Sunday, November 27, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Painting is my hobby, I shall want no other.
It maketh me to lay down my mop and broom,
Walk by my dirty dishes to my studio room.
It restoreth my piece of mind
And leadeth me into strange places, subjects to find.
Yea, tho, I am alone with brushes and paints,
I feel no loneliness.
The sight of colors and odor of oils, they comfort me.
I prepare a canvas on my easel and paint
While my dishpan runneth over...
Surely, I will have a rainbow in the gravy at dinner,
And I will dwell in a state of confusion forever.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has it's own beauty,
and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before,
and which shall never be seen again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I thought it would be fun to do a Halloween Trivia Contest
Below is a list of questions the first person to answer correctly will win something I have hand painted.
It is a surprise :))
1.What is the name of the man most historians believe is the "Original Count Dracula"?
2. Who had the lead role in the first movie about Dracula in 1922?
3. What was Halloween originally named?
4. What does a person suffering from Lycanthropy believe he is?
5. What was the name of the Lon Chaney Jr. starred in, in 1941?
6. In Edgar Allen Poe's "Murder in the Rue Morgue", how were the victims murdered?
7. How many Edgar Allen Poe/Vincent Price movies were there? How many can you name?
8 . Who wrote the Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
9.What is the term for a mischievous or malevolent spirit?
10. What was the name of the Halloween hit song that Bobby "Boris" Pickett made famous?
11.What is the French term "bete noire" more commonly known as?
12. Who said "Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and caldron bubble"?
13. What actor portrayed the "monster" in the 1931 screen version of "Frankenstein"?
14. What was the name of the chilling soap opera that aired in the late 60's and early 70's?
Good luck!! Happy Halloween!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Yesterday a friend of mine and I went out to breakfast. We both used to live in Lakewood, Ohio so we thought it would be fun to have breakfast at The Place to Be. It is a tiny restaurant, off a main street in Lakewood. If you have lived in Lakewood for awhile, you know the place. It is not a well known restaurant, unless you are a local. Great breakfast, omelets etc... There still are places where you can eat
for under ten dollars.
There is a park not to far from there that looks out over Lake Erie. I used to go there several times a week. I moved out to the country so it's not that close anymore. Of course I didn't bring my camera.
So I was forced to take pics with my IPhone. Someone had built a tee-pee out of driftwood! You cannot tell from the picture, but it stands at least 12 ft. Hopefully this weekend I can get closer and remember my camera.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I Meant To Do My Work Today
I meant to do my work today-
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shinning hand-
So what could I do but laugh and go?
Richard Le Gallienne
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Today is a day for remembering-
remembering the many wonderful contributions each and everyone of your loved ones made to
others whose lives they touched... I hope you can draw strength from each other today
and some comfort knowing that people all around the world share your grief.
I must apologize to the author of this quote, I cannot remember his name.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Muslin dyed with blueberries
1. Make sure the muslin is washed before dyeing.
2. Put a pint of blueberries and 3 cups of water on stove and bring to boil. Remove blueberries.
3. I gathered up the muslin and here and there tied string on so the color would not be even.
4. Stir blueberries and shut off heat when it has reached a boil. Put muslin in making sure to soak
the entire cloth. I let mine sit for an hour, the longer it sits the more intense the color.
5. Take the dyed piece out of the water and let it dry outside. Leave the string on until the fabric
is nearly dry.
6. When the muslin is dried, cut of string and lay the piece of muslin out to finish drying.
7. When dry heat set fabric with iron. Gently wash and then put in dryer. This will further set the color.
Your hands will turn blue.
Never use a pot you are going to cook with to dye fabric.
Be sure to wash separately as dye will fade.
Remove hot cloth with tongs and place in bowl so it does not drip on your floor.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sunsets and rainbows, green forests and restive blue
seas, all naturally colored things are my siblings.
We have played together on the floor
of the world since the first stone
looked up at the stars.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond our reach;
it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth,
the only home we shall ever know,
the only paradise we ever need...
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Then followed that beautiful season...
Summer of All-Saints!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape lay as if new created
in all the freshness of childhood.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow