Tax Return *~* Returned

Tax Return Returned
I just received my tax return for 2013 back from the IRS. It puzzles me!!! They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?” I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate.” Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer. I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO THE HELL DID I MISS

Promise NOT kept….BUT ~

This was posted 2012

It is now 2013

faith is still hopeful

 

ZaZzLe

Zazzle, the leading innovator in product customization and co-creator of the world’s first 100% customizable shoe is changing the shoe game again.  Coming in 2012, we’re launching the next generation of completely custom shoe styles with new silhouettes, features, and styles.  Want to be the first to know about how to create your very own shoe brand on Zazzle?  Add your email below!

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And of course I entered the email – but I already have an account with Zazzle making products

one which was Shoes (ourchased a pair for my MOM) and yet I cannot access My Own MADE ZAZZLE – Keds Shoes….  For MEN ~ For WOMEN ~ For KIDS (Children) ~~~ forget that they were going to re-vamp …. I wanted My shoes!

and still have not hear fromn them after email contact – no response!

I just want my shoes back … I love the designs I made making the shoes and I’m sure I am NOT the only one.

This is MY  Voice! ~ W#hich I have a right to express being they plainly stated.

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Now to prove what I say – Here are just a ~ FEW ~ of my designs at Zazzle!

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touch_of_gold_lace_up_keds_shoe_shoes-p16760464111019424580o93_525

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#1 abstract_hi_top_mens_keds_shoe_shoes-p167169718048352325vsynp_380

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Untitled (4)

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snap_it_travel_mug-p1687731533084744972l9gi_525

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Visit my ZazzleStore & Keep Looking for the S*H*O*E*S to reutrn!

Creations by MothersHeart

Not so fast

Not so fast

 

Dec. 26, 2012: This blue heron had been looking for food in a quiet marsh when it bit off more than it could chew with a feisty snake. The snake tightly wrapped its body around the heron’s beak before the bird had the chance to bite. After 15 minutes, the heron changed technique & started to bang the snake on the ground. The reptile’s grip began to wane & the heron gulped it down. (© Peter Brannon/Caters)

Digital Art ~ Fractal Explorer

2012-11-23-002

Digital Art which I made with Fractal Program ~ Fractal Explorer !

Susan Luckey

Susan Luckey

Susan Luckey dies:

Cause of death revealed, ashes to be in ‘decorative box’

Actress, singer, and dancer, Susan Luckey, died at the age of 74 last Thursday, Huffington Post reports Dec. 5. Luckey’s daughter, Shayna Reynolds, confirmed that her cause of death was from “old age.” Her mother didn’t suffer an illness or anything life-threatening.

Susan Luckey was best known for her role in the 1962 musical, “The Music Man.” She portrayed Mayor Shin’s daughter, Zaneeta.

There won’t be a funeral held for Luckey. She wished to be cremated and have her ashes placed in a “decorative box” and laid to rest next to other deceased family members.

Luckey was a talent many remember and was also in the hit 1956 “Carousel.” She also performed extensively in theater.

 

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Milwaukee Goodwill

artwork bought

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE |
Associated Press

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Associated Press/Morry Gash – In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, Karen
Mallet stands in front of her Alexander Calder print in her Shorewood, Wis.,
home. Mallet bought the print for $12.34 at a Goodwill …more thrift store in Milwaukee. It
turned out to be a lithograph by the American artist Alexander Calder worth
$9,000. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — “Red Nose” just meant a reindeer named Rudolph to Karen Mallet until she bought a print by that name for $12.34 at a Goodwill store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

Mallet’s good fortune is at least the fourth time in six months that valuable art has turned up at Goodwill, where bargain-hunters search for hidden treasure among the coffee cups, jewelry, lamps and other household cast-offs.

Last month, a Salvador Dali sketch found at a Goodwill shop in Tacoma, Wash., sold for $21,000. Last summer, a North Carolina woman pocketed more than $27,000 for a painting she bought for $9.99 at Goodwill. And last spring, a dusty jug donated in Buffalo, N.Y., was discovered to be a thousands-of-years-old American Indian artifact — it was returned to its tribe instead of being offered for sale.

When told of the Milwaukee woman’s find, a Goodwill spokeswoman said workers at its 2,700 stores try to spot valuables and auction them on the organization’s online auction site to net more money for the charitable group. But things slip through the cracks and the workers aren’t art experts.

“That’s kind of part of shopping at Goodwill — the thrill of the hunt,” said Cheryl Lightholder, communications manager for Goodwill in southeastern Wisconsin. “You never know what you’re going to find.”

Mallet, a media relations specialist for Georgetown University and others, didn’t even like “Red Nose” when she first spotted it during one of her frequent Goodwill shopping trips in May.

“The big find that day was this great set of steel knives, in a block, for $18.99″ by Wolfgang Puck, she said.

But the graphic black-and-white picture was striking. In low-browed terms, it might be described as an abstract image of an ape with a hangover, with spiral swirls for eyes like the ones in cartoons when someone gets punched. A large red nose is the only color.

Then she saw the Calder signature.

“I thought, I don’t know if it’s real or not but it’s $12.99. I’ve wasted more on worse things,” she said. A discount for using her Goodwill loyalty card brought the price down to $12.34.

Once home, she searched the Internet and found similar lithographs by Calder, who died in 1976 and is widely known for his mobiles and abstract sculptures at airports, office towers and other public places. Mallet’s piece was No. 55 of 75 lithographs and was made in 1969.

Jacob Fine Art Inc., in suburban Chicago, recently set its replacement value at $9,000.

“This happens very frequently — you can’t imagine,” the company’s owner, Jane Jacob, said of treasures found at thrift stores. “They don’t know what they have. They’re just not set up to understand art history.”

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, a spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries International Inc. in Rockville, Md., gave these examples of art that Goodwill staff spotted and sold through the auction site:

— In 2009, a painting by Utah artist Maynard Dixon donated in Santa Rosa, Calif., sold for $70,001.

— In 2008, a Baltimore-area Goodwill store netted $40,600 from a Parisian street scene painted by Impressionist Edouard-Leon Cortes.

— In 2006, a Frank Weston Benson oil painting donated anonymously in Portland, Ore., brought in $165,002 — Goodwill’s top haul so far.

Mallet has no immediate plans to sell her “Red Nose.”

“It grew on me,” she said. “Now I love it.”

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Online:

Goodwill auction site: http://www.shopgoodwill.com

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Marilynn Marchione can be followed at http://twitter.com/MMarchioneAP

November to Remember 2012 *** MY OPINION … which I am still entitled to!

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO SOMEONE ELSE’S POST ABOUT WHINING….

which Richard Brandson had made on

GOOGLE +

OVER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVERMBER 6TH 2012 ELECTION

LAST NIGHT BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN

MITT ROMNEY

AND THE (CURRENT/PAST) NOW AGAIN BARACK OBAMA

November to remember

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Richard Branson 8:22 AM  –  Public

Four more years to build consensus in America and get the country really moving again on a united front http://virg.in/po

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You whine when you have no health care OR your parents are left to die because of their age.  YOU whine when you can find no job.  You whine when your children cannot get a good education.  You whine when the house you or your parents or your children can no longer live there.  You whine when you do not have enough food to eat.  You whine when you have no gas to drive anywhere – let alone to the doctor or ER … YOU whine  when more AMERICANS are killed and “he” leaves to go to any state and not address the issue but continues to lie about it.  YOU WHINE …. when you realize what a mistakeall of you have made when it comes to dicisions being made for YOU…that you have no mind of your own… but maybe that is part of the problem now.
November ELECTIONS happens every four year……………..
It will be another longggggggggg for years.
REMEMBER I AM STILL ENTITLED TO MY OPOINION FOR NOW.!!!

Hang in There!

Rope

Rope (Photo credit: lovestruck.)

11 PEOPLE … ON A ROPE

11 PEOPLE … ON A ROPE Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter.

10 men and 1 woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave, Because otherwise they were all going to fall. They weren’t able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech.

She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return.

As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping . . … . . .

 

What a Make-Over

I’m seldom impressed with progams that enhance way beyond the normal – because Understanding them, I do not.  But for those who do, creations are amazing as to what and how they do what they do.  The creative art of imagination and smoothing skin, reducing the size of ones waist, or the other end to become outrageous.  Some of those programs involved are Photoshop – which I do not understand but admire.

 

So when I came across something while visiting a site that was brought to my attention awhile back,  Give Away Of The Day, which I visit every once in awhile and saw something that sounded ‘interesting’ on Wednesday – (Yesterday) December 14, 2011 – downloaded it and gave it a try.

 

Love the program.  When one is down and out and feeling bad – looks bad … this is a lift that boost the inner feeling in me.  Battling cancer – (amongst other things) .. This was of curosity …. and did not make me feel as old (and older some days) than I am … it made me feel and look better.  And it can even show what shades may look better on me. Who knew!

 

While the ‘giveawayoftheday’ for this item is over – you just might find something equally as exciting for you there.

(and the price to purchase seems ok)

The Link for GiveAwayOfTheDay

The Program is ArcSoft Perfect365 and their Link

Price is $29.99

 

Just ONE of My Makeovers TODAY

December 15.2011

My Makeover

 

So This does show how a little bit of Foundation, Lip Gloss, Rosy Cheeks & dash of Eye Color can Help the Inner Self as well as the Outer Self.  This was a Camera Cell Phone Photo After I had had my Hair Snipped Getting Ready for Surgical Procedure Tomorrow (nothing bad).

I feel as though I look a bit like I did in

MY HEADER PHOTO!

So I hope you will enjoy this Picture & the Program with the link of Daily Give-Aways.

(ps… if you’re down this far … I’ll be 60 in February)

 

‘X Factor’ Recap: JOSH

The X Factor (Australia)

Image via Wikipedia

Holy shit. Josh Krajcik just killed it on X-Fa...

Image by Austin Kleon via Flickr

Josh Krajcik’s Performance May Have Won Him The Competition

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Josh Krajcik gave the best performance of the season on ‘The X Factor’ Nov. 22.(well tonight cannot be forgotten 12.14.2011).  He may have just become this year’s winner!

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Full Article Etc HERE

His Tweet Info is …

Twitter

Tweet – @thexfactorusa #DearJosh

Josh krajcik@joshkrajcik

While they are all great performers – may the BEST WIN!

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the Final Four & a Favorite

Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik,  Marcus Canty, Melanie Amaro,

& Rachel Crow

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Hats off to the Judges!

Simon CowellPaula AbdulNicole Scherzinger, & L.A. Reid

 

Stolen ART ? WHY

I’ve had an account with DeviantART for about four years and this has just come to my attention once again about someone thinking it is OK to STEAL ART from ones page and place it on another site without any regard to acknowledge the ownership of the original artist who took the time to create works that are appreciated … let alone ever ASK if it could be placed and SHOWCASED!

This is the site — http://roseric.centerblog.net/rub-fractals-.html — and the artists at Deviantart have verified that some of their own works are there – but have no way to get the attention and credit them with ‘stolen’ goods …. in a language that they do not understand…as I understand what the artists at dA have said.

Read the information here

 If you are the one on the site in question – I would suggest you take care of things!

Tree Shaping–Pooktre

Peter  and Becky of Australia have mastered the art of Tree Shaping.
Pooktre, as they have called it, has perfected a Gradual shaping  method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined  designs.
Designing and setting up the supporting famework are  fundamental to
the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality indoor furniture  and others will remain living art.

 

Wonderful to enjoy the beauty of creativity!

 

WHY?

WHY did WordPress  Change the Widget on my PAGE? The one That had the SIGN UP! to have someone follow my BLOG …. AND it says I have NO FOLOWERS ??? THAT is also WRONG!

I certainly did NOT change it … and now it is awful where it say to sign – me up for e-mail!  WHY does WordPress change things without giving US an opportunity to have a SAY!

 

***Update***

WordPress needs to check into this … all they have to do is READ THIS one & the comment.

OH and today – I got a notice that I’m following ME !!!  Imagine that !  So I’ve had to ‘unfollow’!  Now how stupid is this!

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Excitement! Dancing with the Stars

I for one am really excited about one of the ‘Dancers’ … among others … but I find this ‘actor‘ so very talented and if you watch All My Children – You too know this talented actor!

Actor on ABC’s “All My Children,” Iraq war veteran, and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez aka “Soap’s Real-Life Hero” is one of the celebrity stars who will compete on Season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Find all the Line up for this DWTS  Season 13 above… among the line-up … Nancy Grace,  Ron Artest, Carson Kressley, and  Chaz Bono.

new THEME?

 

JUST came across the ‘new’ theme which we are to be notified via e-mail which I was not- but any way it is way ugly — in my opinion!

Someone really needs to look at what the writers are trying to do with their blogs who they are trying to reach and make it all pleasing to the writer (TO WRITE) and the reader!  And make something that is pleasing to all — some of these ‘themes’ are so old they need to be retired!!!!!!!!!!

These ARE PRETTY-but can we use them?

 

NEW blood is needed – with WordPress – Not just for the WordPress.org! … If it were not for the WordPress.com – how would WordPress.org be doing? (just a question – don’t read anything into this!)  But I would like to know when you announce something that is WordPress do you not make it VERY clear that it is for WordPress.ORG ONLY???

If creative people have gone to the troubleto create a very unique FREE Theme for WordPress why do we have to UPGRADE in order to use those that some wonderful artists have taken a lot of time to create!?  ONLY if we upgrade canwe use what is FREE?!  Is that my correct understanding!?

When you make an announcement for WordPress – make it clear WHICH ONE!

Now I’ve had my say for now!

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…

 

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN
Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back. The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer..

The second is of canvas tote bag.

The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty.

The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver’s seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads ‘On the wrong way?’)

The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.


The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.


The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The ‘inside’ of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.


Chinese Proverb:
‘When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Toothpick Artist

 

Toothpick Artist Scott Weaver

Scott Weaver Video on You Tube

 

“I love working with toothpicks and hope to do so for years to come.”

Meet Scott…

Waking up with thoughts

Breakfast

Image via Wikipedia

Have you ever been awakening from a night’s sleep to know that you ‘found’ (that Perfect Something) wll mine was the perfect candy  — when you just needed that taste – not toooo sweet – not really candy taste – but candy all the same?  I did this morning – and I was discovering that – that perfect just a bite of candy is butterscotch!

I’ve been having these weird dreams of things since my surgery on the 23rd of March, and could that surgery have something to do with my remembering my dreams? They say everyone dreams (which I used to do a lot) – but not everyone remembers them.

Another dream I had was one talking to two ‘chaps’ about a eatery~!  They were going to do the work & cooking, I was telling them how it was to be laid out – what the menu was going to be … etc…. down to the name of the place! “Artists Nook” …  Only open Breakfast & Lunch Eggs – Fruit – Breads…Fun things to eat – but in a hurry – don’t worry – we’re ready!  with specific things….(Yes I told them what that was to be too)…..

SEE the place would have delightful colorful artful dishes for breakfast – eggs benedict, fresh fruit, special breads, just to name one — then on the go with fruits & salads all fresh – like greens and rasberries, oranges with slice bread!  At least I have the ideas! AND of course ther Artists works in a little ‘nook’ which most certainly would house some of my hand-painted glass. And making the dishes (to be quick) in my head and unique for all that would be coming!

So see these dreams are unusualy – weird & wonderful!

(( and I might add-Very Real )).

Do YOU use the Sign up for E-mail Alerts?

I found that usimg E-Mail alerts are helpful an for the up-to-date when I cannot be on WordPess every day.
If you do not use the subscribe (enable) to the Email Subscription - I wish you would … I find it easy… and never miss anything that comes to my

e-mail Inbox.

I might miss something when so many are posted here on WordPRESS.

I HAVE IT AND HOPE THERE ARE SOME OF YOU WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!

Also when finding the pages I list to folllew…some of you do not have it enabled….Maybe you should!

This is just my opinion….but to me worthwhile as I check my e-mail more often than coming to WP.

With so many others things going on (with me) ((and maybe you too))
I do like to keep up with you … that is why you are on my blogroll list!
and I’ve been so lack in this  — keeping up with you….
With this new year…  <my postings are not as often as yours> … but maybe it will get me going more often….making them readable as I should be doing!.
Hope you will  consider doing this!

One I find interesting is Things we Make!

Just a condsideration and MY Opinion!

Artists transformed me…

I’m on a wonderful site – Deviantart -

( I can be found here As: MothersHeart )

and asked a couple of artists [that I like] what they might
come up with if they used one or two of my photos…

These are the photos they used …

This is what they made …

f3video

More of his work found at the link above………….

digitalhypergfx

HE can also be found here on WordPress … as DigitalHyperGFX

More of his work found at the links above………….

Hope you will take a few moments to view them and thier works!

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