Wednesday, March 19

Fun with polymer clay

I had such fun with these guys last weekend, putting together puzzles and making creatures from polymer clay.Brady's favorite was this frog. (His eye is missing in this photo [the frog's, not Brady's], but it was replaced shortly after the picture was taken.)Brett's favorite was this penguin from the movie "Surf's Up." Not bad work for their first clay adventure!The rest of their creations.

Tuesday, March 11

Doors

National Tobacco Company building
Napier, New Zealand


“Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?”

Elizabeth and Frank have issued a challenge for folks to view doors as art. Check out the doors on their sites and then follow these links for a delightful journey.

Constance at Rochambeau
Ambera at Ambera Wellman
Jennifer at Art, Words, Life
Joanne at Thistledown Arts
Eric at Eric Orchard
Jack at Jack Riddle
Christine at Christine Mercer-Vernon
Faye at Faye Christian Phillips
Britt-Arnhild at Britt-Arnhild's House In the Woods
Kate & Roger at The Skophammers
Terry at Terry Rafferty Paintings and Drawings
Barbara at Ramblings From An English Garden
Pam Aries at Art and Soul
Mary at Just Painting
Some Pink Flowers at Some Pink Flowers
Rima at The Hermitage
Merisi at Vienna for Beginners
Paz at Paz's New York Minute
Down Under Dale at DownUnderDale
The Aesthete at An Aesthete's Lament
Mari at Camera On Board
Maryam at My Marrakech
Willow at Willow's Cottage
Ari at Typo Blog
Lea at Tales From the Labyrinth
Stephanie at Rodrigvitz Style
Madelyn at Persisting Stars
Karen at Artsortments
Barrie at Barrie Summy
Claudia at Claudia SchmidPhotography
Sue at The Magic Armchair Traveller
Gemma at Greyscale Territory
Laura at Amongst the Oaks
Sara at Come Away With Me
Lala at My Castle in Spain
Irina at Moscow Daily Photo
Jill at Jill's World
Julie at Virtual Voyage
Julia Rose at Verdigris Rose
Neulekirppu at Neulekirppu's Weblog

Sunday, March 2

Road trip . . .

It seems that these days always find me in search of a photo op, so Saturday we jumped in the car and headed down to Delaware's tidal salt marshes via the state's delightful Route 9.
Our first stop was the sleepy little town of Taylor's Bridge, where I found two things of interest -- the Taylor's Bridge School, which hasn't been used as a school house since 1949. These days the building serves as the town's community center. And the Reedy Island Rear Range Lighthouse. The lighthouse is currently automated and the old lightkeeper's dwelling burned in 2002, leaving just the wooden barn you see in this picture.

Next we drove on to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Leipsic where we found thousands of snow geese taking advantage of the park's 12,000 acres of tidal marshes and briny swaps. And this beautiful fat fox hoping for an easy dinner.It was with a heavy heart that we left the area at sunset, but we will be back!