Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I got lots of love from Rafiki yesterday at the Brevard Zoo. He is definately my favorite giraffe. He let me pet his face and nuzzled my hands even though he knew I didn't have any giraffe treats for at least 5 minutes. Giraffes are one of my favorite animals (I wonder why? LOL).
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thought about using something from the grate-ful dead...
or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0tANClatNY
Guess it depends on your mood...:-)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The music is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCJ4c_kjUB0
Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake;
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom, and be lost in me. - Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Princess
Monday, June 1, 2009
A human being isn't an orchid, he must draw something from the soil he grows in.
Sara Jeannette Duncan
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
The music is here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxHBcqAFro
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Music is here: I was thinking this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1tsN1KmJA but this will work too....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ9uCiPBIWc .
Pic should be self explanatory. Spent the day getting stuff done and then relaxing. Spent the evening waiting for the waves to wash away the drama and stress. It helped. You should try it.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Marked by unrest or disturbance.
Sebastian Inlet May 2009 (Under the jetti)
The music is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2XcqKaXDIY
A replay, I know...but my week's theme song I think.
I'm off tomorrow....think I will go crawl in bed and pull the covers up over my head now.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
A rose in my yard today...fate, I suppose, because I am working on a painting right now with roses in it.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I took this shot at Sebastian Inlet yesterday. I thought it was a Spanish Dancer, but looked it up when I got home and found out that it is actually a Sea Hare. They are beautiful when they swim. I have seen them before on the gulf coast of florida, but never here on the east coast.
For more information:
The music is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE
Please pause the music on my site first.
Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
a. An Old World aromatic annual herb (Ocimum basilicum) in the mint family, cultivated for its leaves. Also called sweet basil.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
“Desolation is a file, and the endurance of darkness is preparation for great light.”
St. John of the Cross quotes (Christian mystic and poet, 1542-1591)
a. Devoid of inhabitants; deserted
b. Barren; lifeless
c. Rendered unfit for habitation or use
d. Dreary; dismal.
e. To forsake; abandon.
f. To make lonely, forlorn, or wretched
I've had the last few days off, but pretty much wasted them. I've been having PANIC attacks again this week, for the first time in about a year. Even though I'm pretty sure now that they are JUST panic attacks, they are still scary. In the back of your mind you are never sure if it really is JUST a panic attack or if you are seriously THIS TIME having that heart attack.
As anyone who is subject to have panic attacks knows, caffiene is a major trigger. So, on top of the panic attacks, I've had caffiene withdrawals for two days. Mainly a major headache. So I haven't accomplished much because my head hurts and you are never quite sure when that next panic attack will strike. Its been a very isolated and dreary two days.
Hence the picture above. I took it at Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay, FL. I wasn't sure what i was going to do with it, but it pretty well is a self portrait today. I'm sure things will be better tomorrow. Back to work, back to life. For tonight I think I will go take a walk on the beach to clear my head. Things always look better at the beach.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The music is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg0QminAPMM .
(Make sure you pause the music on my site first).
I would like to thank Ron Dubin of http://www.rondubinphotography.com/. His original photo inspired me to paint again (with his permission). The original picture is here http://blog.rtd13.com/2008/05/29/camoflauge-ii/ . I love the way the anole is "camoflauged" in the leaves and the subtle color variations in his picture. When I saw it I knew I wanted to paint it.
I took creative license and added/subtracted a few things from the original, as you can probably tell. This is the second draft. The first draft my five year old decided to embelish with an ink pen! (Picture Below). Its a good thing it WAS only a "first draft" and I wasn't thrilled with the colors. For the second draft I changed the foliage a bit, and added a tail. I also amped up the colors and tried new things with the scales. I'm still not satisfied, so, look forward to the third draft!
Friday, April 24, 2009
This is a picture from spring break. We took some friends to Brevard Zoo for the day and the kids got their faces painted. Carina's is a butterfly. Hope you enjoy.