Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Dangers of Sitting at Work — and Standing

The Dangers of Sitting at Work — and Standing

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From Life - Líf í eyðimörkinni

Life in the desert South West may look brown, dry, and dusty in the spring;
 and yes it is.
However, if you look closely you find the wildflowers blooming in array of colors,
 proudly displaying their beauty and wonderment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gleðilega Paska - Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all and everyone.
Something yellow has always represented Easter for me; walking this morning in beautiful 
southern New Mexico a cactus was blooming with a single yellow flower, and the Mexican broom smiled with myriad of yellow flowers, so did my small rose bush.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This morning I feel like a trip down memory lane.  While in Iceland this past summer I got to spend  some time going through my family history some of which now is literally kept in a museum.
I wonder will I become a museum piece?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Add a Little Light to Your Life

Looking at the picture of these fabulous lamps makes me so happy this morning.
They are from Atelier Abigail Ahern collection; Animal Inspired Objects.
Hope these fanciful creatures will add an irresistible smile to your face.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Evening Stroll - Kvöldganga

Sporting their young ones, this duck family strolls around on the grass ready for crumbs; later they swim leisurely on the water.  Spring is definitely here.

Sharing Monday

A worn and slightly burned Bible Companion book that I have had for a while.
This tiny book is precious and certainly worth sharing.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Spring View

Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure;
And spring comes green again to trees and grasses
Where petals have been shed like tears
And lonely birds have sung their grief.
...After the war-fires of three months,
One message from home is worth a ton of gold.
...I stroke my white hair.  It has grown too thin
To hold them hairpins any more.
                                                                                    TU FU (c.750)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Here come two pages from the CAT ALPHABET.
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Monday, April 11, 2011


I love these little cats from the CAT ALPHABET illustrations by Louis Wain.
I want to share them with you, one at a time.
Click on the picture to get a larger image and use in your art if you like.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

My scavenge hunt from Friday.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Want to share with you this fabulous blog 
The images are just fabulous and so is the fashionable writing.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What a night it has been here in Albany, GA.
We had such thunder and lighting all night.  The electricity went out and me and my cat hid under the pillows.  Promise of a new clear day today.

Rain Rain
Rain rain
falls on the street,
mud in puddles
cleaning my feet.

Thunder thunder
rumble and roar,
close the windows
and lock the door.

Clouds clouds
black and gray,
heavy with water
to drop all day.

Sun sun
is breaking through,
clouds are moving,
the rain stops too.

Rainbow rainbow
across the sky,
see-through colours
to tickle my eyes.

james hörner

Monday, April 4, 2011


The Icelandic sheep is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds of sheep. Throughout its 1100 years of history, the Icelandic breed has been truly triple-purpose, treasured for its meat, fiber and milk. 
To me being born and raised in Iceland the month of April has always meant the arrival of newborn lambs.
My uncle had a small sheep farm at the outset of my town and we would all celebrate the birth of the newborn lambs, and often be there to watch them come into the world.  It is not unusual for the Icelandic sheep to have triplets and sometimes all a different color. That many babies at one time often lead to the smallest and weakest lamb being refused by the mother sheep or pushed out of the way by the stronger siblings.  The small weak lamb was cared for by us, often brought home where we would feed it and care for it until it was strong enough to go back.
This meant spring was in the air in Iceland.