Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hot Time... Summer in the City...

Day 28 in the July Photo Challenge is about what you can't get enough of.
I have a lot of responses for that.... but the easiest shot was a photo of one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants in the area.
Then on the 29th.... it was about "what I did today".
I actually spent some time in my art room. I wanted to clean it up....
but what often happens is I start using the stuff on my desk
to make a postcard or atc to send to someone.

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and enter her giveaway.

It ends August 7th, so don't delay!

My blog seems to be dragging lately...

come on cooler weather!

Monday, July 25, 2011

July Snapping!

Have you ever played in a monthly photo challenge with a theme?
They can be fun..... and I do like having a theme for my day.
But in the quest to satisfy the theme, you end up taking other shots that just happen...
so here are a few I've taken lately .... some satisfy the day's theme and some don't.... but I like them all.
...below is fabric for nursery curtains for my future granddaughter (due in December)....
Have you taken any summer shots I can come see?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

End of an era...

A little sadness in Houston today.
Hopefully these highly intelligent and gifted men and women in our space program won't go too far away...... we might need them again. Space Shuttle Atlantis landed back on earth today.... ending a thirty year program. Photo by Pierre Ducharme / Reuters

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My life is cropped

Don't you hate when people put sneak peeks of things on their blogs?
Me, too!
But I don't have anything going on that isn't either "not ready for publishing" or a "surprise" or just not presentable yet!
The QB5 (side bar) has a swap going on that is due to be mailed soon...
so that's what the above picture is for... just to torment them.
and below is simply today's picture in the July Flickr group I told you about previously.

Hopefully I'll have something blog worthy soon.....

but don't hold your breath.

Oh...and the reviews for the movie

Snowflower and the Secret Fan

have not been good.
Apparently the book has been changed a good bit.
Read the book.... you'll love it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When Your Favorite Book Becomes A Movie...

I loved this book! I only know a few people that have read it....
Tonight I was reading Bazaar magazine (it's my nod to a fashion attempt)
and there was an article about the movie!
I didn't know it was going to be a movie...
how did I miss that?
It hits theatre (note the absence of an s) on 7/15.
On 7/29 it hits theatre (again) in my city.
I do not live in a small town.
All I have to say is this....
if you live where it's showing,
you need to go and then tell me how it is.
It better make it to theatreS in my area!!!!
Finally this summer............. a reason to go to the movies!!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

July continues...

at least the photos of it continue..... Above was yesterday..... bold bright colors.... when was the last time you used a crayon? and below is today's theme.......... the sky..... this is my sky today in my front yard in Texas -->

My sky doesn't rain..... not for a long time....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Photo A Day.....

I'm participating in Natalea's July Photo A Day Event over here.... You have to post a photo each day with a particular theme found in the list at the Group site. You should play, too!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Hot 4th!

Don't let the heat get to you this weekend!
It's always hot on the 4th of July where I live....
But this year it's a bit worse... We are in an "extreme drought"....
Fireworks are banned in most areas.
We can still have some professional fireworks shows.... which is all I ever partake in any way!
Stay safe and enjoy!
Keep a CLEAR head!
Texture in top photo from Kim Klassen!