Monday, August 1, 2011

August update

hi friends! It's been a while since I blogged. I thought I could be more consistent, but apparently not, lol! Do you find that the longer it takes to update your blog, the harder it becomes? I feel like I need to post something interesting and witty, and I'm just not feeling like I have anything interesting to say.
Although I regularly check out my favorite blogs,  I haven't been commenting as much as usual. This is simply because I'm trying not to be on my computer too much. I can't stay away from reading blogs though, lol! I find it very relaxing, and I'm always interesting in finding out what my wonderful blogging friends are up to.

After a lousy spring, once July hit, we got lots of sunny and very hot weather. I couldn't be happier! so most days, after work, are spent in the garden, or reading a book. I finished a wonderful novel called 'Sarah's key' which was recommended to me, and just found out it is coming out as a movie.

My latest novel is a classic:  Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'. I've seen the BBC movie, and thought it was time to read the book. Boy, it sure is a difficult book.  I find I really have to concentrate to understand the language.

Not much is happening with art, maybe I just needed a bit of a break from it. I'm still painting little owl ACEOs, but not as many as during the cooler seasons.

I've been wanting to do a post about one of my other interests: perfume, but haven't sat down to write it out yet. I am a perfume addict, which is something none of you know about me, lol! It started when I was very young, and has continued on and off all these years. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I will do a fun post where I just 'chat' about perfume, and of course welcome all of your thoughts on it. Since this blog is not just about art, it's about other fun things, why not spice it up a bit?
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer (or winter for my friends in the Southern Hemisphere).

***a quick question, is anyone finding my blog takes too long to load? if so can you let me know, I may have to remove some things...I've noticed some blogs taking a while to load up and it can get frustrating waiting for it. xoxo


Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty ;o) Great to hear from you! I've missed you! I think this summer has flown by too fast! Just to let you know, I have no problems loading your blog ;o) You changed your background, right? It looks really pretty ;o) Perfume??? Very interesting! Can't wait to read what you write ;o) Take Care ;o)

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Glad you are enjoying your summer.
Your blog loads fast for me. If your removing things you could maybe set up pages, and add those things to the pages then just have the links to the pages in your side bar.

Yes, Stacy is right, very nice new background!

The Secret Hermit said...

Glad to see you in blogland again Betty.
I can't wait to hear more about your love of perfume, sounds interesting ;)

Your blog loads fine for me btw :)

Micki x

SueAnn said...

Hi sweetie!!! No! Your blog loads just fine for me. No delays whatsoever!
I too love perfume and wear it every day...everywhere! I would be lost without my "smell goods".

Rosemary said...

Glad to see you blogging I too find I run out of things that are interesting too.. sometimes a break helps. Love the owl. No problem with your page loading.

Anonymous said...

So lovely to hear from you and find your enjoying the sun so much. We have plenty of need to be inside getting warm for a lot of the year, its only right you go into your garden and enjoy the sunshine! Huge hug!

Anonymous said...

You rock!

Anonymous said...

Aww, Betty, just read your message, thank you so much!
I think heavenleigh art will be disgarded. Maybe leave it for a few weeks.
Huge hug!
P.s Your such a beautiful person Betty!

Mina said...

How wonderful to hear from you. I love your owl picture, it is so lovely. I am glad you are enjoying your summer. Hugs, Mina

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Your blog doesn't take me long to load, it comes right up. I'm glad you're not spending a ton of time on the computer. I'm trying to do the same.

Maggie said...

I really like your background! And your cute little owl in the desert. I think your blog loads quickly.
Enjoy your garden! Blogs can wait.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's great to hear from you again! Glad you've been enjoying the summer. :) Looking forward to hearing more from you. Your blog loaded just fine for me. :) Nice new look!

fairykin said...

I love your owl.
I can't wait to do one myself!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow I love your owl. Kim

Sandra van Doorn said...

just discovering yoru blog, your art... how fabulous.. xo sandra

Tammie Lee said...

i did not notice your blog taking a long time to load. i find the blogs that have music or huge images take forever and slow every thing down, i agree frustrating.

i remember having a perfume making kit when i was a wee gal. it was so much fun to mix I love to mix essential oils and experience their influence. I look forward to what you share with us.

so glad you are enjoying your summer days.

Move With Me said...

i have the saame issue with blogging....argh

keijukammari said...

Such sweet owl. I know what you mean.. for me if I don't write blog test for month it gets more difficult to write.
Take care

Daydream Retreat said...

I battle blogger block too...and i have no problem loading your blog on my computer :)

Anonymous said...

I like your doll, they are beautiful.
what material have you used?
have agood day

Cameron said...

I'm sorry I missed this post!

Love to hear about your perfume obsession....and get some recommendations....tee hee!

Your blog looks beautiful!
...and that little owl is such a cutie :)