Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with magick and candy!

For all who believe, have a blessed Samhain!

Happy Halloween Comments for Myspace

Friday, October 27, 2006

Chainsaw Carving

Spent an hour at a local arts studio over the weekend. It never ceases to amaze me what can be done with a chainsaw and a log!

Appalachian Arts Studio is a hands-on art learning studio where people can take classes in pottery, chainsaw carving, old-style stone printing, perfume making, photography and more. There are instructors available and private classes can also be scheduled. There’s also a gallery to showcase and sell area art. “We’re concerned about losing art from elementary schools,” Liz Boni said. “We’re hoping to work with the schools and enhance the art programs. The schools that don’t have an art program to bring the kids up for a workshop or a day. We will also do in-service programs for the teachers. We have some very good people here.”

Visitors from around the world stop by. “They come in here and just can’t believe what’s going on and wish they lived closer,” Boni said. They recently played host to a family from Scotland.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I'm one of a kind

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Been a busy weekend

Friday morning at 6:30 a.m., my son and I got on a bus and went to the Carnegi Science Center in Pittsburgh for his enrichment class. That place is really neat! Anyone ever been there?

There are two different buildings. The first one we went to as the sports center. You can try all sorts of interesting things in there from flight simulators to designing your own rollercoaster ride (another inclosed simulator). They had a climbing wall, virtual volleyball and lots more. I HIGHLY recommend the place for anyone. :)

The second building is the typical science center building, with displays and hands on activities to get kids interested in science. I even got to try out a bed of nails. That was a wild experience! The IMAX theatre was showing a movie about adrenalin. I can't imagine myself doing those extreme sports - base diving, etc....

We got back to town around 6 p.m. and had to run right to a political banquet where we met the Lt. Governor hopeful for PA, as well as a couple Senators and a Congressman and a woman wanting to be on the State Supreme Court. The food was really good and I was able to add two new pins and one autograph to my collections. :)

Then yesterday morning it was another bus trip to a high school football game. My daughter is on the band, so I chaperone all the games. It was freezing cold! Snowing, windy, yucky! Why can't high school football be played in the summer or in an arena?

Today, I'm off to photograph some chainsaw carvers. It's so amazing what they can do with a chainsaw and a log. Has anyone else seen them work? The ones here are from around the world. Our town is called the "Chainsaw Capital of the World" because every year we get hundreds of carvers who come here to learn.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

High School Football

The high school football season is in full swing. Having a daughter in the band, I'm at a game every weekend. I'm not a big football fan, but will go out of my way to support my children in anything they do.

Our team won the game on Friday. It sure was a nail biter! This weekend, we'll be going away for the game and it's at least an hour away.