playing dress up with her

This first image, the lights behind her, are from my disco ball. The sun hit the ball at the end of the shoot. The photos with the disco ball ended up being of my favorites. Some images below, are fake disco ball I edited in for the fun of it. I had a shoot with this…

finding treasure (& eating it) in Alabama

the BEST food i’ve EVER tasted. SHINDIGS  i started this blog to show local, PRIVATELY OWNED, businesses in Birmingham, Alabama. i am a huge believer in BUYING LOCAL. keeping the money home. owning your own business takes immense courage…i’ve always been impressed with anyone brave enough to venture out into the world on their own….

teaching the artist to SEE…

this is my Monday, after school, art class…three 1st grade girls (my classes are no more then 3 children at a time, that i way, i get to create art with them)  i know these girls have been taught all day long, so i make my teaching very brief. At first, it is difficult to…

a little frayed around the edges

I guess this is what happens to us after the first bloom of youth has passed. If it is our appearance that we are most concerned with-it is because society wants us to believe it is important to continue to look young. Corporations sell ‘snake-oil’ formulas & injections to keep us blooming, the more expensive,…

imagine if war could be settled this way

It would mean, instead of men marking their territory like dogs, the smartest humans would settle wars. Men & women could use with their brains. But, that’s silly, right? We like it when men behave as beasts pounding their chests, bellowing, “I’m right & you should die” I would think God is shaking his head…

Evil wraps itself around my Azealas…

This invader smells like a dangerous woman…in church. Too much nickel & dime store perfume. Honeysuckle looks like a type of alien…I mean orchid. I read about this creepy vine/ boa constrictor while growing up in Vermont, my stories told me that nothing smelled sweeter, or tasted sweeter, then the Honeysuckle. I assumed it was…

Originally posted on making it up as i go:
Most of us carry around beasts. These are mine. Most of the time they are silent & I forget they are here, just waiting to be heard. Sometimes they are loud & they stand on their tip toes to shout in my ear. “You are worthless,…

Today is my twin brother’s birthday

so I bought myself ‘A Little Something'(gift Boutique) from one of my favorite PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESSES in Birmingham-Cahaba Heights. I love their unique candles, my favorite one is called, “Edgar Allan Poe” it has Cardamom, Absynth, Sandalwood. The candles are made by a company called,’PADDYWAX’. PLEASE, where ever you live, make sure to shop at…