Monday, March 15, 2010


When I dream good dreams, and remember them I am frequently dancing. My Husband is NOT a dancer so my partners are not the usual suspects. Last Night it was Gomez. He had quite a tango and his Rumba...WOW. Now in dreams anything is possible...even me dancing a Tango with Gomez who was speaking in French.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Visit with Rubens

I am quite a Lucky Girl. Living here in the Baggaraggs, I have axcess to the Ringling Museum of ART, which has the largest collection of Rubens tapestries in the US...maybe the world. I think the other two are in the Vatican. Ringling has the rest. As I am feeling a bit better, and Monday being a FREE day at Ringling, My HUB and I went along to Ringling for my visit with Peter Paul...
There are not words to describe how much I love it there. Ringling is like a Church in a way. There is alot of Religious ART there, Including the Blue Madonna.
I cannot shoot photos without a flash there, which they do not permitt. So My Hub and I got some lovely photos of the inner courtyard. If you EVER have the opportunity to see the Ringling Museum, then JUST DO IT! I said to my HUB, "Kinda makes you want to do a little YARD WORK, doesn't it HONEY?" LOL
I so love it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


A BIG thank You to HOLLY of Banner Haus for helping me with my Butterlies on my blog. I appreciate you HOLLY. Check out her


I have hurt my back recently, and have had difficulty sitting, laying, standing and Being. LOL It is getting better but my lifetime of eating sugar has lead to arthritus in my shoulder, spine and knees. I am trying to figure out what direction to go in...a more natural one that includes exercise, and diet, or the medical one including Facet injections and pain Medications. Somewhere those two worlds have to hold hands like lovers and walk together in Balance. That is my prayer. To navigate that walk. In the mean time I am trying to heal.
The photo above is a memory of all those pressed flowers that I did as a child. ironing them between two pieces of wax paper. Did you do that too? These skeleton leaves are ironed betwen two wax paper pieces then sewn around their margins. I added vintage lace to the outer edges, and sewed a channel for a dowel rod to be slipped through the top for hanging. It has been in the window of my studio for years now, and the light comes through those leaves at different times of the day to delight me.