Packing for Flat Heather proved equally as challenging as packing for myself.  Better to be over prepared than under.  Right?

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Clockwise from left:

1.  Comfy PJ’s with sleeper mask

2.  Everyday wear for shopping excursions

3.  Outback gear and hiking boots

4.  Fancy Dress for a night out (with matching gloves should it happen to by chilly)

5.  and per Nick’s request…Bear’s Gear.

At first the Bears Gear seemed a bit absurd considering Flat Heather was on her way to AUSTRALIA of all places…but go figure, she incurred a 6 hour lay over in Chicago.

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Needless to say, I’m glad she was prepared.

More adventures from Flat Heather’s Australian vacation will be posted in the coming days…be sure to come back!

*Flat Heather’s couture wardrobe is truly one-of-a-kind.  All clothes were custom fitted, hand-cut,  and watercolored with care.

*photos courtesy of Rebekah Stewart

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whew! am i done yet?

January 7, 2009

I spent an entire day yesterday updating this, updating that, and totally  missing out on one of the most glorious days of the year.  Ugh!  What’s sad is that I haven’t even made it to the stack of filing on my desk.  I’m such a procrastinator when it comes to updating my own website, I’ve taken to only doing a major update once a year, and I know the filing would be so much easier if I just kept up with it…but could there be a worse chore?  All I want to do is paint…I suppose I’ll have to hire an intern one day, or get a pet monkey, or make babies for the sole purpose of running my little one woman factory….anywho…am I rambling?  I think I am…here’s the list (the only blessing that comes from a day of laborious chores, is a list to make me feel somewhat accomplished)

A Mural for Lab Lovers

6 New Pet Portraits

11 Homes (the tip of the iceberg)

1 Commercial Property

A few tweaks to this and that…and well…you might as well just go explore, as I’ve only got 2 hours to update my mural book before I meet with  a client.  Yikes!

Nick and I are finally back in Savannah after spending some 10 days on the road.  It was great to end one of the best years of my life with a little down time.  I must say, I’m ready to hit the ground running for 2009…so many ideas floating around my brain, so many plans to execute, so many lists already in the works, and time just flies!  I’m so grateful to all of you who helped to make 2008 a blessed year for me.  It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!  Now in the spirit of New Years…(and this may be a mistake)…here’s a few  resolutions…

1.  Work towards finding a healthy balance between work and family…(I’m a total work-a-holic, but I get it honest)

2.  Cut back on the consumption of my dear friend Cherry-Coke…(your sugary sweetness will be missed)

3.  I’ve got two series of paintings in the works, and it would really be swell if one series turned into a gallery show…

4.  Eat less for the wedding dress…

I’m sure I’ll come up with another 15 in the coming days, but how often do we stick to those things anyway?  Well, off to the races!  Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

80 degrees and i need a scarf

December 19, 2008

What would Christmas be without a little crafty fun time?  I don’t care if you could fry an egg on the sidewalk right now, I’m making a scarf…or two…or three…we’ll just see how motivated I get around here.  I might just take out the old sewing machine while I’m at it.

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Oh and do forgive me if my blog posts get to be a bit sparse in the days leading up to Christmas…here’s some exciting things to  look out for:

1.  a contest (prior to Christmas) where you, my loyal blog readers, will have the deciding vote…(you won’t wanna miss this!)

2.  a full line up of pet portraits to be displayed after the big hoorah

3.  a special painting for a special person…(gosh…I can’t stand to keep secrets!)

4.  and a few drunken holiday tales

Let the festivities begin!

So I received a forwarded email (thanks val) with this included…”The Most Dangerous Cake Recipe.”

Take a coffee cup and add:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • large coffee mug

Mix all the dry ingredients well.  Then add the egg…mix…then the rest of ingridents…mix.  Then put that bad boy in the microwave for 3 minutes.

Where’s the danger?  You are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake.  Dangerous indeed.

We all know I’m not much of a cook…but this just sounded sooooo easy.  So I gathered up all the ingredients and gave it a whirl.

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Yes, that is a mickey  hand measuring spoon.

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ooooo cake!

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ugh!  icky-icky poo!  Dangerous cake, not so dangerous after all.  Maybe it was the vanilla extract that expired in 2004 (it was only a splash?)  or maybe it was the cocoa blend…but the most logical answer (considering my history), would be that it’s all the cook’s fault.  I get it…I should stick to painting food, but should any of you folks out there with five free minutes to kill decide to give it a try, do let me know if it’s just me…or the stupid recipe.

Lookin’ Like Sunshine!

November 8, 2008

For the SMB! (see here)  Oh and this blog has been devoid of any lists for sometime now…so here’s a short compilation of tomorrow’s finds:

holiday gifts – clothing from the SCAD designers – handmade soaps – fish art from tybee – hand painted envelopes – mid-century furniture – super duper discounted faucets – sinks and bath kits – glassware – t-shirts – paintings – pottery – toys – photographyjewels & more jewels – and then some.

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7 things and a disconnect…

October 25, 2008

I know, I know…my posts have been a bit scattered.  Truth be told, life is a bit overwhelming as of late, and when it gets to feeling that way, sometimes I feel it’s best to “disconnect” from the information super-highway, and focus on more tangible things…know what I mean?  Anywho, Nick and I have taken some time to hunt for wedding locals, and it’s great to do so with a clear head.  I hope all you loyal blog readers understand!  I’ll be back in a few days with some great art related post…but until then…I’m stealing the following idea from this lady and her clever blog:

List 7 facts about yourself or your blog:

1.  I love ranch dressing and will visit restaurants for no good reason other than they have stellar ranch.

2.  I have two of these just like in the cartoons…(probably could have landed me a job in the circus)

3.  I attended 10 different schools in 5 different states before I graduated  high school…

4.  I am totally OCD about lists…(but you loyal folks knew that already)

5.  I taught art for two years to elementary / middle school students.

6.  I had a moment of clarity in the 10th grade…I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life, how I wanted to get there, and what ways to facilitate it.  Most days I consider this a blessing, some days I consider it a curse.

7.  I drink champagne for no good reason.