Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wife From Hell!!

A police officer pulls over a speeding car.
The officer says, ' I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.'
The driver says, 'Gee, officer I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating.'
Not looking up from her knitting the wife says, 'Now don't be silly dear, you know this car doesn't have cruise control!
As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, 'Can't you please keep your mouth shut for once??!!'
The wife smiles demurely and says, 'You should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did.'
As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, 'DAMN it, woman, can't you keep your mouth shut?!!!!!!'
The officer frowns and says, 'And I notice that you're not wearing your seat belt, sir. That's an automatic $75 fine.'
The driver says, 'Yeah,well, you see officer, I had it on, but took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket.'
The wife says, 'Now, dear, you know very well that you didn't have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you're driving.'
And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket the driver turns to his wife and barks, 'WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP?!!!!!'The officer looks over at the woman and asks, 'Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma'am?'
'Only when he's been drinking.

Hey Joe's got a face!!

Good Morning, Well so here is the progress from yesterday. I've added a few mice and more color. I am just going to add some more detail to the mice and Dennis had a great idea for the cat I may play with today. Anyway thanks for looking.

Take care, Donna

Monday, September 29, 2008

Joe's Chair

Hello, I am working on a chair I am dedicating to my cat Joe.
Do you see the resemblance? It was just he and yesterday as the hubby went horseback riding with Sam our cowboy son. I'm likeing it so far so I think I will go with it. You all have a great day! Donna

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The**Crazy Chair** is completed, Yeah!!

Hello, I have finally completed the Crazy chair and am happy with the outcome. Please feel free to comment. I am now going to start the little white chair in one of the previous posts. I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Look what I picked up Today!!

Hey, look what Den and I picked up today. We happened into a place called Joe's Emporium and found the two outside chairs. I dickered and got them for $35.00. The one in the middle I got a couple weeks ago when Dennis and I were in a 2nd hand store we discovered. I thought it would be fun for you to see before pictures. These are going to be in a Gallery show along with the other 2 chairs in this blog. It will be in Boise, ID at the Hyde Park Art Gallery. They will be there December and January so go check it out. I think the exposure will be awesome. It's a real artsy area. Oh and here is a picture of Dennis modeling the T-shirt we had made with our business cards. I am still working on the **Crazy Chair**, I am almost ready to start the back slats. Take care and thank you for your comments and Angie, yes painting puts me in a happy place.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Update of the **CRAZY** chair!!

Good morning! I just wanted to update you on the CRAZY chair. I am having loads of fun with it. Quilting comes easy to Gramma's you know... I love all the colors. So here it is smell your favorite coffee, a beautiful sunrise, sitting on a crazy quilt under your faorite yardsale afghan, it's just heaven and the start of a Great day!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Inspiring the Youth of America in Art!!

As you can see you must start at their level. Spending days with the youth of America, ie. grandchildren, can be taxing. However, in the back of my mind I understand the wealth is in the investment of time. Their minds between the age of 4 and 15 take in information faster than most super computers. If we are to cultivate this generation in which our children have been entrusted, we must strike a balance with not only our children but a relationship with theirs. "Hey, Grampa that's cool", are the words we are looking for. To develope said relationship starts with an understanding that boundries have already been set by the parents. That should be considered holy ground, one should not question that authority. So... Attendance at social functions, Yeah!, even hosting, creates the playing field upon which your education attempts can be made.
I would like to say vocabulary is so important. Children are on to you immediatly if you talk down to them, however, if you speak over their head they will also write you off. Start with a 'high 5', go for 'knuckles', the next level and so on. The rapore that you have developed at this point will become a relationship to maintain.
Art, the passion in which creates who you are through what you see. Defines you for others to enjoy. This joy is the smile on a childs face when you say 'that a boy', for picking the right colors. Vocabulary is gained when an understanding of 'nice blend' happens. Idaho, you gotta have Art.
Dennis Brobeck On The Edge~

Good morning!

I just wanted to share another piece I had fun doing this summer. It was an anniversary present for my folks. It is a recycled bench they had given new life with a coat of paint. I think it's a Happy Chair! Well I'm painting today so better get to it. I have not figured out how to comment back to your comments but thank you for them and Yes Sheila we must talk. Thanks, Donna

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The **CRAZY** Chair!!

Hey I had so much fun making the seat for the preceeding chair I thought I would expand on it and paint a whole chair into a crazy quilt. Once I got started it was like, Oh My... but am having fun with it. There will be more to come as it's just getting started. Oh and I was asked if I am going to do the Rocker in the title photo and the answer is Yes so thanks for asking & thank you for the comments yesterday, I'm feeling the love!! Donna

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Latest Chair


As you will soon be able to tell I love to paint. Right now it's chairs but it may evolve to something else later, who knows! I have ideas floating through my head all the time. This one is my latest. The seat is a crazy quilt design. It's a fun chair. Your comments are always appreciated.
Thanks, Donna