Monthly Archives: October 2014

Climb Down the Castle

As soon as I saw that this week’s Daily Post photo challenge was “descent” I knew exactly which picture to use.  Here’s the view from the walkway about half way up to the top of Bishop’s Castle in Colorado.  It’s … Continue reading

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October Art Bead Scene Challenge

This month’s Art Bead Scene Challenge is full of colors I love – the reds and browns – as well as colors I’d never imagine putting with them – the blue and magenta.  The palette was totally outside of my … Continue reading

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Striped Halloween Shortbread Cookies

In honor of Halloween, I decided to do some holiday baking this weekend.  Multi-colored shortbread cookies really lend themselves to holiday baking because they pack a visual punch, are easier to make than they look, and are a flexible base … Continue reading

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A Plethora of Pearls

Recently, I had a craving to create a super long necklace.  These are nice because they are simple, but take a long time and are a perfect companion to a TV/movie marathon.  This weekend, I watched back-to-back episodes of The … Continue reading

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The Dreamy Pier on Isla Mujeres

  I took this dreamy shot at the edge of the ocean during a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico a number of years ago.  The pier was right outside the hotel room and one of my favorite photo subjects during … Continue reading

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Book Snobbish, Tension Edition

My husband teases me about books.  The other day, after I read Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth, he said, “I think that’s the first book I’ve ever seen you read to the end.”  While it was an exaggeration, there’s … Continue reading

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All the Important Information: Colorado Renaissance Festival

This week’s photo challenge is about signs, so I wanted to share my favorite.  This sign was at the Colorado Renaissance Festival and it proved very helpful.  Knowing where to get the steak on a stake is a vital part … Continue reading

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Ivory Leaf Earrings for September Art Bead Scene Challenge

For my Art Bead Scene entry this month, I used the leaf shaped crackle beads from my faux ivory experiments.  I’m having fun with this shape and I really like how well it works for earrings. The inspiration artwork is … Continue reading

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