Sunday, May 23, 2010


I love color...the more intense and varied, the better. My Dad was an artist and I don't know if I just absorbed his love for color or what, but color "floats my boat". This is a shot of fresh tulips at Pike Place Market on the wharf in Seattle. I would go broke if I lived close by...beautiful, yes?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Tree Planted by Rivers of Water

I often forget to take pictures of the mosaic work that I do, and end up giving pieces away or selling them without realizing I have no record of what I made. So, when I was visiting my kids in April, I took a picture of this mirror that I gave them sometime last year. It belongs in their home in the gorgeous woods of N. Idaho. The design on the mirror is of a strong tree, planted next to a pure, rushing stream. I made it as a visual image of Psalm 1:3 which says (with a minor change-teehee) "and she will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever she does, she prospers." This verse is talking about a person who loves and delights and obeys the law of the Lord.
Hope you enjoy it, too!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Old Hitchin' Post

After Artfest I took a quick side-trip to see my oldest kids and grandkids in Idaho. While I was there, the whole fam joined together to "help" Dad (my oldest son) make a hitching post for the horses in front of the "livery". I just had to post this picture of the whole crew after he finished! Aren't they great??!
The logs were from downed trees on their property--my son cut and peeled them, notched the posts and heaved the long post on top. It made me tired just watching him!!! LOL The second picture is where the short crew stayed while my son heaved that big log on top (just to make sure nobody got in the way). Can't wait to go visit them in the summer!