Archive for August, 2009

They’re up!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Yes, my Santas on Reasons to Believe are now all pictured!  Yay!  I had sent twelve more recently, and showed a couple of closeups on the blog.  Well, now you can go to the Reasons to Believe link and see each piece, as well as different camera angles to boot!  This is a wonderful place to be!  I am thrilled that they have accepted my work!  Take a few minutes and follow the above link to my pages.  Enjoy!  And, here are a few teasers!

It’s my son’s MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Attention everyone!  The Time Traveler’s Wife opens everywhere tomorrow!  Yahoo!  Based upon the wonderful best-seller, the film stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, AND it will be a biggy in my house because my son, Matthew, is one of the editors!!!!!!!!    Rounds of applause, please!  It was filmed in Toronto, so that meant that Matthew spent a few months last year in Canada.  Tough duty, huh?!  Then, after the shoot, they all  returned to Los Angeles, where they worked for months to get it juuusssstttt right.  When you edit, you are pulling all of the strands together —  following the outline so that you know which scenes to use (there is always a lot more shot than actually used),  putting in additional dialogue which might have to be re-recorded, putting in the musical score, putting in special effects, etc. etc. etc.  That’s what my son does, and he loves it.  Currently, if you are a reader of my blog, you know that he has been working on Jonah Hex.  I blogged about that a short while back and put up the poster for that movie, due out next year.

OK – so here’s the deal!  The first weekend is the big one for numbers on any film, so I want all of you to go to see it!  Then, write me and share your thoughts!  And, here’s a link to the official website for the film: The Time Traveler’s Wife .

*****At the end of the film, when the credits roll, look for my son.  It will be something like this:  Additional Editor…………………..Matt Diezel   !  That’s my boy!  See you all at the movies!  Enjoy!

Spooky Time Jingles update tonight!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Wowee!  The update time is here once again for Spooky Time Jingles!  It’s the heat of the summer, but you can take a look at Halloween and Christmas any day of the year  on this site!  I have some new pieces for both seasons, and here are a couple of little peeks at what I will be offering!  Join us about midnight Eastern time tonight!  You won’t be disappointed!

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See you tonight!  Oh boy!

It’s a new day, it’s a new clay!

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

I cannot believe it is time for another update for pfattmarketplace, but here we are, once again.  I have a couple of pieces which will be available, around midnight Pacific time!  I have begun to expand my claying horizons, and am working in a very dense body clay which can air dry, but it can also be kiln-fired.  My husband gets a glazed over look to his eyes when I mention a kiln.  He has seen me blow up hard-boiled eggs in the kitchen, so we rarely mention the words Ginny and heat source in the same sentence!  Agh!  Anyway, this clay is dense and oh so delightful to play with!  I will be doing a lot more work with it, but I thought I would try some slab work for a couple of wall tiles for the update.  I have TONS of ideas to try with this wonderful clay!    I am working on paperweights, and animals, and boxes, oh my!  Stay tuned!  In the meantime, here is a sneak peek for tonight!

A computer HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Yes, for those of you who know me, you know that the computer is my least accomplished area of expertise.  I can draw you a picture of a computer, I can sculpt you a computer, but WORK on a computer?  Well, everything I have learned has been through hit-or-miss on my own, and the useful tips from my son Matthew, and my wonderful friend, Matthew Friedman.  What I have found is that in my life, the most wonderful people who surround me these days happen to be named Matthew!

Saturday evening, as I was surfing the web in a leisurely fashion, I began to experience weirdo things happening to my computer.  I had strange messages, strange noises, and then logging off became a challenge.  The next morning, logging ON became a challenge, and through the day, I continued to experience problems.  Matthew Friedman to my rescue!   By Monday morning, nothing would work, so I turned everything off, and awaited Matthew’s arrival yesterday.  Right at 9 am, he rang the doorbell and took a seat in my office to begin the saga of getting rid of the horrible virus which had attacked my system.  Now, mind you, I HAVE security, and pay good money, but sometimes things apparently go awry, and my number must have been up.  YIKES!

Last night, Matthew left here a little after 7 pm, with only one break to have dinner.  You see, Matthew isn’t just a friend of mine, he is like a member of my family.  He and my son are friends, and we have mutual friends, and we have this wonderfully special bond.  He refers to me as his mother who didn’t put him through school!  I love that!  So, since his mother lives in Georgia, I cook for him and his brother and their roommate, and I cater for his film parties – they have a giganto projection screen in their home so that we can watch the Academy Awards and dvds up close and large!  And, of course, since Matthew is a screenwriter, having been to Sundance, and having already turned out one neato film, we go to movies a lot – R&D you know!  In short, this wonderful friend and family member saved the life of my little HP yesterday, by dumping and beginning all over again, loading everything I needed to load once more, cleaning up some files, updating programs, etc.   I could not have asked for more, but he just keeps on giving.

Now, if  you need a new blog update, or some work done on your website, or design work for your site and blog, or any number of other things, Matthew is a computer GENIUS.  You can check him out on his website at:   www.frame25productions.com – this is really cool, and you can also contact him at :  webdesign@frame25productions.com .  You’ll be glad you did!

THANK YOU MATTHEW!