Who have you inspired lately...

My sister sent me these cards,
the past four months we have talk
about stuff we haven't talk about in years,
or ever talked about, ways I feel about stuff,
ways she feels about stuff!

This life I am living is not easy, and has not been easy!

Last week the conversations got alot deeper,
she saw and heard a deep piece of my heart,
two days later I got these cards, not one,

I was completely knocked off my feet!

Life is hard for all of us, who have you inspired lately?

Where did you leave off?

June 18, grab my calendar,
a day I blogged for the first time in a month.
Secretly from that day,
I challenged myself,
blogging each day for a solid month...

I was to do this regardless of what got in my way!

Jump start, the first part of the challenge
went great, topics begin to pop out of no where.
Unfortunately, on July 10th, eight days from the end
of the challenge, I realized there was no blog for the 9th,
for what ever reason, there after my computer had to pay a visit
to the doctor!

Just how I feel in life, some days... things always tend
to get in the way! When life gets hard for me
or the ones around me, I personally have to find
that enter strength to keep on keeping on!

Do you set challenges for yourself?
Do things get in your way?
Do you give up?
Or do you continue on, even through the troubles?

Great Grandparents House

This is my daddy's side of the family,
that's me in the pink shorts, front row,
arms cross, I remember this day perfectly!

Every other Sunday we would travel
about an hour from my childhood home,
give or take, to my great grandparents...

Lots of memories...

So this week, mother and I,
along with my kids, set out to find
this old house.

Mother warned me the night before,
when we were finalizing plans to drive out,
the house might not be there anymore.

What? your just now telling me this, we have
talked about doing this for months now. I never dreamed
it wouldn't be there...

We find the road, after passing it,
turn around, start down it,
in that moment... I knew this was the

So I hop out of the truck
get my camera ready, the first two
pictures are what you see when you
start down the road, look at the moss,
hanging from the trees, as a child I loved that stuff!

So we round the corner,
there it was...

I couldn't believe it, it was still standing...
I felt like alittle kid again, who lost something
special and found it!

The other side view, see to the right of the picture
a tree, that looks broke off, weeds are something
growing in the top of it, well that's the tree
we are all standing in front of in the old picture
at the top of this blog, it's broke off!

After looking and viewing, the kids asking
hundreds of questions, I was worried if someone lived
in there they might come flying out with a gun or something,
so we would drive off and come back, taking more pictures.

Mother already said if she saw someone, she was to
talk to them, even if it was from across the street.
But we were done, I turn the vehicle around.

I spot a lady, sure enough it was the lady across the street,
walking out, as we are about to drive off, leaving, ending our trip!

Mother jumps out before I can even stop the truck...
the lady was so nice, she owns the old house, uses it for
storage, we talked about old times, it's been at least twenty years,
the lady knew all about my family, mother teared up,
it was kinda sad, it was good times with my daddy!

Remember back in the spring I shared pictures of trees
I talked about my grandmother driving me to the county,
this was the house...

p.s. the lady told us Katrina blew the tree in half...
p.s.s. mother has moss now in her trees, just like in the trees here
it's not the same...

Wait patiently with me

When I want something,
I am the type of person who wants it right then and there,
quickly I remind myself of patiences,
so while I am practicing patiences
this time, I'll let you
look at what I have been looking
at for weeks...

a copy of what my editor has in her hands...Daddy's Briefcase

I know in the end it's going to be worth it,
not only for me but YOU as well...sSSHh...don't tell
but somedays I just want to run, say forget it!

how's your patiences?
how do you handle patiences?
does it pay off?
what have you been patient about?

I've been left on my toes
with my eyes wide open,
to continue my patiences not
only on this project but on a daily basis
in every angle of my life.

First hand...

after applying plaster to a canvas

days later, dry plaster, start painting

next stage of painting


words through out this painting:



Life, circle of life


I was inspired to do this painting, by my own life!
It keeps me beating, going each day...

A room with books is a room full of friends...

These are a few random books you will find in my home library,
some have been read
some have not been read
some will be read
some will not be read
some have been read halfway
some have not been read halfway
some will be read halfway
some will not be read halfway
but I consider them all my friends, inspiration!

do you see your book among these...?
do you see a book you have read among these...?
do you see a book among these you have?

Talent gone...

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

Proud American...

"And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me."
~Lee Greenwood

Make mistakes...

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
~Scott Adams

Black and White photo's...

"When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!"
~Ted Grant

Worst enemy...

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
~Sylvia Plath