Crank calls

Or…playing around with telemarketers…

Today it was some Asian guy from Microsoft. Allegedly. I have to say that for legal purposes.

My husband’s latest pastime is screwing with the robocallers. Since we’re “older” we get a lot of calls from people offering us deals on security systems and gadgets that call emergency services in case we fall and can’t get up.

What he does is put them on hold. He acts like he is going to get something. Today it was “Let me turn on my computer….”

The callers eventually hang up.

Hubby actually has called some back and put them on hold again. I told him to stop doing that. It’s actually illegal. Harassing Communications. Not that this is actionable.

This is what retirees do for fun. The ones who don’t have hobbies.

Saturday notes

I never feel alone. I have an adoring audience. Two pair of eyes on me all of the time….plus a husband lurking around somewhere. 

I still haven’t made the move to the big studio space across the drive and might not until fall. Waiting for a handyman to materialize is part of the equation. He did come fix some issues that had on the exterior of the building. I’m thankful for that. I might just do a lot of the inside work myself. I did the original work so it might be better if I do the remodel too. I had dreams of being more of an observer this time. Oh well. I can do it.


Taken in my studio, the unedited version. 

“Equus II” — encaustic on burlap

I participated in an exhibit that was held by the Alabama chapter of the Women’s Caucus on Art (WCA) back in August of last year. A showcase of southern women artists, it was hosted by the University of North Alabama in their gallery. 


Severe weather blew through here last night. I haven’t heard yet if we had tornadoes close by but there was a lot of wind and people were talking about wind damage on social media. 

Welcome to Spring. 


I love using those molded paper packaging inserts in some of my art projects. I have always been inspired by artists that explored “compartmentalism” and these molded paper inserts have such interesting shaped interiors. 

Self Driving Cars….

Seriously. So a self driving car hit a pedestrian in New Mexico. What would you do if you were in a self driving Uber that was about to mow down someone in a crosswalk? 😮 Or if you were about to go over a cliff? 😮 😮

It sounds good in theory, but wow. Yes its fun to imagine. I would rather have a flying carpet.


The studio space is shaping up nicely. More work to be done to the ceiling and things in the building have to be shifted around. I am sharing the downstairs with unused exercise equipment and other household storage. 

The studio cat, Elvis is happy to share.