Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This is Stacey, how can I help you?

Sorry about that. I was trying to think of something witty for a title, but that was all I could come up with. I work in Customer Service for our city's electric company and that is how I answer the phone for 8hrs.

I guess I will start out simple...
My name is Stacey. I will be turning 35 on Sunday! Happy Birthday to me!! I have two intensely interesting sons (ages 12 and 4) and on August 16th I will have been married for 2 years to a man I didn't really like. Of course I love him madly now! He always gives me a dirty look when I tell people that I really didn't like him when we first met.

For me, everything you just read is what my life is about 99% of the time. Growing up all I ever wanted was to get married and have 2 children. I did all backwards, but I still did it. My son Garrett was born in 1997. My son Warrick was born in 2005. I met my husband somewhere around 2003 - we worked together and used to sit right next to each other. We were both in other relationships and in 2004 I became pregnant. It is always weird to me that my husband was there for my pregnancy and after 'our' son was born, even though he is not his biological child. We began dating right before Warrick turned 1 and have been together ever since. When I am not at work - I am with my boys.

The other 1% of my time - which I have to eek out whenever I can...I like to spend creating. My husband asks me all the time, "Is there anything you can't do?" There are some thing like balance our checkbook, Algebra, and repair a car, but there are a lot of things I can do. My Maternal Grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 10 years old and I have been doing that ever since. I went through one period where I painted yard art signs. After getting married, I tried my hand at jewelry making. From there I moved on to drawing/sketching. There are two creative outlets that I like most: sewing and drawing.

Other than that - I watch way too much TV. I am a faithful CSI fan - my son is even named after one of the characters. I love to read. My co-workers always ask me what my book is about and my answer is always, "murder, mystery, kidnapping and cops" - my books always read like an episode of CSI.

Well, that was supposed to be a short little blurb about who I am. I tend to get long winded when I talk too. I am looking forward to this exchange as I am having so much fun in my other exchange (moly_x_70).

Hi Everyone

Here's a little information about me:

1. This is my 3rd moly exchange. I was in X9 which is finished. My book was called "Life Outside My Windows." I'm now about 1/2 way through X58 and that theme is "I went for a walk and......"

2. I'm an athletic director and women's soccer coach at a university in Indiana.

3. I love being outdoors looking at birds, working in our garden, going fishing, and of course going to soccer games.

4. Suggestion: follow the order on the blog page for our exchange.

5. Question: Are we going to use Japanese fold, small watercolor, or the larger watercolor for our exchange?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hello everyone!

I am so happy I am in this group. I am elvia montemayor form Monterrey Mexico.
I am 33 years old, I have a major in Graphic Design and I like art since I can remember, my mother is a painter and I learned a lot of things from her even though we have very different taste in art. I also do a little bit of freelance illustration which I have illustrated two children's books here in Mexico.
I am afraid of airplanes, I don't drink milk, I hate to look at pictures of my self, I am very organized, I love strawberries and my favorite dessert is creme brulee.
I got married last year, with my boyfriend of 12 years. We live with our 2 guinnea pigs: Betty and Veronica.
I discovered sketchbooks four years ago and I could not stop doing them since then. I love to paint with a lot of medias, draw and collage. I don't like to do my work on canvas just paper.
I am really excited to start I just need to think of a theme I would like.
my blog: elviaemontemayor.blogspot.com

INTRO - Debbstar!!!!!

Hi ya folks!

okee so here goes!
  • I'm a Pisces
  • I just recently moved and am still locating my art stuff, LOL
  • I think Martha Stewart is one lucky crafty goddess
  • My fave color as of late is bright sunshiny yellow.
  • Still need to get a watercolor Moly
  • I LOVE the new Sharpie pens on a Moly. They don't bleed!
  • I dunno what theme I'd like to apply to my Moly...gruesome self portrait-totem pole-under water? lol hummm, i think i like that idea actually. Or maybe illustrated versions of your favorite drawing space? what if we were zombies?
ok, well, that's me for now. Guess all that is left is determining the mailing order so it isn't too expensive and then do a send off prolly at the end of July? how's that sound?


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