Sunday, September 30, 2012

Take a Word - Manuscript

Thank you, Sim, for introducing me to the term palimpsest, which I had not heard before.   My manuscript is a letter written by Galileo in 1609, so it seemed only proper to include a likeness of Galileo and some heavenly bodies to accompany it.   All googled.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Three Muses - Bird

It appears these two are trying to decide who has the best headwear!!   The lady is a freebie from the most generous Terri Kahrs.  The bird is from Karen's Whimsy.    Thanks for stopping by!
As an addendum, keep me in your thoughts, blog friends.   My son and wife and I have bought a lovely home together, and I am sorting a lifetime of "stuff" and getting my home ready to put up for sale.  This is a momentous time in my life which I approach with joy and anticipation,  but the logistics of making it happen are a bit overwhelming!   I have lived my life in joyous chapters,---my married life, my widowed single life, my retired and independent life, and now the next chapter of being a cherished (thank you, God) elder free of the cares of maintaining a home.  Our new home just happens to have a wondrous den with a huge L-shaped desk and built-in cabinets and shelves which will be my Bev-cave for creating art.  How blessed am I!   Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Take a Word - Blue

The beautiful lady in blue is  a Terri Kahr's freebie, her bouquet is Googled.   When I saw the challenge "once in a blue moon" came to mind.   Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Three Muses - Autumn

In the autumn of my childhood, the air was crisp and clear, Vs of gees were flying South overhead for the winter,  the fields hummed with farm equipment busy with harvest,  and the yard boasted one of mother's favorite fall displays---a shock of corn in the midst of pumpkins and gourds.   We always took a trip to the apple orchard for mother to purchase apples for the winter, some to can for pies and some to store in the storm cellar where shelves were lined with canned garden bounty, and there were bins for potatoes and apples.  I loved the apple barns, where bushel baskets of a variety of apples released their sweet fragrance, and there were always free samples of sweet cider.   Happy memories.
Credit for the boy with wheelbarrow goes to Jesse Wilcox-Smith, and the quote is by Robert Schuller. 
(I'm posting quite early, since I'll be gone for the rest of today).   Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Take a Word - Zetti

I never seem to be able to achieve what I consider "true" zetti, but I sure have fun trying.  Background here credit to Tangie Baxter, and the zettigirl is a figment of my imagination.  Thanks for your comments!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Three Muses - Turquoise

Ann has chosen turquoise for this week's challenge at Thrfee Muses.   I went for serenity and peace!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Take a Word - Hearts and Flowers

Well, I got the hearts and flowers, but somehow it turned out looking like Autumn, which is what is approaching in my world, as Spring approaches in the land "down under".   Elements are from Scrapbookgraphics, and image is a freebie, I can't remember from where.   Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Three Muses - School Days

I attended a one-room country school, grades 1 through 8, at a time when they were fading from the scene.   I have fond memories of those days, and Mr. Zehr, our teacher for 7 of those years, who somehow managed all subjects in all grades while being coach and playground supervisor, drama teacher for our holiday programs, and pianist for our morning renditions of America the Beautiful or other patriotic songs.   I owe him for my love of the written word, and for reinforcing the morals and values of my parents.   He was a great influence in the lives of those of us who attended Columbia School, Livingston County, Illinois in those days of long ago.   This collage, elements from Flickr Collage Images, is a tribute to those days.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Take a Word - Numbers

If you're looking for this to make sense, don't!   It's just a random gathering of elements from Scrapartist and Scrapbookgraphics, an experiment in page design.   It was great fun!   Thanks for your comments.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sunday Postcard - Doors

The next time you're in the woods, be alert for fairy doors!    My tree is from DeviantArt (Witchycraft), the doors from my stash, and the fairy from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.  Thanks for stopping by!