Sunday, November 24, 2013

52 Photos Project - My Work

okay, i'm being really vulnerable here about 'my work'. i lost my Beloved, of 14 years, to a very rare & aggressive form of cancer 2 years ago and 2 months after his death i was laid off from my job of 7 years. the loss, grief, anxiety, stress, &  mourning took over my life and i pretty much shut down for over a year. i began a new job in Jan. of 2013 and it has been all i could do to get up everyday go to work, learn the ropes, and begin building a new life in this new landscape.  one of the many areas that has suffered is my art. i know many people are pulled deeper into their art when faces with tragedy, but i was not one of them. i turned away. the 52 Photos Project is one of the first 'arty' things i have gotten involved in for the past 2 years & this weeks prompt 'My Work' made me look at my art table as an area of my work that needs to be tended to so i can feel a pull to create again.

so here is a very grainy iPhone pic of the art table begging for my return... 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

52 Photos Project - On My Way

on my way home from taos

Monday, November 4, 2013

52 Photos Project - Celebration

My birthday celebration started with this napkin (it had a cupcake on it to start with, yum!) and kept going until I got home last night from a long weekend trip to Taos, New Mexico. It even included the birth of a great niece Madi on Nov 2nd! How wonderful is that??? 

Just the beginning of my Birthday Celebration...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

52 Photos Project - Someone You Love

G with Kite

Sunday, October 20, 2013

52 Photos Project - First Thing I See




Sunday, October 13, 2013

52 Photos Project - Starts with a "C"

new Crescent moon

new Crescent moon II

Contrails in the morning

Saturday, October 5, 2013

52 Photos Project - Gold

the first five were taken w/ my iPhone on my way to work Thursday morning during our first snow storm of the season...still gold, but not for long.

the others are a few years old taken on an annual day trip up I70 into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. i love the 'gold' gold mine that sits just west of Idaho Springs.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

52 Photos Project - In The Circle

Circles that kept me sane.

You may ask what is in those circles...  
Well, a couple of years ago on a Friday night in an 
emergency room between the hours of
4pm & Midnight, drawing these circles was the only
thing that kept me sane. Drawing these circles were
a barrier between me and sights & sounds I did
not want to know anything about.



Art waiting to happen.

Big Vibrations

Sunday, September 22, 2013

52 Photos Project -In My Hands

This week was very challenging for me. I had to sit and reflect on why. It is because I don't feel like I have anything in my hands, everything seems to be 'out of my hands'. I feel I have very little, if any, control or influence on things in and around my life. I think this is a perception and probably not 100% true. But it's what came up for me as a considered what to photograph for this weeks prompt. 

So after all that I took a pic of my most treasured Daum crystal piece,

Heart In Hands....

Saturday, September 14, 2013

52 Photos Project - Bright

as crazy as it is the week with the prompt Bright 
it rained for four days, 
not so much off and on but pretty much 
continuously for four days.
(got a bit of blue sky today! whoohooo!) 
so finding bright and shiny things 
was a bit of challenge for me.  

but here's what i have. 
the reflection of head lights in my side mirror through, 
you guessed it, rain drops on my window. 
~ and ~
 a raspberry Blo-Pop glistening on my desk 
to enjoy between calls 
& a close up of said Blo-Pop.
(i still haven't gotten to the bubble gum, but soon.)

Friday, August 30, 2013

52 Photos Project - On The Line

A few different perspectives of On The Line....

(not sure why my edits of the photos didn't make the jump from iPhoto to the blog)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

For my first post to '52 Photos Project' ( 
This weeks theme is Light & Dark.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
When you feel you cant bear even one minute,
never give up
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

i really do understand why you needed to go,
but i will never ever like it...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

beyond the scars

pushing beyond those old scars, 
she kept on. 
wanting to be more, she reached out. 
the reflection of love 
glistened in her tears 
and all I could think of 
was how precious she was.