Tuesday, August 30, 2011


"ALMOST ALL WORDS DO HAVE A COLOR AND NOTHING IS MORE PLEASANT THAN TO UTTER A PINK WORD AND SEE SOMEONES EYES LIGHT UP AND KNOW IT IS A PINK WORD FOR HIM OR HER TOO." gladys tabor I worked another one of those long days at work yesterday-14+ hours. So today I am resting. Sunday I went to the farmers market. Summer vegetables are in full force, it is wonderful to fill my bag with tomatoes, basil, squash, figs and peaches-all of my favorites. Still being fascinated with the color pink, the flowers caught my eye. Pink that color that can raise blood pressure yet relax at the same time-such a mystery.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


"PINK IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. PINK WHEN I TURN OUT THE LIGHTS AND PINK GETS ME HIGH AS A KITE. AND I THINK EVERYTHING IS GOIN G TO BE ALL RIGHT-NO MATTER WHAT WE DO TONIGHT" aerosmith. Even though fall is approaching and colors are turning those warm shades of gold. I was able to enjoy a pink fix today on a morning walk. Naked ladies, one of my favorite lilies was growing just two houses down from ours. I love how they poke up from the ground with no foliage sort of as a surprise. They also seem to be a hardy flower growing out of the driest ground-I love their tenacity. Enjoy your week-end.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Forest hike

Lupins, daisies, queens ann lace, sage, columbine to name a few. The forest and meadows are bursting with late summer flowers. Hiking along a forest trail a gradual incline follows the shores of alpine lakes, crosses snow feed streams and ended for me in a little fairy meadow of grass at the end of a waterfall. Gentle breezes kept me cool and sunlight filtered through the trees filling dark corners with bits of light. An old log cabin leaning and listing in a dusty square. Busy squirrels and chipmunks building nest and feeding themselves, getting stuffed on pinecones. No better way to spend a long summer day than hiking a forest trail. My heart raced as the incline increased, but Penny kept a merry little pace a head of me and I could not let a 14 year old dog out do me! One of the ways I've kept busy during the past five days. Hope you are all enjoying these final days of summer.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Falling Upward

I got to practice my slowing down yesterday. A garbage truck hit a power pole, knocking out power at my place of employment, we all got to start our weekend early. I heard the expression "falling upward" yesterday and I like it. I use to think of problems in this life as horrible and something to avoid. It isn't that I embrace pain, but I try and think of difficult times as learning periods. Knowing that at the end of a bad experience I'm going be wiser and smarter. Instead of "falling down" I "fall upward" into a better place. This weekend I'm getting together with my art girl friends, we are meeting in a local park, it will be nice to see them since it has been a while. I hope you all have a good weekend and find some time to be creative.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Slowing Down

Time seems to be flying by so fast, I do not know what happened to July. I want to enjoy August but it is already the 9th. Between traveling back and forth to Arizona the past few week-ends and working it seems as if there has been time for little else. I'm a person who moves at a snails pace. Decisions are slow to happen for me. Choices take forever. I like to sit and ponder life. This constant movement leaves me dizzy. The next few weeks I plan to slow down, get back to a life that is more my speed. Where things are not blurring past me. Taking time to see colors, smell the scents and feel the sparkles. Enjoy what is left of the summer. I hope you all have a good rest of your work week.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Busy times

It has been a busy busy week-end. I'm visiting my mother in Scottsdale where the weather is hot hot hot-I'm loving it. My sister is here also and we have spent much time making a mess of the dinning room table. Yesterday we spent the day at Art Unraveled selling Lorri Scotts vintage dyed clothing at the vendor fair. Today is a rest day. I'm going to spend time by the pool, continue to create at the mess on the dinning room table. There are reservations for dinner at a great steak place. I'm in heaven. I leave you with a great thought from a little collage piece I bought at the vendor fair, it fits perfect with my life. Enjoy the rest of your week-end, and take time to smell the flowers.