This is another voting entry, but not for me. My friend Rickie has a shot at being on the hit TV show 'Glee' and I would love to see him fulfill one of his many dreams (being an actor/singer, he has more dreams than there are stars in the sky).

He has a lovely singing voice and would a perfect addition to the cast of Glee. Plus he's so cute when he can't get the video to stop recording. :)

You can vote once a day, so keep those votes going. He's promised to throw a pizza party for everyone who votes for him if he wins, too. So yanno... pizza, singing, artsy theatre nerds... you know you want this.

What is Easter without ducks? My mom's moscovy ducks are so personable. She has a flock of four (five?) that wander around her farm and get curious when I bring my 'art studio in a box' over to draw/paint in the garden. One little female is fascinated by my cell phone and tries to grab at it whenever she sees it. She also has a fondness for paintbrushes, I've discovered.

In other news, VOTE FOR ME! :)

Linda B's Jewelry Designs has her top 5 Etsy finds from last week, and I'm on the list! All I'm asking is for you to head on over to her blog and leave a comment for my floral cream skirt. While you're there, also check out her shop on Etsy. (This is one of my favorites.)

Ah, a relaxing moment. So few and far between. But the moments 'inbetween' don't seem any more hurried than this right moment right here. Making art, being crafty, doesn't seem like real "work" to me. It's never hurried, it's never hard, and I don't have some untalented hack standing over me saying "I thought you were going to come up with something good."

(Yeah, I heard that a lot at my last job.)

So this crafty life, it's a lot of work to make pretty things, and there's the promoting and networking and art shows, but the actual act of making anything at all... that's all that matters. None of it seems like "work" so I kinda feel like maybe I'm cheating by not having a "real job" that makes me miserable, and calls me in at weird hours on my days off, or gives me crap benefits, or makes me work a 10-hour register shift, or any of the other things I've done in the name of Corporate Sellouts before to get by in this world.

I could get used to this.
April's Art Calendar I finished my art journal calendar for April as part of the Art Calendar 2010 365 challenge!

It's been awhile since I've done any mixed media collage, so I'm a little bit rusty. But the goal I've set for myself is to make at least 1 bit of art every day for the next 30 days. This counts as 2 since I worked on it over two days in two different directions.

You can't see it in the pictures, but the right-hand page has glitter ALL over it.

Click here for more art journal calendar goodness!

I just realized how sad it is that I actually write down "ICC 10-man" on my physical calendar to remind me that yes, I have commitments outside of art and family. It's a freakin' video game, but I write it on the day planner.

And yes, I have a portrait of my avatar.
She's pretty hawt, actually.

I see why guys like to play the female toons on World of Warcraft.

I just noticed the WoW Armory is doing their own little April Fool's joke: instead of a Draenei hunter, today I'm a Tuskarr hunter! Oh, those jokers.