Cutest couple award?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cutest couple award?
Originally uploaded by
Magpie Skinny.

Frankenstein and his bride didn't know what to dress up as for Halloween... heh heh

Happy Halloween you lovely peoples!! :)

Hope everyone is having a fun day and eating some deliciously spooky treats. :)

Magpie @--/-----------

Tomorrow is Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!
Originally uploaded by
Magpie Skinny.

Unfortunately C and I choked on getting Halloween costumes ready so we are going to be Jack and Coke. He's got a Jack t-shirt and I stapled a Coke label to a tee. It's sad cuz we both would like to dress up, but can't seem to be bothered with looking for or working on a costume. Lazy Lazy. :)

I also have yet to carve my pumpkin so I'll have to do that tomorrow night! I'm so behind!

Happy Halloween Eve, all!

Magpie @-/---

Halloween is almost here...

Monday, October 29, 2007

I love candy corns!
Originally uploaded by
Magpie Skinny.

And these two characters love Halloween! And candy corns. :)

C and I have yet to go shopping or do anything for Halloween costumes... So bad. We both like dressing up, but are too lazy to shop/make costumes. :D

What are you going to be for Halloween?

I went to Halloweekends at WOF last weekend with K and her daughter S and friend. I had a fantastic time, riding rides and hanging out with them. They left at 7 to avoid the scary stuff and C and some friends met me there. We went through the Fright Zone and it was pretty creepy. People jumping out at you from everywhere, scary masks, spooky noises. It was too fun. :D Kinda like going to the haunted houses, but you get to ride rollercoasters too. Speaking of, I think I'm becoming a rollercoaster junkie. We rode the Patriot a few times, one of the times sitting in the front. It was amazingly cool. Kinda feels like you're flying!

How was everyone's weekend?? Mine was nice. Went walking in the back 40 and bike riding Sat and Sun, can you believe it? Gotta keep on it, I feel better when I exercise.

I watched Pride and Prejudice (the version with Keira Knightley) again this weekend. I love that movie... I think the acting is fantastic, the scenery, the music... **sigh**

Magpie @--/------

My Halloween Tree

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Halloween Tree
Originally uploaded by Magpie Skinny.

This photo convinces me of one thing.... I must work on my photography skills! :) It doesn't matter how cool I think something is, if I can't take a sweet picture of it, how can I share the SWEETNESS?

I went to breakfast with my octogenarian friend Sammie yesterday. He's such a cool guy and very sweet. He used to work at the same company as me but has since retired. He asked about how everyone was doing. He was bored sitting at home "watching court shows" so he got a job at a school serving lunch.

I hope I have 1/2 the energy Sammie has when I'm 60.

Today started out as a cloudy gloomy day, but has turned out to be really pretty... Sunshiney goodness. Wish I was at home enjoying it. **sigh***

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY C! Many many happy returns. C, my husband (it's still so weird to say that!) is so good to me. I am so lucky. Even when I'm sitting on the floor working on a project and he's poking me in the rear with his feet, I know how lucky I am to have found him. Someone who laughs at my jokes, makes fun of me, tickles me 'til I nearly pee and who listens when I'm sad.... I love you C!

Happy thursday all!

Magpie @-/--------


Monday, October 15, 2007

Originally uploaded by Magpie Skinny.

Could he be any cuter? :)

What a lovely weekend.... Saturday was a gloomy, rainy day until sometime in the afternoon. Perfect for running errands and getting some things done around the house. I made some more clay creations which I'll post some day soon.

We went to see Webb Wilder Saturday night. He put on a great show as usual. What a hoot. :) It was outside and it was a really pretty night, slightly on the cool side, but nice.

C and Magpie exchange:

M: I think it's at 12th and McGee
C: Hey, I'm psychic! I was thinking 12th and Monkey!!
M: What am I thinking right now??
C: ...B*tthole...
M: Ummm hmmm

We watched Wild Hogs last night and it was a cute movie....

And now, back to work on a Monday. :)

Magpie @-/------------


Friday, October 12, 2007

Indiana Mushroom
Originally uploaded by Magpie Skinny.

a poem by Emily Dickinson

The mushroom is the elf of plants,
At evening it is not;
At morning in a truffled hut
It stops upon a spot

As if it tarried always;
And yet its whole career
Is shorter than a snake's delay,
And fleeter than a tare.

'Tis vegetation's juggler,
The germ of alibi;
Doth like a bubble antedate,
And like a bubble hie.

I feel as if the grass were pleased
To have it intermit;
The surreptitious scion
Of summer's circumspect.

Had nature any outcast face,
Could she a son condemn,
Had nature an Iscariot,
That mushroom,--it is him.

Halloween Extravaganza

Halloween Extravaganza
Originally uploaded by
Magpie Skinny.

Here are more of the creations I've been working on lately. I've been on a Fimo'ing binge you might say. :) I think I'm almost ready to go back to painting for a while... We shall see. The guy on the left isn't done yet, he just got baked (heh heh) last night. I think I will paint him and I might add mummy wrappings. Opinions? Too mummify or not to mummify...

I've been feeling a bit of the in-a-rut blues lately. I need to do something to shake up my existence. Start a big project, something...

C is gearing up working on his beater car. He said I could form a skull in the head liner. It's droopy so we'll be pulling out what's there. Have any of you seen that on hotrods? It's pretty neat. I think they build it with foam and then mold the liner around it. There's probably tutorials online. I'll have to look around.

C and I had Indian food with Big, my favorite foreign food friend earlier this week at Cafe Tandoor. It was pretty good. There was much re-telling of funny old stories and laughs. Our waitress seemed super sweet, but a smidge silly.

When we were settling up, Big handed over our credit cards.

Big: "Can you put one third on this card and two thirds on this card?"
Waitress: "So you want half and half?"
Big: "Sigh..."

Big made fun of me (again) over the sting ray comment. **sigh** I know manatees and sting rays are different. I WAS THINKING MANTA RAYS!! haha! That's okay, cuz when the waitress brought our food out she set down a little pot with a candle in it and Big leaned over and peered into it cuz he thought it was one of our dishes and he couldn't believe it was in such a small bowl! heh heh heeh ehhhhe!

Good times.... Good peeps....


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Originally uploaded by Magpie Skinny.

This is a Fimo sculpture (approx 6 in tall) that I'm working on. She's roughly based on a painting of mine...

This is the first "large" fimo thing I've done. It was tougher than I thought it would be. :) I need to do something to fix her skirt, it got a big mashed when I was working on her.

I'll post a final picture when I'm done!

Göoo magazine #4 (detail 1)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Göoo magazine #4 (detail 1)
Originally uploaded by himnôfeda!.

I saw this on flickr. Doesn't it make you go eeeeeeeeeewwww! :)

I'll have some photos of my Halloween craftiness to post soon. My camera was being all goofy and not charging, but I think I've figured it out.

Happy (eeeeeeeeeeuuww) Tuesday!

Magpie @-/------

Birthday Girl

Monday, October 1, 2007

Saturday was my birthday and it was a lovely day... I went to Borders and got the Martha Stewart Halloween magazine and a chai tea. **lovely**

Sat. afternoon we went mt biking and then camped at the lake. Two of my most favorite things! The weather was lovely, the sky was clear and we could see lots of stars. Pooch slept in the tent with us and he was really good. I got up in the night to go to the restroom and he sat up, on high alert. :) Then in the morning when I woke up he must have been getting restless, cuz he slithered over C and started his licking and kicking hi jinks. haha!

This little pretty is a new painting. Maria Quite Serene - 12" x 12" Acrylic