Sunday, April 26, 2009
Heart and Home
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Earth Day Shoebox
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Princess walking (running) with Chase.
Team members with our logo on their backs.
A Trip to Nature's Art
Fiona at Black Eyed Sally's
Monday, April 13, 2009
Jazz Brunch No More
A couple of years ago, our family decided to start a new Easter Sunday tradition and enjoy a Gospel Brunch at Black-Eyed Sally's, a barbecue and blues restaurant in Hartford. Our previous experiences had us looking forward to another Easter Brunch. This year the restaurant decided that a jazz brunch would draw a larger crowd (understandable with the economic condition), and so changed from Johnny Rawls's blues and gospel music to a jazz band. Not being jazz fans, we decided that we would keep with our new tradition and still go for brunch. We were very disappointed in the entire experience. The food was not up the the excellent standard we have come to expect, the music was too loud, and not to our liking (I realize this is a personal opinion), the crowd was aloof and uptight. Our granddaughter was the only one grooving to the beat. We actually had a woman yell at us in the bathroom because my daughter chose to wash our granddaughter's hands after she touched the floor, before removing unused toilet tissue from the toilet seat, after we politely explained the circumstances of the situation. And I was a little miffed when the band's guest star, who sang the first vocal, started with "When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall", considering that it is Spring and it was Easter Sunday. Oh well, our family, my husband, our two daughters, son in law and granddaughter, were together and enjoyed the morning in spite of the disappointment. And this will not keep us from going to Sally's for dinner and blues as we often do.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Imagine our surprise when we saw 3 wild turkeys in our back yard yesterday morning,
especially when we live only a half block from a major roadway lined with businesses and a shopping plaza. I was able to follow them into our next door neighbor's yard, and get a photo
of two of them before two flew away and the other walked through a break in the fence.
A while later they were seen walking back through the yards.
Flight - Mobile
This is a mobile that my youngest daughter, author of Inspiration Flirtation, made as a project in high school. She won the award for best balanced mobile.
Spring Fairy Altered Barbie
Friday, April 10, 2009
Shrine to Creativity
This shrine was inspired by the work of Michael DeMeng.
It was started in a meeting of "The Fabric Manglers", an art doll group that I belong to.
One of our members had been to Mexico and spent time with Michael DeMeng.
It will find a home in my oldest daughter's workspace, to inspire creativity.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This is a design done by my daughter on the back of a business card inspired by
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Leaves In The Wind
This metal sculpture was purchased at the
Sugarloaf Craft Festival. It is the creation of artist
Bud Scheffel from
Bud gave us a mini demonstation on how his sculptures
are created. Not only is he an artist, and craftsman,
he is a genuinely nice person who has a passion for his art.
It's not the best video, but is was raining and I didn't want
to get my camera wet.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Creating Business Card Art
A Visit From Fiona
Fiona is sitting on the first shelf on the right.
Fiona visiting with a "Friend in Need of Finishing"
Keeping Mary company while she supervises Saturday deteniton
Creating business card art.
Time for a nap.