Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I AM Painting

I'm working on a painting that I wish I could show progress pictures of, but like most of my paintings (the one's I actually finish, that is..) It is a commissioned portrait. And like most commissioned portraits, it is a gift for someone. Since I am always paranoid that the giftees a portrait is for might stumble upon any pictures I might post before they receive their gifts (from the gifters...I think I might be stretching grammar here..) I never post pictures until a portrait is finished and given to the end recipient.
So. All I can say is I'm having a lot of fun painting something different. And I hope to get more commissions of this nature in the future.

In non-art-related news: I got a kitten. I now have two dogs and two cats (and a horse and a turtle). I don't think that's too many. Just enough, really.

I kid.

Here's a picture of the new kitten. His name is Roman. He was born on the farm in Luther and I've posted a picture of him before. He likes to ride like this in the car:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Siri, You're Not Helping

This has been a stressful last couple of weeks. Good stress and bad stress. Lack of sleep. Anyway, since I got an iPhone at the beginning of the year I have found it unbelievably useful. It helps me remember some things. It's probably even useful enough to be worth the high phone bills. Siri, however, has been soooo un-useful.
She really makes me mad. Maybe different people get different Siris.
Or maybe she's just retaliating because I've been too mean to her. But I can't help get mad when she doesn't know where ANYTHING IS! (Ask her for gas and she'll take you to a gas station 9 miles away when there's one less than a mile from you...she doesn't know where any of the stores in Edmond are, she can't understand anything I say, AND she miss-pronounces my name!) Well everyone mispronounces my name so that one's kind of forgivable...