Saturday, May 30, 2009

shadow shot sunday #54

we've had a week of rain here......serious rain. there were few breaks in the clouds to take any shadow shots but i did manage to catch a biti foki enjoying a bit of sun..........

head on over to hey harriet to see other shadow shots.

Friday, May 29, 2009

photohunt #164 - book(s)

the photohunt theme for this week is book(s). i'm a reader......books are a BIG part of my life. i'd KNOW.....i'd be a lot richer.... moneywise..... if i had all the money i've spent on books and magazines..........but they've made me so much richer in ways that money never could. my home is full of books i could have posted for this theme but when i was at the clerk of court's office the colors of these books caught my eye. check out the other book theme posts at tnchick's blog.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

farm city

i occasionally get to review new books at our local library before they are circulated. i really don't know why our librarian would want my opinion because i'm not your typical mainstream patron......however......i'm glad for the opportunity. i just read this new book by novella carpenter....scheduled to be released on june 11th. it's the memoir of an urbanite living in downtown oakland who starts out beekeeping and ends up with chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, and pigs in her apartment building's backyard. she also starts a community garden on the vacant lot beside her building. i have to tell ya.....i LOVED this book. i laughed out loud at some of her antics.....other parts touched my heart. i've never been a city dweller but i could relate on a lot of the animal husbandry and gardening failures! this book needs to be on your list of summer reads.

you can pre-order novella's book here.

check out her blog here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

junkers cabin

i go by this place a lot during my travels around the county. this is actually someone's home. every time i go by there is usually someone home.....working around in the i never would stop and take some shots. i finally caught them gone so i grabbed my camera and took these shots.

they have one of the nicest views in the nearby neighbors.

i LOVE this bottle tree!

i don't know if this is "workable" or for looks but my guess is that it's their john.
i would soooooooooo live here! i think it's awesome!

Monday, May 25, 2009

happy memorial day

hope you have a happy and safe memorial day.

"Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. " ~Daniel Webster

Saturday, May 23, 2009

shadow shot sunday #53

when i walked out the door to leave for work friday morning i knew i couldn't waste this glorious chance to get some great shadow shots with such an awesome sunrise. i headed downtown and took a few shots and managed to only be a few minutes late for work. here's my shot for the week: this a full view of the shot. we have a museum behind our courthouse that is FULL of the past. they're only open wednesday afternoons but i promise i'll get there soon to let you see some of the wonderful things inside.

check out some other great shadow shots at hey harriet's blog.

photohunt 163: plastic

this week's photohunt theme is plastic. i remember having these phones. i always liked the sound the dial made.......none of that beep beep beep beep stuff.

check out other posts at tnchick's blog.

Friday, May 22, 2009

holy's the joker

it just defies physics at just how fast children can get into something when you're on the phone. i called my youngest daughter to tell her i was taking her to lunch and then shopping for a diaper bag tomorrow. my daughter is eight months pregnant with my newest grandson and i figured this would be a good time for some "just us girls" shopping. we were on the phone only long enough to discuss babysitting arrangements. right after i hung up the phone i see the grans trucking across the yard to my house to show gramma jody they'd been coloring.'s not the joker.

........but i'll bet this joker had something to do with it!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

christian faur

just look at the detail artist christian faur has accomplished by stacking individual hand cast encaustic crayon tips. that's right...........thousands of crayon tips!
and this is a paper sculpture created using 12,000 strips of shredded paper.

i can't even imagine how many hours of work it took to complete these amazing pieces. check out christian's web site here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


want........want..........want! look at these amazing lampshades listed on etsy by studiotempera. this turkish artist paints the gourds, drills the holes, and inserts colorful beads into the holes so the light will shine thru the design.
as if the shade isn't gorgeous enough by itself.........look at the amazing design cast by the light onto the wall..................i think i've been "twitter-pated"!

check out studiotempera's etsy shop here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

shadowshotsunday #52

alien twins?...................i took this shot thru a window. it's the backseat of a car....the shadows are coming from the antenna wires in the back glass. check out everyone's post at hey harriet.

photohunt 162: painted

this week's photohunt theme is "painted".

this is where the annual turkey shoot is held in our community each fall.

check out what other's have posted for this theme here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

helen musselwhite

helen musselwhite is a wonderful paper artist from the uk who makes hand cut paper sculptures and collages.
check out her work here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

eye of the beholder

me looking at looking at me........ ol' sonny was keeping his eye on me thru the window of his soul!

Monday, May 11, 2009

shadow shot sunday #51

i's not sunday anymore but i couldn't reach cyperspace yesterday. here's my shadow shot of the stables at h. cooper black state park. check out the others at hey harriet.

PhotoHunt 161

a couple of us girls decided to leave the men folk at home, packed up the horses, and took off to h. cooper black state park near cheraw, sc for a weekend camping/trailriding trip. we really enjoyed our "girl" time. i packed my camera and laptop so i could get my blog fix and post a photohunt pic but the powers that be decided i didn't need to access cyperspace from our campsite. sooooooooooo......a little's my "in memory" picture.

in memory of flight......................
check out everyone's take on this theme here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

christy silacci

i love christy silacci's creations. i've been following her work since i saw her in a magazine several years ago. she used to use a lot of found objects in her "dolls". this is one of her more recent gave me a good laugh...........entitled......"ralph's receding hare line". check out christy's site here for more of her "chillrens".

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #50

here's the picture i took for Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday. this was done by one of the art students at winthrop university. i wonder about the significance of the year 1984. hey harriet................glad your computer's back up..........was it the swine flu?

photohunt: walking

this week's photohunt theme is walking. check out what others posted at tnchick's site.