Wannabe Art

A place where one old woman shares her daily ups and downs and her attempts at art with strangers and friends out in Internet land.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some Recommended Reading

I have been devouring books since I got my Kindle. I always loved reading but over time trying to read with my cheaters just wasn't working. I stopped reading "chapter books" as my youngest grand child calls them and stuck to magazines and technique books.

I would like to recommend the following Books:

Suspect by Michael Robotham
Night Ferry by Michael Robotham
Lost by Michael Robotham
Shatter by Michael Robotham
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
The Help Kathryn Stock

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Cue & Technique of the Month

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Kindle Meets Ipod

I purchased an IPOD. I love it.

I have now purchased a Kindle. I use to read a lot but as I aged my eyes aged also. I wear cheaters...different focuses for different things that I do. Trying to read was very tiring...I sometimes got headaches. When I read ....I read...I like to devour the book...it is hard to put it down ...and over the years my reading had just stopped. I still read the Quilting Arts magazines and all those technique books that are out there but my reading for just the joy of reading had been put on the back burner of my "reading stove.".

Now that I have my Kindle...I can change the size of the text....so as my eyes become tired the text can go larger. I love the size of my kindle (have the small one) and also the easy to get the book to my Kindle just by clicking...did you know that there are thousands of free Kindle books out there... but what was a pleasant surprise...my Iphone has an app too for Kindle...my two "toys" can share my reading material and they talk back and forth...so I am always on the same page.

My first book choice to read was A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity....as I have aways thought that those words not only described Mr. O'Reilly but they also described me too.

Second Sample for My Class is Done

See previous post about my class.

My Doll Update

Perhaps I am not going to master doll making in this life time...but i sure did have a lot of fun trying. This doll represent a big learning curve...learned what doesn't work, what does and the best way to do things like stuff, sew on hair etc. She turned out funky which I love...but if you look closely her "sewing workmanship" has many flaws.