Showing posts from September, 2014

My Instagram Feed

Pool Selfie
I've taken lots of photos over the years, and never had anyone but my husband and daughter to show them to,  but since I found Instagram I've enjoyed sharing my pics with people all over the globe. I also get to see the "scrapbooks" of exotic, weird, and beautiful things from folks like me. I also like that Instagram doesn't offer room for a lot of talk. Just pure enjoyment of images. So here are a few photos from my feed in recent weeks. If you want to see more, you can follow me at:
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Mushrooms from Camp McDowell, AL

Fresh-poured metal from Alabama Folk School

Storm over Birmingham, AL

Worn-out Chairs

From the old door collection next door to Red Dot

White Still-Life Day at Red Dot  (see more of this event at

My Other Blog is a Rolls Royce

I'm finally announcing my new blog, Without a Net. It will offer more in-depth information about my paintings, and will include features about people and organizations I find fascinating. The blog you're reading now will remain more of a personal scrapbook, and Without a Net will be a venue for my writing with plenty of art, humor, and connectivity with others.

Kid Art at Camp McDowell

I couldn't help taking photos of the murals and standing art around Camp McDowell during my recent guitar workshop weekend. Nothing more to say except it looks like fun, and I know the kids that did it will never forget working on such big and bold art work.

Guitar Weekend at Alabama Folk School

This past weekend I took a guitar workshop with the incredible Herb Trotman at the Alabama Folk School in Nauvoo, Alabama. I came away with sore fingers, loads of fun memories, and enough guitar theory and things to practice to last until next year. I also hiked, watched a metal pour, and got to see the mosaic student's completed work.  
This fellow sat outside my door all day Saturday.

An old chair on a porch.

A bee on a flower.

Looking up at Big Leaf Magnolias. 

The metal pour.

Right after the aluminum is poured into the molds.

The metal student's work.

Some of the mosaic student's work.

Close-up of mosaic student's work.


I passed around my camera to guests at the opening of DECADE, Red Dot's 10th Anniversary student/teacher exhibition. The impromptu photographers came up with a nice portfolio. More to see at my Flickr album.

Pre-Show Sales!

These are paintings I finished in the last few months. Three sold today, all in anticipation of our upcoming opening this Saturday at Red Dot. I am in the process of titling them, a very fun endeavor indeed. 



Frames in the Making

Scott is making frames for my artwork in his makeshift wood shop: our carport. We're gearing up for DECADE, opening this Saturday at Red Dot. Come see his masterpieces around my artwork.