Friday, March 16, 2012

I'm Giving In..To Spring!


 These crocus have the most amazing lavender lines running up from the centers!

 Okay, I just spent the morning sweeping up leaves and debris outside, laying bricks and putting planks from the old picnic table on top. Two urn planters on top of those and now I just need to get soil and plants. I still can't get over all the crocus!! They're everywhere, just the way I like it!! Now, the daffodils are joining in and the birds are everywhere! My neighbor and I saw a woodpecker as we chatted. I haven't seen one here before, and I'm not positive which type, I'll look it up and TRY to get a photo. I have one hummingbird feeder up and another one to hang and , as you can tell, Spring has hit me!!
I find it amazing how flowers can work their way up through thick carpets of leaves!!

Friday, March 9, 2012


We have crocus coming up and blooming, butterflies and wasps, daffodils and tulips coming up through the crisp fall leaves. What happened to winter??!! I have very mixed emotions about this. I need all the seasons to be who they are!! It's to weird!
 I will be signing up for Social Security today. It feels very strange and yet I know the only way I'll survive is with it and working, too. I've been told you can only make so much money and then they start holding the Soc. Sec. back. I've been working since I was 12. That's a lot of years. Having lost my job at the Book Warehouse was a shocker. There really is no such thing as job security, even if you care about the place and the customers. But, once again I will's really hard to not get hard and bitter. I want control of my life, what I do and what I deserve to be paid. Not some shmuck who decides to do away with my position .
I'm still trying to fix the "Comment" thingy here on the Blog.
  Now I will post some Crocus photos from the garden. Have a splendid day!

So beautiful!
Where Is Winter?

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Me, Again!!!

 This is a portrait of my Grandson, Griffin. It's actually farther along now, so I will post a newer version soon, along with some other charcoal/pencil works.
 I love reading and looking at beautiful blogs. There is a magazine by Stampington called Artful Blogging that gives me goosebumps. Well, actually they have MANY publications that give me goosebumps!! I have seen snippets of my life coming together, I get the excitement when the ideas come....and then I fizzle out. Fear is damning and I'm filled with it. But, and this is the quest, I have to overcome the fear. I have become SO careful in every move I make, and I know that comes from having to keep myself and the girls alive and safe over the years. It's sad to say but there was always someone trying to manipulate, take from, or hurt us any way they could for their own greed. Add to that the abuse as a child...being told you were not good for anything but one thing. And it's really done some damage! But, I have been an adult for a long time, my girls are grown and beautiful strong women. I only have myself to blame if I don't chase the dreams now.
  I started this blog with the idea of it showing my art, and it will. But, I have many dimensions, and maybe by writing down the attempts, the wins and loses as I overcome these obstacles I will be able to help others, too.
 And, so, Dear Little Blog, I have returned to your pages.....may we have a strong and exciting bond as we go ahead with my life!!!