I didn’t know I had skills or interest in making HO scale model buildings. I started with an inexpensive kit to make kiosks. The domed roof kiosk features purple polka dot Duck Tape and silver beads on the edge of … Continue reading Skill Development
I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger. She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?
About a month ago, I treated myself to expensive new running shoes and a fancy pair of socks marked with a left and right foot. Before I started my workout on the treadmill I paused to take a photo of my new shoes. I was quite happy with my new purchases and was excited to test the shoes. Maybe the shoes will help me run faster! But then a man interrupted my happiness. He snuck up and got on the treadmill with me. I vehemently told him to get off. He did. Then he asked when I’d start wearing sports bras … Continue reading Old Grouch Lady Protects Others
I received a notice from the HOA to trim the holly bushes. I never enjoyed getting reprimanded as a kid and that hasn’t changed as an adult. But I couldn’t disagree with the HOA. The bushes were unruly. I also … Continue reading Holly Bushes
I was browsing my ever-growing library of photos and this photo made me smile. I love photographing mushrooms. Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Date: October 2016 Location: Arkansas Continue reading The ongoing series on mushrooms!
A maroon version of these shoes were on display at a storefront. They stopped me in my tracks. If only they are available in blue. I peered through the window and saw other colors… is that blue I see? The … Continue reading New Blue Shoes
This week’s “What motivates you?” is provided by my Uncle Pete. He’s the first uncle I asked to participate and I’m really grateful he agreed. He put much care and thought into his response. I think many readers will be … Continue reading What motivates you, Uncle Pete?
A couple weeks ago I featured Grandma answering the question, What motivates you?” The video was in Spanish and as I mentioned, my translation skills aren’t the best. My Uncle Pete stepped up and translated the video for this week’s … Continue reading What motivates you, Grandma? (English Translation)
Most people don’t realize this, but I ‘celebrate’ Christmas twice a year: in August and in December. Working for a craft/hobby magazine, the Christmas issue is planned well in advance and is photographed in the summer. It’s always strange to have Christmas trees up in the middle of summer. Weather during this time of year is usually 100 degrees. Not exactly Christmas weather! While I can’t show you any sneak peeks at the projects our photographer shot, I can show you a few behind the scenes shenanigans I shot. Enjoy. You might think it’s odd to take a ventriloquist’s … Continue reading Christmas in August
Today’s post is written by my friend Tore Bellis. He agreed to participate but was concerned he’d give the wrong answer. I reminded him there are no wrong answers – just different points of view. I think you’ll enjoy this … Continue reading What motivates you, Tore?