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10 X 10

In Uncategorized on April 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm

BROKEN ENGLISH, 10X10, Mixed Media on Board

The Arts Council of Carroll County is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. Artists were invited to create a 10″ X 10″ work to be shown at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster. All the art is priced at $100 with the Arts Council receiving 25% from sales.

I  spent around $10 on supplies and 3 hours on this piece. That works out to about $21.50/hour assuming it sells. Not bad since it was for a good cause and was fun to do.

The show runs from April 15- June 7, with a reception on April 18 from 5:30-7:30.


A New ADvatar

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2013 at 2:49 am
Betty's not depressed; she just needs low-cal caffeine. Thank goodness for Tab!

Betty’s not depressed; she just needs low-cal caffeine. Thank goodness for Patio Cola!

AMC took away Walking Dead, but we’re being compensated with Mad Men.

I can’t guess what year it will be or what nastiness Pete will perpetrate. But it’s a safe bet that Fluffy Betty will be replaced with Diet-Pill-Popping-Betty. Good thing her fainting couch is at the ready.

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Well, I sure had it wrong about Brunette(!) Betty. And the death themes and the mojo-free Don were unexpected.

That’s what’s good about much of AMC’s programming.¬†When it comes to stories, most of us would rather be surprised than right.

Playing With Food

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm


Our friends have one rule for their Egg-dyeing party: If you dye it, you have to bring it home. Usually that means mass quantities of egg salad.

Every six months or so, I get the urge to release my inner Martha. This time that impulse coincided with a refrigerator full of hard-boiled eggs. There was no choice but to make deviled eggs, a project I’d never tried before. I’m told they tasted good. I’m not a fan of eggs so I’ll have to take their word for it. It was sort of fun breaking out the pastry bag after a long hiatus, but I wouldn’t want to make a habit of it.


After: Everything’s better with bacon.