Sunday, February 20, 2011

This is my new G-son

Prayers needed .
for updates go to my Facebook note http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&note_id=10150091844818091



Dear Friends , Thanks for all the congrats and well wishes !
Life is a trip and I have been on an adventure.
approx. 10:45pm Feb 18th Benjamin Cooper was born ,7 lb 4 oz .
Her doctor gave Feb14th as due date? So put her in the hospital on 16th to induce.
Mind you, she had no complications to this point !! .
After 2 days of Doctors poking at him and Mom. Using all kind of inducing meds to try to make him come into this Crazy world.
Nothing happened but made Mom and baby Very uncomfortable , so they did a C-section on Mom.
Around midnight Dad calls to tell me , Ben and Mom are fine . Ben is being given oxygen but They say that is normal.
Feb 19th I wake from sleeping late , slept well after hearing the last news .
One minute I am getting ready to go to the hospital to visit my new grandson and Mom.
Plans of stopping by to get Flowers and balloons on the way flicking through my mind , as I prepare to put carseat and other items for him in the car.
Next minute the phone rings ! It is my youngest son's g-friend, calls to tell the latest news . She knew my plans of going to visit.
Early the 19th morning Benjamin was rushed to the NICU of another hospital for help. there was no clear story of what was going on ?
I was about to freak out!
Dad rushed to be with baby and Mom still at other hospital!
Well I grabbed a few needed thing ,downloaded address of hospital and went to see 'What the Heck is going on'?
Turns out Ben was 4 weeks premature ?? His lungs still need to develop ? 1st hospital tried to tell parents different but I found out from NICU !!
I stayed with Ben while Dad went back to report to Mom and get some much needed rest. I can tell he is a fighter and had the loudest cry in the room to prove it.
I was there from 11 am till 9:30 pm with him and hated to leave .
But assured "He was in Good hands now and will call if any changes.
I called this morning to check on Ben and he is doing better they have removed the air tube to nose and now has a tent !
I have to say I was very impressed with the care he is getting in this NICU .
The people there seem to not only Know what they are doing,  they are compassionate and caring for the baby and family.
Well we never know what can happen from one day to the next ? Life !
Mom was released today and will get to be with Ben.

I will keep you updated !
Please pray for these young parents and Ben .
Thanks (smile)
Peace and Love, Terica

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pop Up Video of WWPFG member Andy Jungels

 Wow I am so proud of my friend Andy Jungels , She was had an TV interview on her local station in TN ! 
She looked so pretty , and her Art was really shown well.  
Andy is a member at WWPFG.org  
 We have watched her bloom into a very talented artist . 

Pop Up Video: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
click the words Pop up video and the show will play then click the green arrow to come back here!
 After watching the video , go by her Etsy store and see some of things and maybe find an Easter gift for a loved one or just something nice for You! 
http://thepetalpusher.etsy.com
You can find her on Facebook too
 http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Petal-Pusher/124780187589222?v=wall

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pretty Papers and Art Supplies

Wow I  thought I posted this information weeks ago? 

Come to think of it , I think I went to these links and got lost till bedtime?!

When I went shopping for frames to make a Long story short I realized I am an Up-cycle person ! I really like finding a frame for a 1/3 the price or better at thrift stores and yard sales and giving life back to them.

 I spent over an hour looking at frames at AC moores because i could not find Michael's :>{ that day, with coupon in hand !!

They had lots of frames and mats but the prices where so high and nothing said ' It was the right one for the price ! .'

I did buy one 16 x 20 (I think) nice frame with a mat at 1/2 price , and one of those 8x10 metal professional frames for too much.. 

I did find some 'outdoor mod podge ' I have been wanting to try too ! Now I just have to wait for warmer weather for that project!

Not impressed with my visit there I went to a Thrift store on the way back . I found a painting from Bermuda , framed professional, 12x16  black metal ,with a gorgeous mat for a 9x12 which was the size and color I needed in the first place LAAA I am happy !!!

Before we went to AC moores in the big city which 50 +miles from our country hometown. We stopped in my favorite city/town in North Carolina and maybe the USA!  Carrboro, where artist, hippies, yippies and earth friendly folks out number the rest !
Where Vintage and recycling has always been a normal thing not a fad.  it is side by side to UNC Chapel Hill yet world apart!
I found an art studio supply store there that has been around for ever and they had drawers and drawers full of imported pretty papers ! 


2 whites ,1 giant poster , one bleached recycled !

this is light blue rice sanwa type paper



 click this pictures to get a closer look.
natural banana !

2 cool deep greens

this picture does not do this marbled paper justice
I was so thrilled no crowds , no isles and isles of other stuff .
 Just basic supplies and those fabulous papers. I have spent hours looking at these kind of papers on line but always unsure of what i would get. I felt like a child in a candy store!    

Studio Supply has been serving artists and students in Chapel Hill and the Triangle for over 15 years. They are a local source for all fine art materials, from painting and drawing, to drafting, textile, and graphic arts supplies.

http://www.studio-supply.com/index.php/

they sell papers found at this link and others  

http://www.artpaper.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=Imports&Store_Code=ARTPAPER

 http://store.hiromipaper.com/aroundworld.aspx has lots of cool stuff too.

They also had these pastels for sell , has anyone tried this brand?

Schmincke Pastels

http://www.cheapartsupply.com/schmincke_pastels.html

Schminke soft pastels contain finest artists' pigments in highest concentration using a minimum of binders. The extreme softness and colour strength of Schmincke pastels demand a very traditional and costly forming process as well as labeling by hand.The colour range includes now 298 tones, that means 54 full tones, one mixture with black and three with white respectively 10 mixtures with white and neutral grey, in addition gold and silver as well as 13 extra colour-strength dark tones.


I will add these links to my resource page at 
Making Pressed Flower art and crafts