Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

Max Ehrmann

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Helen Keller

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Painters Psalm

  The Painter"s Psalm

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.

Julia Bierbaum

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Two roads diverged in a wood and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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

Halloween Trivia Contest

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!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beach Life

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

Quiet Reflection Sunday-Playtime

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

Quiet Reflection Sunday- 9/11

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

Dyeing with Fruit

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

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Susan Hemann: Quiet Reflection Sunday

Susan Hemann: Quiet Reflection Sunday: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Those who contemplate the beauty of the
earth find reserves of strength that will
endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday- Nature

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...

Edward Abbey

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

For man, as for flower and beast and bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly,
most perfectly alive.

D.H. Lawrence

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

"And he to whom worshiping is a window, to open but also to shut,
 has not yet visited the house of his soul whose windows are
 from dawn to dawn."

Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday- Nature

...all who have achieved real excellence in
any art, possess one thing in common,
that is, a mind to obey nature, to be
one with nature...

Japanese poet 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday


               I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where
                where it was always June.

                                  Lucy Maud Montgomery            

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying "Amen"
to what the world tells you 
you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.

Henry Matisse

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday


             Song of Solomon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

                      Creativity is inventing, experimenting,
                 taking risks, breaking rules,
                 making mistakes, and having fun.

                    Mary Lou Clark

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday


               When one door of happiness closes, another opens:
               but often we look so long at the closed door that
               we do not see the one which has opened before us.

                                            Helen Keller                          

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Forget not that the earth
delights to feel your bare 
feet and the winds long to
play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday-Easter

                                               HAPPY EASTER                                             

Awaken there, the morn is fair,
The birds sing free:
Now dawns the day,
awake and pray,
And bend the knee.

Dr. Douglas Hyde

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quiet Reflection Sunday

Those who contemplate the beauty of the
earth find reserves of strength that will
endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

Sunday, April 10, 2011

    To make a wish come true,
   whisper it to a butterfly.
   Upon these wings it will
   be taken to heaven and
   granted, for they are the
   messengers of the
   Great Spirit.

   Native American Legend

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