Archive | April 10, 2012

And His Name is Truman ~

I’ve been asked about this guy in my life by a couple of people. (Note to Terri OA:  here it is – as promised) I apparently am not hiding my affair with him from people very well despite my attempts to keep my undying love for him a secret.

This handsome face who I adore wakes me up the morning with light kisses on my nose, delights all my senses with games of chases around the house, and curls up beside me for cat naps several times throughout the day.

I’m sure that those of you who know me could reason this is just not me I am writing about. Not the me you have come to know. But I promise you that I have enough passion  in my life to afford this love affair. It’s not taking a thing away from the love I have for my groom of almost 42 years. I have enough passion and love for all three guys in my life, without either one of them distracting from the other. In fact just the opposite. These three guys know each other very well. My husband D, my grandson T,  and the 3rd guy; who has my heart. They are all three really good friends too.  It is the only way I will have it.

So with this post’s intent I’d like to introduce you all to the one guy in my world who really asks the littlest of me.  I thought you’d enjoy meeting him~

 His Name Is Truman~

He has a real Red Eye issue that no matter what I try to do I am unable to edit it out.


Loves hardwood floors. Nothing makes skating as much fun.

Truman’s favorite place to be is on the down comforter when he can get away with it. Just like in this photo he’s snuck away and no one notices he’s n a room he is not supposed to be in.

Again with the red-eye. And he insists he drinks just milk.

Truman knows what a Cool Cat that he is. I dig him probably more so than any other cat in my life.

©tjhelser 2012

Creative Wings Soaring Once Again

It was beginning to feel that being creative beyond a project here, or a card there, was not within my current grasp.

But alas; the mojo started to begin to drip the week before leaving for vacation. A trip out side of Dodge was always planned on being a creative week. It’s something my vacation pal and I both were intent on finding time for. It was an absolute delight to be able to do as we please that week, not having to account to anyone was a delight. Being true to our own arts, finding the time, was a gift that we gave to our selves. I kind of like and do need some structure in my world, even on vacations. Looslely structered time for practicing the arts that are at the core of my being.  And this one week of extreme bliss was all I’d looked for it to be, and then some things more.

Part of the some things more were that during that week away we found ourselves a few nights that week creating hand crafted greetings cards. It was part of the plan all along. After all we’d shopped for new and additional supplies and tools, we had to make sure everything worked okay. Right?

My newest addition to the inventory stash I’m trying to build up were easy coming. It’s never work and was not so even the week away. This is why when packing for a trip, any trip some kind of art supplies must have a place.  These cards below are a few of what was created at the coast. Our days were spent sometimes shopping for art and card making supplies, sometimes fresh food such as crab for dinner one night, drinking coffee every night,  staying up late,  and a talking all the time, day and night.

Here is the outcome of my week’s works:

Hope you enjoyed having a peek. I look forward to your comments and also look forward to you coming back.