going to beep in a minute. BBL

Christie
12-03-2004, 10:19 AM
Morning All!

Gotta say this first off. I have three beagles and they are not low energy dogs. My almost 14 year old beagle will still go for mile long walks if she is given the chance.

That puppy needs long walks and some puppy classes and then he will be more like a stuffed toy.:D Can't speak to the not smart part as our our oldest one still manages to clear up the kitchen counters etc at an amazing pace by pushing chairs around.:D :rolleyes:

I have a house full of children and dogs (four of each) today and am optimistically hoping to have a chance to paint... :D

((((Jackie)))) and ((((Kevin))))

JoAnne, I think that, if the president viewed her "opinions" as suggestions, things are not going to change and she will always be that negative. Good choice to not be involved in a situation that could only get worse.

Nice to see everyone else. I need to get busy and feed kids. I'll try to check in later, if I can.

Take care.

Starsprite
12-03-2004, 10:33 AM
Hey everyone!! I am supposed to be working but I keep coming over here and looking at Wetcanvas...Friday's are my goof-off days it seems, hard to concentrate. I absolutely love your kitchen Ellen!!!!!!!!! The stained glass is beautiful.. The Christmas decorations are so cute!!!! The snowman seat cover on the kitchen stool made me laugh though.... I hope his nose is bendable. LOL :D :D :evil: :clap: Ahhhhhhhh...that was funny.

Well, off I go back to work. Have a great day ya'll! :)

Yorky
12-03-2004, 11:23 AM
......... Learned I have been walking on a broken foot for abt last 5 to 6 weeks. X-rays had not shown it was broken before. Broke in two places.

It had not even started to heal the Dr said so put me in a special boot for several weeks, he also did his slicing and dicing.lol

After 8 or so weeks of wearing this boot will have to place both my feet in plaster to form casts, as I will have to have special shoes because of bones in feet being deformed. Later he wants to do surgery but said we will do it this way for now since I am sole caregiver for hubby and son.

Also continuing every 2 to 3 weeks cutting on bottom of both feet, until time comes that I'm able to have the surgery.....Jackie

(((Jackie))) Ruth (Stitcher) sends her best wishes and fully understands your dilemma regarding foot operations. She can't understand the "cutting bottom of feet" as this is guaranteed to make walking very painful. After many years with foot problems after a botched operation when she was a child, she met a doctor who could operate to reduce the bones on the bottom of her feet without cutting from below. This meant no scar tissue which would have made walking very painful. I hope that you can find the right solution which will allow you to walk without pain.

Hi Mike - nice to meet you - welcome to the watercolour forum, look forward to seeing your paintings. What you said about valuing your work struck home with me. Exhibiting in the local library, I reduced my prices to a ridiculous level, and still didn't sell. I will take what you said to heart and price up my paintings in future.

Ellen Wonderful Christmas decorations :clap: Glad the snowman's nose is soft :evil: :wink2:

Dave More great photos - and yes the digital zoom is useful sometimes.

JoAnn Good for you! People come to undervalue voluntary work - they will find that a replacement is hard to find.

That's all for now TMTR

Doug

Ellen in Ont
12-03-2004, 12:13 PM
I seem to keep taking breaks today between the household jobs and checking in here with my cup of tea. :)

Welcome Mike. I think this is the greatest bunch of people you could ever want to meet. :D Can't wait to see your work. I agree with what you said about not selling yourself short.

Dave - those are absolutely beautiful pictures. You must be having great fun learning your camera. The digital zoom is not fuzzy at all!

Patty - glad you like the kitchen decorations. The "stained glass" isn't real however. I painted those with the stuff that looks like stained glass and is 3 dimensional. They look out onto a second floor patio deck and all I saw were peoples legs going by so I painted the windows to match the tile I put up on the walls and the stencil I made just under the ceiling.

:wave: to Christie and Doug

Europa
12-03-2004, 12:42 PM
AFTERNOON WASHGANGEROOS!!

Ziiipppppppppping through - had a busy morning though had a bit of a lie in - only got up at 10am - been sorting out the phone connection and broadband connection to the office then this afternoon went shopping.

Am out tonight at Leo's for our 30th Friendship Anniversary - am cooking a meal then we have CHOCOLATE CAKE for afterwards - then again may just forego the meal and dive straight in to the chocolate cake......LOL.

TMTRTi - so waving :wave: - sending lots of hugs and love and will catch you all later......white light to those in need.

LEAD ON MACDUFF!!!

Love and hugs

Pat xxx

Uschi
12-03-2004, 01:58 PM
Taking a break; California poppy is finished, nothing to scream about but O.K.
Have to pick up Ethan from daycare at 4:30 p.m.; Parent Teacher nights, before, or maybe after, report cards.

JJ - yes, I think 12.50 is a reasonable price. I want them to sell and not sit there. My friend took some to her office and has already sold four, emailed me that the responses are very favourable. re ink :rolleyes: :eek: :D I have no idea just how archival they are, I am using the oficial Lexmark ink. Actually I think I'll email them and ask them, either way, just how archival does a 12.50 print have to be :evil:

JoAnn - great decision!!!!!

Dave - you are outdoing yourself; Ohhhhhh # 1, soooo gorgeous!!!!

Mike - Welcome!!!!!!!! Nosy parker that I am I immediately headed for your Homepage and it isn't coming up. Considering you are professional, I thought you would want to know - missing opportunities!

Ellen - it's gettting wonderfuller and wonderfuller :D :clap: :clap:

Hi Christie, Doug and Sprity!!!

Pat - "only got up at 10am,", what is this, slacking off already! :eek: :D Enjoying your Anniversary dinner with you, in my heart that is!!!

My kitchen floor needs atending desperately!
:wave: Uschi

droll13
12-03-2004, 02:15 PM
Thanks Doug, Ellen & Uschi. Yes, I'm having fun with the camera and improving a bit I think.

Ellen - what a great kitchen!

TTFN

Cathie Jones
12-03-2004, 03:49 PM
Just scanned the posts very quickly . . .

((((Jackie))))

JoAnn - glad you stood your ground.

Ellen, I am in love with your house, inside and out!

Should have gone to lunch 15 minutes ago . . . zooming now . . . XOXOXOXO

painterbear
12-03-2004, 05:10 PM
Good afternoon all,

It is a little past 4:30 p.m. here in Oakwood, enjoying my cup of Irish Breakfast Tea (I know, I know, it isn't breakfast time, but it tastes good anyway). ;)

What a circus again at the Hospital, only this time it was my DH's fault. To get onto the Base, he had to show his military ID card to the Military Policeman at the gate. Then we drove to the hospital, parked the car, and walked to the Lab where our blood samples were to be drawn. When he reached in his shirt pocket for the ID card to check in with the clerk on the desk there, he couldn't find it. He had to fill out a card with the info on it and they let us go ahead and get the blood samples drawn. Fortunately, I had a tech who was able to find my vein (I have very small veins and some techs have a hard time finding them and I wind up with black and blue arms) so at least that went smoothly. Now followed a frantic search for the missing ID card. DH went out to the parking lot and retraced his steps, looked under cars, checked at the desk if anyone had turned it in, drove back to the gate and checked with the MPs if he had lost it there...no, no, no. We figured he would have to go to Pass and ID and report it was lost and get a new one issued. Time, time, time...all down the drain. Finally, we went and had breakfast in the hospital cafeteria before I got the shakes since I had been up since 4:00 a.m. and had had a total of two glasses of water. On the way out of the hospital, I said, "Let's retrace your steps one more time and see if the ID card shows up." As we got to the front desk, DH said to the man there, "I still haven't found my ID card" and the gentleman got a big smile on his face and said, "That's because I have it here in the drawer." Whew, how do you spell RELIEF! Evidentally, it had fallen out of his pocket when he got out of the car and someone found it and turned it in while we were frantically hunting for it. So we were able to finish our shopping and got home before lunch. It is exhausting to have something like that mess up your routine though.

Uschi, The roof is 98% finished, but there are some trim boards around the windows on the second story that need to be repaired. The bottom corner of one of them was rotted so the carpenter suggested cutting out that section and marrying a new piece with the rest of the board so they wouldn't disturb the 64-year-old stucco around it. The problem came when we discovered that a 1" x 8" board is really only 3/4" x 7 3/4" now! When our house was built, the boards used were true 1" x 8". When they went to put the board my DH had bought at Home Depot in the cut out section, it was just a little too small and the carpenter said he didn't know where we would find one to fit unless it came off an old house too. So we went to the Base Wood Working Hobby shop today and DH found a piece of board left over from someone's woodworking project that was 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" and the instructor cut it and planed it down to the proper dimensions to fit our window frame. Why do they still call them 1x8 or 2 x 8 boards when they don't really measure that size?????? Will definitely show some photos of the house when all is finally finished.

Dave, speaking of photos—your egret photos are really gorgeous. I love the negative spaces in the closeup one of him squawking!

Mike, Welcome and you made a really valid point about valuing our work. I think many of us have a hard time doing that but we need to keep in mind what we put into the art in creative effort and how long it took us to get to the point where we felt we had something worth putting out there for sale.

JoAnn, Good for you sticking to your guns! Maybe you taught the President something about interpersonal relations too. :evil: :angel:

Ellen, the kitchen looks great and love the faux-stained glass. I was wondering how that looks because I was thinking about using it on some of the leaded glass in our windows. I still love your TV stand and it turned out great.

I'm still not receiving e-mail notification of the threads I'm signed up for. I went into My Options and redid them as you suggested JJ, hope that will help. I like opening my E-Mail and seeing those links pop up. It is lonely to open my e-mail and have nothing there. :crying:

Weaving Hi to all I didn't address individually.

Take care, I'm off to hunt down my elusive threads then put dinner on the stove. Easy one tonight, finishing off some leftovers.

See you tomorrow.

Sylvia

droll13
12-03-2004, 07:31 PM
...

Dave, speaking of photos—your egret photos are really gorgeous. I love the negative spaces in the closeup one of him squawking!

...


Thanks Sylvia. I have to confess that no consideration of negative space ever entered my mind. But I see what you mean. One of those "happy accidents", as Bob Ross used to say.

laudesan
12-03-2004, 08:19 PM
Greetings "mate".... :D
I am new to "wetcanvas" and am falling in love with it...!
I live on the Southeast Coast of Florida, USA. but am looking to make new friends around the world...=) I read your post, trust me, this is not a unique situation anywhere...I hear that all the time, "too expensive". I use to bring down my prices too when they would say that, but I finally realized it wasn't so much that i was bringing down the price of my work, but rather "Chaepening" myself, that I wasn't worthy that i was desperate to sell my art. I have since STOPPED doing that, this is what I figure the work is valued to "ME"! Period. You can't afford it? Not my problem. I know this sounds arrogant, but really, it's not. I can't afford a Ferrari, yet...=), but I agree with their value...An old artist told me a while back, "The higher the price, the prettier the picture." How true this has become. If someone tells me today that "it's too expensive." I usually tell them "I understand how they can feel that way, but I put in a lot of effort, sketching, drawing, transfering, painting, matting, framing, paints, paper and my time and experience has a value to me, and this is what I value my work at. Someone WILL pay the price I am asking for." Don't give them the impression you are desperate to sell your work. Your work is a peice of your soul, and it's not cheap. They want inexpensive? Then they can go buy a print, and have it framed...wait til the get the cost of framing slapped in their face... :D
Artist's have always been considered "second class" humans through out history, but I refuse to lower myself to that beleif, I work hard on my peices, I spend a lot of money on supplies and studio space, and I only work for free for my MOTHER, and the love of my life, when I have one... :) but everyone else pays. I do lthis for a living, I deserve to be compensated for what I do and to make a living with my skills...
Smile and tell them thank you for their consideration, and leave with your work, I'll put money on it they call you back in the near future, and if not, you don't loose money or pride, because in the future that same painting they thought was too expensive would be a bargin now, right?
Mike


Thanks for that Mike, just what I needed.

I have squared my shoulders, and NO I am not going to reduce my work!! :) You are soooooooooo right!! :clap:


Gorgeous pics again Dave..


Sylvia thank goodness it ended well. What is that saying.... Oh yes allwell that ends well.. :)

Ellen gorgeous popics again.. :) Thankas for the info shall have to do some asking..:)

I have the phone man here now to fix my phone. bbl :)

Europa
12-03-2004, 09:20 PM
Well just got in from my Anniversary meal - it went really well and boy did we devour that chocolate cake - I did ask him if it was classed as gluttony but he said 'No its our pudding' - then when he had finished it said ' You are really bad making me eat all that cake' :confused: Flipping cheek!!

Unfortunately we couldnt watch the video I had taken with me for us to watch as for some reason the tv wasn't tuned in properly :mad:

Did he have any idea? - no!!
Did he still have the instruction booklet - no!!
Was it driving me nuts trying to sort it out? - YES IT WAS!!!!

I was driving through the village on my way home when I passed a parked police car - next thing I know he has pulled out behind me but without his headlights on - he followed me some distance right onto the dual carriageway - then sped past me and turned off up a side road - still without his lights on - I was in two minds whether to flash him or not....lol.

Right - off to bed - catch you later.

Love and hugs all around

Pat xxx

Starsprite
12-03-2004, 09:33 PM
I was driving through the village on my way home when I passed a parked police car - next thing I know he has pulled out behind me but without his headlights on - he followed me some distance right onto the dual carriageway - then sped past me and turned off up a side road - still without his lights on - I was in two minds whether to flash him or not....lol.

Pat xxx

LOL Pat!!! :D First of all.....dual carriageway?! LOL you mean double highway?

When you say you had two minds whether to flash him or not.... I was thinking at first you meant like lift up your shirt and flash him...LOL Then I realized you probably meant flash your headlights. Yeah...it's been a long day. Right -O! :D

laudesan
12-03-2004, 09:39 PM
Well just got in from my Anniversary meal - it went really well and boy did we devour that chocolate cake - I did ask him if it was classed as gluttony but he said 'No its our pudding' - then when he had finished it said ' You are really bad making me eat all that cake' :confused: Flipping cheek!!

Unfortunately we couldnt watch the video I had taken with me for us to watch as for some reason the tv wasn't tuned in properly :mad:

Did he have any idea? - no!!
Did he still have the instruction booklet - no!!
Was it driving me nuts trying to sort it out? - YES IT WAS!!!!

I was driving through the village on my way home when I passed a parked police car - next thing I know he has pulled out behind me but without his headlights on - he followed me some distance right onto the dual carriageway - then sped past me and turned off up a side road - still without his lights on - I was in two minds whether to flash him or not....lol.

Right - off to bed - catch you later.

Love and hugs all around

Pat xxx


Pat I am sooooooo glad you had a real nice dinner. I am sooooo dissapointed for you that the [email protected] video wasn't seen!!

Hugs kiddo (((((((())))))))

Next year aye??

Or Christmas :D

raian
12-03-2004, 11:13 PM
Happy Happy Friday to All! I'm so glad this week is over and I have a weekend coming with no dog shows, just Christmas shopping and sleeping and eating. It's hard to get that done when I work all week.

Question for all of you. I am just terrible at names. How do you remember everyone's name here. I am amazed when I read through the Daily Wash threads and you guys list everyone's names and little things about them. Maybe I am too blonde :D

As usual, I'm near to the closing of this thread ;(. Maybe I'll get on the next thread sooner as I have to stay here at work until after midnight. (Told you, I need the weekend to catch up on sleep).

God Bless all who are not doing so well these days.

To the rest, Happy Painting!!!

laudesan
12-03-2004, 11:28 PM
Raian Honey it is no mystery..:D

Just open 2 windows. Scroll thru one and reply in the other..

It is already past 2.00pm Saturday here..;)

raian
12-03-2004, 11:33 PM
Well, Doh! See, I truly am a blonde. I would've never figured that out. Two windows you say. :D

I love learning secrets at WC ;)

laudesan
12-03-2004, 11:41 PM
Well, Doh! See, I truly am a blonde. I would've never figured that out. Two windows you say. :D

I love learning secrets at WC ;)

:D :p

mr sandbanx
12-03-2004, 11:41 PM
Raian the trick is to baffle them all. Don't need to know the names. Say: "good stuff" a lot and then make up some story that 85% of them may believe at least for a minute...

oh, but try and remember my name....

Chris

laudesan
12-03-2004, 11:43 PM
Chris..:p

I am starting a new wash>>>>>>>>>>