Grandpa’s Watercolors

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” -Pablo Piccaso- journal entry: Grandpa is always in the background doing something.  If he isn’t building he is digging up.  If he isn’t fixing he is tearing out.  In between all of his work and toil and kindness to others . …

Collage Photography

“Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.” -Confucious- journal entry: If I was a millionaire I would buy every magazine by Stampington and Company that has ever been published.  I especially love Where Women Create and the new publication Artful Blogging.  While I have a few Stampington magazines, I …

Grandma’s Cutting Garden

“Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” -Walt Whitman- journal entry: It is about this time of year that I love my cutting garden the most.  It is simply one long row of perennials planted alongside a fence.  The daisies bloom first …

Welcome To The Zoo

“Somebody told me that it is all happening at the Zoo. “ -Paul Simon- journal entry: I think I might have made a good kindergarten teacher.  Not so much that I knew things to teach but that I knew how to find things to laminate.  I am sure I could …

Please Stay For Dinner !

“By failing to prepare, one is preparing to fail.” -Benjamin Franklin- journal entry: Here is a GIANT rule.  Keep enough food on hand to prepare for the unexpected.  Not just the unexpected ‘bad times’ but the doorbell guests at dinnertime.   Or  those moments when Grandpa looks around for dinner and …