Sunday, August 10

Hail to the Chairs . . .

And to the coneflowers, and the geraniums, and the dogwoods, and the marigolds . . . Yikes, what a wild weather day we had here! It started with this wonderfully noisy hail storm before noon and was followed by several other thunderstorms.A perfect opportunity for staying inside and working on my fatbook pages for Art & Soul Portland. I've only had FIVE MONTHS to work on these 60 pages. They're due August 23. Today was as good a day as any to start.I am so glad that my grandmother (on the right) had the foresight to pose for this bathing beauty shot when she was young! It's the perfect element for my pages.

10 comments:

  1. Dear Stiffie:

    How incredibly clever of you to capture the essence of the hail storm by photographing the gems of ice as they collected in the flowerpots. Meanwhile, at the other end of the house, I reveled in the storm's fury by sitting in the open garage, where I tried an experiment of my own.

    I placed a plastic cup, filled with carefully measured amounts of Diet Coke and Rum at arm's length out on the tarmac. It was my intent to enjoy a cocktail chilled by nature's wrath. In a instant, the cup was subjected to a barrage of frozen shrapnel. I ordered the dog, the larger of the two, to retrieve it for me. He declined, citing labor issues as he is a shepherd and not a retriever.

    Before I could grab it, a particularly accurate burst of precipitation toppled the cup. This would have made a sad picture.

    Still, it was positively exciting to watch you working in your studio today, alternately illuminated by flashes of genius and lightning.

    In awe as ever,
    The Man Behind The Curtain

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  2. my, you post fast!

    Mom and Dad didn't believe me when I told them it was hailing, as if that would be something to LIE about!

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  3. love the BANNER!
    wowowowo!
    L O V E it, i do.

    love the shot of your grammy
    the bathing beauty...

    also
    love how man~jack
    used the ice to his advantage.
    {{ that writer of yours, my, my }}

    :-)


    what i DO NOT love,
    it hurts me to think of it,
    actually,
    are those poor somepinkflowers being plummeted
    by ice~stones!

    do tell me no flowers were hurt
    during the production
    of this blog...

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  4. Wow!!!we had a big storm here but no hail...lot's of lightning and many booms.
    Great photos. Best of luck in your studio...that is one big project.

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  5. You guys down in your neck of the woods, always have all of the fun. We didn't get any hail.

    ....and boy, what a nice guy Jack is. You're a lucky girl, too.

    Please make sure you post photos of that fat book!!!

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  6. What a summer storm you had! The photographs are wonderful.....especially the one with the hail collecting in the planter. Never thought of fixing a drink and letting nature be my "bartender".....what creativity!
    Happy Tuesday!
    ~Allie

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  7. Ah i love your pictures! there amazing! i tried taking rainy pictures at the lake this weekend but they did not turn out as amazing as urs :( and Jack Jack's comment makes me giggle..thats so him! i love and miss you guys!
    Marissa

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  8. Hey Leslie,
    Yup!! Your Grandma knows how to strike a pose in her bathing costume For sure!!! So cool!

    Didn't realize you had hail today. It looks like you poured a bag of ice in your planter! Was your car and roof alright?
    Nice to talk to you tonight. Have fun working on your pages tomorrow!!!
    xo
    Constance

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  9. oh Granny is SOOOOOOOOO cute - she looks a wee bit familiar too

    oh those fat books - not to worry - you always do it and so love - i - ly too...

    xox - eb.

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