Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ATC....don't mean Akkkk Talk Chuck!!!!

For those of you who really know me,really KNOW know I say "Chuck doesn't talk" quite often in my conversations. And Chuck is not a mute, he just doesn't have much to say. And for some reason, I'm compelled to say that often. Maybe just to fill in the silence between sentences....because I talk often and alot. My uncle use to refer to it as "diarrhea of the mouth..." Sorry if you were snacking while reading this.

For those of you who don't know me, Chuck is my husband and he is just very quiet. And we have been married almost 25 years and I do all of the talking. Apparently he talks at work....but is all talked out when he gets home.

Well, Chuck has been gone for the best part of the last 2 weeks since Hurricane Ike...and tonite he is back home at a normal time. The City of Houston is down to under 5,000 without power so he is back to his old job. That may sound like a huge number to some of you and especially to those 5,000....but it was over 2,000,000 just 2 weeks ago. Thank you CenterPoint. Good to have him sound coming out of him, but his body is on the sofa.

Switching gears now....

ATC.....what the heck is an ATC? It's an Artist Trading Card. Like trading baseball cards.........but for artists. 2 1/2" x 3 1/2 " and full of all the creativity you can get into that space....given a theme by a hostess. When I get to Silver Bella 2008 in Omaha, NE, on November 13, 2008, apparently I will swap my ATC's with alot of other artists. So that's where I've been and what I've been working on while Chuck has been helping restore power to those without. He wins in the "important" department, but I win in the "glitter" one.

I can't really show you photos as they are supposed to be a surprise to the other artists receiving them, but I may sneak one little photo on here. I don't think there's a Silver Bella Police Force. And if you know me, you know I can't keep secrets very well. Unless you swear me to it. In fact, I was sworn to secrecy today. Don't even ask.

I am signed up for 8 swaps.....and I'm working on the ATC's and a page for a fat book's a peak at some of them laying out to dry.....I tend to overdose on the ModPodge. I'm not ready for help yet. Admitting it is the first step, though.

Okay, that doesn't really tell you much, but I just wanted you to know what I've been up to the last couple of weeks. Busy with glitter and glue and scissors and loving every minute of it. Even though it's a little stressful. Deadlines and all.

PS.....a conversation that took place today between me and a kindergarten girl after I had to fuss at her for singing "opera" in the girl's bathroom (a Quiet Zone) Yes, Opera.

me "I'm not mad at you, but you have to follow the bathroom rules."
her "I know, mad goes away, love stays."
me "What did you say?"
her "Mad goes away, love stays."
me "Where'd you hear that?"
"That's what my mom and dad always say."



  1. those are realllly cute. and i notice my bed has been tarped over for storage. make sure to untarp it in less than two months. :)

    and i read and reread and reread that little convo... so cute.

  2. Ah, sweet!

    Loved your sneak peeks! I'm really bad at those...I just know I'm going to have to show up at Silver Bella in handcuffs...being caught by the imaginary Silver Bella Police- The Sneak Peak Enforcement Department! LOL Show show show...that's what I say! I'm terrible at surprises!!!!!!

    What a great and hard job your husband had. He deserves time on the couch...


  3. I feel myself going into the fetal position just getting a glimpse of your art. I feel like getting out all my swaps I've finished and redoing them, and I would if I have time, but I can't. Oh boy, I think some are going to be mine!!!!! Beautiful! And you are still the teacher's pet and the best in the class. I'm glad I remembered that ahead of time because I'll just still be the one how doesn't follow the directions correctly and goof off. At least Leroy won't be there...I didn't ask him, did you?

  4. Cool ATCs!! Wish I were in that swap!!! Love your blog, dear and can't wait to meet you- soon! ;)