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It's Been A While

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 6, 2013, 8:54 PM

I've been busy doing other things; no time for Photoshop projects, no time for writing fanfix and the like. This week I hope to spend a few hours catching up with faves, comments, etc., and just visiting my friends here. 

On the good side, the bank has decided not to foreclose, and is giving me a chance to pay lower mortgage payments. I'm hoping to stay in the house a few more years at least.

I got to spend a few days with some dear friends in their family cabin near Yosemite a few weeks ago. The cabin, built in the 1920s,  is set among huge pines near a lake, at about 5,000 feet in elevation. Breathing was a bit hard at first (I have asthma), but after a while it was okay. It was great cooking steaks over a campfire and telling ghost stories. Had a terrific time.

The same friends took me to the California State Fair, which was nice as well. We went in the late afternoon/early evening to beat the heat. The food was killer unhealthy, but tasted great. Bacon-wrapped deep fried everything. Including chocolate-dipped bacon. :D

I'm thinking of designing, making, and selling polymer clay figures again. I made a few some  years back and sold them on E Bay. I might try Etsy this time around, as I'm told E Bay is getting to be a bit pricey to deal with. I previously made fairies and mermaids. I think this time I'll branch out into elves, witches, gnomes, etc., creatures with a bit of character.... I'll have to see what supplies I have on hand, and try to make some things with what I already have to start with.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I'll try to get in touch personally with most of you this week. 

Love to all,


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Melanie Smith
United States
A life long aficionado of horror and fantasy , M. M. Smith began the chronicles of Boris and Patricia as stories shared around the dinner table. Her teen and college aged daughters wanted a different kind of vampire story, catering to their communal love of history and cultures. Eventually friends and classmates were listening too, and suggesting it all be written down in some sort of chronicle, so others might share in that which had delighted them so thoroughly. And so it began...


M.M. Smith is a widow living in Northern California with her three daughters and The Stupid Cat.

The novel is available for purchase from Create Space


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ingeline-art Mar 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
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Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))
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ingeline-art Mar 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the points you gave me - Points 
that means so much for me!
Much love from cologne
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Momotte2stocks Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I wish you a wonderful birthday ! :glomp: :party:
Oh, Thank you very much! I hope you are doing well! :heart:
peroni68 Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:party: Happy Birthday, dear! :cake: Have a wonderful day! :party: :hug:
Thank you , my friend! I'm not here very often, and it was a nice surprise to see birthday greetings from you and others here.  I hope you and your family are well. :blowkiss:
peroni68 Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome my dear Melanie! I'm also not much around lately, too busy...
We're fine, thank you! Hope you're well too! :hug:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :la: :cake: :party:
Thanks! How's Kiri and Helen? :D
I'm going to draw them for a passionate work, since I don't draw them in a while!
Your cats?
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