Monday, February 23, 2009

for want of a nail...

Okay, so it's actually the opposite of wanting a nail. I didn't want the screw that I found in my tire and I didn't lose a kingdom but I did lose my temper.

The other day I just got out of the driveway to get the kids to school and I hear the "flub flub flub" accompanied with the car wanting to go to one side. Everyone one who's had a flat tire knows what that means.

It wouldn't have been so bad but after half a day of running errands, my spare went flat too. So I had to plunk down a bit of cash for another tire. That with a rock from a gravel truck hitting my windshield over the weekend I think makes three. Do you believe in bad luck coming in threes? I think I'm done for a while.

I did get some good news yesterday. My ex was talking with the new composite artist for my old department. She just returned from a school to get advanced certification. Carrie Stuart Parks and her husband teach agencies (city, county and federal including the Secret Service) around the country. She told the officer I am the second best composite artist in the nation. Pretty good since I don't do them anymore ! LOL. Now if I can transfer that kind of success (where I didn't charge anything for doing that work) to my fine art somehow......hugs!

10 comments:

James Parker said...

And for want of a shoe.... I think the transferal of success is in progress...lemme check. Yep, it's in progress.
Oh, and you'd love the roads down here in CR...wear out a set of tires every other week. When I saw Edward's photos of his Grand Canyon trip, it reminded me of our "Potholes in Paradise"

dominique eichi said...

Your cartoon drawings are great . You and James win that category. In my book and for us artist/bloggers you are the TOP composite expert in the country. Maybe you could become a roving instructor for this kind of work on top of doing art you love. Are you working on the DSFDF new challenge ? you might loose your head over it be careful.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sheila!
oh! i think you handled that situation perfectly! i love your drawing!
xoxo
melissa

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Sorry to hear about the bad luck but I like the cartoon. Looks like something out the old Zap Comics from the early seventies. Some of my favorite artists published in those comics.

Michelle Burnett said...

I think your done with your run of bad luck!

I also think Dominique is on to something. Maybe you should teach. People would pay to come to you to learn from one of the top composite experts!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Sheila, I have no doubt that you will be able to transfer your success to the fine arts! I love your work, keep on going!

artbyakiko said...

Good! You've fixed it. I was unable to leave comments yesterday.
By the way, I just love this drawing. It says it all. I cannot believe there is someone who is even better doing composite sketches than you!

Marian Fortunati said...

I've been trying to comment earlier, but couldn't. I wonder what was going on.

ANYWAY.... I'm sorry you had all of that trouble, but I absolutely LOVE the illustration you made to show your feelings. Made me really smile!!
You could probably do VERY well financially illustrating books and such.
I enjoy your blog!

Paula Villanova said...

Ooohh, that was a crummy run of luck...I think you're right...you're done with that! Glad it's turning around for you. I'm not surprised at the new artist's evaluation of your work...I really enjoy your blog and the fun you are clearly having with your new work! Glad you share it with all of us!

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