Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here is a cute video to bring a chuckle or two. These goats a so funny!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Chores

Weekends seem to be spent running errands and catching up on household chores. I like to mix in some reading, watching a good movie and carving out some time to spend on art to round out my weekend.

A retired co-worker sent me the link to this video recently. The "little guy" in this video is Jesse, a Jack Russell Terrier. I think Jesse could help those chores go a little faster. Enjoy! He'll bring a smile to your face!

Enjoy your weekend!
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Friday, November 05, 2010

Bill Kemp, Calligrapher Extraordinare, and Dr. Martens' 50th Anniversary Video

I just had the pleasure of hearing calligrapher Bill Kemp talk about his experience with his commissioned work to celebrate Dr. Martens' 50th anniversary. His calligraphy is so beautiful! The video is amazing how the artists incorporated Bill's calligraphy with some calligraphic style images and made them all flow thru the video. The fish you will see swimming in the video is from George Bickham's calligraphic script fish. George lived in 1700s. The talented artists who put this video together did some amazing things, including turning George's flat fish into a 3D "swimming fish."

I have embedded the High Definition version of the video but to get the full efffect, click on the 4 arrows in the lower right hand corner of the video (before you click on start arrow) to change to full screen to see the beautiful work by all involved! You can then press esc (far upper left corner of your keyboard) when the video is over and it will bring you back to the blog.


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!
I hope all of the fathers are having a nice day! When I called my Dad, he said he was having a great day! I am very blessed to have him for my father!

Since Mom and Dad live too far away for me to travel there and back in one day, I decided to take a short roadtrip with camera in hand this afternoon. The Blue Whale is a Route 66 Roadside Attraction I have driven by many times in the past without my camera.
Special thanks to Hampton Hotel's Save-A-Landmark program for repainting the Blue Whale and cleaning the grounds! (Right click on their name to find out more about their Save-A-Landscape program).

Hugh Davis, former Director of the Tulsa Zoo, built the Blue Whale as an anniversary gift for his wife, Zelta, in 1972. 

I decided to go down a little trail behind the Blue Whale that leads to a pier from which people used to jump off into the water. Along the trail I found a colorful mushroom:
I also saw this plant along the trail. Is anyone familiar with what type of plant this is?
I have not made a movie in awhile so decided to set my Blue Whale photos to music. The music is "Electric Blue" (sorry I could not resist) by Mannheim Steamroller.  Click on the arrow to start the movie.
To read more about the Blue Whale on Route 66, click here

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Wonder Where Life Will Take This Young Man?

It's great to see something good happen to a young man who has promising talent. He has only been playing piano for three years!

In case you missed his recent visit to The Ellen Show, here is the video from You Tube:
What impressed me the most was his composure. He appeared right at home in front of the audience.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Sorry for the ad at the beginning and end of the video, but this video captured the most.

This photo circulated quickly via email right after it happened. {Double click on the photo to see a larger view.}

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

There are some fun themed blogging groups that invite other bloggers to join them. I am going to participate in Camera Critters, If you have a few minutes, click on the name or the logo and visit their website to find other blogs with critter pictures.  These are typically posted on Sundays. {As always, right clicking and choosing open in new window will keep my blog open in one window for you.}

Since this weekend finds us in the 40's (Fahrenheit) and it is raining, I thought these Flamingos would be a good picture to share. They all appear to be napping. It is a great weekend to catch up on your rest, reading, movie watching, blog surfing, music writing (or listening), or other creative endeavors.  

I took this picture at our local zoo (on a much nicer day).

To see other photos of Camera Critters, click on the logo:

Camera Critters

No matter what your plans are for the weekend, have a great one and remember:
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gussy has a contest also

Hop on over to Gussy's blog:  {I have hyperlinked the url so just right click and choose "open in a new window." It will take you on over to Maggie's blog in a different window. Be sure and come back to this window to finish reading my blog.}.  Maggie's two prizes are related to my post yesterday about Where Women Create.  The contest ends soon so do not delay!

Today is Valentine's Day. Our Sasha is part Samoyed and she talks to us all the time. I do not have any videos of her talking so for Valentine's Day I wanted to post another talented dog who says "I love you."

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Fun Website, Great Book and Magazine!

One of my favorite librarians requested a book on my behalf a few months ago. (My librarians have spoiled me. Occasionally I will head to the shelves where the books I requested online are waiting for me to check them out and there will be a book with a note - "Thought you might be interested in checking this book out."} Where Women Create is a wonderful book showing the studios of various creative women.

I really enjoyed reading about the studios and seeing the wonderfully inspiring pictures. Shortly after this, I discovered there is a magazine with the same name. This is a picture of the cover of their current issue:  

I recently purchased the current issue so am still making my way thru the magazine.  Not only do the pictures inspire you to create your own creative space, it is fun to read about the variety of talent!

I am adding a link on my side bar to the blog for Where Women Create Blog. Below is the picture they have provided for me.  Just right click on the logo and choose to view in a new window. This will take you to their blog while keeping my blog open for you in this window.


Check their blog often. Currently they have a contest for a gift from The Knitterly in California. On their blog you will find meet the owner of The Knitterly and you will also see the instructions for entering the contest which ends soon.

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Game Day

Many people are preparing for the Big Game today, so I thought it was a great day to post this video about an amazing seven year old boy who will "knock your socks off"!

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

First Came the Ice

Here is my obligatory icicle photo (because icicles are so pretty!). Thursday evening we had lots of sleet and rain. It wasn't until Friday afternoon that the snow began to fall.

In our backyard we have a wheelbarrow that is turned upside down.

My neighbor's pine tree always looks so pretty when it snows! If memory serves me correctly, this one grew from a seedling she planted when she got married.  

I close with Sweetie taking a break from playing in the snow. Sasha was camera shy today. My two "snow girls" have played and played outside today. They would come inside for a few minutes and then head right back out.  The snow was a lot deeper (we received six inches of snow yesterday) but now that they have run all over the backyard the snow has become more compacted. The girls are finally inside, perhaps ready for a nap.

I promise fiber and paper posts soon!

Stay warm!

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Friday, January 29, 2010

As the Snow Falls...

I work downtown in a town about 25 minutes away. Last night we had lots of sleet and rain. This afternoon it started snowing a lot. This is a picture taken with my mobile phone while waiting on the bus.

Earlier in the afternoon I took this picture from the 6th floor of my building looking out at the parking lot by the Jazz Museum. Not very many people were still there, as you can tell from their parking lot. (Their building was a train depot it its previous "life." Trains still pass by all thru the day.)

My building is an all-glass building. In some places there are dots on the windows to "shade" the floor. I apologize but my phone did not come with a dot filter!

When I got home, it seemed we had more snow than at work.

After I greeted the dogs and hubby all at once (they all met me at the door - what a warm greeting!), I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures in the backyard. I apologize I did not have a chance to adjust the camera. My concern was grabbing daylight.

The snow really shows on Sweetie! She loves to rub her snout in it.

Picnic anyone?

We could throw something on the grill!

Still snowing - that is what those white slanted lines are
(If you click on a photo, it enlarges and you can really see the snow falling --
then click on your back button to come back to the blog.)

Even the Snow Girls did not seem to want to be out there while the snow was still coming down. I have a feeling it was stinging their eyes.

After they had their supper, the snow had fallen stopped falling.  Now they are out playing in the new fallen snow -- yes, now that it is too dark to take pictures!

Stay warm and safe!
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