These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Random and odd

Random stuff ....

A while ago Jazmyn was scratching at the toy box, and I couldn't figure out what she was after. It is tucked under a drop leaf table. I went over and moved it out a little to see what she wanted to pull out of it. Well, she didn't want anything out of it; she wanted herself in it! She crawled in and sat down like she owned it. I have no idea what that was about, nor why she didn't crawl in it before I pulled it out. Silly little dog!

I walked away, and a few minutes later, I heard the very soft growling of two dogs. that usually mean Max and Sam are fronting, but it wasn't their "voices." Jazi and Lola were having .... a "growl off," I guess! They weren't very serious about it, but were rumbling at each other. If you look at the first picture, you'll see Jazi's mouth is slightly open, emitting the quiet "I am the Queen" noise!!

Jaz seems to prefer I'd go away!

And a few minutes later, Lola was completely conked out ! If you notice she took two of the toys from the toy box with her. Silly girl! She sleeps like this a lot .... her feet up against something and her upper body twisted to one side. It looks uncomfortable to me, but I'm not a dog. I can't argue it!

 A couple days ago I walked into the thrift shop to do my volunteer stint, and this item was there on a table.  I couldn't tell if it went this way .....

 Or that way .....

Because of the two screws in the base, I figured it went like this.

I have no idea what it is supposed to be for, or to do, but I liked it. I brought it home and screwed it into the wall, so I can use it like this .....

 Here's a close up of it.

 It's not signed, but I'm pretty sure from the style that it is a piece from a local wood artist that I really like for his quirkiness and fun ideas.  I can't afford many things of his, but I really, really like it! So obviously I aid the .... get ready .... $1 for it!! Whoever priced it, probably didn't know what it was or who made it! So I got a swinging deal!! And I'll admit, I titll don't know what it was, but I know what it is now!!

Here is another piece of his I picked up at the thrift shop. It's a toothpick holder. After bringing it home, I'm guessing the person who donated it, did so because it was a pain to load! It took me a good 20 minutes to put those toothpicks in!

The thing is, it was worth it to me, and I enjoy it as functional art. 

The artist is Mike Lagg. Most of the art by Mike is functional. He does decorative pieces, too, but the bulk of his work has purpose. I like that. If you'd like to see a few of his pieces, take a look at this. The paintings are by his girlfriend, Paula, who you will see in the video, too. All the wood pieces are Mike's. You don't see Mike, but you'll see his work, some frivolous and some gorgeous masterpieces. I love the shutters!

OK, I've been random. I'm going to sign out and go be odd for a while!



  1. I think that's a cool toothpick holder!

  2. Thanks for the pleasure and smiles I have received from this post. [:-)

  3. Love your photos and chronicle of your babies. And your new plant hanger and toothpick holder are nifty! I, too, love art that is useful. It supplies an additional dimension to my enjoyment of the piece.

  4. I love the wooden artwork Lyn. And your idea to use the one as a plant hanger was wonderful. It looks great!
    As for the pups, they are little clowns I know. Mine keep my life very interesting indeed! Love Di ♥

  5. I love the hanger and the toothpick holder is unique - although I would probably be too lazy to keep it filled.

  6. The pictorial stories of the dogs are classic. They make me smile - just like children


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