Sunday, November 22, 2015

Getting ready for Thanksgiving and Black Friday...

Thanksgiving is on the horizon! Woo hoo! I've been getting ready. My sister-in-law and niece are coming to town to visit, so I'm busy cleaning house. I still have to get a few things at the grocery store as well. I pretty much have cooking the meal well in hand. My brother will help with prep work, and it's basically do a little something, go away for a while, come back and do some more, etc... We eat our meal at dinner time, so we have all day to cook. I feel that instead of trying to get it all done at once, it's easier to just take our time, and take breaks! We serve turkey, dressing, gravy, rice, corn, beans, candied sweet potatoes, baked apples, and cranberry sauce. For dessert there will be pumpkin, pecan, and frosted cherry pies. I usually get the pecan pies baked the day before, and pies are the first thing I work on in the morning!

Of course, following Thanksgiving is "Black Friday". I just love how the name that retailers gave that day leaked out to the public. Sadly, so many stores open on Thanksgiving now. I don't approve, but understand that if you've got kids, you likely have to go out and get those deals. I have most of my holiday shopping done by Thanksgiving, so for me, Black Friday is mostly to find stuff like dvd's. My brother and I started going each year, and have been doing so for quite some time. 

Need some unique Holiday gift ideas? You know I gotta plug my art! Original art can be a fun gift, as well as beaded jewelry. You will find both at my Etsy store:

Looking for things like t-shirts? Or coffee mugs? You can get my art on lots of cool items in my Zazzle, Society6, and Red Bubble stores. And you get more choices of designs, from comic book heroes to digitally altered photos & paintings, to just about anything my fevered brain comes up with!

I also have sketch cards & beefcake photos in my eBay store! Warning: my eBay store isn't for everyone's taste. The store is divided into sections, so if you only want to look at sketch cards, or comic books, you have that option. BTW: beefcake fans, I will have a Black Friday sale for photos!

I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Take Care! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Monkees Monthly #9

My Monkees obsession continues. I just got a copy of Monkees Monthly #9. This was a UK published fanzine, from the 1960's. I now have five issues, and I'm surprised by how good the condition of these zines are! Are these from some stash of uncirculated copies? The five issues I've managed to find all appear to be unread, and the worst damage was that one had a bit of spine roll, like it had been sitting in a stack for a long time.

Anyway, I haven't read this issue yet, but I have looked through it. Lots of great photos, as always! I've scanned some for your enjoyment!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

dj mix: Retro-esque 2015 Volume 5

DJ KOR: Retro-esque 2015 Volume 5

*Sometimes (2015 Mix) - Erasure
*Lights (The Rooftop Boys Remix) - Hurts
*You Must Learn All Night Long (Swamp Mix) - Fantastic Plastic Machine
*Obsession (Remix) - Animotion
*The Promise (Select Mix) - When In Rome
*Let The Beat Hit ‘Em (With Love Remix) - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
*Voyage, Voyage (Estaban’s Akashic Klub Remix) - Desireless
*Call It Love (Trego Snare Version 2) - Yello
*Heart Skips A Beat (MNEK’s Gimmeabeat Mix) - Olly Murs
*I Wanna Have Some Fun (Have Some Fun Mix) - Samantha Fox
*Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Single Remix) - Cornershop
*Dancer (Casamena Remix) - Jody Watley 
*Every Shade Of Blue (Hot Tracks Mix) - Bananarama
*I’m A Slave 4 U (Barry Harris 2K14 Pumped Up T-Puss Remix) - Britney Spears
*Levels (Jump Smokers Radio Edit) - Nick Jonas
*Love’s About To Change My Heart (Hot Tracks Mix) - Donna Summer
*The Hitman (Original Mix) - AB Logic
*Restless (RAC Mix) - New Order
*Video Killed The Radio Star (Picco Elektro Radio Mix) - Andrew Spencer

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Beaded Necklace Commission

This past week I finished up a commissioned necklace piece. The buyer wanted a substantial piece, and I did this double-stranded necklace. It is similar to pieces I have done before. I used a black, white, grey, and silver seed bead mix and then specialty beads for the accents. The jump ring is there at the buyer's request, and he wanted a necklace he could just put on over his head. I had fun doing this piece, and hope to get some more beadwork done soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Abstract Beaded Bracelet!

I created a new bracelet, using a freestyle peyote stitch. It's been a while since I've done any beadwork, so completing this felt great!

Monday, November 2, 2015


I hope that everyone had a Happy Hallowe'en! Mine was so-so. Not many kids out trick-or-treating, so there's a good bit of leftover candy. Woo woo! 

The last couple of days, I've been working on listing beefcake photos on eBay! You can check them out at:  I had a photo shoot with a new model last week, and some of those are listed, as well as many, many others. 

I haven't started writing yet for NaNoWriMo. I'm still reading over what I wrote last year. Almost done with it tho, and hope to start writing today or tomorrow. I've seen where I need to work on parts of what's been written, but I want to finish the story before I do any rewrites.

That's about all I have to report for you right now. Take care! Have a groovy week!