Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Strange Day!

Today is turning out to be a strange day. It started this morning at 4 a.m. when I got up to go the bathroom. I walked past the dining room window and glanced outside as I walked by. It looked like there was snow on the car, so I went back to the window to get a better look. Just as I looked out the window there was a guy walking into our driveway! He was eyeing my son's bike which is on the bike rack at the front of the driveway. As he walked in between the cars to go get the bike I pounded on the window, he looked up at me and motioned for me to come outside!! I just yelled "Get the F*CK out of here before I call the police!" Then he turned around and walked away. By this time my husband had come out from the bedroom to see what was going on, I had to talk him into not going outside to chase the guy down! My husband brought the bike into the living room and we went back to bed.

The fact that he almost stole my son's bike is not the part that freaks me out, we've had bikes stolen before. What freaks me out is the timing of my going to the bathroom and the pull to look out the window right at the moment he was walking up the driveway!! It was such a strange thing!

So now for the other strange thing that happened today. I checked my email and as usual there was a google alert for "spiral abstract". I clicked on the link because it actually said something about a flower spiral abstract painting and I was curious to see that there was another artist painting flower spiral abstracts! The strange thing is that it took me to a blog with two posts on it and both were posts that I wrote on my blog!! But....it wasn't my blog it was some other persons blog! The only difference is this blog doesn't have my images, it just has my wording. Check it out! My blog entry.......and the imposter blog entry. What do you think? How weird is that? Problem is, there is no way that I can see to contact this person to ask WTF!!???

I'm not sure what to do, if anything, about that. What would you do?

In between strange happenings, I spent the morning in the studio, playing some more. I completed one daily journal painting, did a couple of screen prints, finished carving my block and made a print of the block. So, the photos below are in that order. I printed overlapping designs on a tshirt, to cover up the mess up print I did the other day, and printed the design on a tote bag.

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4 comments:

Angela said...

I have NO idea what you should do..to be honest..that is FREAKY TOO! It would freak me out! I'm a worry wort...so I'd be up all night worrying about it. LOLOL
Your work is great Paula!

Jessica Torrant said...

Oh Paula! I am so sorry for both of those freaky experiences! I started a blog a year ago that was all for charity and then someone took it over and it became a spam site. I have no idea how they did it and I wrote to blogger about a billion times to resolve it and nothing ever came of it. I was so upset at the time, and just thinking of it gets me bugged all over again. But this is crazy. I wish I had an answer for you, but perhaps you could speak with a lawyer friend? I say that as if you have one. I don't, but hey, you might! I had a funky day today too - maybe it's just the moon. Here's to a better day tomorrow!

Cynthia said...

Wow, that is freaky. To have woken up at the precise time that someone was attempting to take the bike and then to have him motion for you to go outside!!! I would have the heebie jeebies.

The second, with the blog imposter is also weird. Why would they do that? What's the advantage for them? It's very sad, it leads me to believe that this person has no life and finds yours so interesting that they want to be you. It doesn't look like they're posting regularly. Can you email the blogging platform and ask them to remove the offender?

Your new work is really fun, I think the prints will do well on Etsy and most likely any fairs that you do this year. I love the relief print!

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks for the comments angela, jessica and cynthia!

I wish I did have a lawyer friend! I think I will contact the blog platform and see if they will do anything. I was also thinking about leaving a comment on the blog, something about if they don't remove my posts, I WILL contact a lawyer. I don't know, it's all so strange.

Other than these strange things, it really was a great day yesterday! I got a lot of work done in the studio (I will be posting new stuff today) and we got together with some friends in the evening that we haven't hung out with in a while.

Today will be better, it's Friday after all! My guys already have a 3 day weekend for MLK day!