Friday, September 28, 2012

Finding Time

In A previous post, I mentioned that I was working. Working on artsy things. Unfortunately, I can't work and blog stuff at the same time. Truly it's difficult for me. I admire all those lovely artists who can produce art work, and do life, and still find time to keep an organized blog current.

****Sigh**** I put that on my to do list - cut out some time to update blog even if there is nothing to talk about. NOTE TO SELF "TRY HARDER"! 

Here are a threesome of ballet shoes done with collage, on 6x6 bits of wood. Very pink don't you think?

I like the unknown of collage.....scavenging for papers, and fitting them into the right places to form a picture.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th

Today marks another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

While I never knew any of those people who died on that awful day, I remember that day all to clearly, and every year go back and remember the sadness. It's just normal now.

This past summer our family had the opportunity to go to New York City, and made our way to the memorial site of the trade center. It's one thing to see it on TV but it becomes real when you are there in person.

Waterfall where one tower stood

It was a sad feeling while there. Despite the great number of tourists who visited the mood was one of respect and wonder.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Working and a Doll

 Happy New Week Friends,

No blogging means I'm working. Working on new projects/paintings/challenges.

The kids returned to school yesterday. Yes in the Middle East we go to school from Sunday to Thursday. It's back to waking up early and routine. I don't mind I'll get more done - art wise.

Here is a little art doll I made for my sister after a trip to South Korea a couple of years ago. The doll wears the traditional Korean dress called "han bok" the writing is my sisters name in Korean. Unfortunately I can't remember the pronunciation of the name. ****(

I really enjoyed making this. The face is done in prisma colors, and the dress and flowers are done with handmade korean paper which I found in a little market we stumbled on.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I saw this interesting project on Chrissies blog "In his Grace".

 It looked like fun so I gave it a try.

It would have been nice to take pictures of the process but I forgot.

So here goes  BELIEVE

mdf wood
scrapbook paper
white gesso
white paint
black pen


Monday, September 3, 2012


From time to time, I will be talking about this little creature.

His name is Shilo.
Isn't he just awesome cute?

That was Shilo just about 1 year ago.

It was nothing short of a miracle how we got him. The short of it is that he was a rescue. His mom and her sister was discarded when they turned up pregnant, and were going to be "put down" if someone did not claim them. A sweet lady took them both in and suddenly had on her hands something like 9
Jack Russell Terriers. She nursed them all back to health and put the call out for adoption.

We were at that time actively searching for a dog and we were very specific with what we wanted. It had to be small as a full grown dog, terrier "type", low maintenance, and just down right cute.
While we got what we wanted, we, within a few months of adopting this little cutie, started learning some hard lessons on what it is like to own a Jack Russell.

Any Jack Russell or naughty dog stories of your own? I would love to hear them.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Summer Sunset

I now live in the dessert. As a matter of fact this is my second summer here. You would think that with all of the sunny resources, a sunset would not be so rear. Sometimes there is so much haze due to dust or sand or whatever, you can't see a sunset. There is a difference between seeing the sun set behind a sand dune and a sun set slipping beyond the sea.

I've always enjoyed sunsets no matter where they are. It's the colors, the sudden peace, and a welcoming cool down of the day.

Here are 2 very different sunsets

Setting beneath the deep blue Caribbean Sea (Jolly Harbour -Antigua) 

Setting beyond the dunes of the dessert (Doha, Qatar)