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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspirational and Uplifting Quote

Kim Stevens at picking poppies wrote a beautiful post on life's journey, which inspired this inspirational art. Her main point stated in this succinct statement came across quiet clear and beautifully. Thank you Kim for not only inspiring me but also for allowing me to quote you on this artwork.

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I encourage you to take a moment to hop over to Kim's blog and read her beautiful post and check out the fantastic photos she took.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friday Fragments

I am so glad that Mrs. 4444's keeps her Friday fragment party going a while. I had this all ready to go last Thursday. I headed out early Friday morning for a weekend visit with my oldest son and his girlfriend and newborn daughter, I figured would link up when I got to their place. Only to discover much to my surprise that they do not have internet access. So here we are a few days late.
Half-Past Kissin' Time

The other day I saw a video of one of this cute animals at a Kiosk in the mall. On the counter below the video player was a stack of advertisements from the exotic pet shop that sells these cut little guys. At first I was like oh wow how cute, I want one. Then I thought about it and for me it just seems cruel to take an exotic animal out of it's natural habitat and sell it as a pet half way around the world. What do you think?

Have you ever noticed how some people wonder about the strangest things? Like why Zebra's have stripes? Now that may not seem like an important question but it has been a big debate among scientist for over a hundred years. A debate that it finally looks like an answer has been found. It appears that scientific studies have finally determined the stripes act as a bug repellant! Looks like I will be wearing stripes during mosquito season!

I still haven't caught the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon but I have watched a few clips. So far my favorite is when Fallon and Billy Joel preform Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Now for a beautiful song with a beautiful message

Now for a laugh ... found this on Facebook.
If you don't get it you could ask my nine year old granddaughter and she will tell you all about it. She loves Abbot & Costello!
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fragmented Friday

The past few weeks have been very busy, with a little of this and this, and a little of that and a whole lot of where on earth did the time go! I do however have a few good fragments to share.

1. I  did manage to make it to the March meeting of the Black Hills Photography Club which was very enjoyable. I hope to be joining this very active and fun group of photographers. They meet once a month at this beautiful location. 

2. I took the grand kids to see the taxidermy display last week. Since my granddaughter Sissy was using my Powershot, I handed my phone to my youngest daughter who had come along with us and asked her to use it to capture the kids expressions. 

Here is a shot Sissy captured.
3. By now everyone knows that I love combining great quotes with beautiful images. Well this morning I was delighted to receive this from a friend of mine. He added one of my favorite quotes to one of his beautiful photographs, I was very touched. 
Isn't it beautiful!

4. This morning I received an email about a Call for Art for an art exhibit that will be held during the Dare to Dream convention in June. The convention's mission is "... to provide people with disabilities and others an opportunity to gain knowledge, enhance skills, develop friendships and have fun!" and is being sponsored by some really great organizations that I have had the pleasure of dealing with in the past. So of course I submitted some artwork and hope to have one of my pieces chosen for the art exhibit.

That dear folks wraps up my fragments, so please enjoy your weekend and click the button below to stop over to Mrs 4444's for more fragmented fun.

Half-Past Kissin' Time

A big thanks to Lisleman for reminding me that I needed to link up this post.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nail Art

Almost everyone has some item that they just never get enough of. For some it is shoes or maybe purses, but for us it is art supplies and more specifically nail art supplies.
We are up to 111 bottles of nail polish, and believe me we will buy more then next time we go to the store. Add to that the 20 or thirty bottles of acrylic paint and we are in good shape to create many fun nail art designs.
My nails
We started the month off with these fun spring designs.

Mrs. G's nails
Of course I decided that a special design was called for in honor of Saint Patrick's Day.

Now that St. Patrick's Day is over what type of design should I do?
Do you have an item that you just can't seem to get enough of?