It's A Dome Life

A blog about art and family.

Security Blanket Transforms Into Art Work

Security Blanket Transforms Into Art Work

Tiny-Small has a security blanket. It’s a quilt I made. She has to have it to sleep with every night. If it gets left outside, in the car, or at someone’s house it’s the end of the world. When we can’t find it before bedtime we all feel a little anxious. Luckily that doesn’t happen too often. She almost always knows where she left it.

Security Blanket

When her security blanket still looked new.

I often joke that…

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How To Lose Weight Very, Very, Very Slowly

How To Lose Weight Very, Very, Very Slowly

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to lose weight very, very, very slowly you have come to the right place. I am pretty sure I am an expert on the topic since I have been doing it so well now for at least two months. I want to share my top 20 tips for losing weight slowly with you, in case you too want to lose weight as slowly as possible too.

1. Sign up for My “Fitness Pal.” Then buy new, shiny,…

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Chihuahuas Pee On Everything Part 2

Chihuahuas Pee On Everything Part 2

Chihuahuas pee on everything. I know because I wrote about it beforeand because I live with the cutest Chihuahua in the whole wide world. Our rescue dog, Stevie Wonder, has been a lot of work when it comes to potty training. We have pretty much failed with conventional methods so we are now working on prevention as much as possible. It’s going rather slowly, but since he is already over two years…

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Snail mail. I have it. Yes I do. Snail mail, just for you! I love snail mail. I have an email newsletter, but it’s not the same as getting real mail. I know you feel the same way because all demographics point to us being people who love actual mail. We are stamp worshippers and envelope hoarders, are we not? Bring us our mail! Bring us our mail! Bring us our mail!

Get Your Snail Mail Here!

So, I am starting a Snail Mail campaign. It’s going to be so much fun. All you have to do is click the snail picture above and it will take you to the sign up page where you can add your address, or you can sign up here: Put Me On The Snail Mail List. Then you will start receiving snail mail from me. Most of the time you will get postcard art, but sometimes, once in a while, you will also get some original art in the mail. It’s going to be a surprise. I plan to send it out once a month starting in August. I hope you will sign up for it. I am going to send you little notes of happiness. I promise.

I will never use your address for evil and you can unsubscribe from the list at anytime through mailchimp or just by saying…get me off this list, lady! I will occasionally (maybe once a quarter) send you an email to ask you if you still want to be on the list just in case. If you are tired of my snail mail ways you can just unsubscribe. It’s that easy.

As an added bonus, anyone who signs up TODAY (July 10, 2014)  will receive one of my altered envelope art pieces! Yay! So sign up today. Get a super fun letter in the mail. Smile all day long!

Also, if you’d like to make your own altered envelopes to send to your friends, here are a few resources to get you started. It’s really fun to mail things back and forth with your friends. Plus, everyone needs something happy mixed in with their bills once in a while, right?

Check out this video by Renee Stein from -she is awesome!

Then go visit my friend Robin Mead Designs on Facebook to see what she created and to get some inspiration for using your own images. Her envelope is gorgeous!

Let’s get snail-mailing!

Get Your Snail Mail Here! Snail mail. I have it. Yes I do. Snail mail, just for you! I love snail mail.

Toyota, What Are You Trying To Sell Us Exactly?

Toyota, What Are You Trying To Sell Us Exactly?

Toyota makes some pretty good vehicles. Jim has a truck that just won’t die. It really looks like it should kick the bucket any moment and that it might be held together by chewing gum and dirt that’s been stuck on for decades, but it just keeps purring like a very old kitten with sleep apnea. I have no idea how many miles that poor truck has on it, but it just keeps going and going as if it were…

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Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Tiny-Small is what I like to call a “Close-Watcher” because she watches the TV standing only an inch from the screen. I’m not even exaggerating this time. I swear. I often catch her standing an inch away from the TV when she’s watching PBS Kids. I don’t know how she can see anything that is going on! It must be like watching a miniature version of the actual show. Like pixels in Technicolor, with…

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The Virtual Blog Tour: Visiting Dome Life Studios

The Virtual Blog Tour: Visiting Dome Life Studios

I was invited by Mary, from Tales From The Back Road, to participate in the virtual blog tour this week. If you love dogs and travel and gorgeous photography be sure to check out all of Mary’s social media pages too. She has some wonderful wildlife pictures that she posts. You will not want to miss them. I am pretty excited about being in the tour because the people who have participated before…

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A slice of summer #mixedmedia houses.

Fourth Of July Photo Time Capsule

Fourth Of July Photo Time Capsule

Happy July 4th my friends! I am sure you will be celebrating with cookouts, parades, and fireworks today. I was thinking about writing a blog post about Independence Day and started looking at July 4th pictures for inspiration. It’s funny how if you do the same things year after year you start to create a photo time capsule of your yearly traditions. We always go to the parade and the ice cream…

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5 Things Having Curly Hair Has Taught Me

5 Things Having Curly Hair Has Taught Me

1. Give up trying to control things. Go with the flow more. Curly hair has a mind of it’s own just like people. Sometimes it’s curlier one day and not so curly the next. It’s got it’s own personality. Let it. Don’t try to tame it or to change it. Just go with it! Acceptance is good.

2. Embrace what you have to work with and do the best you can. We all have strengths and short comings. Sometimes…

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