bonanza box


from kim Originally uploaded by dressform.

today ended up as one of those days.... you know the kind... one crappy bit of news after the other.... dare i even type them to make them real? 1. got a bill for my recent medical adventure. gulp. if you didn't already think health care was screwed up here in the good ole USA let me show you what it's going to cost me for a CT scan... AFTER insurance.... 2... show in Japan is on hold... funding problems with the museum [insert deflating balloon noise here] 3... my studio building is up for sale 3a... my rent is going up by 25%. i don't really want to complain about this as we do really have decent rent [even with the increase] but i hate the idea of my studio space in limbo. too many possible scenarios... [the thought of moving or trying to find another space just kills me] crap! 4.... my darling garbo is not feeling well. i'm hoping hoping it's not too serious.... hubby thinks it's her neck. she's not putting weight on one of her shoulders/legs properly. she is so stoic [never peeps] and he got her to yelp as he moved her neck around. crack goes my heart.... off she goes with him to work tomorrow...

but.... i don't want to only highlight the bad. i just can't... and so thankfully i have the bonanza box from kim to show you. i have to say a little bit about kim first, though. honest to god she was the first blog i ever read. [and now she's going to contribute to the mega blog whipup ]. somehow or other i was searching along for something art related and i stumbled up the excitement machine . i was hooked with the first irreverent line... from there off i went to dioramarama... and on to a whole host of blogs i now know and love that she linked too.... and then i did something i didn't think i'd ever do... i contacted her. there was just something that i thought i could relate to... our fabric loves were the same, so were our art loves, our button loves... and lo and behold she RESPONDED! and even linked to my work!! that's when i started to believe in the power of the blog.... seriously. she was that first connection! when she recently suggested trade could i say no? and now i OWE her... sorry kim! top of the list for the weekend!

as if the silver bird magnets, buttons, etc. weren't enough....here's the rest of what was in my super box:
from kim 2from kim 3

that fashion design sketchbook is to die for... you can see the cover and a few inside pages here

and one more shot of goodness before i go....
birdies

i was lucky enough to score a pass to the preview of the white elephant sale . if you live in the area - it's really worth a trip out to oak-town. for the luggage alone.... giant warehouse... cool stuff... the birdies and mini jello tins above are just the tip of the iceberg of what i came home with....

i'm hoping to re-formulate the talent thought later this week.... promise! and it seems like the comment response thing is working?? at least for me... i hope for you too!!

Comments

Nicole said…
Bummer and buggar. But nice package ;) oooh errr! Big hugs your way, hairy pits 'n all! (.)(.) x
wendy said…
I am so sorry about all your angstly situations.
hate the deflated feeling. Arg! and your studio - no. but especailly garbo - thank goodness the hubby knows so much!

but what a wonderful package - especially from your first blog! yeah!

thinking of you!
anne said…
{{{{garbo}}}} sending her HUGE get-well wishes. I know how much it hurts when a beloved pet isn’t feeling well so I’ll keep you both in my thoughts. I’m so sorry to hear you had a bad news day. I hate how a word like “insurance” which by definition would imply protection (ie: something good!) has come to take on such an ugly meaning these days. Can the show in Japan be rescheduled if they get their funding issues settled? Your studio space dilemma really resonates with me; so I’ll keep a good thought for you in that regard as well.

I commented on your flickr picture but it’s worth saying again, your White Elephant goodies are delightful!! I love the birdies. I look forward to seeing what else you got :)

I used to have the “excitement machine” bookmarked, thanks for reminding me of its (kim's!) awesomeness, I’ll have to visit again.
Lisa | eots said…
Not Garbo, no, no, no it can't be! And health insurance, oh, don't get me started. On hold doesn't mean never. I'll be thinking good thoughts...NO MORE crappy bits!!
Abigail said…
First off kisses to Garbo..hope she feels better real soon!! What a bummer about the studio..hope that works out and you don't have to move...Glad you have that WONDERFUL parcel to cheer you up some, Kims site is great, thanks for the intro :) Take it easy doll..hope all these stresses dissolve V. soon!! xox
abbytrysagain said…
oh Lisa! (and doggy)-oh forget it-I'm just gonna email you right now!
gracia said…
Aside from the very crappy & sad specifics - I'm having the exact same day today too... waiting for tomorrow with the hope that I'll miraculously be less grumpy and all the kinks will be ironed out. It's so worrying when pets fall under the weather and shows get postponed... agh(!) the studio nightmare! it sounds futile, but i hope it gets a little better for you... cheers, g
poppy said…
so sorry to hear all these happenings...and especially about garbo - gee (hope it's not serious also!)

so that's the bonanza box - quite the bonanza - and so cool it being from your first blog. my first was bluejake.com and its funny how you hit on a good one first off and then you're hooked. fun story about it all. enjoyed that.

your comments thing is working for me - and i'm trying to follow suit - but am still behind. but hope to get caught up this week.

hope things turn around there for the better soon!
mav said…
oh girl.... sorry to hear all of thise news!
i hope it is looking better for you as the weekend approaches tomorrow. take good care of yourself! xoxox, mav
Kim said…
Well you made my day! Thank you! Hmmm ... gotta update the Excitement Machine more. And sorry that the bird sheds so much glitter!

I'm so sorry about the raining and pouring. I remember when you first wrote! I was going through my own dog sadness and it was touching to get sympathy from a stranger.
lisa s said…
thanks nicole... the boob hug is GREAT!

wendy... yes... thank god for hubby that works in the biz. and thanks for the thoughts....

anne.... i know "insurance" what a word. what a scam! there is a possibility that they will re-schedule the show in japan. we shall see... i just don't want to hold my breath you know?? more White Elephant goodies to come... just have to photo them :)

lisa|eots.... i just want to smile at what you wrote. thank you!

abigail... thank you! i'm so happy to introduce you to kim... i love the idea of stress dissolving.... great image!

abby... thanks for the email... and the sweet thoughts...

gracia... thank you so much... it's nice to know that i'm not the only one [comforting!] days pass and i do feel better.... the beauty of time!

jan! i'm so glad this is working for someone else too!! and thanks for your thoughts!

mav.... :)

kim!! i love the bird! can anything really shed too much glitter?? made your day? now that's nice to hear.... yeah... the doggy sadness... i just had to say something b/c i knew what that felt like.... i feel so lucky that we connected!
andrea said…
oh yuck. so sorry for that stinkfest of a day. I've really had my fair sure of tangles with monaster healthcare. seems like it's getting worse and worse and I feel for you.

package looks great (I think excitement machine is such a fab site)... and dare I say? another package is in the works and headed your way in the next couple of weeks... :)
andrea said…
edit: I meant MONSTER healthcare. and it does seem to be getting worse. at least, that's been my experience.

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