Random STufF from DonnaB

This is my first blog, please browse if you want and then click on over!

Chick, Chick, Chick!

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 8:25 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

Our friend’s Banty hen’s eggs hatched today. I can’t think of anything cuter than those tiny chicks.

Hen and Chicks

See… what did I tell you!

Chick

And look, this one posed for me!

Lazy, No-good Cat!

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 8:14 pm on Monday, July 30, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

Scooter Libby has a penchant for keeping me from using my computer, my mouse in particular and now my printer! What good are these little rascals anyway? Oh, I know! They crawl under your skin and into your hearts, teach you to smile and forgive their disruptive ways. I guess I didn’t really need to print anything after all. :)

Lazy Cat

Playing with painting effects

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 9:20 pm on Sunday, July 29, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

This was not a very good photo of our friend’s mini jack, but it made a great looking virtually painted image. Oh how I wish I could really paint on canvas! I tried it years ago and managed to complete a few landscapes, but as I learned back then, most anyone can paint if you have a talented artist for your teacher. You just mimic what she is doing and hope for the best. Painting animals or people is another ballgame if you don’t have a natural ability. My Paint Shop Pro version X gives the illusion of having an artist’s hand and you don’t have to smell the paints! What a deal! ;)

Beau

School Reunion

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 9:31 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

Edward and I made our school’s reunion this evening and had an enjoyable time. Graduating from a small country school means you don’t have class reunions, you invite the whole school! One former student of the first graduating class of the consolidated school was in attendance tonight and that was all the way back to 1949. Many former students from the 50’s and 60’s along with a handful from the 70’s (I was in the ‘75 class) were there and come to find out, I knew a lot of folks in the earlier classes even though I thought I wouldn’t. I wish more of my class members would come, but really, there were only a handful of us anyway. I’ll work on them for the next one! All in all, a good night, especially since I could claim to be one of the younger ones there and I’m 50! :)

Challenge Week #251

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 9:54 pm on Friday, July 27, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

This ought to cool you off, definitely makes me feel better! ;)

The challenge shape

Challenge 251

Snowy Landscape

My finished image was created by using my friend from Saskatchewan’s photo for the background. I slightly manipulated it and then made the tree with some help from a bark fill, a spruce tube and of course, the challenge shape.

Virtually Quilted

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 8:59 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

Looking through my hard drive for images I’m proud to have created but never shown. This is definitely a favorite as I spent many hours trying to make it look realistic. I hate sewing and would never create a real quilt, but this one was fun!

Texas Themed Quilt

Rich and Famous… NOT!

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 10:29 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

You know, I don’t know why I wasn’t born with the desire to become famous and wealthy. I guess I’m too laid back (translates into lazy) to put in the time and effort. I was reading where Oprah tops the list of television stars by earning an estimated $260 million a year. Let me repeat that… TWO HUNDRED SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! Can you imagine what you can do with that kind of money? Mind boggling to this country girl!

Although Judge Judy falls way below Oprah’s earnings, they’re still nothing to sneeze at. JJ earns an estimated $30 mil a year. Even that goofy Jerry Springer earns a few million a year.

I’m thinking at this stage of my life, becoming a television star won’t be happening. In truth, TV star was never in the cards for me at any time. To begin with, I can’t act… my junior play in high school proved that. I’m not serious enough to be a news anchor (this blog proves that). Becoming a judge takes far too much schooling… you know the saying, “You can’t teach an ol’ dog new tricks”? I would never be good at hosting a talk show, I like the sound of my own voice too much and my guests would never get a chance to get a word in edgewise. ;)

I suppose I’ll just continue to be satisfied with my life. Truthfully, I have no complaints, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing I had the millions to play with.

When Texas first started the LOTTO, I would dream about the things I could do with lots of money. Believe it or not, one of the first things that came to mind was to build a lady here in town a decent home to live in. Hers is very old and very much in need of repairs. I think that would give me more pleasure than actually spending the money on myself.

I think I can understand Oprah’s desire to help the underprivileged, but seriously, I would like to KNOW how it feels! :)

Miniature Baby…

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 9:33 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

Miniature Colt

… as in miniature horse baby born July 21st. Our friend’s and definitely a handsome little man.

Graphic Winners

Filed under: Graphic Related — DonnaB at 9:30 pm on Monday, July 23, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

I’ve added a few images to my “Graphic Art Recognition” page, bottom row. I’m very happy when my friends like my images and vote for them when there are so many outstanding ones to choose from. I’m pleased to say it makes my day when one of mine is recognized.

Another go at Challenge 250

Filed under: That random stuff, Graphic Images — DonnaB at 7:59 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2007
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /hermes/walnaweb09a/b2132/pow.donnab/htdocs/randomstuff/wp-content/plugins/wp-thumbnailviewer/wp-thumbnailviewer.php on line 78

Yep, kiddies, I played again with the diving mask. I promise you, it is there in the pendant, see it?

Antique Pendant (sorta)

In other news, we are all fine other than Marvin says his shoulder is sore from the minor auto accident and Becky is complaining of her knee hurting. I guess the seat belt did the dirty deed on him and maybe the back of the seat injured the knee. Other than that, we’re good… and lucky!

Next Page »