27 August 2015


I was reading Popular Science today,

and found a quote I liked:

"You can't try to copy someone's success.

You have to be true to your weirdness."

Always nice to get out

into the sunshine and

enjoy the day's last rays.

Did you get outside today?

And yes, I'm always true to my weirdness!

Backyard Gazing

5:30pm  -  102 degrees F  -  25% humidity

perfect for some nude backyard sitting! 

(with Sadie looking on, of course!)Backyard

26 August 2015

Just for Laughs

Ok.  I'm a blonde.
I can admit it!

The other day, I was on the phone with my mother while driving home from work.

When I pulled into my driveway, shut the car off, I hear this music.... 80's rock ...

Sammy Hagar's song "Heavy Metal" ....  I laugh and tell Mom "I think my kid

is having a party, I can hear rock music!"

I walk into the house, and ask who's got the music going.  My kid looks into the garage,

and says "It's not me!"  We both stand and listen for a minute, now we both hear it ....

Hmmmmmm..... that's odd.

I turn and realize it's coming from my gym bag!

Somehow my MP3 player must have bumped into the ON position ---

I could only hear it when things were quiet :)

I'mma blonde :)

PS  I had to look it up.  The "Heavy Metal" song I like listening to was from a movie of the same title, a 1981 Canadian adult animated anthology science fiction fantasy film adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, the film features a great deal of graphic violence, sexuality, and nudity.   --according to Wikipedia. :)

( You can listen to a version here  )

25 August 2015

Life's Art

“The key is to integrate our art into our life, 

not the other way around.” 

― Brooks Jensen

24 August 2015


 “Beauty can be seen 

in all things, 

seeing and composing the beauty 

is what separates the snapshot 

from the photograph.

 – Matt Hardy

It's been a crazy week or so -
lots of work time,
gym time,
and home time.
Seems like there's never enough time
to do the things that fulfill my need
for creativity.
I keep telling myself that things have
got to change - but how do you find
time for that?  We had a week or so
of temps over 110 - hopefully the
last of the season.  When the weather
changes, more things can happen in
the outdoors, and people will stop being
so short tempered.  (that means me. haha)

I have been having dreams - last night
it was about being in a courtyard full
of flowers, with lots of butterflies around
and I was trying to photograph them.
But Sadie kept chasing them away.
I wonder if that's a metaphor for
how things are going these days?

23 August 2015

From the Soul

“Art is what we call ... the thing an artist does.

It's not the medium or the oil or the price 

or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it.

What matters, what makes it art, 

is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, 

ignored the voice of doubt 

and made something worth making. 

Something risky.   Something human.

Art is not in the ... eye of the beholder. 

It's in the soul of the artist.” 

― Seth Godin

22 August 2015

No Bad Pix

Walked into the living room

and noticed the contrasts of

the light and the chair

and thought

"ooo, good pix opportunity"

So why is it that

adding myself

into the frame

loses something?

“There are no bad pictures; 

that's just how your face looks sometimes.” 

― Abraham Lincoln

17 August 2015

Simple Presence

You must love yourself before you love another. 

By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, 

your simple presence can make others happy

16 August 2015


We are each gifted

in a unique and important way.

It is our privilege

and our adventure

to discover

our own special light.

~Mary Dunbar

15 August 2015

Believe in Ourselves

“Once we believe in ourselves, 

we can risk curiosity, 


spontaneous delight, 

or any experience that reveals 

the human spirit.” 

― e.e. Cummings

07 August 2015

The Gold Chair

Perched in the corner

of my hotel room

was this gold chair.

Wish my stay was

longer, it might have

been perfect with

morning light coming

in the window.

“Take the chair and sit at the fore-front of your dreams. 

You are the chair-person at the center of affairs; 

make it memorable; 

make an impact! 

Leave a legacy!” 

― Israelmore Ayivor

04 August 2015

No-tell Motel

"All good hotels

tend to lead people

to do things

they wouldn't necessarily

do at home."

--Andre Balazs

ok, so maybe it wasn't a really "good" hotel
more your average one night stay because
you know the only thing you're going to do
there is sleep.

Well.  Most of us.  *laughs*

I fully intended to have time on my hands
in the evening of my weekend away.
My daughter had other plans.

We spent Friday shopping here, there and
everywhere, getting caught up in
Wedding Fever.
After all the running, it was dinner.
Being a young couple, my daughter and
her man tend to eat late.
I, on the other hand, dine early;
partly because I'm old, and partly
because of my tendency to rise early.

(seems the older I get, the more I am
living the adage, "Early to bed, Early to rise"
even when I don't have to!)

By the time I got to my hotel, it was nearly 9pm!
and we'd just finished dinner.  I can't sleep on
a full stomach, so of course, I grabbed my
camera for a few shots *cheeky grin*

02 August 2015


Quick post.....

painted up my toes

before heading

out of town

to see my daughter

and help with

wedding plans!

It was a productive trip -

More on that soon......

Happy Sunday!

01 August 2015


“Life is 

more fun 

if you play games.” 

― Roald Dahl

How often do we skip

something, thinking we're

too old for it?

Who says we're too old?

Are we listening to our own

desires?  or what the outside 

world is telling us?

Listen to your inner child,

go outside, have some fun! 

Happy weekend my friend :)