Saturday, April 12, 2014

Focus On Life A Moment of Focus


April's Topic: Moments
Week Fifteen: A Moment of Focus
Allowing yourself to focus on one moment, one subject. 
A crisp, clear moment of focus.


Spring has been a long time coming to our area. Yesterday I saw that our Ornamental Pear had bloomed.
These blooms don't stick around long so I chose to capture this moment in time before the blooms faded away.

And I couldn't resit showing these tiny leaf buds on the crab tree.


Be sure to check Sally's blog to see more.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Some Earrings

I enjoy making earrings. They come together quickly and I like that.
You may have seen some of these before. But if you are like me, you need a little nudge and inspiration to get to your bead table. And for me, making earrings often leads to making a bracelet or necklace.

'Orange You Happy'
Orange polymer beads from Too Aquarius 
Tiny spacers from Marshall Jodie etsy
Yellow Czech beads from Arte Bella Surplus
Earwires from Missficklemedia

'Asian Temple'
Lampwork beads from Twinstar
Vintaj components.

'Flight of the Dragonfly'
Beaded beads from Kristens Bead Journey
Spacer beads from Studio Jules
Enameled drops  Bead Swede

'Little Garden' 
Polymer beads from  Tree Wings Studio
glass flower beads  Curious Bead Shop
Vintaj earwires.

'Sage Meadow'
enameled beads
Lampwork Beads 
Czech Beads

Ilsa Cosumel


'St Croix'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

30 Words Thursday Track Season


Track season
We love watching our daughter compete
that's her in the red 
 the 300 meter hurdles
waiting for the gun to go off
her last race of the day


Honestly I chose this photo because I liked how the setting sun intensified the colors.
Click the photo and you'll see what I mean.



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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
 Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.
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30 Words Thursday: Grab an image (preferably one you shot or one you have permission to use). Write exactly 30 Words (no more, no less). Post it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winner Winner Lucky Me

I'm very late it showing the goodies I received from Suzette at Ellie's Bijoux.
The beads are from the Cousin Corporation Line. 
Thanks Suzette for the great giveaway!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Focus on Life Morning Moments


For April our assignments will be all about capturing moments.  
This week it is about our morning moments
that quiet routine that starts the day
the mad dash to get the kids out the door
the 3am feeding
that first cup of coffee

Whether I go to work at my part time job or not, my morning routine is most always the same.

Watching the local news and weather with a bowl of cheerios


Followed by the Today Show

Not very exciting, but that's the way it is.

Hop on over to Sally's Blog to see other morning moments.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

30 Words Thursday Explore


Dry creek bed
 begging  to be explored
shells and fossils 
and if you are lucky you might find an arrowhead
get out and explore
you will be happy you did


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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
 Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.
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30 Words Thursday: Grab an image (preferably one you shot or one you have permission to use). Write exactly 30 Words (no more, no less). Post it.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Focus On Life At Eye Level


For the last Saturday of March we are to check out what's going on at eye level.  From where we stand, sit, Kneel or lay: take a look around at your surroundings and capture what's at eye level.

I sit at my desk a lot. It's the hub of everything I do for  the business side of my jewelry business,all my volunteer work, catching up on email and blogs etc. And though you can't tell from the photo I have a great view out two double-hung windows. It's fun to see what's going on outside ,watching birds flit here and there, kids walking to and from the school bus, and people running or walking on a nice day.


You can see I have two monitors which is so handy for all the stuff I do.

Go check out Sally's blog to see more eye level photos.