First things first: I made it to 10,074 steps today… Yay! Second, it’s just weird out there. I […]
I wanted to stay up and do something before bed. I am NOT adjusting to the time change […]
Step to my Lou Today is the first day of my week two addition: The 10,000 Steps a […]
Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Banana split so ice screamed! With all of my talk about eating, I […]
Week one has come to an end and I’m happy to report that I’m down 4 pounds. What’s […]
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and […]
The shy and the extroverted have this in common—that they both fancy they are the center of attention. […]
I’m at the end of Day 3 and I’ve had an enlightening afternoon. I thought I’d write down […]
I think the Everything Red series is fading. I haven’t run out of ideas, but I guess that […]
Heaven’s bursting light, Curtain of Crimson and Gold, Darkness lies in wait. Tonight’s Everything Red is a recycle/redo […]
It’s Day TWO and my motivation level is starting to skyrocket. I’m learning exciting things about my body […]
THE LAUNCH It’s Day One of my Lifestyle Makeover. The starting line was originally set for a week […]
Butterfly kisses, Sweet memories, pure and chaste, Taste of innocence. Today’s Everything Red is another recycling project; a […]
One for sorrow, two for bliss—Three for serpent’s mournful hiss. Four for treasure, five for tricks—Six for the […]
Let the fire inside you burn.
I’m having a fun time with this new series. The possibilities are endless, and I think of new things every day. I’ve recycled some older pieces for today’s Everything Red. The red abstract is from many moons ago, and the shadowy aesthete is my youngest son—posing in a photo I took over a decade ago, at an art museum.
Sometimes a dramatic rescue is a simple act of showing up. This piece is all about Gil. I […]
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. François de la Rochefoucauld It’s National […]
You create enthusiasm around you. PANDA EXPRESS Inspiration can come from just about anywhere… including a fortune cookie. […]
Country music is three chords and the truth. Harlan Howard Now that my garden art is dead and […]
Everything looks so different when the light starts to shine.
The authentic self is the soul made visible…
The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.George Bernard Shaw
What a wonderful day it is!
First things first. I got my hands on some new filters for Photoshop (thanks to a fellow blogger). Now that my options have increased… so have my ideas. This is going to be a great week!
A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
Tiny blossoms are springing forth on the flowering plum tree.
What do you see?
Sprouts that is.
Actually… I had no idea WHAT this plant was when I decided to use it in my Garden Art. This may be one of the last pieces in that series, too. For now anyway. I started working at two (very small) part time jobs, so when you add that to school, things are starting to get hectic.
Sometimes you have to close your eyes…
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
On a beautiful day, as I scout the land… I keep one eye open, my lens in my hand. I look down, I look up, and then what do I see? A beautiful creature… who is prospecting ME!
If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.Japanese Proverb
If I were a flying insect…
…this might be my view as I make my way through the wheat grass.
Something is Stirring
I thought I would use this particular Garden Art piece to do a little journaling and (publicly) admit something. I’ve been wanting to share this for awhile now, but I didn’t want it to be another one of “those things” that I bring up and start… and then never finish.
Little blueberry blossoms, like tiny church bells… shining in their glory.
The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.Dione Lucas
A new edition to my series Garden Art. These are two little apples in our new tree.
I visited our backyard this morning to see how the garden is growing. I may get my Garden Art series going again. My son has gone “vegetable crazy,” so we have lots of fun and interesting (and edible!) plants out there. This is the broccoli aisle… and the bees just love this area!
First of all, I want to share how excited I am to be finishing up the Alphabet Game. This is the FIRST time I’ve started a series on my blog—and actually stuck with it until the very end.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir Word of the day […]
Wonder is being in a constant state of awe, no matter how mundane your circumstances might be.
Valentine’s Day may be about love, but love isn’t just about romance.
The mind is like an umbrella; it functions best when open.Walter Gropius
An American business man was vacationing in a small coastal fishing village. One morning he stood on the pier and watched as a small boat docked. Inside the boat was one fisherman with several large yellowfin tuna. He complimented the man on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
“Only a little while,” the fisherman said.
“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The business man asked.
Forever & Ever Amen I’m interrupting the Alphabet Game for a little abstract fun. A big thank you […]
Creating Surreal Art for my Favorite “S” words: Sand, Stars, Shells, Saxophone & Silhouettes. A Sprinkle of Solitude […]
You are a melody,A soft pitter patter,A gentle good night,Causing dark thoughts to scatter.You are a symphony,A marching […]
In the Quiet,I’m unheard, I’m unseen,I can run, I can twirl,If I want… I can scream.Just me and […]
I’ve had some cool insights and exciting ideas while thinking about the Alphabet Game, and I must say that the letter “P” has been one of the most enlightening thus far.
BUT… I have to back up and talk about the “M” word first… Memories. I realize now that some things really ARE worth forgetting—mainly things that I learned (or absorbed into my unconscious) when I was younger.
Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.David Brooks
I have to be honest here. This Alphabet Game has had me stumped for days. Every time I […]
One of my best friends from high school remembers everything. Whenever we talk, she reminisces about our old shenanigans as if they happened yesterday. Things that we did decades ago; things I’ve long since forgotten.
Last year, I (briefly) dated a man who reminded me of her. Our conversations were like time travel; we’d always end up in the 70’s or 80’s! Sometimes I wondered why the two of them weren’t dating. They both had this weird connection to the past—as if that past still existed.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.Genesis 1:3
It’s been too long! I think this is the craziest, busiest semester I’ve ever had. It’s all good though because I love (most of) my classes and there are only 3 weeks left before it’s over. YAY!
I wanted to pop in and share my latest portrait and add an update to the alphabet game… for the letter “L” —
Love & Light
I actually wanted to share some words about my love of lightning (I LOVE lightning), but the plan changed this afternoon since I didn’t prepare. But… I’ve been reading some books on Quantum physics and how it relates to God, Genesis, and the Big Bang Theory, and I think Love & Light are great words for the letter L, and a good way to sum it all up. 🙂