Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beautiful Cottage

I purchased another one of Julia Hathor's cottages today. It just came out earlier today and it is gorgeous. Her work is simply the best!
If you would like to get one too here is the address: Falls/14/120/22/?title=Serenity Falls
I wish I had somewhere to place this one but I don't. I purchase cottages and other works of art because I want to support the honest hard working artists in the online game of Second Life.
Julia is a dear friend but she is also a fabulous artist Second Life could not do without.
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Guess what?

Isn't this lovely? I ordered it today. Collecting handmade pepper mills has been a bit difficult for me as I tend to give such treasures away to my treasured friends (or those I thought were my treasured friends). I've actually made the mistake of giving one to a non treasured friend once so the rest are in the hands of great people and I am really happy they have them.
So, I would like to say I will add this one to my collection but knowing me I just don't know how long I will have it. If I do give it away, I hope it will be to someone who really is a treasured friend.
Bert makes them and he is still getting better from a serious heart attack right now I was sad to hear. He is a fabulous artist as you can tell from just one of the many pepper mills he has created. I do hope Bert is able to continue what he loves to do for as long as he chooses to do so. Love ya Bert!
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A Round-Heeled Woman

One of my favorite actors, Sharon Gless, is not only an actor but a creative and intelligent business person.
She hired a playwright to turn a novel into a play she is currently in. I have not read the book, yet, but understand it is very good. The play runs until Feb. 7th.
I wish I was not afraid to fly or I would go. It sounds like something I would simply love.
Anyway, I hope to get the book soon and be satisfied with that.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Think Summer

Today was a winter day, for real. For some they rolled around on the ice making a day of it somehow. The rest of us stayed in and was content with that.
I had a lovely day creating and looking out at the winter wonderland.
I couldn't help worrying about those that had to go out in the ice. I kept them in my prayers.
We don't often get a wintry mix so it's exciting when we have one.
Even with all the joy of the day, my mind did drift back to the warm and sunny days of summer. Several times today I thought about what I was going to do this summer and looking forward to warm weather provided some entertainment value.
Well, hopefully the bad weather today won't bring about any difficulties for people. Join me in praying for those who have to go out in ice.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Culinary Talk

I love Victoria's Sculpts! She has this texture fat pack that is so much fun to play with. I love pots and pans anyway, so this was right up my alley.
She has tons of other items available for purchase as well but these colorful culinary treats really tripped my trigger.
If you like please visit,

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vintage Village

Well, I've been wandering about the online game of Second Life and found this wonderful vintage village.
Here are a few snaps from my visit.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Wonderful Napkins and then Cards

I love this vintage picture! Actually this artist made them into napkins and later another artist used the napkin to make a card. Amazing stuff really.
The vintage pictures are wonderful and the artist was kind enough to put information about the person in the picture and then added her own "sayings" to them. I find them humorous.
You just gotta laugh. It's healthy and fun:)
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Wooden Stamps

Creating my wooden stamps was so much fun I want to do it again. I will probably use a different company because the one I used is a little outside of my budget. I will say however, they did a fabulous job and it only took two days. That might be worth the money for some. If you know of a good company, email me at
I would also like to explore other types of stamps too.

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I have a confession. I love muffin.... tops. I find them the most delicious part of the muffin.
Today I ate the muffin tops and left the bottoms. My family was not happy about it but it made me happy. I gotta work on my bad ways. If I could just find someone who likes muffin bottoms it would work out fine.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Univ of Michigan

I have great memories of my time at The University of Michigan. Today, I ran across this picture of me at one of the football games. It was actually my first football game. I had no idea what I was watching. I still have no idea what I was watching. The crowd was fun though.
We had all sorts of fun playing and doing the wave. I can't even remember who won but I don't remember anyone leaving with a sad face.
I do remember the town of Ann Arbor stopping for the game. There was no real choice. There was more spirit there than I had ever seen. I don't know how the team is doing now. One of you out there email me and tell me good news.
If you get a chance to go out and be in a crowd of people cheering, do go an do just that. I don't have tickets to any of the Olympic games but I'll be home cheering. Go get your flag and get ready to cheer your team on. It will make you happy and you will...

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fresh Fields

This was one of my favorite British sitcoms years ago.

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What a wonderful movie. I enjoyed many things about it but mostly, the acting. There are some who really know how to tell a story. Thanks you for entertaining us with this lovely historical piece.
Tonight is the the conclusion of, The Return to Cranford.

Wonderful.... wonderful

Oh, I have much to think about. Well, not really, as things go. I have had a few problems with my mac computer. Since the beginning really, but I will say the company has been wonderful, so far, in making corrections and the problems have been minimal.
I love my mac and really, at this time, miss working with it but I have a great need for a more powerful computer. So, here is where the conflict comes in. I love how mac portable laptops are but the mac desk tops have the power and value I seek.
I keep flipping back and fourth. Today, I have decided to go with the laptop but dare I say that by noon I will have changed my mind back to the desktop.
The good news is that either machine will be a welcomed change and be a positive move in my life. I am glad to be a mac customer and truly only use my pc unless made to. The price of a mac is more severe than that of most pc but I must conclude that you get what you pay for.
I shouldn't be so harsh on the pc but I suppose much of my disdain is coming from prior negative experiences that shut my pc down that I don't seem to have with the mac.
Well, I will continue to waffle about. I will admit I do find joy in debating the pros and cons. I'll get back to it then and ....
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hokey Pokey

I am so excited to show you two of the many rubber stamps that I have created. This particular saying cracks me up every time I see it. I have created some other rubber stamps that I use for my card making. They were fun to create and I used my avatar, Viv, from the online game of Second Life.
I think I love coloring them in once I stamp them the most. I use water colors, colored pencils, and pastels to color.
I find it very relaxing and most of all fun. If it's not fun, why do it? So, go out there and ....
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Feels like home

I went to one of my favorite places today in the online game of Second Life. Julia Hathor runs some of the finest sims in Second Life and I had to stop by and see the beautiful gardens she continues to maintain. You can purchase all things beautiful on her sims to include instant gardens, plants and incredible trees.
Go to Falls/89/73/22/?title=Serenity Falls and be amazed.
Julia also has a wonderful talking raven on that particular sim. It makes me smile and yes it talks ALOT!
Please go and .....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Love

I love creating stamps and coloring them. This is one of my favorites. It is a Sara England stamp. I have a new favorite too. It's the Thomas Kinkade series of rubber stamps. They are absolutely lovely. I purchased the above one today and I'm so excited to use it. I am going to a class tonight to learn how to use all my new Thomas Kindade stamps. Wish me luck.

Imagine if the places in the online game of Second Life were available on stamps. Maybe one day it will be. There is always.... hope:)

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Sunday, January 10, 2010


We are a little ways away from Valentines Day but I have been busy creating cards, notes, and short stories for just that occasion.
As you can probably guess, it is one of my favorite days in the year. I'll share a display of some of the cards I have been working on in another blog entry.
In the online game you can read some of my short stories if you like. If you have the opportunity, don't hesitate to drop by and say, "hi". See you there and....

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Can you say..... Yeah!

It's FRIDAY!!!! This is my favorite sight to see on a Friday night. Yes, I suppose I am old as I can't think of any place I would rather be.
I have gotten my favorite magazines and a cup of hot cocoa. I will spend the evening safe and warm. I hope you too will find somewhere you want to be and....

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Loving Second Life

Wow, I am slowly working my way into 2010. So far, so good:) I have been enjoying the people in the online game of Second Life. Everyone has something to contribute to this online community. When I am not exploring and talking in the online game of Second Life, I can be found writing more Adventures of Viv Writer and creating Viv Writer Greeting Cards.
I encourage everyone to find what you like to do and do it as often as you can. If it brings a smile to your face (and it's legal) do it! It's simple really. Go and ....
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia

I am listening to a story tonight. It is lovely. Martian Wei's OCTOBER COUNTRY has a wonderful production of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA book 1: "The Magician's Nephew. It really is the theatre of the mind.
The location in the online game of Second Life is:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Into another year

Well, we are into another year. The celebrations are concluding for many of us and it's back to work in a day or so. All in all it was a wonderful holiday spent in rl and in sl. I have enjoyed time with my family and my friends in the online game of second life.
As I look forward to another year and glance back at the blessing from the past I feel grateful and extremely fortunate.
I don't know that I have a resolution for this year that I would share but I will say that it is my hope that all of us will treat others with respect and love. I also hope we all ....
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