Friday, July 29, 2011

An entry from my Sketchbook project
Oh Summer.... where art thou going?  Slow down, please.  I want to enjoy this...

"You've been walking in circles searching. Don't drink by the waters edge. Throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst end."  ~ Jeanette Berson

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hot, hot, hot!

I know! I know!  You're saying, Margaret, what is it with all these pictures of flowers on your blog, lately?  Well, I did give that some thought and I realized that my gardens at home are in such a shambles, that when I see a nice tidy garden with simply beautiful flowers, I must claim it.  At least with a photograph!  Mine are so out of control!

This picture shows the only thing that may be really happy with this hot and humid weather!  The Geranium does so well in hot, sunny conditions.... this is a really happy picture!

Well, I'm off to go swimming!' Ta Ta!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summers influence

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.  ~Gerard de Nerval

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thinking about flags...

This weekend I will be concentrating on my Sculpturefest entry, "Oh, Sorrow!" It will be a progression from these prayer flags... (the image represented here has me thinking about my process). I hope I can make it even better than what I imagine.

"Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish to the crowd." ~ I Ching

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spider weave

Natures artistic weaving
On visiting a friend yesterday, she drew my attention to this glowing spider web in her barn.  This photo does not do it any justice, but on seeing it live, I found it a captivating sight.  Had I played with the exposure on my camera to change the depth of field to flatten out the background, this could be a wonderfully mesmerizing photo... and perhaps, to take it even further, an intriguing cloth graphic.  Ah, the wonders of nature!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fresh air is good for the creative soul

Gazebo on top of the world....
It's been a good few days. I have been distracted from my regular life and have enjoyed the company of some good friends. I feel refreshed. I have a lot of creating ahead of me... in preparation for upcoming craft shows. So, it's time to get back to being focussed.  I look forward to it!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The fireworks are over

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third by experience, which is the bitterest." ~ Confucius