Thursday, March 29, 2012


I have been enjoying my time with friends, and family, and am still working to not let the stresses of looking for a full-time art teaching job get to me.  I am determined to persevere and ultimately thrive.  One thing that has been bringing me some giggles lately is Haiku...  "Haiku?," you say.  That's right.  Simple short poems that express some of the things that have been on my mind in a creative if not constructive way.  Here's one thing that I wanted to... ummm... express.  :)

-Haiku For That Jean Jacket-

Hate your jean jacket
So not a good look for you
Just wear a sweater

(on that same subject, a delightful submission by a friend of mine)

The 90's has called
About that awful jacket 
It says..., "you keep it."


You said some mean things
I remember all of them
Trying to let go

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rebel in My Garden

I have been having so much fun photographing my little garden lately.  I've been teaching myself to use my Canon Rebel more effectively.  I'm so grateful to have been given such an awesome camera.

This morning I woke up to find my first poppy of spring!!  You'd have thought I'd won the lottery by how excited I got.  haha...  I didn't even plant them this year, they just came up from last year's seeds.  Also, the dew on the plants in the mornings right now give everything a sugary effect.  Delicious!  :-D

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Cleaning

It seems to be going around, but I have to say I am really enjoying my spring cleaning this year.  Maybe it's the cleaning that I have been doing for my yoga workstudy.  I don't know, but I am finally really enjoying the process of cleaning and allowing  myself time to really enjoy cleaning, and arranging things in my space.  It's been a while since I've really enjoyed my home, so this is nice.  I still have fun making art messes and playing in my garden too though.  ;-)  Here are some pics of my Belinda's Dream rose beginning to burst with blooms after all of the rain we had. I love these roses.  They are so easy to grow and the flowers look like porcelain sculptures.

I can't believe spring will already be here on Tuesday.  I hope this year's spring and summer will have much more rain and nice days. (I hope...)

Monday, March 5, 2012

My little secret garden

Thought I would share some images of my little secret garden. What a beautiful day it was today. The only thing that could have made it better would have been sharing it with one of my favorite people. Tiger was pretty fun to share it with too, though, and she's one of my favorite fuzzy people. (she's such a good little model)  :)

I thought I'd also add the song that has been stuck in my head for a few days.  That We Are Young song keeps getting stuck too.  It's SO catchy...

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Yay Day!

Today, after getting things done that I had to do, I did some things that I guess I also had to do, but I wanted to do, too.  I went to one of my happy places, The Natural Gardener and got a few plants to cheer up my space.  I got a bright coral geranium, some  old spice and butterfly variety sweet peas, and a miniature white daisy.  I did the mowing, which means weed eating my little yard.  I weeded the flower beds, or as I like to say, "I got my hoein' on."  Haha!  I kid, I kid... Everything looks happy now. My pink skullcap is almost ready to bloom, my rosemary is huge, my Belinda's dream rose and salvia greggii are loaded with blooms.  I even discovered where the adorable little house wrens that visit my garden live.  They live in a blue plastic watering can hanging on my neighbor's patio wall.  Hee-hee! 
It  doesn't look like much now, but hopefully those hot pink cages will be crawling with sweet peas soon, and that little daisy will make a nice little plant! 

 Tiger making a little nest in the weeds before I mowed.

The parrot feather and mosquito fish in my little container water garden stay so happy.

 The poppies at The Natural Gardener were so gorgeous.  Someday I'll have a huge space and plenty of funds for a poppy garden.  :o)