Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo Art Friday ~ Give me your best shot!

Photo Art Friday

Well this is the last one for the year 2012!! Unbelievable!! Last one...already!! Where has the time gone. Anyway, Bonnie has asked for our best shot for this year. I have several I am fond I don't know about best! Hmmmm...

Here are my choices..

Now you can see my dilemma!!  So I choose all of them as my favs!  Ha!

Make sure and stop by Pixel Dust Photo Art and see the other "best of " by the other photographers.  Exceptional work for sure.

Have a creative and imaginative day!
Hugging you


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Random Tuesday ~ Feast and decor!!

Well, it is random and it is Tuesday...sooooo....must be Random Tuesday!!  Ha!  Me?  Well I am still in a somewhat turkey coma!!

What a feast!  Gathered with my son and my DIL and the five grands...oh...and I didn't take one pic!  Sigh!
So much going on...what with new puppies and preparing the feast!  And watching the parade!!  So much to do and so little time!!  Yes, there were new puppies.  Cassie, second oldest grand, got a cutie pie named Otis..all fluff and energy.  Emma, third oldest, brought over the most adorable gray and cream pit bull puppy.  I must admit...I kind of panicked when I saw Bella...the pit bull...gumming on Otis!!  But not to worry...Otis is feisty and perfectly capable of taking care of himself!!  Ha!!  All is well and peace finally settled over the masses!


Ottis and Cassie...

Party girl...

Tree is almost done....

Remember, my theme is red, white and bling!  Next week, more of the tree and the dining room.  Ahhh!  I love this time of year!!

Been shopping!  How about you?  It just occurred to me last night that I was all done!!  Well, almost!
Dr John is still on my list and one more item for my son.  Then on to the stocking stuffers!  I am the stocking stuffer Queen!  Always find the coolest things to put into them.  Christmas in a sock!!  Ha!

Drama in the skies!!  Fabulous!!  Just had to add this!

My BFF, Cheri and I are going shopping today!  Look out sales...we have our discount radar on and we aim to ferret them out.  The best deal will be captured!  Plus lunch and a possible martini!! that is what I call shopping!!

My granddaughter, Emma, the third oldest grand..moved into a new studio apartment!!  And she is celebrating her 19th birthday!!  Wow!!  Happy Birthday dear you bunches!


That's my girl...artist and hair designer!!

Well my luvs...have a super day and hug someone!!

May you have a magical and blessed day!!

Hugging you


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Silent Saturday ~ Part 128 ~ Sometime things confuse!

Sometime things don't make sense....they tend to confuse you...set you on edge! 
Sometimes things that are happening seem so random....seemingly misdirected!
Sometimes you just have to wonder....why?

 Sometimes you just have to trust...

Sometimes you just have to move forward; blindly....

Sometimes you cry out...


Sometimes you can see it's just that small things that can make a difference...

Sometimes you see that it all worked out!!
Sometimes you just need to celebrate anyway!
Trust...and walk forward!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Random Tuesday ~ Fire...Glass...Fun!

Welcome to two days before Thanksgiving!!!  Unbelievable!!  How is this possible?  Ha!  Hope you have all your fixings?  We are going to Gallup, NM to spend the day with my son and his wife and the five grands!
Woot!!  I have the turkey, the pies (2 pumpkin and one pecan), dressing, whipped cream, rolls and appetizers!!  So if we get snowed in...we have it made!!  Ha!! 

Last week went to town to take a stained glass class and what fun we had!!  There were five of us and one teacher....brave lady!!!  Here are some pics...

making candle...copper wrapped

lookie what we made

stocking...copper wrapped

the glass crew

We had so much fun!!  And everyone crafted a fine piece of stained glass art!!  As you can see! 
CJ's Stained Glass Concepts on San Mateo Blvd. in Albuqueque! 

Two days ago, I was blessed with this view...

And this view...


I started decorating for the Christmas Holidays yesterday.  Had the header updated by Heather and I decorated my mantle...

Went for whimsy this year!  Red, white and bling!!  Ha!  Enjoy!

How do you like the header?  Thanks Heather!!  An Original Bell Design!!  Her link is on my side bar!!

OMG!!  Saw Breaking Dawn, part 2!!  Best movie of the series!!  I loved every minute of it.  And the last about 30 minutes is breathtaking!!  Now I can't wait to get the DVD!!  Ha!!

Started my Christmas!  Actually, I have bought somethings throughout the year!!  I now have three granddaughters in their own apartments!!  Amazing!  So buying for them is fun and relatively easy!!  

I have another art/craft show coming up!  December 2nd!  At the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque, NM.  So if you are local...come one over.  The show runs from 9 to 3 PM.  Going to show my photographs, my poetry and the dolls!!  Cheri and I are sharing a table and she will have some hats and jewelry!  We are excited!!  Come on over!!

I have a wonderful son....Lee Sr.   He took our lawnmower a couple of weeks ago and cleaned it, replaced the blade, the fuel line, the spark plug, the filter and readjusted the belt.  It is now as good as new and ready to go for another five years!!!  Thanks son....we so appreciate it!!

I am thankful for so many things in my life!!  My son, his wife, Ginger, and the five grands.  My mom!!!  My BFF Cheri and her mom, Louise!!  Butch!!  Love you!  All my friends and family...three brothers and their wives and kids!  And my fabulous husband, Dr. John.  And my Lord in Heaven....without Him...nothing would be possible!
Thank you blog family...I love you all!!

Don't forget to visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked and see what other Randdomness is going on!  One never knows..could be an impending zombie attack!! Yikes!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Silent Saturday ~ Part 127!

Dawn breaketh!!!

I am always so excited to catch the first powerful...!!

The skies are painted with an endless variety of light and shadow!

Like paintings from a master artist....color flow above me!


Never ending....!


Stretching ..... extending everywhere....!


........ timeless...!

Have a creative and imaginative day!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo Art Friday ~ Smile!!

Photo Art Friday

Our challenge, posed by Bonnie over at Pixel Dust Photo Art, was to do a still life. And of course, jazz it up!! LOL!!

The photo I started with is...

The filter I used to alter it is from Bonnie's offerings...

 The final picture...

And another altered piece...

My version of alteration...

Interesting verdict is still out about these.  Ha!

Have a magical and creative day!
Hugging you