Monday, May 31, 2010

Project 365



My newest painting. Watercolor, ink and colored pencil on canvas paper. This is an ACEO, measuring 2.5 X 3.5 inches.

I'M DOING A KIRIBAN!!!

Wait. A Kiriban? WTF is a Kiriban????

1. A milestone; an interesting number displayed on a web counter, such as 10000, 22222, etc.; particularly, one selected by the website owner for the purpose of giving a prize to whoever reaches it.

2. A gift or prize given to one who reaches such a milestone.

3. The system of giving gifts to those who reach web count milestones.

-----courtesy of Wiktionary

So anyway, I've been spending lots more time on DeviantArt. I've had my DA page for almost a year, but have only been really active on it recently. I've met some fabulous artists on there and I'm interested in really promoting my artwork there.

So yeah. I'm hosting a Kiriban. I have it set at the 25ooth page view! Low to start, and I'll be hosting Kiribans ever few thousand page views. (And I say low to start, because my page views are sitting at 1042 as I type this)

Check it out if ya like! Tweeting it would be awesome!

My page is here.

My journal entry specifically on the Kiriban is here.

Oh yeah! I'm giving away a ratty as the Kiriban prize!



Kinda like this guy here!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Project 365



My nephew Logan turned 1 today! I think it's safe to say that he likes cake . . .

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Project 365


Jeremy and Ayden sleeping this morning. Ayden came in at 6am, and told me that I should get up. So I got up and went the bathroom. When I came back, this is what I saw. He was fast asleep.
Bed-stealing little booger!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rock Out With Your Cock Out!

Occasionally I like to share disturbing shit with you. Like this:

BAD-ASS COCK PANTS!!!!
You're welcome.

Project 365



Made Ayden a potty chart in hopes of encouraging him to consistently use the potty. Yeah. I did the superhero drawings . . .

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Confessions of a Coffee Crazed Nurse

The things that my patients tell me never cease to amaze me.

Take for example Jane, and her husband John (no, not their real names!). So, they're an odd couple to begin with, and have questions about everything.

For example, baby has hiccups. John, "why does he have hiccups? What does that mean? Is that bad? What do you do for hiccups? Should you call the pediatrician?"

Um, dude, your baby has hiccups. Why do you get hiccups? What does that mean? Should we call your cardiologist? Calm down. It's hiccups.

So anyway, John comes to the nurse's station with this deer-in-the-headlights look. I look at him expectantly. He says "I need you for a couple of things."

Me: Okay.

John: Um, can you bring a mop to the room?

Me: Okaaaaaaaaay . . . .

John: And could you take a look at Jane? She's peeing sideways.

Me: Uhhhhhhhhh, sure . . . . (I'm totally thinking WTF do you mean by peeing sideways?)

John: (as we're walking to his room) I don't know what it is. It's like she sits down to pee, and it just shoots out sideways.

Me: Riiiiiiight.

So I go into the bathroom in their room and ask Jane what's up.

Jane: I don't know. When I pee it kinda trickles down my leg a little onto the floor.

Now, let me share something with you. Jane is a big gal. Big. One of her thighs is the circumference of my hips. I don't know if you've ever been sitting on the toilet, slightly more forward than normal, with your legs pressed very firmly together. Pee tends to pool right there. Right where your thighs form a little triangle with your vag.

Trust me. Every woman has experienced this one time or another. And if you say no, you're totally lying.

But I don't have the heart to tell her "dude, you need to sit farther back on the toilet and spread your legs ever so slightly. See, you is rather ample sized, and your vag needs to be completely over the toilet opening. Not mashed between your thunder thighs.

Yeah. Very inappropriate to say that.

So instead I tell her to do some kegels. Seriously y'all. I'm all "well, your pelvic floor muscles have been stretched during pregnancy and delivery, so you need to do kegels to strengthen them. This will help move the bladder back into it's normal position, and will also help with stress incontinence later on in life."

Win for me.

Project 365


OMG AMARETTO!!!!!! Only the best damn creamer EVER!
Dude, I've been wanting Amaretto creamer for the past 1-2 years and haven't been able to find it. Not at Safeway, King Soopers, Walmart . . . . anywhere.
You have no idea how excited I was to find this.

Monday, May 24, 2010

3 Headed Bunny



Why make a 3 headed bunny?

Why not???

2 heads have horns. The main head, a goatee. Because I'm just that awesome.

Project 365



Ayden being sprayed with the garden hose!!! He loves it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Project 365



It's like a freaking clown car for super heros . . .

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Project 365


Om nom nom nom!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Project 365



I know it's small. But it's my new KICKASS icon on my Deviant Art account!!!

Made by the fabulous Joeseph Kerr!

RAWR!!!!!

So, day 2 of my new antidepressant. Yesterday sucked balls. Great big hairy balls.
But today - much better! Yay!
Today I feel like myself which is awesome. Hopefully this will keep up. I'm sure I'll have ups and downs in the next couple of weeks, but if today is any indication . . . . I think I'll be good!
Take that, brain!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I think I know what my problem is . . . .

So, yesterday I posted my irkiness about my blog (yes, I made that word up - you're welcome). And I think I know what part of my problem is.

My head.

Or, more specifically, the neurotransmitters in my brain. And now I'm sure you're all "WTF, Cami?"

Here. I'll be honest with you. Because that's how I roll. I suffer from depression. "WTF?!? Depression?!?" Yes, yes. Depression has been my constant companion for as long as I can remember. However, it got way worse after Ayden was born. So, I've been on antidepressants for the past 3 years. And for the most part, they've worked well.

Except for now. I've been on Zoloft (I'm on the max dose), and it's no longer working for me. I've been irritable as freaking hell lately, and my depressive symptoms are returning. So much so that I haven't been in the mood to sew or do much of anything. I put Ayden down for a nap and I take one myself. Not because I'm tired, mind you. But because it's easier to nap than to deal with anything else.

And if you're one of those people who think people with depression should "just get over it", I invite you to STFU!!!!

So anyway, I went to the doctor yesterday, and I'll be switching to a brand new antidepressant - and by new, I mean new to me and new to the market. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully I'll be back to myself and get my creative juices flowing.

Or I'll go on a killing spree when it gives me thoughts of homicidal ideation.

One of those.

Don't worry - I won't kill people. I say that in jest. How dare you even entertain the idea that I was serious. Shame on you.

Project 365

I like science . . . .

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Project 365



Looks like Iron Man and his drone are trying to break into the fridge. When did they turn to a life of crime?

Who knows what the future holds . . . .

Not me. That's for sure.

I'm thinking of doing a blog overhaul. Or, well, I don't know. See, there are times I enjoy blogging. And times (like right now), that I despise it. Sometimes it's just such a chore. And I feel guilty if I don't have a riveting post every day. Some days all I post is my Project 365 pic. Ugh.

There is a part of me that wants to stop blogging all together. Honestly, I'm not even sure how many people actually read what I write. I like the idea of my blog helping promote my work, feature other Etsy sellers . . . . . but I think if I'm to keep it up, I need to do more. Some of my favorite blogs make me laugh out loud, show me things that I'd be better off not seeing, and make me think. If I'm going to keep blogging, I want mine to be like that.

Right now it's boring me. So . . . . . we'll see. In the coming weeks there may be a major overhaul. Or I may decide to stop all together.

If you do read my blog, and have any tips or ideas, awesome. I want to hear them. More personal stories? Humor? Ridiculous shit? Because right now I'm leaning towards deleting my blog.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Project 365



We're redoing our backyard. This is the 3rd load of mulch today. Ayden is such a good helper!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

OMG, WTF?

That ShamWow is super effective!




Oh yeah, I went there.




:D

Project 365

Squeeeeeee!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sketch Dump Part 2!

I figured I'd share my other recent sketches in a seperate post. Why? Because I can!

Chickadee, raven and ermine.

More foxes!

Sparrow.

House sparrows.



And more house sparrows.
I'll be drawing and hopefully painting a lot more.

Project 365



Ayden playing skeeball!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sketch Dump!

I've been inspired lately to draw. I have ideas for drawings and paintings I'd like to do, but I've been in a "sketchy" mood.

I do have to appologize for the crappy photos. Quite frankly, I was too lazy to shoot them in my light box.

Also, I use an "F" lead pencil when I sketch and it's pretty light in color.

Fox and a gryphon, um, thing (eagle head, fox body).


Fox and raven.

Jumping foxes!!

Yeah. Been in a fox and bird mood . . . . :)

Project 365



A wee female house sparrow! She's gathering twigs for her nest. I absolutely LOVE sparrows!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Project 365

Little caterpillar on my fence post.

Ayden wanted it in his pocket. Or to give it a hug.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Project 365 - Happy Mothers Day



LOVE me some cherry blossoms! Happy Mommy Day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Project 365


Ayden in a carriage in Manitou Springs.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Project 365

Makes me giggle . . . .

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Challenge time!

We all know I'm on the fab Etsy Owls Team. Well, we have our May challenge up and running right now!!!

The challenge was Cinco de Mayo! Yay! Only 3 of us got entries made as it was short notice.


From Zemphira:





From anadiazarte:
And my entry is my chihuahua which you can see here.

You wanna vote? Sure you do! Head on over the the Owls blog and cast your vote!

Project 365



Ayden's superheros are ready for battle. Apparently.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua

I made a bulgy eyed chihuahua for Cinco de Mayo. Why? Because I'm awesome.



He's awefully cute.
And bulgy.

He has fancy ear and belly fabric. With skeletons.

He looks pretty stunned in this pic. Or shocked. Something. He must have seen me naked . . . .

Project 365 - Cinco de Mayo!



Zan says, "Happy Cinco de mayo!"

It's okay. You can be jealous of my mad photo editing skills.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010