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Tuesday Wrap UP

Posted by debraroby on February 28, 2006

Late Monday night, I removed the old, unsatisfactory facing. First thing this morning, I pressed the piece back flat, remeasured and marked. No wonder it wasn’t flat; one edge was off by 1/2″!! New facing… turned, basted and hand stitched down in a couple hours. And the piece looks much better.

Trip down to the Farmer’s Market and Trader Joe’s between rainstorms. Some fresh veggies and other goodies and I’m home.

Now what? Every time I go to take the dogs for a walk, it starts to rain again. Scratch that for a while.

There is a piece on the wall that I began on New Year’s Day. I need to finish fusing it down… and that part should be done before dinner. That would give me 2 pieces to machine quilt and 3 pieces in need of hand beading. That is enough for me to work for a while!!

I really want to finish these and clear the decks as I have an idea for another painted piece to start. (realistic this time.) If they have a Tactile Architecture exhibit at Houston this year, this would be an appropriate piece. Hmmm… nothing listed yet on the website. Will have to hold out to make sure I make it the right size.

Oh, and for those of you who aren’t satisfied with only Self-portrait tuesday, Illustration Friday, Studio Friday, List Friday or Simple Still Life… I just found Inspire Me Thursday.


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Spheres of Influence

Posted by debraroby on February 27, 2006

I still need to work on the corners… they are driving me insane… and it still needs a label and sleeve.. but I’m calling Spheres of Influence done.

Actually, I’m probably going to redo the facing on the back… I sewed it on, mitered it on the front, then turned it to back. And I think there was something in doing that wonked the corners. It was perfectly square and flat before I did that.

So, OK.. it isn’t done. but it’s close.

This is being sent down to Anne Copeland the beginning of March to be part of the Changing Perspectives show.

So what is it? White sheeting, with the lines drawn, then resisted with soy wax. Painted with Creatix pigment in primary colors only. Each sphere, one color. The colors blended and the circles overlapped. Then stitched the entire thing again using primary colored threads that overlap and mix to make the colors.

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This was a little bit of a surprise…

Posted by debraroby on February 27, 2006

though not totally. I guess I hadn’t realized how many factors B5 and Firefly had in common. I liked both shows (duh… they were scifi). But The Matrix??

You scored as Babylon 5 (Babylon 5). The universe is erupting into war and your government picks the wrong side. How much worse could things get? It doesn�t matter, because no matter what you have your friends and you�ll do the right thing. In the end that will be all that matters. Now if only the Psi Cops would leave you alone.

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Serenity (Firefly)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Moya (Farscape)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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Weekend Quiz

Posted by debraroby on February 26, 2006

I was looking for a weekend quiz or meme (hey! It’s a bit of a tradition!!). Decided to pass on DebR’s senseless questions thing…

And then I found this from Liz Plummer.. Personally, I think I’m a bit more addicted than this indicates. I lost points for low email volume and no IM’ing. I can’t believe I’m actually writing that I think I’m more than 39% addicted to the internet!!

I am 39% Internet Addict.
Slight Internet Addict.

I could go either way. Deep into the madness of nights filled with coding CGI-Scripts and online role playing games, or I could become a normal user. Good luck!

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Saturday Chores

Posted by debraroby on February 25, 2006

I was thinking this morning that when I was a kid, Saturdays were consumed with chores: first stripping our beds, finding the clean sheets and remaking it; then cleaning our room; then doing our other assigned chores in the house. (Mine: dusting the living room and cleaning one bathroom). We started doing chores before we started attending school, and only stopped when we started to pay room and board.

At lunch (usually a potluck of everything left over in the fridge), my parents would announce if there was a family participation chore for the afternoon (like cleaning the windows, and switching out the storm windows/screens. Something occasional but important). If not, we usually free to do whatever we wanted.

Anyway, today I spent the morning very much doing the traditional chores thing. (except that dusting and bathroom thing). And wondered if families still have structure where the whole family is expected to help clean and maintain the house. Those of you with children can chime in.

I also made a big pot of Veggie Beef soup. Carol at The Elephant’s Child and I must be channelling. Walked the dogs and started working on cleaning up the studio. Sounds like an old fashioned Saturday to me.

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Who Knew??

Posted by debraroby on February 24, 2006

Richard Roundtree (yes.. Shaft..) had and survived Breast Cancer! And spends a lot of time speaking about this and raising money for testing low income men and women.

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