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My Prized Possession

To most, this is just a piece of junk. Anyone looking through my utensil drawer would think I should have tossed it long ago.  Afterall, it's no longer functional. It just takes up space!  In my eyes it is beautiful. All of its imperfections are part of its story. Part of MY story. In 1984 I was moving into my very first apartment.  I was about to have my own kitchen.  I had nothing to put in it of course except for a set of dishes I purchased at a yard sale and some glasses Id collected from work lol. My mother took me to the store and bought me a set of pots & pans.  She also reached into her own utensil drawer and took out this very spatula.  It was one of her older ones.  Its handle already had several battle wounds from being against the side of a skillet a little too long as she used it to prepare meals for my dad and me. Over the years I have used it to prepare meals for my own family.  My children used it as they learned to cook.   I retired it about 10 years ago beca…

Harem Girl

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 2:48am Alaska time and 17 degrees!

The wind kicked back up last night so the hot tub idea got quashed.
So, I'm watching the eclipse as I type out the window from the comfort and warmth of the great indoors lol. Its almost half covered already!

Hey, have you heard The Winchester House is opening on the second??
It stars Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke. Ya can't go wrong!
I'm pretty excited to see it. I will be there for the first matinee lmao.
Id love to visit the actual house sometime. I've been in the area several times but never had the chance to stop lol. It's on the bucket list!

Synopsis -

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
I'm sure you all know the story so I won't go into details here.

I need to get another latte and get back to the eclipse.
Before I do, I will share a piece I did a while back featuring the
Exquisite H…

An American Girl

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 2:36am Alaska time and a balmy 25 degrees!

Are you all ready for the super blue blood moon?
I really hope the skies stay clear so we can get a good viewing!
We will experience the lunar eclipse at 2:48am in Alaska.
What a cool way to start the day! A super blue blood moon lunar eclipse, a latte, and a hot tub lmao 
Something tells me I may be a little late blogging in the morning lol.
Here are all the details from National Geographic

Hey, have you guys ever seen The 10th Kingdom starring Kimberly Williams, Scott Cohen, and John Larroquette? It was a made for TV mini-series back in 2000 and has quite the cult following. I won't tell you my favorite part in case you haven't seen it yet. But I will give you a hint.
A Whiter Shade of Pale is playing in the background lol.

Synopsis-
 A woman and her father get caught in a parallel world where warring trolls, giants and goblins have fragmented the kingdoms of Snow White, Cinderella, and…

Your Queen Awaits

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 3:05am in the frozen far north and 24 degrees!
I'm one latte down and about ready for #2 lol
A huge change from the -12 we had yesterday lol.
The warmer weather has also brought with it a huge wind storm.
The power has already flashed 3 times.

Last night we watched Blade Runner 2049.
My husband suggested it, and boy am I glad he did!
No spoilers here, but I totally didn't see that coming!
I'm just gonna leave that there ;) 

Synopsis -
 Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years.

Ok, I want to get my second cuppa now in case I lose power lol.
 Before I go, I want to share a recent promo I did featuring
The DForce Sophisticated Elegance gown by WildDesigns.



Y…

Forsaken

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 3:31am in the frozen far north and -12 degrees.
I'm one latte down and about ready for #2 lol

Hey, have you seen Doctor Strange yet?
It came out in 2016 but I'm sure there are some out there who haven't taken the time. Or maybe even thought it wasn't their cuppa tea lol.
Well, let me tell ya, this movie ROCKS!

Here is what James Dyer of the Empire had to say,
  "A bizarre and beautiful detour on the Marvel journey, which culminates in a mind-bending, expectation-inverting final act. Not to be watched under the influence."

The Synopsis-
  Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose betwee…

Show Girl

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 2:30am  Alaska time and -7 degrees.
I'm one latte down and about ready for #2 lol

I'm currently watching a movie I found on VUDU called
Pacific Rim. Its got 71% on the Rotten Tomato meter.
I'm really diggin' it so far. It kinda puts me in the mind of the old Godzilla movies with a modern twist and WAY better effects lol. I'm starting to feel a little nostalgic here! As a kid, I used to love those movies :D

Synopsys -
Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind's last hope now lies with a washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam), an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) and an old, obsolete Jaeger.

Hey, I'm go…

Pink

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 2:30am  Alaska time and 2 degrees.
We got some major powder yesterday. It's super fine stuff.
The dogs kept coming in looking like they had been dusted with flour lol.

My daughter came over yesterday and we made beef stew.
It was the perfect weather for it. By the time it was done, there was a whole pot full. Plenty for her to take a good amount home as well lol. If she comes today, I think the plan is peanut butter cookies :D

So I recently purchased a copy of
The Grand Budapest Hotel on VUDU.
If you haven't seen it yet, you are in for a treat! Its got 92% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter.

The Synopsys-
In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly…

Speak Easy

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 3:30am  Alaska time and -2 degrees.
I've got one latte down and just about ready for my second lol

Have you seen  The Lost City of Z starring Charlie Hunnam?!
It got 4 & 1/2 stars on the rotten tomato meter. It's a long movie. 2hrs & 20 minutes worth.
But man is it good, and based on actual events to boot!

The Synopsys -
   Set in the 1920s and based on author David Grann’s bestseller, it tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide (Robert Pattinson) returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove…

Assume the Position

Good Morning followers and art aficionados,
Its 5:30am  Alaska time and 6 degrees.
I've inhaled 2 lattes already and am considering a third lol

Last night I watched an older Syfy movie called Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz.
Found it on VUDU. I thought it was exquisite!
It only got a 50% rating on the rotten tomato meter, but I think it's because it's such a "deep" flick. It is not something you can watch while the kids are screaming in the background or if you are distracted in any way.
Well, you can. But you won't be able to keep up lol.

"Hired to crack a theorem, reclusive computer genius Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) begins to make headway until his controlled world is interrupted by seductive Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry) and turbulent Bob (Lucas Hedges)."

My advice, watch it after the kids are asleep and the house is quiet. I loved it!

Its time to get started on today's promos, but before I do I wanted to share a couple I did a while bac…

Hot Between The Sheets

Jepes Sheets that is.
My promo for the new Jepe's BeddingZ for Michael 8 set was just released and I had to share!
Its phenomenal and comes complete with bed prop, bedding, poses for both sheets and character and a huge amount of color options for the linens.



Go and check it out at the Daz Store!

Jack Frost

Good Morning!
It's currently 3:30am in Alaska. It's also 15 degrees and snowing.
Latte #1 is down and Dr. Who is playing on the iPad.

Last night I watched Enemy of the State starring Will Smith.
It was released in 1998. An oldie but a goodie lol
A corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) has a congressman assassinated to assure the passage of expansive new surveillance legislation. When a videotape of the murder ends up in the hands of Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith), a labor lawyer and dedicated family man, he is framed for murder. With the help of ex-intelligence agent Edward "Brill" Lyle (Gene Hackman), Dean attempts to throw Reynolds off his trail and prove his innocence.
If you haven't seen it yet, check it out.

It's going to be a busy day at the Hermit House and I want to get some promos done before it all begins. Not to mention that I really need my other latte lol.
So, before I get started I'm going to share a recent…

Warcraft Inspired Art

Good Morning!
It's currently 7:30am in Alaska and 11 degrees.
I'm slurping latte #2 and Lonesome Dove is playing on the iPad.

If you recall, yesterday I was watching Warcraft.
These promos were the result lol.
They feature the Vinnuth Kriegor Battle Mega Armor by BadKitteh Co!
I was so jazzed when I discovered I was going to get to play with this set!
I was already watching Warcraft, so I had to jet over to the Daz Store and get the new Orc HD to go with it lol.



After the first one was complete, I decided to try it out on She Orc
also from the Daz store. As you can see, it out worked nicely!
I had an issue with the toes, so I didn't show the boots.
Regardless, I'm pleased as punch with how she turned out!



Sorry about the double post.
I was just so excited that I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to share lol.
Peace Out

Little Miss Lilly

Good Morning!
It's currently 3:45am in Alaska and 6 degrees.
I'm one latte down and still working on prying my eyelids open lol
Last night I chose a new movie called
Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters and Zackary Arthur. Its got a 5.9 on the rotten tomatoes meter.

A teenage girl (Anne Winters) and her little brother (Zackary Arthur) try to survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents (Cage and Bair) to turn violently on their own children.
Its all out mayhem! There's' bits of comedy, a little bit of blood and a whole lot of suspense. I rather enjoyed it! I hope you do too.

Ok, I really need more coffee. Before I head on over to the coffee altar.
Let me just share a promo I did back in November.
It features Harper by  Tempesta3d. She reminds me so much of the adorable, freckle-faced little girl next door that I named this piece after her lol. The background environment is  The Old Barn set from Daz.




I th…

Vintage

Good Morning!
Its currently 3:30am in the frozen far north and -2 degrees.
I'm two lattes down and seriously considering a third today lol.
I've got Warcraft  playing on the iPad.
As if you didn't know, Its a 2016 film directed by Duncan Jones and starring Travis Fimmel.
It revolves around an Orc clan looking to escape their dying world. They use dark magic to open a portal into the land of man. I'm digging it so far. I love special effects lol.

Seeing all these warriors inspires me to share a promo I did a while back via Sympatico Studio.
It features the Chainmaille shaders by the folks at SynfulMindz.
You get 20 glorious shaders for use in DazStudio 4.9 and up.



Trust me when I tell ya, you're going to want these.
Enjoy the movie and happy rendering!

Euphoric

Good Morning!
It's currently 4:30am in my neck-o-the-woods and -5 degrees.
I'm one latte down and I've got Identity Theif playing on the iPad.
It's from 2016 and stars  Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
Diana (Melissa McCarthy), has been living large under accountant Sandy Pattersons' (Jason Bateman) identity. It all started when he purchased identity theft protection from Diana over the phone and divulged all of his personal information. Now, he will stop at nothing to clear his name and credit rating. It is hilarious! lol

I'm just about to go and make latte #2 and get started on the next promo. Before I go, I wanted to share a recent promo I did via Sympatico Studio.
It featured the Flamingo Heels and No Bird texture set by the folks at SynfulMindz



The shoes come with Pose Feet, Pose Toes and 4 Mats. Iray optimized of course!
With the No Bird texture set, you get an additional 6 iray optimized mats to change up the look of these epic heels. Click those link…

Curiosity Catches The Cat

Good Morning!
It's currently 2:30am in my neck-o-the-woods and 21 degrees.
I'm one latte down and I've got Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell playing on the iPad.
The show premiered on 9 May 2016 at 10pm on BBC Two as part of the commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. I just discovered it on Brit Box.
For those who have access, it also plays on BBC Two. Check it out, I think you will like it lol.

I'm just about to go and make latte #2 and get started on some new promos. Before I go, I wanted to share a recent promo I did via Sympatico Studio. It features the
Spring Pastel texture set for Lisa's Botanicals Tulips.



Napalm Arsenal did a bang-up job on this set. The colors are so soft and lovely!
They will be perfect for all those summer and springtime renders.
You can find them both over at HiveWire3D!

Pretty As A Picture

Good Morning!
It's currently 3:45am in my neck-o-the-woods and holding at 25 degrees. It has dropped a little. I managed to get the ice chipped off the front deck yesterday before it refroze. With my record of falling down stairs, that's a HUGE plus lol.
I'm currently marathoning the complete Harry Potter series :D
Harry is currently on the train and on his way to Hogwarts for the first time. What a blast from the past! I remember taking my kids to see it at the theater when it first hit the big screen. Fun times. Fond memories.

I'm just about to go and make latte #2 and get started on some new promos. Before I go, I wanted to share one from last October.
Again, I have to hand it to Anagord. Antonia for Genesis 3 female is supreme. She has such a unique and versatile look!



She would fit right in at the mosh pit with a mohawk & piercings and also on a terrace in Vienna with her long hair & gown billowing in the breeze.  she has 10 Iray Eye Colors, 10 Iray Makeup…

The Look

Hello, out there my artsy friends!
It's currently 4pm and 41 degrees in the not so frozen far north.
The temps haven't changed a wink all day.
I had to make a mad dash to town to get cream for tomorrows latte and now my poor jeep is filthy!
As soon as everything freezes again I will have to go to the carwash lol

It's time to start working on dinner.
Before I go, Id like to share a promo I did back in November via Sympatico Studio.
It features the Versus texture set for the Modern Goth outfit by Nirvy.



Again,  Anagord killed it with this set!
You get a whopping 10 complete sets with both leather and latex options!
If you are a fan of the base outfit, you will definitely want this add-on!
See you on the flip side :D

Gothic Lolita

Good Morning all you artsy tube surfers!
It's currently 2:42am and 41 degrees in the not so frozen far north. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I'm saving a bundle on heating lol
On the other hand, ya don't get somethin' for nothin'. Come springtime, every creepy crawly, flying, stinging, buzzing, biting insect that lives in my neck-0-the-woods will be out in droves.

I didn't watch anything last night. Didn't even turn on the TV. As soon as dinner was done I turned off the stove & went to bed lol. This morning I have a show from the SyFy channel called
Superstition.
The series tells the story of the Hastings family, the owners of a funeral home and the cemetery in La Rochelle. They provide additional services for the aftermath of dead people killed by demonic infernals. If you don't have SyFy channel you can also get it on Netflix.

It's time to break away and make my second latte.
Before I go, Id like to share a promo I did a while…

Raver Kitty

Good Afternoon!
It's currently 4pm and 45 degrees in the great state of Alaska.
Today, my daughter Summer and I went to brunch over at the Roadside Inn.
Its one of my favorite local spots. It's kinda like Cheers. Everybody knows your name lol
I got the Cheeseburger & steak fries. She got the western omelet & hashbrowns.
We both had plenty of goodies left over for the dogs lol.
Afterwards, we took a scenic drive out to Talkeetna.
We saw moose, lots of melting snow, mud and a beautifully dynamic sky.
I had wanted to stop and get you some pics of the mountain range, but the parking area was way too icy for my taste. Maybe next time lol.

This evening, I wanted to share a promo I did last month via Sympatico Studio.
It features Moon for Genesis 8 Female by Marcius. She is a beautiful little thing with delicately pointed ears and unique shape. She also has a lovely skin texture and great makeup options.

Id also like to draw your attention to those awesome gloves that Moon i…

The Bird Hunter

Good Morning!
It's currently 3:33am in Alaska and 29 degrees.
Were you an X-Files fan back in the day?
I know I sure was! When I heard they were going to start it back up again I was a bit dubious. BUT, since they were able to procure all of the same main characters I decided to give it a shot. Ordered it up on VUDU last night. I loved it! You won't be finding any spoilers here so no worries. I'm just saying if you were once a fan, you will be again. You can catch it on Wednesday nights on Fox, or get it on VUDU.

I'm just about to grab my second latte and start working on some more promos.
Before I do, I wanted to share a recent promo that I did via Sympatico Studio.
It features the Ombre Prism texture set by Napalm Arsenal.
They were created for Bell Flowers by Lisa's Botanicals.



You get 16 flower colors and 6 options for the greenery.
WOW, that's a lot of options!
You can find them both over at HiveWire3D
I hope you like it. It's fun to do a little someth…

Strike A Pose

Good Morning!
It's currently 6am in Alaska and 22 degrees.
Last night I watched Freak Show starring Alex Lawther and Bette Midler. 
Lawther plays the role of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra-conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen. It was FANTASTIC!
Its currently in theaters, or you can find it on VUDU.

I'm just about to start working on some more promos.
Before I do, I wanted to share an older promo that I did via Sympatico STudio.
It features the Insurrection Pose set for G8F by Faber Inc.



This set was designed to depict the use of weapons but I wanted to show that you weren't limited to that lol. Enjoy!

Morning Smoke

Good Morning!
It's currently 3am in Alaska and OMG, it's 38 degrees!
We are having a heat wave lol.
I've got The new X-Files playing on the iPad.
I'm one latte down and about to start working on some more promos.

Before I do, I wanted to share an older promo that I did via Sympatico Studio.
 It features Stallion Poses for Genesis 8 Male and Michael 8.
This set is 40% off right now! You can find them over at The Daz Store



I hope you like it. I don't get the opportunity to work with male characters often.
I rather enjoyed doing something different :)

Guardian of the FlutterBies

Good afternoon!
It's currently 3:30pm in Alaska and OMG, it's 39 degrees!
The wind is howling out there. Let's hope the power holds out lol.
I'm just finishing off my last promo for the day.
I've got Lord Of War starring Nicholas Cage playing on the iPad.
I'm thinking I may turn off the iPad & PC and go watch the big TV :P

Before I do, I wanted to share a promo that I did via Sympatico Studio recently.
 It features Ayuna by Deva3D




I love her little freckles. She can be the girl next door with braids & cutoffs or even a fairy queen with elaborate wings. The only limitations are your own imagination!

Mysterious

Good morning one & all!
It's currently 6am in Alaska and 11 degrees.
I'm about to make my second latte of the day.
I've got  Black sails playing on the iPad.  Its an action-packed series from Starz.
If you haven't watched it yet, check it out!

I also wanted to share a couple of promos that I did via Sympatico Studio a while back.
They both feature Susan G3F by Sabby & FWArt





She is a lovely versatile character and has great makeup & eye options.
I truly enjoyed working with her. You should definitely add her to your runtime!

The Mystic

Good morning one & all!
It's currently 3:33am in Alaska and a balmy 37 degrees!
The snow is actually melting.  Our weather is all over the place this year lol.
I've got Agent Cody Banks staring Frankie Muniz playing on the iPad. 
Its a great movie dealing with some real-life teenage issues and some far-fetched ones as well. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out!
I'm just about to get started on some more promos but before I do,
I wanted to share a recent one I did via Sympatico Studio.
It features Ayumi G8 by Tempesta



As always, I hope you like it. I rather pleased with this one myself lol.

Dance Fever

Good morning Planet Earth!
Its currently 4:43am in Alaska and a balmy 20 dgrees!
Ive got The Lost City of Z , starring Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, and Sienna playing on the iPad.
Its an excellent movie. If you havent seen it yet, check it out!

Im just about to get back to work on some more promos but before I do,
I wanted to share a recnt one I did via Sympatico Studio.
It features Charissa G3 by Deva3D



I deefinately consider her an asset to my runtime. Go on over there and snag her!

Detention

Good morning Planet Earth!
It's currently 1:50am in Alaska and a balmy 27 degrees!
I've got Red Dwarf season 11 playing on the iPad.
I'm working on my first latte of the day and am waiting on the other half who is coming in on the redeye.
Today, I wanted to share one I did a while back via Sympatico Studio.
It features Gracen for Genesis 8 Female by 3DSublimeProductions


She is young. She is fun and a perfect fit for your runtime. Swing on by & check her out!

The Funky Fairy

Good morning one and all!
It's currently 10:19am in Alaska and a balmy 13 degrees. I've got Startreck Voyager playing on the iPad.  I'm sipping on some sweet tea and am about to get busy doing more promos lmao
Before I do, I wanted to share one I did a while back via Sympatico Studio.
It features Saira by 3DSublimeProductions & Silver.



She is fun. She is FUNKY and a definite asset to your runtime! Go and get her :D

The Perils of Childhood

Good morning one and all!
It's currently 5:32am in Alaska and 10 degrees . I've got Startreck Voyager playing on the iPad.
I'm sipping on some sweet tea and am about to get busy doing promos lmao
Before I do, I wanted to share one I did a while back via Sympatico Studio.
It features the Every Woman pose set from Daz



I hope you like it. Its one of my personal favorites lol

After Hours

Good morning one and all!
Its 2:31am in Alaska and it's 8 degrees. I've got Dr. Who playing on the iPad.
I'm sipping on my first latte of the day and munching on some cold pizza.
I think I like it better cold for breakfast than I do the night before when it's fresh & hot lmao

Today I wanted to share a recent promo I did via Sympatico Studio.
It's got a bit of a creep factor to it for some ;)


It features the Evil Clown HD for Genesis 8 Male, Bad Clown hairpieces for Genesis 8 and
Bad Clown Jumpsuit for Genesis 8 Male
 You can find them all over at The Daz Store
Sweet dreams!

The Crimson Fae

Good morning to all of you out surfing the tubes! Its 6:09am up here in the frozen far north and -4. Yep, it's freakin' cold!  I've got Ghost Asylum playing on the iPad and I'm sipping on my first latte of the day.  That first sip is always like a little piece of heaven lol.
Today I wanted to share a recent promo I did via Sympatico Studio. I features the Sweetheart Texture set for Lisa's Botanicals Tulips by Napalm Arsenal.  You can find them both over at HiveWire3D


I hope you like it. I had lots of fun working on it.

Life Of The Party

Good Morning Everyone! Its 1:51am and -7 In my neck-O-the-woods. I'm sipping on my second latte and have a SYFY show called Superstition playing on the iPad.  It's in its first season. I think I like it lol. Today I'd like to share a promo I did back in October featuring Thana for Genesis 8 Female by Silver and 3DSublimeProductions. She has lots of makeup and eye options to give her just the look you need. Head on over and have a look. You will definitely be wanting her for your runtime.


Addicted to Hot

Good Morning everyone! Its 4:44am and -3 way up here in the frozen far north. We literally have frost on the snow lol. Freya, my Parador has already been out to bark at stuff 4 times in the last 40 minutes lol.  I'm banking there is a moose around somewhere.  Before I start my day I wanted to share a recent promo I did for Sympatico Studio  featuring the sexy Addicted to Hot Again pose set for G3F-V7 by Ilona Vozari 


You get: 20 poses for Victoria 7 - right 20 poses for Victoria 7- left
20 poses for Genesis 3 Female - right 20 poses for Genesis 3 Female - left
You are definitely going to want these for your runtime!

Tea Time

Good morning Everyone! Well, technically its morning lol. It's 1:23am in Alaska and a balmy 14 degrees! That's quite the improvement considering we have been in the negative the last few days :P I've got Beowulf starring Anthony Hopkins & Angelina Jolie playing on the iPad. Its a freebie this month on VUDU! Today I wanted to share a promo I did featuring  Pin Up Girls - Pin Up Girls - Head and Body Morphs for G8F Vol 1 by the illustrious Anagord.  I hope you like it. 

My Prized Possession

To most, this is just a piece of junk. Anyone looking through my utensil drawer would think I should have tossed it long ago.  Afterall, it's no longer functional. It just takes up space!  In my eyes it is beautiful. All of its imperfections are part of its story. Part of MY story. In 1984 I was moving into my very first apartment.  I was about to have my own kitchen.  I had nothing to put in it of course except for a set of dishes I purchased at a yard sale and some glasses Id collected from work lol. My mother took me to the store and bought me a set of pots & pans.  She also reached into her own utensil drawer and took out this very spatula.  It was one of her older ones.  Its handle already had several battle wounds from being against the side of a skillet a little too long as she used it to prepare meals for my dad and me. Over the years I have used it to prepare meals for my own family.  My children used it as they learned to cook.   I retired it about 10 years ago beca…