Monday, August 31, 2009

Water Lilly

Went to the Miami's Fruit & Spice Park yesterday and had to take a photo of this beautiful Lotus Blossom. The one time I didn't have my camera, had to use my cell phone. My cell phone and I do not get along to well, but I did get a few shots. Check out our other blog - and see the opposite extreme of beauty.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


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Aroma-noun =The odor of a wine imparted by the grapes from which it is made.

Now tell me, what other description could I use.

Wanted to doodle something out but the week has been difficult.
Thought I'd use my Vino Poem

My Lips I cannot feel

So what's the big dealSo how do you think I feel

Too much Vino

That is why I am a little Tipsy

& that's why I feel like a Gypsy
I started to roam
Far away from home

Now that I've had my Wine

I've started to pine

because I cannot find

My home sweet home

Although I'm not a poet

I think I can throw it

The words I mean

are in my mind & not in my Vino

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Turning Things - These two paintings were done when I just painted with pure watercolor, then the watercolor clubs went water media and I started to accumulate stuff. Every time I would win an award or sell a painting, I would buy more stuff. Now I can't keep up with the STUFF.

Yesterday I mentioned (on the other blog) that I love drawing & painting faces, either realistic or impressionistic, animal or human. I use to enter my slides in shows, many moons ago. These paintings, I received awards and it started me off on a series of Turnings. I had Turning Cowgirl heads, turning horses, birds, all types of turnings. I was inspired by my daughter. She is and was a multi-task person, she is so that way that she makes my head spin. I stretched her face, because she is stretched in many directions. A mother, a wife, a business person, maintaining all her animals. The horse painting was the same thought- A painting of my horse "Bunch" a horse that was so hyper, he use to let himself out of his stall, even when it was latched, ooooooooooooo, that reminds me of our dogs! Do I see another series after all these years!

Now Jerry is in to the turning, but it is on a lathe.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Secret Garden

My secret Garden, not so secret anymore. Jer and I worked this weekend on building an arbor. Ive been collecting branches since I took a workshop from Jo Kilmer. Had to pull weeds, cut back the bamboo, cut some of my herbs etc.
I put the pond in after hurricane Wilma destroyed our deck. That was 3 years ago, digging the hole was no easy task. We live on a coral reef near the everglades. I have been letting the herbs and plants kidda take over since I put in the pond, so in order to see our new arbor I had to cut back.(wonder how long that's going to last. The wood is a combo of citrus and carrot wood. Had a hard rain last night, went out this morning and the arbor is still together.

Not bad for our first try. Jerry sawed some branches that I wanted left on, I kept telling him, Florida Rustic. Next one will have the angled top, it was so hot yesterday that we both were tired out.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


This is a painting that I did of the lighthouse at Ft. Jefferson,-getting ready for tomorrows word - Camping.
when I took the photo, I got a reflection of another lighthouse painting that I did (right hand side) of Owls Head Light in Maine.

Dry Tortugas is where Dr. Mudd was imprisoned


Camping II

Camping- Fridays Word-

I Remember My Girl Scout leader days - when my right hand lady had a migraine and she took one of her pills, she went down so fast and laid on that picnic bench the rest of the day and night. The girls and I put up those tents, wasn't an easy task. Then at night the Peacocks started in on there screaming, wow, what a flash back, camping trip from hell. That's what makes memories and we have loadS of them

Family went a camping
What were we thinking
Motor home was a cruising
ZZ Top on the radio
What fun we were having
until the propane tank was a falling
and it went a flying
unhitched the dump tank hose
and that was just the beginning of our woes
tire it was ripping
What shall we do
propane tank a fuming
tuned off the nozzle
and being just a bit frazzled
put back the hose
Turned on the radio

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Microsoft Wonders

Fooling around with Microsoft Picture it.
Wanted to post something today, so here it is.
This is a photo of a painting. I take pictures of my work in progress. I like this better than the finished painting. Tomorrow I will take a photo of the finished painting, if I can find it. I put stuff away for a year or two, then find it, and finish it, or paint a little, then put it away again. Lots of layers, always changing my mind.
Oh, I found it, now where is my camera. I knew I shouldn't have organized things.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another View

Another View
What am I to do
She brings that Camera out here
and has no fear
and shoots my bad side
Makes me look fat
and I do not like that!
Look like a frog
think she is in a fog
she tries to rhyme
and I don't have the time.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Love the shadows on the steps from the railing, like the foot too.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gardening Photo

I was in my studio yesterday,
I went to go get a cup of tea
I looked outside to see
tiny raindrops from the leaves
and rushed inside to get my camera
the rain had stopped
So I took this shot

Monday, August 10, 2009


Into the Garden to work all Day
Went to do this - Ended up doing That
Found my Gloves
& Hat to Match
Suns to Hot
Not to do That
Pulled & Weeded
Dug & Seeded
Sprayed For Bugs
Took off My Gloves
had a Snack
then I decided not to Go Back

Friday, August 7, 2009

Eureka Springs, AR

While reading another blog, about the Ozark mountains, I thought about my road trip out west to where my parents grew up.
One of our stops was Eureka Springs, Arkansas, right close to where my mother grew up and visited.
What a great Artsy Fa-tsy place, liked it so much we visited it on the way up and back. Stayed in a bed and breakfast on the way up and on the way back, stayed at an old (1886) Crescent Hotel, ya know it's haunted. Didn't see any ghost, at least I don't think so.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Draft Horse Daisy- All Talk


My breakfast time is 6 am in case you did not know.

1 scoop, 2 carrots and 2 pads of hay, that should do it for the day.

Then turn me out and turn me loose and I will look for you again.

undo that bail and fill that pail- for tonight I expect the same.-----