For some reason i have been intrigued by all things red, yesterday i was sewing some new Damask material in Red & White and my current favorite pair of Converse are red and today i bought a box and these red golf tee's were in it.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sassy, my little Sport Trac, hit a milestone today, 150,000 miles! I love my truck and personally put on over 100,000 miles myself. She gets me where i am going and is always willing to stop on the side of the road to pick up a treasure that someone may have put out to the curb. She has taken me to N.Y.C and up to the U.P. and over to Kzoo. I usually become attached to my vehicles and i have a feeling someone will have to pry my hands off of her cold dead lifeless body at some point. Hopefully we have a few more years together!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This funky Kennedy head has been in my memories for as long as i can remember. I first remember it on the mantle at my grandma's house where it appeared in countless photos over the years. When my grandma passed it moved to my aunt's house who put it on her mantle where again it became part of the fabric of my life. Recently when my aunt passed it was passed onto me to become part of my families history. It's the metaphoric "fly on the wall", can you imagine the stories he would tell if he could.
Do you have any quirky items that have been around for years?
On a completely unrelated note i received news today that an old friend had passed away, he was involved in an accident and had contracted an infection, but it occurred to me
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
My nephew Anthony celebrated his 7th birthday yesterday and today we joined him at the bowling alley for a party.
However my day started off on more of a somber note as i finished up reading a book i started a couple days ago. The book "Before I Say Goodbye" by Ruth Picardie is the story of a woman's final year before she loses her battle with cancer. The book while very sad at times is also insightful and funny. If you can take the roller coaster ride and have been touched by cancer i highly recommend reading it.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Not much going on today, just cleaning and another day of my "crack down on clutter campaign"!
I did take a minute out to shoot a few photos and really liked this one of some colored pencils - i have always liked the beauty you can find in the most simple items.
Do you always see the function in an item or the beauty?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Slept like a baby last night and i was up before the crack of dawn again - still no sunrise photo (don't know how many mornings i can do this :) . Woke up to a snowy, icy mess instead.
I spent my morning at the High School talking to the kids about photography, what a great morning!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Started out my day pretty much the way it ended - working with color! (Of course I am blanking out the very first thing i did this morning which was to get a cortisone shot in my elbow - yikes.) Lucky for me my next stop was Sherwin Williams where i browsed the color samples and picked out a few to add to the ones i found the other day for a possible color for our Boudoir!
I love color, and Andi, you got me thinking when you asked the question where do we find our inspiration. I had told you food which i frequently draw from, yes the paint in my Boudoir right now is a deeelicious chocolatey brown almost edible - one more loose screw and i could have licked the stir stick the day i painted. But i do find inspiration in everything i look at whether it is a combination of colors or how a color might makes me feel. I typically repaint my rooms every two to three years because there are so many great colors out there and so few walls to paint. Sometimes i grab color swatches first on visual appeal, but then sometimes you get lucky and get a great name too. The choices i most like for the Boudoir are of course "Boudoir Blue", "Innuendo" and "Dazzle" - i just love those names. When i painted the living room last week Autumn asked me why i chose the color i did with a stifled giggle to which i answered " Autumn i picked this color so that when your friends come over i could say, girls do you like the new color in the living room, it's "Pussywillow". She was not thrilled!
Ended the day much on the same note, i took a color management webinar for calibrating your color spaces on your monitor and printing sources.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Get it, it's a TRAIN song! Well any hooo I needed a photo of cliff and i for the wall so i talked him into going to the train tracks for a quick shot, unfortunately i forgot the mount for my tripod so i didn't get the shot i was looking for but cliff played along and we took this one. Oh yeah we had to wait for a train to pass that came as soon as we parked.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sounds like this could be the name of a new sitcom, but in reality it is just what consumed the majority of my day. My first session this morning included 3 lovely ladies, sisters to be exact who were all pregnant, and visibly so. My second session was with a now one month old Riley Catherine, a chubby, beautiful little girl who came into this world on Valentines day weighing a whopping 9 pounds 14 ounces, Ay, caramba!
(side note - i wanted to make sure i was spelling this correctly so i looked it up and check out the description: comes from the Spanish interjection ¡ay! (denoting surprise or pain) and caramba (a minced oath, a euphemism for carajo, an interjection expressing pain or surprise similar to "ouch" or "gee") nuff said!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" and I am taking my first step today by starting this blog. I have a million, make that a million and one things on my mind and I am finding it harder and harder to take action. So today I am taking action!
Where will your journey lead you in 2011?