Sunday, April 30, 2006


Finally! I'm baaaaack selling on eBay! Just click onto my Ebay link to seeeeeeee whazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzuuuuupppppppppppp!!!


YOU can seeeeeeeeeeeeeee what I've been up to!!! I COPIED MONET's "Madame Monet and Child in a Garden" and Edgar Degas "Two Dancers in blue costumes" You can check these out at Cro's Stuff too! Let's say I tried!!! LOL

Saturday, April 29, 2006


tHis is an ART PIECE digitaltizzzzed! It LOOKS like She is drooling for some more ART! LOL

GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER this afternoon?

Are'nt they BEAUTY FULL?!!!


If YOU have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, April 27, 2006


iT is another HALLELUJAH!!! day! but am I ever pooped??? My dad got home today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is walking and talking and eating chocolates like there is no tomorrow as I left them a little while ago!!!!He's already fallen once already, but not hard thank God! I think he is just sooooooooo excited to be home he wants to do everything at once! His main goal now is to tune up his fiddle and play it once again after how many years, I've forgotten!!!His little dog was sure tickled to seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee him again! I was reading about BOho's brother-in-laws doggie on her Blog too, dad found this dog by a dump!!! and he had a funnel like piece on his head where someone had done it for a cruel joke but never came back for him! Dad luckily was out driving his truck and a woman that lived near-by had a time catching this pup but finally did and then dad said, "now, what will we do with him? Now what? and the woman said, "Put him in your truck!" sooooo dad did and he has been such a good companion for mom and dad! Boy, I could go for a cat nap though right about NOW! This is a reject eBay collage I did in 2005 I think!** *It is titled, "Cat Nap!" I was gonna try and take a better pic but it's just not in me this evening! maybe later! Hope YOU are having a SWEET day! xoxooxoooxo

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


well, here she is, notice the cool background(the man hole cover, but NOW a cool turquoise! it just happened!!!! My color ink is just about drip dry but the colors that are left + printing out on a yellowish-tannish piece of cardstock)+ my gift from Vicki(the happily ever after stamp! thanks! again dear girly, you will get a free print whenever i get back out to the copy place! sigh******and the rose! LOL the butterfly is from Somerset's clip art!!!


this collage says "happiness" on the hat and on her arm it reads "You should own at least one table you can dance on" *****I could dance on a table, I am soooooooooo light hearted today!!! Hope you are too!!! OOOOOOOO, before I forget, notice on my links, I have a new link=Cro Stuff! I made my art for my banner on this Blog too, but Thanks!!!! to Misty, I have a banner***** I don't know how to get the dumb banner on!!! Phew

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


my little calendar booklet for today has a Psalms verse;34;15 For the eyes of the Lord are intently watching all who live good lives, and he gives attention when they cry to him
kIND words produce their own beautiful image in man's soul. Everyone knows the pleasure of receiving a kind look, a warm greeting, a hand held out in time of need. And such gestures can be made at so little expense, yet they bring such dividends to the investor.
The War Cry
I've been trying to really listen and hear God's whisperings! this week and I was just browsing my little Missalette from church which is a worship resource booklet and what do I turn to?????!!!!!! It's a little song, "if today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." taken from a verse in the Bible. Psalm 95;6O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker***7;For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,***8; Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness
My confession today to YOU is I hardened my heart! My son was going to cut the grass sooooooooo before he did, I wanted to pick as many violets as I could before he cut them all to smitherines! I LOVE violets and thought too, I would put some inbetween some book pages for my art, I don't think I've ever tried violets! but a whispering in the wind and a thought came into my head, why not take some violets over to your neighbor VIOLET???!!! I didn't go today but hopefully I will tomorrow!! but maybe she needed some violets today! sooooooo I was looking over some of my old art and here was this collage i made and it has a wonderful fitting message for todays Blah, Blah Blogging! "Don't stifle your Spirit!" Let it be a Sweet Surrender!

Monday, April 24, 2006


JANUARY 23, 1965*APRIL 24,2005 ***CHERISH YOUR FRIENDS***LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU WHILE THEY ARE STILL LIVING!***ROMANS 8;38 ***For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39***nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Jesus our Lord. and the verse I also turned to, today is Romans 8;27***And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered......I remember the dead and pray for them very often because they are living in my heart and have known them, makes my heart beat that much stronger! Susie!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! She was sooooooo Glad to be able to go to Mexico and swim with this sweet fellow! She said it was a BLESSING because she didn't feel all that well, but she felt this was indeed a gift from God! She is a gift from God! May God Bless her husband Kevin today as he was her great LOVE and May God Bless Susie as she was and is his great LOVE........thinking of you both today, love and prayers for you both! I hope this post gives Susie a little giggle! Her giggle was one of her trademarks, soooo much JOY in it! It brought comfort and she comforted many people!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

i sold an altered book back in 2005 and in it was a poem that i had written probably back in 2004, who knows?(until I find my poetry notebook)for my SWEEEEEEEEET friend Vicki! I put it in there thinking maybe one day it will be seen by her someplace sometime, who knows what will become of that altered book?!!?? Life is like that, sometimes it will SURPRISE you!!! Here it is;

SHE'S like a
fairy godmother
a fresh drop of rain
Inspiring me
Coaxing me on
Everytime I see
her name
it thrills me
to think she
thinks of me too!
for Vicki Hodge Cro


Don't you just LOVE it when you get mail from your friends!!! Loookie what my sweet Baked Spud Vicki sent me! A turquoise gerber daisy Corsage pin(Yes!!!I will wear it soon!), a beauty full butterfly tin with a turquoise candle in it!!!!, sweet lil rose note cards(look for that rose to be in my art!shhhh!)turquoise bath salts, a "happily ever after" stamp(how cool is that? While I was at the "happily ever after"themed bridal shower,I was receiving a "happily ever after" stamp(Now that is in sync!!!)and beautiful sweet homemade wine charms with our initials!!!I'll DRINK to that!!! LOL Thanks! a BUNCH HONEYBUNCH!XOOXOXOXXOOXXOXOXOXO
"happiness is but a love sent package from a friend away" you know what I mean!!! LOL


I was just looking to seeeeeeeeeeeeeee what INSPIRE ME THURSDAY was for this week, my memory is soooo baaad! but I am LUCKY! Here is what I saw today as my hubby and I took our first Spring walk together and I thought this was soooooooooooo cool! Now, I can use it for this week's art! It's just an every day man hole cover in the street! but isn't it artfully COOL?

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Blogging is nice because it lets you keep like a diary of your comings and goings! Today was Erica's Bridal Shower! She is my second cousin. She is one of those babies! LOL Back in the summer of 1983 and almost spring of 1984 in our family we had a lot of babies! I didn't want any of my cousins to leave me behind soooooo I joined them! I can't believe all of these babies are 22 now! One is 23. There is Andrew, , Matthew, Erica, my Mario and Jennifer! They all went to school together. Erica had a fairy tale theme going on today, there's Jenny(Bridesmaid banner) Erica in the middle(Bride to Be banner) and Erica's sister Desirae(MaiD of Honor banner) It was sooooooo much fun for mom and I to get out like this once again to have some girly fun!

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I took a walk and here she is, she has become a flower herself!!! LOL
GUESSSSSSSSSSSSS W hatttttttt?!!!! Mom told me this afternoon she is gonna SPRING dad out of that personal Nursing Home!!! By my husband's or daughter's birthday which is May 3&4, he will be HOME!!!!!!!! He has come soooooooo far!!!! He is walking now!!! and talking!!!!!!!!!! I am on CLOUD#9!!!! Thank You for all the prayers and well wishes!!! Please keep them coming soooooo this can become a reality!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Here it is!!!!!!!!! One of my most prized possessions! One of the 5 things I would NOT ever positively get rid of!!! Back before my birthday that was to come in November, I sent Misty Mawn (isn't SHE lovely? Was Stevie Wonder singing about her?I got to meet Misty up at her beach last year!!!)an email to ask if I could commission a painting from her for my birthday!!! This is what I truly wanted for my birthday, I'm soooooooooo old, I don't need much anything else you know, but a Misty painting, come on!!! That is the MOST wanted and craved thing a gal could wish for! All I told her was I wanted it to be turquoisey, have crows in it and a bluebird and two women friends, her and me!!!!(not much pressure was it??!!! Phew! but MISTY pulled it off with flying colors!!!) and this is IT!!!! It is JOY, it is soooooooooooooo PRETTY,sooooooooWONDER*FULL, sooooooooooBEAUTY* FULL, soooooooooooooooo MISTY!!! I was gonna wait and post it for my birthday but that is clear up ahead in November and I had a request soooooooooooooooooooo Here IT is!!!! iT makes me want to cry some more!!!LOL(happy tears!)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


If I had 5 minutes to myself=talk myself into some jumping jacks $$$$$ =a weird new drink at the Dairy Mart and a DR. Pepper for Gina ******5 things to get rid of=old clothes,old mail, old magazines, my excess weight!,old gummy bears *****5 things to positively hold onto= my hubby Jerry, Misty's painting I had commissioned for my birthday!, this computer, paints&glue,scissors for collages , and the TV soooooo I can watch "The Amazing Race"******* 5 words I love=#1.LOVE******* #2.Forgiveness *******#3.prayer*******#4.JESUS*******#5.Jerry*******I TAG the first five lurkers!!! or commenters whichever comes first! I do have lurkers at least don't I???? LOL


They say tears cleanse the soul, well, I neeeeeed that!!! i am being self indulgent and I am being sad and like I painted I am wearing it well!

The little calendar book reads today; SELDOM can the heart be lonely,
If it seeks a lonelier still,
Self-forgetting, seeking only
Emptier cups of love to fill. (Isn't that pretty and very fitting for today! for me!) written by Frances Havergal

Monday, April 17, 2006


these were made Saturday and as you can seeeeeeeeeeeee, evening shadows started to creep in, my Easter bread and no-one to share it with! Everyone was busy or under the weather sooooo it ended up just Jerry and I for Easter dinner! Kind of cozy but bittersweet! Jerry and I visited dad at the nursing home around 5pm. All he wanted was a pepsi!!! and of course to COME HOME! Time will tell, we are all praying and hoping! How was your EASTER???
In the evening though, my children, Damon, Gina, Mario came over with their sweethearts, Natalie, Kelly, and Gina's (she thought was her) friend but now is an X or a big O(zero) and Andrea, one of Gina's real friends and who I call my little girl brought her little doggie Brady over! We sat on the back porch, drinking coffee, colas, and wine, eating cream puffs! Everyone was sooooooooo full from their dinners! Gina brought me a pretty hanging basket of flowers, Mario and Kelly brought me an Easter basket full of goodies(jelly beans, pretty tea towels and pot holders, lotions, glitter eggs filled with candies and a lottery ticket!LOLNo, I didn't win but it was Fun scratching it off this morning to seeeeeeeeee if I had won, I didn't even know this was in that basket til' today!) Damon and Natalie brought two big chocolate peanut butter eggs!!!mmmmmmm! Thank YOU all!!! It was soooooooooooooo SWEET!!!! of you!!!!!!!
My little calendar book today says; A SMILE costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever! (anonymous) I know Dad's smiles are more precious to me! Hope YOU all had a Blessed Easter and have a Blessed week!
And SMILE!!!!!!!!!! xooxoxooox

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Yesssssssss! I found my SPRING homemade patchwork quilt curtains!!! Gonna try and get my kitchen curtains up!!! and my livingroom curtains! too!!! Phew! There's soooooooooo much to do before Easter Sunday! I think I'm going to have a little Easter Dinner out on my porch!!! but is it supposed to rain???? Oh well, my one porch has a roof soooooooooo we will seeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I am getting Excited! I just wish my poor dad could come!!! but we take him to the VA hospital tomorrow for a check-up, I hope it is a good one!!! We are striving to bring him home in May!!!! I got to seeeeeeeeee Dr. Phil yesterday and Phil Goegan was on!!!! He is the HOST of the Amazing Race!!! That is a dream of mine, to be on this wonderful show!!!! Have you got a pass port Vicki??? LOL She has agreed to go on with me!!! He has written a book, has anyone read it??? He was asking if you only had a week to live what is it that you would regret not doing???!!!! My message today is "WAKE UP!!!!" before it is too late!!! Do everything you can NOW! if you have the time and $$$$$$$$$$$$!!! It is soooooooooooooooo pretty in West Virginia today!!! Hope you have a pretty day too! love to love you, XOXOXXO Cinda

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


the six legged horse! I could have used an extra set of legs Sunday evening and Monday!!!! This photo was in our paper, "A LOOK back in Time" Someone had had a six legged horse not too far from where we live!Phew! Mom called me around 4:30 pm Sunday and said she was going to go to the ER! She said she didn't feel very good and her blood pressure was all wacked! soooooooo Jerry and I met her there at the ER! What a ZOO! It was sooooooooooo crowded mom had to stay in the ER examining room all night! Gina and I left around midnight! Mom was feeling a lot of pressure around her heart and chest and the tests didn't show much, but her Dr. prescribed nitro glycerin and she did find out she was very low in Potassium, also we think stress is doing a # on her! Phew! sooooooo Monday, I was at the nursing home seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeing dad and then to the hospital to seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee mom and thank goodness! she was discharged Monday evening! Dad has improved somewhat, we hope he gets to come home by May! I've been running every day to hospitals and nursing homes since March 13 sooooooo I don't have any spring clothes out yet!!! UG! Wish me Luck in finding the totes that they are in! Some are still hanging in closets, I wish I had more closet room, I would keep them all hanging year round! I don't have that many clothes, my closets are scarce in this house, that's why I would love to move to a bigger roomed house with lots of closet space but where, we have peace here sooooooooooooooo

Sunday, April 09, 2006


St. John 12 ;12 says,*** On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem 13:***Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried Hosanna;Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14:*** And when Jesus had found a young ass, sat thereon: as it is written
Have you seen the movie, "The Passion"?!!! One of my favorite scenes in it is the little donkey ears trotting along the path of palm branches!(in the pic is a palm, our church gives them out every Palm Sunday!) carrying it's Blessed cargo, Jesus! As you enter Holy Week, I will be praying for you! Happy Palm Sunday!I hope you are praying for me too! Much LOVE and many prayers, Cinda


Phew! It WAS like pulling teeth! I couldn't create a flow of creating, it was very hard this week-end but I finally did create some art, FINALLY!!! notice the FAT robin the bunny is holding! I think she is REJOICING SPRINGTIME!!!! and the little doggie is just content to be sleeping on the bunny's skirt! LOL and it reads "Big Love" Let's all have BIG LOVE!!!! Yessssssssssss!!!


Gina and I took Grandma Garnet's Easter basket early soooooo she could enJOY it more! Grandma Garnet is 98! That pink bunny at the base of the Easter Bucket is a cute little neck pillow! She loved everything! The little lamb sings an Easter Bonnet song too! Tee Hee

Friday, April 07, 2006


Why shouldst thou fill today with sorrow
About tomorrow, My heart?
God watcheth all with care most true;
Doubt not that he will give thee too,
Thy part.**** by Paul Fleming
that's today's saying in this sweet little calendar booklet I got for a birthday gift from a dear friend, Glenna in 1998! It fits the bill today, well, this morning was rainy and I was sad, longing and mourning my youth! I think because my dad is probably doing the same, that's what he told his grandkids when they visited him yesterday with me "Don't get old" When I get sad like this and no-one can take it away, I turn to God! and his Bible!
I turned to Philippians If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2** Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind 3*** Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory;but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves4****Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others5*****Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus
and in Phillippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the LORD Jesus Christ (I sometimes forget this, our prayers are our conversation and they are to God sooooooo a part of us is already up in heaven, our conversations!!!!)
and then to Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me
and verse 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest and then I turned to one of my FAVORITE verses, Isaiah 55:12 FOR YE SHALL GO OUT WITH JOY, AND BE LED FORTH WITH PEACE; THE MOUNTAINS AND THE HILLS SHALL BREAK FOIRTH BEFORE YOU INTO SINGING, AND ALL THE TREES OF THE FIELD SHALL CLAP THIEIR HANDS!Isn't that
pretty??? ReaD all of Isaiah, chapter 55! soooooo SWEET!
My GOD has done it again! He has comforted me! Let him COMFORT YOU!!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006







PS.***this old stained glass hangs from my kitchen window! I LOVE stained glass!!!and I Loved it because it held a Queen Anne's Lace, bought it off of Ebay years ago!My very first purchase off of eBay was a stained glass hanging, I'll have to post it too some day!

Send me your address and I will send you an April Happy Card!!!My email is Hope to hear from you! In the meantime, Go look for a robin!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


"Hop to It!"
a donkey
and a bunny
friends so funky
isn't life funny?

out in the field or meadow
right now is a donkey
and a bunny, friendly fellow
sharing their life so worry free

take their advice
Hop to It! says the bunny
and the fuzzy wuzzy donkey says Heeeee Hawwwwwwww loud and nice!
Go ahead, Heeeeeeeeee Hawwwwww! it will be funny!
Gina and I after visiting dad went shopping just to one store, no two, the dollar general where I found the funny donkey, you press him and he makes this funny irritating noice like a heeeeee hawwww and the bunny we found in another store called Big Lots! They have alot of different things! I got the bunny for my grandma Garnet who is 98 along with some other odds and ends and the donkey is for a dear friend who loves horses and donkeys!!! I can't wait to seeeeeeeeee how they will like them!!! Heeeeeeeeeeeee Hawwwwwwwww!!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Violets and Sunshine
go together like rainbows and rain*** Violets, one of my most favorite flowers***Violets greet me like an old friend***Violets, along with crocus's, daffodils seem to announce Spring!!!****You start to think of them and the sun shines and there they are!!!*** peeking out at you, *****surprising you every time!!!*** Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Violets!!! ****Has anyone made this exquisite tiny little giant of a flower*** a perfume??!!!

Monday, April 03, 2006


Talk about a time consuming task!!! Clean out your refrigerator!!!! I'm not even done!!! I have the side shelves to do!!! sticky syruppy, pop can stained shelves!!! Eck! Hey Vickster! Notice the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale??? I have 2(out of 12) left from my November 11 birthday!!! LOL I drank one as I cleaned and notice I can't get the orange drawer back on track!!! LOL ***I hate that! and it's not because I am drunk!!! Don't you love to seeeeeeeeeeee the inside of people's fridges??? What mysteries are in there, what in the world do they eat and drink??? We always have a gallon of orange juice and that pitcher of tea and cranberry juice to mix with the tea!!!! Ahhhhhhh! I love yogurt and jellos!!! My oldest son has to have cheese, cheese, and more cheese altho I love cheese too!
well the ARTFEST gals and guys are back!!! I can't wait to read their Blogs and seeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the pics!!!
we had a tornado watch til 5pm, thank God it didn't do much, just misty rained and the wind kicked up a lot!!! Now, the crows ARE going nuts because I dumped stuff from the fridge upon the hill, there's alot of yummy strawberrys, noodles and even older bread!!! I just tried taking a pic of a big blue jay but he saw me and flew higher out of my view! Wish I could get the crows!!!How was your Monday??????!!! Hope it was somewhat eventful!!! Vicki! I never painted but at least I thought of painting!!! Wish me LUCK in getting a pic of those ornery smart crows!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Ahhhhhhh! That sounds good doesn't it??!!! Renew my mind! This verse comes from the Bible, in Romans 12;2, And be not conformed to this world : but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God, then going down to verse 12; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation;continuing instant in prayer
hmmmmmmm like instant mashed potatoes, have some instant prayers!!! That sounds sweet doesn't it??? I hope people seeeeeeeee me as a walking prayer some day! Do you pray different times of the day!? I pray mostly at night time before I go to sleep but here lately, I have been praying at different times of the day, even while waiting for my ride to go seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dad i walk, walk and walk, reciting prayers like a monk!!! I have prayed for you! Now, I seeeeeeeeeeeeee on the news science is trying to say prayer doesn't help you get better! I never cared for science in high school and I don't appreciate this data! I never did get to hear the full report but they don't believe in anything they can't seeeeeeeeee! Did they ever hear of faith??? well, EVERYONE!!! I'm going to go renew my mind, I might even paint today! My dad is having a good day today, the dr. said he would have bad days and good days! Don't we all??!!!

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Happy birthday Misty!!! & Monkey! If you are wondering where Misty Mawn has been, she is at Artfest! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTY! She left home 29 and comes home 30! I painted a little painting for her and got it to her before she left! Melanie and Misty, Have a SAFE trip back!!! These gals are the INSPIRE ME THURSDAY gals! Misty, i want to know everything!!!! you did!!!!Did you get homesick??????!!!!
Monkey is Matthew Brown, a friend of our family! He is 23 today!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONKEY!!!ANY OTHER APRIL 1 BABES???