Monday, December 31, 2012

Time waits for no man......

I decided to make definitive goals for 2013. Or maybe they are a bit more like things I want to find in the coming year...I need one of them, hope for the other and the third I can work around because I am fine on my own. In no certain order they are Aventure, Love and Money. I'll let you know how things turn out.... Did you make special goals or have ideas of what you seek to find this year ? "HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!! "

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas !

We are having a white Christmas this year, which is pretty, but it cancelled my plans so I am home with just my furry family. I hope your day is all you want it to be. I am looking forward to the New Year and I have plans to be more active on my blogs this coming year.... so we will catch up soon ! Merry Christmas !!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Just blow off the dust.....

There has been a flourish of activity in my studio as of late.....Many of my new pieces have taken on a new, old life. While a lot of artists are still coating their pieces with shiny resin, I have taken a step back to a simple brush on, textured finish for my pieces. They are more antiqued, roughed up, stained and all but stepped on with my boots. I want them to look like they were pulled out of the dust in a corner of some forgotten saloon. I will still of course use resin for some of my pieces, just don't be surprised if I leave in the bubbles and stir in some prairie dust.....

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Meanwhile... back in the studio


I've been back in the studio lately {finally} doing a little art, jewelry and all around creating. One of the new things I'm working on are some necklaces made to look like old fresco's. I love the surface texture.... these, along with my painted tile and amulet necklaces are going to be showing up on my website and in my Etsy shop. I'll share some more work soon....






Sunday, August 19, 2012

Those things don't matter to a dog......

I went to Wal-Mart last nite ... and when I came out I saw a homeless women I have just started noticing here and there around town. I believe her misfortune to be recent. She had herself wrapped in a blanket, pushing a cart and had her dog with her. I went to my car, put my stuff in but turned to see where the woman had gone. At the south side of the entrance near the bicycle rack , she pushed the cart against the wall and went inside the store. I was concerned someone might try to disturb the dog or her few belongings so I walked over, stayed a few feet away and watched over them. The dog, a handsome mixed breed was in good condition, spotless, tagged and was laying on a blanket. He was on a long leash and tied securely in place. The belongings were tucked neatly inside two large tote bags and were on a rack beside the cart. He watched intently for her return. When she came out he jumped in circles and she greeted him with "Get back on your bed now." I slipped across the parking lot back to my car. I came away with a lot of thoughts about it ..... worry for them and their situation, the fact that its hard to know what to do to help. I know I need to do something. I also thought about the dog. He does not know or care that he is homeless, he only knows his world is this woman. He loves her regardless of the fact that she is not pretty, has no fine worldly possessions, fancy clothes or position in this world. Those things don't matter to a dog. I was grateful to be driving home to my small but cozy home with the big screen tv and a warm bed. And I wondered why people can't be more like dogs.......

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Old Loves

Like all my loves- I never want her to go....... The special bond we share does not dim with age.... we remember their youth and their stories like our own. We wish we could turn back the years for them. Our heart breaks to see them falter. So we continue to keep our part of the bargain and prop them up, like they have done for us so many times. And when the time comes, the last thing we will do for them is to gently let them go, if only from our sight. We forever keep them warm and safe tucked away in our hearts. There will be tears, and eyes that search but fail to find.... an empty feeling that cannot be filled. That is what real love is.... and the fact that they are dogs, does not change any of it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Historical Chapel / Shots in the dark

I recently took some photos of a lovely old Masonic Eastern Star chapel here in Oklahoma. The chapel is being restored, most of the stained glass windows were long ago destroyed, stolen or taken out. One of the windows is but a framework, with bits of glass clinging in place, making one try to imagine its former glory. A fragile reminder of the past and that the hand of time leaves nothing untouched. I am planning a few short road trips around Oklahoma to photograph old barns, and whatever I regard interesting. I'll let you know what I find......

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter !!!

Its nice up here.....
But I might like it up there.....

Monday, March 19, 2012

Please add your voice....


Please take a moment from your day to call the Presidents message service at 1-202-456-1111 and tell them you want the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act supported. Send an email to your senators asking them how they will vote on S. 1176 / H.R. 2966 and tell them horse slaughter is unacceptable to you . This is not a good thing for America and it is not to help neglected horses like they will try to tell you. It is about greed as always. It will take you 5 minutes ... the only voice the horses have is you. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” ---- Edmund Burke

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Road trip ....

Took a short road trip Monday to Sulpher Oklahoma and went inside the Billy Cook Harness, and Saddle shop. They make the saddles and harness there. This fabulous tooled piece hangs in the store front.
Very interesting pistol bit.....
I posted this photo even though I have images of the horses and carriage, and a wall full of harness inside. I like the soft and interesting reflection of the glass, the harness in the background, the meeting and mixing of past and present horsepower.
One of the many fabulous Billy Cook saddles....
Metal horse sculptures in front of a local bank....
A nice "Welcome Home" across my driveway looking east....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Why did the chicken cross the road ?


If you don't have a sense of humor, I don't know how you make it through this life. Can you believe January is already over ? If anyone one knows where it went please tell me, because I wasn't through with it yet.....
Did you make any resolutions , and are you sticking with them ? There is a blog I read quite a bit and every year at the end of December she asks her readers what their word for the new year will be and why .... this year I chose " Accomplish." I have a few things I want to see to fruition this year and along with my word to prod me, I ask myself everyday.... " What did you do today that will help you achieve your goals ?" So I'm heading straight for that " get it done" road.... because I want to get to the other side.