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Wizard World Chicago

by on Mar.08, 2015, under General

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My Granddaughter Odessa met #norman_reedus at #Fanfest in Chicago this weekend.  She is an Artist and he was thrilled to sign the Terminus Canvas she designed.

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Celebrate…Winter is Waning

by on Mar.02, 2015, under General

Wine Bags in Our Etsy Store

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RelativeArt

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Monsters Cafe

by on Feb.28, 2015, under General

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This is another 4×4 Notecard from my “Dreams on Caffeine” Collection. Soon to be available online.
I love to visit new coffeeshops while traveling…Inspiring this New Collection.  All Photographs and quotes are from my Original Coffee driven Mind.

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Dreams On Caffeine

by on Feb.26, 2015, under General

Announcing a New 4×4 Blank Note Card Line…Featuring quirky Coffee Pictures and Original Quotes.
This Collection can be purchased at MOWA…The Museum of Wisconsin Art.
Soon to be available online at www.relativeart.com. 

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New T-Shirt Line

by on Sep.09, 2013, under T-Shirts

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This is the First Shirt of My T-Shirt Empire.  The Shirt Reads…”I DESERVE TO BE ME”.  I am painstakingly setting it up in the marketplace on our website.  http://www.relativeart.com.   I am Simplifying the website which is actually harder to do with all of the photography and now the Marketplace.  Sold 6 shirts and am excited to do another run including some Hoodies.   I have one black shirt size M. (runs small) listed on the site so far.  Working on the online catalog.  Please be patient.

 

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Here we go again

by on Sep.03, 2013, under General

With Three Jobs… My Own Art Business… Traveling… Relative Art Website….Two Twitter Accounts… Google+… And This Blog… I have decided to Become a SuperWoman in Training.

I will dust off this Social Media Entity and fill it again with The “Comings and Goings” of Lessons Learned and Successes.   I am working on quite a few New Product Lines.  I am also A new Devotee of Comic Cons.   Stay Tuned and Hold On for A Wild Ride…Superwoman

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Had to call in my Friends for a Favor

by on May.24, 2012, under General

I had to ask my New Awesome Friends to help me fend off outside time-wasters.    I need to work on The Website…http://www.relativeart.com,   The Relative Art Blog,  Two Pinterest Accounts,  Google Analytics,  Two Twitter accounts, My Google+ Account and Relative Art Facebook Page.  I’m putting all my Trust in these Competent Friends.

 

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This is not a CM111 Blog

by on Feb.10, 2011, under General

But I’m Just Saying….It Could Be.

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ENOUGH

by on Feb.09, 2011, under Reflections

Watch Out 2011

From this day forward….I am transforming myself into One Strong Anti-Procrastination Mean Machine.

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Heaven…..Hmmm

by on Feb.08, 2011, under Packers

Heaven

Listen Closely

Listen

LISTEN

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Overwhelmed!!!

by on Feb.06, 2011, under General

I did get my cable bill lowered and they threw in faster internet and HBO and Cinemax. But, I am going crazy with all the choices .  First I have to sort out the inappropriate movies and then decide between new ones and the hundreds I have seen in the theatres.  And then I have to make sure I don’t miss any TV shows I am following. I need more hours in the day….about 24 more.

save me from myself

save me from myself

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Think Spring!

by on Feb.03, 2011, under General

DragonFly

Life is Waiting….  Think Spring

Photograph by Photographer Daniel Tilidetzke….Verse by Susan Waala

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Long Live TWITTER

by on Feb.02, 2011, under General

Website, Blog , Email and Text. Facebook, Smartphone, Linkedin and The Net. All My Tools of Trade that Be, but Twitter is 1st & lvd by me.
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Calorie Bank

by on Feb.02, 2011, under IOU Diet

Step away from the Cake

Step away from the Cake

Having emptied my Calorie Allotment for today at exactly 10:38 this morn, I proceeded to borrow from tomorrow.  In another “Out of Control ” Moment, I continued to remove from the holy calorie bank until the middle of next week.

I am almost at the 20 lb. point and needed another 3 to give myself a great bday present.  A scale revealing the next digit down.  A little setback, yes, but I will forge on down the less is better trail.

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Wisconsin Blizzard Sale

by on Feb.01, 2011, under General, Website

Blizzaqrd of 2011 Stay Inside and Shop Online….

Buy TWO “Be Your Journey” Magnets… Where Art Meets Life… and get a Third One FREE.

Mention this Ad and get (Free Shipping on all Website Orders) Shipping Charges will be refunded via paypal.

http://www.relativeart.com/magnetgalleryenter.

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Our Etsy Shop

by on Jan.27, 2011, under General

We were listed in this Beautiful Etsy Treasury. Check it out.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d40ef736bf38eef787a59d9/i-only-have-eyes-for-you

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The Last Wed of 2010

by on Dec.30, 2010, under General

In 3 days…I will dust off my resolutions from Jan 1st 2010. They were not completely abandoned …just left to settle a little longer than anticipated. Next year is one of action…not contemplation.

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Stocking Stuffers

by on Dec.09, 2010, under General, New

If anyone needs a small inexpensive gift to give for Christmas, check out our new Magnets on http://www.relativeart.com

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Movie Reviews

by on Dec.07, 2010, under Movie Reviews

Who would like to see movie reviews return to this blog?

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Visit Our New Relative Art ‘Be Your Journey’ Magnet Gallery

by on Nov.16, 2010, under General, New

I’ll be adding New Magnets daily. Check back often.  These Magnets are our original photographs. They will make great stocking stuffers.

http://www.relativeart.com/magnetgalleryenter.htm

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Relative Art Home Parties

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Relative Art Home Parties

Get ready for the Holiday Season.  Receive $25.00 Cash for Hosting a Relative Art Party.  For More Information call 262-339-7916

http://www.relativeart.com/ourpendants.htm

I’ll be adding new pendants daily.

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My Two Great Friends

by on Sep.26, 2010, under General, Our Celebrity Friends

Andrea and Susan Sarandon

Two Close Friends of Mine

A New Day…A New Adventure

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Our Etsy Store is now Open!!

by on Sep.22, 2010, under Etsy Store, General

Jazz EarringsCheck our this new item I just listed in Our Etsy Store

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RelativeArt

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Why Not?

by on Jul.13, 2010, under General

Since I broke both arms off my glasses…I thought I’d be cool and break the glass on my BB Curve.

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Transformers3

by on Jul.13, 2010, under Transformers3

Nothing I’d rather be doing than Filming on the Set.

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Good Morning

by on Jul.10, 2010, under General

Off to The Local Farmers Market with my Daughters…

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Broken Eyes

by on Jul.09, 2010, under General

I spend hours taping the ends back on my glasses.  I can’t see without them…so I am stepping on them, sitting on them, laying on them…whenever I take them off.  I know what you are going to say.  Just put them safely on a table or wherever.  But that’s too easy.  I tried soft contacts and it took hours to get them out.  Doctor said I had probably torn the skin of my eye as I tried in vain to remove them.  I used to wear hard contacts but now they are not tolerable.  If I get Lasik… I will forever have to carry reading glasses.  I am reading every few minutes and I would surely misplace them.  I have bought stock in Duct Tape and Super Glue for now.   Until I can afford The Super Cool Pair I have yet to find.  Please feel free to send contributions to finance my next pair.

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Needed immediately

by on Jul.09, 2010, under General

Need some Friday R & R!

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Web of Lies

by on Jul.09, 2010, under General

This Post is a Happy Update to the Previous One.    I found the Frames I am returning to Hobby Lobby.  They did not end up as a Molten Melt of Aluminum.

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No one to blame but…

by on Jul.09, 2010, under General

Why would anyone be so careless as to take the aluminum frames they were returning to Hobby Lobby to the recycling plant.  I understand I was in a hurry and had another load of scratched aluminum frames that were to be recycled.  I can beat myself up all day about this…or I can just chalk it up to the stressful frantic road I am running on right now.  And by the way…”Oops” is not the word I used.  Just saying….

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Enough is Enough

by on Jul.08, 2010, under Reflections

Why Oh Why did I pack up 5 Tons of Paper Info and Instructional Design Magazines into 30 Boxes and store them for the Last Twenty Years???   I spent those same years moving them from this corner to another.  Finally with That… “I can’t take it anymore …Seconds away from Losing my Mind!”…I have come to terms with the only real answer.  I am in the process of taking everything out of the boxes and filing the stuff.  This Project is being done in 90 degree heat with 200% humidity.  Maybe if I would have done this right away…I would have been extremely productive and Relative Art would have flourished.  All the Money coming in would have allowed me to do this Insanely Overwhelming Task in a Climate Controlled Room with Air Conditioning.  But Now is the future and Looking Ahead…There’s some great stuff in these boxes!!  Resources for the NEXT 20 Years…

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Jewelry

by on Jul.07, 2010, under Jewelry


You may all ask what Johnny Depp’s Picture has to do with Jewelry. Absolutely Nothing…

I am announcing that I am adding to our website… www.relativeart.com…   A New Gallery of the Jewelry I have collected from our Travels.  Russia, Greece, Mexico, Ireland, etc.  Quite a few Crosses, Amber and beautiful Silver Bracelets from Mexico.   Anyone mentioning this post will receive 10 per cent off.

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Begin to Continue

by on Jul.06, 2010, under General

After a Long Unexcused Absence… I am back to blogging.  We just got back from a short excursion to Miami.  Hot! Hot! Hot!  Still have not recovered.  We did snap some great pics though.  That Trip was great practice for our May 2011 upcoming trip to a Villa in Italy on Lake Como.  More on that later.  Having been to Italy once before…we know that they have their own Sun hovering above that country.  Much like a blowtorch.  We chose May to possibly avoid that heat.  George Clooney…make sure you are in town.

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Beautiful Money!

by on Sep.08, 2009, under Reflections

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Money is the Root of All Evil  …  And the Flower to Finance Dreams.    s.waala

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Its a Small… Small… World

by on Sep.08, 2009, under Reflections

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I spent most days deep in email…  Loving the connection that shrunk the world.   Never looked up till Facebook beckoned…   Then joined the masses in that social whirl.   But then came a force that let me abandon…   All points of interest regarding geeks…   I’ve given it all the wave of suspension…   As for me it’s only “Twitter” that Speaks.

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Last Words

by on Sep.06, 2009, under New

Just to let you know…I have nothing more to say tonight.  Good Night All…

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Soon

by on Sep.06, 2009, under New

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A VERY good friend of mine and I had been proud owners of a Blackberry Curve.  She will soon be the owner of the new Blackberry Tour.   Hopefully I will be right on her trail…I want one too.  I had promised this friend that since this is a worldphone…I would go to Africa just to call her from there and maybe a few texts or so.  I do keep all promises and having over 75,000 frequent flyer miles to use I could do just that.  Maybe I will take her with me and of course I will be forcing my daughter to go to.  You had better hide…you two.

CASABLANCA

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Peaceful…

by on Sep.06, 2009, under Shows

Its been awful quiet on this blog.  I could hear a Starbucks treat receipt drop!  Been so tired, working through the nights to get as much accomplished and created for Jazz Festival, which is next weekend.  I hope I at least sell one thing…or maybe a hundred things to pay my booth fee.  So tired, but I can always sleep if we have no customers in the booth.  Now that is a bad attitude…but sometimes I like to think the worst…so it can only get better.

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Sep.06, 2009, under Movie Reviews

All About Steve

All About Steve

ALL ABOUT STEVE…I read alot of reviews on this movie…and I disagree.  Most or all reviews hated it calling it the worst movie ever made.  We actually enjoyed it.  It was great to just relax and have no expectations.  It was funny, silly and just that.  Enough for me after going to see “Spread”.

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Its Final

by on Sep.02, 2009, under Travel

My choice of transportation

My choice of transportation

Just purchased two tickets to Seattle.  I hate to fly…but until Scotty can beam me up…

If you are wondering why I have a picture of a boat instead of a plane…its because I am sitting here having a small panic attack at just the thought of flying.  How in the world did I fly to Russia three times?  I knew this day would come when just the thought of flying would do me in.

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Remote Office Location

by on Aug.30, 2009, under New

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning…I have happily relocated my office to The Coffee Corner in Kewaskum for a few hours today.  Had an amazing breakfast here and am now seriously getting down to work. Free Wireless…Music is good…Comfortable Surroundings.   Hoping to get alot accomplished in a short amount of time.  Productive days left before Kettle Morraine Jazzfest are dwindling fast.  If I add 20 hours to each day…I will have made a dent in what I have to produce for the show.  One Big Mistake I made this morn… I forgot my Blackberry.  It’s my lifeline and it is quite unsettling that I have left it at home.  I did bring the charger though.  Well…have to go now and actually get something done.  You can call…but I can’t answer.  Or…try emailing.   I can pick that up here.

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Crunch Confessions/Workout Wonders

by on Aug.29, 2009, under General

500  Crunches – *Day 10  (9-29-09)  SUZLES

100  Crunches –  *Day 9   (9-28-09)  ANDREA

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.29, 2009, under General, Movie Reviews

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

Being an Incurable Romantic…Also believing in everything from Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster…Time Travel is also a possibility to me.  I loved the Movie…A Sensitive Entertainment.  Eric Bana is an absentee husband (not his fault…he is “Time Traveling.”)  Take a box of kleenex and stay out of the woods.  A Saturday Afternoon well spent.  Also you can add into the equation…Starbucks before and after.  It doesn’t get any better than that…
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Seattle it is!!

by on Aug.28, 2009, under Travel

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We have made our final decision regarding our Sept. Photo Shoot.  Seattle, Washington…Here we come.  Hope you are ready for us.  Of Course, Of Course….We will stand in the long line to get into the First Starbucks.  We will hit every coffee shop and flea market in that state.  Twice.

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Crunch Confessions/Workout Wonders

by on Aug.28, 2009, under General

500 Crunches – *Day 9  (9-28-09)  SUZLES

360 Crunches – *Day 8  (9-27-09)  SUZLES

100 Crunches + One Hour of Zumba – *Day 7  (9-26-09)  ANDREA

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.28, 2009, under Movie Reviews

I do not deserve a Poster

It does not deserve a Poster

We have unanimously agreed that this is the worst excuse for a movie we have seen.  Number One on that List.   Ashton Kutcher plays a Goofy, Nerdy, Gross, Opportunist Playboy…seeking out Older Women or any woman who will have him for that matter…for s_x and fortune.  Plot is so ridiculous…we only stayed (would have been first movie to walk out of) to see when the Plot? would unfold.  We think one lady did walk out, leaving an elderly man and us.  We tried to google via our blackberries to quietly sneak out and in another movie…but the times did not match.  Seriously, we do not even want to be friends with anyone who likes this movie.  Nothing personal Ashton…   whoa…a hundred thumbs down.

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Crunch Confessions/Workout Wonders

by on Aug.27, 2009, under Crunch Confessions

360 Crunches – *Day 8  (9-27-09)  SUZLES

100 Crunches + One Hour of Zumba – *Day 7  (9-26-09)  ANDREA

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Acquisition

by on Aug.27, 2009, under New

Very excited to acquire some absolutely Beautiful Fabric from a dear Friend for my Journal Covers.  Quite a bit of it is from Kenya.  A Friend brought it for her…as this friend makes regular trips there.  I was fortunate that she shared with me.

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Crunch Confessions/Workout Wonders

by on Aug.27, 2009, under Crunch Confessions

300 Crunches – *Day 7  (9-26-09)    SUZLES

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It Might Not Be Beauty Sleep…But I Need Some.

by on Aug.26, 2009, under New

Don't Wake Me....
Don’t Wake Me….

I Never Thought I’d Say This…But I am Too Tired to Blog…

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Crunch Confessions/Workout Wonders

by on Aug.25, 2009, under Crunch Confessions

250 Crunches – *Day 6  (9-25-09)    SUZLES

100 Crunches – *Day 6  (9-25-09)   (Zumba, 20 Min. Treading )  ANDREA

200 Crunches – *Day 5  (9-24-09)   SUZLES

100 Crunches – *Day 5  (9-24-09)  (2 Classes, Machines, Treadmill- 2 Hrs)  ANDREA

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Mistakes Happen

by on Aug.25, 2009, under New

There were 3 Post Updates under “Crunch Confessions”…by email that were sent today…Tues. Sept. 25th.  Please disregard the first two…They were design disasters that were deleted but showed up in the updates.  The Blog is correct.

Also, If anyone would like to Join our Intense? Workout Records…please email or comment Your Workout and I will post them with Ours.  I know there is one GREAT Spinner out there that surely deserves Recognition!!!  You can use an anonymous name to protect your Identity.  A few Starbucks my way…and my Lips are Sealed…

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Crunch Confessions

by on Aug.24, 2009, under Crunch Confessions

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My Abs are on FIRE!!!

200 Crunches  *4 Sets of 50 – Day 5 (Sept 24-09)   SUZLES

100 Crunches   *1 Set of 100 – Day 5 (Sept 24-09)   AJ

150  Crunches  *3 Sets of 50 – Day 4 (Sept 23-09)   SUZLES

  75  Crunches   *1 Set of 75 –   Day 4 (Sept 23-09)   AJ

 

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Reflections…

by on Aug.23, 2009, under Reflections

Giving up is something I cannot imagine.  I do not want to retrace any steps after fighting so hard to move forward.  If I never touch goal…or am forced to return to the beginning of my Journey…I will take solace in the knowledge that I did not buy my own ticket for the trip back. Susan Waala…   copyright

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CaffeiNation…A World of Coffee Shops

by on Aug.23, 2009, under CaffeiNation...A World of Coffee Shops

A Great Coffee Shop not only Serves a Great Drink…but also Serves up “Ambiance”.  We would like to Share with You… the Coffee Shops we have visited…Here and Abroad.  Please add Your Favorites.

1.  Starbucks…West Bend, WI.   A home away from home.

2.  Dunn Bros Coffee…Racine, WI.   A beautiful old building that was once a hotel and then a bank.  Food and Drinks Great.

3.  Starbucks…Cedarburg, WI.    Beautifully decorated, large but cozy.  Even a deck!

4.  Coffee Corner…Kewaskum, WI.   Top-Notch Food and Drinks in the Heart of the Kettle Moraine

5.  Connect Cafe…Fond du Lac, WI.   A little Coffee Shop. It is absolutely amazing!  The atmosphere is very welcoming and warm and gives a sort of “artist” feel. I highly recommend it!   (Kate)

6.  The New Moon Cafe…Oshkosh, WI.  Large and unique.  Building used in the “Public Enemies” Movie.  Was also a warm retreat…bringing us in from the “winter elements” as we watched the movie being filmed.

7.  Alterra…Milwaukee, WI (Eastside.)  I have another coffee shop for you. Alterra! They are more popular than starbucks down by my apartment on the eastside of Milwaukee (seeing as there are 2 in walking distance from my place). But I actually enjoy them alot more because they use all local products in their drinks/food, which is great for local farmers, the environment AND your body! Plus I typically find their products to be cheaper than starbucks, and that always puts a smile on my face!   (Kate)

8.  Starbucks… Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee.  Really nice outdoor seating.

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.23, 2009, under Movie Reviews

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PAPER HEART –  Hmmm…..  Ok

ADAM – Moving portrayal…  Genuine…  Sensitive…  Life Lessons

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.23, 2009, under Movie Reviews

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INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS – You have to understand Quentin Tarantino.  Campy…Artful…”Tongue In Cheek”.  Violent Warnings…Outstanding Quirky Plot 

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Crunch Confessions

by on Aug.23, 2009, under Crunch Confessions

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Where are all those brave people that are going to join me in this rewarding endeavor?  Andrea…?

150 Crunches *3 Sets of 50 – Day 4 (Sept 23-09)

 75  Crunches *3 Sets of 25 – Day 3 (Sept 22-09)

 50  Crunches *1 Set – Day 2  (Sept 21-09)

 25  Crunches *1 Set – Day 1 ( Sept 20- 09)

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CaffeiNation…A World of Coffee Shops

by on Aug.21, 2009, under CaffeiNation...A World of Coffee Shops

A Great Coffee Shop not only Serves a Great Drink…but also Serves up “Ambiance”.  We would like to Share with You… the Coffee Shops we have visited…Here and Abroad.  Please add Your Favorites.   

1.  Starbucks…West Bend, WI.   A home away from home.

2.  Dunn Bros Coffee…Racine, WI.   A beautiful old building that was once a hotel and then a bank.  Food and Drinks Great.

3.  Starbucks…Cedarburg, WI.    Beautifully decorated, large but cozy.  Even a deck!

4.  Coffee Corner…Kewaskum, WI.   Top-Notch Food and Drinks in the Heart of the Kettle Moraine

5.  Connect Cafe…Fond du Lac, WI.   A little Coffee Shop. It is absolutely amazing!  The atmosphere is very welcoming and warm and gives a sort of “artist” feel. I highly recommend it!   (Kate)

6.  The New Moon Cafe…Oshkosh, WI.  Large and unique.  Building used in the “Public Enemies” Movie.  Was also a warm retreat…bringing us in from the “winter elements” as we watched the movie being filmed.

7.  Alterra…Milwaukee, WI (Eastside.)  I have another coffee shop for you. Alterra! They are more popular than starbucks down by my apartment on the eastside of Milwaukee (seeing as there are 2 in walking distance from my place). But I actually enjoy them alot more because they use all local products in their drinks/food, which is great for local farmers, the environment AND your body! Plus I typically find their products to be cheaper than starbucks, and that always puts a smile on my face!   (Kate)

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Leaping Over Obstacles

by on Aug.21, 2009, under New

Leaping Over Obstacles

Leaping Over Obstacles

I am in the Process of Sorting Thousands of Beads and Findings.  Earrings…will be for sale at Jazz Fest.

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.20, 2009, under Movie Reviews

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ALIENS IN THE ATTIC – Enjoyable.  Good Enough.

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Crunch Confessions

by on Aug.20, 2009, under Crunch Confessions, IOU Diet

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Since this Blog has become Very Personal…Due to the fact that I can Count My Readers on One Hand…  I am keeping track on this forum…of the Crunches I do every day.   This is Day 1.  Actually its always Day 1…if the Past serves the Future.  NO!  This IS going to Happen.  Someone Join me….  Okay will be back in a minute…have to do my crunches for Today.

50 Crunches *1 Set – Day 2  (Sept 21-09)

25 Crunches *1 Set – Day 1 ( Sept 20- 09)

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Brain Reserve…

by on Aug.20, 2009, under New

Super Brain on Coffee

Super Brain on Coffee

I will be adding a “New Comments” section on the blog. Hopefully, this will make it easier to find all comments without scrolling through the whole blog.  I will need a Large Allotment of Coffee Drinks…a Good Nights Sleep…and an Uninterrupted Plan.  Oh, The Challenges of WordPress.  Still settling in with the familiarity of this software.  Until I can get this comment section up and running…please check for my comments under your replies on the blog.  I don’t think that my comments show on your Email Daily Updates.  Only my new Posts.  Thank You for your Patience.

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Unclaimed Prizes…

by on Aug.19, 2009, under New

This is a notice to My Avid Readers who have not yet claimed their FREE Writing.  The Offer Expires Sept. 1…but everyone can apply for a Two Year Extension.  Lets see how many of you actually read this!!!

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That Tunnel Light…

by on Aug.19, 2009, under Reflections

 Twenty Years of Organizing…and Reorganizing…   All those years and The Business Clutter got Larger and Larger…until it finally Swallowed two Whole Rooms.  A Wall was Removed…On a Whim…and That is when I started seeing a tiny Glimmer of Light.  Two more Weeks…an Unbelievable Countdown…to Complete and No-Going Back Organization.  Each Line of the Business has its Own Area.  The Writings, The Journals, The Matts, Paper and Clear bags, The Pendants, The Jewelry, The Books I’m Publishing, The Wine Tote Bag Material, The Photography, The Tiles…and On and On…..   My lesson to pass on here…is “Giving Up”… Is Not an Option.   I just kept reading my own Motivational Material…and Finally started to Believe It.

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Reflections…

by on Aug.19, 2009, under Reflections

I don’t Abandon Dreams…I just give them a Rest.   S.Waala

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CaffeiNation…A World of Coffee Shops

by on Aug.19, 2009, under CaffeiNation...A World of Coffee Shops

A Great Coffee Shop not only Serves a Great Drink…but also Serves up “Ambiance”.  We would like to Share with You… the Coffee Shops we have visited…Here and Abroad.  Please add Your Favorites.   

1.  Starbucks…West Bend, WI.   A home away from home.

2.  Dunn Bros Coffee…Racine, WI.   A beautiful old building that was once a hotel and then a bank.  Food and Drinks Great.

3.  Starbucks…Cedarburg, WI.    Beautifully decorated, large but cozy.  Even a deck!

4.  Coffee Corner…Kewaskum, WI.   Top-Notch Food and Drinks in the Heart of the Kettle Moraine

5.  Connect Cafe…Fond du Lac, WI.   A little Coffee Shop. It is absolutely amazing!  The atmosphere is very welcoming and warm and gives a sort of “artist” feel. I highly recommend it!   (Kate)

6.  The New Moon Cafe…Oshkosh, WI.  Large and unique.  Building used in the “Public Enemies” Movie.  Was also a warm retreat…bringing us in from the “winter elements” as we watched the movie being filmed.

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Reflections…

by on Aug.17, 2009, under Reflections

Most People Already Have in Their Possession… What They Spend a Lifetime Searching for.  copyright S. Waala

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Reflections

by on Aug.15, 2009, under Reflections

Today I will do my Best…Tomorrow…I will set the bar higher.    copyright s.waala

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CaffeiNation…A World of Coffee Shops

by on Aug.14, 2009, under CaffeiNation...A World of Coffee Shops

A Great Coffee Shop not only Serves a Great Drink…but also Serves up “Ambiance”.  We would like to Share with You… the Coffee Shops we have visited…Here and Abroad.  Please add Your Favorites.   

1. Starbucks…West Bend, WI.   A home away from home.

2. Dunn Bros Coffee…Racine, WI.   A beautiful old building that was once a hotel and then a bank.  Food and Drinks Great.

3. Starbucks…Cedarburg, WI.    Beautifully decorated, large but cozy.  Even a deck!

4. Coffee Corner…Kewaskum,WI   Top-Notch Food and Drinks in the Heart of the Kettle Moraine

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Destination Decisions

by on Aug.14, 2009, under Travel

We are deciding on a location for our next Photo shoot.  New Orleans was our first choice…but Sept. is their Hurricane Season.  Las Vegas will have temperatures averaging 95 degrees.  Since we spend hours on foot…we need to find a more condusive temperature.  Seattle is coming up on top right now.   Was told it is always rainy there…but precipitation wins out right now.  Any suggestions?

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.13, 2009, under Movie Reviews

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THE PROPOSAL – Saw it twice…loved everything about this movie!  Great feel-good entertainment.   Funny, charming, beautiful setting.  You can’t miss with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

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Just Because

by on Aug.13, 2009, under IOU Diet

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Just because…I ate a substantial amount of a whole pizza.    Just because…I finished the bag of sour cream potato chips.  Just because…I did this all before noon.    I can still take a relatively unproductive diet day and turn it into a stellar attempt.  I think the hours left before midnight…show promise.  My attitude has taken a 360 or at least a 90 degree turn.

On a lighter note (Good Pun) .  I am getting alot of work done here.

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Perserverance Pays

by on Aug.12, 2009, under New

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I have decided to surprise all my dedicated subscribers with a FREE Matted Writing of your choice.  Thanks to the Three of You…

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Weight of the World…Or Just Mine.

by on Aug.11, 2009, under IOU Diet

I am revisiting that Promise… To Repair the cruel “wishful thinking” attitude…That I will just wake up one morning thin again.  Where has my common sense gone?  Cause and Effect…Not the Blame Game. 

Anybody out there need a diet buddy…???     Safety in numbers?  Success in Shared Allegiance?

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“Be Your Journey” Pendants

by on Aug.11, 2009, under New

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I have just added eight more Pendants to our website.  www.relativeart.com

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The Picture that got away…

by on Aug.09, 2009, under Travel

Not away from my daughter, Andrea, who was focused and noticed the line of Pink Garbage Cans in a Back Alley in Racine.

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CaffeiNation…A World of Coffee Shops

by on Aug.09, 2009, under CaffeiNation...A World of Coffee Shops

A Great Coffee Shop not only Serves a Great Drink…but also Serves up “Ambiance”.  We would like to Share with You… the Coffee Shops we have visited…Here and Abroad.  Please add Your Favorites.   

1. Starbucks…West Bend, WI.   A home away from home.

2. Dunn Bros Coffee – Racine, WI.   A beautiful old building that was once a hotel and then a bank.  Food and Drinks Great.

3. Starbucks…Cedarburg, WI.    Beautifully decorated, large but cozy.  Even a deck!

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.09, 2009, under Movie Reviews

500 DAYS OF SUMMER – Cleverly thought provoking.  Reality at its finest.  A Child’s wisdom once again superior…not altered by the Years.  That last word uttered…that gives us all Hope.

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.08, 2009, under Movie Reviews

Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit

JULIE AND JULIA – Based on Two True Stories.  Let it be said “I Hate to Cook”…but after watching Julia Child and Julie create Mouth-Watering Masterpieces…I have decided to add “The Culinary Arts” to my never ending list of new things to conquer.  We Loved the movie!  What a Great Story.  Much of it is set in Paris.  We have visited “The City of Lights” twice, and now I feel a need to see it once again.

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CaffeiNation…A World of Coffee Shops

by on Aug.08, 2009, under CaffeiNation...A World of Coffee Shops

A Great Coffee Shop not only Serves a Great Drink…but also Serves up “Ambiance”.  We would like to Share with You… the Coffee Shops we have visited…Here and Abroad.  Please add Your Favorites.   

1. Starbucks…West Bend, WI.   A home away from home.

2. Dunn Bros Coffee – Racine, WI.   A beautiful old building that was once a hotel and then a bank.  Food and Drinks Great.

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Getting Organized…

by on Aug.07, 2009, under New

I have Great Organizational Skills…which are Canceled by Great Procrastinational Skills.   I am seriously working on the latter…which will “Champion” the former.  I need to work on Four Product Lines for Jazz Fest.   Jewerly, Matted Writings, Photography and Pendants.  Have six months of work on each to be completed in One Month.  But I know I can do it!!

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IOU Diet

by on Aug.06, 2009, under IOU Diet

If anyone is wondering what happened to my IOU Diet that pays me $10.00 a day for adhering to the rules…

I am also wondering…    Consolation…I did not lose the $100.00 I earned from ten days of Stellar Behavior.

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.06, 2009, under Movie Reviews

ICE AGE 3 – Go see it!  Kids love it and Adults will enjoy it just as much.  These animated features never seem to disappoint. 

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Suggestions Welcomed…

by on Aug.06, 2009, under New

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We are adding to our “Be Your Journey” Pendant Collection.  If anyone has any ideas of what they would like to see as “Catagory Image Additions” to this Collection…please let us know.  Thanks

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Cinematic Opinions – A Personal Review

by on Aug.05, 2009, under Movie Reviews

film-reelI Love Movies and find “Redeeming Value” in all of them.  Here are a few movies we have seen recently.  If you would like to know about a movie we have not reviewed…please ask us…we have probably seen it.

PUBLIC ENEMIES – Johnny Depp…What more do you need to know?   We have seen it 4 times…just for a warm-up.   The historical documentation is right on track. 

THE HANGOVER – Oh Boy, I went 3 times because everyone wanted to see it.  Check your shock-meter at the door.  Very clever, great script, actors are all extremely funny.  Must be over 40 to see it.  I have still not recovered.

HURT LOCKER – Excellent.  You will be on the edge of your seat…it was hard to tell if it was being filmed as it happened or was a scripted movie.  Premise is the men who are trained to find and defuse bombs in the Iraq war.  Acting is superb!

THE UGLY TRUTH – The only redeeming value is staring at Gerard Butler. RAUNCHY…redundant…dialgue.  Simply beneath the caliber of these two actors.

FUNNY PEOPLE – Very Good Movie…Adam Sandler has a remarkable range.  I did question the blue dialogue…but was assured that stand-up comics do use just that …  Good cameo by Eric Bana.

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Now in Bloom…

by on Aug.04, 2009, under New

A few people have been asking for pendants with flower images.  I will be shortly adding some beautiful new floral images to the site.     One of our Relative Art Photograhers…Brooke Tilidetzke …has an amazing collection of flora.      

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The Pendants have arrived

by on Aug.03, 2009, under New

The first three pendants of our “Be Your Journey” Collection are now on our Relative Art Website.

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Tattoo Assylum

http://www.relativeart.com/pendants.htm

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Continue where you left off…

by on Jul.31, 2009, under IOU Diet

No crying over spilled milk…I will begin anew today…continuing where I left off.

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Exceptions

by on Jul.28, 2009, under IOU Diet

Had Mexican Food last nite.  A Dinner out with friends.  I am dealing with the fact that there are exceptions.   CASE CLOSED.  I will do better today.

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Choices

by on Jul.27, 2009, under IOU Diet

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When I knew I had choices and used them

I used a new deterrent today in the fight against high calorie count.  It is something I had forgotten I had…since perhaps being a small child.  I remember those early days knowing exactly what I wanted and exactly how to get it.   It dawned on me today…that I had “Choices”.  As I climbed into the refrigerator to gather a few items…I climbed back out…and thought over the repurcussions of the choice I was about to make.  “Doesn’t have to be that way” I heard my inner self say…and I rechose!  ( a valid word?)  Yes, I have choices…and I think I’ll be making the right ones for awhile.

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Pendants

by on Jul.27, 2009, under Shows

Hope to have a few pendants for our “Be Your Journey” jewelry line done by this week-end.  I spent the morning selecting the first images to be showcased in the pendants.  We are trying to have a large collection done by Jazz Fest in Sept.  They will be available for purchase through our website…www.relativeart.com.   A few stores will also be carrying the line.

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The Carbohydrates Won…

by on Jul.26, 2009, under IOU Diet

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The Last Two Days were not the healthiest.   These Amazing Bad Carbohydrates…and Saturated Fatty Foods found their way into my menu plan.   I didn’t put up too much of a fight.  But I did not fall into the “well I wrecked my diet now” mindset and keep on down that self-destructive path.  I ate in moderation (for me) and I am once again excited to eat better tomorrow, etc.  I did not collect my last two days of $10.00 IOU’s to me.   But I have accumulated $100.00 so far.

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Columbus Days

by on Jul.24, 2009, under Travel

Saturday we are venturing over to Columbus, Wi.   Festivities include their Maxwell Street Days, Old Cars, Public Enemies Display, 30’s Costume Contest.  We’ll have our cameras along, of course…and maybe take a video or too.  I will be adding another Page to http://www.relativeart.com soon just for videos.  I received an iFlip video recorder for Christmas…to record our travels.

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Testimonial

by on Jul.24, 2009, under IOU Diet

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I love this protein drink!  Filling…Flavorful…Low in Sugar and Calories.  Lots of flavors to choose.

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Getting Ready for JazzFest

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Shows

Billie Holliday drawn by Andrea Waala

Billie Holliday drawn by Andrea Waala CLICK IMAGE

A little over a month and Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival will be upon us.  I have 400 original writings which need to be matted.  Jewelry needs to be designed and Journals completed.  And those are just the small jobs to complete.   Our Photography is showcased and we are adding quite a few product lines.  This is our 12th year in the KMJF Arts Market.  A beautiful festival with wonderful jazz musicians.

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Diet Affirmation

by on Jul.23, 2009, under IOU Diet

Okay… This is it… I have had enough….

…Of going clothes shopping with the kids… and having to sit on a chair waiting until they are done because nothing is going to fit me.

I have had enough…of wearing the same outfit all the time because my choices are limited.

Of making excuses why I can’t get to the gym.

Of waiting till tomorrow when I will try to remedy this situation.

Of constantly thinking about my next meal…when I had just finished the last one.

Of assuring myself that the person staring back at me in the mirror is not me.

Perhaps Oprah making a public statement regarding her weight struggle has influenced my decision to come out of the refrigerator.

I have decided to publicly shock myself into a “no turning back decision”.

Okay, here it is…I can’t believe I am typing this. I am going to record how I am coping daily and make every day… a day closer to my goal of 50 lbs. 

I am also paying myself $10.00 a day to stay on course.  It will be in the form of IOU’s but I can promise that I will collect!!  Tomorrow morning I will owe myself $90.00 if I behave today.  Hey, Money Talks!!

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Diet Day 9

by on Jul.23, 2009, under IOU Diet

Still no cravings.  I think the low carb diet is the best for me.   Forces me to eat healthy.  Today I must add exercise to the equation.

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Diet Support

by on Jul.22, 2009, under IOU Diet

If anyone is interested in taking this healthy journey with me…I will do my best to support or motivate them.  I realize the total commitment one needs to take this path…but health and wellness are crucial to quality of life.

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Progress?

by on Jul.22, 2009, under IOU Diet

Wow, I had made up my mind I would stop visiting the scale every few hours.  But…I just went on and found I had lost…even after eating a large party meal last nite.  Even as this weigh-in was in the middle of the day.  But I had been careful to still cut out the white bread and sugar.  Maybe I can see a tiny bit of light at the end of the diet tunnel.

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Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Shows

We are happy to report that we have secured a booth for our 12th straight year at the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival.  The Event will be on September 11th and 12th in West Bend, WI      Be sure to save the dates..

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Upcoming Photoshoot

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Travel

We are hoping to visit New Orleans in September.  I would love to have the newest Canon Camera by then..

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Journals

by on Jul.22, 2009, under New

I am excited to start work on my wirebound journals.  Purchased batik material to use on covers.

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Check out our Website

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Website

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I have been adding images daily to our website.  http://www.relativeart.com

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Day 8 of my Iou Diet

by on Jul.22, 2009, under IOU Diet

Daily Essential

Daily Essential

Yes, I am still adhering to the rules.  No white flour and very low sugar.  Removed the whip from my Starbucks drinks and upped my protein.  I love the “Muscle Milk” protein drinks.   Also, I have been putting olive oil on my whole grain bread.  Not a fast weight loss yet…as I have not been tracking calorie consumption.  I am just trying to get control again.  My cravings disappeared the first day.  I have $70.00 in my IOU bank.   Today I am going to add some weight training to the equation.  Stay tuned.

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Public Enemies Exhibit in Madison

by on Jul.21, 2009, under Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Public Enemies

A few of our Public Enemies Images will be shown in Madison for an Exhibit of the Madison Arts Board
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Today I conquered a little more in wordpress.

by on Jul.21, 2009, under New

Not giving up on this.  Have to set a limit as to how much time I spend on this blog every day.  Can’t wait till I am more familiar with wordpress.

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Today is Day Six on my IOU 2Me $10.00 a day Diet.

by on Jul.20, 2009, under IOU Diet

For some crazy reason it is working. I now owe myself $50.00. and Yes…I do plan on collecting somewhere down the line.

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Current Exhibit – Carpe Diem – West Bend, WI

by on Jul.17, 2009, under Shows

Paris, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Ireland, New York City, Chicago
Paris, Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Ireland, New York City, Chicago
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