Friday, January 31, 2014

you are beautiful

you are beautiful
read it hear it believe it
wings are not required

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Last Call for February 2014 Mish Mash

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

all dressed up

Backstory of above photo:
I am not a fancy girl who wants diamonds and gold.
We collect odd, random, vintage stuff that please our eyes or value for resale.
Matt brings me vintage textiles, picture frames, fresh fruits and veggies from the Flea Market
(no fleas of course!)

I was laughing at myself trying to figure out a story telling pose with all this delicious embroidery and vintage artwork surrounding me...fruits and all!
But now I am convinced to be the biggest fruitcake of it all !!
...and now you know the rest of my story....(for now)
tomorrow is a brand new day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

49 cent letter to a Soldier

It only costs .49 cents to send a little love and support from home.
The Postal Service has Military Priority Boxes at Special Rate.
When I asked my son what he wished for ( besides coming home ) he explained they have access to almost anything they want. So my suggestion is use your imagination...what would YOU want if you were away from your loved ones for the next nine months?
I will clue you in to something that he did admit..."Jalapeno Potato Chips" sure would make a good day !

Thank you for your sacrifice ...

Kenny Robertson
Jacob Feyery
Jace Dilmore
Tom Dougherty
John Huff
Herman Goldstein
Kyle Bradley
Matthew Tommaso
Pete Fountain
Kyle Broughton
Brian Winter
Josh West
Zach Chrismon
Greg Bascomb
Tommy Christesen

Friday, January 24, 2014

Haiku my Heart

take me to the beach
this is where I become real
frolic among waves


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Birthday Give-Away

Leave your answer in the comments below 
and I will announce one winner Thursday morning !
If you already took my workshop, you are still eligible 
and if you win, you can gift it to a friend!!

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

my backstory of a self portrait

This is the day that decides by itself to be beautiful
~ Henry Shukman ~ 

This is the backstory of how a self portrait is of several tutorials I offer in Mish Mash

It all started one evening, in Texas, Spring 2012, when I was looking out the backdoor to witness such beautiful light.
I grabbed my twirly skirt, tripod, remote
and my handsome Field Assistant of course 
since I was planning to cross barbed wire and  trek 
thru a rugged cow pasture. Next thing I know we are hiking towards the pond

It takes a minute of patience and just the right angle

and of course a remote timer!!
I think we make a pretty good team, eh? 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Raw Chocolate Balls

The following recipe is loosely based on several recipes 
I have already tried. I suggest doing like I did and experiment 
with  your favorite ingredients, mix it up!!
Try orange peel, maybe some chipotle powder 
or chopped bits of fresh ginger! 

Come back and let me know if you like them ! 
And how you twisted up my recipe!! 

For the next three days I will be posting similar content like I offer in my e-course "Mish Mash"
Wednesday is my birthday and I will be offering a free give-away for Mish Mash February 2014!!
So come back and see what's up my sleeve!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shake it Out

I am playing a new self portrait challenge on Instagram  hosted by Vanessa using Hipstamatic. This amazing app creates vintage photos with one click!! All you do is shake your phone and when you have it set on "Shake" it opens a random lens,film and flash. It's always a fun surprise !!
What gives you some giggly JOY this week?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

15 Feathers

One for each member of the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment

I walked the beach yesterday, cried, wandered, 
let go of my Soldier Son who deployed 
to Kuwait for nine months

There were so many secret messages 
in the form of feathers
I gathered
I walked
I cried

I looked up
I was lifted
 Do you see the Secret Message?