Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend Recap

First, all praise the 3 day weekend and a weekend of mostly sun with a side of BBQ. Aside from a bit of writing, making the rounds on the internet and some Salvaged Beauty design pics on Flickr, I was able to photograph a new batch of jewelry for Etsy, edit them and entered a few to boot. I was also able to turn that camera on some pretty sites at a local park with my husband Jim on Sunday.

Fellows Riverside Garden within the Millcreek Metro Parks is definitely a jewel inside the rust belt that is the Mahoning Valley and I mean that with the utmost respect to the rust belt and my adopted home the Mahoning Valley.

The Gardens is the place of my first date with my husband, the place he proposed and one of the main places I learned to use a camera. Up until a few years ago I had never thought of touching one. Now it’s a much needed tool in my arsenal and a much loved hobby I enjoy with Jim and on my own.

Part of a ongoing art instalation in the park...

Hope you had a great weekend too and that the march back to the trenches not so daunting. This week I have promised myself and my budding Etsy shop, that I would join 2 more art and jewelry sites this week and enter 2 items a day onto Etsy this week starting tomorrow. I am also shooting for another batch of Regal Beach statement necklaces. And I NEED to finish up the new pillows for the couch since the old ones look no better than cat scratch posts (more on the beasts later). As for my WIP, I am looking at a less rough rough draft of my first chapter and a better start into the second. So here is hoping...and doing.

Type at ya later.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Sermon

I may not follow a organized religion, but I do have a moral code and a faith in the good of man, the beauty of nature and the magnificence and mystery that is the universe. So on that note, each Sunday I shall post all that is good and inspiring to a human spirit...

"The forces which move the cosmos are no different from those which move the human soul." ~~~Lama Anagarika Govinda

The Andromeda Galaxy, taken by my husband and searched out by the two of us on one of our stargazing trips. I believe this one was taken on the Big Island of Hawaii.


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