Friday, April 28, 2006

THREE Questions...

As I continue down my path to spiritual enlightenment (and learning how to love me), my teacher has suggested that I ask myself these three questions (in any situation):

1. Does this take care of me?
2. Does this harm anyone?
3. Is this in the greatest good of all?

Three simple questions that have left me somewhat puzzled...

So I called my teacher for additional clarity... The main thing I heard her say was, "I'm supposed to consider myself FIRST in any situation," (no one else). And that the answers are simple - Yes or No.

Monday, April 24, 2006


... what kind of flower this is? It might be obvious to some, I'm hoping all. But I'm just not sure, so I really need your help. I shot it cropped like this, so I can't give you any more flower if I wanted to...

Of course, I know what kind of flower it is, but I want to make sure everyone else does too. You see, sometimes I invest a good amount of funds in flowers I'm crazy about... like when I have enlargements done for the gallery where my work is exhibited. And I'm sorta crazy about this one, the colors are just awesome...

What a rush...

I did stand-up comedy on Sunday for the first time in YEARS... I hated it the first time, thought there was no way I could continue cause it was just TOO hard... I think I was wrong... it was hard because "I" made it hard. I had a great time up there, and was very well received with LOTS of laughter.

I'm not saying that I want to become a stand-up comic now... I just realized it's not as hard as I thought it was... I'm done...

VERY cool!!! Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!

I'm thinking I can apply this to the MANY things I make harder than it really is... sit back, relax... and BE ME...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Bored Outta My Gourd

How can I possibly be bored??? I am an Artist with multiple talents! At any given time I might be painting, making jewelry, photography, web designing or acting (up)… but I find myself EXTREMELY bored in this today. I have work I need to do, but I don't feel like doing it. Today I spent a good portion of the day dealing with medical bills... arggggggggh!

Even though gas prices are at a terrible high, I found myself venturing down a country road to see if I could find something I hadn’t seen before. Today I stopped at a roadside nursery and shot a few pictures of Columbines. Here they are…

I guess I'm drawn to flowers because... they don't argue... they are honest & true... they don't make excuses for themselves... they're just what they are... flowers BEING... beautiful!

Thursday, April 13, 2006


After four years of NOT A PROBLEM in sight, my G4 Mac decided to take a much needed vacation. It kept warning me that it needed the vacation and was about to have a nervous breakdown if I didn't reboot and archive... but I wouldn't listen, I just kept pushing it.

I had PHOTOSHOP running for days/weeks without a reboot, and then I had some 15 files open at one time... TRY THAT ONE ON A PC... NO WAY!!! Talk about the ultimate multitasker...

Anywhoo, it had a nervous breakdown and left me wondering why... WHY didn't I listen to its plea???

Well, thanks to a new version of Disk Warrior (retail $79.95). It's back and running like a new beauty. Course, I'm frantically backing up my digital negatives too! Yikes, it could have been curtains for this Photographer/Web Designer...

I love you MacGoddess! I am NOTHING without YOU! You are everything to me and my business.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

MOMMA Nature

I went for a drive today, not specifically to see Tornado damage, but to look for a couple of historical places that I've photographed before... One was the Harpeth River Bridge in Ashland City, TN. This bridge is scheduled to be demolished some time this year, I wanted to make sure I had some good shots before she was killed.

Then I went in search of a church that was built sometime in the 1600 or 1700 hundreds... it was gone. Not because of the Tornado, just gone. I'll have to dig those shots up from my archive.

Anyway, here's some of the devistation from yesterdays tornado's... that I saw just from the road. I wasn't comfortable getting out. I shot these from inside my vehicle.

Friday, April 07, 2006


THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! - the caption read at a local papers website. Tornado's hit my town today, leaving devistation everywhere.

Baseball size hail was found in Ashland City, Tennessee where I live... unbelieveable!

I am counting my blessings first and foremost! My prayers go out to those directly hit.