Tuesday, January 29, 2013

neon, neon...

Sometimes the neon energy of this city is blindingly bright
i retreat to the comfort of my clam shell
where the world
is at my fingertips
alongside the dimmer switch.

Monday, January 28, 2013

a winterscape...

Sometimes Mother Nature aligns herself 
within my viewfinder
frames my life with wonder.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 of them...

More reasons than not to get out of bed today...I have sunbeams to catch!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

un natural...

I am at a loss for words today, literally.  I'm at home with laryngitis.  I needed to look up the correct spelling of laryngitis on dictionary.com as I misplaced my y's & i's!  Have you been to dictionary.com? Have you played the little Word Dynamo game?  Oh, it's fun!  I got lost in the multiple choice questions, well really only 2 choices, on the meaning of words...for instance: did you know that callithumpian is a children's mummer's parade with prizes for best costume?  It appears, I did!  Or that a lulu is any outstanding or remarkable person or thing? Although it's slang, dictionary.com gives an example of it in a sentence: His black eye is a lulu!  Or that ort is a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal?  Again & again, apparently I did!  Well, I played & played! I started beating the Word Dynamo clock by whole seconds, until nearly dinner time! Some questions were easy: lollapalooza, doohickey & flibbertigibbet, while some were more complex: slumgullion, bezoar & quincunx!  I plan to use the word ort tonight should hubby leave any dinner morsels behind...

PS: did you know related words for lulu are: beauty, dish, knockout & mantrap?  Now, that I didn't know!  LOL!

Monday, January 21, 2013

finding space...

Sometimes, when I rest my weary soul on the pavement of this cement canyon, I look up & see more than I ever expected.  Someone is listening.  My heart stands tall.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


As I drift into the afternoon of this day, I am peaceful.
I prep brunch for two
lean into the warmth,
of a pot of Earl Grey and
a kiss on my cheek.

~may your day be as lovely~

Monday, January 7, 2013

mink muffs & hot gossip...

I'm going to start off this new year, here, by posting a blog answering a few of the many & varied questions you have asked me over the previous 12 months!  I keep a running list and plan to continue this Q&A theme throughout 2013!  Whether it's via a card, letter, email, blogmail to me, keep those queries coming!

* What are you working on right now?
Well, let's see...which project first?  Right now, I would have to say selecting/editing & printing new photos that I've taken over the last 6 months so that I can refresh & restart my, Cartes Postales, Etsy shop!  I want to expand my artistic portfolio & my shop to include more fun & interesting things!

* Where have you been?
I haven't blogged in quite awhile, I know!  My apologies, I left you all hanging during Hurricane Sandy!  She was a doozie, but I faired very well compared to a lot of my neighbors. My absence has been because of my lack of creative energy: my spark blew out, my emotional state depressed & my soul suffered from a lack of space & bright light.  It was a very sad season for the Northeast & I absorbed some of that sadness.

* Whatcha eating, whatcha drinking?
Ha, cute question(s) & how did you know I was?!?  As I sit at my kitchen table typing out this post, I have a plate of sliced Organic Gala apples & a jar of earth balance coconut & peanut spread beside me! I've never had a coconut & peanut combo before and I have to admit it's my new snack addiction!  Plus, I'm drinking a pot of unsmoked Yerba Mate.

* Where do you get your inspiration from?
Oh, from a lot of places & a lot of people really!  As a person of very few words (except when I'm complaining) I'm very visually stimulated, so I tend to gravitate towards online periodical sites with pictures...photo blogs, flickr, pinterest as well as printed magazines & design/photo/art books. I also rely heavily on the emotional inspiration generated from conversations with creative friends, & those that also sell on Etsy!  And, Light, especially filtered sunlight passing through a room.  Last, but not least, from travel, of course!

* What are you wearing?
1969 always skinny jeans.
heather blue long sleeve T~shirt.
grey & purple argyle socks.
charcoal old town frye boots.
woven shawl.
layers of silver.
a strand of beads.
mink muffs, nail polish.
hot gossip, lipstick.
a hawk feather.
...you caught me on a dressed up day!

* What would you like to personally create in 2013?
Oh, I'll keep it simple:
a photo book.
photo~printed on fabric.

* What would you do if you knew you wouldn't die?
Fantastic question, no one has ever asked me this one before!
And if I interpret it as a physical challenge that wouldn't cause me death...
The first thing that comes to my mind & heart is:
I would sail around the world!

Thank you & may you continue to inspire & buoy my creative heart & soul in 2013!
My question for you...which question resonates with you & what is your reply?
Please, share it here!