sizing someone up

my great grandfather, Louis Rosenthal, carved this man…he is this big i didn’t have my macro lens with me…too tiny to get him sharp.  after a thousand shots, i gave up. but this gives you an idea of how small Louis Rosenthal’s work is. again, i tried to get this ring in focus, as it…

a string of broken hearts

oh, we all have them. We all have our first love & we have all had our hearts broken. When we fall in love, it feels like our hearts have grown larger. Some of us have loved only once, others have loved many times. To love…is to trust. Some of us have given our hearts…

the things people make

This isn’t everything i saw that day. The Pepper Place Farmer’s Market was a sprawling plethora of eye candy. Here are some of the local artists that set up camp that Saturday morning.  This is what America doesn’t know about Alabama…the good stuff.

water bonds with itself

perfectly captured on my Hosta (well it was mine, but i’ve moved on, quite happily) me & water made the painting above

plant cuttings can be an art form

this is a cool shot glass i found & bought all they had. I do love smaller vases for flowers. vases too big can be clutter & expensive to fill. i posted, a couple a weeks ago, this plant in a mason jar. the jar was filled with rocks. well, like my mother, i love…

fail proof abstract painting for kids

Oil pastels base is oil, wax is the base of crayons. both refuse to accept water. the old oil & water don’t mix is proven in this wonderful fun art project. i begin the class with showing the children a cup with veggie oil & add water…kids love to watch them separate. i then explain…

Henry & the cat

Sophie & i were shopping at Zoe’s Forest Park…they had cats that wondered in & out of the store. this cat tried to overcome his shyness to my gifted animal whisperer…but i showed up to take this shot & the cat ran off. but i caught both of them. Damn, isn’t it great to take…

more powerful incomplete?

These drawings/blueprints were framed in IPChurch on Highland Ave.  (Cathedrals in France.) shot through glass, the reflections of what is behind me obscures detail. apologies. i’ve noticed that blueprints of things have become quite popular. my son received the Millennium Falcon blueprint poster as a Hanukkah gift this year. But there is  something very special…

how to sprinkle glitter.

she opened it when i was picking up snowflakes. when i saw her, i started laughing & just let her do it. However, being the super smart person that i am, i left the glitter OPEN, inside the bag i used to carry my supplies to this preschool. I still haven’t the courage to face…