Slowly but surely I'm getting my studio space in working order. It's been two years in the making, and something I dreamed of for years. Yet I'm finding the transition from coffee table to legit work space a little disconcerting. I think it's a commitment thing. Not my forte, but I have exhausted every excuse … Continue reading 142 Days of Prompts
Dovetail West - Downtown Staunton Check out my new digs! New job. New industry. New skills. And closest I've gotten to applying my art training to a paying job. It just took 30 years to get here. I am a late bloomer. It's been three weeks now, and I'm slowly getting the hang of what … Continue reading New Skills
I've written this before. More than once. And as I've declared in the past, I really mean it this time. When I began this blog so many years ago, I did not know what to do with it. I'm pretty sure my first post read something like "I have a blog. Now, what do I … Continue reading I’m Not Done Yet
As with every other house project, this patio is not complete but I am DONE. At least for a while. It was not an ideal summer for this particular project, but I went with what I had. There are a few edges that need to be finished, a lot more sand to add to the … Continue reading Final-ish Patio
My summer o' landscaping is off to to dubious start. Aside from doing loads of weeding and mulching, my plan for the summer is to put in a side patio. Lowe's had a great Memorial Day sale on pavers, so I ordered everything I needed to be delivered the following week. And then came the … Continue reading Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I
I have been fascinated by genetics from the moment I first understood its meaning. I like the idea that we are created from a template, versus a random assortment of characteristics. Very orderly. And who doesn't love the fact that they can blame all of their biological shortcomings on their parents? Which means OF COURSE … Continue reading Where I’m From
Another successful breeding season for my beloved robins. Hoping for a repeat next year!