Saturday, February 20, 2010

Affirmation Saturday

I love others no matter how they act,
or what their faults are.
Even if I don't want to be around their personality,
I love them as the eternal being that they truly are.
I overlook the shortcomings of others.
I have no judgment.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What I did with my weekend...aka my god I'm such a fan girl

it's not enough that I spend most of my life working on designs for ads, logos and packaging ...come the time off I spent it playing with teeshirt logo designs for a charity that my favorite fandom raises lots of cashy money for each year.

Can't Stop The Serenity - all the proceeds go to
Equality Now.
Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure.

And a potential poster based off this design

And not quite satisfied with just geeking these two tidbits with my friend and fellow artist MissDemenor I did this one as a possible tee shirt design for the upcoming Browncoat Ball

Yeah...I am Geek...listen to me bleep.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow's a time machine....or why I'm probably going to hell today..

It snowed last night...about 4 to 6 inches which for Atlanta is quite substantial (Hey I live in the south).  This morning I was taking out the trash and the neighborhood urchins were out in force. One of them had actually moved my trashcan up onto the front porch and put it right next to my door. they're good kids.

"Miz Behavin...Miz gonna come play with us?" I declined a couple of times...then their Granny who's about 70 hollered at them " Hush up now! Miz Behavin's got too much dignity to be messin with you fools"

Lord help me..I have no memory of making that first snowball......but it hit her dead center of the chest.
She stood there shocked for a second then she said " Oh no White Girl...I know you D'int".......
so I hit her again.....
and it was on.

That old lady has one hell of a throwing arm.
Too much dignity...what an awful thing to say about a neighbor!

How is snow a time machine? well for about 15 minutes both of us were about 10 years old...tops.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Affirmation Saturday

Women are Angels
And when someone breaks our wings....
we simply continue to fly.........
on a broomstick...

We are flexible.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My horror-scope is mocking me

 Trust me, I spelled it in a suitable fashion....

You're feeling a bit moody today, but not in a way that should impact your friends and family too much. It's a good time to reflect on the weirder aspects of your life and see what comes next.

One begs to ask....weirder than what?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Affirmation

My emotions are valid. I am beautiful and I deserve to pursue, share, and express unconditional love, pleasure, and happiness. I bring new love into the world. I am empowered by love and my gift is beauty in truth."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Blues

Yup I got em...

So I'm giving them a soundtrack...

You have to love good blues music sung by a very soulful female who you just know by the sound of her voice that she feels her song.

Of course Nina Simone makes being blue sound almost happy....then again she could sing the phonebook and make it sound good.

You find the blues in unusual places

I guess somethings are universal, I mean really for a scrawny middleaged white Brit you have to admit that Clapton does it pretty well too don't even need words to wail the blues...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Affirmation Saturday

Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health.
Loving myself heals my life.
I nourish my mind, body and soul.
I prosper wherever I turn and I know that I deserve prosperity of all kinds.
The more grateful I am, the more reasons I find to be grateful.
I know that I deserve Love and accept it now.
I attract only healthy relationships. 
I am the perfect weight for me and will be the perfect weight for me no matter what weight I am.
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself .
When I believe in myself, so do others.
I will express my needs and feelings.
I am my own unique self - special, creative and wonderful.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Recipe Thursday - Mango Chicken and Tomato Avocado Salad

Mango Chicken Recipe

  1. In a small dish stir together spices.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with spice mixture.
  3. Heat margarine in a large nonstick frypan over medium high heat.
  4. Add chicken breasts and cook, turning occasionally, until both sides are deep golden brown and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Add mango and green onions.
  6. Cook, stirring, just until heated through, about 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Sprinkle with salt, coriander and squeeze lime over.
  9. Serve immediately.
Tomato Avocado Salad
3 avocados - cubed.
6 Roma tomatos - sliced
a small bag of baby spinach
a bag of Sargento Italian or Parmesan cheese.(use as much as you like - if you can get Asiago use slivers of that)
4 cloves of chopped garlic (about a tablespoon full of pre-done jar garlic)
A nice drizzle of olive oil
Coarse ground sea salt to taste
Ground pepper - to taste.
Toss all together  chill  for about an hour then serve.

My poor art therapist is going to need therapy...

She really is going to need some time on someone's couch...and maybe some nice soothing valium and a cozy wrap around sweater with extra long arms.

"you're using an awful lot of black in your painting...I mean most of it is black" (one of the other folks in the studio)
"it's the void that my life is...I have nothing" (said by Soccer mom -  with her lexus, diamond tennis bracelets and razor cut hair - to a skinny kid with almost worn out jeans and sneakers and no coat)
and just when I was about to feel sorry for her ( I mean hey...material things really aren't everything - maybe she's lacking in love an friendship) she adds " My husband won't let me remodel the kitchen because we did it year before last"

Well there went most of my pity...

I couldn't help myself ...I had to ask

"So...the black represents your despair over not being able to remodel......again?"

"Yes" deep sigh and a little sniffle

*blink blink blink* maybe she's Martha Stewart and her kitchen is her version of art supplies and software.....

"Do you cook a lot?"

"oh I hate cooking we order out when the au pair isn't in.....but I really want us to have a Green kitchen...eveyone's going green"

I had to wash the cobalt blue paint off of my forehead where my hand automatically went...glasses and hair too.

*blink blink blink*

"You do know that...all of the two year old things that you have in your kitchen right now would most likely go to a rubbish heap..... or some such...thus creating more environmental issues?"

"Oh well...we could give those things to someone less fortunate."

God help me I now have visions of her packing up her Viking range and sub zero fridge and shipping 'em off to Haiti...