Monday, April 26, 2010

Blogger Award


The Creative Writer Blogger Award

Thank you to Karen Whitaker who nominated me for this award!
...and in turn, the blogs I really like
and have chosen for this award are:

Ginger Nielson
Monica and Andrea
Jose Giammarino
Suzanne Cabrera
Lynne Chapman
Snezana
Christy Berry

These are the rules to accept your award:
...but please do not feel obligated to follow the rules in order to accept this award, it does take some time to complete. Just copy and paste the award into your blog without all the hubub if you'd like because after all...you deserve it!

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

The following are MY Outrageous Lies:
1. In my previous life I was born in a puppy mill.

2. As I grew older I was kept in a cage day after day and was only used to help the owner make more puppies.

3. I watched helplessly as my owner lined his pockets with money and didn't buy me the food, or give me the care I needed to stay healthy. He never took me out to go to the bathroom. I grew so thin and my paws became splayed from clinging to the floor of the cage.  

4. I was sometimes packed in my cage with many other dogs where we could barely move and we all cried together.

5. Other times, for many days in a row, I was left alone... really alone... and all I could think to do was make up a game called "bite the flies."

6. I longed for someone to save me.

My my gloriously outrageous truth:
WE SAVED HIM!!!!
 
 
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

happiness ensues...


Twister and Karen on a romp in the pasture
as they continue their blissful life together ;-D

video

Friday, April 16, 2010

IF ~ Detective

It's going to take a little detective work
to figure out what's going on here!

Illustration from
The Harp Mouse Chooses Her Home: The Adventure Begins" 
written by Diane E Dunn, illustrated by meeeeee  

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spinal Column Interview

Spinal Column Interview April 2010.
I particularly like "Too Much Trash" heading in the mail bag section above the interview.
Hardy Har Har! Gotta love it!
...classic...

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Friday, April 9, 2010

Twister and Karen



This the beginning of the story of our horse Twister (the bay) and Karen (the chestnut) together.  Twister lost his companion Buddy in the fall of 2008. Our neighbors asked us if we would adopt their horse Karen when Buddy passed, but due to a combination of broken hearts and other circumstances we've been dragging our feet about taking on another horse. Spring has come early to Michigan this year and brought the perfect mixture of warm weather, outdoor play, great friends, good choices and a new partner for Twister to love. We have decided to adopt Karen from our neighbors that offered her and as you can see, they are so happy together! Many thanks to Doni, Tim, Rianna, Sierra, Gerry, Magic and that big wet rug Sassy for making this possible, for giving the gift of renewed companionship and the gift of Karen's love...to Twister...who we so desperately adore
...life is good. 

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Milford Times Article


(click article to enlarge)

Milford Times News article
about my featured art in the Milford Memories Art Fair

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!

Have a seat in the sun with a sippy and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks