Monday, July 15, 2019

~The Fog Is Gone!~

I Can't See Great Yet...
But, The Fog Is Gone!!
Over The Past 3 Weeks ...
I've Had Cataract Surgery To Both Eyes...
It Will Be Another 6 Weeks Until...
I Can Have My Final Eye Exam...
And Get New Glasses....
As All The Eye Drops I Have To Take...
Go On FOREVER...
It's All Gonna Be Worth It...I'm Sure!!!

In Between Surgeries...
I Have Managed To Get Some Stuff Created!!
If Ya Want To Actually Hear About My Surgeries...
And What Little Mishaps Took Place...
Also Hear Me Talk And Show The Process While I Create...

Here's A Look At Some Funked Up Mixed Media Pieces...


I'm Still Being Manic With The Yarn...
Have Knitted Several More Shawls/Scarves/Wraps...
Finished My 10th Afghan For The Kids/Grandbabes...

Once Again All The Details About My Knitted Goodies ....

Ya Really Should Visit MyYouTube Channel...
As Just Last Week I Did A Giveaway...
For A Shawl/Wrap/Scarf....
Made By My Two Old Hands!
Congratulations To Annie Kraft...
The Winner Of That Giveaway!!!

I Bought A Mandala Book...
A Few Years Back...
Many Time I've Wanted To Get Started Crocheting....
On Some Of Those Beauties...
I Didn't Dare Get Started Until I Finished Afghan #10...

Oh My!!
Good Thing I Waited...
They Are Addicting...
In 3 Days I've Crocheted FIVE Of Them!!!
I'll Show 'em Off At Another Time....
So Stay Tuned!
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I Do Hope Life Is Going Well For You...
'tl next time...be safe & smile!

later, me

Friday, June 21, 2019

~Punched LOVE~

I'd Had A Spot In my Bathroom...
That Was Needin' A Lit'l Somethun...
Cuz If Ya Know Me At All....
I Truly Can't Stand Blank Spaces...
Clutter Is My Companion!

It Had Been Awhile Since I'd Done Any Punching...
I Love The Crochet Pennant Banners...
So With Those In Mind...
I Created This...



It Turned Out Awww Just So Crusty & Crappy...
Truly Looks Old And Ever So Fabulous!!!
So In LOVE With It!!!
Filled Up That Space Just As I Had Hoped!

Lit'l Bit Of Fabric...
Lit'l Bit Of Thread....
Lit'l Bit Of Lace...
Lit'l Bit Of Time....

To Create One For Yourself...

~SMILE~
later, me

Saturday, June 1, 2019

~Hook & Needles~

Haven't Lost My Love With Yarn Yet...
Still Pickin' Up My Hook & Needles...
At Least A Few Minutes Each Day...
Playing With Yarn Is Becoming A Lifestyle For Me...

I Love How Portable It Is...
I Love That I Can Create Something To Wear...
Or Something That Is Just Fun To Look At...
There Are Just So Many Possibilities!!!

I've Been Sharin' What I Make With My...
Hook & Needles On YouTube...
Hope You Will Stop By There And Visit With Me!

When I Overdue With The Crocheting & Knitting...
I Can Tell By The Numbing Feeling In My Hands...
I Then Switch Over To Doing Some Mixed Media...
Punch Needle Or Diamond Painting...
And Of Course There Is Always Reading!!!
I Can't Imagine Ever Feeling Bored...




To See More About The Above Yarny Stuff...
I'll Also Be Offering Some Of My Yarny Goodness ....
So Check There If Ya Are Like Me And Like To ...
Dress Differently Than Those Around You...
I LOVE Original Unique Clothing & Accessories!

Enjoy!
later, me

Thursday, May 23, 2019

~STAYING BUSY~

We All Cope With Sadness In Different Ways...
With A Loss In The Family...
My Way Of Coping Is To Try To Stay Busier Than Ever...

So Along With Crocheting Up A Storm...
I've Created 3 New Pieces Of Funky Framed Art...
All The Details Can Be Found On My Website! 
***Click Here***


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It's Been A VERY Wet May Here In Kansas....
We've Had Over 16" Of Rain So Far...
More Rain, 60-80mph Wind..And Hail Predicted Today...
Just The Normal Kansas Spring Weather...
But, The Rainfall Is Breaking 200 Yr. Old Records...

I Do Hope That You Are Safe & Dry Wherever You Are...

Enjoy!
later, me

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

~Party Cats~

It's Been Raining Cats & Dogs Here ....
8.15" In The Past 24 Hours...
Breaking 200 Year Old Records With The Rainfall...
So Of Course It Would Make Me Create CATS!

For All The Details...
 
Went On A Little 5 Day Get Away....
And I've Been Knitting Up A Storm Since I've Been Back...
Have Done A Bit Of Diamond Painting...
And Will Be Showing What I've Created...
On My Next YouTube Video...
Hope To Get One Recorded Soon...
 
Hope The Weather Isn't As Wet Where You Are...
 
Enjoy!
later, me


Monday, April 15, 2019

~AUCTIONS~

If You Happened To Watch My Latest YouTube Video...
Whelp..There Was Lots Of Ranting Goin' On...
I Tend To Struggle With My Business Brain...
I Do NOT Want A Business...
I'll Be 62 This Year...
I Definitely Feel Like I've Worked Hard All My Life...
And Deserve This Time To Do Whatever The Hell I Want...

BUT....
The Side Of My Brain That Is So Programmed ...
To Turn Every Damn Thing I Enjoy Into A Money Making Business...
Whelp I Struggle Daily With That...
I Won't Go Into Lots Of Details Here About My Turmoil...
As I Ranted Quite A Bit About It In The Video...

I Truly Want To Create For The Sake Of FUN...
BUT...
Then That Damn Business Brain Of Mine Says...
"Hey Old Lady...
You Know That You Could Turn This Into A Business Again..
With All The FREE Marketing Available Today"...
Join Some Groups...
Get Involved In Some Forums...
Join Facebook...
In Other Words...Kiss Some Ass....

The Other Side Of My Brain...
SCREAMS...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......
Cuz I've Never Liked The Taste Of Ass.... 
All Joking Aside..
It's A Real Struggle For Me...
I Have NO Idea How To Relax...

I'll Get To The Point...
I'm Gonna Start Doin' Some Auctions...
I'll Be Starting The Auctions At VERY Low Prices...
This Will Force Me To Let Go Of  My Business Brain A Bit...

I Remember Many Moons Ago When I Was In The Throes Of...
Doin' Hickety Pickety As A Full Time Living...
Seein' Goods Sold At Low Low Prices By Others...
Everyone Could Design Patterns And Offer 'em Online...
As There Wasn't Any Need To Pay The Big Bucks...
To Advertise In Magazines Any More...
I Admired These Gals...
Creating For The FUN Of It!!

I Remember Thinking Then...
WOW!  How Great It Would Be...
To Just Create For Giggles & Kicks...
Makin' Just A Lit'l Play Money...
Soooooooooooo.....
So Here I Am...FINALLY!!
It's My Time To Experience The Giggles & Kicks!!!
My Only Want Is To Have My MANY Hobbies Pay For Themselves...
And As Ya All Know That Create...
Supplies Cost Money....

Hope Your Day Is Full Of Giggles & Kicks!!
later, me

Monday, March 25, 2019

~Creating Canvases~

I've Been Doing So Much Creating Lately...
I Can't Remember What I've Shared...
And What I've Not Already Bragged About...
So If I Repeat Myself...
Whelp...It Just Shows How Excited I Am About This Stuff!!

If Ya Know Me At All...
Then Ya'll Not Be Surprised To Read...
That If I LOVE Somethun...
I Find A Place To Display It All Year Round!

I Want To Be Surrounded By Stuff That Makes Me Smile...
I've Learned As I've Gotten Older...
That When Folks Say..
"Life Is Too Short"...
Damn, That Is Soooo True...

So I Reckon That There's NO Reason...
To Save Stuff For Later...
Only Enjoy Stuff At Certain Times Of The Year...
I'm Extremely Lucky To Have A Big Area...
To Create In...
That Area Is Full Of Stuff For Every Season & Holiday...

I've Also Gotten Over Thinkin' Everything Has To Be Styled...
Meaning..I Don't Care If I Have A Really Primitive Piece...
Next To A China Floral Plate...
I Don't Care If I Have A Whacky Whimsical Funky Piece...
Next To A Diamond Painting Of Mona Lisa!! 

I LOVE The Eclectic Way Of  Decorating...
I LOVE Homes That Are Unusual...
I LOVE Walking Into A Home...
Seeing LOADS Of Personality...
I Don't Like Fads...
I've Never Gotten Caught Up In That...

Try To Find Yourself A Space...
Even If It's A Tiny Area...
Like A Bathroom Or Even One Little Wall...
That Can Be Your Gallery Of Art That You LOVE!

With Sayin' All Of That...
I Created Some Halloween Themed Canvases...
Along With Stuff I Consider Being "Every Day" Type Of Art...
I Just LOVE Everything About Halloween...

When I Start Creating Stuff...
It Just Takes On A Life Of It's Own...
I Didn't Plan On Creating Halloween...
It Just Happened!!!


Don't Forget To Check Out My YouTube Channel...
I Create Stuff That I Don't Always Show Here...
I Don't Get That Many Views On My Videos These Days...
I Guess YouTube Is Constantly Changing The Way They Do Things...
I'm Told That Unless You Actually Click On Some Bell...
That You Aren't Notified That There Is A New Video...
Even If You Are Subscribed...
I Have Almost 5,000 Subscribers On YouTube...
You Certainly Wouldn't Think That Seeing The Low Views...
So If Ya Have An Interest...
Be Sure To Click On The Bell To Get Notifications!
Instagram Is A Great Way To Keep Up Too!
You Can Follow Me @hicketypickety_funkedupart

Enjoy!
later, me

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

~THE CHICKS~

I'm Goin' From One Medium To Another...
This Week I've Dabbled With Paper Clay...
Got Some Canvases Started Too....
Just So Damn Fun...
Whatever I'm Feeling In The Mood For...
No Deadlines...No Orders...No Have To Do It...
Just Creating Because I Want To!!!!

So Let Me Introduce Ya To THE CHICKS!! 
They Are BIG!!!
They Can Be Used As Ornaments...
But, They Are BIG Enough To Make A Statement On Their Own!

They Don't Have To Be Just For Spring/Easter...
I'd Show 'em Off Every Day!
When Ya Get As Old As I Am...
Ya'll Learn To Enjoy The Stuff Ya Love...
Every Damn Day!!!
No Sense In Tuckin' It Away...
If It Puts A Smile On Your Face...
Whelp Then Leave It Out!!!


 I Best Get Back To Those Canvases...
I Have Lots Of Fun Ideas Brewing...
Can't See To Keep These Old Hands Still These Days!!

Enjoy!
later, me


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