Category Archives: Photo Essay

Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl

Altered art scrapbook for a little girl. Mixed media. Front cover. Scrapbooking paper, sticker embellishments, text printed on parchment paper with torn edges, scraps from magazines, doll shirt from dollar store. A triangle-shaped pocket in the corner holds special photos. … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Chalk – “Story” Photo Challenge

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Story.” The assignment: “do some visual storytelling with your photography.” Sidewalk chalk is magical in the hands of a child. My siblings and I spent endless summer hours drawing giant snail hopscotch games, … Continue reading

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Pushing Sorrow Aside to Embrace a Day of Joy – Parenting Plights & Delights

One year ago, we attended the last-minute wedding of our youngest daughter, Suzee. “Why last-minute?” you may ask. In mid-January 2017 my husband, George, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer: leptomeningeal disease. We were still trying to process the … Continue reading

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Retro Jewelry Haul – Cute or Ugly? Part 1 – Bangles and Beads

Do you like retro jewelry? If you do, then you’re in for a treat. I’m going to show you pieces of retro jewelry I found at an estate sale. I was looking for pieces of jewelry to use for my … Continue reading

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Heads Up – Fashion Police Check Points on Every Corner For New Year’s

Heads up, everyone. A little rat told me the Fashion Police are cracking down extra hard this year. Figures. Just when I ran out of makeup remover. Fashion Police Crackdowns Aren’t a New Tradition Sometimes fashion officers will meet an … Continue reading

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Blessings For All Seasons

“Write your hurts in the sand. Carve your blessings in stone.” ~ Anonymous Wow! As I reflect back on 2017, I’m amazed at all the blessings. Too many to count, that’s for sure. Thank you, Susie Lindau, for hosting THE BLESSED … Continue reading

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Altered Art Book Wedding Gift – Photo Essay

Working on this craft helped take my mind off worrying about George while he was going through chemo and dealing with cancer and all the issues that go along with it. I played music, too. I highly recommend art therapy … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – Photo Essay

This was two years ago at the Los Angeles County Irish Fair and Music Festival, L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California. It was a blast! Entertainers and visitors alike wore kilts. Color this day green!  In the fountains, in the beer,  on … Continue reading

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Grammy Heaven – Parenting Plights & Delights

I’m in Grammy heaven again. Our oldest daughter gave birth to a healthy girl on June 3rd. She weighs 7 pounds even and is 20 inches long. If this post has a deja vu feel to it, that’s because our … Continue reading

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Mighty Thor Visits One-Year-Old Boy

I’ve waited months for Thor to visit me during his world tour, which began long, long ago on Debra Kristi’s blog, Sparks in the Fire of Imagination. You can read about his other stops there. Tameri Etherton entertained Thor by … Continue reading

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