Monday, January 30, 2012

Things that I think about while driving 75 mph

Sometimes it's easy to get lost in one's own perspective. My life is so busy, I'm so stressed, I'm overworked, these people drive like idiots, and on and on. Not saying that about my self, except the driving thing and I'm pretty sure that the other drivers think that I'm the idiot too.

So, where were we? Well when I'm driving and sometimes getting down on myself, life, and things I think about the world. I think that in this huge world on this tiny planet many things are going on that have nothing to do with me but happen just the same. Now babies are being born, thousands. Someone is dying, actually thousands. Someone decided today just now that they didn't want to live any more and took the situation into their own hands. That is sad, there is always someone that cares! Now there are people making babies, leaving work, getting high, getting drunk, waking up, sleeping, eating, cooking, planting something, and there are people making plans that you and I might not agree with. With billions of people on this planet you can be assured that no matter what you are feeling and myself included, you are not alone.

 I think about these things and more sometimes and it makes me feel small and insignificant, I am but one person. But my life's struggles, hardships, and joys are a tiny part of this thing we call life. Thinking about these things help me to stop the pity party, chill out, and realize that it's a lot more than about me.

But I probably should paying more attention while I drive, actually I do. I know how quickly things can change. And now for cute dog pictures!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The beginning of the year is a time to reflect on what worked last year and what I want to improve this year. There are a lot of things that I want to improve. I have struggled financially all last year and only through the grace, support, and help of my parents have I made it to where I am today. I walked away from a marriage with not much, a divorce saddled me with a large debt, not being able to find steady employment has added to that. I am hoping this year that I will improve my art work and sales of said artwork. I was at a meeting with other artists the other night and the gallery owners were discussing what worked and what did not work. I need to sit down and figure some of those things out for my self because I need to move on and up. :-)

So, of course what did I do today? Went to another salvage yard and got some awesome hubcaps! And a few pics of some of the sights.

56 or 57 Chevy
65 Ford Truck

Salvage Yard

VW and Rambler

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hubcap Clocks

61 Oldsmobile
I've busy lately getting a lot of hubcaps ready for different galleries. I'm up to 3 now and hopefully 4 in the very near future. Inside Out Accessories in Vinings Jubilee, HomeGrown Decatur, and At the Collective in Inman park. The next gallery is in downtown Newnan, GA, it's called Bells Handcrafts, hopefully next week I'll head down there and give them some inventory. Now the garage that I'm going to rent starting in February will let me have a place to do my welding and work on the hubcaps and other clocks. I've got a lot to do. I have requests for some garden art flying pigs, a metal bank, and some more lamps. Time to get busy! 
So what else has been going on? Well, I haven't had a disaster yet but that's a good thing? Life is normalizing and I'm finding my way in Carrollton, GA, wow, it's been a long strange and fun year living in a new/old place. I've changed a lot over this last year, I think and hope for the best though. I don't have a permanent job yet and sometimes don't know if I will again, not that I don't want one, I do, I think that the path and way I'm heading is working for me! It's just different than what I did for the last 15 plus years. Soon I start a program to be a master gardener! I am looking forward to this immensely. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Around town

Things that I saw today.
1 Hawk on a wire, electric wire, perched. Never seen a hawk sitting like that before. I think it was checking out the birds in the field across the street.
A contingent of ducks crossing the road to get from one side of the lake to the other side of the lake, thereby holding up traffic.
Went to walmart found a lot of things made in the USA, mostly socks and undershirts.
Went to the cowboy shop in Roopville, got a new pair of boots. No cowboys were there today.
Got 2 tires for the Scrap Bin's display.
Hawk that landed across the street one day
I got a whole bunch of hubcaps for new clocks. Now to polish them all and drill some holes.
Hopefully will have a 2 new galleries in a few weeks.
Not much to say but thanks for stopping by, check out my etsy site if you would like,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year new beginning

Well, I've made it to a new year, as have many other people. But if you would have asked me a few years ago I probably wouldn't have been very positive about making it to this year. 2011 was a year of change and transformation for me. The change is always going to be there but I've come out of the process stronger and much healthier. I actually look forward to the future, I want to have a tomorrow, and a new life. I have changed much over the last year, and that is a very good thing, I still have a long way to go but now there is light and the tunnel is behind me. Now to get some artwork done and some photos of said artwork. I'll have a new studio to work at in a few weeks, really just a garage at an transmission shop but a real place to create!
Pluto in the Sun