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Can anyone recommend a good acupuncturist in the Portland / Salem area?
vandy: (chickenz)

What Greek Goddess are you?

You are Persephone!
You are Persephone!
You are like Persephone, daughter of Demeter and wife of Hades. That's right...you are married to the god of the underworld...and that makes you QUEEN of the underworld. But you should tell your friends not to judge...sometimes good girls just fall for bad boys. Like Persephone, you are somewhat paradoxical, as you present a saintly aura part of the time and a wild child aura the other part. Whereas you can be a sophisticated lady, you definitely know how to bring out your politically INcorrect side. :)
How do you compare?
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Ugh

Mar. 23rd, 2009 09:06 pm
vandy: (cat belly)
I am sick sick sick. Sigh. I'm really hoping that I feel good soonest. Especially since I have concert tickets for Thursday night. Maybe Kaite and Jacob cursed me - the last time I was going to go to a concert with them I got sick too. :-( Went to the doctor, got meds, including some super cough syrup which made me feel less bad for a few hours, then it triggered a migraine. Ugh. Meep. Ick. On the plus side, husband couldn't decide what sort of chicken soup to buy me, so apparently got one of each. So I have enough chicken soup to withstand a siege.
vandy: (prunted glass)
Pics of some glass and my new torch!!!

Pix! )
vandy: (Claw)
My beloved camera is having issues. It is having problems with the compact flash card, which is my preffered method of picture storage. I keep getting an error saying the card is not initialized. I bought a new card, and have tried formatting both the new and the old card with the camera and on my computer (a mac) and on our server (a PC). Nuthin' changing. My camera is a Fuji Finepix S7000. I have had it since the summer of 2004, when I got it so I could take pics for my portfolio after graduating from art school, and it has been awesome. Until now. I am thinking I might try picking up another kind of card for it, since it will accept a couple types, and perhaps there is an issue with that slot? I am hoping it isn't a software problem, but if it is, can I get it fixed? I really don't want to buy another camera...

Edited to Add Happy Ending:

I got an xD card and it works just fine. So apparently the CF slot is just messed up. Yay for my still having a working camera! And for only spending $20 for an xD card to find that out. ;-)
vandy: (Default)
For those of you who are going or thinking of going, when will you be there? Going for the whole time or part?

Pennsic?

Feb. 21st, 2009 10:24 pm
vandy: (Default)
So anyone planning on going to Pennsic this year? I'm seriously thinking about it. Of course I've been saying that for years. But there are some pretty cheap flights out there and I'm still bouncy and excited after Estrella, so it might actually happen. Anyone else thinking about it?
vandy: (crazy juggle)
The bi-yearly Pacific Northwest Juggling Convention is happening in Corvallis on the last weekend in March. I'm totally going. Of course it just happens to be opposite the Mountain Edge Defender's Tournoment. But I need to get some juggle on. ;-) I went to the public show but missed the rest of the festival two years ago, and the show was good fun with a lot of our local talent on stage. If you are nearby you should think about catching the show. And maybe I can hang out and do dinner with local peeps if anyone is interested. Come to think of it, does anyone have crash space in Corvallis for a crazy juggler? I'd love to not do the commute to and from Newberg.

Check it out!

vandy: (Claw)
Here is a pic of the wedding ring I made for Maris at the end of last year:



vandy: (prunted glass)
Here are some better pictures of the glass bird heads I made in December:Glass Bird Skulls )
vandy: (Claw)
I just got my copy of the now bi-monthly Pacific Northwest Sculptors newsletter, "dimensions," and I am one of the featured artists!



vandy: (prunted glass)
There is a book I really really want.  I was trying to track it down for quite a while off of something close to its English name translation as related to me by William Gudenrath in a phone conversation last fall. I couldn't find the book until today when I ran across a reference to it in an article in one of the Journals of Glass Studies. Because unless you search for it in German it is impossible to find. D'oh. The book is: Phönix aus Sand und Asche, Glas des Mittelalters. I am having a huge case of really really really want its. Mostly because it apparently has lots of good stuff on early goblets. But I am sure there is lots of other good stuff in there too. Sadly, the least expensive copy I've tracked down so far is $113 and would have to be shipped from Germany. Grrr. Ah well, time for some inter-library loan fun to make sure it is worth saving up for I guess... 
vandy: (prunted glass)
I've been looking through the Corning Museum of Glass Website in search of info on a specific object and got a bit distracted along the way. Most importantly, I'd forgotten that their research library has a a search-able database: http://www.cmog.org/dynamic.aspx?id=170 Go there and search for Anglo Saxon. Or whatever else you want. I'm so looking forward to visiting corning again this summer. Last time I was there I didn't have time to spend time in the library amongst other things...
vandy: (embroid)
A while ago I got the end of a bolt of yummy patterned wool from Mill Ends. It is black with lozenges that are 1 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" long. Sadly I only have about 2 1/2 yards of it. So what might ot be appropriate for? Ideas, thoughts and suggestions are welcome!


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