Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Wonderment of Winter in Michigan


After the last ice storm, natures beauty surprises us again.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Little Wooden Block Houses...

 About two weeks ago I was given some children's stacking blocks.

  It only took me a few minutes to  think about what I wanted to do with them.
Please let me know what you think.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Surprise By Mail...

What an amazing surprise in the mail.
On Wednesday of last week I received a package for my birthday (which is this week). I didn't want to open it right away so I waited till this week-end, and to my surprise it was this amazing painting.
It is from Stacy at Magic Love Crow. Please go to her Blog and check out all her wonderful work.
Thank you Stacy for this amazing gift.
It is a combination Birthday and Christmas gift all rolled into one.
I will cherish it always.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Face Painting...

 Early Thanksgiving morning I was asked to Face Paint at a running event. The event was called the Gobble Wobble. It was a 5K event with a kids 1 and 3k
 These are some of the faces that I painted.

The children had a great time and parents were taking photos too.
The children sat really still, the only problem was, the parents that set at the other end of the table were not sitting still at all !

Sunday, November 3, 2013

From A Simple Pine Cone...

 My good friends went out west and brought me this humongous pine cone. From this: 
 I added these craft supplies plus hot glue.
And it came out looking like this.
What do you think?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Party 2013

Welcome to my Halloween Party of 2013
        A very special Thank You goes out to   
She is one amazing hostess.
Please check her left side bar for more amazing parties. You will be able to blog hop from there.
I know you will enjoy my view of Halloween
 I wish everyday could be Halloween.
We could all wear masks all the time.
 Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, and airy tongues that syllable men's names.

 Grab a key and unlock the portals of your imagination.

 There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on.

 The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we've come to need Halloween.
 Tis now the very witching time of night.

 Open the book to the spells that bring forth the oldest and strongest emotions of mankind.
 For on all Hollow's Eve will the spirits come to play to satisfy their endless roaming.
 The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.
 All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

 Where there is no imagination there is no terror.
 Oh how the candles will be lit and the wood of worm burn in a fiery dust.
They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.
(Dedicated to my daughter , Sylvia Rachel)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Colors of Michigan

 Can't forget about the mushrooms. Because of the season changing, the ground is acidic.

 Such an amazing array of color this year.
 The sky adds such contrast, and makes the colors stand out more.

 All of these photos were taken within a mile from my house.

 The leaves are starting to drop off the trees and soon everyone will be raking them into piles. Not my favorite fall thing to do!

Before I go down the road, I must say that Michigan is past peak and soon the weather will change again... Look out! Winter will be upon us soon. Get your coats, boots, hats and mittens out.
I hope that you enjoyed the tour.