Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New camera lens.....

Playing with my new Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

The dark wintery days are difficult for me.  I find myself wanting to take a nap by late morning. It's the lack of light. I don't function very well without it.
We had a windstorm here on the island yesterday and it was so dark and stormy that the streetlights in front of my house actually came on. Hibernation time for me. I parked myself in my favorite chair for the afternoon and watched out the window as the wind blew just emptied trash cans down the street. I went out later to retrieve said trash can and found that it's completely dissappeared! I was able the lid but the can is gone!

I bought a new lens for my camera as a birthday gift to myself. I've been playing around with it and taking some photos in natural light, (when there is some that is....). I so admire those who are creative with a camera. I struggle. I read everything I can find on the subject and I do practice but not nearly enough. I never think to take my camera with me when I go somewhere. I think that's probably because I'm not good at all at taking photos of people. I just don't know how to get those candid shots. I need to practice more you say........ yes I do. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

No more snow please!

"Eye Heart You" pendant new in my Etsy shop!

Cabin fever is rampant in my house this week. I'm going to get out of the house tomorrow if I have to use snowshoes!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Big snow!

Purse pendants MADE TO ORDER here.

Winter has turned it up a notch here in western Washington. It's rare that we get more than a skiff of snow at any one time but a storm dropped about 10 inches on us early today and more is expected tonight and tomorrow. It's very pretty to look at but I'm really not that into snow. I hope it doesn't last too long.

Friday, January 13, 2012


A few Valentine hearts in my Etsy shop today!

Chilly today and through the weekend. Chance of snow. I need a roaring fire and a cuppa hot chocolate before I make some more Valentine hearts.....

Sunday, January 8, 2012


My youngest son Michael's birthday is today and the whole family gathered at Norm's Place last night to help him celebrate. (Why can't I remember to take photos?) We all had a great time catching up and listening to karaoke with Tony and many other talented as well as "enthusiastic" singers. I am a little tired today but spending the day playing golf with some friends. The sun is supposed to shine and the temp should be mild enough that we shouldn't have to wear too many layers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


"Secret Spice" bracelet. New in my Etsy shop.

In case you didn't know, my favorite color is RED. I have always been drawn to red. My kitchen was even red at one time. I'm talking GUMBALL red, (the acutal name of the paint color)!
Not everyone shares my love of bright color and so when I started thinking about a new bracelet in THESE colors I really wasn't sure how it would go over. But so far I'm getting a great response. Christmas is over but how about... cardinal red with tomato red, coral, cotton candy pink and.....veridian green. I love it!  I may have to make another bracelet like this to keep for myself.