Thursday, April 17, 2014

Little Things




A few little random things:

- I bought two four inch pots of basil at Trader Joe's several weeks ago.
They are ready to be cut and the first batch of pesto made.
Yum.


- Once I finished reading THOSE ANGRY DAYS by Lynne Olson (it was excellent),
I started to clean my reading palette by reading some chick lit.
JOY FOR BEGINERS by Erica Bauermeister
SHADOW SPELL by Nora Roberts
DEATH COME QUICKLY by Susan Wittig Albert
DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT by Avery Aames
I enjoyed them all and am now ready to take on another history book.
I just haven't decided which one.


- Early Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market
Smoked Black Pepper Chevre from Blue Heron Farm
Golden beets, turnips, cabbage, cauliflower
Apple cinnamon rolls
Fresh picked strawberries

- Another rose blooming in Musashi's Garden.

Wild Blue Yonder Rose

This one is Wild Blue Yonder.

Wild Blue Yonder Rose


Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Little by Little
Thanks, Kim!









Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Liberate Your Art 2014



Liberate Your Art 2014 has come to a close.
This is the second year for me to participate and I had a great time again.
It's always fun to see what surprises might be in the mail box.

Kat Sloma puts this swap together each year and it is because of her that it is such a big success and so much fun.

Last year, I made five different postcards to swap.
I only heard from two of the folks who received my cards and I was disappointed.
So, this year I picked one image and had Moo make the postcards for me.
They did a great job.

This is the image on the cards I sent to Kat for swap.
Two of my favorite things: the baby Buddha and Iris.

Namaste

The first card I received was from Lynne Foerster of a lighthouse near Cape May.
She used the pallet effect on photoshop.


Lighthouse

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Collage of Postcards

The cute little shore bird is a photo by Annie Kelleher of Crimson Cove Photography.
I love shore birds. They are very entertaining. So much fun to watch.

The second photo is by Eric Muhr
He was in the right place at the right time to capture the morning sun along the crest of the young fir trees.

Both of these cards speak to the beauty of nature, contemplation, quiet. 

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Postcard Collage


The watercolor circles are by Carlyn Clark.
I love watercolor and the colors on this card are so bright. Cheerful!
The mixed media LOVE postcard is by Tina.
Clicking on Tina will take you to her Flickr page.

Unfortunately, I have not received Kat's postcard.
I'll keep looking and hoping that it is just slow or that the mail people
are enjoying it before they deliver!

I'm already looking forward to Liberate Your Art 2015.
I hope Kat will be able to put together a video of all the postcards like she did in previous years. This year she was unable to do so. 

See you next year!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Namaste



Monday, April 14, 2014

Hoppy Spring!



It's time for some tea and for Vee's Note Card Party.
I'm going to take a trip back in time and share some of my posts
celebrating Spring and Easter. 



Easter Tea


Rules of Chocolate Easter Eggs:
1. If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating too slowly.



Easter Bunny

2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices, and strawberries all count as fruit,
so eat as many as you want.



Easter Bunny

3. Diet tip: Eat an Easter Egg before each meal.
It'll take the edge off your appetite, and that way you'll eat less.


Easter Tea



4. If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer.
But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what is wrong with you? 


Wishing YOU well, much joy, a wonderful cup of tea, and a Happy Easter!

Vee, thank you for hosting the Note Card Party each month.

A big thank you to our tea party hosts:


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Little Things





It's the Little Random Things:

-Comfort food like Mushroom Risotto with Peas.

- A trip to the bookstore -- browsing heaven.

- Lunch with my "sister by choice".

- Friends who wait with you while the locksmith drills out the locks so you can get into your house after you lock yourself out and can't find the key.

- A rose blooming in Musashi's Garden

Rose

It's the Little Things.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Little by Little
Thanks, Kim!



Thanks, Nancy!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happiness



According to Emma Bridgewater
Happiness is a Bunny Rabbit
and I have to agree.


The Teddy Bear is all dressed up in his bunny costume ready for tea and scones.

Tea With A Bunny


The orange cranberry scone is from Trader Joe's.
TJs makes my favorite scone better than I do. 


Tea With a Bunny

The mug of the month for April is Emma Bridgewater's 
Happiness is a Bunny Rabbit.
This is a child size mug that I fell in love with.
The mug and scone are on a bunny plate I found at Pier One several years ago. 
The tea is TAZO Awake -- I'm running slowly today and needed an extra wake up call!


A French Tea Garden

This is Tea Garden by Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 - August 27, 1935.
He was a prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes.
He produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs over the course of his career, and was in influential American artist of the early 20th century.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

A big thank you to our tea party hosts: