Friday, August 15, 2008

New Banner Here + New Blog #2!


(This is the current greeting among Missy's pals this's so hokey, it makes me chuckle every time I hear it.)

So, how do you likey my new banner? I have been wanting a banner-lift for a while, and yesterday I just rolled up my sleeves and made something I'd had in my head. I dunno, I kinda like it.

And hey, guess what? What's a year without me creating a blog, right? So far this year, I haven't done that. But, wait! LOL, yup, I did it again, hehe.

Seriously, I've been wanting to separate my life and opinions from my art. This blog has a good title for my life and opinion posts, so it became apparent the the new blog #2 needed to be the art one. That's how Paper Paisleys art journal blog was born!

There is still tons to do over there in the way of transferring links and decorating here and there, but I'll fill in those things as I go. Please go visit and see the banner I created for that blog, too. :-)

Meanwhile, here at the ranch, I need to catch up. I was blessed to have been given no less than 3 blogging awards in July, and I have them displayed on my sidebar.

Karyn awarded me the Twinks Award.

Then, Benita and Jill both awarded me the Brillante Award. Thank you very much, Ladies! (And Happy Birthday, Jill!)

The rules for the "Brillante Weblog" award are:
The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
Link to the person you received your award from.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Put links to those blogs on yours.
Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
I am giving the "Brillante Weblog" award to the following bloggers:

1. Cheryl - she needs a tiny little pick-me-up right now
2. Lynn - I've been thinking about arthritis and wrestling lately, and that fits only one person I know! ;-)
3. Noelia - I've been working on a special sumpsump for her, a year overdue {hangs head in shame}, but good things happen for a reason and ever since I decided on something I loved, I finally started it last week. Soon, my friend. And hoping you are having fun on your trip. :-)
4. Maureen - she's funny and I have so many of her posts to catch up on {hangs head once more in shame}
5. Vicki - love this woman...and she and her DH need some healing thoughts right now.
6. Theresa - because she is the only female golfer I know :-)
7. Texas Kim - this girl needs another job and maybe this will be good luck. :-)

Onto other items of note, my health has worsened a bit since the spring. The arthritis needs strong meds and then I get complications that are a pita as much as the disease.

I definitely have to close up my tax shop and there'll be no more working for the next several months. I'm embarrassed to say that I have ADD now as one of those treatment complications. Lord, I'm really glad I didn't have this my entire life. They tell me it will go away once I finish the therapy protocol, but part of me wonders about it. And I'm also told that it gets better as I learn to deal with it better. Hope so. Typing is still a real chore some days.

I've really had to re-think my involvement in almost everything in my life this year. This is why I've not been blogging so much. That saved energy works better for me if I put it into my art because that calms me down and helps me practice focussing. Since "focus" was my Word for 2007, how creepy is that, that I would be taught the following year that I was then a pretty good focusser, after all, before I really needed work now.

Making things also helps me stay more positive. It's been tough to lose your previous life-as-you-knew-it, in bits and pieces, inch by inch, slowly. It just never stops, ya know? I am going to write more frequently though. Just maybe in shorter spurts. And then just upload images to Paper Paisleys with few words. On those days that a big old post (like this one! Already breaking my rules...) seems too complicated and hard to do.

That's my cue to sign off for now...Sooner and Laterz!


csimmers said...

Thanks for the award. You made me smile. It's been hard to do that this past week. HUGS!

Theresa said...

Awww, thanks! I really wouldn't call my a "golfer" though. You should see me play!

Sarah C. said...

Glad to see you back posting! And now smacking myself realizing I haven't replied to your email. Love the new banner. Off to check out the new art blog. :)

Lynn said...

OMG Aimes, I've been doing a lot of thinking about you. I too have been in quite a bit of pain. It's been sooooo humid here, nuf said. Thank you sooo much for that amazing award. You truly made my day. I hope your treatment starts to work for you. Mine does help but not for to long.

Love, Love, Love the new banner! I can't wait to check out #2 to see that new banner. One day I will figure out how to do a nifty banner also. Off now to check blog #2.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aimeslee! It is SO GOOD to be reading your blog. You have been much on my mind and in my prayers. Checked out your new blog and added it to my favorites! More later...

Noelia said...

awww Aimes, that's so sweet, thanks for the award. No need to hand your head in shame ya know? No pressure my friend, just have fun creating ok?

jill said...

Hi Aimeslee! So happy to hear from you. Cool new banner and new blog!

cookievf said...

Hey Aime, I'm sending you some hugs with a juicy, red ::CHERRY:: on top!! I was so sorry to read that you're in more pain these days, along with the other complications - that basically SUCKS! But I know things will get better since you're
-> taking care of yourself! <-

I really love the idea of antics & rantics (so "YOU" - ya know?) and I'll be back soon. are one HECK of a gal!! thanks for thinking of me (and hubs)!! love, vicki xo