Monday, June 29, 2009


I found them...
well, I have to give my son the credit. He told me, step by step, how to look for them and then how to get them out of where they were. Sure am glad I had him! He has come to my rescue many many times! What a good kid!

So Nora, here is your tunnel book. Thanks for telling me to make one. I'll do more.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I want a Polaroid, or a Brownie Box camera, or a personal photographer!!

If I had a shotgun I would have blown up this computer and the device that is SUPPOSED TO transfer my photos to it !!!! I took a bazillion pictures of the tunnel book that I just finished and I got about a dozen good shots to use when I submit it to any shows. I am not a photographer, so this was a major task for me, but I was pleased with the few good ones that I had. Notice, I said "was pleased"... that's because they are floating around in cyber space somewhere!!!!! Until yesterday, transferring pix for my camera was a piece of cake. Yesterday and today have been cursed. I spent hours last night trying to get the pix from the camera onto my desktop but they wouldn't move. I don't know why. Don't ask me that! All I know is that the screen that is usually on my computer wasn't there. It was a different one and I had a hard time navigating it. Obviously! When I finally did get the pix in the right place so I could drag them over, they wouldn't go. They just kept popping back in the box and a message continued to scream at me (ok, not really scream, but it felt like it). It kept saying that it didn't recognize the files. Well, if it would have listened to me it would have! I kept introducing them. When I couldn't take it anymore, I just poured myself a nice glass of wine and went outside where I watched the lightening bugs courting with their tail lights till I stopped hyperventillating and my blood pressure was back to normal. I decided to wait till tonight to give it another try. I should have just gone out and bought a shotgun. The transferring device sucked up my photos and spit them out into cyber space! All of the good shots, all of the pix on my camera, are GONE!!!! I have to go back to square one. And as long as I am complaining, and near tears, I realized last night that I can't submit this piece to the gallery that I had planned on. They require 3 examples of work in the same genre. Well, I have the work, 3 very nice pieces, but I don't have a digital or slide of one of the pieces. It was a rather large installation, which I could do again, but not just for photos. So I don't qualify...even though I do qualify and this piece should be in the show.....AAAARRRGH!!!!!
OK...I'll get over this...I'll be fine...I'll just keep telling myself that it just wasn't meant to be, that somewhere there is a reason and it will be ok. Disappointment builds character. Learn from this experience. Rome wasn't built in a day. A stitch in time saves nine. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Life is just a bowl of cherries. What goes around comes around. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched. It is always darker before the dawn. Every cloud has it's silver lining. Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing. Every dog will have his day. Shit happens.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Days of heaven

Four days in heaven are not enough, but at least I had them.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The joy of weddings

One of the best things about weddings is that anyone can get out there and dance. It really doesn't matter if you have a partner, or if you make a fool of yourself...unless there's a camera near-by. Yikes...hope there wasn't one!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tunnel books

The last time I saw Nora I saw two tunnel books that she made. Those are pix of one of them. (Wish I could get the hang of this photo system. Hate to complain, but Journal Space was WAY better!) Anyway, that's a tunnel book and it's very amazing in person. So, Nora said, "You have to make one.". So I am and it's for Nora. That's what I worked on at the Cottage. (Well, that and sitting on the beach, painting, eating and drinking with my aunt and uncle and cousins.) I was nervous about this, but once I got started it went pretty smoothly. Hope it comes together at the end. Maybe I'll post a pix of it when it's done. Maybe I'll figure out this darn system by then too!

Sunday, June 7, 2009



through time
as a dream
blue air,
yellow breeze
the soul
within me

One week from now I will be there. I can hardly wait!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thinking of music

So often I get lost in music. Anything from Steve Goodman to Andre Segovia can send me to another realm. I just wish I could play or sing. Isn't it so magical the way music can transport you from reality to another world? I could live there forever. Lately I have been going to and creating such wonderful playlists that my nights last way longer than my body is accustomed to. In my next life I hope that I am a long as I don't play the tuba!