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This Flamboyant Heart SAYS Happy Valentine’s Day

Left – Tickled Pink Hearts
Right – The Flamboyant Heart

Each *ACEO measures the standard 2.5″ by 3.5″ and was drawn using Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens with La Plume Artist Markers on 80lb card stock. Each has rounded corners and fit perfectly into Hockey or Magic Card sleeves.

*ACEO – Art Cards, Editions and Originals

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The last day of letting go is not for the faint of finger movements

It’s the final countdown!
dne ne neuhhhhhh
ne ne ne ne neeuhhhh

Everything is half price today at the Moving BACK-EAST Sale!

Today for 4 hours *I aim to sell everything I have for sale.

*All remaining items are being donated to charity; specifically women’s shelters and mental and/or addiction treatment center’s for womyn. One of the toughest things for a woman recovering from addiction is a sense of self in how you appear to the rest of the world. In the beginning stages of recovery you feel atrocious in both mental and physical ways. Everything you own becomes gross, nothing appears as it is and worse you begin to feel vulnerable. And having nice things, i.e. clothing in various sizes is a must as your weight will fluctuate during an undetermined length of time while recovering.

Nothing fits for months years. Your skin changes. Nothing you used to use for cleansing works. IT REALLY doesn’t. And when recovering you usually don’t have a lot of money to buy a continuous stream of cosmetics, beauty supplies or clothing to suit your daily varying size and skin texture.

I think I’ll split between the women who live in my building and charity, the clothing i am not taking. That feels right. For over three months all I wore were two pairs of jeans and one pair of stretchy pants. I had found the two pairs of jeans in the front lobby. I bought the stretchy pants from the Salvation Army. They were nice, they fit, they worked. I have since lost 20lbs and am holding my weight. A small goal achieved over time something I am proud of.

This week has been anything but awful. I cried watching the sun set over the Vancouver cityscape with mountains and water and ships in harbor. Friends (René, Darren, Junko, Tomoko) have surprised me with visits and food. I love you guys so much.

I’m still in shock about moving a 14 foot high Japanese Maple Tree down four flights of narrow stairs in an East Van apartment on a dolly, bouncing one step at a time with a man named Loui. Then moving an apple tree down the same way and unraveling a concord grapevine entwined meshed into a iron fence is not for the faint of finger movements.

I didn’t break a branch.
quarter inches at a time
while Tomoko breastfed Kai and Junko cooked Japanese
I peacefully removed
life from death
and sold it for 50 bucks.

I’ve been running half marathons every day for the past 2 weeks.

Up and down and UP and down.
Lift and carry lift and carry
tell a story

Anywho I fly out late Tuesday evening.
I’ll post the final ad link on Craigslist in the comments of this post.

It is 25 cent night at the Moving BACK-EAST sale – Day 4

Here is the Craigslist link with today’s information (Wednesday) on the Moving BACK-EAST sale.

And that is me standing by the roses on the deck taken late *last summer (2006) by my ex, Eric.
I still love you dude.

Roses and pudgy cheeks

*I am missing camera parts so I can’t take a pic of myself standing by the this year’s rose buds. LOL.

Day 2 – yelling at people on neighboring penthouse decks

The moving BACK-EAST sale day 2
UPDATED – items no longer available are crossed out

Today and tomorrow (Monday & Tuesday) – rain or shine
Afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00
Evening from 6:00 to 8:00

Buzz #402 at 2228 Franklin St.
Vancouver BC
Click here for the google map to get to my place.

me-and-umbrella.jpg

Yesterday despite the torrential rainfalls Vancouver is experiencing I had a nice turn-out for this sale. Al Pasternak author of Bokashi Blog stopped by and purchased some strawberries another odds and ends. We had first met at Northern Voice. Was great to see you again Al. :) He snapped the pic of me above in the rain. Eyes closed. Umbrella in hand. I was disheveled yesterday. Today, I am showered, clean and brought out more things for sale.

My old colour theory instructor stopped by and bought some lilies, the wild rose bush, an iron and other stuff. One woman dismantled the shelf in my storage shed, bought it and also purchased the tools I gave her to use to take it apart.

I didn’t refuse any offers yesterday.(I did refuse the following day on Tuesday). Come and make an offer! Oh and I’ve begun yelling at other people who have rooftop decks in my neighborhood that I am having a sale. You know what, it works.

For a SMALL partial list of items for sale with suggested prices Continue reading

The Moving BACK-EAST sale

Moving BACK-EAST Sale
I move East to New Brunswick in 9 days.

Come to my Penthouse Apartment Sale in EastVancouver on Sunday (today – rain or shine).

Ding Sale

I have a large rooftop deck garden that must go. I am taking offers on everything including the contents of the apartment. Haggle with me if you like until we reach an agreement to close the deal.

The point is I want this stuff to find a great home(s), especially the plants, trees, herbs and flowers.

4 things for sale
IKEA furniture
Wooden drafting table
Various Electronics /computer stuff
Shelving – multiple
…and all the odds & ends that could be perfect for you that we all accumulate over the years.

Here is the link to the Google Map to find your way here.
Buzz #402

SUNDAY from 1:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon.
rain or shine

thanks :-)
Jessica

Revisiting the Needs and Priorities List to practice positive self talk and hand coding – Striking Out

This a personal note to myself that I am progressing. You are welcome to read and comment. I edited and updated the original list which can be found here.

  1. I was commissioned back in January to paint four paintings (by a person who wishes to remain anonymous) or as one large painting that depicts the four seasons in my own style of painting. There was no time period set as a completion date for delivery. I will set one now. Friday, April 20/2007. I have set up an almost functional artists studio. Yay. I am currently on the look-out for a drafting table chair or another chair suitable for the existing drafting table already in the studio.
  2. I am now completing the design and logo for Scott Wallick and his wife Binita. I have begun the project and have already sent the initial proofs and they have since come back to me for alterations. Things got out of hand this week Scott. I am making the necessary changes in my life to complete this project. Date for completion – April 08/2007.I moved all my office furniture and computer related geekery into the second bedroom . I bought myself a pot of daisies; violet, yellow and white. They sit on the computer desk beside Missy in her basket.
  3. I need toothpaste.Found: a tiny travel size toothpaste in the bathroom. Will need toothpaste soon. 😀
  4. Rodrigo Pradel’s MailArt arrived in the post today. Made my day dude! I have yet to open the package and peer inside. I am excited about this. I hope my packaged MailArt arrives to you soon. I sent it regular mail as I could not afford express mail.
  5. I have since opened his and he has opened mine. And the tale of two cameras & lone scanner. Go stretch your neck a bit.

  6. Discontinue use of Pepsi tomorrow. I began drinking an awful lot of it during the past week and especially last night. I am drinking Pepsi and I like it.
  7. Return all bottles/cans for money tomorrow. Buy toothpaste and cigarettes with money. I’ll be walking a few bags to the redemption center every other day to get out and exercise and earn some money at the same time; albeit a few bucks per trip. Returned.
  8. I have enough food. My hydro and internet bills are current.
  9. I will need to cover another $500 in rent if my ex-roommate stops payment on her check for this month. I have 3 months to cover that. I DO Have to cover the other half rental related expenses. she did not pay I have until the end of the 2 months to cover that.
  10. I will be signing a new lease with my landlord in my own name. No roommate, no ex-boyfriend. And the hard feelings I have for them are fading. I am as much a part of this mess as they were.
  11. Breathing. Breath deeply in and out for 10 breaths.
  12. I got myself into this mess and I will get myself out of this mess. Messes can be organized. I will am doing my best.
  13. Try not to Think about the past. If it comes into mind, accept this and, it will pass. The future is not now; therefore the present is. peaceful of mind.
  14. Do NOT go into more debt. I have not gone into more debt since my ex-boyfriend left. It has been hard but I am doing it. Continue working. Working is good. Working pays off debt.
  15. I can not begin selling my artwork online through Etsy because I cannot and choose not to use my Visa. I have four two more payments to make and Visa will be happy. I had already negotiated with them back in January to make 6 equal payments and not use the card while making them. I have made two payments thus far. I am proud of myself for doing that and am sticking to it. These negotiations have kept me out of collection. I had excellent credit through my twenties and early thirties. I hope to have that back again as I enter my mid-thirties.
  16. Go see my doctor and speak with her about a prescription. I went and purchased Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benedryl) to combat an extreme anxiety attack where I broke out in hives and something leaked in my right ear. Talk to the doctor about this. Show her the pages I wrote out after the attack. Ask about getting my hearing and vision checked.
  17. Anxiety can fuck ya up fer real. Trust it will pass. Reality will seep in eventually. Physical symptoms will ease. I still find it incredible that, an anxiety attack can last weeks and produce physical symptoms. It’s akin to having a flu particularly affecting thought and emotion coordination. I haven’t experienced hives come on that fast since late 2003. I had forgot what to do and now remember again hence the purchase of antihistamine. What I don’t quite understand is why I freak out.

  18. Pray to whatever is out there.Meditate.
  19. If you are interested in sponsoring this Blog? please get in touch with me. You can Contact me. easily now. I created a contact page And thanks to an article on Lorelle’s Blog that pointed me to a great contact plugin by Mike Cherim. Note to self – Donate to the plugin creator via paypal today. Done. Thank you, Lorelle and Mike.
  20. Contact AstroNutrition for any immediate design work they need done, today.I am currently freelancing for AstroNutrition and the work will be finished this evening.
  21. I contacted Gallery Gachet located here in the city of Vancouver two evenings ago. They specifically work with mentally retarded people. Strike that. 😉 They work with Artists who are facing mental health issues and who use their feelings to create their art with. They have many links to organizations who work with artist’s to overcome personal fears and in so doing, help them make a living through their art. I hope they respond to my inquiry. Gallery Gachet responded to my inquiry by mailing me a brochure through the post. I am also attending an orientation session on May 7th. I am hoping to write a proposal to them, for an exhibit idea. The deadline for this is in July for possible 2008 exhibits.
  22. Respect all those around me, including myself. Remain Be calm and to focus. on on the above numbered tasks.