Sunday, November 16, 2008

real or rumor?

after several weeks of rumors and speculation, the company i work for laid off 47 people on friday morning -- 20% of our salaried employees. what a scary and disheartening day it was. i am safe for now and feel so grateful to have a job! my heart goes out to all who now face unemployment and finding a new job. i was there in april of this year and know how tough it is. please keep these and all the other unemployed people across our country in your thoughts and prayers.



wonderful willow posted a link on her blog today for a site which allows you to place a photo from your computer into a museum setting. what fun this is! this one made me wonder how many hundreds of hours it would take to collage little bitty pieces of paper onto a canvas this big. yikes!! you can have fun with it as well by clicking here!


i'm working on christmas presents and spending time with presley tonight. he was not good at all yesterday morning but is doing much better today. we never know from one day to the next how well he will be able to walk and get around. we count each additional day we have with him as a gift.

18 comments:

Natalie said...

Julie today I scrolled through your blog...how lovely to see our life! thanks!
It was a timely reminder that my lifes 'cup runneth over' too. Every Blessing to you and yours, Natalie Kay, Many_colours@flickr

Strider said...

It's at times like these that we really need someone to believe in instead of the circumstances that surround us. "Father, open up doors of employment and favor for the people who have recently lost their jobs. Amen" Have a great week.

willow said...

Hey, your art looks fabulous large scale and in a museum setting, Julie! I especially like the first one.

Good to hear your job was spared. Scary times, for sure.

nanatrish said...

This looks so fun. I must go to the site and try it. Looks so cool.

cindy : quaint said...

oh julie, i am so relieved for you! it is incredibly tough to go through these cycles, especially when it's a situation beyond our control. your work looks right at home in those galleries.

lori vliegen said...

thanks for the museum link...i think that's the closest my work will ever get to being on museum walls! :)

WW said...

How nice your art looks and how fun to put it in the museum setting. I may have to try that!!
I've only recently discovered torn paper collage and have been having a fun time with it and have posted several of mine to my blog.
I may have to add your blog to my list to keep track of!!

Betsy said...

I'm so glad you still have your job...especially being a newer employee yourself! :) Maybe it's because they knew your art was being displayed in The Lourve and you are obviously famous! :)

Crossroads Cottage said...

Yikes, that is scary. I'll keep you in my thoughts. And your work looks fabulous blown up in a museum setting! (And what a fun program!!!)

Auburn Kat said...

That's a pretty cool website!

I hate hearing about people loosing their jobs, it's just so sad.

Diahn said...

Glad to hear your job is safe - these are trying times.

Your artwork looks fantastic a museum scale though - maybe you could use bigger pieces of paper.
:-D

steviewren said...

Julie, I'm sorry about your fellow workers, but happy that your job is okay for now. My job is uncertain also, as are many in the financial services field. I talked to one of my sons last night and he said his department is going to be outsourced. He is supposed to be moved to another department, but even so, these are scary times.

Lavinia said...

I think your artwork looks wonderful on the large canvases, admired by the many!

I'm glad you are safe for now at your job, the sword of damocles did not swing over you too close, thank goodness.

Debbie Egizio said...

I'll be keeping your friends in my thoughts and prayers.

BTW, your pieces look fabulous in the faux gallery. Love it!!

Robyn said...

How wonderful is that!! Your work looks fantastic on such a large scale.

I'm glad you are safe for the time being. Not very nice being laid off so close to christmas.

XUE said...

hi julie, I'm glad for you too. When I first saw these pics, I thought "Goodness...she is really moving in the right direction" as in having exhibits like these! Your work always amazes me & one day, these pics will be for real ! I look forward to seeing yr matching aprons !

Mmm said...

That threw me for a moment! ha.

Karine said...

I will have to try out the "museum" link myself. Your work looks great in a museum setting!

It is a scary time for many of us, and I am glad you still have your job!