Tuesday, March 30, 2010

it's not easy being green

Would a stink bug by any other name smell as bad? I didn't test the theory today when this little guy came crawling along in the garden. His camouflage was perfect with all the bright green leaves poking through the dirt. Now if he could just do something about the name......

Monday, March 29, 2010

green (again)

I've spent a few days enjoying the unusually warm temps and blue skies working outside, doing garden and yard spruce up. I guess its not surprising that tonight's five minute collage turned into my own little tribute to spring.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The significance of this rather pedestrian (pun fully intended) drawing of my feet is the fact that they are clad in sandals. For those who might not understand.....it it March 23, it is Minnesota, I'm wearing sandals. Get it? I don't expect that the socks are retired until September, but its a nice little pseudo-spring we're enjoying.

Monday, March 22, 2010

light of the sun

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World" --Christopher Columbus

I noticed the afternoon light hitting these daffodils from across the room and took a couple photos. I didn't expect them to turn out and was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture the nice bold shadow behind the flowers. The other unexpected surprise was the placement of the framed quote behind the vase. Completely unplanned and yet so appropriate. I love those happy accidents.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Pat's Day

I've fallen into the trap that this blog was created to avoid. The I'm-too-busy-to-journal trap. It's so easy to put all the other daily "stuff" first. With that in mind, I took 5 minutes (yes, this really took that long!) and grabbed a couple bits and pieces and put something in my journal for the day. It's not a piece for the ages, but that wasn't the point. Happy St. Patrick's Day......

Monday, March 15, 2010

another stamp

A proof of another new stamp I carved last night. I like building up my "library" of stamps, but I've also found that carving them is a relaxing process and can be done when my brain is past the point of working on projects that require more creative energy.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ode to thin mints

Why do we love you so? Is it the balance of sweet/slightly salty flavor? The chocolate with mint combination? The "absence makes the heart grow fonder" phenomenon? Whatever the reason, you're the best. There are those who would argue for the peanut butter tagalongs or the trefoil but I shall remain steadfast to you lovely thin mints.....