Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
*Play...In normal proportions, by the way...
*Eat healthfully-Gluten and dairy free...
(Oh, this is another fun post) %-0
*Come up with something brilliant to share with you...
Well, maybe most of these... ;)
Hope your Saturday is enjoyable, what do you have planned?
Friday, July 29, 2011
If a picture is worth a thousand words
Then, shoot, what can I say?
This is my best and longest post
And picture of the day...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Just a little fun
Just a glass milk bottle
And some soap-sud fun
Can you believe the colors
In this simple little dish
All the colors of the rainbow
Any color that you wish
Just a quick clean up
Made a great photo opp
Now you know my secret, absolutely no photoshop!
Hours of editing today (NOT this pic, I just told you that!), with an uncooperative computer...but the job is just about complete! Need to add about ten photos and delete ten others. Then the slide show will be ready and the DVDs will be on their way to ATL. Yeah! Will have to do a little jig and sing the Hallelujah chorus! This is on the record as my fastest turn around ever!
I love this simple collage of light and color, and I hope you
Enjoy it too!
A. Pic of the day
B. Finish current project
C. Post Dutch photos
D. Show and tell you about my art
F. Any questions? ( it's late...)
G. Please Enjoy Photo!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So how about you? Are you shining, bringing beauty to others, able to move into different areas in life, repurposed ( when necessary, and how many times does THAT happen in life), and most importantly, reflecting the Light? That's my hope today, to lift your spirits a bit, to encourage, to show you some beauty and to be a blessing to others...
Monday, July 25, 2011
You know what? It was a pretty good day!
It's a wonder how things turn around when you count your blessings...
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson...and I love the water droplet on the "Peppermint Patty" that has the reflection of the petals within it. There I go again with reflections, I'm going to have to start counting how many times I use that word, or technique. :)
Friday, July 22, 2011
So, I realize that this post is completely random, but I liked this picture and had to make up for my choice with a little beetle education. By the way, I had to look up "elytra". :) It is the hard outer covering that protects the inner wings...
Weird, but still beautiful, so I hope you
Thursday, July 21, 2011
id like to write something kind
id like to write something awe inspiring
something to ease your mind
a little gift of wisdom
maybe an amazing quote
something to really inspire you
or a very funny joke
id like to write something thought provoking
something really profound
words that are just right
where amazingness abounds
but im afraid that for this night, maybe just this time
you'll have to settle for a pretty pic and a silly little rhyme
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Everywhere I go, everything I do, every corner is scanned for beauty...
It's in almost everything and everywhere, are you looking for it?
Along the side of the road, Queen Anne's Lace is blooming profusely...
An old building with peeling paint, a faded red barn from days gone by...
Slanting rays of sunlight streaming through an open cloud, billowing cumulus clouds on a summer day...
An azure sky, a dark grey sky with an angry powerful storm approaching...
The fresh bright green of Spring's new leaves...
A rushing river, a single splash of rain...
A bird's morning song and a cicadas unique clicking...
Fireflies in the warm velvet breeze...
The delicate colors and veins of a single petal...
Misty blue rounded mountains and sharp rocky mountain peaks...
The varying ocean shades with sand and rocks to crash against...
It's easy to find beauty in nature, you say, but what if I'm stuck inside?
There is always something for color hungry eyes to seek out...
Watercolor palates, dried paint on a dish, a colorful set of tea cups...
Pens, fabric, papers, fresh fruit and veggies...
A child's smile, a puppy's kiss...
Colored glasses, the bold pages of a magazine, a favorite childhood book...
Photographs of birthdays and happy times, loved ones...
I can find it anywhere, in the silliest of objects and places...
Give me a bag of marbles to photograph or a set of old colored pencils...
A tin of tea or a creamy latte, a stack of cards or a vintage book...
It doesn't have to be perfect or large...
Sometimes it's stopping to take a picture with your phone's camera of a sunset or of a bee landing on a flower in a home store...
Are you looking? Are you looking? It's not hard to find...and it's all free...
Open your eyes, there is so much to see and...
Monday, July 18, 2011
And while you are at it, I hope you
Sunday, July 17, 2011
ps. How about some feedback? Agree with me, don't agree, have a favorite, a request, or a lovely comment! Thanks...
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Such is life, isn't it? Doing the best we can, with what we have at the moment, hoping (and praying), for laughter and beauty along the way and that things ( especially the kids ;), will turn out right. I couldn't do it without prayer and hope and faith, or the Lord's help and answers!
Oh! By the way, all my shots of Holland, I think i'll call them 'Dutch Treats' , were taken with a tiny point and shoot camera. Left the big guys at home this time and it was pretty fun to just have a 'regular' tourist camera for once.
Anyway, hope you enjoy!
Monday, July 11, 2011
help but notice reflections, this I couldn't resist. A little self portrait, the kind I love, where you only get a small touch of the person. In this case it's two people, but more importantly, there is the town church with it's tall steeple, the lines in the road behind me, the sun and shadow, blue sky and last but not least, a miniature reflection on the ball of the lid. Ahh. It may not win any prizes or even meet technical standards, but as the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... This makes my eyes happy. :)
These cute cups, by the way were in Holland. I'm going to start a small series of photos from there...
Hope you enjoy
This pic is another detail of a larger painting, water color again, though I did this at the end of last year with water color crayons. I asked some of my favorite people what their favorite words were and wrote them in the different colored circles...added a few doodles too ( I just can't help myself with those doodles!)