Stay obsessed by what you love...........
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
It has been a long time, probably 6 months since I have felt a new sense of creativity envelope me. I am learning some sculpture techniques for jewelry and actually making some beads again. I have been very busy making necklaces and other pieces that I love but these new items will add to what I already do. I am loving all of it right now. Of course, the holidays are filling my days with other things so I am exhausted but that's ok. It's nice to want to be working hard.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
It has been an interesting election so far. Last night I saw this happen and it made me feel especially good about my choice, not only because this is a brilliant man who will lead this country honestly but he is good and kind.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I wish that I could somehow see if seeing something beautiful would change McCain into a decent human being. He certainly tried to pull a fast one on the Democrats today. Finally, the Democrats have a brilliant man running for president and a campaign that is smart too.
My new tank top came today..".Obama 08 This time I want a smart president" . I will wear it a lot. Got it from Cafepress.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This election is making me want to sit and look at God's landscape a lot more than dealing with people. I am so fortunate that I have so many smart women around me.
When I am in Colorado I have this view and I have a group of artists who understand that this world must be for everyone, not just the privileged.
....and now I am about to go back to Atlanta, a state that unfortunately may go to McCain but I have my daughter's there. They strive to be good and caring to all mankind. They work hard and make the right things important. I'm a lucky soul.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
This beautiful park in Ridgway. The grass seems greener than anywhere else and the small town feel is enough to make you stay here forever. Sitting and dreaming and feeling the cool breeze of autumn on your skin.
We've been here in Ridgway for over a month. I feel at home and we are settling in differently this summer. I think because we stayed for over a month in June and part of July, we were able to just slip back into "being at home" when we got back in early August. We have a nice garden and our little house is cozy and warm....although the chill winds are blowing and the leaves are touched with gold.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I was very happy to have this photograph and a watercolor juried into a show in Colorado this month. A very good inspiration to paint more and photograph much more!
We are in Ridgway for about 6 weeks...It will be beautiful and inspiring.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
This is from the Birmingham Gardens a few years ago. I am still in love with it.
We tried to see' Brideshead Revisited' tonight. Huge storm in Atlanta...electricity went off in the theater and it is probably still off.....5 hours later!
Friday, August 01, 2008
I took a short detour when I drove my grandaughter home this evening. I used to live across from this beautiful scene and as I get older I find it more and more lovely. It is peaceful and a very special place.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I waited until the very last day to complete my entries for the Artist's Alpine Holiday in Ouray Colorado. It is all done and Fed Ex is supposed to get it there tomorrow. How they do that I will never know. I put three pieces up for inclusion so we'll see what gets in the main gallery ...if anything.
I so wanted to put a TTv in but just wasn't sure how they would think of it. A lot of people don't know about it yet and one of the rules was no computerized art...which they could think it was. Better safe than sorry.
Monday, July 21, 2008
A new way of working has opened up and I have found that being creative with photography can suddenly take a turn and be the most interesting thing in your life. TTv is a way of producing gloriously moody, and much more interesting photographs, by shooting with a digital camera through the viewfinder of a vintage camera. It is magical and definitely a joy to experience making art in this special way.
Some of my photography is for sale on etsy.com. Click above.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
It has been very different without my Mac for three and a half weeks. It has taken this long to get it to accept my internet here and we finally just hooked up a wireless system and somehow we managed to get everything going. It took a lot of people...Sorry!
I am in Ridgway now and really enjoying the magnificent views. I also walked into my favorite antique shop here....Magpie Antiques and there was the duaflex camera I have been looking for.....now I have to make my contraption and see what I can do. Very excited.
My view to the north at sunset.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
I have missed two days...just crazy times and my birthday on the 6th. I think I've gained a few pounds from all the cake.
Here are just some pup photos.My wonderful and very special little dog.Still a baby in the second one.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
I've owned these nests for years and have grave fears of them falling apart. The large paper wasp nest I have because a neighbor was terrified of wasps and insisted it had to come down. I have always felt guilty about it and keep it in my dining room to remind me that fear is no reason to eliminate a thing of beauty. The small one i found in the street. It's lovely too.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
I'm not sure but things seem so different. I have discovered so many creative ideas and I want to learn way too many of them. I have been painting,(Please check my etsy site for that.. Loghill Studio ), often instead of making beads and making some jewelry which I sell and now I just want to look through an old scratchy viewfinder with my digital camera and make gems of small art pieces that have touches of the past and the future in them. I am leaving for a month in Colorado in a week and so I need to get started quickly so when there I can hold that beautiful land hostage in an old frame.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
We all know how quickly flowers and fruit dry up and wilt or turn on us in some way when it's cold outdoors and the heat is on inside. Well, one way to help bring that feeling of something fresh and alive in the room as always been bowls of fruit....lemons, green apples, or pears. If your home is like mine fruit in a bowl disappears way too fast. I think everyone really believes it's there for them! Just kidding, but it is annoying. I found these apples at my favorite across the street Target' and they also have pears..they look so real and they last forever. $12.99 a pkg.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
The lanterns! they are wonderful.