Was out running some errands while visiting my mom during Thanksgiving… Nah, who am I kidding? I went to the craft store! Even if I had to go can that really be considered something as mundane as an errand?! So, was on the way back up the windy, twisty road and it had been snowing, just a dusting though. Everything was just covered enough to wipe away the dreary browns
A detail of the yarn and beads used to create a set of ornaments for my mom. I think the elements that make up a project are just as interesting as the finished item itself. Each element has its own life before it is combined with others to create something different. But what does the finished ornament look like?
It was a beautiful fall day for a wedding. One of my closest friends married his long-time girlfriend out on the deck of a really lovely catering hall. While I have wonderful photos of the wedding (the kiss! of course!) I’m very much into the details of events and places. Moments that capture what I was feeling the whole day. The sunlight on the deck, the flower petals like confetti.
You really can’t get shots like this in New York City. There are always so many people which is not necessarily a bad thing – the different types of people all in one place make for some interesting days sometimes. Other times… well… We were on a motorcycle trip and stopped here for breakfast. Once I saw the view – the stools, the bright light at the end of the
This week’s art journal inspiration: Black Swan. What an intense movie. Natalie Portman did such a phenomenal job and Barbara Hershey was the perfect overbearing mother. Natalie’s character, Nina, was probably 20 or so and her mother would still undress her – even taking her earrings out! The dancers in the movie were dancing Swan Lake. It is a love story of the white swan who loves a prince but
January always seems to be such a dreary month. Christmas is over, the decorations have come down, and the days are short (though slowly getting longer!). A while back I bought the Holidays & Celebrations magazine from Somerset Magazines. It’s not just for Christmas, though, they have Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween, too.There was a how-to for a ‘prize ribbon wreath’, by Lori Oles, within the first few pages that
I don’t have to work for the #1 ad agency in the world (some would ask well, why not?) but I have read some job descriptions that, while I could do it, it didn’t inspire me. That or the company left something to be desired. Did I apply? Yes, to a couple of them but since there are only so many jobs available on any given day and after I have taken care of any freelance work, there is inevitably down time. So, as my grandfather used to say, might as well do something even if it’s wrong. Meaning, doing something is better than nothing because it gets the ball rolling.