Sunday, May 30, 2010

Leap Frog

I started something fun. It is a photography game I nicknamed LEAP FROG click here
A few of my friends are playing with me and I want to share it with you.
Do you want to come play too?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

44 cents

 44 cents buys a smile for a soldier!

and makes a Mom happy too!
Sgt Kyle Broughton
511th En Dive Team
APO AE  09337

Friday, May 28, 2010

carpenters helper

OK, so I really do suck at being a Carpenters Helper because all I wanna do is take cute pictures and not get splinters in my hands! But somehow we are still moving forward as "Team Dork" to build a really funky kitchen..After all, as Bed & Breakfast hosts, we spend alot of time in that room! When Matt sanded the walls to prepare them for painting, we discovered layers and colors of old paint...and have now achieved the look that most folks would pay Faux Finishers to create! We bought tin ceiling tiles too! Matt is building the drawers, counter tops and shelves so our dining room and porch have become his woodshop!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

some silly fun

Beth, over here, has challenged her readers today do a self portrait post. Funny, I am always posting shots of myself...after all the name of my blog is 'What's Deb Doing?" This blog started 3 years and 511 posts ago. I had just moved back to the States from Mexico, bought a Bed & Breakfast all by myself and wanted to start an online diary. Afterall, that is what a blog is, short for Web Log. Then Matt and I joined our lives and he has a very talented eye for photographs, so he began to shoot me, in a loving way of course!!  The self portraits all started when I joined Misty Mawns Wednesday Self Portrait Challenge last year. It was weird at first, then got real fun, and sparked my creative instinct to capture a feeling in a photograph. I found myself writing less, and allowing the photos to tell my story. Recently my friend Jason told me I should write more, as it seems like I struck an emotional cord in him with my words one day as I typed about my son's deployment. I usually just post what I am feeling, thinking, and experiencing without a whole lot of analysis and then I enjoy going back thru old posts, reliving so many special moments in my life, and feel grateful for this worldwide web that keep me in touch with far-away family and friends, and then the best part is how I am continually meeting new Beth, Misty, Freedom, Kim, Brenda, Hashi, Meri, Michelle, Rebecca...OK..I could go on and on like Romper Room, but I will stop right I am posting some shots from others point of view...I guess I get kinda silly when someone grabs my camera!! Thanks Beth for a fun project today!.You are damned adorable!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


 “ resting in the shade of her trust,
she dreamed her dreams -
and then got up to live them.

click on the picture to enlarge the feeling that these little girls are having...
freedom, trust, and motion! 
Then tell me what your dream is and 
how are you going to live it out? 
Come on, let's get up and GO! 

Monday, May 24, 2010

my Mothers smile

she walks by the sea...and she is happy

Friday, May 21, 2010


here is a glimpse at my unfinished objects....I am busy preparing for Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat where I am teaching "FOUND & REBOUND" Journal Class....seriously, I really don't sip cold beers on the beach ALL THE TIME!!
But seriously, as much as I possibly can!!

these little fabric booklets are photo albums made form t-shirts, thrifted clothing, and vintage fabrics (inspired by Teesha Moore technique)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tiki Therapy

My Lady of Corona

~salt, lime and time~

Friday, May 14, 2010

art walk in Cocoa Village

If you're quiet, you're not living.
You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.

~Mel Brooks~

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beach Baby

~I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today~ Zac Brown


I love the sand-sweat-sun-salt-surf...always have, always will