This is what I came outside to find Sunday afternoon. My poor old uninsured car. One tire was also flat. Spent all day Monday, in the rain, calling around and running around. Had to have AAA come to put on my spare which was almost flat and the AAA guy's compressor had been stolen so he didn't have any air for my spare. So I had to drive at 15 MPH down to the corner gas station about a mile away and their air hose was missing. Had to limp across the street to another gas station and got air. Drove down to Big O tires where I found a set of used tires for $72.10, I needed the other front tire anyway. Rain coming in my rear window the entire time. Waited around for the tires to be changed and drove home in the rain again. I called a bunch of window glass places and boy does the price vary, from $170 for a used window to over $400. What a rip off. The window guy I found said to come at 1:00 so waited until then and went and got a rear window for $190, driving in the rain again. At least the window guy vaccumed up all the glass from inside my car, or most of it anyway, there is still some on the floor in the front and under my windshield wipers of all things.
Tuesday, got my fat book pages mailed off. It was hard to let them go.


Well I did it! I finished all my fatbook pages for ArtFest. I joined both books, 58 pages each, I did 116 pages, all originals, not copied. Actually, I thought I was nuts to attempt it but it was fine. When I got on a roll it was fun. I used double sided 12 x 12 scrapbook paper cardstock so I would have to paint any background or glue anything to blank cardstock. It's all just collage, no painting or stamping. Considering I've only ever done about 4-5 pages before with my art group I'm very pleased with them. I used all family pictures, 4 different ones, one of my mother when she was about 12 and very beautiful, one of both of my parents in approx. the 1940's, one of my brother in approx. 1930's and one of my friend's mother in law when she was a little girl. I worked about 2 full days on them and a few blocks of about 4 hours each. It was fun and not as tedious as I thought it would be. I would say I was stopping and putting my stuff away and then would start cutting and gluing again. I scanned some and took pictures as it's going to be hard to give them up and mail them off. I couldn't give some up so ended up having to make more so I could keep a few for me.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! January 1, 2008

The traditional scratching of lottery tickets at the Hanagans.

Guess I better get with it and post something. I've been madly working on my fatbook pages for the ArtFest Fatbook. I chose to participate in both books, 58 pages each, what the hell was I thinking. I also chose to do all original pages instead of color copies, again, what the hell was I thinking. Anyway, after only a limited amount of time working on them I am actually almost done. I've got 3/4's of them done except for the backs although I have the picture and wording already done and copied for the back. Just need to cut them out and stick them on and finish up the last 16 4x4's. All the photos are copied so not much work to do, just compose. I used all family photos, 4 different ones, so no clip art that you see over and over on everyone's work. I was trying to resist but I did put wings on a couple of people, but no one has a pointy hat - yet!! Control yourself. I'll take pictures before I send them off to the coordinator.

Had Christmas Eve at Irma and Johns and had Christmas at my house with my cousin and her two "kids" (both in their 50's).

My Cousins Thais, Denny and Tom

My fireplace and Santa collection