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Friday, January 20, 2012


Hey All!

How the heck are ya???  Better than me I hope. . .I thought I better post a quick update because several of you have sent emails worrying about me.

I'm on injured reserve" at the moment.  I have a condition called "tennis elbow" and for those of you who have had it or have it, you know how painful it can be.  The only "fix" for it is either to not use it for several days until the tendons calm down, or go to the doctor and get a shot of cortisone in the elbow area.  So, for the first few days, I tried to rest it.  Mine is almost debilitating and unfortunately, it is in my dominant arm.  So it stops me from doing just about anything.  However, I was feeling much better, and then we got some snow yesterday. . .So like a dumb *#!, not only did I shovel our driveway, I went and shoveled a neighbors for her, then drove over to my sister's and shoveled her driveway (and it's a big one!) so she wouldn't have to do it after working all day.  As you can guess, my elbow is not only hurting, my forearm is swollen and sore as well.  So my plans for getting a video up this week are completely dashed.  I have not even been able to use a pair of scissors today, and typing felt like sawing off my arm (I've been using my left index finger for this) LOL.  So, that's what is happening and that is why you haven't seen me on your blogs commenting. . .it would take me months at this rate!

Until I learn to let it heal, I'll hopefully be able to finish projects this weekend and have a video for you next Wednesday.  Thanks to all of you who have emailed me worrying.  You are the sweetest!

See you next Wednesday! (I hope!)



Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Hey All!

Glad to see you came back for another video edition of the Wednesday Evening Post!  Good News!  I figured out the "grinding noise" problem!  Now, can somebody figure out why I keep using the word "basically"?  I've got to break that habit, so excuse me for it this time. . .Here is the video!

Here are the still photos of the cards:

The digital image for this card is Whimsie Doodles.  Click HERE to go there.

The video for the magic trick and how it is done can be found HERE.  

Pic of the Week

This sweet bird just sat there watching the boys on the path a couple of days ago.  Believe it or not, this is not a "zoomed" photo.  I was actually this close to this wonderful little guy.  It didn't seem afraid at all.  It actually seemed fascinated with my boys.  It finally flew away.

Have a great rest of the week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll see you on your blogs!

Hugs to all of you!

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Hey All!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first post of the New Year and welcome to the new format!  Here is my very first video!  I apologize for that slight "grinding" noise, but it gets better.  It is the gears working in my camera as it tries to auto focus.  If you all like this format, I'll think about getting an actual video camera.  Enjoy the video!

Hope the grinding didn't bother you too much. Sorry too for all the stammering, but I was a little nervous. Here are the still shots of the projects:
My inspiration for this card here:

Pic of the Week

OK, that's it for this post!  Again, thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to let me know what you think of this format. . .I'd really appreciate it.

Hugs to all!

Curt O'Brien

"God, please let me be the person that my dogs think I am."