Friday, January 24, 2020

Day 2737: Second Impression.

Second impression: old print, stencil & digital collage

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Just because ...

Imagine that you had won the Following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 In your private account for your use.
However, this prize has Rules: The set of Rules are:
1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend It.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time, it can say, Game Over!" It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people, you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL. Shocked? YES!
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can't seem to see it. The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awake & receive 86,400 seconds, a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us.
3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING!
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.  Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!
Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start spending.

Thanks, Norma!

in two weeks ...

Mixed Media Faces: Fun and Fantasy
Thursdays, February 6 - 27, 2020 -- 10AM - 1PM
Every Thursday, join Jacki Long for a project focused on creating unique portraits. Use fabric, collage, acrylic, watercolor, paint markers, and more during this fun class. Each session, experiment with a different technique and combine as many mediums as you wish. All materials provided.
REGISTRATION: $160 the series, or $45 per session. 
Ages 16+. Skill level: All.
Limited seats are available for these classes, so sign up today!

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Day 2736: Ball point scribbles

Drawing a quick sketch with a ballpoint pen.

Play with acrylic for background and accents.

I could have added collage? or not?

I did.

Total time: 25 minutes.

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Click here for The Teskey Brothers, So Caught Up.
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Drowned Crispy Taquitos 

Taquitos Dorados Ahogados

Found a great recipe here for these drowned taquitos.
As printed, it yields 40 taquitos, so it could be halved or quartered.
I just enjoyed looking at the picture and reading the recipe.

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

Costa Mesa Dojo: Brandon Nomura, jacki long, Ed Maher, 
Kim Israelson, Megan Nomura (front), Henry Tran, 
Chloe Brown, Cheyenne Lopez, Rachel Maher. 
After Kangeiko, January 2, 2010, Huntington Beach, CA.

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Day 2735: What's in a face?

Sisters: old photo, collage, layers, filters  & digital.

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I save old photos.
I really like this photo. I call them sisters, 
but no words or dates to verify on this old photo.

Which sister is the older?
What are their personalities? Is one dominant?
Is one shy or direct?

What are their names? I guessed Prudence and Penelope?
But, which is which? And, their age?

I chose this image for the lead art. Do you agree?


A few of you checked on me yesterday because my blog was short.
Thank you for caring and commenting, I really do love comments.
And so, some leftover photos from Sunday morning ... 
while still at the house on the hill. Everything was quiet.

They have a beautiful white leather couch in their living room.
They found furry evidence that it was a popular spot, so
they spread a white furry blanket to catch the hair. 
I sat in the middle and both Granddogs sat on either side. 
I put on tennis on tv from the Australian Open.  
Zoey and I watched, Laker slept.

A little later we three went out on the patio.
I sat with my head way back in an armchair and saw this.

Life is good.

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Day 2734: Pensive.

layers: junk mail collage.

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Click here for Stevie Wonder, Don't you worry 'bout a thing.
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Just because ...

A smile for Tuesday ...

Monday, January 20, 2020

Day 2733: Rejection times 91.

hot pinks: photos, digital collage on ipad.

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Click here for Al Green, "Let's Stay Together".
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Google Alert: Last night I sent out an e-mail to 91 on a bcc. copy.
Within minutes, Google sent 91 back to me as refused.
I didn't resend, as I hate rejection. ;o)

"Any given Sunday": junk mail collage

So if you missed Sunday and want it, it's here:
*You might want to bookmark: and it will take you to that day's blog? I received 91 of these ...

Just because ...


A smile for Monday ...