That Jolie Girl Crafts

Crafting a better life


For the Love of Painting

For the Love of Painting


Posted on Jun 22, 2005

I would truly love to be a painter.  It’s one of those talents I wish I was born with, the ability to draw.  Well, most of all I wish I could sing and dance.  My dream job would be playing Maggie in A Chorus Line.  Reality tells me that I should stick to singing in the shower and dancing alone in a room big enough that I won’t hurt myself…but I digress.  The above picture is of my living...

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Wire Man

Wire Man


Posted on Jun 21, 2005

It’s been a long couple of weeks filled with good times and bad.  I figured it was time to jump off my personal saga and get back into the crafts.  That’s really what I’m here for.  I visited my husband at his work a couple of weeks ago.  He was working on a Saturday and I was running errands.  I noticed this little guy in his cubicle.  I made this for my husband a couple of years...

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Wacky Weather

Wacky Weather


Posted on Jun 20, 2005

We had a wild storm last night.  The weather forecast called for rain all weekend long.  Of course, it was sunny and beautiful both Saturday and Sunday.  About 7pm, we got severe thunderstorm warning for several close by counties.  We thought nothing of it because we are used to the rain in Portland. My husband and I were watching a movie while outside kept getting brighter and brighter.  It was so...

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Anniversary

Anniversary


Posted on Jun 17, 2005

Today is my 5th year wedding anniversary.  I’ve actually been with my husband for 12 years now.  We took our sweet time getting married.  Our family had given up hope after 7 years.  Then I decided that it would be great to have a big party just for ourselves, it didn’t hurt that if we got married, I would be entitled to his free health care.  We did the whole thing ourselves.  We got married...

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Ode to Kris Kristofferson

Ode to Kris Kristofferson


Posted on Jun 16, 2005

My Grandma died this past week.  She lived a very full and vibrant life.  This is her on the left with her three sisters.  Exactly one week before she died; my sister, niece and I went to Bend to visit with her.  I hadn’t seen her since she moved into assisted living.  So the Grandma I saw in the hospital was a mere shadow of her former self.  We visited with my mom and uncle who had been with her...

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Moonlight Valentino

Moonlight Valentino


Posted on Jun 13, 2005

This picture was taken up at Crater Lake two summers ago.  My cousin was visiting from Korea which gave us the excuse to stay at the Crater Lake Lodge.  Amazing!  If you ever get the chance to go to Crater lake, do.  It’s so beautiful.  I will post other pictures from the trip someday. My cousin, husband, and I were walking after dinner in the dark.  We started playing around with the digital...

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Fused Glass Class #4

Fused Glass Class #4


Posted on Jun 9, 2005

My last fused class was on slumping.  I didn’t think that I would like slumping all that much.  Well, I love it.  It’s so much fun and a lot easier than it looks. Slumping is when you create a form for the glass to melt into and slump.  It’s how people make bowls and really anything that isn’t flat.  We used fiber paper build up a frame for the outside of the object.  For me that...

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Stopping to Breathe

Stopping to Breathe


Posted on Jun 8, 2005

This week has been so hectic for me.  I’m feeling really run down.  There isn’t a direct reason for this.  It’s just been a hard week.  So I thought I would put up a picture of my other Buddha.  This one I bought in China two years ago.  I visited my cousin in Korea and we took a side trip to China together.  What an amazing experience.  I climbed the Great Wall of China (All...

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Juniper Trees

Juniper Trees


Posted on Jun 6, 2005

I was lucky enough to spend the first 12 years of my life in Redmond, Oregon.  Most of those years were spent out of town in the country.  It was a trek to our nearest neighbors and my sister and I would take turns turning the antenna so we could watch the one TV channel we received.  We had the freedom to roam the land until dusk.  It’s a freedom children don’t get today, especially in the city. ...

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What’s Your Secret?

What’s Your Secret?


Posted on Jun 3, 2005

My cousin sent me this link to PostSecret.  People mail in a postcard containing a secret about themselves.  Some of them are pretty funny, but mostly they are heart wrenching and poignant.  This is such a great idea to get people to artistically showcase their pain.  It has to help with the healing process.  People realize that they aren’t alone.  It makes me want to mail in a secret, but I...

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