I have a whole list of excuses, but here are the top three:
1. My camera battery was dead - a crime, I know, but it was dead and I couldn't find the charger - I'm SO organized, you know....
2. My laptop had some kind of virus and it kept acting up. Everytime I'd click a link, it would send me somewhere completely unrelated. Yes, I have a computer at work, but it's no fun blogging without photos - see item 1.
3. I've just been doing so much lately - you have to trust me on that one. Yeah, I know, maybe if I'd blogged, you'd see what I was up to all that time!
O.K., so that said, I've found my battery charger, I restored my laptop, and even though I'm still busy, but I'm hoping to be back on track and be blogging regularly -at least more than once a month.
So, here's a quick recap of my long 4-day Labor Day weekend. We ate good food. Cleaned the garage, cleaned/organized the greenhouse (which it looks like Ty will be "living" in for a while - it will make a great little studio-type apartment with a smaller greenhouse area - it's amazing what a partioned-wall will do), we cleaned up outside and stored the tons of "useable" construction debris ie: left-over nails, screws, flashing, cedar siding, shingles, etc..., started staining & painting the cedar siding/shingles and trim, went shooting at the sportman's park (on the windy/cold/rainy Sunday! - go figure!), repaired Raggedy Andy's neck (therein lies a blog for another day) and just plain had a good weekend!
Kyle came home from California on Thursday night. A.J. started high school today - Wow! The last of my 3 boys in high school. Can you believe it? HIGH SCHOOL!!! I thought I was feeling old!!!
Anyways, I am still trying to get organized enough to live a better, less chaotic life. There is a ton of things I want to do. A ton I need to do. So I better go for now, so I can get to gettin' things done.
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.