Saturday, September 5, 2009

If you need a laugh, watch this

This is way too funny and very cute! Enjoy!


I'm going to be here in a few days!

I can hardly contain myself, I'm so excited about this trip. I will get to go to the top of this mountain and hopefully take some wonderful pictures. Here is a little taste of how beautiful this place is. Enjoy!

I hope you are having a great holiday weekend. Nothing much so far here but that's just fine. A nice quite weekend at home. Chat with you later.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

We had a storm...

I'm so sorry for the telephone pole in the middle of the picture. This is not my best work but the sunrises after a storm here are amazing. So I'm showing the colors not any skill I might be gaining.

And this was the sky a little later that morning. I just love the blue and white of the sky!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I'll have some more for you soon. Have a good rest of your week.


Monday, August 31, 2009


I finally have some new stuff! And lots of gold and mixed metals - my favorite! The above is rose gold hoops, also available in yellow gold. Below is one of the mixed metals that features sterling silver, yellow gold and rose or pink gold.

I wanted to have more then just earrings so below is a tri-colored 'flower' with sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold.

I have these available in sterling silver but the picture below is the yellow gold version. I think I'm starting to get the hang of this gold soldering stuff! I love working with it!

A French hook version of the post tri-colored metals dangles from above. I think these in the post version are my favorites!

And last but not least I've got a new personalized pendant to show you. It has 4 sides so you can personalized it however you want. Below are just some examples. Okay wait maybe this one is my favorite, well I do like making them!

Thanks for stopping by! All of these are or will be soon available in my shop. I hope you are all having a good week.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Celebrating 50 years of statehood

Hawaii is celebrating 50 years of statehood today. There are celebrations all over the islands! I will be there in less then a month and I am so looking forward to it!

Sorry for the lack of posts as of late, lots going on here and hopefully I can share with you all soon. Have a wonderful weekend. Here are a few sets of pictures that are all about Hawaii: pre-statehood, before it was hot, surfing and Hawaii 5-0.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Desert Botanical Gardens is for the birds

Okay so not really but there are a lot of birds. Above is a Cactus Wren and below I think its a woodpecker. I got there as early as they open, 7AM to get these. There are lots of little creatures out and about that early on a Saturday morning. Some of the little creatures didn't want to stop and pose for me. Like the rabbits and quail. Maybe next time.

I hope you all had a good weekend. Bailey officially starts school in the morning, not just the jump start to kindergarten that she's been doing for the last 2 weeks. She is very excited! I'll post pictures sometime this week. Have a good week with whatever you have planned.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Full Moon

We had a full moon last night and I photographed it. Well I tried anyway. I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens and took a class on photographing the moon. We didn't get a chance to photograph any of the night blooming flowers. We did a little painting with light. The following photographs were done on a long exposure and then I took a flashlight and 'painted' the cactus with the light as the shutter was open. I so need some work but I think I'm going to have fun try this new technique out.

We had a few clouds last night but I love the way it looked as it lit up the clouds around. These we're also taken on a long exposure so the picture is still pretty dark but I like the effect.

And one last shot of the moon. I wish it hadn't been so hot that is my only complaint! It was still over 100 degrees at 9PM last night. I am so looking forward to the cooler weather. Well the weekend is coming. I hope I have time for some more enamel and maybe some more pictures of the desert!