Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween from Super Emma

I'll be Super-Duper Emma, the menacing Squirrel Catcher for all of Barrington, Rhode Island!!
Well, maybe just my yard, although I was told I can't harass Short-T, mom's favorite :)

Happy Halloween my friends, and please be safe out there!
Here's to all of us who made it through Sandy's wrath.
Blessings to those who were not as fortunate.

Lo ♥ 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday Drive

I headed out for a long, aimless drive yesterday. It's one of my favorite things to do to decompress from the work week.
I headed for the other side of Mount Hope Bridge.
This guy's license plate is "swtryd."
Sweet ride! 

This was Volpe's Pond at 1:00 pm.

This is it at 5:00 pm!
I love afternoon light.

I stopped at Colt State Park in Bristol.
I love it there! You're surrounded by ocean and nestled by woods.

It was breezy by the bay, but still warm.

Red sails!

I love when the ivy changes with the season. What a great, old building.

I paused for a few more afternoon shots....

And made my way back to Barrington.
It was a picture perfect day!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Illustration Friday : Sky

"Even the Horses Did a Raindance"

From my old old old archives for Illustration Friday.

acrylic paint, colored pencil on bristol board

Happy weekend!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Finding Joy

Sometimes JOY can seem elusive, but it's never really very far away.
We just have to open our eyes.

I took Emma to the park down the road as I do three times a day.
I grabbed my camera hoping for glowing glimpses of new color in our ever-changing trees.
It was raining with the sun shining. I know what that meant!
And so I began my search for what would surely be waiting...

I love the vibrant color against the evergreens and the other leaves that are slow to turn.

The glow of the afternoon sun never disappoints.

I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but WOW! 

It was on fire!

And look at this beauty, half turned, half hanging onto the greens of summer.

So I turned the car around and headed home, smiling at the black cloud that followed me and rained on me during this time with Emma...

And I'll be forever grateful for this gift that was waiting for me as I turned the car towards home.

Joy was there the whole time.


Cactus Monday: Autumn Glow

Pulling one from my archives because it fits for the season. Feel the glow !


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Illustration Friday: Water

This is a tiny painting I did called "Ebb and Flow."
I don't do many abstracts. I try, really I do, but the detail freak in me comes out!

I'm learning to go with the flow lately.

I lost a dear, dear friend the other day. She lost a short but valiant battle to cancer. I got to say "I love you and so long" on the phone as the nurses were putting in her morphine drip. It was very tough.

I have a torn meniscus in my knee. Big deal, but the other knee is painful as well. I see the orthopedic guy on Halloween. Scary!
I know surgery is in my future and I can't afford to be absent even one day from work. This too shall pass.

I'm ready to get back to blogging on a regular basis again. My computer issues have finally been resolved, hopefully for good.
I've missed being here!

Oh my, life is always changing.
Ups, downs, curve-balls, wind-falls.
We muddle through.

Thanks for the visit. I hope to see you again  soon :)


Monday, October 08, 2012

hello, remember me?

Oh my, internet issues galore, missing friends, working, housework...and yes, a bit of art.

I hope to get issues resolved soon because I sure do miss you all!!