NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED OR “I don’t know what Latin is”

Little girl trying to be creative and the ‘unwashed’ among us going ballistic!



Working on sharing information with my friends and neighbors!

I read a lot!  Morning, Noon, Night and the wee hours of the morning.  The things I run across!

So I’ll begin to share these and their sources so that others can partake of these things as well.  Cause I’m sure they don’t have the time to do all the reading that I do and certainly not in the areas that I do 🙂

For instance.  From  Have you ever heard of:

The Art of Encaustic Painting

Encaustic is a word that is used to describe the medium as well as the painting process.  A Greek word (enkaustikos) meaning ‘to burn’, encaustic utilizes melted bees wax, damar resin, and pigment to create the paint.  It is one of the oldest painting mediums, dating back to the Egyptians and the Greco-Romans.  Wax was originally used to coat sea faring ships and eventually encaustics were used to paint the sculptures that were ornamenting them.  The Greeks and Romans used encaustics to paint their sculptures and pottery while the Egyptians used the medium to create life-like portraits for coffins.  Within the Byzantine period, encaustic was also used to create icons of Christ and the Saints.  While used sparingly during the Renaissance through the 18th and 19th centuries, encaustic was revived as a contemporary medium with Jasper Johns during the 1950’s and many artists have discovered its wonders since.  Today, many artists now use encaustic as their medium of choice and the expressions within it are infinite.

Susie’s Birthday

Today is my Susie’s birthday.  So I’ve gotten all the chores done, got her favorite breakfast in que waiting on her arrival 🙂

We’ve been together for going on 38 years now.

She’s definitely a keeper.

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend20121218_132647A neat couple