Saturday, June 30, 2012

Silent Saturday'!! Part 111 !!!

No matter the day or time or circumstances...

Have a magical and blessed day
Hugging you

Friday, June 29, 2012

It's My Party!!!!

Today is my birthday!!!!
And I will cry if I want too!!
Complications from surgery!!!  Sigh
Will check back later!!

Hugging you

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Water Challenge ~

Todays challenge is to feature water in some fashion in your work!  We spent a few hours at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens and what an endless source of inspiration!  Many ponds and fountains were available, so I was hard pressed to pick just one.  

Here is my selection...

Make sure and stop by NatureFootsteps and see the other works of art.   So beautiful!!

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bio-Ma ~ Flowers and Macro Photography!!

The challenge...Flower pics that move you...and if it is a macro-shot...all the better!  The pics I chose are...

Make sure and visit NatureFootstep and check out the other close ups and floral pictures.  

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you

Random Tuesday ~ Birthday celebration begins!!


Oh am I being pampered this week!!  My BFF has outdone herself!  On Monday, I received a full body massage from Gina!!!  Oh My!!  I died and went to heaven for sure.  Oiled and rubbed and stretched and rubbed some was bliss for sure.  Soft music playing and heated sheets.  Are you jealous??  Ha!!
Thank you Cheri and thanks to Gina for her very talented hands!  I will be seeing her again!!

Then today, I am getting a facial and then she is taking me out to lunch!!  Oh and she gave me my present early.  A gorgeous dress in black and white from The Pyramid Collection!  Oh my!!  So fabulous!  So we are dressing up for lunch and I am wearing the new dress of course!  I will be styling for sure.

And the best part is, my birthday isn't until the 29th.  Still many more days to party!! Woot!!

Over the weekend, Tim...our all the weeds pulled on the pathways and in the garden.  Then he spread the bark...on my rock garden!  It looks so beautiful.  The rock garden has really taken fact...I am trimming back some of the plants.  They are thriving.  And so is Dr. John's tomatoes!  We are having a great gardening year so far.  I love it!!

Surgery on Wednesday!!  Yikes!  I am a bit nervous...but glad that it is finally here.  Soon I will be in recovery mode.  Sigh!!  

Cheri is a hairdresser as well as a jeweler.  Her hair salon is adjacent to her home.  Nice and convenient for me, that is for sure!  Anyway, she had a really cool sign on her fence that had her business name on it.  Due to the extreme weather up was faded and peeling and pretty much falling apart.  So we bartered!!  I would fix her sign and she would do my hair.  Nice deal!!!  Here is the sign that I repaired...

I still have to fix the lady with the horse.  It is peeling as well!!  The sun and wind up here is ferocious!!

Went to the Botanical Gardens and boy were the flowers and shrubs showing their stuff.  There is a radio program I listen to every morning with Jackie, Tony and Donny...the hosts.  They ran a special!  If you arrived at the Botanical Gardens last Friday, it was free of charge between the hours of 6AM to 10AM.  Also, the Aquarium is part of this complex so that was a super great deal.  So we got there at 6AM and took one million pictures!!!  Ha!  Seemed like that!

Tony, Jackie and Donny

Gorgeous, huh?  And this is just a very small sampling!!  I love this park!!

Last Wednesday,  I went to the Campus area and my granddaughter joined me,  She is looking for a job and I am looking for an art gallery to show my work..  So we were off on an adventure!  Ha!!  We basically went door to door.  And I found only one gallery!!  Sheesh!  And they wanted me to apply online only.  So I did that on Thursday!  Cassie found three places taking applications and one place took her resume'.  She has been looking for several weeks to no avail!!  Discouragement sits on her young shoulders.

We had a nice lunch at Il Viciano Wood Oven Pizza and Italian Restaurant!!  Yummy pizza!  Then I took her back to her apartment and I went home.  When I got home, I noticed my cell phone was missing.  Oh dear!  So I called the restaurant to see if they spotted my phone.  They said no!!  So I had to call Verizon and say it was stolen/lost and ordered a new phone.  Gotta have me my phone!  I know...sad!  But that is how I keep in touch with my grands!  Sigh!!  I chose a Droid 4!!  So cool!  

The next day, Dr. John took my car to work and while he was getting his briefcase out he heard my old phone speak!!  Ha!!  It wasn't stolen or lost!  It was under the drivers' seat all along.  How it landed there, I have no idea!  Oh well!  It was time for an upgrade anyway! 

Oh I forgot to say that I customized my resume'.  One is lo-tech, which means 8 x 10 pictures and my biography.  Then I have a hi-tech, and that one is a thumb drive with pics of my works and also the biography.  

Next month, Cheri and I are going to spend a day in Sante Fe and shop more galleries and see what I can find.  I have already started my internet search.  Found one that I like so much...Martha Keats Gallery on Canyon Rd. in Sante Fe!  Beautiful gallery!  And they have an established clientele!!

Been working out on the treadmill every day...30 to 40 minutes.  Working up to 60 to 90 minutes.  It has just been too windy and smokey for me to venture out of the house much.  It took me a few days to recover from my trek in with Cassie!!  What I also need to do is get back to the gym and hit the recumbent bike!!  

You all have a wonderful day and make sure and stop by Stacy's at Stacy Uncorked and check out the other Randomizers!!  Always fun!  And join in...time to get your Random on!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Monday, June 18, 2012

Natures Footsteps ~ Inspiring Photography

Monday's challenge is for an inspiring photograph. Any photo that you find special and inspiring.

 This past weekend, I visited the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. The whole place is inspiring!! Ha!! But there were two I thought would fit the bill.

Then I played with them...

Cactus plants are so amazing!  They seem alien..not from this world.  They truly inspire me.

Make sure and stop by NatureFootsteps and see the other inspiring photos being offered,  Better yet, add some yourself!!

Have a creative and imaginative day.
Hugging you

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Silent Saturday ~ Part 110!!

Welcome to another segment of Silent Saturday!!  Todays' investigation will be into the world of color!!

Sometimes color defines us!

May colors take you on a magical journey today and fill your life with joy!!

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you

Friday, June 15, 2012

Photo Art Friday....the "eyes" have it!!

Photo Art Friday

In todays challenge we are to feature a photo that focuses on the negative spaces. Have to put my thinking cap on for this one.

 The pics I chose...

The last two pics.....the leaves form the negative space!!  Ha!!  That will wake you up...yes??

Make sure and stop by Pixel Dust Photo and see the other examples!!  Beautiful!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flower Art Friday ~ Summer!!!


The theme today is Summer!! does one capture the feeling and look of summer using a floral pic? Love this theme!

 Here are my entries...

Make sure and stop by Photos by LeAnne and see the other entries!!  Always a treat!  Or better yet, add your own??!!

Have an imaginative and creative day!
Hugging you

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All about water!!!

Today challenge is about water!!  Anything to do with water!!  Here in New Mexico...water is a precious we have very little of.  And right now, we sure could use some rain!!!

While visiting my mother in Ohio, we took some pics of a nearby creek.  And then I played with it.  Here is my entry....

Stop by Natures Footsteps and see what others have offered up!  Water is endlessly fascinating!!  So go peek!!

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you