Sunday, November 27, 2016

taking notice

Trying out a new lens this past week.
Loving the softness of it.  It's a different look for me, but so far I'm happy with it.
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I had a wonderful time with my family.
Such a special day to give thanks for all of our blessings.
The day before Thanksgiving after we'd been thrift shopping and baking (and eating),
I stepped outside with my camera for just a few minutes.
This is what I saw...
This shrub is so pretty this time of year with it's leaves and berries all bright and showy.
 love the blur in this one...
Would you just look at these fall colors!
 My Japanese Maple is about to shed it's leaves but right now it's perfect in red and purple!
 I'm especially drawn to the faded, crunchy ones...
 I feel another crepe myrtle artwork coming on...
Last year I photographed my crepes and then made an oil pastel drawing from it.
I just love the patterns in nature!
Walk around your yard, the park, or get out in nature somewhere...  
I'm always amazed at what details I see in nature.
Oh, and in case you want to see what I found while thrifting,
here's a pic...
Beyond the moon about that little heart doily.
And all that pink glass is pretty fantastic!
Happy Day, friends!

Monday, November 21, 2016


I have so much to be thankful for this year, the obvious being family, friends, 
food, clothing, and shelter.  But this year, there's also something more for me. 
In many ways I feel I have been restored and renewed.  
Some of you know that my journey has been difficult the last few years with some health issues and I've taken some time off from my artsy life to deal with it, but I am back!!    
Lately, I'm feeling better and I have decided to make my blog public again.  
I've had this space for 8 years, but for the last few it's been private.  
I also have a new photography online shop 
(I'll be adding many more photos over the next few days so be sure to check often),
and a new Facebook page.
I hope you'll join me on this new journey.  
Thank you for all of your love and support through the years.
Many blessings to you this Thanksgiving and always.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Open House

Hope you will join me on December 2nd and 3rd at Sweet Pea Knoxville,
 an adorable home and garden boutique.
I'll be selling photographs, calendars, notecards, and magnets.  
Save the date and join us for lots of festive fun!

Friday, November 18, 2016

who holds the key to your heart?

These pretty roses caught my eye.
Maybe it's because my room was peach and green as a teenager
 and I still love that color combo?
Maybe because the contrast of those delicate petals 
against that rough barn wood is so intriguing to me.
Whatever the reason, I hope you enjoy the photos.
I sure had fun taking them!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, Monday

I'm a little over caffeinated today…
Trying to shoot some new holiday pics!  
Can't wait to show you:)
Meanwhile, this one is for sale on my site if you're interested!
Click here and it will take you there. 
You can have it delivered right to your door!
Happy Monday, friends!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

laundry day

I'll admit I really don't enjoy laundry.  
At all.
But, I think it helps to make that room bright and as cheery as possible.  
I painted my laundry room a soothing blue and use brown, green, and little pops of red.  
It makes the process a little more enjoyable.  (If that's possible!)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Soul of Creativity

Such a fun night at Soul of Creativity this year! 
 Here's a sampling of what I offered for sale…
(photographic prints, calendars, and magnets)
making a little flower arrangement for my table...

 trying to arrange things at home to see how it all looks together...
 Such a lovely night!  
Thanks to all my friends and family that came out to support me!
 flyer for the event...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

23 Years!

We are celebrating over here... 23 years of marriage to be exact!
Took a little trip to the mountains and it sure was fun
and quite beautiful.
A few pics to share…
Looking Glass Falls
love all the mist

Sliding Rock

bubbles at the bottom of sliding rock
A hike to Moore's Cove Falls Trail

Quick trip to Asheville on the way home for some Vortex Doughnuts…get in my belly!
Of course, I had to go thrifting while we were there.
I plan on using that pretty purple platter at Thanksgiving this year!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Tidy.
Love you to the moon and back!