Sunday, April 26, 2009

Little Princess

Here's a fun little collage (ATC) I created a while ago. This little sweetie was an image that I used from a scanned cabinet card. She looked like such a little princess, I couldn't resist the crown! To me, she looks like she's just thinking that someday she will be Queen, so that's the text that I added. I'm really missing not being able to create via collage! I had to pack up my studio back in Jan because we were gone on a trip almost the complete month of February, and effective with the beginning of March, the house was on the market to be sold. Altho I thought my studio area looked pretty neat and organized, and it was in the realm of a creative space, to "normal" folks, I'm sure it looked anything but neat and organized!!! So, my creative things were put away. I keep thinking about how much fun it will be to rediscover them when I'm unpacking them in about a month or so. Our move date is now set for the end of May, so it really will be only a week or so after that, and I'll be able to at least start unpacking and creating in New Mexico! Yipee!! Enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2009

This Morning's Beauties !

As I was doing the breakfast dishes this morning, I noticed the flowers were in particularly good form! Maybe it's because we're on our way to 80 degrees today - the first time since last October! These beauties just match my mood today - bright, sunny and full of optimism! Enjoy the day and all it brings!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Glorious Morning!

What a glorious morning it is outside today! I took Miki for an early morning walk, and I think she was extra-energized because of the great weather, too! It's one of those days when it's just wonderful to be alive. The photo for today is one of a flower that people generally don't want to see - a dandilion! We think of them as weeds, and pull them mercilessly. However, when we were camping last spring, I was wandering down the nature paths near our campsite, and the sun was shining so beautifully, the dandilions in the meadow just seemed to be little reflections of the sun in the meadow. I played with taking the photo while zooming my lens in and out, and this was the happy result! This morning just reminded me of that morning, where a humble little dandilion looked like a sun droplet! Of course, I still don't think I want them in my lawn.......enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Napa Autumn Morning

I was playing around with PhotoShop the other day, and ended up with this very beautiful image of the early morning in Napa. We stayed at a B&B at Rust Ridge, which was also a winery. I just love this photo because it is very serene and restful. It sort of matches my mood this morning. I'm feeling very good and calm this morning because we got an offer on Jeff's house yesterday, which he accepted. So, here's hoping everything goes ok, and that the closing happens according to schedule. One of the other reasons I'm really happy is that this means Jeff will be moving with me when the house is ready in New Mexico. He was thinking he needed to remain here in the Midwest until it sold. I hated the thought of the beginning of our home together would be without him. Now, we just need for my place to sell, and the major checklist of things here in the Midwest to be settled will be done! I've got an open house scheduled for this weekend - hopefully, someone will see my place, love it, and make me an offer! This morning, anything's posssible! Enjoy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good morning ! It's such a gloomy morning today here in the heart of the Midwest. Rained most of yesterday, and today promises much of the same. When I thought about what photo I'd like to represent the day, I decided on this image from a creative photography class I took a few years back. The assignment was to photograph for one hour in a random spot, not straying more than 10 feet from your original starting point. I remember thinking that there really wasn't much of anything to photograph in the area where I ended up, and then I really started looking around. There were all kinds of beautiful things! I felt silly afterwards thinking that I originally was very concerned because I thought I was in a totally uninspiring area! How does this connect with today? Well, gloomy days sometimes makes one feel like things will always be this way, and never look up.....when it will! I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed this morning, with all that's going on building our new home in New Mexico, trying to sell 2 houses here in this economy, etc., etc. Kind of like a gloomy day, or an uninspiring spot....look around and be patient. Things will work out fine, and all will be beautiful! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just thought I'd play with posting one of my photos to my blog. Hmmm.....easier that I thought it would be. Hopefully, I'll remember how to do this again!
I really like to photograph nature, be it flowers or landscapes. There is such simple beauty and joy in the natural world around us. Enjoy!


Welcome to my very first blog entry ever! This is kind of intimidating, but fun, too - at least, I hope it will be. I've never been very good at journaling, so this is definitely a new page for me. There are also so many things to figure out - like adding photos - that's a definite must, since I am a photographer, and budding collage/mixed media artist. Ah, well, the greatest journey begins with a single step - or in this case, the first blog!