Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pen Pals

Mixed Media Painting By Susan Roden
In 2009, when I first began blogging, a whole new world opened up for me which consisted of making virtual friends of many talented female artists from all over the world. It was so exciting to meet all these positive upbeat women who were so encouraging of one another and of me.

Once I became semi-comfortable with blogging, I joined the world of Facebook and found these same women there as well! Oh, happy day! And the friendships grew stronger and continued.

And out of the blue, just a couple of days ago, one of these virtual friends, whom I've never met in person, asked me for my mailing address so she could send me one of her creations which I had admired. I was tickled but couldn't imagine which painting because I pretty much admire everything she creates.

Today I received a package wrapped in plain brown paper which pleased me to no end. And indeed I remembered the piece which Susan had created some time ago. I just love it! I wonder what the shy, quiet and mysterious woman, trying to hide behind the shininess of gold leaf, is thinking and what secrets she's trying to keep from the rest of the world.

Susan Roden, thank you so much for your gift! And the rest of you should check out her artwork, too, which you can do by going to this link:  Susan Roden

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cover Girl!

I accidentally got discovered by the publisher of our local subdivision magazine, "Southbridge Life." It's really quite a nice magazine and its pretty glossiness is delivered to all the households in Southbridge (1,000+) once a month. This is my second cover and I'm quite thrilled about it. :D

"Southbridge Life" June 2014 edition

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Good Morning, I Love You!

"Good Morning, I Love You" - Enhanced Digital Photo
Adapted from my Art Of The City album, this photo of a charming cup of morning latte is one of my favorites. I need another NYC fix!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pajama Day

It's truly hard for me to slow down; and it's especially difficult for me to stop. I don't know when I became that way because as a young adult, I always felt as though I was a bit lazy. Somehow that all changed and I very rarely make the time to read a good book or just sit on the deck and contemplate nature. This is not good. One way I've thought of to help slow myself down a bit is to declare one day a week as Pajama Day. The theory is that I stay in my pajamas all day, thus taking it easy and theoretically never leaving the house. 
"Pajama Day" - Enhanced Digital Photo

In reality, I haven't totally succeeded in this. I usually succumb to more civilized urges and get dressed in the early afternoon. But... I'm making progress. Hopefully this week I can make it go a whole day!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Still Life With Pie

"Still Life With Pie" - Enhanced Digital Photo
This certainly falls under the heading of "simple pleasures." Pie for breakfast with a good cup of coffee. In this case a lemon/coconut custard impossible pie. Impossibly delicious!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

On Tap

On my most recent visit to my favorite coffee shop on River Street, I noticed that they also serve some of my favorite beers. 

"On Tap" - Enhanced Digital Photo