actually, this is the postcard I made that I will be sending out - it was going to be the bird image for a fatbook page I'm supposed to be working on, and it was done in blue - but i changed my mind. So I reworked it into this - it's all digital - my nephews eyes, my hand.
Other than this- I haven't done anything the last few days. My DH and I both had a flu - or maybe it was sinus - and it has been raining and raining. Yesterday the rain stopped, so we had to take advantage of the good weather - and we mowed the lawns- all 5 acres! DH bought a new tractor, so he had a good time trying it out and learning to manuever it.
I bought some photo polymer plates (called PPP's) and I am dying to try them out, but I just can't get my butt into the shop to work on anything. They are usually used in printing, but they can also be used to make fine molds (with photos, words, etc) to use with precious metal clay. I want to try it before my friend Joanne comes to visit so that we can play with the process together. I belong to a group called metal clay, and this process is the challenge of the month.
what else? hmmmm..... A friend of mine wrote a book- "16XMOM" - about her family, their history and growing up in San Jose. It is not published yet, but i really enjoyed reading it - it brought back such memories!
I need to send her my thoughts about it NOW - but i am such a procrastinator!
I am also reading a book called "The Devil in the White City" written by Erik Larsen, about the 1893 Chicago world's fair and a serial killer, (much worse than Jack the Ripper) who was in Chicago at the time of the fair. Incredible history and really interesting...it's based on fact.
On a sadder note - I got a lovely card from Leigh Mitchell, wife of Ron Mitchell, who was my mentor and my friend. Ron passed away in December from cancer. She was writing to tell me that a large group of LA friends are having a rememberance for him in Burbank next weekend. I am very saddened to have to miss it. I met Ron on "Doogie Howser, MD" where I was the 2nd AD. He encouraged me and promoted me to 1st AD, and would have made me a Production Manager, like himself - except I didn't want to do it! I worked with him on and off over the years on many projects - and my children grew up knowing him and playing on TV sets. One day I found my boys running around the production office, squirting the office staff with squirt guns, ducking behind the furniture and causing general chaos. I started to reprimand them, and up from behind a desk pops Ron, "Uncle Ron" as everyone called him, leading the water fight!
I will truly miss him, he was a rare and wonderful human being.