Where I stood..

On the front lawn, wondering, who decided that all suburbanites should grow this stuff?   Why is it the ideal to have row after row of manicured lawns?   Why is there so little variety?   I know, it’s because nothing feels like grass between your toes!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because ri

Bumble Bee Boogie Woogie

In our Runs With Scissors group we were given a hardware challenge.   Mary, bless her soul, bought a bunch of from Home Depot, and gave each of us an envelope containing many various   and unrelated items to make into some sort of art piece.   Mary is doing a wonderful job coming up with ideas for the group, but I think we shouldn’t let her buy the stuff for the challenges.   It was challenging, to say the least.

This is what I came up with.   Fortunately, my sister had given me a box-project based on the work of Joseph Cornell.   I could never decide what to do with it.   Then this challenge came along, and it was a perfect fit.

I chose the name Bumble Bee Boogie Woogie based on my inspirations for the piece.   Mondrian did a painting called Broadway Boogie Woogie, and there is a piano piece called Bumble Bee Boogie   by Jack Fina based on Rimskey Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee.

The domino was one of the pieces in the challenge.

The louvers are a paint stick, and the flower cut from a filtration mask.

I painted a piece of a white window shade for the background of this square.

I’m pretty happy with the piece, and happy it’s done!

Big Head Todd the cat update!!

I just took Big Head Todd the cat to my vet, and we lucked out!!   He had a chip in his neck!   He lives in Dearborn Heights, quite a distance for a cat, and he’s just been reported missing.   The vet couldn’t reach anyone by phone, but she’s sure she will and is keeping Big Head until his owners can come.   And don’t worry, Lynn, Big Head’s real name is Boots.

Does your pet have a chip in his or her neck?

Meet Big Head Todd

Big Head Todd got himself stuck in a tree yesterday.   Travis the mailman fished Big Head Todd out of the tree, but couldn’t take Big Head with him in the mail truck, and my husband happened to be along just then.   Well, Big Head Todd (that’s what I’m calling him because, you know, he has a big head) is in my sun room right now.   Rhythm and Harmony are very uncertain.   I have fliers posted, hoping someone will come along and claim Big Head, if not I have a lead on someone who may take him in.   Meanwhile, Big Head and I are becoming friends.