My friend Tore and I returned to Oak Point Park, one week after the Fish Tale / Great Flood. The plan was to observe the damage and cleanup operation. I also planned on documenting the dead fish in fields and … Continue reading A walk in the park with a butterfly
Today is my 17 year work anniversary. I celebrated by writing thank you cards to customers ordering my newest design collection, Coffee & Tea by Blue Hair Girl. Among the Dale Carnegie principles I have employed over the years: “Count your blessings – not your troubles”, “do your very best” and “show sincere and honest appreciation”. Continue reading 17 Year Work Anniversary
Last year I purchased an assembled HO scale building for $5.00. It was a good price, good condition and has great potential. The original signs were still on the windows and the entire building was unpainted. (The plastic really is … Continue reading Spend $100, Receive a Free Flamingo Statue!
… and he enjoyed it! ________________________________________ I recently taught my friend Tore Bellis how to machine embroider. This was a fair trade because last year he taught me how to solder electronics. I considered what he might like to stitch … Continue reading A software engineer tries machine embroidery for the first time…
Yesterday I walked in to Dianna’s office minutes (more like seconds) after submitting all my receipts for last month’s credit card expenses. Denise: “Dianna! Did you see?” She of course, had not. It had only been seconds ago. The app … Continue reading Confetti, Balloons & Chocolate
Intro: This is a day-in-the-life post about working late at the office and the results of such effort. I felt foolish for working late to embroider a tunic. The design was almost a two hour commitment to embroider. And there … Continue reading My Work is on the Cover!
I lived, breathed and ate flamingos… in a figurative manner, of course. And as long as I’m writing in an exaggerated way, I became the flamingo. I fully embrace the flamingo lifestyle. That’s the approach I took to develop my … Continue reading Fabulous Flamingos
My friend and I were driving through a parking lot when I spotted a woman wearing a familiar striped garment. I still have mine tucked away. The evening of the car accident 3 years ago— there was a couple that … Continue reading Guardian Angels
Today is an anniversary tribute to Kibbles Anthony Lisieux Holguin. While I have a lot going on at work and home, this day cannot end without a simple blog in her honor. She was a princess, after all. 2011 … Continue reading Kibbles Holguin
Last fall I stared at the carpet while on a treadmill. I was gathering ideas for a new design collection. The ugly brown carpeting inspired me. I came up with rough sketches and submitted them to my talented team of … Continue reading Ugly brown carpeting inspired me