Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rainy Fall Days

It's that time of year and I haven't been taking any photos lately...except of crafting I've been doing. I keep thinking I should be taking my camera out with me when I go walking because I'm amazed at the number of flowers still blooming. Soon....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

On Being An Artiste

I think one of the things that holds me back artistically is the idea I grew up with that "artists starve" and what an artist does isn't really "useful to society". So there has been a little voice in my head telling me that I needed to limit myself to doing something "useful" so that I wouldn't starve.

I have been working through this idea and as awareness is the first step, I'm on my journey to allowing my inner artist to live and flourish and produce art.

To quiet the voice I hear telling me that I'm not "good enough" to be an artist, I often tell myself that I'm an "artiste" or an "artisan". Today I encountered the following quote which I need to turn into a poster for in my studio.

"Every artist was first an amateur."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Moody Rainy Day

What a beautiful moody rainy day this is today. In the photo, you can see the sun reflecting off of the bushes in the foreground while the sky behind the ferry is so dark and threatening. This is why I love my ever changing view. It keeps me entertained and smiling.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Eagle Alarm

A couple of mornings ago, I woke up to the screaching of eagles and looked out of my bedroom window to see this pair sharing the tree top. Barely awake, I ran downstairs to grab my camera before they flew away. How could I not love somewhere where I fall asleep to crashing waves and wake up to eagles?

For a larger view, click on the photo.

Thursday, October 04, 2007


This photo was taken about three weeks ago. It was a monumental day for first kayaking adventure in over two years. The day was grey and rainy but the water was absolutely flat...just what I needed. Though I wasn't moving with much speed, just getting into the kayak and out on the water again had my heart about ready to burst with the pleasure of it.