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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I should know!
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Classes are 2 hours long and teens and adults will be accepted.
Clip art is not a Jessica Murray original
One of the local TV station's reporters had
a much less exciting time (Click Here).
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Although making time for this new hobby is difficult with everything else I do. I try to ride everyday (although at first doing just every other day was difficult)! Some days I literally ride for just minutes, because I don't have time for more - at least it is minutes more than I used to.
I bought the (less than) $100 bike for health and fitness, although during last month's brooding and bleeding-out, it was my favorite therapy! Sorrow seeped from my pores with the sweat!
I enjoy bringing the cat and dog with me sometimes. Oddly the cat is more interested than the dog.
Today's ride was almost exhilarating! I just had to share!
I started at the local point of the Erie Canalway Trail, headed west, and made it almost to Rochester, NY before my A.D.D. kicked in and I was bored with that...
So I thought I'd visit my sister and I hopped over to Ely, MN and onto the Mesabi Trail! I wasn't there long, since I couldn't reach my sister by phone to have her join me.
So I hopped over to Glenbrook, Nev. and onto the Flume Trail. YOU NEED TO CLICK THIS LINK! One look at it and I wimped out!
Some days you just can't find a good place to ride! Although it is nice to have the luxury to travel and try multiple places in one day!
I have rode through the Grim Fairy Tales. I have rode to the NCIS office in Washington DC. I even took a ride around Long Island while chatting with the dude from Bike Snob, NYC! (Well, the conversation was very one sided; he did the 'talking'.)
Where to go tomorrow??? Should I go by (terrible programing on) television? By kindle fire and a good book? Kindle fire and google? or by phone? Who knows - as long as I go!
Yes, I know... I am impossible.... I can't even do something as simple as exercising without turning it into some sort of performance art!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
***UPDATE: Via txt'd msg my mother has informed me that
this is Yarrow, a/k/a Achillea millefolium.
(To see Last Year's Mother's Day Post, click here)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Like this is a picture I took at a wedding. As a wedding photographer piracy of images is a hot topic! The wedding couple was a sweet couple, well one of them was normally really sweet, but playing the roll of bridezilla that day (or maybe she was always a @!#%)!
Er, um... ok my sister took the photo - she was the wedding photographer! So, here is the article...
"...Photo copyright infringement is a sticky wicket.
Many people are under the false impression that, when it comes to photographs, if it's on the internet it's free. That is not true. You cannot grab a photo from Flickr and use it in an ad or a brochure. The whole issue of photo copyright is far too complex to try to clarify here, but you do need to understand that any photograph you find online was created by, and is owned by, someone. Sometimes it is acceptable to re-post it with proper credit and a link back to the source, but usually you shouldn't re-post it at all. (Pinterest has opened up this whole re-posting thing for further analysis.) You can almost never use a photo in any sort of advertisement or for any other business purpose without paying for it... read more"
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
From my Series: Skin is like a Quilt
Mixed Medium - canvas, fabric, tulle, tissues, acrylic paint, oil paint (No worries I did the top layer in oil paint and did not mix the paints!)
So, I passed my Certification Exam. I am now a certified acrylics painting instructor through Grumbacher Paints. I have my hands in so many...
Here is the first couple photos from the "Pin-Up Girl" shoot!!! ... Edited to look like paintings (Yes, I know they look over edi...
Day of the Dead . It is Mexico's equivalent to the American Memorial Day. Except American's put out cheap plastic flower...
9x12 inches Colored pencil, pastel and ink Study of a seed in macro, on homemade paper (I made the paper from the flowers that the seed ...
Well, I survived the Holidays. I made 32 handmade gifts this year. Phew (Posted pics on Facebook ) Unfortunately I waited till the last min...