Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yard in Santa Fe

Hello everyone.  There's this house in Santa Fe that has the craziest yard you'll ever see.  I've always wanted to take photos of the yard, just for posterity.
What do you look at first?

I had to drive down this very narrow road and turn around to get in a location that was safe to take some pics.  This house is on a very busy street.  

As a bonus, I saw this gate on the street I turned down.  I just love it.  These type of fences are called coyote fences.  I'm not sure why.  At first I thought they were ugly, not the normal type of fencing.  But now, I love them.  They have so much character.
A close up of the sun and moon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW 273 - Knitting and photos

Happy Wednesday!  Yes, can you believe it; another week has gone by.  Not only that but August is wrapping up!  This is the day we all link up with Julia at Stamping Ground.  People from around the world share their desks and pr0jects.  If you don't know what WOYWW is all about go on over and check it out.  Warning - it can become addictive!

I made one of my photos into a stretched canvas.  If you want to take a look go to my previous post.  I'm thinking of calling her Maisie. 

On my desk are some of my knitted spa cloths and a bunch of photos that I need to make into cards.   I do my knitting in my comfy chair in the living room - so I guess you could say my desk is somewhat "staged."
Also there is my paper towel holder of washi tape and my colored pencils.  

As always I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  It may not be until the weekend before I'm able to visit.


Monday, August 25, 2014

First Canvas

Hello everyone.  Happy Monday.  Well, yes, I am at work (this is a scheduled post).  I'm happy because I have a job.  The company I work for has been laying people off, some without notice.  I was transferred to another organization and was quite upset about it.  After only one week at the new job I can say that it's been a blessing in disguise!  

Now, what this post is REALLY about.  I wanted to see what my photos would look like on a canvas.  I have one of my favorite photos and thought of making it into a canvas.  I went to WalMart and waited and waited.  Finally, it was done.  It's not stretched as tight as I'd like but I am happy with the results.

What do you think?
Isn't he/she the cutest thing!  I saw this lovely cow and thought "what a cutie pie."  Right now she's hanging in my dining room.  Uh, good thing I've cut back on my meat intake......
I have several prints of him/her (heck, she's cute, I'm saying she's a girl!) that I plan to make into cards.  Like all my photos, there is no manipulation.  What I see through the lens is what you get.  I have done some cropping on other photos but that's the extent of editing.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


Sunday, August 24, 2014


I am so blessed to have the friends that I have.  Some of them I have never met in person.  You may ask, how can that be?  It's easy, really.  
I see these friends up in the sky; sometimes in the clouds and sometimes in the stars.  They are dancing and mystical.  Cheering me on even when they don't realize it.  Lifting me up to a more creative life; adding so much joy that sometimes I just burst.

Thank you, my special friends!