Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Went to the local job center today (as well as price/spec hunting on the cards) and was told 'What are you doing here? Go to indeed.com and post an Internet resume, get the same hits as here, and the entire area.... OK. Hopefully I'll get more help on my resume today, tweaking and working with it.
Jack of all trades.. master of none?
It comes down to the line - do they get the job done?
Saturday, December 23, 2006
I've been quiet for a while, may be quiet for a while more. I've rewritten my resume and bought a new suit for interviews.
My sincere thanks to Lynn for giving me some sound advice this season, when it was badly needed.
Alee, I haven't forgotten about the aliens - they'll get done right after Christmas and sent out to you. Then, for a while, I may close the shop.
---we know that all germs or seeds, whether vegetable or animal, when they fail to meet with proper nutriment or climate or soil, in proportion to their vigour, are all the more sensitive to the want of a suitable environment, for evil is a greater enemy to what is good than what is not. --- Plato's The Republic
---"Fix your mind on the right way; hold fast to it in your moral character. Follow it up in kindness to others; --- Confucius
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
There are just so many stray cats in our neighborhood, truly - it is a sad sight to see. This little girl has been hanging around a lot lately. Earlier this year, she had three kittens. They've flown the nest. Recently, she has been trying, quietly, to ask me to take care of her, following me within five feet, waiting for me by the door, etc etc..
She even sits on the roof of our truck looking at the back window (maybe Sally and Willow talk to her?) I talk to her too - 'Pretty Girl, you need to find a person to take care of you, and it can't be me...', 'I have two little girls in the house of my own - you look a lot like their momma.' and 'Are your kittens all grown up now?' She cocks her head and gives me the slit-eyes relaxed face, but stays where she is. When I start to go back in the house, she jumps down and follows to keep her 'decided-upon' distance from me.
Today I took the vacuum cleaner outside to change the bag, and she was there watching me. The cord came undone as I was bringing it back in the house. As I started dragging the cord towards me to roll it up, I saw this look in her eye and a little 'oh I see a toy' hop - and then after almost bounding towards me, she stopped and said 'Oh, wait... I'm a big outside cat.'
Then she casually sauntered over (as if, who me?) to the porch there to sit and watch me some more.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
OK - my brain is seriously on overload lately:
Materials: wooden dowels
each stick is 4" long and joined at ends
tape measure and marker
I might cover it with rice paper and hang it from the ceiling...
maybe no rice paper, we'll see how the framework looks afterwards.
I'm sure there are better ways to make these -- but I've had a fun morning.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Today I am looking at:
Beethoven's Creatures of Prometheus video at Youtube
Word Shoot typing game, spell quick or die!
Friday, December 15, 2006
Still working hard on the shop stuff - trying to keep things going, even though there is a lot of stress around here lately.
and making them work as a new machine.
I was tagged by Rebekah! I did this meme before, but I'll try to find some other weird things about me. Shouldn't be hard ;o) I'm weirder than most (you were warned)
So here's the "Six Wierd Things About You" Meme Rules:
THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.' People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog."
1.) When I was eleven, I was fascinated by the world of conlanging (making your own, unique language from elements of real ones). My language got -complex- I even studied linguistics to make it better. There still might be some of that out on the Net from when I published a little of it (my Babel text was out there up until last year). What can I say - I was a geeky kid with few outlets. Mikelul garanveten edtun sip?
2.) My ink art has been described as 'Look out Picasso, here she comes.' and 'Escher on LSD - after a long fever.' Those are compliments, right?
Today's drawing has more promise, as I have a little more focus and mental cooperation going on.
3.) I believe in the healing powers of certain herbs - things my Grandmother told me, that seem to be a bit more than 'folk knowledge.' I've learned some of her 'remedies' are actually medically sound, like willow-bark for a headache, or rosehip tea for a cold.
4.) My mom taught me it is perfectly alright to talk to animals - all animals -- it doesn't matter if they don't seem to understand your words. What is important is they hear your tone of voice and see you trying to communicate with your body language, which we humans do best when we talk as if something understands us.
5.) I have a medical condition called orthostatic hypotension which is very unusual in 'younger' people (not elederly). It's a pain. I had 17 stitches in my head in 1998 which led to the doctor finally admitting my dizzy spells and occasional loss of vision were not just fantasies.
6.) I have a recurring dream I am late for school, don't have my schedule and am running all around some mish-mash of every school building I've ever been in, trying to find out where I'm supposed to be.
OK - but I can't tag anyone. Sorry!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Since I'm having a 'right-brain' day, this is a nice substitute for trying to make sense of real words.
How to write 'cat' in Japanese - neko!
I think Willow is saving up for tuna.
We went out to look at another piece of land today -- a place that we are quite interested in.
We are off to Paris Landing State Park today!
All of the POV-Rayed images here were generated by me.
*sighs* - I have so many little creatures to get done!
I promise lots of pictures tomorrow. (migraine day)
Yesterday was so hectic!
I'll try not to ramble too much, but I am having a sinus nightmare right now.
This was the most fun I've had in at least a couple of months ;o)
We're back at work - trying to get caught up!
Can I ask for a survey here?
Right brain day: A day when all the stars in my head are exploding with wanting to draw everything at once and the limitations of time and space are frustratingly clear with each line put down on paper.
leonardo da vinci drawings
vesalius drawings (anatomical - discretion of viewer advised)
da vinci anatomical drawings (discretion advised)
Aratus by Johann Buhle constellation maps
Anatomical drawings at wikipedia
geometrical drawings and cartesian coordinates.
Monday, December 11, 2006
They seem a little frightened about being mailed this close to Christmas...
3 more aliens to do and I'll be done!
Another 'from scraps' toy.
I'm in your house, turning up your HEAT!
Saturday, December 09, 2006
for the Holiday rush
These two were a LONG time coming, and I really wish they could have been done earlier - but now they are, and hopefully the rest will get done tomorrow, so I can do all my mailing on Monday. I just haven't felt particularily 'artistic' this last month - although I've been doing things. The applique work on these aliens really takes my time and concentration to end up 'right' - which up until today, I hadn't had enough of either.
made from scraps
Everything at KnitOwl is hand-stitched.
Off to start the finishing-work on the next order.
Friday, December 08, 2006
In the Window, of course!
It was 56° in the house at 10 am this morning.
They were cuddled onto a wool coat until the house heated up,
then it was window-time.
I really love their expressions here!
Being designed with: Inkscape
I reccommend it - it's cool (and free!)
Office: I heard our radio ad play today! No calls yet :o( We have three more days on two separate stations. The above work is for a logo for our newspaper ads. Inkscape can do some 'mathematical' work - which makes it excellent for this kind of work - but would work well for freehand drawing as well. It is a free graphics program that works on Mac and Windows machines.
Mail! : I received the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits from Knitter Sue in Australia! Thank you Sue!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
When the temperature drops below 65°* - the KnitOwl loses her workstation by the simple dropping of a sweater...
Progress Report: 1 alien finished, 1 ready to applique, 1 in sewing stage and 1 more cut out. 6 total due PDQ. Sally and Willow claim they are unable to help speed things along... something about no thumbs (and cat hair).
Mr.J: He sees the surgeon for the last time today to check on how well his bones are knitting.
At the Office: Dragon mailbox is being put in the ground today. We are trying to solidify a radio advertising deal to begin tomorrow. Our boss did the voice-overs for our commercials, and wow, they sound professional.
* : Inside the house.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Little claws have been murder on
my grandfather's secretary-desk lately.. :(
Bonus: That's a pair of white WoolEase socks
I'm finishing up knitting from a while back.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Can I ask for a survey here? When using a carbon-copy receipt book, does the business keep the original (white) copy and give the yellow (duplicate) copy to the customer, or the other way around?
Please post your answers in the comments -- it seems to be a simple method, but there is disagreement here.
And why? Because the company had a residential job last night - the first since the split-off from our parent company. We were all surprised it came in so quickly. Newspaper advertising works!
So, which copy does the company keep and which does the customer get, for future reference?