Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Play Called “Art”

This past weekend and the past few days have gone by in a flash.  Along with my normal job, I’ve been helping my friend Jenny (she’s the stage manager) with a production at the Springs Ensemble Theater and tomorrow is … Continue reading

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I’m Not to My Ideal Age Yet

A group of us from my undergraduate cohort used to go on camping trips in the summer and one year, I remember sitting around the campfire and someone asked the question, “If you could be one age for the rest … Continue reading

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Camera Love

        This week’s photo challenge wants to know what “Summer Lovin’” means to you.  Toughie.  Something I love that’s all about summer.  I went through a lot of different ideas and ruled them out.  After all, love is … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Self-Portrait

Like plenty of people, I’m reluctant to get in front of a camera.  I’m much more comfortable behind one.  However, this picture from 2008 is one of the few where I got to do both. I was walking along the … Continue reading

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One Word Photo Challenge: Aqua

As soon as I saw that the one word photo challenge was aqua, I knew this was the photo I had to go with.  The Street Rod show definitely provided me with a nice batch of pictures.  Seems like I … Continue reading

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A Minor Mug Obsession

My husband is getting worried.  I keep finding wonderful mugs and our kitchen cabinets stubbornly remain the same size.  He says I need to stop buying pottery, and I say that I just need to do a little rearranging… Here’s … Continue reading

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Sunflower Power and Black Thumbs

Over the years, I have tried to grow many different kinds of plants.  Sadly, not many of them have lived to tell the tale.  Here and there, though, I’ve had some luck and I’ve made a mental note about which … Continue reading

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Holding the Bonsai

Things that hold other things is this week’s photo challenge prompt.  I like the potential for playfulness and it made me think of a photo from one of my favorite places, the Denver Botanic Gardens. There is a bonsai tree … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Coffee Will Always Remind Me of 7th Grade and Books

In my writers group, we’ve had many conversations about all the aspects of telling a vivid story.  One of the keys is sensory description, and many writers under-utilize the sense of smell.  It’s a powerful tool, though, as scent is … Continue reading

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Three Variations of Extruder Swirl Beads

This weekend I mixed up some custom purple, brown, gray, and white and used those colors with my extruder to make three varieties of bead.  All three started the same – I put the colors into the extruder and extruded … Continue reading

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