Thursday, January 11, 2007

Excited doesn't even come close to describing it...

In September, 1994, a dream of mine came true. Jesus Christ Superstar had come to town and I had tickets to see, in person, the two stars of the movie I adored since I was a teenager. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson gave hubby and I goosebumps as we sat in that darkened concert hall, mesmerized by all the talent before us. After the show I couldn't believe my luck in being able to meet the two stars and getting their autographs and a couple of hugs. Ted was a real sweetheart and spoke to me for a long time, even missing his ride back to his hotel room (it was after 1 am) to talk about the show with me. I was literally in heaven that night.

Fast forward to today. I couldn't believe my luck to get two FREE tickets to the "Farewell Tour" of Jesus Christ Superstar next week. This time, I am taking daughter, who was only two when they last came to town. Unfortunately, dear Carl passed on a few years ago, but it will be amazing, I know, to see Ted Neeley once more. I fell in love with this man years ago on the big screen, and even though he is over sixty now, and I am nearing 50, I feel like a teenager again.

Thank you D. You don't know how thrilled you have made us.

Scrabook pages from the 1994 show I re-did tonight ... tickets (that hinge up to reveal journalling on the other side) and newspaper clippings on a white and gold page.

Ted and Carl's autographs on my program in 1994. I couldn't believe my luck in finding the stamp below that perfectly matches the JCS logo! I used it to stamp (in gold) the background sheets of gold-bordered paper.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Trying a brand new hobby

At Halloween, I made a Pirates of the Caribbean pumpkin and entered it in an online contest at and was thrilled to learn I had won first prize! Well, just before Christmas, my prize arrived in the mail; a Jolly Roger model ship kit. I have never in my life put a model together before, so while I'm on vacation, I've been trying my hand at it.After a few days and 115 parts assembled so far, here's the two decks. The next step is the actual painting and assembly of the hull, attaching to the decks....step 4 of 16!!! Yikes! I can't imagine how the heck I'm going to rig this thing; but it sure is a lot of fun. I'm distressing / painting the parts as I go, and I think I'll give it a spray of dullcoat at the end to take the paint / glue shine off. Yeah, note the glass of wine; I have been getting so obsessed into this project, I even worked on it on New Year's Eve (while watching Dead Man's Chest, no less).

My Magnolia Cards