Some days just feel like a thunderstorm. Loud, pounding thunder. Quick jabs of lightning that explode in front of your eyes, temporarily blinding you, leaving your hair standing on end. That was my day. Just full of loud noises and bright flashes of need. Some days – the dry days – I would kill for a… Read More Rainy day with a rainbow at the end
This is me at 19. I’m wearing my Winn Dixie smock, because I’m surely about to head out to work another 6 hours at the Photo Lab on Lady’s Island (S.C.). I took this photo to use as the basis of a self-portrait for my Painting 101 class at University of South Carolina-Beaufort. I didn’t… Read More There’s no such thing as an “After”
Oz loves car rides.
The title of this blog is a true statement, exclaimed by my 10 year old brother four sips into my Sunday morning coffee. Yes, it is a chipmunk. Something we’ve never lived far enough north to see in the wild. The irony for me is that the first time I saw a chipmunk, I was at… Read More Hey, it’s a Chipmunk! Let’s call him Alvin!
Here’s an abbreviated selection of my books “to be read” pile. I got a few at Goodwill this weekend and two from paperbackswap.com. I just finshed the top one and highly recommend it. What is on your Summer Reading List?
I’m “reblogging” this post from a friend because it mentions the conversation I had with her about my oven. As a side note, the only cookware that seems to work best in my oven is stoneware — imagine that? A potter’s vessel! If you are like me, then today is the first day that you… Read More Don't Cook with a Roper (via recklessabandon11)
Here is the finished product of the fish I painted at DLS Pottery in Fitzgerald for my birthday. I am excited for the opportunity to paint more. A whole serving set, perhaps?
I love making enchiladas. I make a verde version with a mix of ground pork and turkey for supper that my family raves on but today I made up a breakfast version. Put about 16 small tortillas in aluminum foil and stick in oven to warm (325 degrees F). In a large skillet, brown up some country pork sausage,… Read More Breakfast Enchiladas with Pineapple Mango Salsa
Last letter of the A-Z Challenge! YES! I am so proud of myself for not giving this up because I got bored with it. That’s a major thing with me. A character flaw, even. I cannot tell you how many cross-stitch kits, coloring books, books (really boring ones), diets, paintings and even musical instruments, I’ve quit without finishing… Read More Zippity-do-dah!
I have been doing a lot of internalizing lately. I find myself doing this more and more frequently and not offering expression, and as someone who thrives on creating, it’s not really a good thing. However, it does provide for a deeper explosion of creativity when I finally let loose. Yesterday I dropped the yarn. It’s unraveled all… Read More Y is for Yesterday *Yes, Lord