Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunday with Robert Reich

Robert Reich was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. He gave a talk at Mira Costa College last Sunday. He teaches at Berkeley now.

He's really intelligent, logical, very funny and very short. He makes a lot of jokes about his short stature which was very endearing, especially thrown into the middle of some very heavy subjects.
I left the talk feeling as if I knew him personally. He's one of my heroes. Here's his blog: http://robertreich.org/

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Diva challenge #123 and Zendala #66

Diva challenge # 123
 This challenge was a 2 pencil string. Draw your string with two pencils tied together.
To see more go to http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/

 Zendala # 66
Here's the template:

I tried an experiment. I did a collage of colored tissue paper and tangled over it.
I'm not happy with it. Too many colors.
To see more go to http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Critters I have known

I'm not very squeamish about bugs, but finding this on my kitchen counter last night gave me quite a scare.

Not so much that I wasn't able to deal with it, though. I got a box, scooped it up, closed the lid and took it outside as far from the house as I could go while barefoot. I hope it was far enough away that there won't be a homecoming.  Does this say something about my housekeeping abilities?

Here's a beautiful bug that rode on my windshield one day while I did errands- for at least an hour. Stayed with me the whole time and came all the way home before he left the windshield. I was glad because I didn't want him to hop off far from home and be lost. He looks like a fish with legs.

  Here's a few more: (maybe I should have been an entomologist)

The scorpion is my least favorite. I've found several in my house.
All the others are kind of cute and don't bite (except the tarantula, which also isn't cute.)
Time to call the exterminator- except I really don't want to kill them- just scare them away.
Maybe it's time to call the psychologist!

Here's a critter we all can like, except maybe if you're the prey.
This one was perched on my friend, Kathy's deck. It stayed quite awhile. I have a couple of hawks living in my eucalyptus trees. There's a nest and, I assume eggs, but they're too high up to see what's going on. I enjoy the hawks but I miss the peacocks that lived at my Tumble Creek house.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Zendala #65 (the bright owl)

My finished Zendala and the template from The Bright Owl

To see more thebrightowl.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sepia Saturday- #185- Umbrellas

Nancy had already submitted her post when she ran across this photo in our collection. We've posted about this aspiring model before in the past. This is one of the photos from her very unusual

 I just don't know what more to say. I'm speechless!
I must admit it certainly fits this weeks theme.
To see more Sepia Saturday- sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Zendala Dare #64

To see more zendalas go to http://thebrightowl.blogspot.com/

Diva Challenge #126 -Use a stencil

To see more- http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A quick recap of June

 My 72 yr. old brother plays in a tennis tournament. (the one on the left)

 The agapanthus bloom at Nancy's house.

My painting in Fallbrook Art Association art show. (the one on the right).

An interesting talk by a Southern folk artist. (name to come).

 Megan and her French boyfriend (J.P.) come for a too- short visit. We really liked him.

Helen shows one her purchases from her recent trip to India at our book club.
 Margarita brought me a beautiful bouquet from her garden.

Nancy and I spent time on art downstairs. Tootie waited. She hates these stairs. (and so do I).

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tangle Patterns String # 59


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