Monday, March 30, 2009

I've Looked at Clouds From Both Sides Now

Hands reaching out
A snow covered mountain

What a gorgeous day! Saturday was a lazy, restful day and the clouds were amazing. I had to do a little day dreaming, watching them drift by. What do these remind you of? Remember lying on your back in the grass and watching the clouds as a child. The grass was a little damp, so I laid on the bench on the patio and took this video.
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Clouds are one of my favorite subjects to paint. Here is a cloud picture that I painted several years ago of just before sunrise in front of our house.

Also, here is the most recent painting that I did for my DH's office.

Last weekend, when the family was here, my DIL took pictures around the farm. This picture of Maggie kissing Bella (or was she tasting her?) was so precious I had to post it. To see more of her beautiful photography check out Zebrainfusion.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Copper and Turquoise


I have managed to get a little work done amidst all of the disruptions of the past couple of weeks. Here is a new necklace that I made using one of the turquoise cabochons that I bought at the flea market.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Farewell to Wil

My father-in-law passed away Sunday evening after a long battle with cancer. All 10 of his children were there with him on the day that he died, though not all at the moment that he died, an amazing accomplishment.

Here is the obituary as it is posted on the funeral home website:
Dr. "Wil" Wilbur H. Scheitel, 78, well-known chiropractor, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Alive Hospice of Nashville after a long bout with cancer.

The family will visit with friends Saturday beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols concluding with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Lewis officiating. Members of Columbia Masonic Lodge #31 will conduct Masonic Rites following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville 37203. Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.

Born in Falls City, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Elmer Scheitel and Amelia Zimmerman Scheitel. He was a graduate of Falls City High School, Peru State Teachers’ College and Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. For several years, he taught high school in Norton, Kansas and coached football and basketball.

Dr. Scheitel came to Columbia and owned and operated Columbia Chiropractic Clinic for over 20 years. He also was former owner of Hillwood Chiropractic Center and founded and retired from Family Industrial Health Center.

Active in civic and community affairs, he was a member of the Rotary Club with 25 years of perfect attendance, was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, Columbia Masonic Lodge #31, Order of the Eastern Star, and the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Scheitel was a member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association, served as President, and in 2006 was honored as “Chiropractor of the Year” for over 50 years of practice and contributions to the field of chiropractic.

He will be greatly missed by all.





Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Moonlight Serenade

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After a snowy weekend last week, we had a mild weekend this past week and today I was wearing shorts and flip flops. It was delicious. Tonight the moon is full and the frogs and toads are performing a symphony in our front yard. Click on the video to hear the chorus. That will change tomorrow. Back to cold weather and rain. :-( The frogs will go back to sleep for a while.

I have managed to make a few new pieces from the items that I bought at the flea market. Here are some of the creations.

This necklace includes a jewel tintype from the 1800's

Inside the purse are little pieces of history.

This necklace is color enhanced turquoise and coral with polymer clay beads.

This is flattened spoons.

My jewelry will be at Silo Studio this Thursday for the monthly Studio Thursday show. If you are local and have the time, check it out. Shawn has been her usual creative self and there will be lots of her fun furniture and accessories for sale also.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Refueling Days

This has not been a very productive few days, but every once in a while one needs to refuel. That's what I've been doing and hopefully it will pay off with more productivity in the week to come.

Friday was the beginning of the refueling as I went to the flea market in Nashville with Shawn from Silo Studios. She is a flea market pro, while I am just a novice. I hadn't been in years, but I'm hooked and plan to go back often. I found a vendor with a wonderful selection of beads and stones and bought several and also a vintage leather change purse and some rusty old keys that will become a new necklace.
Saturday was a rest day and a visit to our son and daughter-in-law's house. By the time we left their house, it was starting to rain and snow. By late evening the snow was coming down fast. We woke the next morning to at least 8" of snow! That is very rare here to have that much snow.

Before lunch we got a call from my sister-in-law that they were bringing their kids to sled at our house.
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They live an hour away and had only had a sprinkling of snow so they headed to where there was plenty. We had a great afternoon with the kids, sleds, dogs, and ATV.
It was fun to play for a day and to have children around again. They bring life to where ever they go.

After I finish this post, I'm going to get to work....I promise.....really...