Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Where did my website go?

Where did my box of crayons go? 

I quit my day job, as some of you may remember from my previous posts.  It's really pretty exciting, ok.... maybe a little bit scarey! 

I have been living with my elderly father for the past 2 years and it has been rewarding and it has been trying.

I promised my Mom on her death bed that I would move home to make sure Dad was alright.  To make sure Dad ate.  To make sure Dad didn't loose or misplace everything in this house.  

My Dad is 89 years old.  He looks about 70.  He has never been one to sit down and rest unless he was so tired his body wouldn't let him do anything else.  None of this has changed.  He can still fix his lunch.  Still fixes his cereal in the morning. He became a bit OCD about his laundry in the military and my abilities in the laundry room just do not suit him, so he does his own laundry.  I'm as sorry as I can be, but I can not iron creases in all his cotton shirts and darts in his cotton pants.  I don't know this for a fact, but I believe there is reason to believe Mom ironed his blue jeans.  Ah, he also still calls them dungaries. 

Dad and I have always butted heads.  Not severely, and never in a manner that would last for too terribly long, but we don't do things the same.  Dads views are that he wants to know how things work, what makes them work, why do we want them to work.  My view, it works so use it.  
When I started going through the pantry and cabinets, the frig and the freezer there was a recurring problem.  There were 6 boxes of cereal, 4 of which I knew Dad did not like.  There were 3 containers of Morton salt, 4 bags of rice, 8 or 9 cans of tomato soup.  And enough frozen food with enough preservatives to kill a small army.  I spent at least 9 months trying to get rid of that stuff in a fashion that would not cause any more undue health problems.  

Ha!  This was suppose to be a post about my box of crayons missing and it's just about Dad.  Well, maybe it is about me loosing my box of crayons.

No one thought I would work when I moved back home.  Well, Dad didn't think that I would work after I got home.  But, I did.  While I was still living in Nashville I worked in the public school system after leaving the insurance industry in 2007, maybe 2008.  It doesn't matter, I left the insurance industry after 25 years. After I returned home to be with Dad I decided to stay in education, but after 2 years, it just didn't work out.  
I am too old to deal with 5,6,and 7 year old children and come home and take care of Dad.  Can't do it!  I have just got to start building some more stamina!  I just have too!  Don't say a word, I know I told you that he could do for himself, but please try to remember that I also told you he has a bad habit of loosing everything.  Everything! And, he doesn't know how to fry chicken.

Dad can not throw a magazine or periodical or newsletter away.  The coffee table is full of magazines from the 90's.  Maybe even the 80's.  We moved all his old paperwork from paper boxes to plastic boxes and there were things in those boxes back to the 70's.  The only reason we need these are because Dad can't stand to part with them.  I found some more magazines and periodicals stacked beside his bed.  I won the argument about the plastic containers being safer than paper, but there is no need in even trying to get rid of all those magazines.  None, whatsoever! 

So, here I am on the starting line of a new adventure.  Dad is scared out of his mind.  He doesn't really want me to do this, but he tries not to say anything.  I'm afraid!  I'm excited!  I'm nervous!  and now after being away from my own website for a year, or two.... I can't find it! 
I didn't mean to let it disappear, but I did!  Now, I will have to start all over!  From scratch.  But, my daughter wants to help me.  I hope she has time.  I'm hoping that if she points me in the right direction, I can take it from there.  She wanted me to change it anyway, so I'm sure she is glad.  I hope I am glad, but it will be awhile before I know for sure.  
My etsy shoppe is still there.... www.etsy.com/allbeckyscreations

My facebook page is still there.....  www.facebook.com/allbeckyscreations.  

And, I'm sitting here writing of my faux pauxs in the life of rediscovery while my Dad just left to go out and spend the day and early evening with friends.  While I sit here thinking of all the things I need to do to get this ball rolling.  

I really think that both of us are helping both of us! 

There will come a time, I hope in the distant future that I will "Need" to be here all the time.  Until then, I will once again get this new online store set up and I will enjoy Dad!  

Oh yeah, did I tell you that I brought my dog back home with me and now he thinks Dad is his master.
It's really pretty sweet! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016



Gearing Up!

As you can see, when I moved into my studio 2 years ago, it was very organized, clean and an attractive place if I must say so myself.  

After quiting my day job, I vowed to put my entire self into creating my stores and make a name for myself within the art world.  

Now my studio looks like this...

Projects galore, already finished a custom order and working on another.  Such a terrific feeling!  

I am tremendously enjoying myself, this is just so much fun!  I started on my first drawing in a very long time.  I felt like my pencils deserved to come to life again.  
I am truly excited about this one... As you can see bricks are involved... I love to draw bricks!  Yay! 

as Scarlett O'Hara once said...." Tomorrow is another day!"

 We will talk again.....

Monday, July 11, 2016

I'm back!

It's so much fun!  
It is official, AllBeckysCreations is now an official full time job!Some times people get distracted by life, and the things that they love become something they loved.  I almost allowed this to happen due to some expected and unexpected circumstances. I saw a video on YouTube explaining gelli prints.  I had seen so many on Etsy and Facebook, I had to check it out.  After watching these video's I ordered a gelli plate for myself and began experimenting. Sometimes it just takes a spark to start a fire.  Well, I'm on fire.  I have also been painting, drawing and doing some painted letters, but this collage thing is great! It's just so  much fun and the sky is the limit to what can be done!  You will see much more of me in the future, lots of work to add to my Etsy Shoppe.  I've been doing a good bit of custom orders, which I really enjoy. (hint hint) Stay tuned for more! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

I may have just become a sports fan!

   A Commissioned work......

 I had someone ask me if I ever did sports team logo's on letters before.  Of course I said I would be glad to.  And, I am so glad I did! 

 I did this one in a J because its the first letter of the first name of the man whose wife commissioned it. Actually, it wasn't an epiphany, I was asked if I ever did this sort of thing, and I said I would. Voila! I'm pumped about this! I'm thinking of doing a T for the Tennessee Titans, and a P for the Nashville Predators, a T for the University of Tennessee, a V for Vanderbilt..... a G for UGA, another G for the Gainesville Red Elephants, have you got any other suggestions? 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Love You A Rebus Poem

by Jean Marzollo, illustrated by Suse Macdonald

This is our February book for "read it once again".  I like this book.  It's a very sweet poem about love.  I perfect book for Valentine's Day. 

 Our book for January was " The three Billy Goats Gruff".


not a favorite of mine.

I drew the three billy goats on our dry erase board, and I was not happy with it.  But, what do you expect when my heart wasn't in it.

Any hoot,  I was more than happy to do a banner with some of the illustrations of  "I Love You" .

photo 3

This photo hasn't captured the entire page I drew, but it is most of it.

photo 4 photo 2

Here is a better breakdown of the entire picture, of course it takes 2 photo's.

I thought it turned out good.  I did it in record time, but then when you are really into something and love it.... it comes fast!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My website....?

   I wanted to let everyone know, just in case..... My website www.allbeckyscreations.com is down for a time.  I decided to move to another web browser, so it may be a week before I'm back up.  But, don't think I won't tell you when it is up!
Thank you for your patience!  My facebook page and Etsy site are still up and running.....   

Christmas is coming... (too fast)

Schroeder in tree

Schroeder taking refuge….

A week ago I would have said that this season is just too busy.  Too much to do!   I had planned on participating in a Christmas Marketplace in Portland TN.  called “Last Chance Santa”.I was so totally excited,  my first crafts fair.  I spent all last week catagorizing, pricing and tagging all my work.  I had collected all the items I felt one would need for booth decor.  I installed a program in my phone for scanning credit cards.  Collected lights, banners, receipt books, table cloth, the works…..   however, since this is my first, I didn’t want to go overboard, so I rented an outdoor booth?  Outdoor, and this is December…?  What was I thinking?  (I have no idea!)  Not only would it be as cold as H*)), but I had no canopy.  Just shake your head, I am!As is usual in Tennessee during December, it began to rain, fortunately for me it was in time to make a quick withdrawal from the Marketplace, and thankfully for the organization, ” Sweet Tea & Shopping”http://www.facebook.com/sweetteaandshopping and the lady who organized this event, she was able to move my participation to the Spring Spectacular (March 28 & 29, 2014).  I am a happy lady!So, instead of being so so busy with this weekends event, and next weekend with my daughter at a Christmas marathon in Alabama, I had the weekend off!  Yay!I have always said that the best job in the world is that of a meteorologist.  Due to the ability to be wrong every day of the week and still keep your job.  Rain was suppose to turn into sleet, the temperature was going to drop to freezing and we were suppose to wake to a “Winter Wonderland”.New York in winterNO Such Luck!rainMore like this……So, George Schroeder and I put up the tree.Schroeder in contemplationAnd we made some corn chowder…. (only for my consumption, much to George’s dismay…..)The sweetest dog in the worldand then we sat and watched Christmas specials in my nice warm apartment.  So, all is not lost!