Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Long Live the Queen

The time is drawing closer for the Artistic Halloween Queen's big October Giveaway.  You can enter to be a queen for a day and win prizes throughout the month of October - a prize a day for 31 days.  I'll post more details soon.
Meanwhile, here's my little pumpkin queen make-do for the give-away.  She started as an old metal soap/lotion dispenser.  She's basically complete now, though I may yet add a cloak and a few more jewels, depending on time and availability. 

(You can see her in progress in my previous blogs.)

Now what I need to work on are my photography skills - or lack thereof. :)  Any tips to get better photos?  I've read to take them outside, but I had to send this one in last night to the Queenly organizers, so daylight was out. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Oh, Mr. Darcy!

Carolee Clark recently blogged on Creating the Hive about boosting creativity, and somehow the mention of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy (in the famous, drool-worthy wet shirt scene) came up.  (Doesn't it always?) :)

So...here... just because.... :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

CSI Chicago: Special Cat Edition

Eyewitness statement from Rebecca Sterling:

I was in the kitchen getting some water and Macy the Cat walked in. I looked down and saw her ears bleeding profusely. Alarmed, I picked her up to see what happened and noticed it was paint and not blood. I ran into the dining room where I saw that they'd knocked over several things on the table, including a big bottle of red paint, which had spilled all over the chair and floor.

I had to hurry and clean up the paint before it dried, so I couldn't get a picture of it. Then I noticed red paw prints all over the hallway, so I grabbed Macy and washed her paws in the kitchen sink. I tried to get her ears clean, but it wouldn't all come off.



When I returned to the hall to see where else she had walked, I saw red prints on the white living room carpet.

When I went to clean that up, Macy took advantage of the opportunity to attack the garbage.

Frisky was nearby watching the whole thing, but refused to comment other than, "I didn't do it."
Frisky maintains that she had nothing to do with the crime and that all evidence which would suggest otherwise is clearly circumstantial.   

Families of the victims are asking jurors for the maximum penalty of imprisonment during crafting days, since evidence has show Macy to be a hardened criminal incapable of rehabilitation.  Macy's attorney maintains that a thorough investigation will prove she was framed, and that Frisky actually committed the crimes in question.