Sunday, May 31, 2009

guessing game

if you are the first person to guess what I am brewing up with these ingredients, I will mail you a prize! be sure to leave me a trail of how to contact you if you are the winner!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

summer fun

barefoot. tree swings. fresh flowers. garden tomatoes. laughter. LAUGHTER, and more laughter. Summer has officially arrived in Texas! oh yea...mosquito bites and fire ants too.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Poll for Photography Workshop

I want your 2 cents worth. Tell me what you want to learn in a Photography Workshop. My friend, Sherry of Patrizi's Earth/ and 2 CHICKS ~ 2 CLICKS ~ 2 COUNTRIES and Staci of Danford Design and Mark, are planning a collaborative Photography Workshop this summer July 26 & 27 here at the Bodega/Bed & Breakfast. If you are interested in attending, what do YOU want to learn? We are planning 2 days, one will be focused on the technical side of photography and the other day more funky and artful...and a whole lot in between. Tell me your 2 cents worth. They are traveling all the way from Doha, Dallas and Lubbock so we want to plan a complete workshop that includes your interest if you are able to come for a fun time here in Carmine, Texas, USA!!

Wednesday Window self portrait playday

Since I have 2 cameras, Matt joined in the fun when he went along with me on my last self portrait hike at Marburger Farm.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


inspired by NormaJean Brevik of Fiber Art Traders Yahoo Group I altered cereal boxes into clutches, purses and folders for my secrets and treasures!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

"broad stripes and bright stars"

~...gallantly streaming, land of the free, home of the brave~ Sgt Kyle "Scooter"Mackey Broughton, my hero, my One Son. He is so far away, out of harms way today, but oh how I want to honor him and all the men and women before, with and after him, on this day, and every day. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A BACKWARDS FLAG ( click here) IS WHEN A SOLDIER HAS SERVED IN WARTIME. It represents marching into the battlefield. I learned this when Scooter called me to announce his first tattoo on the calf of his leg!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

heart drop

I do not own a TV by choice. Most folks comment how much they wish they did not. I say why not? For if you did not, you would most likely have the opportunity enjoy the drops of water on your counter when they create a masterpiece.

~Either we are in the universe to inhabit the lovely eternity of our souls and grow real, or else we might as well dedicate our days to shopping and kill time watching talk shows.~ John O'Donohue

Friday, May 22, 2009

date night

black dress. camera. Matt. friends. wine. music. just in time for sunset.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make & Take a Gypsy Cat

Sunday May 24 , noon - 4 PM Come to the Art Bodega and make a Gypsy Cat. Just like then ones in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine! $40 all supplies included. ( wool, threads, buttons, etc) Call to reserve your place in this fun "make and take workshop"! 979-830-7866

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

another self portrait in my art

tiny collage under glass, handpainted paper, rubberstamped, magazine images, soldered

Wednesday Window, random impulse

I am random and impulsive. I redirect my course just as quickly as the Texas weather changes. Yesterday I was walking up the porch steps when I snapped a reflected self portrait in the door of our guest entrance. Then I noticed at the end of the entry, there was another self portrait in a mirror, another SP...double vision. So I walked in the house, past the mirror, snapped the third shot, and here is my Wednesday Window, unedited, unplanned, unraveled and unusual.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

soldered art

we are having way too much fun breaking glass and melting stuff! We are building little shrines inside matchboxes and filling tiny bottles with treasures. thanks again Brenda for creating a new artistic addiction.