Thursday, October 31, 2013

For the Love of Autumn

I love Autumn. 
It brings a sense of renewal
and crisp fresh air
hot soups and homemade bread
bright colorful trees
pumpkins and gourds
children trick-or-treating in costumes
hay rack rides
soft and cozy blankets
hot cider and apple crisp
I want to share some photos of our trees. This one was taken a few days ago.
Same tree here, taken yesterday.
Aren't these leaves beautiful! A lovely Autumn Carpet from nature.
Here is a necklace I made to celebrate Autumn
'For the Love on Autumn'
Vintaj components, vintage crystals and a ceramic focal link from Havana Beads
'October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.'
 ~Hal Borland


Friday, October 25, 2013

52 Weeks Shadows

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This week is all about shadows.
To get a shadow one must first have light.
Visible light spreads out in waves as it leaves its source. These waves travel in straight lines through the air until they hit an object. The object will absorb some of the waves and reflect some back into the air. Behind any object that has stopped the light waves is a dark spot, or shadow, which is simply a space where no light is.
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My husband painted a movie screen on a wall in our basement so we could watch movies, play games etc. with our projector. It was well worth the cost of the projector and we have used it more times than I can count. Surround sound gives us an 'at the movie experience'. 
This is me taking  a photo of my own shadow against the painted screen.
In order to get it completely dark we put up black curtains on the windows.
I like how the light makes a pattern on the curtain.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

52 Weeks All In A Day

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This week our assignment is to show what happens in a day.
For me the days are never the same and I expect that is that applies to many of us who create.
But this week....well I felt crummy all week.
Most of my days this week were spent like this, though I did some chores.
I was lucky to get a shot of a Tylenol commercial which fit how I felt.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

52 Weeks Give Us a Smile

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As you can guess from the title we are to share a smile.  I've never been one to share my photo so I thought I would share an older photo of my kids when they were young.

Halloween 1999. Wow how they have grown!
On the left my youngest who is now 16 and driving
In the middle my son age 21 and moved to Colorado earlier this year.
On the right is my oldest daughter who is now 24 and moved to North Carolina this year.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn Design Challenge

Lesley Watt and Caroline Dewison offered up their wonderful creations for an Autumn Design Challenge.  I was one of the lucky ones to be included.

Below are the beads I received

First up....

'Under the Oak Tree'
Here I used the curved focal along with the copper bead, the light brown ceramic bead and the green ceramic bead.  Also included from my stash are a brown- green opal  bead on the upper left, two Sage Frost Czech beads, a yellow/green Soocho Jade bead on the right, a faceted bronze colored bead and Vintaj components

'A Vintage Christmas'
Included are the snowflake focal,  and from my stash a Sage Frost Czech Bead and a copper chain.  No clasp needed with the long chain.

 'Hope is the thing that Anchors the Soul'
Included is the pale green ceramic bead, and from my stash, a blue-green lampwork bead, artist unknown, a small ceramic bead from Eclectic Prairie, a copper I.D. bracelet blank from Vintaj which I embossed with the Moroccan Tile Deco Emboss for the Big Kick and painted with a mix of green and blue Ranger Patinas, and Vintaj components including a 'Hope' Affirmation Ring.

I ran out of time to use the ceramic focal, I'm sorry to say, but I hope to have something made soon. 

A huge thanks to both Caroline and Lesley for hosting this blog hop and for sharing their wonderful beads with us. 

Please check out the links below to see what these talented ladies have made.

Caroline Dewison –
Melissa Truginger –
Madeline Bunyan –