Thursday, May 31, 2007
I grew up in Kentucky, lovely verdant Kentucky, where spring is an event. There is always just that one day when you know: spring is here, and it's not leaving. Spring there means so many things: soft breezes, tulip trees in bloom, and green, green, green everywhere (emerald, chartreuse, kelly, shamrock, jade). And it also means rolling fields full of frolicking foals.
This close encounter is so charming to me: the foal is curious but wary, as is the human; he's wooed by the creature's cuteness, but he knows that horses can be easily spooked. Yet they've come to a agreement, just for a moment . . .
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Then we capped off the day with cheesy, glorpy nachos and a frosty beer at a restaurant called--wait for it--La Pinata. A good time was had by all!
Monday, May 28, 2007
This is a ceramic tile made at my friend Ellen's studio. Someone noted that it looks as if an eight-year-old made it--fair enough, perhaps, but I prefer the term "naif."
This is a piece I made in a collage class. The subject is bees, a topic with which I am absolutely obsessed. The interior is beeswax, and the outside of the box is also coated with melted beeswax, which smells heavenly. As I was working on this project, one day I found a dead bee on the floor of my bathroom. I think she was telling me she wanted to be a part of my bee box, so she is pinned to the center (there is a magnifier, which is hidden, so that you can look at the bee more closely).
The lid of the box.
Creativity...it should be fed and nourished (and it's nice when the result feeds and nourishes us!).
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
A Cooper’s hawk in all its lovely cinnamon-colored glory
The spicy-sweet vanilla/nutmeg smell of jasmine,
which is blooming all over the neighborhood
This beauty (not mine, unfortunately)
These lovelies, which are mine, courtesy of Trader Joe’s;
it doesn’t get cold enough here to grow peonies,
alas, so one must snap them up at the store
when one can
Licking the frosting bowl after making
Getting emails from friends who’ve come to visit this blog.
Friday, May 18, 2007
It's Friday, which means it's time for Tallulah-Palooza. There she is as a baby, looking quite clownish--little did we know how comical she really is. She has led a very well-documented life, even before the digital camera, so there are many weeks of dog pictures to come. Hey, if I can't show off my dog on my blog (blog dog? dog blog?), what good is it--am I right?
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
My hope is that this blog will be a source of amusement and inspiration to those who read it--hello, out there! I'm also hoping that having a blog will spark my creativity and force me to take photos with my handy-dandy new digital camera AND that it will be a nagging muse telling me to write. No pressure, little newborn blog . . .
Why not start off with photos of our recent trip to Hong Kong. Readers may think, gosh, she travels to exciting far-off places . . . um, not so much, but I survived the 14-hour plane trip to arrive at the other side and find Hong Kong to be utterly fascinating (if I may be allowed to gush). I found it a bit overwhelming, actually--in a good way, but words fail me: hence, lots of pictures! If I can figure out how to use Flickr, there will be more photos there as well (baby steps, baby steps, people!).
Streetscape, Hong Kong
Lantern shop, Hong Kong
Thus endeth the mini-travelogue...and my first post! This doesn't EVEN look the way I want it to--what am I not getting? Argh!!!!--but it's a start.