Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Under nuclear threat

luzinterruptus' Under nuclear threat is simply powerful. Via Wooster Collective.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aurelia Fronty

Loving the illustrations by Aurelia Fronty via art-in-spiral

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Up early

Up early today thinking of my friends on the East coast, especially Maggy! Hoping all is safe!  Working on BYOB Facebook business landing page. Organizing files for work. Reading Chase Jarvis blog. Giggle with delight looking at Christopher Bettig installation. Deadheading petunias, loving the double petunias Really wondering where summer has gone! Getting ready for Matt's (belated) birthday dinner. Making my list to run errands. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Ran over to Rick and Laura's for another fresh zucchini, which I have been eating raw with pepper ... YUM. And found the perfect Dandelion. 

Bowled over

I got completely sucked into my Pinerest this morning looking at bowls! I love my collection! Most of mine are collected from a local Goodwill. I have mentioned them before. But this morning I decided to document them a little better. I have many wooden bowls I have collected at the Goodwill ... using them for art pieces. I think they have become a little too expensive these days for what they are. And you really have to check to make sure the wooden ones do not have cracks. I usually have my rocks in one large wooden bowl but changed it up a little.

Next week ... the box/container collection (mostly David's). That is intense!  

Week after that ... woven baskets!

Here is a little sample of my collection. Goodwill finds that I simply could not leave behind:

From my friend, Gerrie (with the rocks she gave me).


My mom's tortoise glass bowl she bought in Malta in the 70's. 


This is an very old pottery bowl I found in a vacant house next door to us in Malta, circa 1970's. It has something stamped on the side. (Glazed on the inside).

This is a small (hand-painted?) Scandinavian bowl I found so long ago in an junk store in San Angelo, Texas.


Bought this lovely footed bowl at a Mountlake Terrace street fair from the artist. 

Not really a bowl but I use it for one. Found at some junk store 1990's. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wonders of the Universe

Honestly, if you have not had the privilege of watching this SCI series, Wonders of the Universe, you really must!

Loving today

I love every image on bikegon.exblog, especially this image

I love these - Shelframe found via 2 or 3 Things I Know 

I love these little impromptu vases by Kim Ludy found via Vanessa's Plant and Nature Pinterest 

I love these Cacti images by Eleanor found via seesaw Design 

I love these Lotion Bottle Vases

I love everything on this Etsy store, twoems

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In a groove

radio movies I really love this song - Philip Sheppard's Launch from the In the shadow of the Moon, it makes me happy ;) Found via Rockey Monkey art blog. 


Recent Films by Radiomovies Green Button Music

I think coming up with titles for these sounds is as fun as choosing a name for a color! So I wonder if they have the title first for inspiration? Below links,  few of my favorites. You could listen to these all day!
Memory Surface  


Haunted Mansion  

A Fall Day 

The Journey Within  


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Reading Outside, indoors

I do not participate in extreme sports, but I love to read, watch videos about people who do! I read many Outside Magazines while waiting at the hospitals ER lately. I like the magazine. Great adventures, great products, great finds. I can enjoy the thrill without climbing the mountains or risking my life. ;) Patrick Camblin, organizer of the Whitewater Grand Prix, is at it again. This time with the peer-selected Rider of the Year Awards. Here are the best lines of the year. Video below.

Camille Seaman's Last Icebergs. Wow! 

Not having a vacation this year? Go listen the people camping in the wild outdoors. Honestly, these are great! Triple Splash, Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, my fave!

On Assignment in Yosemite Jimmy Chin extreme photographer, takes you behind the scenes during a dream assignment. For more hair-raising adventure photos and videos, go read Jimmy's blog

On Assignment from renan ozturk on Vimeo.

The Tooth Traverse - how do they film this?

The Tooth Traverse from renan ozturk on Vimeo.

CLIP Chad Behind The Scenes, reading about it, very interesting. 

CLIP Chad Behind The Scenes from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I love receiving a surprise movie from Netflix that has been in my waiting list forever. Last night, mom and I watched In Search of Ancient Ireland.  

Megalithic Ireland 

Images of scenery and places of interest in County Sligo, Ireland

Friday, August 19, 2011


I have spent all day working on illustrations and thinking about Facebook landing pages (way too much thinking about FB Business landing pages) ... watering D's new grass and feeding my hydrangeas. Looking after mom. Sunbathing for 30 minutes on my lunch break. Talking to Rick and Laura about Facebook landing page. Talking to BYOB co-workers in Switzerland and Philippines. Upgrading my Skype. Building signage for Global Gold & Silver. Talking to my step-mom who just got out of the hospital after heart surgery and my sister who is going on vacation in Mexico next week. Thinking about what to do for Matt's birthday next week. 

And watching Pixel nap in between the pillows. (Sometimes I just want to be Pixel).

Nut Biology by Olivers Jeffers.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The news blues

Like we didn't know this was going on, but to hear it on the news is really depressing. The unemployed need not apply. Where help wanted ads are asking for only the currently employed to apply. My guess is that will cut the amount of resumes sent to just a few instead of hundreds.

Hey, folks. President Obama deserves a 10 day summer vacation! Trump: Obama 'Takes More Vacations Than Any Human Being I've Ever Seen'. Really, Donald? You are an asshole.

Rick Perry is questioning the threat of global warming. Hey, Rick ... have you taken a look around your own backyard?

Peter Oborne 's The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom. Is a great read about the looting and rioting that was going on in London.

And I guess I completely alienated a Texas family member when I asked them to quit sending me Obama-bashing emails generated by hate and fear. The last one that flipped my lid was accusing Obama of not allowing the American Flag in the White House. And I just lost it and replied before considering I wouldn't be hearing from that person anymore. ;0 But really, can we just keep our politics out of our emails? And quit forwarding crap before we check out the validity the content?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Something found

Something found at Shakti and Robin's today. Beautiful Afterlife


My mom

My mom has been really ill for over a month. Trips and hours in the ER. And this last week felt even more critical, lots of time in ER ... but I think we finally figured out what the latest culprit making her so sick ... C.dff ... the result of months taking really high doses of antibiotics battling Diverticulitis. I saw my mom deteriorate in one month and that is really scary! But now that we know, I am keeping my fingers crossed that something can be done to relieve her pain. 


Mom reads me my horoscope everyday and yesterday was great ... Today is a 7. You and others discover your new talents. The glass is neither half-full not half-empty. It's completely full and threatens to overflow. 

Who knew!

Mari Andrews

Pretty sure I have blogged this before but .... these simple and beautiful sculptures by Maria Andrews are worth blogging again. Va the incredible visual treat, ARTPROPELLED.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Early morning fog

I think I love shooting flowers the most. Although, I am a little rusty at it. I have lots of work to do today. Mom and I spent all day in the ER ... she is okay but tired. Woke up very early and walked around the yard, looking at all the weeds that need pulling, seeing D's new grass seeds take hold and watching the busy bees work the lavender. Spending a day in the hospital puts everything in perspective. ;)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kimonoboy's beautiful Japanese boro quilted futon covers. Okay, I want everything that site! Via dearest Dear Ada

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Something! Good!

My dear friend, Robin has doggone done it again! She rescued "Monkey" last year and now he is the star of his own show! If you love this, "like" it on Facebook. I am drumming up business for her new venture. ;)  

Robin Layton and CrossFilms

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lovely Day!

I always forget how much I love this song. 

Hubble and beyond

Hubble Gallery 
Hubble images


I haven't had a lot of time to check out the yard. But tonight I tried to capture the viola and sage going to seed. The tiniest little jewels. Nature = Amazing. David replaced the lawn so he is busy trying to keep it damp and I think it is starting to sprout new grass.

Light writing

Alison Berger's Glassworks features word pendant via Pinterest

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A Diamond Diamond Ring

Shawish is creating the world's first A Diamond Diamond Ring. Well, I can't wait to see that!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Garden Grab

Loving Fennel & Fern's visual gardening, Garden Grab. Lots of beautiful images and great ideas.

Sunday, August 07, 2011


Valleys in the Vinyl's 11 Denim Textures: Stitches, Rips, & Threads Bared and 13 Cracked & Peeling Wood Textures with Photoshop Brushes. Thank you, Dustin Schmieding.


On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10), across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens recorded the human experience over a 24-hour period and contributed their voice to the largest participatory media event in history - One Day On Earth.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Silver Bookmarks

Silver Bookmarks Bookmarks from the past, are very interesting.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Potted punies

Most of the new plants I have in pots just don't seem to want to grow this summer. 

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Wonders of the Universe

I was watching Wonders of the Universe last night. Feeling a little lost with one empty bedroom. In a quiet house, everyone in bed or at work. Woozy from the pain killers I am taking for my back. Just mindlessly listening to Brian Cox melodic voice explaining the universe, in the back of my brain trying to figure out my future direction ... working and dreaming of what else I could be. Then the host of Wonders of the Universe, physicist Brian Cox said:

"Time blows in one direction"

That sentence. It made an impact.
Anyway, it is a great series to watch. Yes, I am being a little weird, sorry. I am grasping for inspiration, looking for something that makes sense to me. Trying to look to the future and not to the past. Fortunately, I have a lot of work to do this week which explains why no time for blogging. Plus, I am trying to take advantage of the sun and fit it a little sun bathing time during the day. Here is something strange, my daily horoscope seems to follow my life right now. Every morning Mom calls out "listen to your horoscope" and I swear it almost mirrors my thoughts or actions of the day.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Everything from Happycentro makes me happy.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Shooting little people

Lisa Swerling's glass cathedrals are delightful and loving her use of glitter. A woman's work is wonderful, I also love those little women sweeping. This is it ... exactly how I feel sometimes. Feeling guilty? I love the guy painting ... I used them in showing the recovery of a sick dollar. I really loved shooting those little people for stories!

The Little People project for a good chuckle.

The beauty of Little People in Snow Globes by Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz.

And for the cherry on top, these delicious food installations with little people by Minimiam.

I used cigarette ash to get the dirt on the bottle. Took me forever to set it up just so.


Etienne Cliquet came up with a really interesting idea on how to animate paper via Strickly Paper.

Flottille (detail) from Etienne Cliquet on Vimeo.

Loving Florian Pucher's LANDCARPET! And you can even choose your country! I would love to see Eastern Washington or Texas. Better yet, you could customize your own!