A Piece Of Me...

I was born in the second half of the 1900’s, possibly descended of "Scottish Tinkers" (still finding this), Tetched with Megalomania, Decidedly Hetro and an emerging Crone!

Winter, Blue, Spiritual, Empathic, Artist, Artisan, Wordist, Herbalist and a Stone Caster!

Now then, for good measure I’ll throw in ADD, Bi-Polar, OCD and a bit plain ole NUTZ….. J I refer to this as having numerous "Cats In My Attic", which means I still have control...otherwise they would just be "Bats In My Belfry"! : )

Most of my time, these days, is spent dealing with a semi-bizarre condition, "Arachnoiditis w/Myoclonic Dystonia"! Such is life after a fairly severe (ACDF C4-7) spinal incident. I am so grateful to no longer be paralyzed after successful surgery, that I try not to whine about the “Chump Change”! I’m sure any Quadriplegic out there would gladly accept the sacrifice for the freedom of Mobility!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Out In The Country...Well Cottonwood Anyway!

We made it out to the "Opening" of the new Cottonwood Farmers Market! We had a good time and was again happy to see some of our favorites out entertaining and encouraging community involvement!  Hoorah and huge kudos go out to 'Still Married", "Pine Dogs" and the "Cactus and the Rose" for consistently providing such fine music and entertaining family fun!

Then we went for a drive and happened on a really cool old cemetery, what an awesome way to stroll through a lovely sunset and contemplate the history and memories that lay all around us!  I took some great pictures, but alas, my poor computer will be unable to participate at this time!  I am out of memory!  I'm working on it!  Solving the problem, not the computer! HAHAHA!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Showed Up Late For Show Case At Little Filly's!

Once again I got my wires crossed and SNAFU'd my way into a MisTake!  I walked up just in time to see my FAVS "Still Married" packing there gear in the car!  Oh Man!  WHAT? Yup...seems I was flying by the seat of my pants and dam....BUT anyway was not too terrible, I did get to stay for a couple of artists sets!  I didn't plan on staying too long and had to high tail it home with a pizza!

Was great to listen to a fun and entertaining set from Michael Gaither while enjoying my own slice as well.  He is a very talented songster, I hear he will be at the Post Office with Jim Dyer this Friday too!  Make sure you check out Michael's podcast, The not-for-musicians-only music podcast!  People don't know it yet, but Podcasting is the way of the future!  It willl be all about PODS!  Oh no the Pod-People will get us!  AAcckkkk....

As always, Nick Ciampi was delightful and entertaining!  I didn't get to stay for the "Pine Dogs" performance, but I did get to meet them!  I am going to have to take my autograph book with me and start getting some autographs!  LOL!  I did catch them at the City Hall gig awhile back and they were GREAT!  I look forward to seeing everyone for the next showcase!  Coming up this Friday, April 24th from 3-7, for the Opening of the Cottonwood Farmers Market!  I here it will be a YEAR ROUND market?  Awesome I say!

I always wonder if the establishment knows how benificial it is for them to sponser these types of events, for example, I would never have even known that "Little Filly's" Pizzaria was located where it is if I had not gone looking for the band!  Let alone that they have some KA pizza too!  Went with the Gourmet Veggie, nice, very nice!  Will be back!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Art Hop Aholic!

I was so bent on getting to as many places as I could, I jump started at about 5 p.m. and stopped in at the Infinate Designs!  I was right on time!  Greeted by the lovely Jeanette and Ann, I recieved a wonderful custom etched, keepsake Art Hop Commemorative Wine Glass and with something to put in it to boot!  I have been trying to get to their store for the last 2 Hops and haven't made it yet because I kept running out of time and /or "juice"! 

Wow, what beautiful things they have in store for the hungry eye!  I was amazed at the level of artistic talents spread throughout their inventory!  I found so many different things to look at I lingered way too long!  It would be very easy to buy all your gifts there and never get anyone the same thing!

But, I was there in time to see Howard "Luke" Lucas and Barbara setting up for the "Free Color" demonstration, always fun and so cool for the kids to jump into!  Seems there was a boo-boo in the map, had mis-listed the store, mixed up some numbers on the map, so I hope there was still plenty of people that found it!  Well worth any extra searching for sure!

I did stop by on my way downtown to see the childrens work at the Medical Home Care Professionals, as well as made sure I got by the Riverfront Playhouse's brand spanking new digs to see the Shasta County Womens Refuge representations from the kids.  Some of those pieces really leave you thinking!

KIXE over on Market was having a good time too!  I could not get out and walk so I only got to do a drive by, but I saw a lot of people going in and out!  Music was playing in the streets out at the Vintage and I could hardly get into Pacific West Graphics!  Ohh La La, I believe that Troy and Adam have really started something here!  Thank you so much Hawkman Studios!

I did manage to get up to the loft at one of my favs, Carnegie's, and see some really cool and interesting Ink Block Prints done by a young fellow named Eli Heleniak.  I was struck by it's understatement and could see he has an critical eye!

I finished off the evening stopping by the North Valley Art League and as always was enthralled by the artwork!  What can I say, they always have such fine work there!  I cannot stress enough to people that they should drop by there often, just to see whats new!  Thank you League Volunteers, for such a nice spread of goodies as well as open smiling faces to greet the visitors!  The League members should be proud and grateful for all you do and such fine representation as well!