Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Use It Or Lose It!

I think we all are aware that if you have a space that you never use, nature will take it over. That concept played out in true form in my garage studio this spring. One morning, while searching for something in what I thought was MY space, I was greeted with the following scene:

I had to do a double take. The sparrows had decided that a box, which I'd turned on its side to use as a shelf, would be a perfect spot for their nest.
As I drew closer to it, I had to admire that, although messy, there was a certain beauty about it with all the collected and varied materials. Well, it was much like a collage.
These are styrofoam blocks into which I had carved relief designs for stamping. I stored them in that cardboard box. This is where the the whole "use it or lose it" notion comes in.

Fortunately, upon close inspection, I was able to note that there were no eggs or baby birds and I felt comfortable in removing the nest and reclaiming my space. This time, though, I placed the box on its bottom and sealed the top closed. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Accident

I got lucky with this one. While this graceful doe was just across the lagoon from our backyard, it was still difficult to see her in my view finder and even harder still when I zoomed in. I was also completely unaware that her reflection was visible in the water.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Maria Lucia & Her Bunny

I'm long overdue in posting this photo. This is my dear friend, Mary Beth and her sweet new baby, Maria Lucia, whom I've yet to meet. When I heard that her nursery was to be pink and green, I couldn't resist doing this bunny up as a Tangy Zoodle just for her room.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

House In Old Key West

"House In Old Key West" - enhanced digital photo
Although I haven't been to Key West in eight years, photos live on forever. Last time I was there I snapped a lot of the typical clapboard houses that are so much a part of my memory of the Key West I knew from the 60's and 70's.

This is the "before" photo.