Trying to get this week going.  Problems all round.  Last week I was in San Antonio getting new hearing aids.  The cost is enough to give you a stroke and learning all the accessories and the way to use them requires reading , downloading and trying to remember up down , left right , hold 2 secs etc..  It is a Phonak Audeo B90 -312 that has all kind of built in microphones and noise control but to hear properly requires accessories.  I have a ComPilot 2 9 has around 10 functions and a Roger (acronym for something) and this cuts out noise in conversations where there are several people as in a restaurant or meeting also directs TV sound to hearing aids.  It does work though too much noise can drown it out.  It can also work with a TV .  There is a learning curve and it is frustrating.  There has not been much time for art or computers etc.  Today we are off out to lunch at the noisiest restaurant we know (Chili's) to try it.  (Chris worked hard to position the poster over my head!…

week 465 WOYWW

Thank you everyone for your kindness and understanding when I wrote last week of my trials and tribulations with Menieres.  Life is a lot calmer now the symptoms have abated.  Not quite gone, I feel them lurking like I felt as a kid that goblins and bears lurked on the stairs, round that bend at the top.
  Now trying to catch up with journals and life in general.  
My work space that I cleaned up 2 days ago and decided it looked sad,  yesterday made backgrounds and today, two for my Wanderlust journal.  Workspace is looking happier.
The large journal to the rear is my Wanderlust schedule.  Painted the kraft cover as I hate that color.  It always blows my lid off when visiting sites and people make wonderful things with kraft paper.  Please note cheap paints.  I have some Dick Blick artists acrylics but they are so stiff and if I mix acrylic glazing mix with them they take hours to dry.  I need to explore some of the more fluid acrylics.  
Below is my desk area.  I do some journaling …

week 464

Not a good week as I remain under the evil spell of Menieres disease that eases off a round 4 pm.  I had a few days of art activity but my enthusiasm wanes despite several interesting prompts from my art journaling groups.  Combine that with  malware that took over Google (Amazon Rewards)and was then synced to iPad and mobile.  After days of trying to remove it a young friend Carol removed it enabling a modicum of serenity ti touch my world.  We might say this was not the best of times.  To add to the craziness each cat brought in a lizard, Ms Kitty a small one and Xochitl a larger one. Neither cat is happy that daddy returned them to the great outdoors.

my desk today; the major supplies put away; now all that remains are the 
bits you think you may need when a great idea strikes 5 minutes after you throw them all out.  
This is the bag where  tissue paper is kept and was discovered by Xochitl who is now in it sleeping.   Today I went over to a newly opened "Tea" place.  Th…

week 463 I think? YES it is

Very confused today and have been since Sunday when for the second time in 8 days I woke with Menieres symptoms. It is several years since vertigo, Menierers worst  symptom, paid a visit.  and it brought along his miserable friends tinnitus and hearing loss ( i have to wear hearing aids but it was worse) and the horrible feeling of fullness in the ears.  It subsided a little so I took a Zolpidem to sleep.   Woke up feeling off balance but vertigo was gone.  This past Sunday there was no vertigo possibly as I have doubled the medication Serc but the rest were present.  I attempted my Wanderlust weekly class and you will see I am all over the place(hubby said listless, more like listing) .  Called my Otologist and she prescribed Prednisone.  This recovered some hearing, to its usual poor spot, lulled the tinnitus and the sense of fullness (like a sloshing balloon in my head to a Noddy head). I have tried to work on journals 
here is the work space, 

My computer desk, showing bright, su…

WOYWW #461

Good morning what's on your workspace today?  After a week of removing rubber stamps from woodblocks my hands are sore and fingers stiff and there still remains  5 to be cleaned of glue! Enough! for a week or two.  Yesterday I planned working in my journals.  Immediately spilled pink paint on the journal.  Too, too much so spread it around and then had to leave to dry.
below is my computer work space where I paint when doing on line classes.

Below, is were the "pinked" journals are drying I added a few other acrylics, orange and yellow.  Pink is a color I never choose to use, since my Dylusions Bubble Gum Pink dried up. Reviewing my stash of cheap paints revealed a lot of pinks, unused.  So why do I have so many pinks?  The time has come to use them up.

This is the south side where my sewing stuff used to reside.  Now donated to  a group o women who meet to sew I have attempted to turn this into an area for new stuff awaiting a permanent home. Thus, it has become a dump…

week 460 of WOYWW

Impatiently try to solve why Google is not picking up desk photos and why Spectrum music is playing such crap on the jazz channel.

This week my desk was used not for art, well a little of the time, but for the odious task of removing rubber stamps from wood block due to the (impulse) purchase of a stamping platform.  I was so impressed, after watching a gazillion videos on how to use it that I could actually stamp and produce a complete ink covered stamp.  Mine is a VERY modest stamp collection with many rubber wood blocked ones.  In a frenzy of excitement I began tearing them off only to experience fingers and stiff joints were not sharing my enthusiasm. Nor did these newly emancipated stamps produce like the newer padded ones (specifically the Azoline lovelies).   Finally the solution, to buy  E-Z backing stuff.  Amazon Prime  is  as I write, tearing through their warehouse to get it to me soon!

today is overcast and rainy it looks like England.  really but warm So I made a cuppa a…

Whats 0n Your Workspace Wednesday week 459

Good day everyone. Busy week.  managed to catch-up with Wanderlust 2018, and life Documented. The sun is shining, the cats are molting,and even the trees are leafing out.   My workspace 
Not just cleared but cleaned.   I had to make space for the new stamp platform, a whim buy after watching Kate Crane video.  She was using it with Gelli plate and with my diminishing finger and hand strength I was sold on it.  I also found several things I had searched for over the last few months.

Found scraps, that I know where vital to a creation and now a lost creation.  My paint brushes have been cleaned and separated into watercolor and acrylic brushes.   This week's teacher on Wanderlust is Dutch and has a very long name Marlene Meijer...... she is on Instagram and Facebook but she stirred my desire to conquer, well maybe not conquer but create a few journal pages in water color. 
Have a good week and I hope the sunshine is headed your way. Imagine woyww is almost at 500 posts.  Lots of wo…