Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I found a video that made me was to bring in 2008...but, I wanted to share it anyway...hope it makes you smile!
Hope you had a great 2008....wishing you the best in 2009!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 4

All three videos....sit back, relax and enjoy...especially if you suffer from 'post Christmas exhaustion'

Friday, December 26, 2008

A few notes....on Rustic Goth

I have been having so very much fun
doing all of the You Tube posts...
Harry Potter...
Nightmare Before Christmas
A Christmas Carol...
I am amazed at all of the goodies
one can find on You Tube.
I do need to tend to a few
points of interest
I have had a sale on all of my shop items since
November 6th. Originally I was just going to run the sale
through the month of November.
I decided to leave it on through the rest of the year...
I thought I'd leave a reminder
that the sale ends...
December 31st.
I'll be putting everything back to regular price
beginning January 1st.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Christmas Carol -- really updated version

I wanted a one part, short version of "A Christmas Carol"...this is more than a little 'removed' from the original version...but, I made me smile.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We'll take a 'Harry' break...

I've read all of the books...and reread all but the last one, several times. I was so looking forward to the 6th movie..and then it got rescheduled to next July.
I must be have "Harry" withdrawals, or something, I have really enjoyed revisiting all of the different 'takes' on the series that are out there on You Tube.

But, with the season of Christmas now upon us...I decided to take a little "Harry" break myself...and share a few of those things of Christmas...seemed appropriate for the season.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

H..P. Prisoner - Chapter 3 - 1

I will divide this chapter into different posts...a couple of the videos are over ten minutes.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapt 2

I am including all portions of this chapter in this post.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prisoner of Azkaban - C1 P2 and 3

Here is the rest of Chapter two parts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban - C1P1

I enjoy the Harry Potter Sims
quite a lot...but, I didn't
have any luck finding
Book 2 or Book 3 in the Sims.
I did run across a wonderful audio version
of Book 3
"Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban"
I warn is on 25 You Tube videos...
I'll present it...a little piece at a time though.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chamber of Secrets Fan Art

In an effort to keep
the Harry Potter obsession of mine going...
here is Book 2..
"Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets"
all on one brief video...
as 'fan art'.
Hope you enjoy it!

In The Coming Year

I made an announcement..
nothing earth shattering mind you..
that I would be making some changes
in the coming year.
I will be painting
fewer original paintings
and dividing the time I have
been spending on my art..
and all that it involves..
on a few other projects that I have in
the works.
I think you will
enjoy the pieces that I
will be creating...certainly I will
be able to spend more time on each piece...
I'm looking forward to that!
I'm also hoping to make this blog
a little more entertaining.
I enjoyed the Harry Potter Sims videos..
hopefully you found them
entertaining as well.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wrapping it Up---Almost!

Well....I tried.
I searched and searched for the last three chapters...
just in case someone actually got interested
in these silly little videos...
truth be told...I found them kind of fun...
but then, I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan.
Anyway...I found ...almost...the end of the
book...this time taken from the game rather than SIMS.
It takes you right up to the very last battle...
I'll keep looking...if I find the very end...I will post it.
PS...I have looked and looked (and will keep looking)...but, in the meantime
if anybody knows of a 'cartoony-SIMS-game' type of video with the end of Sorcerer's Stone
please....let me know so I can run it...I am OCD and it drives me
crazy that I can't find the whole book!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chapter 14...The last one I have!

This is the last chapter of Sorcerer's Stone Sims
that I can find..
it's in 2 parts...I'll keep looking to see
if I can find the last three chapters..
or something that 'wraps up' this story.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Halloween at Hogwarts - Chapter 10

Here's the two part...Chapter 10.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A busy week so far.

It is my personality to keep myself as busy as possible. I really
don't like sitting around, unless there is someone to talk to.
I find it very difficult to just
sit and watch TV by myself. I mean, really,
how depressing is that!!!?
I still manage to get in waaaay more TV time
than the average human being, I'm sure. At least, most of
that is done while I'm working on things
that don't call for 100% of my attention.
I can kind of divide it up 50/50.

I don't like to have it completely quiet
in my home either. Even when I need 100% concentration,
I turn on the New Age Music channel
(since there's usually not any lyrics to distract me)
Or...I turn on the Weather Channel.
They run the same Storm Stories over and over and over again...
sometimes several times in the same week..
then they start the next week with the very same shows.
It's good 'background' noise though. I certainly don't
have anything to pay attention to.
Anyway...I've been doing some of my own
research on programs that I had some questions about.
I decided to sign up for a couple of them so I
could have the 'first hand' info...
then, sometime after the first of the year
I want to write about my findings.
We'll see how it goes.
In the meantime...I'm pretty close
to calling it 'quits' on new paintings
for this year.
I don't have a good reason, but I just have a problem
painting something that will be dated 2008, when the year
is almost over.
Like it said...there really isn't a good reason for not
painting a 2008 piece...even on the very last day of the year...
except that I don't like to do this...because I'm a little OCD.
I don't like to work on Sundays...since every other Sunday is family day...
but I had to move family day from this week to next...
I have fallen just toooo far behind in shipping. Sunday is going to be full of...shipping. Which is a good
if nothing sells, there's nothing to ship...
and I have more shipping
than I thought I would's good!
Hope everyone has a good week....
I've got some more Harry Potter's starting again on Monday.
Hopefully somebody is getting a kick of these...I know I did:)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Harry Potter Sorcerer's Stone Sims - Chapter 9

Here is Chapter 9 in two parts.
And I'll give it a couple of days before running any new ones.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chapter 8

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sorcerer's Stone-Chapter 7

Here's Chapter 7...of Sorcerer's Stone.

There are 17 chapters in the book

but only 14 chapters of the Sims videos.

I'm letting you case you are to these videos.

I am searching the web, to see if anyone has these last three chapters.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here's some more Harry...

I honestly don't know if anyone cares
that I am posting these Harry Potter Sims
videos ..or not..
but, it's my personality that once
I start something...
I try my very best to finish it.
For some reason,
I feel 'obligated' to show the entire
'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
Sims videos
from beginning to end.
"Mental"...I know!
Without further adieu...
Here is Chapter 1..2..and 3
They're each very!

Monday, December 1, 2008

World Aids Day

Today is World Aids Day...
the twentieth anniversary.
This picture is of my original painting
'It Isn't Over Yet'
I painted it in 2005
in memory of my youngest brother
who died of AIDS in 1996.
I have decided to offer
prints of this painting
with the proceeds going to
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
I dedicated both of my blogs
World AIDS Day.