The Color of Things

Well after spending way too much time trying to create a unique background for this blog I had one of those 'I'd be mad at myself if this wasn't a damn good idea' moments and decided that I had a ton of unique backgrounds at my disposal, my paintings LOL. And of course I have dozens of them enough to give me unique backgrounds for a heck of a long time. Whew... now I have to focus on something else and not the tremendous time I spent (actually about 4 hours between 2 days).

I laugh when I think of how I fought the whole blogging thing tooth and nail. Now I think its just another form of journaling. Its Journaling out Loud. I want to share my art and this is a way I can do it and get the writing fix taken care of too. I guess in that way its kind of therapeutic. I also fought My Space and swore I wouldn't do Facebook at the same time...well hell, now my Myspace page has moved aside for a new Facebook page. Wow...

For me the passing of MJ has brought up a whole lot of nostalgic emotion. The first concert I ever attended was the Jackson 5 in 1971. I bought hip huggers because of them LOL. The first concert I took my son to was the Victory Concert in 1984 in Los Angeles. Of course he was pretty freaked out by the crying and screaming girls and women, but it was magical. Songs like ABC, I want you back and Ben all hold fond memories for me. Those songs gave me a reason to dance.

As I sit here typing on this 17in laptop I laugh at the fact that my first computer was half the size of an oven LOL. And the screen was black and the letters were yellow. Kingdom of Kroz was the game of the day and the characters were alphabet. A modem was as big as a VCR and was a mysterious magical box that allowed you to sign on to the wonderful world of BBS. LOL. I am cracking myself up now!

I fear I have become spoiled by technology. The cell phones, the digital this and wireless that. Polaroids replaced by palm sized boxes that contain everything but the printer and allow you instant view. The phones without the long knotted and twisted spiral phone cords LOL, remember those? LOL
Unfortunately, along with the change in the phone came the change in service you get over the phone too. Please Push 1, Please Push 1, Please push... you know what I mean. And you want to curse the recording out but what good would that do. She'd listen only for a few seconds before repeating, 'please press 1' grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Oh well, it's 2 a.m. and the deal is done. I'm a happy camper, theres a colorful background on my blog, my friends are all doing ok, healthy, the kids are cool... My biggest complaint is I'm too tired to go on LOL. Guess I'll wrap it up.

The painting in the background is called Ode to Mother Nature.

Thanks for listening LOL. Feel free to comment. I love it! Hugs!


Steph Jordan Artist has been creating unique creations since childhood. Mixed Media Art is her life. From teaching unique workshops to creating promotional items and more Steph makes high end costume jewelry,paints colorful imaginative art and makes things shine.