Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tomorrow


I have been doing some Facebook live events weekly but now I have teamed up with Adornit to keep doing what I’m doing but now we will add in products for sale. I’m so excited !!! Tomorrow is the first one - Thursday February 13 at 9am PST. So join me please over on Facebook in my group...

CREATIVE HAND LETTERING WITH LINDSAY

I’ll be doing a demo of a Valentine quote and you will get a free download when it’s all over. And it’s a cute one! Hope to see you there!!!


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Two new online classes...

Hey guess what? I’m coming to you today with only Art. That’s pretty cool. I cracked my rib yesterday and I have to lay in bed for a few days so I decided now is a good time for me to come up with a few new online classes. So here we go…


The first class will be notepad creations. In this class you’ll get 5 to 6 videos on how to create your own notepads. You’ll also get downloadable sheets that are collage elements to use on your notepad, and borders an actual notepads that you can just put a name in and take to the printer and have printed, an actual finished notepads with my letter and that you can just take to the printer and have printed. These make great gifts and only approximately three dollars to $10 a notepad depending on the size you make and the paper that you use. I’ve made these for years and people love getting them as gifts. This one should be available this week or next


The next class is the five-step Lindsey method. This is some thing that people of been asking me to teach for quite a while. In this class you can learn how I create the art that I do with the five steps that get you there. I’m also going to talk about the products that I use and the order that I use them in. As well as projects and how to use different pens and coloring markers to create things on wood, on paper, and on plastic,. Plus you’ll get the videos that show step-by-step, you’ll get downloadable sheets with project ideas and coloring tips,And you’ll get sheets that have coloring in projects as well as a little mini book to keep all of your steps in. All these classes will be found in my Etsy store. The five step class will be ready in a month or so. But the notepad creations should be within the week. And where do you find this all?
 And you’ll get sheets that have coloring in projects as well as a little mini book to keep all of your steps in. All these classes will be found in my Etsy store. The five step class will be ready in a month or so. But the notepad creations should be within the week. And where do you find this all?

www.thepaperrabbit.etsy.com

Friday, February 7, 2020

Dad-eversary




Today is what I am calling my dad -eversary

It’s two months to the day since he passed so I decided to keep today light and airy. Or I thought I would try. And then I fell. Oh my heck. I tripped over a cord of a leaf blower at the print shop this morning. I Printing of all of this artwork shown above went flying. $133 worth. Spread all over the parking lot and that was all I could think about. Not myself who also was sprawled all over the parking lot. I have two bunnies right now, very bruised ribs,And an even more sore shoulder. But I got right back up at 61 years old and proceeded to continue on with my day. I attribute that to the fact that I have been working out for the last four weeks. And doing darn well. I’m feeling better than ever. Until today. Ha ha Ha.

Then I picked up my mom from her place and we took an hour and a half ride to where my daughter teaches school to have lunch with her. I thought it would be a super fun day which it was. Aside from the fact that my ribs hurt so bad I could hardly breathe and then my moms ostomy bag leaked. Aren’t you glad you are following my blog now? Ha ha Ha But I got right back up at 61 years old and proceeded to continue on with my day. I attribute that to the fact that I have been working out for the last four weeks. And doing darn well. I’m feeling better than ever. Until today. Ha ha Ha.

Then I picked up my mom from her place and we took an hour and a half ride to where my daughter teaches school to have lunch with her. I thought it would be a super fun day which it was. Aside from the fact that my ribs hurt so bad I could hardly breathe and then my moms ostomy bag leaked. Aren’t you glad you are following my blog now? Ha ha Ha . Soon will get back into the art, I promise. So we had to hightail it back up the hill to get her home so that I could change her leaking bag. It’s so much fun to have a mom with no memory and care for her with an ostomy as well.

After I got her all cleaned up and ready for her night time, my husband called with the fact that his mom my mother-in-law, was having heart palpitations. This didn’t really scare me because she gets them all the time. Think, the boy that cried Wolf. Anyway I ran over to her house To make sure she was OK. And sure enough she was watching the news which makes her crazy. So we had a little heart to heart. I said are you fine with in your home right now. And she said yes and then I said are you fine when you drive to the market. And she said yes and I said are you fine when you drive to church to work? And she said yes. So I said none of that news affects you. Carry-on. She won’t but it felt good telling her that.

And after a super long day I am finally home to start doodling and drawing again. I have two online Courses that I will be unveiling this year. Hopefully within the next two months. The first one is called notepad creations and it will be teaching you how to create your own notepads using the lettering and doodling that we have already learned in my other courses. The second one I am super excited about. It’s going to be called “the five-step linzi method”...And it will teach you how to do your coloring in of your doodles and lettering the way that I do. So hopefully these posts will get less and less about my aging parents and more and more back to my art. Thanks to everybody for your super kind comments. I know a lot of us are in the same boat with our aging parents, and dementia, And caregiving in general. We all need to be here for each other. And I hope that this blog gives you a little bit of cheer in your day. Until next time

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Bright ideas....



It’s been two months since my dad passed. Two months December 7th at 7:40. It’s not that I don’t grieve but the grieving is different thanks for most. Every 3 to 5 minutes my mom asks where jack is. When is he coming home. When can she go home. I just miss her. I miss my mom. And I am finding myself getting numb and sometimes nasty. Today was one of those days. I feel so hurt that she doesn’t show any emotion. I get it . I understand that the disease is the reason. I know it’s not her. I get all that. But I feel so angry sometimes. Like today. I want to grieve. I want to talk about him and remember him. But I can’t . All I can do is repeat 500 times a day that dad died two months ago. Groundhogs day. Broken record. Whatever you want to call it. I can’t stand hearing myself talk anymore. I don’t want to talk anymore. I just want silence. But that’s not gonna happen. 
   So tonight, alone, I will remember my dad in my own way. In the past four years since my moms sepsis took a lot of her memory, he and I became super close. And I miss him more than I can say. This isn’t really my art blog anymore. So unfollow if you like. I’m not sure why I continue here. But I will for me. And tomorrow and each month on the 7th at 7:40am , I will have a few moments of silence for my dad. Love you dad.....

Monday, December 2, 2019

Frank and Bev


So my mom had an episode two days ago that made us think she was having a stroke. It was horrific to watch. He speech was gibberish, she walked very wobbly and could barely stand. She was talking a mile a minute in broken sentences and just plain wacky. Talked to the med tech at their assistant living place who checked her but had no words of wisdom. So I called my dads hospice nurse. She was a bit Leary of  helping or giving me suggestions because she isn’t her patient.
My dad is. But she finally said it sounds like a
Stroke.so I called the EMTs. By the time she got to the hospital they wished her in for a cat scan which came back to show either a Stroke or brain clot.
So at her age and because it had been three almost four hours, time was of the essence. It became very confusing doctor talk but the gist was that we had ten minutes to decide if she gets this drug (TPA) that if they are wrong, could mean huge complications that would be catastrophic. There was no time to do more tests.

Time was almost up. So I asked for my son and his girlfriend to come in and help. With their view and the doctors, we chose the drug. Turned out to be the correct choice! Praise God!!! So she was sent to the best hospital around with one nurse per two patients. Fabulous care. Truly. And she has been a trooper. Coming back into her current normal of pleasantly happy and a bit forgetful. 

So last night she became very jumpy. Pulling at the wires and tubes. Combative. Angry. We both got zero sleep and she asked me the same question over and over about how the lights in the hall needed to be turned off. That she made the wrong decision in coming here. That the staff was full
Of crap and not helping. On and on and on. 

So since neither of us got any sleep, I read articles on dementia and how to handle them with the loss of a loved one. Because no matter how much I want to be here for my mom, my main concern is to get home for my dad. He’s on his final path here in this world and he seems to be in such pain. The family has taken turns caring for him and been amazing but I wanna be with him.
I want her to be with him❤️

So I read about music and dementia. I had heard this but I thought, how good could it really be? Well, let me tell ya. Frank Sinatra is singing right now on Pandora. The whole time I have been typing this, she has calmed down and fell back to sleep. I know she is super tired so that’s part of it but the music did sooth the soul! So wonderful. Thanks Frank. I’m gonna use music from now on.

And now, I’m going to sleep until the doctor comes and hopefully gives us the go ahead to go home.

Stay tuned for my next entry about a dad I never knew....


Dementia and me

So here I am back to blogging. Why? Diarrhea of the mouth. Someone told me that’s what I  experiencing with my mom and her dementia and now my dad in hospice as his final days approach. I just need to talk and I have exhausted my allotted time with my friends. And posted one too many personal posts on Facebook. So here I have landed. My art blog. Pretty funny that what brings me back here is my parents decline. The more they slip, the further I slip too. So here I will post tidbits to remember, help me and maybe help someone else who has been up all night with a parent in the hospital asking the same question of me over and ever every five minutes....” can’t that waitress turn the lights out”. 
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Ugh
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Frankie Baby!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The royal wedding

  Who else was up at at 1:30am to watch the duke and duchess of Sussex get married? I was!!! 


 
   I'm a royals fanatic. And I learned that Meghan used to do calligraphy for wedding invitations professionally. I loved that. And speaking of calligraphy... I just finished lesson four of my Lettering with Lindsay class. Have you signed up yet?



   We're having so much fun. Lessons 1-3 are currently available in my Etsy shop at www.thepaperrabbit.blogspot.com .  Lesson four launches June 1st. I highly recommend taking the lessons in order. 1-5 are all based on practical printing and lessons 6-10 will be curly cursive based. I hope you'll all sign up and share this with any friends who might be interested.  Here's the link....

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepaperrabbit

Happy Wedding weekend. Ain't love grand❤️