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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…

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 Little Red Riding Hood.

you'll find fantasy, action, romance, and adventure. Oh, and its family-friendly to boot! What more could you want? I got my copy on iTunes ages ago, but I just saw that they offer it on VUDU now as well!


Ok, enough babbling on. I need another latte lol
Before I go, I wanted to share a piece I did a while back featuring 1971s Celestial Defender







I used a few iray shaders on it to give a little bit of an aged look.
Its a must have for you Syfy / space artists out there. Swing on by and check it out,
Then enjoy the movie!

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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…