Monday, August 22, 2011

it's not the heat...

oh. my. goodness.
it. is. hot!

i haaaate august in new orleans. like we're not sticky enough, you know...

i've been hiding out in the back room (i.e. my craft room) for the better part of this month ( that is, when i'm not at my day job) and i have no real desire to leave it at the present time!

i really feel like i haven't had much going on. just playing around a bit here and there..

i finished some cards and listed them on ETSY...




i started on a frida kahlo day of the dead doll that i was supposed to submit to an invitation only show here in new orleans, but last night i broke out in a rash from coming in contact with ylang ylang -- which i am highly allergic to, by the way ---it was in my dish soap of all the bloody effing things!! and now i'm sooooooo doped up on benadryl i can't hold the camera still to take the pictures!! ha ha! oh, well... here she is anyway in progress....




mr. cash has been fine ever since his little fluffy butt got dewormed. he did throw up in one of my shoes after eating a cheap treat daddy gave him, but apart from that, we've been cat-vomit free for almost a month!!


i've been working on a lot of other dolls. just some things i had in my head...


and i've gotten invites to two day of the dead themed shows in october, so work will begin on those pieces in the next few days (hopefully, i'll be done with the benadryl by then).


all in all i guess i've been in a bit of a hermit mode. i haven't been by to visit anyone -- in large part because my computer is crapping out on me all the time. the wireless went out, so i am now forevah tethered to the sofa. grr... i don't even like our sofa!!

and, since my eyelids are starting to droop and i'm misspelling pretty much every other word, i guess i'll call it a night and go watch some teevee....

hope everyone is doing well and i hope to catch up with everybody really really soon!!

oh, and i almost forgot!! i finally figured out how to sculpt lips!! whooo hoooo!!!
kisses...


 


♥amber♥

Thursday, August 4, 2011

life is what happens...

wow! is it really august already!?
it seems like just yesterday i was winging my way to the emerald isle...



now i'm just sitting here, swelling and sweltering in the hot humid new orleans air!
i am sooooo ready for fall, i cannot tell you...

so, there's been a lot going on over here at casa de leilani...but some of it has been scary and frustrating...

some of you know that my dear mr. cash got sick last month.


 he kept throwing up ( which started the day he had his physical and his rabies shot) and continued to do so on and off for almost 3 weeks before the vet finally nailed down what was causing it. i was beside myself with worry, but in the end, we got him and miss patches sorted out ( or so it seems ) and everyone seems to be doing ok.

i've come to realize that now, whenever i am feeling stressed or put upon, i tense up to the point where i pull muscles in my back and shoulders. i was so worried about cash that i really did a number on my back last month. at one point i couldn't even drive because i couldn't turn my neck. that's no good!

but, again, we think everyone is sorted out!

i've been spending some time here and there working on a bunch of different things. mainly i've been doing a lot of paper crafting.



i really just needed a bit of a break from the dolls after that last batch. it's been a while since i made cards or tags and it has been truly enjoyable to sit down and work on the things i want to work on.


i will be listing some of these in my ETSY shoppe over the weekend, if anyone is interested....




my friend, kalaya also got me into art journalling - which is something i never ever ever thought i would want to do - but it is very therapeutic and i am enjoying it immensely. i don't have any pics to share with you just yet, but i am sure that i will, sooner or later!

i started a few new dolls this week as well:



and yesterday afternoon i started on a new project of which this face is part:


and---i got the lips almost exactly like i wanted them! finally! but, i had to let the clay practically dry before i could do it, and i doubt i'll be able to duplicate it...but i'm going to try!!

so, yes, it's august in the crescent city, which means rain and humidity and heat.
it's just gross to the point of making me not want to go outside at all. but, alas, i have to...

hope everyone is having a great week!
and here's to the upcoming weekend!!

cheers!


♥amber♥