Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012




Either of the two moments in the year when the Sun's apparent path is farthest north or south from Earth's Equator.

This year winter solstice was Dec 21.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Time

 Created for Sunday Postcard Art challenge and you.
Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Layers and Texture

Textures and Layers

Petoos Designs
Sharing Tubes

Both of these sites have so many fabulous freebies.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

French Pantin Harlequin Doll


Pantin is the French word for Jumping-Jack Puppet and these type of dolls were popular in Europe from the 1700's till the early 1900's. Originally such dolls were made of wood or a pressboard material then later they were made simply of paper. The "Jumping-Jack part of the dolls comes from how they are assembled and the strings used to help the puppets: move, jump, dance.

E K Duncan, Finecrafted and Google.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The hostess of Collage Obsession lives in Finland and this is
the darkest time of their year.   She chose the theme Darkness.

Finecrafted Designs, Rubyblossom

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sew Vintage

Me sew?  Heavens to Betsy no!  I took sewing in
high school and I can do the basics....the very basic of basics.
I do love fabrics.  At one time I used a seamtress.  It was like 
being in a candy shop when I went to choose my fabrics.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Steampunk Christmas

It's a Steampunk Christmas

Image Credits - Krystal & Sandy

No snow here or even any trains.  
There was service here in times past.  

The Myrtle Beach Train Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places after the public fought to keep the building from being demolished.  Built in 1937, the Depot was restored and re-opened in 2004 and is available for events and gatherings.  The Train Depot is a popular place for wedding receptions, birthday parties, family reunions and club activities.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

By the Sea

This beach scene could be right near me.  I live about 1 mile from
the beach here in Myrtle Beach SC.

Lately, I've been following the great white shark Mary Lee who has
been meandering up and down our coastline.  Right now she is
off the coast of Pawleys Island which is 2 1/2 miles down the road
from me.  

Mary Lee being tagged with GPS.

Following Mary Lee

The red circle shows her right near Pawleys Island SC.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Garden Arch

Gothic Arch

OK, stretch your imagination because my arch isn't
exactly Gothic.   

Sharing Tubes and Sheyzz Toybox

Sigh....I wish this were my garden.  Right now mine is a mess
of leaves.   The bright golden leaves are falling merrily from
our huge Hickory tree covering everything in sight.
I guess you know what is on my to do list.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Charlie Chaplin


Charlie Chaplin was the inspiration photo for this challenge.
I decided to go with that, especially, since not to long ago I
watched Robert Downey Jr. do a fabulous job playing him
in the movie Chaplin.

Doing my research I stumbled upon this interesting tidbit....

"Lost Chaplin film discovered in $5 can bought on eBay"

"In 2009 the vendor Morace Park bought a battered cinema reel tin from an online auction site. Once he eventually opened the tin it revealed a roll of film entitled ‘Charlie Chaplin in Zepped’."

"No Buyer for Chaplin Film at Auction"
New York Times, June 30, 2011

Monday, December 3, 2012

Paris Postcard

Mail Art

I wish I had sent this from Paris.

The fabulous fashion sketches were used in Banana Republic ads
for their Anna Karenina Collection.
I think they are fabulous.

I've not been fortunate enough to visit Paris but my daughter has.
Here are just a few photos from her 2007 trip.
Traveling on the bullet train
OMG! she's missing the scenery.

Shakespeare and Co. bookstore.  This is right across the street from
their hotel which also overlooked Notre Dame.

My favorite picture of the Eiffel Tower.

A street lined with local shops.

 See more of Susan and Will's Paris adventures, here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Baubles

SPA has begun their December Christmas challenges.
Our first weekly challenge is Baubles.

I found this beautiful image at Studio Manu.