Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Here is my take on Halloween. Enjoy all your childrens candy. (smile)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Life Bent with Tragedy

I really want to express a message of sympathy to a young star whose world was turned beyond upside down last Friday. It is beyond comprehension the pain this girl and her family are feeling right now. There have been a few comments that this happens everyday, why is it different. There is no difference, any life taken in such a tragic and unnecessary manner is horrific. I really can't figure people out sometimes and maybe its not my job to try. But I get up everyday go thru my daily routine and repeat the process over and over again. The difference is that it never crosses my mind to infringe on another person's life. People make you angry, upset and bewildered sometimes but move on its part of life's lessons.

Is it possible that the generation this person or people come from are so hardened that they disregard these life lessons and human life. The worst part is taking the life of a child. That child didn't ask to be part of this conflict. He woke up that morning, I'm sure happy and looking forward to a day of play and learning with his friends. The only solace in all of this is he is now in a better place with his grandma and uncle. If all this was all this cold world had to offer his little soul he just may be in a better place. Shine on sweetie.


Late this past summer I took a picture of these flowers in my garden. The color was so beautiful and I wanted to be able to preserve it. This way I can gaze at them when the weather gets bad. If you look close you will see a small bee enjoying it too.

Today, we were hit with snow. I couldn't believe it, Snow, October go figure. Does this mean we will have a White Christmas? It would be nice. Seems like for the past few years we either see rain or just normal weather. No snow. So maybe there will be a change of pace this time. Did I say Christmas? Geez, the time does fly.

Enjoy and happy crafting.

Greetings from MAX and BAILEY

Well I am always reading other peoples blogs and find that they often talk about their families and things they enjoy doing etc. etc. etc. So I thought I would post my two little babies on the site and periodically post their shananagins. Because believe me life with two schnauzers is never boring.

Max is my oldest he is black and silver and will be 12 this year. He does have a heart condition but my younger one keeps him active. He is a bit spoiled for me and wants to always go with me in the car (and doesn't even like it), in my bedroom anywhere I go in the house. The best thing about him is he is always will to please, when we got my younger one he was indifferent but never intolerant. I think he was trying to make a good impression for me. (smile)

Bailey is my younger one he is solid black and definitely holds the second child syndrome title. When he was a young puppy, I wasn't sure we would ever be friends. Now, I can't imagine my world without him. He's headstrong, noisy, protective and did I mention SPOILED. But he does have one redeeming quality he is very cuddly and loves to snuggle with me or any member of the family. He wants so badly to take rank over Max, but believe me Max ain't having it.

I get a big kick out of when they come upstairs there is one large pillow for them to lay on. If Max gets there first he sprawls over the whole thing and Bailey is left to squeeze onto any corner he will fit. As for Bailey he is always courteous and makes room for Max. Go figure.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Computer Play

Playing around with a computer program. I changed these beauties into another one. It went from the black and white to the colorful version of beauty. Fun Stuff.

Its amazing what you can teach yourself when you have a little bit of spare time.
Now I just have to teach myself how to rearrange the photos so they line up with each other. Chuckle Chuckle.

Please feel free to post your comments and thoughts.

Friday, October 17, 2008


what dreams are made of! I recently spent Columbus Day weekend with a wonderful group of artistic women. Some I knew, but most I just met. The wonderful event was Art 4 the Soul. A gathering of artistic souls that create beautiful works of art. I have to say that Sallianne and Ellen really know how to put on a workshop fair. Bravo!

I have posted an example of what I learned from Cheryl Strait. I hope you like. I have also posted some new art items on my new etsy shop. Feel free to browse and pick up something new.

Happy Crafting!